Michael Kirk

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Health Services Urges Students to Sign Up for H1N1 Vaccine

Despite nationwide shortages, the University has supplies of H1N1 vaccine available for students.

Fiscal Year ’10 Budget Passed by Trustees

The Trustees approved a budget for the current fiscal year at a workshop on Nov. 5.

UConn Police Make Arrest for Internet Threats

University of Connecticut police have arrested a man in connection with Internet threats warning people not to cooperate with the authorities in the days following the death of UConn student Jasper Howard. Christopher J. Mutchler, 18, of Wethersfield, was arrested Oct. 29 and charged with hindering prosecution, interfering with an officer, threatening and other charges, […]

Premiere of New History Channel Series Features UConn Faculty

Three UConn researchers investigated what became of Adolf Hitler’s remains.

New Board Chairman Calls for Pursuit of Excellence

Lawrence McHugh brings to his new position as chair of UConn’s Board of Trustees many years of experience as a board member in public higher education.

Financial Aid Packages Enable Talented, Disadvantaged Students to Get a Degree

An increase in Pell grant recipients at UConn is linked to policies supporting needy students.

Journalists’ Group to Receive Dodd Human Rights Prize

The Committee to Protect Journalists will be recognized for promoting press freedom worldwide.

University Issues Update on H1N1 Flu

Student Health Services director Michael Kurland sent an update Thursday to the UConn community on the H1N1 “swine flu” that is affecting colleges and universities across the nation. “To date, the state Department of Public Health has confirmed about 2,000 cases of H1N1 throughout Connecticut,” wrote Kurland. “Though there is currently a single confirmed case […]

University Prepared for Possible Flu Outbreak

Officials are emphasizing preventive steps to reduce the chances of a flu outbreak on campus.

More than 350 Employees Take Early Retirement

More than 350 University employees took advantage of the state’s Early Retirement Incentive Program by the July 1 deadline. The retirees included 260 staff members, 73 faculty, and 24 non-union managers at the University, including the Health Center. The Storrs and regional campuses lost 63 faculty members, 51 professional staff, 85 classified support staff, and […]