In Brief

Nominations Sought:
— Walker Award

The Ada Craig Walker Award, given to the graduating senior woman who in the judgment of the faculty best typifies the ideals of the University, will seek recommendations for nominees through Thursday, Feb. 29. Women graduating in December 1995 or in May or August of 1996 are eligible. Those recommending candidates should contact their dean, director or department chair. Ada Craig Walker, Class of 1871, served for decades as a teacher in the schools of New York State. Her son, William John Walker, established a fund in her memory, the income of which is used for this award.

— Citizen Laureates

The University at Albany Foundation is currently seeking nominations for the 1996 Citizen Laureate Awards. Through the 19 years of these honors to outstanding civic leaders and academics, the Foundation has celebrated the mission of the University: undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service, and the vital role of the University in the community. Nominees for Community Laureate Awards must have done considerable volunteer work for a variety of organizations or causes and made a significant impact on the quality of life in the community and beyond. Academic Laureate Award nominees must have a distinguished record of intellectual achievement in both scholarship and teaching. Nominations should be sent to: Laureate Selection Committee; University at Albany Foundation; Administration 236. Deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 20.

— Disabled Student Services Award

The closing date for submission of nominations for this year’s Disabled Student Services Awards is Thursday, Feb. 29. Recipients can be students with disabilities or University faculty and staff who have made outstanding contributions to persons with disabilities. To nominate, submit a letter providing as many examples as possible of the candidate’s merit. Nominations should be sent to: Disabled Student Services Awards Committee; c/o Nancy Belowich-Negron, Director; Disabled Student Services; Campus Center 137. The awards committee will review all nominations. Winners will be presented their awards at the 14th Annual Disabled Student Services Award Luncheon in April. For added information, call 442-5491.

— Scharps Legal Prize

The Benjamin and David Scharps Competition awards a cash prize of $1,000 and a commemorative plaque to the State University of New York junior who writes the best legal essay of up to 3,000 words on a topic that confronts an important issue of our time. This year’s topic is "Expert Testimony and New Technologies, Inside and Outside the Courtroom." Submission deadline for the competition is April 5. Faculty knowing talented junior class members who might be interested in competing should have them contact John Pipkin, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, at 442-3950, for more details. The Scharps Prize is made possible by a bequest from the will of Hannah S. Hirschhorn and is open to all SUNY juniors considering law school as part of their future plans. The winner will be announced in May.

UA Hockey Nights

Albany’s professional ice hockey team, the Albany River Rats of the AHL, are offering a UAlbany Faculty/Staff Family Night if campus interest allows. Admis-sion for adults would be $10, $2 under the regular price. Children’s tickets are $6.50. Applicable games would be against the Adirondack Red Wings, Saturday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m.; Carolina Monarchs, Wednes-day, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m., and Syracuse Crunch, Sunday, March 24, 4 p.m. Those interested in being part of a group for any of these contests can call Pat Connors at 393-3613 or 800-833-RATS.

Biologist to Public Health

Dmitry Belostotsky of the Department of Biological Sciences has be given a three-year joint appointment in the School of Public Health’s Department of Bio-medical Sciences, effective this semester and running through Dec. 31, 1998.

Sands Memorial

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Susanna M. Sands Memorial Fund at the University should send checks to the estate’s attorney. Donations will be used first to cover expenses connected with cataloguing the Susanna M. Sands book collection, which has been donated to University Libraries, and then to establish a fund to continue Sand’s work in tutoring students with disabilities. Checks should be made out to "Rona P. Devane — IOLA account" and should include a notation of "For Susanna Sands." Checks should be sent to: Rona P. Devane; Box 528; Slingerlands, NY 12159. For questions regarding the fund, contact Martha Rozett of the Department of English at 442-4063.

Valentine’s Feast

The Patron Room presents the Valentine’s Day Special Lunch Buffet on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $5.95. Main courses will be chicken cordon bleu, fresh whitefish Francaise, and tortellini Alfredo, with roasted rosemary redskins, feta brown rice Florentine, broccoli with sauce Mousseline, and orange brandy carrots. A full salad bar, fresh breads and rolls, beverages and strawberry shortcake are all included. Podium and Quads Plus cards are accepted.

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