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  September 18, 2000

Calendar Puts Spotlight on Research

For the second year, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education has sponsored the calendar that features a different University professor each month.

University officials say the purpose of Connecticalendar is to promote a greater awareness of the breadth and depth of research at the University to both internal and external audiences. The calendar will be sent to the offices of business and government leaders as well as organizations involved in partnerships and others with ties to the University.

Krisst says Connecticalendar provides a quick glimpse into the remarkable research, practical applications and philosophy that drives the work of each of the selected faculty members.

The cover spotlights all the faculty featured inside.

Featured in January, for example, is Cheryl Beck, professor of nursing whose research specialty is post-partum depression.

Jerry Yang, a professor of animal science, closes out the year as December's featured researcher. Yang, an animal embryo biotechnologi st, and his team, produced Amy, America's first cloned calf from an adult farm animal.

Other featured faculty are: Stanley Biggs, Jeffrey Fisher, Signithia Fordham, Jon Goldberg and Charles Burstone, Michie and Victor Hesselbrock, Amii Omara-Otunnu, Nancy Rodriguez, Pramod Srivastava, William Stwalley, and Stephen Trumbo.

"We looked for individuals with a history of research and creative accomplishments who, in some way, are nationally known," says Ilze Krisst, assistant vice provost for research.

"The calendar reflects so much talent, so much accomplishment, and so much opportunity for the University to be recognized both internally and externally."

Lauren Shea, a marketing services project manager and one of the staff of University Communications who produced Connecticalendar, says "The calendar reflects diversity and pride in the University. You look at each month's featured person or team and come away with a sense of 'wow' about being affiliated with UConn."

To reduce production costs and promote environmentally conscious practices, the 2001 calendar inserts are fitted to this year's calendar stand.

Inserts for 2001Connecticalendar and, if needed, a plastic calendar stand will be available after Sept. 20 to faculty through or by phoning (860) 486-4997.

Claudia Chamberlain