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Auditorium named for donor
October 5, 1998

The large auditorium at the Stamford campus has been named the Gen Re Auditorium in recognition of the generosity of General Re Corp., the Stamford-based reinsurer.

With more than 4,000 square feet and seating for 350, the room houses.

a three-sided balcony over a large hall with flexible seating. Part of the conference center in the Department of Extended and Continuing Education at the Stamford campus, it is used for a variety of activities: corporate events, seminars, luncheons, academic and organizational conferences, dinners, job fairs and orientation.

"General Re is very proud to be a 'partner' with the University of Connecticut and looks forward to the future with much anticipation," says Richard Manz, assistant vice president, General Re Corp., and chair, corporation contributions committee..

The auditorium is the most technologically advanced room at the campus, with state-of-the-art computer and video projector, room control system and audio system. "It is one of the most actively used rooms at the Stamford campus," says Lori Conkling, manager of the conference center.

"This highly visible room provides excellent recognition for one of the University's most generous supporters," says Brian Ibsen, director of development for southwestern Connecticut for The University of Connecticut Foundation Inc. General Re has pledged $1.3 million to UConn in support of faculty, programs and scholarship, he says..

General Re is a holding company for global reinsurance and related risk management operations.

Sherry Fisher