March 9, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 10



Of Note


Of Note

Dance from around world featured March 10

The Health Science Center's International Alliance and the International Folk Culture Center will present a Folk Dance Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the McAllister Auditorium at San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Ave.

Music and dance from Argentina, Russia, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Scotland, Mexico, Spain, Israel and Switzerland, as well as American Swing dance, will be featured.

Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $7 for students. Children under 13 will be admitted free.

Nominate teachers for presidential award

The Health Science Center is seeking nominations for the 2001 Presidential Awards for Teaching Excellence.

Nominees must have taught as a full-time faculty member at the Health Science Center for a minimum of three consecutive years as of Sept. 1, 2000, and cannot have received the award within the past eight years.

Faculty members may be nominated by any of the following individuals: three students or house officers, two faculty members or a department chairperson.

Nomination forms may be obtained from a student class president or department chair or from the president's office. Completed forms must be returned to Dr. Deborah Greene, vice president for academic administration, in room 422A of the Medical School by Friday, March 31.

Mini-Medical School scheduled in April

The fourth annual Mini-Medical School will take place April 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Health Science Center.

The event is a community education series presented free of charge to the public. Speakers from the Dental School, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School, School of Allied Health Sciences and School of Nursing participate in the series scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in Lecture Hall 3.102B near the Briscoe Library.

Everyone who wants to learn about medical progress at the dawn of this new millennium is invited to attend. A science background is not required.

Registration is required due to limited seating capacity. For more information or to register, call ext. 7-1925 or send e-mail to

Auction of surplus, obsolete equipment is April 7

Health Science Center employees are invited to the surplus/obsolete equipment auction to be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 7, in the general services warehouse. Items up for auction include medical equipment, shelving, desks, typewriters and calculators.

Employees can view items before the auction from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 6 and from 8 to 9 a.m. on April 7.

For more information, call ext. 7-6021.

Help out at Fiesta de Tejas

If you are interested in volunteering at the Health Science Center's Fiesta de Tejas on Friday, April 20, please call Sandy Westerman, volunteer coordinator for the event, at ext. 7-4206 or send an e-mail to

The annual event is scheduled from 5 p.m. to midnight April 20. The family-oriented festival features food and drinks, live entertainment, a children's area, arts and crafts, and much more. It is a sanctioned Fiesta event.

Volunteers work a two-hour shift in a booth and receive free admission to the event. Volunteers who work more than one shift will receive an extra admission ticket.

Volunteers are needed in the following booths: admission ticket, beverages, drink tickets, entry gate, exit gate, rover, soda/water, survey/prize registration, T-shirt/souvenir/ice voucher, and the children's area (five activities per shift).

Institutional funding opportunity available

New faculty members may be eligible to receive funding from the Health Science Center's Competitive Research Enhancement Fund (CREF).

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 1. Applications may be downloaded from the CREF Web page at's/cref/CREF.htm.

For more information, call Liz Buel at ext. 7-2330 or the office of the vice president for academic administration at ext. 7-2004.

Street closure may affect UTHSC employees

Construction to replace a sewer line has begun in the westbound lane of Wurzbach Road from Chet Todd Parkway, in front of the Cancer Therapy and Research Center, to Von Scheele. In addition, Von Scheele from Wurzbach to John Smith will be part of the project. The work is scheduled to take place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays. The westbound lane of Wurzbach Road will be closed during that time, and closed all day on Saturdays and Sundays. The construction may be completed by mid-April. For a map of the construction route, go to