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role as a GIS training center for gov-
ernmental agencies and businesses,
presenting short courses to individu-
als from such organizations as Texas
Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Forest
Service, the Environmental Protection
Agency and area universities and
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center, visit its
web site at www.ias.unt.edu/
departments/csam.html or call (940)
Center for the Study
of Work Teams
The Center for the Study of Work
Teams was created in 1991 to provide
In 1996, Bruce
director of the
Ii center, received
Award from the
South Central Arc
Users Group, a
tion. The award
Hunter "for being
future of GIS in
1g. For more infor-
mation about the
education and conduct research in
collaborative work systems through
partnerships with businesses, govern-
ment agencies, nonprofit organiza-
tions and other universities. Such
systems, designed to capitalize on
collaborative work practices, require
that the organization be set up delib-
erately to create opportunities for
people to work together effectively.
The center's educational programs
include an annual spring sympo-
sium, intensive workshops and, each
fall, the International Conference on
Work Teams - the world's largest
and most comprehensive learning
opportunity of its kind, where lead-
ing experts share work team prac-
tices, tools and techniques. The
center also provides information
resources through publications and
research papers, its web page and
TeamNet, a group e-mail list for
In partnership with organizations,
the center offers assistance with
organizational change and research
projects for the design, development
Joan Carroll, Ph.D.
UNT Health Science Center
research assistant professor
of integrative physiology
Studyingl the effets of obesity
onI heart funCtonl
arroil received a 8900,000 grant
from the National Institutes of Health
to expand her research. She seeks to
determine mechanisms by which obe-
sity causes reduced heart function,
both in the presence and absence of
hypertension. She is also studying
h etlrer exercise training car reduce
obesity's negative effects on the heart.
Chwlee Lye Chng, Ph.D.
UNT Regents Professor
of kinesiology, health
promotion and recreation
l icllng prevent disease through
Clhng s studies have resulted in a
clearer understanding of human
sexual behavior as it relates to
human immunodeficiency virus and
its prevention, as well as a deeper
appreciation of the role of culture
in HIV prevention. His research and
teaching promote healthy Irfestyles
Director Bruce Hunter, right, gathers information on Texa
watersheds for the Center for Spatial Analysis and Mappin
and implementation of collaborative
work systems. Projects are led by
UNT industrial-organizational psy-
chology faculty. Team members
include faculty from other UNT
departments and educational institu-
tions, doctoral students and center
affiliates who are independent practi-
tioners. Types of projects include
transformation to team-based organi-
zations, team development, team
selection systems, employee involve-
ment strategies, team performance
measurement and team assessment
Corporate sponsorships enable
organizations interested in forming a
business-university alliance to share
in the growth of the center and
ensure high-quality service and
future programs. Sponsors include
such organizations as Boeing Co.,
Shell, First American Financial, S.C.
Johnson and MBNA.
For more information, visit the cen-
ter's web site at www.workteams.
unt.edu, call (940) 565-3096 or send
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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