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Accessibility Map for Storrs Campus Now Available
A map that shows access to buildings, parking lots and sidewalks on the Storrs campus for people with physical disabilities is now available. The map, produced by the Center for Students with Disabilities and the Department of Geography, is intended to help people with disabilities plan their travel routes. Specifically designed for wheelchair users, the two-color map highlights accessible parking spaces, sidewalks, curb cuts, crosswalks, and building entrances in red. Copies of the map are available at the center. For information call (860) 486-2020.

Nominations Sought for Information Technology Awards
The University is seeking nominations for this year's Chancellor's Information Technology Awards. The awards are presented to individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to the University's effectiveness in developing, advancing and using information technology in support of the University's mission, as well as conducting leading-edge research in information technology. Recipients should exemplify innovation in information technology applied to student learning, productivity in research or service, or the development of techniques that integrate technology into daily life. Nominations should be sent to Joyce McSweeney, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Information Services, U-1005A (e-mail preferred: by Friday, March 17.

Continuing Education Offers IT Classes, Seeks Instructors
The Division of Extended & Continuing Education has expanded the number of classroom-based and Web-based information technology courses this spring. Classes are offered in Storrs and some regional campuses. A complete list of classes and certificate programs is available at under Information Technology or call (800) 622-9908 to receive a catalog. The division also seeks adjunct information technology instructors with expertise in Oracle, Visual Basic, Unix, C++, JavaScript, NT Systems, AS/400, eCommerce, database development, network administration, project management and various software applications. To apply, send a resume to Jayne Pelletier, Extended & Continuing Education, 1 Bishop Circle, U-56D, Storrs, CT 06269.

Volunteer Program Offers Free Income Tax Assistance
The Accounting Department in the School of Business is providing free income tax assistance for low-income members of the University community and other low-income local residents. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is run by IRS-trained, volunteer accounting students, who are trained to prepare simple federal and Connecticut state income tax returns. Individuals with gross income under $20,000 or married couples with combined gross income less than $40,000 qualify for the service. The volunteers can only help with Connecticut and federal forms, not out-of-state returns.

This year for the first time volunteers will prepare returns for international students (Form 1040NR). International students are encouraged to attend a tax workshop sponsored by the Department of International Services and Programs on Friday, March 17, from 9 a.m.-noon in the Student Union Ballroom.

Taxpayers should bring a copy of their 1998 tax return - if one was filed - and all documentation for the 1999 tax return, including W2 and 1099 forms.

Nutmeg Grille Announces March Specials
The Nutmeg Grille is offering the following specials during March:

  • Come to lunch before 11:45 a.m. and receive a free beverage;

  • Bring eight people or more and receive a complimentary entree, beverage and dessert;

  • Bring three friends to lunch and one entree will be complimentary.

If using one of these specials, please tell your server when ordering. One special per visit, please. The Nutmeg Grille will be closed during spring break, March 20-24. The restaurant will reopen March 27 at 11:30 a.m.

The title of Sen. Joseph Lieberman's recent book is In Praise of Public Life: A Response to Its Critics. The title was reported incorrectly in the Feb. 21 issue.