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Trustees approve bachelor's in
business at Stamford campus
July 19, 1999

The University's Board of Trustees in June approved a bachelor of science in business administration degree for the Stamford regional campus.

The degree responds to demand from the business community in Fairfield County, said Mark A. Emmert, chancellor. The curriculum will be based on the same set of core business courses as the program in Storrs, he said, and also will provide, in response to the labor market in Fairfield County, a core of information technology-based courses. Students who wish to attend the regional campus for two or more years and then move to Storrs will be able to take core courses in Stamford if they wish, he said.

The board also approved the creation of a Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Health Center. The existing Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will be integrated into one department, a move that "could provide a real opportunity for the future growth and development of the academic missions of the departments, as well as address important issues related to the provision of clinical service within the John Dempsey Hospital," said Leslie Cutler, chancellor and provost for health affairs.

The new department will have both clinical responsibilities and an academic focus in anatomical pathology and laboratory medicine. A chair will be recruited through a national search.

In other business, the trustees agreed to name the ground floor of the Health Center's academic Research Building the John G. Rowland Center for Biosciences; approved the appointment of Richard A. Garibaldi, professor and chair of medicine as the James E.C. Walker/Physicians Health Services Chair in Primary Care Medicine; and raised rental rates for University-owned homes and apartments between 1.87 and 2.7 percent for 1999-00.

Karen A. Grava