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    October 27, 2003

Coming to Campus

Pediatrician Patch Adams On Campus
October 27 To Open Month Of Kindness

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Dr. Patch Adams, pediatrician and founder of the Gesundheit Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the University's Month of Kindness kick-off event on Monday, October 27. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in Jorgensen Auditorium. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.

The lecture will be preceded by food, artwork on the theme of kindness, and a musical performance by one of UConn's a cappella groups. Admission is free.

Adams, who founded the Gesundheit Institute, a healing community in West Virginia, is considered an icon for kindness. His life and work in the medical profession has been an inspiration to many, including the movie industry, which produced the blockbuster hit, Patch Adams, starring Robin Williams.

The Month of Kindness was established in 2001 at the University's Hillel. The goal is to unite the campus under the common theme of kindness. November is designated as the Month of Kindness.

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Securities And Exchange Commission Chair
To Give Greenwich Capital Seminar November 3

The chief regulator of America's securities markets and chief enforcer of America's securities laws, William Donaldson, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will speak at UConn on Monday, November 3, at 1 p.m. in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center's Konover Auditorium. His talk will be the sixth in the RBS Greenwich Capital Economic Seminar Series.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the lecture, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please call University Events at 860.486.1038.

Donaldson's speech will focus on some of the major issues facing the securities markets. These include enforcing the new firewall between Wall Street investment bankers and their research-analyst colleagues; nurturing a new accounting watchdog that will overhaul corporate auditing; spearheading an examination of the hedge-fund industry; and proposing stricter corporate-governance rules for the major stock exchanges. All of this is being carried out against the background of the last year's Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the most comprehensive corporate reform legislation in 70 years.

Donaldson was appointed by President George W. Bush on Feb. 18, 2003 as the 27th Chairman of the SEC. A top Wall Street investment banker, one of Donaldson's highest priorities is restoring investor confidence in the markets.

The RBS Greenwich Capital Economic Seminar Series brings a major national figure to campus each year. Past speakers include Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, and Fannie Mae Chairman Franklin D. Raines. RBS Greenwich Capital is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Royal Bank of Scotland, the fifth largest bank in the world.

Historian To Speak On
Enforcement Of Human Rights

A historian of the world federalist movement and of efforts to strengthen the United Nations will speak on "The Enforcement of Human Rights, Currently and in the Near Future," on Monday, November 10, at 4 p.m., in Konover Auditorium.

Joseph Baratta teaches world history, English history, international relations, and history of science at Worcester State College, Massachusetts.

Baratta directed the UN office of the World Federalists from 1985 to 1988. His books include The United Nations System: Meeting the World Constitutional Crisis and The Politics of World Federation (forthcoming). He holds a bachelor's degree at St. John's College, Annapolis, Md., and a Ph.D. in history from Boston University in 1982.

The talk is co-sponsored by the recently founded Human Rights Institute; the Dodd Center; the World Federalist Association, Mansfield chapter; and the northeast chapter of the United Nations Association.