16th Annual Fisk Research Symposium (FRS)

April 9-10, 2014

Call for Abstracts

All Students (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Honor, & Graduate)and Faculty Members are invited to submit abstracts

Abstracts Due: March 21, 2013

Friday, March 21, 2014: Abstracts Due (MS Word format, 250 words) [Abstract Form ]

Friday, March 28, 2014: Acceptance Notification

Sunday, April 6, 2014: Poster Submission for Printing (PPT or PDF format)
You cannot use Poster Printing Facility after due date.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014   Research Presentations

9 am –  4 pm Posters Display

                     Appleton Room of Jubilee Hall

11  am- 4 pm Oral Presentations

                      Appleton, Gold and Blue Rooms of Jubilee Hall & TBD

12  pm- 1 pm Poster Presentations       

                      Appleton Room of Jubilee Hall

12 pm-1 pm Art Exhibition

                    Aaron Douglas Gallery (3rd Floor, Franklin Library)

4pm- 5 pm Research Keynote- Dr. Juan E. Gilbert


Thursday, April 10, 2014

1:00 p.m. Honors Convocation - Fisk Memorial Chapel

                  Keynote Presentation - Dr. Juan E. Gilbert

                  Distribution of Awards

3:00 p.m. Reception for Honorees and Scholarship Donors – Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery

Submit Abstracts:  http://tinyurl.com/frs2014
For additional information, please contact Dr. Sajid Hussain at


  • General Chairperson:  Provost Princilla Evans Morris
  • Program Chairperson: Dr. Sajid Hussain
  • Steering Committee: Drs. Arnold Burger, Lean’tin Bracks, W. Eugene Collins, Leslie Collins, Alicia Henry, Lee Limbird, Cathy Martin, Reavis Mitchell, Steven Morgan, Lei Qian & Dani Smith
  • Administrative Staff: Ms. Marian Burns, Ms. Blanchie Dobson, Mrs. Mabel Dumenyo & Ms. Gladys Truss


  1. Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Scheduled for August 21
  2. Fisk University English Majors Selected for Summer Research Programs
  3. Fisk Fundraising Increases Counter HBCU Philanthropy Stereotypes
  4. Dr. Arnold Burger recognized by American Vacuum Society
  5. National Research Program Selects Fisk University Student for Summer Research Program
  6. Baccalaureate Service Speaker: Reverend Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook
  7. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address at Fisk University
  8. Tanya Torres named 2017-2018 Student Government Association President
  9. Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management to Speak at Fisk University for The Executive Series
  10. 4th Annual I-Develop Business Week Expo
  11. Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr. Named 16th President of Fisk University
  12. Fisk University to Host 88th Annual Spring Arts Festival
  13. Carl Van Vechten and Aaron Douglas (Temporarily Closed for Installs)
  14. UNCF Career-Prep Tour Set To Visit Fisk University
  15. President of Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau to Speak at Fisk University for the Executive Series
  16. Fisk University Qualifies for Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship
  17. The Fisk Jubilee Singers® to be Honored by Nashville Ballet with Synergy Award
  18. CNN Political Analyst and Attorney Bakari Sellers to Speak at Fisk University
  19. Fisk University to Host Conference Basketball Tournament
  20. Joelle Phillips, President of AT&T Tennessee Announced as Lecturer for The Executive Series at Fisk University
  21. Fisk University Student Organization Awarded Funding To Expand Computing Group for Students
  22. Gary Garfield, Retired Executive Chairman, President, and CEO of Bridgestone Americas, Inc to Speak at Fisk University for the Executive Series
  23. Fisk University partners with community arts organizations for Civil Rights Movement Celebration Concert
  24. Fisk University awarded $1 million grant from UNCF® Career Pathways Initiative
  25. Fisk University to host Christmas at Fisk Holiday Concert
  26. Fisk University to establish Sports Hall of Fame
  27. Fisk University and Ivy Tech Community College announce transfer agreement
  28. The Department of Arts and Languages presents the Fall 2016 Humanities Workshop
  29. Civil Rights activist Diane Nash to deliver keynote address for Fisk University Jubilee Day Convocation
  30. Fisk Jubilee Singers® Exhibit
  31. Fisk University to launch The Executive Series for Nashville Top Executives
  32. Fisk University Awarded $452,000 from National Science Foundation
  33. Jubilee Day Heritage Concert
  34. Powernomics Corporation of America founder to speak at Fisk University for Lecture Series
  35. Author and Former U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Chairwoman to speak at Fisk University as part of Fisk Lecture Series
  36. Ebenezer Armah Receives BDPA Foundation Scholarship
  37. Author Mary Frances Berry to Speak at Fisk University for Lecture Series
  38. Christmas at Fisk
  39. Alicia Henry Named 2016 Winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art
  40. Hildateri Parks Smith '02 Named Principal of McGavok Elementary School
  41. Darlean Martin '18 Accepted into University of Oklahoma Structural Biology Research Program
  42. Fisk University to Participate in Interfaith Community Service Campus Challenge
  43. From the Desk of President Frank L. Sims
  44. Upcoming Events
  45. In Memoriam
  46. Sirius XM Radio Host Joe Madison to Speak at Fisk University for Fisk Lecture Series
  47. Fisk University Awarded $404,000 Grant from Army Research Office for Defense Research
  48. Fisk University Welcomes Fullbright Scholar to Faculty
  49. Inaugural Talented Tenth Gala and Awards Ceremony to be Held to Support Fisk Scholarships
  50. Fisk Faculty Members to Collaborate with Local Artists for Community Art Exhibit
  51. Kayla Elliot '10 Receives Southern Education Foundation Fellowship
  52. Giovanni to Receive Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Virginia
  53. Inaugural Talented Tenth Gala and Awards Ceremony Held to Support Fisk Scholarships
  54. Stephanie Woodson '10 Named ZETA of the Year
  55. Dr. Carlton Maxwell '02 Delivers 2016 Commencement Address at University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
  56. Mathew Knowles '75 Receives Doctorate From Cornerstone Christian Bible College
  57. We Invite You to Show Your Support for Fisk by Making a Generous Gift to the Fisk Fund by June 30th
  58. Dearly Departed
  59. C. Orlandus Majors '87 Named First Vice President and Relationship Manager of INS Bank
  60. From the Desk of President Frank L. Sims
  61. New Student Orientation Fall 2016
  62. Student Victor Vinson Awarded the U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to Study Abroad
  63. United Negro College Fund to Award $50K Planning Grant to Fisk University
  64. Asher Turney, MD '99 Named to Nashville's Black 40 Under 40 by Stay On The Go Magazine
  65. Iral Davis Porter ’60 Honored by the National Medical Association
  66. Joyce Searcy '71 Receives Metro Nashville Community Service Award
  67. KAPPA GAMMA CHAPTER of ZETA PHI BETA Sorority Kicks Off 50th Year Anniversary Celebration
  68. Dearly Departed
  69. Around Campus
  70. Dearly Departed
  71. Around Campus
  72. Wynell Edwards Retires After 47 Years of Service to Fisk
  73. Fisk Jubilee Singers® concert adds special guests
  74. NAIA All American Honorable Mention: Stevonna Scott
  75. Fisk Alumna Dr. Lauren Hicks Barton ’75 Elected President of the Michigan Occupational and Environmental Association
  76. Fisk University to Establish Research Center with $5M Grant From National Science Foundation
  77. Fisk University to Host Sesquicentennial Scholarship Gala at Music City Center
  78. Fisk University Establishes Research Center with $5m Grant From National Science Foundation
  79. Frist Center for the Visual Arts Celebrates WFSK 88.1 with Free Admissions for Faculty, Staff and Alumni
  80. Stieglitz Art Collection Returns To Fisk
  81. Dearly Departed
  82. Carl Van Vechten Gallery Grand Re-Opening
  83. UNCF/ Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship Announces Selection of Fisk University Students
  84. Fisk Faculty Selected as Guest Speaker for National Science Foundation Workshop
  85. 87th Annual Spring Arts Festival
  86. Student Government Association Hosts Baltimore City State Attorney
  87. The Fisk Jubilee SIngers ® Recieve Feature Story in the Boston Globe and Recognition From Berklee College of Music
  88. Diane Nash ’61 to Receive Honorary Degree Ffrom University of Notre Dame
  89. P. Andrew Patterson ’65 to be Recognized with 2016 Law and Justice Award
  90. Stieglitz Art Collection Returns to Fisk
  91. Fisk Jubilee Singers® set to Headline Concert at Ryman Audiorium
  92. Fisk Women of Prominence Luncheon
  93. Fisk Jubilee Singer finds voice after cancer
  94. Fisk students have long history of fighting injustice
  95. Fisk Jubilee Singers bring gospel tradition to Boston
  96. Fisk Forum
  97. Dearly Departed
  98. Hotel Rooms for Reunion 2016
  99. Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Celebrates 90th Birthday with Fisk Beautification Project
  100. Fisk University Celebrates its Sesquicentennial with Various Events Year-Round
  101. Jazz on The Move: The Music and Life of Nat King Cole
  102. WFSK 88.1 Hits Milestone with Educational Programming
  103. Renowned Vocalist Presents Program of African American Spirituals
  104. Monique Odom ’95 Named Deputy Director of Metro Nashville Parks
  105. Around Campus
  106. Kim Whitley Wins Hollywood Game Night
  107. Fisk Women of Prominence Luncheon
  108. Jazzy 88 WFSK - Upcoming Events
  109. Dearly Departed
  110. Jacquelyn Favours '13 Joins Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
  111. Fisk Professors Win $333,249 Research Award
  112. Elizabeth Taylor ’02 Joins The Tennessee State Board of Education
  113. Kimberly Goods ’93 Named Teacher Of The Year
  114. Fisk Sunday
  115. Fisk Coverage Of Founders’ Day
  116. Women Of Perfection Participate In Annual MLK Day Of Service
  117. Kansas City Public Schools Names Dr. Mark Bedell ’97 New Superintendent
  118. Berklee College of Music Presents the Fisk Jubilee Singers®
  119. Hotel Rooms for Reunion 2016
  120. Dearly Departed
  121. Sesquicentennial Exhibits – John Hope & Aurelia E. Franklin Library
  122. University Open | Monday, January 25th
  123. Classes Cancelled and University | January 22, 2016
  124. Religious Leaders for Fisk Prayer Brunch
  125. 34th Annual Convocation: In Celebration of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  126. Holiday Music at Fisk University
  127. University News - October 30, 2015
  128. University News - October 24, 2015
  129. Legacy Day
  130. University News - October 17, 2015
  131. Interim President: wants to improve finances
  132. Interim President
  133. Leadership Transition
  134. Sesquicentennial Calendar
  135. 2015 Jubilee Day Schedule
  136. 2015 Homecoming
  137. 2015 Live Well Benefits Fair
  138. New Student Orientation 2015: Brochure
  139. New Student Orientation 2015: at-a-glance
  140. 30 Great Small Business Degree Programs 2015
  141. Title IX
  142. Fisk Student Selected for Summer Research Experience at National Institute
  143. Fisk Inks Partnership Agreements with Nine Chinese Universities
  144. Trustees Establish Global Studies Fund
  145. Math Club Orientation
  146. Lady Patriot
  147. Nashville Freedom Schools' - Newsletter
  148. The walk for healthcare
  149. Sesquicentennial Art Project artist selected
  150. Volleyball Camp
  151. Awarded Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Agency
  152. Board of Trustees - New Members
  153. Los Angeles Fisk Alumni Association | Jazz Brunch
  154. Mandatory Senior Class Commencement Rehearsal 2
  155. Mandatory Senior Class Commencement Rehearsal 1
  156. President Announces Tuition Freeze & CFO Appointment
  157. Fisk 100 Revisited
  158. A $50,000 Makeover for Fisk Student Areas
  159. Student Leaders for 2015-2016 Academic Year
  160. Fisk University Associate Professor Dr. Lean'tin Bracks Has A Banner Year
  161. Inaugural Valda Montgomery Child Health Symposium Held at ASU
  162. Paine College Names Fisk Alumna Provost and VP of Academic Affairs
  163. Students Challenge State Voter ID Law
  164. 2015 Fisk University Baseball Team
  165. Swing Low Sweet Chariot moment captured on new Exeter Pound note
  166. Alumna Named Executive Director
  167. Alumnus Issues $500,000 Challenge to All Alumni
  168. Registration Opens for 2015 Maymester, Summer, and Fall Terms on March 16th!
  169. 2015 Retool Your School
  170. University Closed - Due to Inclement Weather(02.18.15)
  171. University Closed - Due to Inclement Weather(02.17.15)
  172. University Closed - Due to Inclement Weather(02.16.15)
  173. Live Demonstration of Mediation
  174. Fisk University News - January 2015
  175. Dr. Natalie Arnett selected for Prestigous Five-Year NSF Career Award
  176. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Convocation
  177. Advertisement - Vice President for Finance & Administration
  178. Fisk president discusses historic university's current state and future
  179. Happy Holidays from the Fisk University Family
  180. Christmas at Fisk
  181. Mark Crowder wins National ABRCMS Award
  182. 2014 Fisk Homecoming
  183. First Lifetime Achievement Award to Trustee Emerita Leatrice B. McKissack
  185. Fisk University Maintains National Rankings
  186. Increased Enrollment For Third ConsecutiveYear
  187. Jazzy 88 WFSK Begins 2014 Fall Fund Drive with 9th Annual 48-hour Radiothon
  188. American Red Cross | Blood Drive
  189. Jubilee Day
  190. Sesquicentennial Art Commission
  191. New Student Orientation Fall 2014
  192. From a Spark to a Flame:
  193. Dr. Gladys Inez Ford
  194. Van Vechten Art Gallery
  195. New Student Orientation at-a-glance Fall 2014
  196. Fisk University Pre-College Summer Program
  197. Baccalaureate and Commencement 2014
  198. Gables Elementary
  199. Press Release 04/24/14
  200. Press Release 04/10/14
  201. Fisk wins HCASC challenge
  202. Retool Your School
  203. 2014 Scholars Weekend Schedule
  204. Campus Safety Awareness Week
  205. 85th Annual Spring Arts Festival - Schedule
  206. 2014 Honors Convocation
  207. 16th Annual Fisk Research Symposium (FRS) - Call for Abstracts
  208. Fisk University and the Los Angeles Alumni Association of Fisk Univeristy
  209. Fisk University has made great strides in past year
  210. Prelaw Seminar at Fisk University
  211. Keynote at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Convocation
  212. SACSCOC Reaffirms University's Accreditation
  213. Last Night's Art Talk: Alicia Henry and Jaamal Sheats at Fisk
  214. Fisk University Presents Christmas at Fisk
  215. Fisk Alumni Article Featured in the Marin Independent Journal
  216. Stieglitz Collection Unveiled at Fisk's Partner, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
  217. Allstate Quotes for Education
  218. Nashvillians reflect on March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr
  219. Fisk University Celebrates its Trailblazing Students
  220. Honorary Degree Nominations
  221. Fisk University receives 2013 R&D 100 Award
  222. Fisk AVP Jonathan M. Frost named a finalist for 2013 NELA Awards
  223. Fisk Alumna Mary K. Bush featured on television program