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  November 19, 2001


Community Invited to Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Members of the University and the local community are invited to a free Thanksgiving dinner on November 22 at St. Thomas Aquinas Center on North Eagleville Road in Storrs. The annual event, a 13-year tradition, typically serves more than 200 people, particularly international students and senior citizens. Volunteers for preparation, serving and clean-up, and donations, particularly turkeys, will be welcome. To volunteer or make a donation, please call the Rev. Paul Holland at (860) 429-6436.

Grad Student Sought to Organize Course on Women's Health
The Women's Studies Program, in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Women's Health, seeks an advanced graduate student to organize and supervise a new course, WS 295, Seminar in Women and Health, for fall 2002. The instructor may come from any health-related discipline, including but not limited to anthropology, allied health, biology, family studies, nursing, psychology, or sociology, and should have active research interests in some aspect of women and health. In consultation with women's studies faculty, the instructor will be expected to develop an interdisciplinary syllabus at the advanced undergraduate level and coordinate presentations by invited speakers. The seminar will provide a sequel to the existing course, SOC/WS 241, Women and Health, and will offer an opportunity for advanced undergraduate students to learn about current research and policy issues in the field from those who are actively involved in it.

The position will be funded as a 10-hour graduate assistantship. It is expected that the course will be offered each fall for at least the next four years, and the first instructor will be eligible to coordinate it in subsequent years.

To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Mary Crawford, director, Women's Studies Program, U-2181, and Kathryn Strother Ratcliff, Department of Sociology, U-2068.

Applications will be reviewed beginning Dec. 1 and continuing until the position is filled.

Researchers Seek Participants for Weight Training Study
A research team in the School of Allied Health and at Hartford Hospital is looking for individuals between the ages of 18-39 who have not participated in weight training for the last year to participate in a study. The project will examine the impact of muscle genes on response to weight training. Participants will receive financial compensation, supervised weight training sessions, and a six-month membership to the Center for Health Fitness in Hawley Armory on the Storrs campus. For more information, call Kim Kablik at (860) 486-2735.

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