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UConn Advance

May 2, 1997

Faculty to participate in commemoration of Marshall Plans
A professor and emeritus professor will offer their expertise during a forum commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan. Thomas Paterson, professor of history, and Imanuel Wexler, emeritus professor of economics, will discuss the background of the foreign aid program in the context of world history and the economics of post-war Europe and America. The pair will discuss the plan's success in aiding in the recovery of Europe and diminishing the threat of Communist expansion and stagnation of world trade.

The forum, sponsored by the World Affairs Council, will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 8 in Janet Blumberg Hall in the Hosmer Building at the School of Law in Hartford. The fee is $8, $5 for World Affairs Council members. It's free for students.

The program is aimed at remembering the post-war world and teaching younger generations to understand how the past shaped the present. The Marshall Plan, which provided U.S. aid for nations ravaged by World War II, was announced in 1947 and launched in 1948.

For more information on the forum, call the World Affairs Council at (860) 594-4100.

Stamford campus holds session for BGS students
The Stamford campus is holding an information session for students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of General Studies degree. Students with two years of college credit or who have earned associate's degrees are invited. The session will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 13 in the Jeremy Richard Library conference room at the Stamford campus on Scofieldtown Road.

Courses will help grad students ensure summer aid
Two new courses have been created to enable graduate students to register for enough credits during the summer to be eligible for financial aid. Graduate students can, through the Division of Extended and Continuing Education, register for GRAD 395 for thesis research and GRAD 495 for dissertation research. Up to five credits will be awarded, the minimum needed for summer financial aid.

The change was prompted by concerns from graduate students that they would have to work during the summer to make up for lost financial aid, putting their research on hold.

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