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Learning Center position open

The University Learning Center, Office of Minority Student Services, is now accepting applications for a learning specialist coordinator in the Math and Science Learning Center. The position is full-time and the duties include coordination, supervision and administration of the tutoring services sponsored by MSS.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred), as well as knowledge of mathematics through calculus and the learning processes in introductory science courses. For other minimum qualifications, call the Learning Center at 621-1206.

The salary is $21,000-$24,000 and the position is available immediately. Deadline for applications is July 18. Send a letter of application, a current resume and three letters of recommendation to Search Committee, Learning Specialist Coordinator, Math & Science Learning Center, University Learning Center, Old Chemistry 214, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721.

Gene therapy available at Cancer Center

The Arizona Cancer Center has announced that it is now performing the first gene therapy treatments for skin cancer in Arizona.

Fifteen patients with malignant melanoma will soon receive injections of the gene for HLA-B7, a tissue antigen, directly into their skin lesions.

The hope is that the patients' tumor cells can show the antigen on their surface so the patients' immune system may recognize the antigen and begin to fight the cancerous cells, because cancerous cells often go unnoticed by the immune system.

Biology department seeks head of apprentice program

The UA's Molecular and Cellular Biology Department is searching for a program specialist for its High School Biology Research Apprentice Program.

The position involves managing the high school apprentice program, as well as designing and implementing related outreach programs in the biological sciences.

It is a part-time, fiscal-year position with a salary of $11,000. A bachelor's degree in the biological sciences is required, as are strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Applicants should send a resume, a statement of interest and the names of three references to Carol Bender, Director, Undergraduate Biology Research Program, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Life Sciences South, Room 527, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721.

Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, July 20.

Former UA employee sentenced to probation

Jenny McKinnon, 40, a former employee in the Center for Disability Related Resources, was sentenced last week to five years' probation after pleading guilty to one count of theft by misrepresentation.

McKinnon, formerly an administrative assistant in the office, allegedly ordered over $45,000 in personal items using purchase orders she signed on behalf of the late Gene Tchida, former interim program director at CeDRR.

Tchida had a spinal cord injury and was unable to sign the orders, so McKinnon was authorized to sign them herself. Investigators alleged she used the orders for personal items such as an aquarium, a kiln, cassette tapes and computer software.

McKinnon and her husband Howard, who pleaded guilty to facilitating the theft and received two years' probation, must also pay $31,000 in restitution to the UA.

Museum of Art seeks docents

The UA Museum of Art is seeking volunteers to be docents, who lead tours of the museum and do in-class presentations about art at public schools.

Applicants should have a basic knowledge of art and strong communication skills. Spanish speakers are urgently needed. To apply, call the UA Museum of Art at 621-7567. Interviews for docent positions will be conducted in early August. Read Next Article