Robert L. Jones was elected Chair of Faculty Council for a two year term. Congratulations Robert!
Pretty soon there will be even more reasons to "Head for the Hills"...
We are very pleased to announce that several additional facilities will soon be available for BSL2-level infectious disease research at the Foothills Campus. (1) Plans are being finalized to renovate the CETT building and convert it into 6 labs plus administrative office space to support MIP infectious disease research endeavors. A pdf containing a rough outline of the changes can be accessed here.
The February 27 Issue of the Coloradoan hightlighted Anne Avery's Laboratory and the specialized Lymphoma testing they perform. The blood test which the Avery Lab help adapt from a similar test used on humans, is cost effective and less stressful on animals. CSU's Veterinary Teaching Hospital is the only facility in the world that performs the test, receiving approximately 1,000 samples a year.
Dr. Karen Moraes from the Wilusz Laboratory won first place in the Post Doc Category with her poster entitled, "CUG-BP and 3' UTR Sequences influence PARN-Mediated Deadenylation in Mammalian Cells".
CVMBS Tightens Alcohol Reimbursement Policy
Effective March 15, 2005, no College funds from any source may be used to purchase alcoholic beverages or reimburse the cost of alcohol consumed in the conduct of University business. This policy does not prohibit the consumption of alcohol. It only prohibits reimbursement from any source of University funds for alcohol expenses. More > >
The Colorado Science and Engineering Fair is in need of judges who are confident enough to analyze Jr High and High School microbiology projects. Judges can be graduate students, vet students, undergraduates, faculty and post docs. The fair hosts the regional winners of science fairs from all over Colorado. The Fair is Thursday April 7 from 11:00 am to 5:45 at the Lory Student Center. Contact Erica Suchman for more information.
The Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC) Poster Event being held on April 19 from 10am to 2pm is in need of judges. Many students from CVMBS participate in this poster session, and they really appreciate the support of the college's faculty and postdoc judges. Please help by going to www.curc.colostate.edu and signing up.
MB351 is in need of judges to evaluate the end of year student presentations. The presentations begin Weds, April 20 and the last day is Fri, May 6. There are a total of 8 sessions, Mon, Wed, and Fri from 11-11:40am in Micro Room A101. Any faculty, postdocs, or graduate students interested in participating should contact Claudia Gentry-Weeks.
Medicinal Chemist Interviews;
We are in the process of organizing 'Hazardous Waste Clean-up Efforts' in all MIP facilities. The goal of this project is to remove any and all chemical wastes that have accumulated in our laboratories over the years and promote a safe working environment. This will be a one-time only affair in which the Department will coordinate waste pick-ups and contribute to the cost of unknown waste identification. Please note that if you fail to take advantage of this opportunity, your lab will likely bear the full cost of unknown identification/disposal in the future. The Microbiology Facility chemicals will be picked up first. Watch for upcoming notices regarding the Pathology and AIDL Facilities!
Andy Reid, Pathology Facility Accounting Tech has accepted a position with the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. His last day with MIP will be Friday, March 18. We wish him well in his new endeavor!
The College Research Council 2005 Call for Proposals information is now available on the following web page: http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/cvmbs/FacultyResource.htm
Proposal deadline is Friday, April 1, 2005.
IMPORTANT: If you are planning on requesting funds through the CRC - Shared Research Program (SRP), please note that this requires departmental approval. Please submit these grant applications to Jeff by MARCH 22 so that they can be reviewed and determine if they are appropriate for departmental matching funds.
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