Little Rock, AR, United States

Philander Smith College
Little Rock, AR, United States

Philander Smith College is a private historically black college, four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution, located in Little Rock, Arkansas. Philander Smith College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and a founding member of the United Negro College Fund . Philander Smith College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Mission of Philander Smith College is, "To graduate academically accomplished students who are grounded as advocates for social justice, determined to change the world for the better." Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 17, 2017
Site:, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has announced its list of the best colleges and universities in Arkansas for 2017. 20 four-year schools made the list, with John Brown University, Hendrix College, Ouachita Baptist University, Harding University and University of Arkansas taking the lead as the top five. Of the 26 two-year schools that were also included, North Arkansas College, Arkansas State University Mountain Home, Black River Technical College, Pulaski Technical College and Arkansas Northeastern College were the top five. A full list of winning schools is included below. “Arkansas is seeing a record low for unemployment in 2017, which is great news for college grads entering the job market,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “The schools on our list have demonstrated value for not only providing a strong education, but also helping students fulfill career goals after they graduate.” To be included on Arkansas “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data that includes annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, career services offered, availability of financial aid and base metrics such as student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Arkansas” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Arkansas for 2017 include: Arkansas State University-Main Campus Arkansas Tech University Central Baptist College Harding University Henderson State University Hendrix College John Brown University Lyon College Ouachita Baptist University Philander Smith College Southern Arkansas University Main Campus University of Arkansas University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences University of Arkansas-Fort Smith University of Central Arkansas University of the Ozarks Williams Baptist College The Best Two-Year Colleges in Arkansas for 2017 include: Arkansas Northeastern College Arkansas State University - Beebe Arkansas State University - Mountain Home Arkansas State University - Newport Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock Black River Technical College College of the Ouachitas Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute East Arkansas Community College Mid-South Community College National Park College North Arkansas College NorthWest Arkansas Community College Northwest Technical Institute Ozarka College Phillips Community College Pulaski Technical College Remington College-Little Rock Campus Rich Mountain Community College South Arkansas Community College Southeast Arkansas College Southern Arkansas University Tech University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton University of Arkansas Hope - Texarkana Arkansas Northeastern College About Us: was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.

Park I.Y.,Philander Smith College
International Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics | Year: 2017

The quantization scheme based on reduction of the physical states I. Y. Park, Hypersurface foliation approach to renormalization of ADM formulation of gravity, Eur. Phys. J. C 75(9) (2015) 459, arXiv:1404.5066 [hep-th] is extended to two gravity-matter systems and pure de Sitter (dS) gravity. For the gravity-matter systems, we focus on quantization in a flat background for simplicity, and renormalizability is established through gauge-fixing of matter degrees of freedom. Quantization of pure dS gravity has several new novel features. It is noted that the infrared divergence does not arise in the present scheme of quantization. The lapse function constraint plays a crucial role. © 2017 World Scientific Publishing Company

Park I.Y.,Philander Smith College
European Physical Journal C | Year: 2017

Extending the renormalizability proposal of the physical sector of 4D Einstein gravity, we have recently proposed renormalizability of the 3D physical sector of gravity-matter systems. The main goal of the present work is to conduct systematic one-loop renormalization of a gravity-matter system by applying our foliation-based quantization scheme. In this work we explicitly carry out renormalization of a gravity-scalar system with a Higgs-type potential. With the fluctuation part of the scalar field gauged away, the system becomes renormalizable through a metric field redefinition. We use dimensional regularization throughout. One of the salient aspects of our analysis is how the graviton propagator acquires the “mass” term. One-loop calculations lead to renormalization of the cosmological and Newton constants. We discuss other implications of our results as well: time-varying vacuum energy density and masses of the elementary particles as well as the potential relevance of Neumann boundary condition for black hole information. © 2017, The Author(s).

Park I.Y.,Philander Smith College
Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics | Year: 2017

Dirichlet boundary conditions have been widely used in general relativity. They seem at odds with the holographic property of gravity simply because a boundary configuration can be varying and dynamic instead of dying out as required by the conditions. In this work we report what should be a tension between the Dirichlet boundary conditions and quantum gravitational effects, and show that a quantum-corrected black hole solution of the 1PI action no longer obeys, in the naive manner one may expect, the Dirichlet boundary conditions imposed at the classical level. We attribute the ‘violation’ of the Dirichlet boundary conditions to a certain mechanism of the information storage on the boundary. © 2016 The Author

News Article | February 16, 2017

More than 54 colleges & universities including the Historic Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) and several area middle and high schools will descend on the campus of Second Ebenezer Church February 24, 25 & 26, 2017 for a spectacular 20th Anniversary of College Weekend, announced Bishop Edgar L. Vann II today. In its 20th year, Second Ebenezer's College Weekend has awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships and has reached more than 7,000 high school students and young adults with the promise of higher education. New this year, a career fair sponsored by Ebsource, Second Ebenezer's workforce development program, is being added. Participants are encouraged to bring their resumes and learn about both internships and career opportunities at area employers. A celebration of Black History Month, hundreds of students and their families are anticipated to participate, and all are welcome. Organizer Elder James Johnson said, "This event helps to shape the future for many metro Detroit youth. We are reaching out to all high school students and their parents and encouraging them to plan early. Going to college is a family affair. Economics alone make it out-of-reach for many. From understanding the value of higher education to financing college and preparing for the ACT and SAT exams, we provide all the resources they need to succeed. As always, we will be giving away scholarships and offering on-site admissions," said Johnson. Hosted by Hot 107.5FM Host Kamal Smith & BET "Sunday Best" Finalist DeAgelo Gardner, more than 10 marching bands will compete for a cash prize of $500. Talented student musicians from Pershing High School, Cass Technical High School, Levi Middle School, Loving Academy Marching Band are among the schools that will entertain and compete at the Battle of the Bands! Tickets are $7.00 per person. On Saturday, February 25, from 10am-2pm, high school students, young adults and their families are invited to interface with 54 colleges from around the state and the country, as well as learn about financial aid, test preparation, student banking and a special workshop for parents as well. Admission is free and guests are encouraged to register online at Participating colleges and universities include, but are not limited to: Alcorn State University, Bethune-Cookman, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State, Hampton University, Knoxville College, Michigan State University, Michigan Technical University, Miles College, Morehouse College, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T, Oakland Community College, Oakland University, Ohio State University, Ohio Technical College, Philander Smith College, Prairie View A&M University, Spelman College, Tennessee State University, University of Detroit Mercy, University of Michigan Dearborn, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University and Xavier University. College Weekend will close on Sunday with a major College Spirit Day Session led by DeAngelo Gardner of BET's "Sunday Best," at 10:00 a.m. Second Ebenezer Church is centrally located at 14601 Dequindre, at I-75 and McNIchols, in Detroit. Telephone 313.867.4700 and visit

Hatefi E.,International Center for Theoretical Physics | Nurmagambetov A.J.,Ai Akhiezer Institute For Theoretical Physics Of Nsc Kipt | Park I.Y.,Philander Smith College
Nuclear Physics B | Year: 2013

We observe that the N 3 entropy behavior of near-extremal M5 branes can be reproduced from SYM side with the role of Myers' terms. We start by generalizing the Klebanov-Tseytlin (KT) supergravity solution that displays the N 3 entropy behavior. The new feature of the general solution is visibility of the "internal" degrees of the M5 branes, i.e., the M0 branes and the M2 branes. With the rationale provided by the supergravity analysis, we consider a D0 brane quantum mechanical setup with Myers' terms. Using localization technique, we show that the leading N 3 behavior of the free energy comes from the "classical contribution" with the rest subleading. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

Park I.Y.,Philander Smith College
Journal of High Energy Physics | Year: 2014

We reduce the BTZ spacetime to two kinds of hypersurfaces of foliation: one having a fixed radial coordinate and the other a fixed angular coordinate. The radial reduction leads to a Liouville type theory, and confirms, from the first principle, the expectation laid out in the literature. In the other endeavor, the angular reduction of the 3D gravity is carried out in two different ways; the first again yields a Liouville type theory (different from that of the radial reduction) and the second yields a 2D interacting quantum field theory with quartic potential. We discuss potential implications of our result for the Equivalence Principle and Purity of Hawking radiation. © 2014 Author(s).

Hatefi E.,International Center for Theoretical Physics | Park I.Y.,Philander Smith College
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology | Year: 2012

In our continued efforts of matching full string computations with the corresponding effective field theory computations, we evaluate string theory correlators in closed forms. In particular, we consider a correlator between three super Yang-Mills vertex operators and one Ramond-Ramond C-field vertex operator: 〈V CV φV AV A〉. We show that the infinite number of massless poles of this amplitude can be reproduced by the Born-Infeld action, the Wess-Zumino terms, and their higher derivative corrections. More specifically, we find, up to an on-shell ambiguity, two scalar field and two gauge field couplings to all orders in α ′ such that the infinite number of massless poles of the field theory amplitude exactly match the infinite number of massless poles of the S-matrix elements of 〈V CV φV AV A〉. We comment on the close intertwinedness of an open string and a closed string that must be behind the matching. © 2012 American Physical Society.

Hatefi E.,International Center for Theoretical Physics | Park I.Y.,Philander Smith College
Nuclear Physics B | Year: 2012

Knowledge of all-α ' higher derivative corrections to leading order BPS and non-BPS brane actions would serve in future endeavor of determining the complete form of the non-abelian BPS and tachyonic effective actions. In this paper, we note that there is a universality in the all-α ' order corrections to BPS and non-BPS branes. We compute amplitudes between one Ramond-Ramond C-field vertex operator and several SYM gauge/scalar vertex operators. Specifically, we evaluate in closed form string correlators of two-point amplitudes A Cφ, A CA, a three-point amplitude A Cφφ, and a four-point amplitude A Cφφφ. We carry out pole and contact term analysis. In particular we reproduce some of the contact terms and the infinite massless poles of A Cφφφ by SYM vertices obtained through the universality. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: HIST BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIV | Award Amount: 1.75M | Year: 2012

The project entitled - Philander Smith College HBCU-UP Project II - builds on a very successful previous implementation project and has the goal to have an impact on the institutional capacity by enhancing the competitiveness, currency, and efficiency of the STEM education experience at Philander Smith College (PSC). In the 2011-2012 academic year, 221 of the 732 students enrolled at the institution were STEM majors. The project seeks to increase the number of research prepared students, STEM graduates, and students attending graduate schools with a STEM focus. The project aims to enhance the current STEM undergraduate research infrastructure, improve STEM education by developing and implementing cyberinfrastructure-based strategies in teaching and learning, and prepare incoming freshmen for the transition from high school to college.

The project will establish models that promote the integration of inquiry-based learning environments in STEM disciplines through scholarly research. It seeks to infuse effective innovative cyberinfrastructure-based resources, concepts, and tools to enhance the overall integration of technology in PSCs STEM educational setting. Stakeholders include underrepresented high school students, undergraduate students, and the overall STEM community. Results will be published to contribute to the body of knowledge that will lead to the understanding of educating underrepresented undergraduate students in STEM at a small liberal arts institution.

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