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  December 4, 2000


Open House on Well Sampling, Chemical Pits Set for Dec. 5
The University will sponsor an Open House on well sampling and the chemical pits investigation on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Town Council Chambers of the Audrey Beck Building at 4 South Eagleville Road. The Open House will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Residents, students and other interested parties in the Mansfield and University communities are welcome to participate.

The focus of the Open House will be to present summary data on two parts of the ongoing investigation of the former UConn landfill and closed chemical pits: the ongoing sampling of residential wells and late summer and early fall investigations of the closed chemical pits. Seven wells were chosen by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection for an interim monitoring plan, and results of this sampling and other ongoing work will be reported.

In addition, there will be information on trenches excavated in the former chemical pits area in August and September, and the analysis of samples taken from the site.

Participants will have an opportunity to discuss the well sampling and chemical pits investigation with project representatives from DEP, consultants from the Town of Mansfield, the U.S. Environmenta l Protection Agency, Connecticut Department of Public Health, and the University's consultant team.

This Open House is part of the University's outreach effort to encourage Mansfield residents and the University community to learn about and comment on the activities that are part of the second phase of the former UConn landfill and closed chemical pits investigation.

Women's Studies Calls for Papers for Spring Conference
The Women's Studies Program requests proposals for presentations at its annual conference on Women and Gender in the spring. The conference will feature individual sessions throughout the day as well as two theme sessions: Women's Health in the New Millennium and Women's Studies and Social Change: The Power of Moral Outrage. Proposals for individual papers, complete sessions, panels, round tables, performance pieces, or visual works should be titled and not more than one page long. They should include the presenter's name, address, e-mail, phone number, fax number, affiliation, and description of the proposed presentation. Please indicate the length of the slot you require (25 or 50 minutes) and if you want to be part of a theme session. Proposals are due January 10, and should be submitted to Anne D'Alleva/WS Proposals Committee, Art & Art History Department, 875 Coventry Road, U-1099 Storrs, CT 06269-1099. For more information, contact Donna May at (860) 486-1134.

UConn Featured in Calendar of New England Colleges
The University of Connecticut is one of 13 New England colleges and universities featured in a 2001 calendar produced by Big Y World Class Markets. The aim of the calendar is to highlight some of New England's finest institutions of higher education.

The photo that represents the University is of the architectural award-winning new chemistry building and appears on the March page of the calendar.

"The photo selected reflects the new University of Connecticut and the impact of UConn 2000," says Debi Weinberg, UConn's manager of marketing services. In comparison with the more gothic buildings in the photos that represent such schools as Boston College, Yale and the University of Massachusetts, the photo of UConn stands out as very contemporary, she says.

Copies of the calendar are available free to customers at the 45 Big Y supermarkets in Massachusetts and Connecticut.