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 April 10, 2000


Inventors Hall of Fame Seeks Student Competition Entries
The National Inventors Hall of Fame is seeking applications for the Collegiate Inventors Competition, formerly the B.F. Goodrich Collegiate Inventors Program.

Each winning student - or student team - receives a $20,000 cash prize. Faculty advisors each receive a $10,000 cash prize. The competition, open to all full-time college students and judged by distinguished scientists and inventors from across the country, awards up to six prizes each year. The deadline for applications is June 1.

Winners and their advisors will travel to the induction ceremony of the National Inventors Hall of Fame on Sept. 8-9. During that weekend, winners will be honored and have the chance to learn from world-renowned inventors who visit the Hall of Fame each year for the induction festivities.

For more information or an application, log on to or call Ray DePuy at (330) 849-6887.

Continuing Education Division Announces Summer Classes
The University has credit and non-credit summer classes and programs to help learners of all ages earn credits toward a degree, update skills or expand their social and intellectual horizons. Many of UConn's courses and programs are offered at various sites across the state, including the Avery Point/Groton, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington and Waterbury campuses, as well as in Storrs and at other locations. UConn is now accepting registrations for many non-credit programs; registrations for credit courses and programs will be accepted in May.

UConn's summer credit and non-credit offerings include courses in education, information technology, economics, history, law, art and business, as well as teen mentoring programs and arts and science camps for children. Session 1 for credit courses runs from May 22 (May 24 at the Storrs campus) to June 30. Session 2 runs from July 5 through Aug. 11, and special dates courses go from May 24 to Aug. 11.

For more information visit: or call (860) 486-3832. For a free catalog, e-mail or call (800) 622-9908.

American Red Cross Blood Drive Begins April 17
The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive from Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21 in the African American Cultural Center. Volunteers who wish to work at the blood drive can call the American Red Cross office on campus (860) 427-7560. Donors may make an appointment by calling (800) 448-3543, signing up at tables around campus, or using the Center for Community Outreach's On-Line Donor Card:

Soviet Affairs Expert to Give Gerson Foreign Policy Lecture
Melvin Goodman will deliver this year's Louis L. Gerson Foreign Policy Lecture, "Russia as a Strategic Challenge: Successes and Failures of the Clinton Administration," on Wednesday, April 12, in the Class of '47 Room, Babbidge Library, at 3 p.m. The Gerson Lecture is presented annually to honor the work of Louis Gerson, a member of the Department of Political Science from 1950 to 1988 and, for a decade, its head.

Goodman served as an analyst on Soviet affairs for 24 years with the State Department and the CIA. He is now a professor at the National War College and a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy. He is the author of several books, including Lessons of the Cold War (Penn State Press, 2000); The Wars of Eduard Shevardnadze (Penn State Press, 1997); The End of Superpower Conflict in the Third World (Westview Press, 1993); and Gorbachev's Retreat (Praeger Publishers, 1991); and many book chapters and articles. Goodman has been a persistent critic of U.S. intelligence operations and has often appeared on Ted Koppel's Nightline, the MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour, C-Span, and in other media outlets.