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Briefs.................. October 6, 1997

Nominations sought for honorary degrees
Nominations of outstanding individuals are being sought for the award of honorary degrees in 1998.

Honorary degrees are awarded in recognition of a person whose life and achievements serve as examples of the University's aspirations for its students.

Nominations may be made by any member of the faculty, staff, student body, administration, community, or Board of Trustees, or by an alumnus of the University. They will be reviewed by the honors and awards committee, including the President, board chair and other trustee representatives, and representatives of faculty, staff, and students. The committee willl forward recommendations to the Board of Trustees, which votes to confer honorary degrees.

The nominator should forward to the Office of the President a dossier that includes a narrative letter, biographical sketch, three to five letters of support, a bibliography if appropriate, and other documents by or about the nominee.

For information call (860) 486-3142. The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 17.

Police investigate counterfeit bills on campus
The UConn Police Department is investigating the passing of an unspecified number of counterfeit $20 bills at the UConn Co-op Bookstore that occurred within the past month. The counterfeit currency is easily identifiable: representations of a 1995 series issue $20 bill with serial number D39470968A. No U.S. paper money was ever issued with the date 1995. The passing of counterfeit currency has also occurred at off-campus locations. The U.S. Secret Service has been notified and a joint investigation is ongoing. Anyone who is in possession of one of these counterfeit bills or has information regarding this is asked to contact the Police Department at (860) 486-4800 or the U.S. Secret Service at (203) 865-2449.

New resources on display at library Technology Fair, October 7
The Homer Babbidge Library will host its annual Technology Fair on Tuesday, October 7, from 2-5 p.m. The Technology Fair, Nearer than Ever, More than Before, highlights the growing number of digital resources accessible through the UConn Libraries. Library staff will demonstrate the databases that are available through the Internet and show the latest advances in information technology. Many new resources are full text, displaying the entire article, book or reference source.

Presentation schedule:

  • 2 p.m. Electronic course reserve
  • 2:20 p.m. Electronic journals
  • 2:40 p.m. Databases through the mainframe
  • 3 p.m. Arts and humanities resources
  • 3:20 p.m. Current contents (current awareness database)
  • 3:40 p.m. Science resources
  • 4 p.m. Beilstein CrossFire (database of organic chemistry compounds)
  • 4:20 p.m. Social science resources
  • Presentations will take place in the new Library Classroom on Level 2.
  • A drawing for Technology Fair prizes will begin at 4 p.m.

For more information, call the library's information desk at (860) 486-4636 or send e-mail to

Law School to hold Open Houses for prospective students
The School of Law will hold Open Houses for interested students on Saturday, October 18, and Saturday, November 22, from 1:30-4 p.m. The Open Houses are an opportunity to learn about the school, meet faculty and current students and tour the campus. To register, call (860) 570-5100 or 5159 by October 15 for the October 18 event. An information session will be held on Tuesday, October 21, from 6:30-8 p.m., to learn about the evening division and meet students and graduates of the program. Call by October 17 to register.