Application forms for Fulbright Scholar Program available
Announcement booklets and application forms for the 2000-2001
Fulbright Scholar Program for university lecturing and postdoctoral
research abroad are now available from the Fulbright program
adviser. The Fulbright Scholar Program for 2000-2001 includes
more than 850 awards for research, combined research and lecturing,
or university lecturing in 125 countries. Opportunities range
from two months to a full academic year. The basic eligibility
requirements are U.S. citizenship and Ph.D. or comparable academic
or professional qualifications. There is a single deadline of
August 1 for research and lecturing grants to all world areas.
Other deadlines are in place for special programs. For further
information and applications, contact the Fulbright program
adviser, Mal Bochner, U-182, Office of International Affairs,
Human Development Building, Room 15. Phone (860) 486-2908, e-mail:
The website is at
Media relations forum scheduled for April 16
A media relations forum will be held Friday, April 16, to help
introduce students and professionals to the skills needed for effectively
communicating with the media. The forum will take place in Student
Union Room 382, from
7-9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The speakers will be Peter
Gioia of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association,
Steven Wisensale, associate professor of family studies, and
Elizabeth Smith, assistant professor of political science. The
event is sponsored by the Association of Masters in Public Affairs
Students and Pi Alpha Alpha honor society. For information,
call (860) 486-4518.
Berkley to be panelist for entrepreneurship program
William R. Berkley will speaker during this year's Wolff Program
in Entrepreneurship & Distinguished Lecture Series on April
21. Berkley, a Trustee of the University since 1993, who founded
the property and casualty insurance holding company, W.R. Berkley
Corporation, and is its chairman & CEO, will be part of an afternoon
panel discussion on "The Role of Failure on the Road to Entrepreneurial
Success." Other panelists will include business leaders and
UConn alumni Dennis J. and Joan L. Rusconi, David J. Salvin,
and Thomas J. Wolff. The event is sponsored by The Thomas J.
& Bette Wolff Family Program in Entrepreneurship. The panel
will begin at 2 p.m. in the School of Business Administration,
Room122, and is open to everyone in the University community.
The program will continue at 3:30 p.m. with the Second Annual
Business Plan Competition, also in SBA Room 122, when some of
UConn's top MBA students will present their business plans.
A total of $5,000 will be awarded to participants to be applied
to the start-up costs of their plans. Members of the University
community are welcome to attend.
UConn earns second place in stock competition
The University's Stock Challenge team has placed second in an
interscholastic competition. The team was honored at a banquet
last month and received an award of $13,500 for the University's
scholarship fund. First place went to the University of Pittsburgh.
The Big East Stock Challenge was sponsored by Tucker Anthony,
an investment bank and brokerage firm. Teams of undergraduate
business students from each of the Big East Conference schools
competed to manage stock portfolios with a goal of maximum total
return. Each team invested a hypothetical $250,000. The UConn
team gained a return of more than 67 percent on their portfolio
during an eight-week period from October 30 to February 9. Over the
same period, the S&P 500 was up 22 percent. The scholarship
money was earned through three-point shots made by Big East
players during the men's regular college basketball season.
For every three-point shot, Tucker Anthony donated $50.
The team was represented at the banquet by faculty advisor David
Fricke, a lecturer in finance; Rob Hoskin, associate dean of
business administration; and Linda Klein, acting associate chair
of the finance department. Team participants were Pak-Yin Sit,
Michael Trefz, Jack Wlodkowski, Shamira Youkaneh, Aaron Robinson,
Lisa Renna, Amy Brockway, Peter Angelopoulos, and Craig Doucette.