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  October 15, 2001


Support the American Red Cross Blood Drive: Give Blood
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from Monday, Oct. 15 to Friday, Oct. 19, in the African American Cultural Center, Student Union. To make an appointment to donate blood, students, faculty, and staff are asked to call (800) 448-5543 (800 GIVE LIFE).

Times are as follows:

  • Monday, Oct. 15 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 16 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 17 11 a.m.-6:45 p.m.

  • Thursday, Oct. 18 11 a.m.-6:45 p.m.

  • Friday, Oct. 19 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Summer Program Seeks Mentors for High School Students
UConn Mentor Connection, a three-week summer program for talented high school students, is seeking qualified mentors for the summer of 2002. The program is especially interested in recruiting faculty and advanced graduate students. The purpose of Mentor Connection is to allow rising high school juniors and seniors to participate in real-life experiential projects in their fields of interest. Mentor Connection participants spend their days working collaboratively with their mentor as a practicing professional in a self-selected field in the arts, sciences, humanities, or social sciences. This year, the program will run from July 8-26. Mentors receive a small stipend for their participation. For more information about becoming a mentor, contact Heather Spottiswoode at (860) 486-0283.

Subjects Sought for Study of Mother's Diet, Baby's Sleep
Are you pregnant? Are you interested in how your new baby sleeps? The Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Behavioral Sciences are seeking participants for a study looking at how the types of fat a woman eats during her pregnancy may affect the way her baby sleeps. The researchers are recruiting women who are approximately 26 weeks pregnant and will deliver at Hartford Hospital. They need information about the foods the mother eats and a sample of blood from the mother during the course of the study. After delivery the infant is placed in a specially equipped crib that can record the baby's sleep while in it. The baby will be monitored for about 48 hours after birth, while still in the hospital. Nothing is attached to the baby for these recordings and the baby can be held, fed, changed or cuddled whenever the parents or caregivers wish. Women are given compensation after completing the study. If you are pregnant, or know someone who is, and will be delivering your baby at Hartford Hospital, please call (860) 486-1596 for further information or send e-mail to: