Accessibility Map for Storrs Campus Now Available
A map that shows access to buildings, parking lots and sidewalks
on the Storrs campus for people with physical disabilities is
now available. The map, produced by the Center for Students
with Disabilities and the Department of Geography, is intended
to help people with disabilities plan their travel routes. Specifically
designed for wheelchair users, the two-color map highlights
accessible parking spaces, sidewalks, curb cuts, crosswalks,
and building entrances in red. Copies of the map are available
at the center. For information call (860) 486-2020.
Nominations Sought for Information Technology Awards
The University is seeking nominations for this year's Chancellor's
Information Technology Awards. The awards are presented to individuals
or groups who have made a significant contribution to the University's
effectiveness in developing, advancing and using information
technology in support of the University's mission, as well as
conducting leading-edge research in information technology.
Recipients should exemplify innovation in information technology
applied to student learning, productivity in research or service,
or the development of techniques that integrate technology into
daily life. Nominations should be sent to Joyce McSweeney, Assistant
to the Vice Chancellor for Information Services, U-1005A
preferred: firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, March 17.
Continuing Education Offers IT Classes, Seeks Instructors
The Division of Extended & Continuing Education has expanded
the number of classroom-based and Web-based information technology
courses this spring. Classes are offered in Storrs and some
regional campuses. A complete list of classes and certificate
programs is available at
Information Technology or call (800) 622-9908 to receive a catalog.
The division also seeks adjunct information technology instructors
NT Systems, AS/400, eCommerce, database development, network
administration, project management and various software applications.
To apply, send a resume to Jayne Pelletier, Extended & Continuing
Education, 1 Bishop Circle, U-56D, Storrs, CT 06269.
Volunteer Program Offers Free Income Tax Assistance
The Accounting Department in the School of Business is providing
free income tax assistance for low-income members of the University
community and other low-income local residents. The Volunteer
Income Tax Assistance program is run by IRS-trained, volunteer
accounting students, who are trained to prepare simple federal
and Connecticut state income tax returns. Individuals with gross
income under $20,000 or married couples with combined gross
income less than $40,000 qualify for the service. The volunteers
can only help with Connecticut and federal forms, not out-of-state
This year for the first time volunteers will prepare returns
for international students (Form 1040NR). International students
are encouraged to attend a tax workshop sponsored by the Department
of International Services and Programs on Friday, March 17,
from 9 a.m.-noon in the Student Union Ballroom.
Taxpayers should bring a copy of their 1998 tax return - if
one was filed - and all documentation for the 1999 tax return,
including W2 and 1099 forms.
Nutmeg Grille Announces March Specials
The Nutmeg Grille is offering the following specials during
- Come to lunch before 11:45 a.m. and receive a free beverage;
- Bring eight people or more and receive a complimentary entree,
beverage and dessert;
- Bring three friends to lunch and one entree will be complimentary.
If using one of these specials, please tell your server when
ordering. One special per visit, please. The Nutmeg Grille will
be closed during spring break, March 20-24. The restaurant will
reopen March 27 at 11:30 a.m.
The title of Sen. Joseph Lieberman's recent book is In Praise
of Public Life: A Response to Its Critics. The title was reported
incorrectly in the Feb. 21 issue.