| Barbara Jacobs, assistant professor of nursing, is interviewed by a television reporter during a statewide summit on the nursing shortage Feb. 28.
|Photo by Peter Morenus
March 13, 2006 ¦ Volume 24, No. 23
Graduation speakers to include U.S. rep, Nobelist
Eight individuals who have achieved success in politics, writing, business, bioethics, medicine and the law will receive honorary degrees from UConn in May, and four will address students during Commencement ceremonies in Storrs, Hartford, and Farmington.
Summit: Lack of educators a cause of nursing shortage
The scope of today’s nursing shortage and the implications of that shortage for nursing education was the topic of a nursing summit organized by faculty from the School of Nursing on Feb. 28 at the law school.
Former NSF offical to head environmental research center
Michael Willig accepted the position as director of the new Center for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE) at UConn because he believes that environmental problems will be the greatest challenges facing
society in the 21st century, and that UConn has the resources
to help combat them.
Health Center spreads word about efficacy of alternative therapies
From yoga to acupuncture, massage to meditation and Reiki, the Health Center is teaching
students about some age-old healing strategies and offering them
to patients. It is also applying
rigorous scientific study to some of these approaches.