March 9, 2001

Good Morning:

This was the week of champions. At the Health Sciences Center we celebrated the opening of the new Center for Gene Therapy which will conduct research into finding treatment for a host of genetic disorders. Congratulations to all our colleagues associated with the Center.

Meanwhile our women's basketball team won its third straight C-USA tournament championship and an automatic invitation to the NCAA tournament. And how about our baseball team's impressive victory over No. 2 ranked LSU on Wednesday night?

Earlier this week I attended the Conference USA Board of Directors meeting in Louisville. The Board is comprised of the university presidents of member institutions and focuses on major strategic and policy issues facing the conference. The remainder of the week was devoted to interviewing finalists for the open senior positions at the university. I expect some of these to come to closure in the next 30 to 60 days.

If you haven't had an opportunity to walk around the uptown campus lately I encourage you to do so. The azaleas are in full bloom and they look wonderful!


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