Provostís & GSBS Deanís Report Ė Faculty Senate 3/12/12
∑ The Provost EVP/DOM Search Committee met with the search firm Feb 28 and voted to have 6 of the candidates presented from a pool of those recommended visit UTMB.† Visits are being scheduled and candidates will begin to visit this month.
∑ Several legislative staff visited UTMB on Feb 29 and heard presentations from the academic, health, and business EVPs.† They also visited several facilities.
∑ Budget hearings have been underway for several weeks.
∑ Mondayís in March presentations by the EVPs are underway this month.
∑ UT System leadership will pay their annual visit to UTMB on March 26.
∑ Interprofessional Education Day & the Active Shooter Drill will occur on March 28.
∑ The GSBS 3rd Annual Deanís Lecture at Homecoming occurred last Friday, March 9.† †The speaker was Dr. Monte Pettitt who joined UTMB Jan 1, 2012 as Director of the Sealy Center for Structural Biology, Professor of BMB & Pharmacology & Toxicology and holder of the Welch Chair in Chemistry.† The presentation was well attended, and a reception was held in The GSBS office suite after the talk.
∑ GSBS total applications numbers for fall 2012 are down because few international students are applying.† Applications still total 10 for every available slot, which is no different from last year.†
∑ The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) will be held from early June-early August (10 weeks).† The program will be co-directed by Drs. Giulio Taglialatella and Stacy Sell.† This summer marks the 21st year of the program, and 20 students have been accepted to participate.