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TWU students offering tax preparation

TWU’s Student in Free Enterprise group is partnering with the United Way to offer tax preparation Monday at the Student Union.

Anyone who earned $50,000 or less in 2011 can receive assistance with their income taxes.

The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring all W-2, 1098 and 1099 forms, Social Security cards for all persons listed on returns, savings and checking accounts and routing numbers, child care provider’s identification number, the amounts of other income and a valid photo identification.

For more information, call 817-403-1163 or e-mail .


Science event notes women’s contributions

Three female scientists at the forefront of their fields are the keynote speakers for Thursday’s inaugural Ann Stuart and Ray R. Poliakoff Celebration of Science at Texas Woman’s University.

Guest speakers for the event, which celebrates women in science, are Linda S. Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program; Shana O. Kelley, professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Toronto; and Kimberly Orth, professor of molecular biology at the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Stuart, TWU’s chancellor and president, established the Ann Stuart and Ray R. Poliakoff Celebration of Science Series last year with a $200,000 gift to the university. The series will continue annually through 2032.

Although events will vary from year to year, the intent always will be to engage current TWU students, faculty, alumni, kindergarten through high school students in Denton, and others in the community.

The daylong event includes an interactive forum with students, “Women in Science: Challenges and Promises;” a luncheon with the speakers and TWU students; a symposium, “Women in Science: Research at the Interface of Biology and Chemistry;” and a reception.Most activities will take place in the Ann Stuart Science Complex.

During the afternoon symposium, Birnbaum will present “NIEHS and the Future of Environmental Health.” Kelley will present “Using Nanotechnology to Diagnose Disease.” Orth’s presentation is titled “Black Spot, Black Death, Black Pearl: The Tales of Bacterial Effectors.”

Stuart and Poliakoff were first-generation graduates of public higher education, and both often said it was their education that enabled them to pursue the opportunities that enriched their lives.