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Sixties Archival Materials On Display at Fairfield
Materials from the Alternative Press Collection in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center are on display at Fairfield University, as part of a semester-long initiative, "The Sixties Project."

The Alternative Press Collection highlights the movement for social and political change during the 1960s and early 1970s, including the anti-Vietnam war movement.

The exhibit, in Fairfield University's Nyselius Library, features originals and color copies of some of the more influential underground newspapers published during a tumultuous era of U.S. history. The materials on display evoke the colorful, irreverent and, on occasion, dangerous protest movements centered on colleges and university campuses, as well as in major cities throughout the country.

The exhibit was prepared by Ellen Embardo, reference/liaison librarian for sociology and legal resources, and Terri Goldich, curator of the Alternative Press Collection and Northeast Children's Literature Collections.

Educating Students With Disabilities Focus of Symposium
An all-day symposium about improving educational opportunities for students with disabilities will take place at the Bishop Center on Wednesday, November 10, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presenters will discuss the educational, financial and emotional issues stemming from the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which authorizes special education in the United States.

"Special education can be a controversial issue - parents want their children to have access to the best possible education, but local districts often lack the resources to provide everything that parents want for their children," says Lee McLean, director of the A.J. Pappanikou Center for Disability Studies.

The symposium, which is open to parents, educators, administrators, lawyers and others concerned with the issue, is presented by the Pappanikou Center, the Neag School of Education, and the Howard Klebanoff Institute. The cost is $20.

Agricultural Resource Center Selling Seasonal Items
The Year 2000 Home and Garden Calendar; Connecticut Naturally, a weekly engagement calendar; a limited edition ornament; and other new products are available for sale at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources' newly renovated Resource Center salesroom.

The Resource Center is an outreach program that aims to connect individuals and the community with educational resources of the University.

The Home and Garden Calendar, now in its 16th year of publication, features information about gardening, nutrition, and safety. Articles and tidbits, mostly written by faculty and staff, include, "Preparing Perennial Gardens for Winter," "Five Rules for a Safe Holiday Turkey," and "Plant Tips for Vacationers." For each day on the calendar there is a useful suggestion for the home or the garden. On April 5, for example, you will be reminded to "replace batteries in your smoke detector." On September 30, the tidbit is, "If frost is expected, pick green tomatoes and wrap individually in brown paper." The calendar costs $5.00.

Another publication for sale is a new weekly desktop engagement calendar, Connecticut Naturally. The calendar, produced by Sara Putnam, editor, Susan Schadt, graphic designer, and a group of faculty experts, features full-color photographs and a multitude of seasonal facts about local natural treasures. You can find out where to see bald eagles in Connecticut, for example, or when to pick different kinds of apples. The desktop calendar costs $9.95.

Also available at the Resource Center are limited edition 24-karat gold-plated snowflake ornaments. Styled in the German Scherenschnitte craft by graphic designer Karen Havens, the ornament contains hidden pictures of animals and is titled, "Hidden Horses and Birds, Flowers and Fish." The ornaments are $8.50 each.

To purchase any of these items, visit the Resource Center salesroom in Room 2 of the W.B. Young Building, call (860) 486-3336, or e-mail:

Marisha Chinsky