Briefs.........................July 18, 1997
Mansfield Center for Nursing seeks volunteers
Make a difference
- volunteer! The Mansfield Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation
is calling for volunteers willing to be visitors, musicians and
performers, or walking buddies for residents. To offer your time
and talents, call Lorraine Funk at 487-2300.
changes in School of Engineering
David Jordan, former associate
dean of engineering, is the new head of the Department of Electrical
and Systems Engineering. He replaces John Enderle, who stepped
down June 30. In another change, Howard Epstein has assumed the
post of department head of civil and environmental engineering,
replacing John Leonard. That change also was effective June 30.
your calendar for Jazz...by the Sea
The sounds of jazz will grace
the seaside lawn of the Branford House at the University's Avery
Point campus in Groton on July 27. Jazz...by the Sea is held each
year to benefit the campus' Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art.
pianist Dave McKenna will headline the third annual Jazz...by
the Sea, accompanied by guitarist Gray Sargent, bassist Marshall
Wood and drummer Jim Gwinn. The program, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
also will feature regional artists. The Arnie Krakowsky sextet
will kick off the event with trombonist George Masso, who taught
music at UConn from 1966 to 1974.
Guests are invited to bring
their own blankets, lawn chairs and picnics. Tickets are $15 in
advance and $18 at the gate.
The William Benton
Museum of Art is sponsoring a trip to Tanglewood on August 22 for
a concert by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert
Spano. The performance, featuring pianist Andre Watts, will include
Rachmaninoff (orch. Respighi) Two etude-tableaux, Rachmaninoff
Piano concerto no. 2, and Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 5. The bus will
leave Storrs at 3 p.m. and return at 1 a.m., making a stop in
the Hartford area. The cost is $40. Call Lynn Eriksson at 486-1709