New form makes change of address notification easy
of Human Resources and the Payroll Department have simplified
the process for notifying the University of name and address
changes. Effective March 1, a single one-sheet form for such
changes replaces six multiple-part forms. In addition, all medical
and dental insurance providers have agreed to accept the new
form, instead of company-specific forms.
Employees can obtain
the information change form by calling the Department of Human
Resources at (860) 486-3034. The completed sheet should be returned
to Human Resources, U-75. The form will also soon be available
through the University's web page.
Biomedical research organization
receives advocacy award
Connecticut United for Research Excellence
Inc. (CURE) is being recognized by Research!America as an organization
that has distinguished itself by its advocacy. The statewide
coalition of education and research institutions, including UConn,
health-related corporations, professional societies, and other
organizations has helped shape a collective voice for biomedical
research. CURE promotes the process and benefits of medical research
to diverse audiences and has become a recognized resource for
information on biomedicine in the state. CURE will receive the
award on March 10 at the second annual Research!America Advocacy
Awards Dinner in Washington, DC.
Enroll now for Knowledge for
Life classes this spring
The Division of Continuing Education will
offer Knowledge for Life classes again this semester, beginning
in mid-March and running through August. The courses, of varying
duration, are conveniently scheduled during non-work hours and
are geared toward enhancing adults' lives and their resumes.
Topics include computers and technology, art and culture, finance,
health and fitness, and personal development, among others. Courses
include "Understanding the Art of Caravaggio," "Debt-Free and
Prosperous Living," "How Does Your Garden Grow," "Decorative Weed
Walks," "CPR and First Aid," "Defining Your Dreams," "Give Yourself
a Manners Makeover," and more. All classes are held on the Storrs
campus. You may register by mail, phone, fax, in person,
the Internet. For more information,
call (860) 486-3231. For a free brochure, call (860) 622-990.
micropropagation business to hold open house
will hold an open house at the Biotechnology Center on Friday,
March 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ConnectiCulture is a student-run,
non-profit micropropagation business, a division of the Plant
ConnectiCulture is located on Horsebarn
Hill Road off Route 195, across the street from the horse barns.
volunteers offer help in preparing tax returns
Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program run by IRS-trained, volunteer
accounting students in the School of Business Administration,
provides free assistance in income tax return preparation to
members of the University community and Mansfield residents,
Mondays through April 13 (except March 16), 7-9 p.m., in Room
302B of the Student Union. VITA volunteers are not trained to
answer international tax questions, or to complete form 1040NR.
Representatives of the IRS will discuss taxation of scholarships
and fellowships for international faculty, students and scholars
on Friday, March 6, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the Student Union