WMC professor to receive cancer research grant

January 05, 1992

A $35,000 Cottrell College science award from Research Corporation of Tucson has been awarded to Dr. Carol A. Rouzer, assistant professor of chemistry at Western Maryland College, for a two-year research program on a potential series of anti-cancer compounds.

The program will involve the study of 1,3-dialkyl-3-acyltriazenes, substances that react with human DNA. Dr. Rouzer, principal investigator for the project, said the research will involve in-vitro biochemical experiments with the substance to determine how it is metabolized.

The Cottrell award, one of only 100 or so received by educators across the nation this year, will be used to purchase equipment for Dr. Rouzer's research team and to provide a stipend to two undergraduate assistants and Dr. Rouzer. Its renewal at the end of next year will depend on the results of the research. The $35,000 award is among the highest given by the corporation.

Dr. Rouzer, who joined the Western Maryland faculty in 1989, earned her bachelor's degree from WMC in 1976. She later received her Ph.D. from Rockefeller University and an M.D. from

Cornell University Medical College.

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Registration for spring semester at the Essex Community College Mid-County College Center in Towson and the neighborhood college centers at Loch Raven, Parkville and Perry Hall high schools, is set for tomorrow and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Mid-County College Center in the Towson United Methodist Church, Dulaney Valley Road and the Beltway.

There are 41 courses scheduled for the Mid-County Center during the day and in the evening, with five at Loch Raven High, 15 at Parkville High and eight at Perry Hall High, all in the evenings.

A spring schedule of classes can be picked up at Baltimore County libraries or in the Office of Records and Registration on the Essex campus. Students also may register for the Mid-County and Neighborhood College sites at Essex during on-campus registration, today through Jan. 30, Mondays through Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more information about classes offered at the Mid-County College Center or one of the neighborhood college centers, call Linda Brothers, coordinator of off-campus centers, (410) 522-1615.

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Two new computer-aided drafting courses are offered this spring Anne Arundel Community College.

AutoLISP for AutoCAD (ENT 284) teaches advanced CAD users how to reduce design and drawing time by creating custom drawing routines using a macroprogramming feature.

Electronic Drafting and Printed Circuit Board Layout (EET 282) teaches use of an electronic CAD program for creating $l schematic diagrams and printed circuit board layouts.

Special spring registration is from Wednesday, through Saturday. Times are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Regular registration resumes Jan. 13-20 at the Arnold campus and Jan. 13-17 at Fort Meade and Arundel Center North, Glen Burnie, off-campus centers.

For course information, call (410) 541-2433. For registration information, call (410) 541-2241.

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Registration for undergraduate and graduate courses will be held Monday through Thursday at Towson State University. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 27.

Undergraduate classes in 40 areas of study are offered days, evenings and weekends. Enrollment forms are available in the College of Continuing Studies in the administration building on Osler Drive. For registration materials, call the College of Continuing Studies, (410) 830-2022.

The graduate school is conducting registration for evening classes in 21 master's degree programs. Walk-in registration will be held Monday through Thursday at the graduate school office in the Administration Building. For more information, call the graduate school, (410) 830-2500.

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