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Briefs......for January 26, 1998

Chancellor announces new awards for research excellence
Chancellor Mark Emmert has announced a new series of awards recognizing excellence in research at the Storrs and regional campuses. Four awards will be made each year.

Faculty at any stage of their career will be eligible, but at least one of the awards will be reserved for faculty within 10 years of receiving their Ph.D. The designation of Research Excellence will be accompanied by a stipend of $2,500 each to be used in support of the awardee's research.

Nominations will be reviewed by the Research Advisory Council. Nomination packets should include a nomination letter from a colleague or group of colleagues describing the nominee's contributions to the field, supporting letters from faculty, students or alumni, evidence of the significance of the research, and a biography and bibliography of the nominee.

Nominations should be sent to the Office of the Research Foundation, U-133.

Women's polo team: Champs again

The UConn women's polo team has won the major intercollegiate invitational tournament, the 1997 William S. Field Tournament (formerly called the Snow Tournament.

In the tournament, held at Cornell University, UConn defeated Cornell 20 to 13, giving UConn its third title in four year.

The UConn women have been the dominant women's team in intercollegiate polo for the past three years. UConn won its first women's national championship in 1996 and hopes to continue this tradition with another win in 199.

"This team has the right chemistry," says coach James E. Dinger, an associate professor of animal science. "The future of women's polo at UConn seems to be on the right track, with a strong women's junior varsity team."

DRL seeking student nominees for multicultural awards
The Department of Residential Life is seeking nominations for the annual Student Multicultural Awards. The awards recognize individual students who have contributed to encouraging and enhancing the diversity of the residence halls, the regional campuses, and the community at large. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible.

The criteria for the awards include good academic standing, individual contributions to and involvement in supporting diversity efforts on or off campus, and leadership activities in diverse communities on or off campus. Faculty, staff and students may nominate as many students as they choose.

Completed nomination forms, due by Monday, March 2, should be sent to Nancy Abohatab, Department of Residential Life, U-49, e-mail:

The Student Multicultural Awards program is cosponsored by the Area Association of Religious Communities, African American Cultural Center, Asian American Cultural Center, Center for Students with Disabilities, Department of Residential Life, Office of International Affairs, Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center, Women's Center, and Our Center.

Nomination forms have been mailed to all faculty, staff and students of the University, including the regional campuses.

Nominations sought for first Student Employee of the Year
April 6-10 is National Student Employment Week. This year during that week, the first UConn Student Employee of the Year will be recognized.

The new Student Employee of the Year award is intended to honor extraordinary student employees who have made a valuable contribution to the departments employing them. The winner will be announced in late March and honored during National Student Employment Week.

The Student Employment Office is calling for nominations of outstanding student employees. Nominations will be judged based on reliability, quality of work, initiative, disposition, and contribution to the employer. Entries should be accompanied by specific examples of the nominee's contributions.

Nomination forms can be obtained from Pamela Kinel, assistant director of student employment, by calling (860) 486-3474. Completed nominations should be sent to the Student Employment Office, U-141, by February 6. Financial aid office issues reminder on application deadline
The Student Financial Aid Office has issued a reminder that the 1998-99 deadline for applications is March 1. Application materials for summer 1998, fall 1998, and spring 1999 are available at the Student Financial Aid Office.