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  June 12, 2000


Office for Sponsored Programs Moving to Dog Lane
The OSP staff will soon be housed physically in one location. Their new temporary location will be at 14 Dog Lane in Storrs, the site previously occupied by Fleet Bank. Parking is plentiful.

The move will take place in stages over a four-day period, from June 12-15, so that proposal approval services are not disrupted. Proposal processing will take place at the OSP office in Room 117, Whetten Graduate Center, up to and including June 12. From June 13 on, proposal processing services will be offered at the Dog Lane site.

For those who prefer not to travel to Dog Lane, OSP will continue to provide drop off/pick service for proposals and other documents at the Whetten Graduate Center. A courier will pick up and drop off mail on the second floor of the Graduate Center at approximately 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day. The OSP recommends, however, that time-sensitive materials, such as proposals needing to be turned around the same day, be brought directly to Dog Lane to avoid missing a proposal submission deadline.

The new address, phone and fax numbers will be: Office for Sponsored Programs, Old Fleet Bank Building, 14 Dog Lane, U-133, Storrs, CT 06269-4133.

Regina Smith, Executive Director (860) 486-8552
Joni Gould, Assistant (860) 486-8553
Contracts Division (860) 486-8531
Pre-Award Division (860) 486-8519
Post-Award Division (860) 486-8574
Fax (860) 486-8559

View the Tall Ships Parade from the Avery Point Campus
UConn's Avery Point campus in Groton will be one of the best places in the state to view the parade of tall ships on Wednesday, July 12. About 40 majestic ships from around the world are sailing from Puerto Rico to Portland, Me., as part of OpSail 2000. New London is one of six other ports of call along the route.

John Petersen

John Petersen stands outside Gulley Hall during a recent visit to the Storrs campus. He will assume his new post as chancellor of the University on June 26.

Photo by Peter Morenus

Janine Caira, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and a specialist on parasites, identifies specimens through a microscope during this year's BioBlitz in Meriden's Hubbard Park. During the 24-hour event June 2-3, 123 scientists identified a total of 1,898 species - thought to be a record.

Photo by Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu

Joseph Comprone, an associate vice chancellor and campus director, is urging the University community to take this opportunity to visit the campus-by-the-sea and witness what promises to be a spectacular event as the flotilla passes by. Parking on campus will be limited, but Avery Point is accessible by shuttle bus from satellite parking areas.

The campus will host three OpSail 2000-related activities. On Tuesday, July 11 the tall ships' captains will be honored at a dinner being held at the Branford House. On Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14, the front lawn of the Branford House will be the site of a light, laser and video show sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. And the annual outdoor jazz concert will be held on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16.

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Nutmeg Grille Announces Summer Hours, June Specials
The Nutmeg Grille is open 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the summer break. It will be closed July 3-4, reopening at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5.

The Grille is offering the following specials during June:

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

  • Bring eight people or more and receive a complimentary entree and dessert;

  • Bring three friends and enjoy one complimentary appetizer or dessert;

  • Come to lunch on your birthday and the Grille will treat you to dessert.

If using one of these specials, please tell your server when ordering. One special per visit, please.

If you are interested in holding a function in the Grille, call (860) 486-3421.

Congressman John Larson is a U.S. Representative. His title was incorrect in the May 16 issue, owing to an editing error.

Publication Notice
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