Provostís & GSBS Deanís Report Ė Faculty Senate 2/13/12
∑ UT System Graduate School Deans (Graduate School Deans Council) met in Austin Sat, Jan 21, 2012 to discuss responses to the Chancellorís Framework for Advancing Excellence throughout the University of Texas System.† Dr. Patricia Hurn Associate Vice Chancellor for Research from UT System hosted the meeting.† Meeting was very successful so a UT graduate school deans council has been formed that will meet formally 2x/year.
∑ UT System has announced 2 new Stars programs.† Announcement and high level description are attached.† Details will be coming soon.
∑ GSBS plans for Annual Deanís Lecture at Homecoming, March 9-10, 2012.†
This yearís speaker will be Dr. Monte Pettitt who joined UTMB Jan 1, 2012 as Director of the Sealy Center for Structural Biology, Professor of BMB, and holder of the Welch Chair in Chemistry.† Dr. Pettitt comes from the U of Houston and current serves as Chair of the Keck Center/GCC Oversight Committee. ††This is a chance to hear about the research from one of our recent prize faculty recruits.
∑ GSBS Commencement will be held in Levin Hall May 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm.† We are seeking nominations for 3 awards to be awarded at commencement - Distinguished Faculty Research, Distinguished Teacher, and Distinguished Service to the GSBS.