Nominations sought for new faculty advising award
The Office of Undergraduate Education is seeking nominations
for a new
Outstanding Advisor Award to honor faculty members for excellence
in academic advising. Faculty may be nominated by other faculty
members, staff, students or alumni.
Criteria for the award include effective interpersonal skills,
encouraging students to explore options and make decisions,
being knowledgeable about university policies and procedures,
and participating in professional development activities to
improve advising skills. The winner, who will receive an award
of $500, will be announced at a faculty awards banquet in April.
Nomination forms are available in the Office of Undergraduate
Education, Room 13 in the Design and Resource Management Building,
or on the Web at
Once nominated, the nominees will be asked to provide further
information, including a statement of their advising philosophy,
the name of a person familiar with their advising, and the name
of their department head. The deadline for nominations is Friday,
February 19. Nominees will be asked to provide information by March
Continuing Ed offering certification in information technology
The University's Center for Professional Development will offer
a series of Microsoft and Novell certification classes at UConn
Downtown, at Constitution Plaza in Hartford. Offered during
the period March through August, these two- to five-day courses
prepare participants to take the exams needed to gain certification
in a wide variety of hardware and software applications in information
technology, including programming, networking, database design,
Internet applications, and hardware. Registration for these
courses may be done by mail, phone, fax, in person or on the
http://www.ce.uconn.edu For more
information, call (800) 622-9905. For a free brochure, call
(800) 622-9908 and specify "Microsoft and Novell certification."
Nutmeg Grille announces this month's specials
The Nutmeg Grille is offering several specials during the month
- Come to lunch before 11:45 a.m. and receive a complimentary
- Bring three friends to lunch and receive your entre free.
- Bring eight or more people from your department or facility
and receive one complimentary entre, beverage and dessert.
- On Thursday, February 25, from 4-6 p.m.the Nutmeg Grille will
be open for cocktails and appetizers. Buy one appetizer and
receive a second at half price.
If using one of these specials, tell your server at the time
you place your order.
Math professor a principal investigator in Virtual Cell project
Yung-Sze Choi, an associate professor of mathematics, is one
of the principal investigators on a $4 million grant from the
National Institutes of Health for the development of a program
at the Health Center that simulates the behavior of cells. Choi's
name was omitted from an article in the February 1 issue of the