New public meeting date set for landfill remediation project
The public meeting on the scope of study for the hydrogeologic
investigation, postponed from February 25 because of a snowstorm,
has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 11, from 7-10 p.m.
at the Mansfield Middle School Auditorium, 205 Spring Hill Road,
Mansfield. The meeting will include a presentation on the revised
scope of study, a public comment session, and a review of action
items and future events. Copies of the scope of study are available
at University Communications, the Mansfield Public Library,
the Mansfield Town Manager's Office, or the Hartford office
of the Department of Environmental Protection.
Research excellence awards competition announced
Nominations are sought for the 1999 Chancellor's Research Excellence
Awards recognizing excellence in research at the Storrs and
regional campuses. Faculty members at all stages in their careers,
from senior researchers to young investigators, are eligible
for the awards, but at least one of the four awarded each year
will be reserved for a faculty member who is within 10 years
of having received the highest degree in his or her field. The
award will be accompanied by a stipend of $2,500 each to be
used in support of the awardee's program of research. The deadline
for nominations is Monday, March 15.
Nominations must include a letter of nomination by a colleague
or group of colleagues at the University, describing the contributions
to research the nominee has made; a description of the nominee's
work; letters of support from University faculty, students,
alumni and community or business leaders; evidence of the significance
of the research; complete curriculum vitae. Submit one copy
of the nomination package to Doug Bradway, Coordinator of Research
Services, Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate
Education, U-1133. Vice Provost Robert Smith will make recommendations
for a peer review committee.
Nominations sought for new teaching assistant awards
The Institute for Teaching and Learning is calling for nominations
for its new awards for outstanding teaching assistants. The
awards were established this year to recognize teaching assistants
who demonstrate excellence in the classroom or laboratory. The
value of each award will be $500. Criteria for the awards include
evidence that the teaching assistant demonstrates effective
instructional skills, possesses excellent interpersonal skills,
provides practical feedback and contributes to the development
of the instructional program.
Evidence may include a statement of teaching philosophy, letters
of reference and other commentary from students and faculty,
indication of attendance at teaching workshops and programs,
evidence of growth, development and innovation in teaching and
learning activities, evidence of concern for students in the
creation of excellent learning materials and support activities,
and teaching ratings. Nominations and supporting documentation
should be sent to Outstanding TA Awards, The Institute for Teaching
and Leaning, DRM Building, 348 Mansfield Road, U-2142, by Friday,
March 26. The awards will be presented at a dinner on April 19.
Health Center researcher seeks adult children of alcoholics
A researcher at the UConn Health Center is looking for healthy
males, between the ages of 18 and 30, who are children of an
alcoholic father (current or past), to participate in a study
of hormone responses to intravenous medication. Participation
requires four visits, totaling 10 hours, during a two-week period.
Compensation of $250 will be given upon completion of the study.
To participate in the study, please call Corey at (860) 679-7583.
Graduate Student Senate calls for panelists on diversity
The Graduate Student Senate Committee on Equity and Diversity
is calling for panelists for a panel discussion on April 10
titled "Bringing Equity and Diversity into the 21st Century."
The committee seeks faculty and graduate students who would
like to share their experiences and knowledge with the University
community regarding issues related to race, ethnicity, gender,
sexual orientation, and disability. The panel is intended to
provide a forum for faculty and graduate students to educate,
inform and respond to the current community environment, promote
future diversification of the University community, and foster
dialogue between faculty and graduate students. To participate,
please contact Cherie Ann Turpin, chair, GSS Committee on Diversity
and Equity, at (860) 486-3762 (Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30-2
p.m.) or at