sought for Excellence in Performance Award
The Administrative and/or Professional Academic Staff Awards Committee will review all nominations and forward a recommendation to Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich. Nominees will be considered for three years.
For more information about the award, feel free to contact members of the Administrative and/or Professional Academic Staff Awards Committee: Liz Wolf Green, News Bureau, email@example.com; Erik Rotvold, Advising/New Student Initiatives, firstname.lastname@example.org; Earl Shoemaker, Student Support Services, email@example.com; Juelie Sires, University Centers, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Jeanne Skoug, Career Services, email@example.com.
Additional information about the award and the nomination form are available online. The nomination deadline is April 4.
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Unger will discuss the fundamental principles behind the synthesis and initial application of sub-50 nanometer nanocapsules in medicine. Based on these principles, scientists have developed a scalable process for producing nanocapsules capable of delivering large molecules intact into target cells. The abilities to direct nanocapsules to different target cells and to deliver the nucleic acids intact to the nucleus of the cell opens a potentially attractive approach for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, nonviral gene therapy and other applications.GeneSegues Inc. is a privately held biotech company specializing in development of nucleic acid drugs and delivery systems, particularly in the field of cancer. Unger received her bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, and then worked for 10 years in the chemical industry. She subsequently received her doctorate in pharmacology from the University of Minnesota, with her thesis work focusing on signal transduction of cellular adhesion in wound healing. Following postdoctoral research with the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation and an NIH-sponsored fellowship in the University of Minnesota otolaryngology department, Unger founded GeneSegues with the goal of developing drug delivery technology to enable and improve the efficacy of biologic drugs.
April 2: Matthew Waters, foreign languages/history,
"The First World Empire: Genesis of a Superpower."
A schedule of the Spring 2008 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
and Technology Services
and Religious Studies
Condolences to the family of Mildred Frank. Frank, a retired Davies Center employee, died March 13 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.
Condolences to Carl Searing II, a retired member of the Facilities Planning and Management staff, whose son, Carl Searing III, died March 22 in Fort Atkinson. Full obituary.
Condolences to Ronda Swansen, University Recreation & Sport Facilities, whose mother, Viola Jorgensen, died March 17 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.
University Bulletin • Vol. 55, No. 26 • Tenth Week • Spring Semester • March 25, 2008