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UConn Advance
(February 28, 1997)

Technology Center planned
The UConn Health Center is establishing a center for science and technology to turn research into jobs and businesses.

The Center for Science and Technology Commercialization aims to educate faculty about outside opportunities, steer professors with successful transfers into scientific and technological programs and enhance University programs with commercial potential. "Tomorrow's jobs will be created by translating today's discoveries into products and processes that will benefit society," said Leslie Cutler, chancellor and provost for health affairs.

New SUBOG president selected
Michael Allenby, a seventh-semester mechanical engineering major, has been selected the 45th president of the Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG). He will take over May 1 to serve the 1997-98 school year. Allenby served on SUBOG for two years as concert chair and vice president of programming. Also recommended for SUBOG's executive committee next year are Kelly Anne Kilbridge, vice president for policy; Jennifer Shea and Sumarjit Rattan as vice presidents for programming; and Keith Pixton as treasurer. Interviews for the remaining 13 SUBOG positions were held this week.

Academic misconduct is topic of discussion
The Department of Student Affairs invites faculty to participate in a group discussion on academic misconduct from 2-4 p.m. March 12 in Room 378 of the Student Union. The discussion will focus on preventing and responding to acts of academic misconduct.

It will be facilitated by Sharon Kipetz, dean of students; Paul Goodwin, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Gay Douglas and Francine Travis, assistants to the dean of students.

Nominations sought for community service award
Nominations are sought for the fifth annual Connecticut Higher Education Community Service Awards. Awards will be made to individual students, student groups and faculty and staff who are leaders in community service through personal contributions and institutional commitment.

Every campus can submit nominees for consideration. Official nomination forms can be obtained by calling Diane Wright in the Center for Community Outreach (U-211) at 486-1165. Deadline is March 7.

Media relations workshops planned
Want to learn more about how to speak with reporters? The Office of University Communications can help. A workshop is planned to help faculty answer complex questions, establish positive rapport with reporters, avoid being misquoted, and effectively communicate messages. The workshop will be held in Bishop Center. Three dates are offered: Tuesday, March 11, Thursday, April 24 and Wednesday, May 7. All workshops run from 3-4:30 p.m. The workshop is free, but space is limited. Call 486-3530 to register.

Look out for annual Jail-n-Bail
If you're arrested next week, it's for a good cause.

The ninth annual Jail-n-Bail, sponsored by the Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council, works this way: Students and faculty can be arrested on warrants, which are bought ($2 for students, $5 for faculty and staff) in advance by friends or colleagues. They are then brought to the ROTC Hangar, where bail is set. "Prisoners" can call anywhere in the United States to raise bail. Arrests will be made between noon-8 p.m. March 4 and 5. Last year the event raised $24,000 for the American Cancer Society. Arrest warrants can be bought Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Co-op, and Monday from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Homer Babbidge Library.

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