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Gradudate gives $225,000 for equipment

Dorothy Meyer Kincaid, a Midland resident who graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 1945, donated $225,000 to purchase science lab equipment.

The gift establishes the Dorothy Meyer Kincaid Science Equipment Fund to purchase specialty science equipment, including a centrifuge with extra rotors, two low-temperature freezers and an incubator.

To show appreciation for the gift, TWU will name an equipment room in the Graduate Research Building at the Denton campus after Kincaid.

TWU seeks volunteers for knee pain study

The TWU Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences is seeking volunteers for a study of the effects of tart cherry juice on improving joint function and reducing knee pain.

The study is open to women and men between the ages of 45 and 79 who have pain associated with knee osteoarthritis. Participants must otherwise be healthy and mobile and must be willing to consume either tart cherry juice or a juice without tart cherry for a period of four months. Participants also will undergo range-of-motion measurements and complete pain and physical activity questionnaires.

Participants will receive $100 compensation for time spent on the study. The total time commitment for this study is approximately three hours over four months. Three visits to the Denton campus will be required.

For more information, contact Dr. Shanil Juma, assistant professor in the TWU Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, at 940-898-2704 or

Graduate, professional school fair scheduled

Texas Woman’s University will conduct a Graduate and Professional School Fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the TWU Student Union.

More than 65 universities, colleges and professional schools will share information about their programs with prospective students. Information on graduate school requirements, applicable entrance exams and financial aid and scholarships also will be available.

Prospective graduate students who attend the fair could win a $1,000 award applicable to fall 2014 tuition and fees at TWU. One award will be presented at the fair. The student must be eligible for admission to TWU to claim the award.

The fair will be preceded by a seminar, “Graduate School: The Guide to Getting In,” from 3 to 4 p.m. in Room 301 of the Academic Conference Tower (ACT). Dr. Samuel Wheeler, assistant director of admissions at TWU, will present the session.

The student union is located on the southwest corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive. For more information on the fair, call 940-898-3188 or visit and click on the “TWU Graduate & Professional Fair” icon.