Thomas Ahern, 81
Thomas E. Ahern, director of the UConn Student Union
from 1957 until his retirement in 1982, died Sunday, February 1
at Windham Community Memorial Hospital.
Born December 7, 1916, Ahern was the husband of
Alice (Kennedy) Ahern. He lived in Storrs the last 50 years.
A veteran of the Army Air Corps during World War II,
Ahern graduated from UConn in 1952, and joined the
University student affairs staff that year.
A plaque in the lobby of the Student Union Building
honors his years of service to the University. An avid
fan of UConn athletics and supporter of student activities
and programs, Ahern also was involved in community
affairs. He was a member of the local Rotary Club
and was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter and
son-in-law, Jeanne and Mark Mogayzel of Westford,
Mass.; two sisters, Mary Higgins and Barbara
McIntyre, both of Wethersfield; and a niece.
Deadline approaching for faculty large grant competition
Monday is the deadline for the Research Advisory Council's Faculty
Large Grant Competition. The purpose of the program is to fund
proposals of high scientific, scholarly or artistic merit and
help faculty move into a better position to apply for and receive
extramural funding for their research activities. Recipients
of the awards are expected to be actively engaged in submitting
proposals to external sponsors.
Criteria for the award include
the applicant's record of extramural funding and relevant scholarly
productivity. The council also recognizes that scholarship in
the fine arts and humanities may not consistently lead to extramural
funding, but instead to publication of a book or production of
a play or other event, and that these are also vital components
of the University's research community and reputation. A peer
review system of ad hoc reviewers and standing review panels
is used to rank the proposals.
Applicants must complete the
standard application form and submit two copies to the Office
of the Research Foundation. The deadline for completed applications
is Monday, February 16, at 5 p.m. For information or assistance,
call Susan Benedict at (860) 486-3337.
Edward Victor Gant Scholarship
The University has announced that two Edward
Victor Gant Scholarships will be offered for the 1998-99 academic
year, each worth $1,500. One will be awarded to a graduate student
and one to an undergraduate student for continuing study at UConn.
|UConn 14th in national|
ranking of 20 college sports
UConn has been ranked 14th in the 1997-98 Directors' Cup NCAA
Division I final fall standings. Points are awarded based on each
institution's finish in up to 20 sports, 10 for men and 10 for
UConn tied for 14th place with Wisconsin and Youngstown
State, with 100 points. The number one-ranked institution was
Stanford, with 290 points, followed by North Carolina and Michigan
with 260 and 200 points, respectively.
The Sears Directors' Cup
for college sports is administered and compiled by the National
Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. Winning schools
in each division receive a Sears Directors' Cup trophy, designed
by Waterford Crystal.
Edward Victor Gant Scholarships are a gift of the Board of Trustees
and the family of Edward V. Gant, former provost and professor
of civil engineering.
The scholarship competition, open to students
from all schools and colleges, are awarded based on academic
excellence, professional potential, dedicated service, and exemplary
personal integrity. Faculty and staff may nominate students
by writing letters of support addressing these four criteria.
There is no nomination form, nor may students apply directly.
letters are due by Friday, March 6.
Save a life, give blood during
the UConn blood drive
The UConn blood drive starts this week
at Jorgensen Gallery on the ground floor of Jorgensen Auditorium.
The hours are:
Tuesday, February 10
Thursday, February 12
Friday, February 13
||10 a.m.-3 p.m.|
Call (800) GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) to make an appointment.
Work out for children's health at Center
for Health Fitness
The Center for Health Fitness is sponsoring
a Workout Against Cancer for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
on Saturday, February 14, from 9-10:30 a.m. in Hawley Armory Gym.
The workout is an aerobics class presented by a variety of Fitness
for Life instructors. The minimum donation is $5. Pledge sheets
for additional fund raising are available by calling (860) 486-5975.
Those who donate $10 or more will be entered into a raflle for
Financial aid office issues reminder on application
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.