UCC Obtains Approval of Funds from the Federal Department of Education

The UCC community has received with great enthusiasm the news of the approval of funds from the Federal Department of Education (Title V, parts A and B), in the amount of $7 million. These funds come from two Title V programs destined to strenghten institutions that serve Hispanic populations and to promote the opportunities for Hispanic students to pursue graduate studies.  The project will permit the renovation of the library’s second floor and the updating of all technology available to students of all academic programs; the renovation of the Center for Clinical Skills in order to develop a training space with the latest technology; strengthen activities for Professional Development for the faculty concerning innovative technologies for teaching-education; and developing a student program of peer mentoring with the objective of enriching the academic experience.  Additionally, the second program will give the opportunity to offer a program of economic assistance to graduate students; support the research agenda through mentoring; develop a training and research space for graduate students; and support outreach activities to give advice to undergraduate students regarding graduate study opportunities. The President and Dean of Medicine, Dr. Jose Ginel Rodriguez, expressed his gratitude to Dr. Nereida Diaz Rodriguez, Dean of Academic Affairs, and to Dr. Luis A. Cubano, Dean of Research, and to their respective work teams, for the development of these winning proposals that will benefit the strengthening of the academic agenda.