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Volume 33, Number 2, January 24 - February 6, 2011

TWU TO DEDICATE ANN STUART SCIENCE COMPLEX FEB. 4

Texas Woman’s University will usher in a new era of science education with the dedication of the Ann Stuart Science Complex on Friday, Feb. 4.

The dedication ceremony on the Denton campus will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the first floor atrium of the building, located on the east side of Pioneer Circle off Oakland Avenue.  Refreshments and tours of the building will be included. 

“Having more students in science is an issue about which I am passionate.  I cannot imagine a discipline to which I would be more honored to have my name attached,” Dr. Stuart said.

The TWU Board of Regents, which will host the ceremony, voted unanimously at its February 2010 meeting to name the building in honor of Dr. Stuart.

The 80,000-square-foot, $26.4 million facility includes the latest instructional technology and state-of-the-art equipment for teaching and research in biology, molecular biology, physics and “green” chemistry.  The building’s fully automated greenhouse — not common in a university setting — will support cutting-edge research into the role of plants in the prevention of cancer.

As part of the building dedication, the TWU College of Arts and Sciences will host Science Academic Days.  The event, which highlights women in science, will be held Thursday and Friday, Feb. 3 and 4, on the Denton campus.  “Women in Science: Breaking the Glass Beaker — A Panel Discussion” will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday in room 301 of the Administration Conference Tower (ACT). Friday’s event, “Women in Science: A Research Symposium,” will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. in room 203 of the Classroom Faculty Office (CFO) Building.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The Institute for Women’s Health at TWU is looking for women to participate in a research study investigating how moderate intensity walking influences risk factors for heart disease such as triglyceride, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. In addition, this study will examine how a person’s triglyceride and blood sugar level is influenced by eating meals made with different types of sugar. The exercise for this study will involve walking on a treadmill on two separate occasions for approximately one hour. The study is looking for participants who are women ages 18 to 44, non-smoking (for at least six months), not pregnant and not participating in more than one hour per week of light to moderate exercise, among other criteria. For additional information, contact James Rowe at jrowe@mail.twu.edu or 81-2763.

The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs announces the availability of guidelines and application information for the 2011-2012 Chancellor’s Research Fellows program. The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs website (http://www.twu.edu/research/chancellors-research-fellows-program.asp) provides the details of how to submit an application. Awards are expected to be $2,000 in support of mentors and $4,000 in support of protégés to encourage faculty with strong potential for external funding to be successful in that endeavor. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 8. Awards will be for the period September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2012 and are contingent upon funding availability. Questions? Contact Dr. Jo Ann Engelbrecht at JEngelbrecht@twu.edu.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) will serve as a panelist for the National Science Foundation’s “Partnership for Innovation” program in the area of Computing Potpourri.  The panel is scheduled April 4-5 at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Va.  Dr. Raisinghani also is a panelist on the upcoming Browsers, Multi-Media, Frameworks, Authoring Systems SBIR Phase I Panel on Feb. 3 in Arlington, Va. The Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program at NSF is designed to support innovation among our nation's small businesses (less than 500 employees). The purpose of the panel is to provide a balanced critique of the technical and business merits of the proposed work in order to make anonymous funding recommendations to the NSF.

Dr. Mary Sue Green (family sciences) recently published the following articles: Reflections on becoming feminist therapists: “Honoring our feminist mentors,” The Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 22(1), 57-87, with M.L.C. Blumer, D. Compton and A.M. Barrera; “Intergenerational feminist mentoring,” National Council on Family Relations Family Report, FF45, with M.L.C. Blumer; “Marriage and family therapists’ comfort working with lesbian and gay clients: The influence of religious practices and support for lesbian and gay human rights,” Journal of Homosexuality, 57(10), 1258-1273, with M.J. Murphy, M.L.C. Blumer and D. Palmanteer; “Attending to power and diversity in supervision: An exploration of supervisee learning outcomes and satisfaction with supervision,” Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 22, 293-312, with T.D. Dekkers; and “Movie Review: A Serious Man,” Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 22(4), 332-337, with M.M. Reed.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: January 24 - February 6, 2011

Mon., Jan. 24
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Reception for Dr. Bob Neely, provost and vice president for academic affairs, 3 p.m., ACT 2 lobby.

Tues., Jan. 25

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Wed., Jan. 26

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Central Oklahoma, 7 p.m., home.

Thur., Jan. 27

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Fri., Jan. 28

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences Seminar Series. Kathleen Davis, nutrition Ph.D. student, will present “Effect of Cottonseed Oil Rich Diet on Lipid Biomarkers,” and Shradha Sodhani, nutrition Ph.D. student, will present “Effects of Delta-Tocotrienols and Grape Seed Polyphenols in Mouse Liver,” noon, ACT 301 and IHSH 3322.

Sat., Jan. 29

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Denton Campus Open House, 8 a.m., Hubbard Hall.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Northeastern State, 2 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Centenary, Hamline, Winona, 7 p.m., home.

Sun., Jan. 30

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 31

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues, Feb. 1

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Wed, Feb. 2

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. East Central, 7 p.m., home.

Thurs., Feb. 3

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Science Academic Days, “Women in Science: Breaking the Glass Beaker — A Panel Discussion,” 3-4:30 p.m., ACT 301.

Friday, Feb. 4

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Dedication of the Ann Stuart Science Complex, 10:30 a.m., first floor atrium. Tours and refreshments to follow.
  • Science Academic Days, “Women in Science, A Research Symposium,” 2-5 p.m., CFO 203.
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences Seminar Series. Guest speaker Janina R. Galler, M.D., of the Judge Baker Children’s Center at Harvard Medical School will present “Undernourished Lives: The Barbados Nutrition Study – Documenting the Effects of Childhood Malnutrition from Birth to Middle Adulthood,” noon, ACT 301 and IHSH 3322.
  • Pioneers vs. Delta State, 2 & 4 p.m., home.

Saturday, Feb. 5

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Houston Open House, 8 a.m., IHSH foyer.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. East Central, 2 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Delta State, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m., home.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Southeast Missouri State, 7 p.m., home.

Sunday, Feb. 6

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

Submission Information

Newsbrief Submissions
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TWU People Submissions
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