Town Hall meeting May 18
President Ransom’s next Town Hall meeting is set for May 18 at noon in Luibel Hall. He’ll discuss the latest Board of Regents actions and answer your questions. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you’d like to remain anonymous. Note that there will not be a 7 am Town Hall this quarter. The May 18 meeting will be streamed live over the Internet for the first time. Check Daily News for more information.
Attend commencement on May 16
Approximately 285 graduates from all UNTHSC schools will be part of 2009 Commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 16 at 3 pm at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena and Ballroom. Keynote speaker will be U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess, MD, a resident of Lewisville, Texas, who worked as a doctor in Denton County for more than 21 years. Dr. Burgess delivered more than 3000 babies in North Texas before heading to Congress in 2003.Devin Flaherty, who will be awarded both his DO and PhD degrees, will address attendees.
TCOM Class of 2012 begins Legacy Project tree planting
The TCOM Class of 2012 established a new tradition of planting a tree on campus dedicated to the people who donated or willed their bodies for science.
In association with this new living memorial program, family members of Willed Body program donors gathered on April 24 to remember the donors and plant a living legacy. Presentations were made by Diaa Osman, TCOM Class of 2012; Harold Sheedlo, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology and genetics; Roy Martin, DMIN, assistant professor of clinical ethics; and family members of some of those who had donated their bodies. As a result of the program, a new little gem magnolia tree was planted between the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library and the Patient Care Center, next to the circle drive. An oak plaque explaining why the tree was planted will be replaced in the coming weeks with a permanent, marble marker. The TCOM Class of 2012 hopes future classes of TCOM students will continue the tradition.