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International hazardous waste conference begins today
The 31st Mid-Atlantic Industrial and Hazardous Waste Conference will be held June 21-23 on the Storrs campus. International experts from academia,industry and government will discuss the advancement and application of technologies for managing industrial and hazardous wastes. This year's featured speaker is Jan Schlichtmann, whose experience in civil litigation and toxic tort litigation received national attention through his portrayal in the bestseller and movie, A Civil Action. This three-day conference for environmental professionals is hosted by UConn's Environmental Engineering Program, the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering, and the Environmental Research Institute. To register, call (800) 622-9905.

Hummel hospitalized after accident

George Hummel, assistant director of the honors program, is in a coma in Hartford Hospital after a motorcycle accident on June 6. The accident occurred on Route 6 in Windham. Hummel is a former president of the Graduate Student Senate. He received his Ph.D. in history last month.

UConn to host conference on technology for special needs
ConnSense '99, the northeast's premier conference on assistive technology for people with special needs, will be held on the Storrs campus from June 28-July 1. The four-day conference will offer an in-depth look at the most recent developments in assistive technology. It also will feature a vendor fair and presentations, with opportunities to try out the latest hardware and software. Sponsors of the conference include the A.J. Pappanikou Center on Special Education and Rehabilitation, Hampshire Educational Collaborative, The RESC AT Alliance, and CT Tech Act. Attendees may earn three graduate credits in educational psychology, and state CEUs are also available. To register, call (800) 622-9905. For more information, call (860) 486-3231.

Volunteers sought for program for middle school students
The UConn Cooperative Extension System and Windham Public School System are looking for volunteers to participate in a program for middle school students on the Storrs campus this summer. Volunteers are invited to spend two hours of their time with the students, from 10 a.m.-noon any day Monday through Friday, beginning July 6. This is an opportunity for faculty and staff to engage the children in research projects, classroom experiences, hobbies or tours of their departments. The program aims to encourage higher education for minorities and/or children from low income families. The dates of the program and the curriculum are:

July 6-10 & August 2-6

Plants and Animals

July 12-16 & August 9-13

Science and Technology

July 19-23 & August 16-20

Arts and Culture

To volunteer, call Donna Rogalski at (860) 486-1981 or send e-mail to:

Nutmeg Grille to remain open throughout July
The Nutmeg Grille will remain open throughout the month of July, with summer hours from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Monday, July 5, when it will be closed. The Grille is air-conditioned. Specials for the June and July are:

  • Parties of four receive one free entree.

  • Bring eight people and receive a complimentary entree, beverage and dessert.

  • Purchase an appetizer or dessert with your lunch, and receive a free beverage.

  • Come to lunch before 11:45 a.m. and receive a complimentary beverage.

If using one of these specials, please tell the server upon ordering. The Grille will be closed August 9-28. Social Hours will resume in September.