November 20, 2000
Input Sought on New Online Archive of Historical Images
The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, the Connecticut Historical
Society and Mystic Seaport are requesting input on a prototype
website they have created,
Connecticut History Online. The website provides
access to a sample of historical
images from the collections of each of the organizations. To
improve the website, the three groups hope to receive comments
from teachers, researchers, students and the public regarding
its value and usability. The website currently offers 1,000
images of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century Connecticut history,
as well as two sample lesson plans designed to help students
in grades 7-12 use primary resources to build observations.
By summer 2001, the site will be the largest database of Connecticut
historical images on the web, containing approximately 14,000
photographs reflecting Connecticut life during the period 1800-1950.
Additional lesson plans and learning activities are also under
development. Send comments on the prototype website by e-mail
by mail to the Connecticut Historical
Society, One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105; or by phone:
(860) 236-5621, ext. 272.
Entries Sought for Undergraduate Research Poster Session
Applications are currently being sought for the 2001 Frontiers
in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Poster Session.
Faculty are asked to encourage any student who has undertaken
a research project to submit an abstract application. Research
projects may come from any discipline. To be considered, research
projects should have a clear objective and a thoughtful consideration
of the problem as well as the outcome, be creative and aim to
discover. Any undergraduate or team of undergraduate students
involved in original project work that has progressed
to a point that permits communication
of the project's essence is encouraged to submit an abstract.
Applications are available online at
from the Honors Office in room 126, South A, the Undergraduate
Research Office in room 106, South A, or from Bob Vieth, chair
of Frontiers in Undergraduate Research and Creativity, at (860)
486-2590. Abstracts should be submitted to Kathy Usher in the
Undergraduate Research Office, by March 2. Eligible undergraduates
need not be on campus during the spring semester to submit an
application. For more information, contact Vieth at (860) 486-2590
or Usher at (860) 486-6255.
Poinsettia and Wreath Sale to Benefit Horticulture Club
The Horticulture Club is currently holding a sale of poinsettias
and hand-made wreaths. Both poinsettias and wreaths are offered
in a variety of sizes and prices. Poinsettias are available
with red, white, pink and marble coloration and range from $4
for a 4.5-inch pot to $30 for a 10-inch pot. Wreaths come in
various diameters between 12 and 25 inches, and range in price
from $8 to $26. Items must be pre-ordered and prepaid by Nov.
30 and will be available for pick up in the Ratcliffe Hicks
Arena on Dec. 12 between noon and 7 p.m. Deliveries on campus
may be made for an additional $3 charge. There is no off-campus
delivery. To obtain an order form, call (860) 429-8605.
Holiday Sale at Benton Museum Gift Shop Starts Dec. 3
A holiday sale at the Benton Museum Gift Shop will run from
Sunday, Dec. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 10, offering a 15 percent
discount off nearly everything in the store. The sale will feature
an eclectic mix of gifts that reflect the museum's mission to
"bring the art of the world to the University of Connecticut."
Some items available include: Haitian sequined angel flags and
sequined magic bottles, Robert Held art glass from Canada, and
Peruvian vases and bowls. Museum members will receive an additional
10 percent discount off their purchases and an extra day, Dec.
2, to enjoy the sale. Free gift wrapping is available for everyone.
For more information, call (860) 486-4520.
Connecticalendar Inserts for 2001 Now Available
Free Connecticalendar inserts for 2001 are now available to
members of the University community. These desk calendars promote
awareness of the breadth and depth of research at the University.
Insert cards for the calendar and, if needed, calendar stands,
may be requested through
Conncalendar@uconn.edu or by phoning