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DeLoatch Named a Famous Former by Girl Scouts

DeLoatch Named a Famous Former by Girl Scouts

Interim Provost Sandra J. DeLoatch is being recognized by the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast as a Girl Scout Famous Former. The designation honors outstanding women leaders that are former Girl Scouts. DeLoatch will also be profiled in the Council’s 100th anniversary calendar. Earlier this year, the Girl Scout Council presented DeLoatch with the Thanks Badge, the highest award an adult Girl Scout can earn from the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast. Additionally, the Girl Scout Council created the Dr. Sandra DeLoatch Science, [...]



Search Underway for Provost and VP for Academic Affairs

 Norfolk State University President Tony Atwater has launched a search for a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. The provost is a key member of the senior leadership team and will serve as the University’s chief academic officer. NSU Chief of Staff Deborah Fontaine is chair of the search committee and will serve as a non-voting member. Named to the search committee are Carray Banks, chair, Department of Technology; Jean Braxton, dean, School of Education; Geoffroy de LaForcade, associate professor of history and [...]



Biometrics Authentication Changing I.D. Process

Biometrics Authentication Changing I.D.  Process

In this 21st century of global information, there is an ever-growing need to authenticate individuals. Biometrics-based authentication is emerging as a reliable method that can overcome serious limitations of the traditional automatic personal identification technologies. Biometric recognition, or biometrics, refers to the automatic identification of a person based on his/her anatomical (e.g., fingerprint, iris) or behavioral (e.g., signature) characteristics or traits. This method of identification offers several advantages over traditional methods involving ID cards (tokens) or PIN numbers (passwords) for various reasons: (i) the person [...]



NSU Helps Move “Invisibility Cloaking” Forward

Imagine a friend tells you that they just painted their kitchen “blue.” You might ask if it’s Navy Blue, Sky Blue or Turquoise. But if they told you they painted a wall “black,” you wouldn’t have any such questions. There’s only one shade of black, right? Wrong. At least if work being conducted by Mikhail Noginov, Ph.D., at the NSU Center for Materials Research continues to evolve. Noginov and his colleagues, including Professor Evgeni E. Narimanov of Purdue University, who has proposed the concept, are [...]



Health Initiative Uses Innovative Approach

Norfolk State University has launched a new and innovative initiative titled “Achieving Sustainable Health Empowerment III: A Comprehensive Health and Wellness Initiative at NSU” (A.S.H.E. III). The initiative, which is geared towards women’s health on campus and in the community, has three primary components: the promotion of overall health; HIV/AIDS education, including prevention; and ending violence against women. This program is the first multi-tiered, multi-agency health and wellness program designed for a campus setting. This unique approach may serve as a model for other Historically [...]