News Items Posted Fall 2004
- Licensure and Accreditation of the BMS Degree Programs
In the eloquent words of Dean Kremens...
It is my privilege and great pleasure to inform all of you that today the DHE
Board of Governors, made a final, very favorable and unconditional decision with regard
to our application for simultaneous Licensure and Accreditation for BS in
Biomolecular Sciences and MA in Biomolecular Sciences
programs. The Board of Governors unanimously voted in favor of both BS in Biomolecular Sciences and
MA in Biomolecular Sciences programs... Please
join me in congratulating all our colleagues from the Biomolecular Sciences
Department, who have been working very hard on this, and anxiously awaiting this
moment. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Thomas King for
his efforts in preparing a very good application documentation to the DHE. Now the
BMS Department may focus on recruitment, but without a doubt, they will succeed
with flying colors. Congratulations to all of you, and we all celebrate this success with the BMS Faculty.
(Posted December 16, 2004)
- Two New BMS Courses
At its December meeting, the CCSU Faculty Senate approved the addition of two
new courses in our department. Questions about these new offerings should be
directed to Cheryl Watson or Jim Mulrooney.
(Posted December 24, 2004)
- BMS 320: Histology. Prerequisites: BMS 201 or permission of
department chair. A laboratory based course building on the concepts of
protein and cell structure learned in BMS 201. Students will identify
tissues and understand their special function and location in the body.
Students will also learn techniques for tissue embedding, sectioning and
staining. Two two-hour laboratories per week. Irregular. 2 credits.
- BMS 414: Pharmacology, Physiology, and Drug Development.
Prerequisites: (BMS 318 or BMS 319 or BMS 412 or BIO 318 or BIO 319 or BIO
412) and CHEM 122; or permission of department chair. Basic principles of
pharmacology and the physiological mechanisms underlying drug action.
Focus on the pharmacology of: the nervous and cardiovascular systems,
chemical dependency and chemotherapy for cancer. Irregular. [c] 3 credits.
- Cheryl Watson is the Winner of the CCSU Excellence in Teaching Award for 2004-05!
And we couldn't be more pleased and proud! Congratulations, Cheryl! This award
confirms what our faculty and students have known for years--you're terrific!
Read about the award and Cheryl at the CCSU
(Posted November 19, 2004)
- We've Got a Home!
The Department of Biomolecular Sciences now has an official department office, Copernicus Hall Rm
204. It's the
old main office of the School of Technology (which has moved to NC 22407). The
new Department phone number is 832-3560 and the fax number is 832-3562. Most exciting, though, is the arrival
of our new Department Secretary, Maureen Renock. On behalf of the students and
faculty in the Department, welcome aboard!
(Posted November 19, 2004)
- MCAT Prep Course at CCSU
Are you a sophomore or junior planning on entering medical school after
graduation? This is your opportunity to take an MCAT preparation course here at
CCSU. This course will let you take practice tests and measure your current
level of preparation, and give you tools that will help improve your MCAT
scores. This Spring 2005 non-credit course is CENC 450, MCAT Preparation (CRN 44954), TR
6-9 pm from Jan 20 through April 7. This course is not offered by a specific
department, and so for registration purposes, it's listed alphabetically under
the Subject "Non Credit". If you have any problems enrolling, or if
you have any other questions, contact Dr. Cheryl Watson.
(Posted November 18, 2004)
- Update for BMS Spring Course Offerings!!
BMS 311, Cell Biology, has opened another lab section. Students can now enroll for the
lecture MWF 10-10:50 with lab on Tuesday from 8-11 am. Ask Jim Mulrooney for
(Posted November 16, 2004)
- The last Friday of the Fall semester (Dec 3) will be a BMS Poster Party
Smackdown! That afternoon, all of the BMS 201 students (at last count, there
were about 357 of them!) will be presenting for everyone's viewing the results
of their lab experiments. There will also be poster presentations by all the
students doing independent projects in the BMS research labs. It'll be Poster
Mania all afternoon! More details (like an official schedule) will appear here
as they are finalized.
(Posted November 12, 2004)
- There's been a slight change to the Friday seminar schedule. We're joining
the Department of Biological Sciences at their seminar presented by Dr Kam
Dahlquist of Vassar College. The seminar will be held in NC 231 (our normal
seminar room), and there will be twice as much pizza as usual, so come hungry!
Check the seminar schedule for more details.
(Posted October 30, 2004)
- Yikes! The Fall semester has begun, and Copernicus is rocking! It's good to
have you all back. Please be sure to attend the kickoff of the Friday seminar
(and BMS 190 course) on Sept 3; the updated schedule is linked below. It will
be a good chance to see familiar (and new) faces, find out about the new BMS
department, and think about the research project you're going to work on this
term. There will be food (pizza) and drink (soda).
(Posted August 30, 2004)
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