This is an archived article. For the latest news, go to the Advance Homepage.
For more archives, go to the Advance Archive/Search Page

Briefs..... for March 23, 1998
March 23, 1998

Nominations sought for University Teaching Fellows
The advisory board of the Institute for Teaching and Learning is soliciting nominations from senior faculty and academic administrators for the 1998-99 University of Connecticut Teaching Fellows. Four fellows will be honored this year, and each will receive a stipend of $2,500 for use in instructional programs. The fellows will receive medallions during Commencement in May and also will be recognized during Scholars' Day in April 1998.

Teaching New Students Seminar

Classroom Strategies for Student Retention
A live and interactive teleconference with John N. Gardner & David B. Ellis, University of South Carolina
Thursday, April 2, 1998
1-4 p.m.
Bishop Center, Room 7
Sponsored by the First Year Experience Program
Space is limited. Please call (860) 486-5019 to register.

A nominating portfolio that demonstrates the candidate's excellence and dedication to teaching and the instructional mission of the University, should be submitted by April 3 to Keith Barker, director, Institute for Teaching and Learning, U-142, Storrs, CT 06268.

Computer programming courses offered at Travelers Center
The Center for Professional Development is offering a certificate program in Modern Visual Programming this spring. The classes will prepare participants for high-tech computer jobs by learning two programming languages considered to be the most popular - Java and Visual Basic. The courses were designed and are taught by noted author, columnist and editor Gary Cornell. Program participants can earn Continuing Education Units. The courses will be held at The Travelers Education Center, 200 Constitution Plaza in Hartfor.d

Each course will be held 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dates are:
April 2, 3 Beginning Java
April 7, 8, 9 Advanced Java
April 16, 17 Beginning Visual Basic
April 22, 23, 24 Advanced Visual Basic

For more information and to register, call (800) 622-9905. To request a Modern Visual Programming brochure, call (800) 622-9908.

10th Women's Studies Conference scheduled for April 4
The 10th Annual Women's Studies Conference on Women and Gender sponsored by the Women's Studies Program will take place on Saturday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Student Union, Room 208. Sessions will take place on female militancy, women's writing and literature, women and ethnicity, women and religion, witchcraft throughout history, care of civil war soldiers by women, personal, political, social functions of quilting and other topics. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, call Donna L. May, conference coordinator.

Women's Center seeks survey information for planning
The Women's Center is conducting a random survey of students, staff and faculty for use in the development of their strategic plan for the future. The information provided from the survey will be used to prioritize the Center's existing programs and identify the services still needed. When compiled, the complete results will be released to the campus community. A copy of the survey is available on the Internet at

For more information, call Kathleen Holgerson or Diana Gravitch.