May 14, 2001
Graduate Ceremony can be Viewed Worldwide via the
The Graduate School graduation ceremony will be presented on the Web
by the University Center for Instructional Media & Technology in
a live video stream from Gampel Pavilion, on Sunday, May 20, at 3
The streaming video, funded by the UConn Co-op, affords graduates
an opportunity to share their special day with family and friends
around the world, who may not be physically present in Storrs but can
join them virtually, as they celebrate a major academic
The ceremony will also be recorded and archived for viewing later,
from the same site, for those who cannot watch the event in real
Applications Sought for Gerontology
The Center on Aging and Human Development in the School of Family
Studies is seeking applications for graduate research fellowships in
gerontology for the year 2001-2002. Four fellows will be chosen. The
fellowships, open to full-time graduate students in any department or
program, offer a stipend of $3,000. They provide an opportunity for
extensive research on a gerontological topic within the fellow's
discipline and participation in a research seminar.
Applications must include an application letter, a two- to
five-page description of the proposed research topic, a transcript of
the applicant's graduate work, and a letter of support from the
applicant's major advisor. Applications should be sent to:
Fellowship Program Committee, Center on Aging & Human
Development, Unit 2058, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269,
by Friday, June 15. For more information call Professor Nancy Sheehan
at (860) 486-4043.
Helping Hands Needed for Husky Week of
Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in Husky Week
of Welcome activities. Volunteers are needed to a variety of events
and programs: Husky Haulers to welcome new students and their
families as they arrive on campus; facilitators to lead students in
thoughtful dialogue for the freshman book reading; and faculty and
staff to help answer questions and direct inquiries for the Help
"WOW is the time we reunite as a University community and
welcome our new members," says Chancellor John D. Petersen.
"As members of our University community, we all play a role in
setting the tone for a successful academic year."
- Husky Haulers are required on:
Thursday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Volunteers are sought to staff the Wilbur Cross and Student Union
Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Volunteers are needed from 12:30-2 p.m. to facilitate a 60-minute
discussion with new students about Stephen Jay Gould's book, The
Mismeasure of Man, followed by a meeting with the author at 2:15 p.m.
in Jorgensen Auditorium.
To participate, please indicate the activity in which you would
like to participate and the time slot you prefer. Then forward your
name, e-mail address, department, U-box number, phone number, T-shirt
size (large, extra large, or extra-extra large) and the best time and
manner to contact you after May 18, to: Nancy J. Abohatab, Department
of Residential Life, Unit 4049, or via e-mail:
Advance Thanks Readers for Response to
Many thanks to all those readers who took the time to fill out the
Advance Reader Survey questionnaires! We received several
hundred responses, which will be analyzed during the summer break. We
will report on the survey results in a future edition, and
incorporate the results into our planning.