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
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
- 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
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.