April 26, 2002
Volume XXXV, No. 17


Of Note


Of Note

Book fair set for May 1-3

The Health Science Center will hold a book fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1, 2 and 3 in the student snack area on the third floor of the School of Medicine building. Books and gifts for all ages and interests will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the annual Gifts for Children holiday event.

For more information, call Patti Lairsey at ext. 7-3510.

Workshop May 6, 7 to focus on grant writing

The division of educational research and development of academic informatics services (AIS) will conduct its annual professional development course "Writing Grant Applications" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6 and 7. The courses will take place in the School of Nursing auditorium. The course is free to all Health Science Center faculty members.

The goals of the workshop are to help faculty learn how to write clear, compelling and convincing grant applications and to avoid errors that raise warning signals in the minds of the reviewers. Participants receive a detailed manual summarizing writing strategies and potential red flags for each component of the research plan. A panel of experienced grant writers from several UTHSC schools will share their insights about grantsmanship and discuss grant writing strategies.

For more information, contact Bill Hendricson at ext. 7- 2813 or send an e-mail to hendricson@uthscsa.edu. To register, contact Elisa Rendon by phone at ext. 7- 2292, by fax at ext. 7-2281or by e-mail at rendonm@uthscsa.edu.

Computer training available to employees

The computing resources department encourages faculty and staff to register for classes in Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, Microsoft Access 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2000. The courses will be offered in May. The PowerPoint and Excel courses are free and are offered at various levels in four-hour classes.

The three-day Access class is being offered at a discounted price of $250 to UTHSC employees. Instructors from Computers Made Simple will come to campus to teach the course. Visit www.uthscsa.edu/computing/training/ training.html for schedules, course descriptions and registration instructions. For more information, call ext. 7-2072 or send an e-mail to techtraining@uthscsa.edu.