October 6, 1997
Nominations sought for honorary degrees
Nominations of outstanding
individuals are being sought for the award of honorary degrees
Honorary degrees are awarded in recognition of a person
whose life and achievements serve as examples of the University's
aspirations for its students.
Nominations may be made by any
member of the faculty, staff, student body, administration, community,
or Board of Trustees, or by an alumnus of the University. They
will be reviewed by the honors and awards committee, including
the President, board chair and other trustee representatives,
and representatives of faculty, staff, and students. The committee
willl forward recommendations to the Board of Trustees, which
votes to confer honorary degrees.
The nominator should forward
to the Office of the President a dossier that includes a narrative
letter, biographical sketch, three to five letters of support,
a bibliography if appropriate, and other documents by or about
For information call (860) 486-3142. The deadline
for nominations is Friday, October 17.
Police investigate counterfeit
bills on campus
The UConn Police Department is investigating the
passing of an unspecified number of counterfeit $20 bills at
the UConn Co-op Bookstore that occurred within the past month.
The counterfeit currency is easily identifiable: representations
of a 1995 series issue $20 bill with serial number D39470968A.
No U.S. paper money was ever issued with the date 1995. The passing
of counterfeit currency has also occurred at off-campus locations.
The U.S. Secret Service has been notified and a joint investigation
is ongoing. Anyone who is in possession of one of these counterfeit
bills or has information regarding this is asked to contact the
Police Department at (860) 486-4800 or the U.S. Secret Service at
New resources on display at library Technology
Fair, October 7
The Homer Babbidge Library will host its annual Technology
Fair on Tuesday, October 7, from 2-5 p.m. The Technology Fair, Nearer
than Ever, More than Before, highlights the growing number of
digital resources accessible through the UConn Libraries. Library
staff will demonstrate the databases that are available through
the Internet and show the latest advances in information technology.
Many new resources are full text, displaying the entire article,
book or reference source.
- 2 p.m. Electronic
- 2:20 p.m. Electronic journals
- 2:40 p.m. Databases
through the mainframe
- 3 p.m. Arts and humanities resources
3:20 p.m. Current contents (current awareness database)
p.m. Science resources
- 4 p.m. Beilstein CrossFire (database
of organic chemistry compounds)
- 4:20 p.m. Social science resources
Presentations will take place in the new Library Classroom on
- A drawing for Technology Fair prizes will begin at
For more information, call the library's information desk
at (860) 486-4636 or send e-mail to
School to hold Open Houses for prospective students
of Law will hold Open Houses for interested students on Saturday,
October 18, and Saturday, November 22, from 1:30-4 p.m. The Open Houses
are an opportunity to learn about the school, meet faculty and
current students and tour the campus. To register, call (860)
570-5100 or 5159 by October 15 for the October 18 event. An information
session will be held on Tuesday, October 21, from 6:30-8 p.m., to
learn about the evening division and meet students and graduates
of the program. Call by October 17 to register.