Newsmakers highlights faculty and staff in the media. In many
cases, the media placements and interviews were arranged by staff
of University Communications.
The Hartford Courant ran a front-page series from February 22 to
February 26, on several ecology and evolutionary biology faculty
members' research in Brazil and Costa Rica. "Can We Save the Tropics?"
featured the work of Professors Robin Chazdon, David Wagner, Robert
Colwell and David Penic.
Check out the series of stories and
beautiful imagery on UConn research in the tropics
online in The Courant. [This link is no longer available.]
Chamber plans Big East women's tournament rally
If you can't get to Rutgers,
cheer on the Husky women's basketball team at a tournament rally
in Storrs. The Willimantic Chamber of Commerce will hold a rally
at Zenny's Restaurant in Storrs on Tuesday, March 3, at 6 p.m.,
prior to the Women's Big East Conference Tournament championship
game that is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. The game will be
shown on a 7' by 10' screen. Tickets, price $12, are available
in advance at Liberty Bank, Potpourri Enterprises, and at the
Chamber of Commerce office. Tickets at the door are $15. The
price includes refreshments, give-aways and door prizes. Seating
is limited. Call the Chamber of Commerce at (860) 423-6389 to
Community service award nominations sought
are being sought for the sixth annual Connecticut Higher Education
Community Service Awards. Each campus may submit nominees for
consideration in the categories of individual students, student
groups, and special awards. The special awards category honors
faculty, staff or community leaders for personal contributions
and institutional commitments.
To nominate someone from the Storrs
campus, contact the Center for Community Outreach, U-Box 211,
or call (860) 486-1165 for a nomination form. Other contacts
|Avery Point campus
|School of Law
nominations are due by March 6.
Library exhibit features ALA award-winning
Photographs from The Shared Heart, a project by photographer
Adam Mastoon that has won the American Library Association's Gay,
Lesbian and Bisexual Book Award, are on display on Level 1 of Homer
Babbidge Library through March 6. The project consists of photographs
and a book published by William Morrow & Co. that showcases images
and writing of young people about the challenges of growing up
lesbian, gay or bisexuals.