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May 10, 1999

Community to bid Emmert farewell at May 26 reception
The University community is invited to a farewell reception for Chancellor Mark A. Emmert and his family on Wednesday, May 26, on the Homer Babbidge Library patio, from 4-6 p.m. The event, which will include remarks by President Philip E. Austin, will be on a New England theme. Please RSVP to University Events at (860) 486-1038 by Friday, May 21.

Shuttle bus services to begin summer schedule on May 14
The shuttle bus service will begin its summer break schedule at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 14. The schedule will be in effect through Tuesday, August 31. The blue, yellow and orange lines will run from 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and the apartment shuttle will run from 7 a.m.-9:46 p.m., Monday-Friday. The red line will not be in operation. There is no service on weekends during the summer period or on officially observed holidays. Schedules for the fall will be distributed during August and fall semester service will begin on Wednesday,

September 1. For more information, call (860) 486-1448.

Museum of Natural History preparing to move
In preparation for its move to a new location in the former Apple Salesroom on Hillside Road, the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at UConn will close the exhibits in its present location in Wilbur Cross Building, effective June 15. The museum's programs will continue without disruption, however. The museum will open in its new site in fall 2000.

Learn about diversity of species during state's first BioBlitz
The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at UConn, in collaboration with the Friends of Keney Park, will host Hartford's first BioBlitz on June 12, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Scientists from UConn and elsewhere will count as many species as possible in the park over a 24-hour period. Hands-on nature activities, open to the public, will provide an opportunity for learning about the diversity of animals and plants in an urban park. Sponsors of the event include WFSB 3 Television, the Knox Foundation, and Veeder-Root.

Fulbright applications available for graduate study abroad
Information and application forms for the Fulbright Grants for Graduate Study Abroad program are now available at the Office of International Affairs. Approximately 900 awards to 125 countries will be available for the 2000-2001 academic year. Grants are available to do research or an internship, to do advanced degree work at a university abroad and to teach conversational English in public schools and universities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application, who will generally hold a bachelor's degree before the beginning date of the grant and, in most cases, will be proficient in the language of the host country. Graduating seniors - undergraduates who will receive bachelor's degrees during 1999-2000 - are encouraged to apply. Except for certain specific awards, candidates may not hold the Ph.D. at the time of application. The deadline for submitting completed applications to the University's Fulbright Scholarship Committee is September 17. For information and applications, contact Mal Bochner, U-182, Office of International Affairs, Human Development Building Room 15. Phone (860) 486-2908, e-mail The website of the Institute of International Education, which runs the Fulbright program, is at