Newport News, VA, United States
Newport News, VA, United States

Christopher Newport University, or CNU, is a public liberal arts university located in Newport News, Virginia, United States. CNU is the youngest comprehensive university in the commonwealth of Virginia. The institution is named after Christopher Newport, who was a buccaneer and captain of the Susan Constant, the largest of three ships that carried settlers for the Virginia Company in 1607 on the way to find the settlement at Jamestown in the Virginia Colony, which became the first permanent English settlement in North America. Wikipedia.


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NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Kellye Walker, executive vice president and general counsel, was inducted into the DirectWomen’s 2017 Board Institute class. Walker is one of 20 elite women lawyers to be welcomed into this year’s class. The 2017 DirectWomen class is composed of general counsels of Fortune 500 companies, partners at top law firms, and other senior executives and advisers. DirectWomen identifies leading women lawyers from around the country who are able to provide the experience, independence, business judgment and diversity required for board effectiveness and good corporate governance. “HII is very proud of Kellye’s induction into the 2017 Board Institute class,” said Mike Petters, HII’s president and CEO. “Kellye’s strong leadership abilities and character make her a perfect candidate for the mission of DirectWomen’s Board Institute class. We are confident she will be a valued addition to the class.” A photo of Walker is available at: http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/file?fid=54919860c80467139c09bb4c. The Board Institute will be held Oct. 18-20 in New York City. Walker has served as executive vice president and general counsel for HII since January 2015. She has overall leadership responsibility for HII’s law department and outside counsel, which provide a broad range of legal advice and support for the company’s business activities, including corporate governance matters, compliance, litigation management, and mergers and acquisitions. Walker earned her bachelor’s degree at Louisiana Tech University and a Juris Doctor at Emory University School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association and a former board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel. She is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council. In 2016, she was appointed by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to Christopher Newport University’s board of visitors. Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:


NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Kellye Walker, executive vice president and general counsel, was inducted into the DirectWomen’s 2017 Board Institute class. Walker is one of 20 elite women lawyers to be welcomed into this year’s class. The 2017 DirectWomen class is composed of general counsels of Fortune 500 companies, partners at top law firms, and other senior executives and advisers. DirectWomen identifies leading women lawyers from around the country who are able to provide the experience, independence, business judgment and diversity required for board effectiveness and good corporate governance. “HII is very proud of Kellye’s induction into the 2017 Board Institute class,” said Mike Petters, HII’s president and CEO. “Kellye’s strong leadership abilities and character make her a perfect candidate for the mission of DirectWomen’s Board Institute class. We are confident she will be a valued addition to the class.” A photo of Walker is available at: http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/file?fid=54919860c80467139c09bb4c. The Board Institute will be held Oct. 18-20 in New York City. Walker has served as executive vice president and general counsel for HII since January 2015. She has overall leadership responsibility for HII’s law department and outside counsel, which provide a broad range of legal advice and support for the company’s business activities, including corporate governance matters, compliance, litigation management, and mergers and acquisitions. Walker earned her bachelor’s degree at Louisiana Tech University and a Juris Doctor at Emory University School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association and a former board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel. She is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council. In 2016, she was appointed by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to Christopher Newport University’s board of visitors. Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:


NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Kellye Walker, executive vice president and general counsel, was inducted into the DirectWomen’s 2017 Board Institute class. Walker is one of 20 elite women lawyers to be welcomed into this year’s class. The 2017 DirectWomen class is composed of general counsels of Fortune 500 companies, partners at top law firms, and other senior executives and advisers. DirectWomen identifies leading women lawyers from around the country who are able to provide the experience, independence, business judgment and diversity required for board effectiveness and good corporate governance. “HII is very proud of Kellye’s induction into the 2017 Board Institute class,” said Mike Petters, HII’s president and CEO. “Kellye’s strong leadership abilities and character make her a perfect candidate for the mission of DirectWomen’s Board Institute class. We are confident she will be a valued addition to the class.” A photo of Walker is available at: http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/file?fid=54919860c80467139c09bb4c. The Board Institute will be held Oct. 18-20 in New York City. Walker has served as executive vice president and general counsel for HII since January 2015. She has overall leadership responsibility for HII’s law department and outside counsel, which provide a broad range of legal advice and support for the company’s business activities, including corporate governance matters, compliance, litigation management, and mergers and acquisitions. Walker earned her bachelor’s degree at Louisiana Tech University and a Juris Doctor at Emory University School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association and a former board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel. She is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council. In 2016, she was appointed by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to Christopher Newport University’s board of visitors. Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:


NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Kellye Walker, executive vice president and general counsel, was inducted into the DirectWomen’s 2017 Board Institute class. Walker is one of 20 elite women lawyers to be welcomed into this year’s class. The 2017 DirectWomen class is composed of general counsels of Fortune 500 companies, partners at top law firms, and other senior executives and advisers. DirectWomen identifies leading women lawyers from around the country who are able to provide the experience, independence, business judgment and diversity required for board effectiveness and good corporate governance. “HII is very proud of Kellye’s induction into the 2017 Board Institute class,” said Mike Petters, HII’s president and CEO. “Kellye’s strong leadership abilities and character make her a perfect candidate for the mission of DirectWomen’s Board Institute class. We are confident she will be a valued addition to the class.” A photo of Walker is available at: http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/file?fid=54919860c80467139c09bb4c. The Board Institute will be held Oct. 18-20 in New York City. Walker has served as executive vice president and general counsel for HII since January 2015. She has overall leadership responsibility for HII’s law department and outside counsel, which provide a broad range of legal advice and support for the company’s business activities, including corporate governance matters, compliance, litigation management, and mergers and acquisitions. Walker earned her bachelor’s degree at Louisiana Tech University and a Juris Doctor at Emory University School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association and a former board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel. She is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council. In 2016, she was appointed by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to Christopher Newport University’s board of visitors. Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:


NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Kellye Walker, executive vice president and general counsel, was inducted into the DirectWomen’s 2017 Board Institute class. Walker is one of 20 elite women lawyers to be welcomed into this year’s class. The 2017 DirectWomen class is composed of general counsels of Fortune 500 companies, partners at top law firms, and other senior executives and advisers. DirectWomen identifies leading women lawyers from around the country who are able to provide the experience, independence, business judgment and diversity required for board effectiveness and good corporate governance. “HII is very proud of Kellye’s induction into the 2017 Board Institute class,” said Mike Petters, HII’s president and CEO. “Kellye’s strong leadership abilities and character make her a perfect candidate for the mission of DirectWomen’s Board Institute class. We are confident she will be a valued addition to the class.” A photo of Walker is available at: http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/file?fid=54919860c80467139c09bb4c. The Board Institute will be held Oct. 18-20 in New York City. Walker has served as executive vice president and general counsel for HII since January 2015. She has overall leadership responsibility for HII’s law department and outside counsel, which provide a broad range of legal advice and support for the company’s business activities, including corporate governance matters, compliance, litigation management, and mergers and acquisitions. Walker earned her bachelor’s degree at Louisiana Tech University and a Juris Doctor at Emory University School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association and a former board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel. She is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council. In 2016, she was appointed by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to Christopher Newport University’s board of visitors. Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: Nuclear & Hadron Quantum Chrom | Award Amount: 330.00K | Year: 2015

It is now a well-established fact that nucleons, protons and neutrons, are made up of more elementary particles called quarks. The main physics program supported by this grant aims to study of the structure of the proton. More specifically, we scatter electrons from protons at Jefferson Laboratory to measure the electric and magnetic properties of the proton. Our group is involved in these efforts through the design of new experiments, the construction of advanced particle detectors, and the development of novel analysis and modeling software. We involve students by providing meaningful, substantive projects to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Our groups long established program of experiments embody Jefferson Labs primary mission: to elucidate the underlying structure of protons, neutrons, and mesons. We focus on experiments which will further our understanding of the quark spin structure of the proton in the non-perturbative regime. Jefferson Lab has recently completed an upgrade to electron beams of energy 12 GeV, and our group is now poised to take advantage of the increased physics reach. We continue to lead the efforts to extend the measurement of the proton electromagnetic form factor ratio to the highest momentum transfers possible at Jefferson Lab, and also investigate the possible modification of this form factor ratio within the nuclear medium. These experiments will provide severe tests of the available theoretical models of proton structure, and will serve as a strong impetus for the development of more advanced models based upon quantum chromodynamics (QCD).


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 28.36K | Year: 2012

How do social movements build broad popular support and secure sweeping policy changes? This study focuses on demographic, economic, and institutional factors, as well as movement-specific organizational dynamics, to examine under which conditions movement support thrives and results in policy changes. Moreover, this study examines whether movement support and policies diffuse across neighboring states and counties, and how these trends shape one another. As a case in point, this project focuses on the U.S. Prohibition movement, which was one of the largest, longest-lasting, and most successful movements in U.S. history.

The analysis involves an original dataset that contains information about the legal status of prohibition at the county and state level between 1890 and 1919, the year the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was enacted. The dataset includes measures regarding population change, urbanization, economic trends, and interest groups. In addition, the dataset incorporates information from archival materials regarding relevant social movement organizations and activity, electoral context, and media communication that may have shaped movement growth and success. These data allow us to examine the organization and outcomes of the movement both across space and at the state and local level.

This project provides training and research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students at two institutions. Undergraduate research assitants at Christopher Newport University, primarily a teaching college, will be trained in data collection and coding. At UNC, graduate student training will revolve around systematic data collection, coding, and spatial modeling. In addition, the project will result in a large, publically available dataset of use to social scientists and historians. Findings from this study may be of interest to multiple stakeholders, such as legal experts, non-profit organizations, policy makers, and the general public, in addition to an interdisciplinary group of researchers.


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 555.00K | Year: 2012

One of the primary goals of experiments at the Jefferson Laboratory (JLab) is to elucidate the underlying structure of hadrons - protons, neutrons, and mesons. Our groups long established program of experiments at the laboratory - past, present, and future - embody this goal. We focus on experiments which will further our understanding of the quark spin structure of the proton in the non-perturbative regime. Moreover, the longer term future of JLab is focused on an upgrade of the maximum electron energy of the facility to 12 GeV, and the CNU group is actively involved in this effort. For example, we will continue to lead the efforts to extend the measurement of the proton electromagnetic form factor ratio to the highest momentum transfers possible at JLab, and also investigate the possible modification of this form factor ratio within the nuclear medium. These experiments will provide severe tests of the available theoretical models of proton structure, and will serve as a strong impetus for the development of more advanced models based upon quantum chromodynamics (QCD). In addition, in Hall B at JLab, we are involved in a program of experiments to map out the spin structure of the nucleon through the measurements of the semi-inclusive electroproduction of pions and kaons.

Consistent with the goals of the RUI program, education of undergraduates and masters-level graduate students is a central component of this project. We will continue to engage in software development efforts at JLab; this is a continuation of work that we have been involved in for many years. Due to the nature of these efforts, we anticipate that we can involve computer science and computer engineering students, as well as our physics students. Indeed, our projects will provide excellent training for our students in the areas of programming, modeling, analysis techniques, and in critical judgment. Finally, we have demonstrated that our physics program at Jefferson Lab provides an exciting opportunity to expose our undergraduates to the field of nuclear physics, and that our students do continue on to graduate study in the field.


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS | Award Amount: 149.42K | Year: 2016

This grant supports research at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution. The majority of this funding goes to supporting the students to participation in fundamental space weather research. Specifically, they will investigate how the high altitude, non-neutral atmosphere (the ionosphere) affects modes of transport in Earths magnetic field (the magnetosphere). This involves incorporating auroral data into an existing predictive model. This will improve the communitys ability to understand and predict space weather ultimately providing a broader societal benefit by helping to protect human technology from damage due to space weather phenomenon.

Many studies have focused on the solar wind driving to explain the different modes of magnetospheric transport, while ignoring the role of the ionosphere. This project will investigate if ionospheric feedback helps determine what mode the magnetosphere enters. The team will incorporate both auroral data and modeling to calculate the ionospheric conductance, Joule heating, and other parameters during these events. By using Polar UVI auroral images as an input to the Global Ionosphere-Thermosphere Model (GITM), accurate simulations of key ionospheric parameters during these modes are anticipated, making this the first study of its kind.


This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).

This award is for a collaborative effort of researchers from Christopher Newport University (CNU), Old Dominion University (ODU), and the University of Virginia (UVA) to develop and construct a longitudinally polarized proton and deuteron target. This target is intended to be used with the CLAS12 detector as an essential part of the high-priority PAC approved electron scattering experiments to study the internal structure of the nucleon as part of the 12 GeV program at Jefferson Lab (JLab). This will expand the spin structure program at JLab and be used to determine the contribution of the valance quarks to the properties of the nucleon. The target will use standard solid materials (15NH3, 15ND3, and possibly LiD) at ~1K and will be dynamically polarized in the 5 T field of the CLAS12 central solenoid.

The design and construction of this target will have positive impacts on the training of future scientists because undergraduate and graduate students will be deeply involved in the process. This award will enable the knowledge transfer from experts at UVA to other researchers. A polarized target with the proposed specifications will have a strong impact on the research program at Jefferson Lab.

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