AAUP seeking faculty nominees for new excellence awards
Association of University Professors, UConn chapter, has announced
four awards in teaching and research excellence. The teaching
excellence awards are offered in three categories: teaching promise
(open to faculty with three to six years' service); innovation
in teaching, including new methods and curricular design; and
teaching mentorship, including both teaching and advising. The
criteria for a research excellence award are: nationally and
internationally recognized research and scholarship; outstanding
service in promoting research at UConn; impact on UConn research;
and long-term impact on UConn's research infrastructure. The
awards are open to all UConn faculty. Nominations, including
self-nominations, should be sent with supporting documentation,
which should include a curriculum vitae and four letters of recommendation,
to the AAUP office by Friday, February 27.
|Surprise find halts|
Site work for the new central warehouse has stopped temporarily
while an environmental research firm conducts tests on a quantity
of debris found at the sit.
Workers for the firm of Haley &
Aldrich took test samples from the site, located at the rear
of F-Lot, during several days last week. Officials expect to have
results from the tests within a week.
The material, which includes
construction debris, soda bottles and incinerator ash, was unearthed
earlier this month when workers began excavating the site for
the 60,000-square-foot, $3.8 million central warehouse.
and other facilities personnel are interviewing long-time UConn
workers, hoping somebody will remember how the material arrived
at the site. One worker, he said, thought the debris was brought
there by crews involved in the construction of Northwest residence
The warehouse building, which will also house the departments
of purchasing and accounts payable, is scheduled to be completed
Community service award
nominations now sought
Nominations are being sought for the sixth
annual Connecticut Higher Education Community Service Awards.
Each campus in the state may submit nominees for consideration
in the categories of individual students, student groups, and
special awards. The special awards category honors faculty, staff
or community leaders for personal contributions and institutional
commitment. For a nomination form, contact the Center for Community
Outreach, U-Box 211, or call (860) 486-1165.
Big Band benefit scheduled to raise funds
Former students and friends of Allan Gillespie
will host a benefit concert featuring the 18-piece Gillespie
Alumni Big Band, March 1, to raise money for the Gillespie Scholarship
Fund. Gillespie, a former professor in the School of Fine Arts,
who touched the lives of thousands of UConn students with his
passion for music, died last year. The concert will be held at
von der Mehden Recital Hall on Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. Admission
is free but tax-deductible donations will be accepted during
the event. Donations may also be sent to the Gillespie Scholarship
Fund, Dept. of Fine Arts, 875 Coventry Road, Storrs, CT 06269-1128.
tax preparation help available at no charge
The Volunteer Income
Tax Assistance (VITA) program run by IRS-trained, volunteer accounting
students in the School of Business Administration, provides free
assistance in income tax return preparation to members of the
University community and Mansfield residents, Mondays, from Feb.
16 through April 13 (except March 16), 7-9 p.m., in Room 302B
of the Student Union. VITA volunteers are not trained to answer
international tax questions, or to complete form 1040NR. Representatives
of the IRS will discuss taxation of scholarships and fellowships
for international faculty, students and scholars on Friday, March
6, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the Student Union Ballroom.