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Student presents work at national conference

Jairus Reddy, a TWU doctoral student in molecular biology, recently presented his research at the Society for Neuroscience’s 2012 annual meeting in New Orleans.

Reddy displayed a research poster describing his work investigating how a protein associated with the cell membrane can affect neuron growth, which can impact paralysis and other neurological conditions.

He also has presented his research at several national and state conferences, including events hosted by the American Society for Neurochemistry, the Association for Psychological Science and the Texas Society for Microscopy.

“Mr. Reddy is a prime example that TWU biology students and their research are recognized externally at the highest level,” said Dr. DiAnna Hynds, Reddy’s mentor and TWU associate professor of biology.

The Society for Neuroscience is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system. The society’s annual meeting is considered the world’s largest and most pre-eminent gathering of neuroscientists. For more information, visit .


Holiday gift program receives recognition

TWU’s Holiday Gift Program for students who have children has been selected to receive the 2013 Outstanding Collaboration Award from the American College Personnel Association.

TWU’s Commuter Services Department coordinates the annual Holiday Gift Program along with the Department of Housing and Institutional Development Department.

Each year the program provides gifts to about 200 children of qualifying TWU students at the Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses.

In November, TWU faculty and staff — either by department or individually — sign up to provide the gifts. TWU students who have children qualify for the program based on their financial aid status.

TWU will receive the award during the ACPA national convention in March.

With 7,500 members from 1,200 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and around the world, ACPA is the nation’s leading comprehensive student affairs association.

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