Briefs...........September 19, 1997
Domestic violence intervention conference planned
conference, "Confronting the Beast: Innovations in Domestic Violence
Intervention," will take place October 6, 7 and 8 at Jorgensen Auditorium.
The conference will examine a decade of social activism in Connecticut
since the Family Violence Prevention and Response Act was passed
in 1986. During the three days, participants in the conference
will reflect upon what has been accomplished in the state and
what still needs to be done, focusing on human service organizations,
the criminal justice system, and institutions of higher learning.
More than 30 legal, medical, police and social workers from throughout
Connecticut, in conjunction with UConn professionals, have organized
an agenda of round tables, workshops, keynote addresses and panel
discussions. For cost and registration information, call: (860)
486-4905 or (800) 622-9905.
Center for Health Promotion offers
The Center for Health Promotion in the School
of Allied Health is offering computer-generated personal health
The center provides individuals and groups
with multidisciplinary programs to prevent disease and promote
The appraisal includes body composition analysis, nutrition
and physical activity counseling, blood pressure and pulse, height
and weight, cholesterol testing, and glucose measurements. The
cost is $15 for students, $30 for others.
The center is located
in Koons Hall, Room 101. Appointments are available Monday and
Thursday. To schedule an appointment or for more information,
call (860) 486-2812.
Volunteers sought for International Coastal
It's cleanup time! Help clean up Connecticut's shoreline
this Saturday. As part of International Coastal Cleanup Day, volunteers
will work at 24 different locations on the Connecticut shoreline.
While most begin at 9 a.m., some will begin in the afternoon.
Last September, 382 volunteers removed about 3,249 pounds of debris
from more than 26 miles of shoreline. Participation was down
last year because of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis-carrying
mosquito scare, said Peg Van Patten, communicator for the Sea
Grant Program at the Avery Point campus. She urged the University
community to pitch in this year. More than 500 volunteers are
expected. For more information, call Van Patten at (860) 405-9141.
Campus mourns death of research specialist Robert Wagner
Wagner, a research specialist in the Photonics Research Center,
died unexpectedly on September 12.
Wagner, a native of Akron, Ohio,
had been a resident of Manchester since 1973. Before joining
the Photonics Research Center in 1994, he worked for 20 years
at the United Technologies Corp. Research Center in East Hartford.
In a written statement, faculty, staff and students of the Photonics
Research Center, said "We lost more than a friend when Bob Wagner
passed away. Bob was an essential part of the Photonics Research
Center. We feel his loss greatly for he was part of our foundation.
Bob was a builder and a fine teacher. He had an eye for design,
the skills of a technician/scientist and hands that were able
to nurture the growth and beauty of a garden."
Wagner was instrumental
in the development of a new laboratory in the Merritt Building
on the Depot Campus. "The Cleanroom laboratory could not have
been built without him," the statement continued. "This laboratory
is his legacy to the Photonics Research Center and to the University
Wagner leaves his wife, Jane, and a son, Guy.
contributions may be made to Troop 25, Boy Scouts of America,
c/o Center Congregational Church, 11 Center St., Manchester, CT