Dean John L. Bear
College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Newsletter Archive
“Creativity" is the word that springs to mind when I review the contents of this issue of Momentum.
The array of projects ongoing in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is always impressive. The work of Professor Monte Pettitt and his colleagues in the Institute for Molecular Design is no exception. While the molecular images they create are works of visual art, they are important tools to help design new drugs. They are also being used in efforts to develop molecular profiling methods that may help doctors make optimal therapy recommendations for patients with cancer and other diseases. Recently, Dr. Pettitt’s images appeared in Mamm, a magazine for women with breast cancer, to illustrate an article on molecular profiling, which may help doctors determine the benefits of a particular treatment.
In reading the articles about the Allied Geophysical Laboratories, I hope you’ll agree that being taught by faculty members who also conduct research is of great value. UH’s international reputation is based in part on the collective expertise of our geosciences faculty members, many of whom are actively involved in finding ways to extract significant reservoirs of oil from previously unproductive geological deposits.
Dr. Louis Green and Dr. Barbara Schachtel-Green, featured in this issue, have devoted their lives to creative and educational endeavors. Louis, a physician and accomplished musician, is an articulate supporter of the college and will address our graduates and their guests at commencement.
I invite you to attend NSM commencement exercises Sunday, May 15 th at 2:00 PM in the Hofheinz Pavilion here on campus. It is our annual celebration of all that creativity can do.
John L. Bear
Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
University of Houston
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