September 4, 2000
Join the Debate on Research Issues at Sept. 7 Forum
Members of the University community are invited to an open forum
on research issues on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. in
Bishop Center Room 7. The forum is organized by the Task Force
on Research, which was established last spring to consider issues
regarding the acceptance, conduct and representation of research
that is performed by the University but sponsored by other entities.
Speakers are asked to limit their remarks to 5 minutes. Those
wishing to speak should contact Rebecca Chew in the Chancellor's
Office at (860) 486-6796 or via e-mail at
Written statements to the Task Force are also welcome and may
be sent to the Chancellor's Office, attention of Rebecca Chew,
352 Mansfield Road, U-2086, Storrs.
Find Out About Your Town During Mansfield Fair Sept. 9
The annual Know Your Town Fair will take place on Saturday,
Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Audrey Beck Town Office
Building at the corner of Routes 195 and 275. The fair is an
opportunity for members of the University community and local
residents to find out what the Town of Mansfield and the University
have to offer. Come see the fire engines, ride on the seat belt
enforcer and hear the brass band play. The Boy Scouts will provide
refreshments. More than 60 organizations will offer information
about services and activities in the town and the region. Represented
in the UConn tent will be Jorgensen Auditorium, the Division
of Athletics, the Benton Museum of Art, School of Allied Health,
International Student Services, Health Services, the Women's
Center, the Museum of Natural History, the Community School
of the Arts and the UConn Co-op. Information will be provided
about the local library, recreation department, regional community
hospital in Windham and political parties. There will also be
activities for children. A new feature this year will be DemocracyNet,
a source of voter information on national, state and local elections
that will provide access to online debates, candidate biographies
and statements, ballot measures and local voting information.
The fair is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Mansfield,
the University and the Town of Mansfield.
Road Race Sept. 9 to Keep Clinic for Homeless Running
Medical students at the UConn Health Center know a little sweat
can go a long way. On Saturday, Sept. 9, students are holding
the third annual road race to benefit a health clinic they run
at a homeless shelter in Hartford.
For the last three years, students have organized the race to
raise money to buy supplies and equipment for the health clinic
they run at a homeless shelter in Hartford. In 1998 and 1999,
they raised a combined total of about $5,000, to completely
renovate the health clinic at the South Park Inn on Main Street.
Proceeds from the third annual road race will go to buy medical
supplies for the clinic. The students also hope to donate at
least $1,000 in coupons for South Park Inn residents to use
at the Salvation Army store for items such as clothes, furniture,
Runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities - from highly
competitive runners to people walking with baby-strollers and
dogs - may participate in the 5K event. The race will take place
on the campus of the UConn Health Center in Farmington, beginning
at 10 a.m., and will include a live band, refreshments and giveaways
from local businesses.
UConn medical students founded the health clinic at South Park
Inn in 1987. The 85-bed shelter provides temporary food and
lodging for people who are homeless. The clinic is open two
nights a week and is staffed by student volunteers and community
physicians who donate their time. The clinic serves about 750
people every year, providing much-needed medical attention to
the residents of South Park Inn, as well as an opportunity for
students to become familiar with the healthcare needs of a homeless
population. Students from the UConn School of Dental Medicine
also run a dental clinic at the shelter.
Registration for the road race is $10 before Sept. 9 and $15
on race day. For more information or to register, call (860)
To date, local businesses that have lent support for the Sept.
9 road race include, Fleet Feet Sports for Women, Powerhold
Inc., Bruegger's Bagel Bakery, Murphy &Scarletti's, Herb's
Sports Shop, Harry's Pizza, Sprint PCS, Fleet Bank and People's