This is an archived article. For the latest news, go to the Advance Homepage
For more archives, go to the Advance Archive/Search Page.

  May 14, 2001


Graduate Ceremony can be Viewed Worldwide via the Web
The Graduate School graduation ceremony will be presented on the Web by the University Center for Instructional Media & Technology in a live video stream from Gampel Pavilion, on Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m. EDT.

The streaming video, funded by the UConn Co-op, affords graduates an opportunity to share their special day with family and friends around the world, who may not be physically present in Storrs but can join them virtually, as they celebrate a major academic milestone.

The ceremony will also be recorded and archived for viewing later, from the same site, for those who cannot watch the event in real time.

Applications Sought for Gerontology Fellowships
The Center on Aging and Human Development in the School of Family Studies is seeking applications for graduate research fellowships in gerontology for the year 2001-2002. Four fellows will be chosen. The fellowships, open to full-time graduate students in any department or program, offer a stipend of $3,000. They provide an opportunity for extensive research on a gerontological topic within the fellow's discipline and participation in a research seminar.

Applications must include an application letter, a two- to five-page description of the proposed research topic, a transcript of the applicant's graduate work, and a letter of support from the applicant's major advisor. Applications should be sent to: Fellowship Program Committee, Center on Aging & Human Development, Unit 2058, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, by Friday, June 15. For more information call Professor Nancy Sheehan at (860) 486-4043.

Helping Hands Needed for Husky Week of Welcome
Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in Husky Week of Welcome activities. Volunteers are needed to a variety of events and programs: Husky Haulers to welcome new students and their families as they arrive on campus; facilitators to lead students in thoughtful dialogue for the freshman book reading; and faculty and staff to help answer questions and direct inquiries for the Help Desks.

"WOW is the time we reunite as a University community and welcome our new members," says Chancellor John D. Petersen. "As members of our University community, we all play a role in setting the tone for a successful academic year."

  • Husky Haulers are required on:
    Thursday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Volunteers are sought to staff the Wilbur Cross and Student Union Help Desks:
    Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sunday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Monday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Tuesday, Aug. 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Volunteers are needed from 12:30-2 p.m. to facilitate a 60-minute discussion with new students about Stephen Jay Gould's book, The Mismeasure of Man, followed by a meeting with the author at 2:15 p.m. in Jorgensen Auditorium.

To participate, please indicate the activity in which you would like to participate and the time slot you prefer. Then forward your name, e-mail address, department, U-box number, phone number, T-shirt size (large, extra large, or extra-extra large) and the best time and manner to contact you after May 18, to: Nancy J. Abohatab, Department of Residential Life, Unit 4049, or via e-mail: nancy.abohatab@uconn.edu.

Advance Thanks Readers for Response to Survey
Many thanks to all those readers who took the time to fill out the Advance Reader Survey questionnaires! We received several hundred responses, which will be analyzed during the summer break. We will report on the survey results in a future edition, and incorporate the results into our planning.

Issue Index