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You are invited to enjoy World Book Night afternoon event

On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, the International Center at the University of Connecticut co-sponsors a World Book Night/Daytime celebration during the regularly scheduled Coffee Hour at 2:30 p.m.  The public is invited.

On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, the International Center at the University of Connecticut co-sponsors a World Book Night/Daytime celebration during the regularly scheduled Coffee Hour at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited.

Press Release

On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, the International Center at the University of Connecticut co-sponsors a World Book Night/Daytime celebration during the regularly scheduled Coffee Hour at 2:30 p.m.

The public is invited.

Partnering with Laurie Tompkins from the IC, Ruth Hartunian-Alumbaugh will distribute to international students specially-printed copies of her favorite book pick.

World Book Night “officially” is recognized on April 23 but the celebration on the UConn campus is planned for when most students would normally be on campus.

The celebration is at McMahon Hall, 2011 Hillside Road.

Ruth will give out copies of her favorite book from the list of 30 books provided by the WBN event coordinators, The Phantom Tollbooth.

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Moment of silence April 22 for victims of Boston bombings

April 22, 2013 Areawide No Comments
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, following a request by Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick, asks Connecticut residents to observe a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. today (Monday, April 22) in recognition of the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon last week.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, following a request by Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick, asks Connecticut residents to observe a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. today (Monday, April 22) in recognition of the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon last week.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, following a request by Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick, asks Connecticut residents to observe a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. today (Monday, April 22) in recognition of the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon last week.

“I’ve directed state agencies to join Massachusetts in a moment of silence at 2:50 today, and am encouraging Connecticut residents to do the same,” Gov. Malloy said.

“We thank law enforcement and first responders for their actions at the marathon and in the days that followed. Our thoughts remain with the victims of this senseless tragedy and the families mourning the loss of their loved ones,” he said.

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Lawmaker continues to push for animal advocates in courts

April 20, 2013 Areawide No Comments
Connecticut State Rep. Diana Urban with “Justice for Desmond” supporters and Rep. Brenda Kupchick urged support April 18 for legislation that would appoint advocates to court cases involving animal cruelty. The legislation was approved 38-6 by the Judiciary Committee this week and may be forwarded to the Environment Committee before coming to the House for a vote. Photo by Christine Stuart, CTNewsJunkie.com

Connecticut State Rep. Diana Urban with “Justice for Desmond” supporters and Rep. Brenda Kupchick urged support April 18 for legislation that would appoint advocates to court cases involving animal cruelty. The legislation was approved 38-6 by the Judiciary Committee this week and may be forwarded to the Environment Committee before coming to the House for a vote. Photo by Christine Stuart, CTNewsJunkie.com

by Christine Stuart | CTNewsJunkie.com

Rep. Diana Urban, her dog Indiana Jones, and a group of animal advocates urged support Thursday (April 18) for legislation that would appoint advocates to court cases involving animal cruelty.

The legislation was approved 38-6 by the Judiciary Committee this week and may be forwarded to the Environment Committee before coming to the House for a vote.

Animal cruelty is a “red flag” for future violent acts and it’s clear that judges need to educate themselves about the connection, Urban said.

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Fishing season opens – get info here about where to fish in Connecticut

Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers. Photo courtesy of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) 2013.

Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers. Photo courtesy of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) 2013.

Opening day of the Trout Fishing Season is Saturday, April 20 and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has the state’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds stocked and ready.

Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers.

DEEP’s spring trout-stocking effort began in early March and will continue through the end of May. When spring stocking is completed, DEEP expects to have stocked about 630,000 trout.

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Windham Hospital to host “Be the Match” bone marrow drive

April 18, 2013 Local News No Comments
At least 70 percent of patients awaiting a bone marrow transplant don’t have a donor in their family.

At least 70 percent of patients awaiting a bone marrow transplant don’t have a donor in their family.

Press Release

Windham Hospital is teaming up with the National Marrow Donor Program and Hartford HealthCare to help give hope to patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases.

The hospital will host the “Be the Match” bone marrow registry on Tuesday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bernard Desrosier room on the third floor of the hospital.

Thousands of patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases need a bone marrow transplant.

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Groundbreaking celebrates new UConn Basketball Development Center

April 17, 2013 Local News, Sports No Comments
UConn officials and friends celebrate the groundbreaking for the university’s new Basketball Development Center.  (L-R) UConn supporter Sonny Whalen; UConn President Susan Herbst;  UConn Board of Trustees Chair Larry McHugh;  Rosalind Shenkman; UConn Foundation Board of Directors Chair Mark Shenkman; UConn Supporter Peter Werth; UConn Husky Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis; UConn Husky Ryan Boatright; UConn Athletics Director Warde Manual; UConn Coach Kevin Ollie, UConn Coach Geno Auriemma, and UConn Board of Directors Member Robert Skinner. Contributed photo.

UConn officials and friends celebrate the groundbreaking for the university’s new Basketball Development Center. (L-R) UConn supporter Sonny Whalen; UConn President Susan Herbst; UConn Board of Trustees Chair Larry McHugh; Rosalind Shenkman; UConn Foundation Board of Directors Chair Mark Shenkman; UConn Supporter Peter Werth; UConn Husky Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis; UConn Husky Ryan Boatright; UConn Athletics Director Warde Manual; UConn Coach Kevin Ollie, UConn Coach Geno Auriemma, and UConn Board of Directors Member Robert Skinner. Contributed photo.

Press Release

Official groundbreaking ceremonies for a dedicated, new practice facility for the University of Connecticut’s championship men’s and women’s basketball programs were held Tuesday (April 16) on the site of the facility’s home behind Gampel Pavilion on the Storrs campus.

The event, which occurred a week after the Huskies brought home their eighth national title, tying Tennessee for the most wins in women’s basketball history, was attended by officials from the University, the UConn Foundation, by alumni and donors and by several present and former players, as well as students.

“This is a landmark day for UConn,” said UConn President Susan Herbst. “Our coaches and athletes have made UConn basketball the envy of the nation. They earned this facility with their hard work and their dedication.”

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Sandy Hook families sway Washington’s discussion on Gun Legislation

April 16, 2013 Areawide, Local News No Comments
Eleven family members of those killed in the December 2012 shooting at the Newtown, CT elementary school joined President Barack Obama on an Air Force One flight from Connecticut to D.C. after Obama’s speech at the University of Hartford on Monday. At the university, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. Megan Merrigan photo, CTNewsJunkie.com

Eleven family members of those killed in the December 2012 shooting at the Newtown, CT elementary school joined President Barack Obama on an Air Force One flight from Connecticut to D.C. after Obama’s speech at the University of Hartford on Monday. At the university, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. Megan Merrigan photo, CTNewsJunkie.com

By Megan Merrigan | CTNewsJunkie.com

April 12, 2013

Eleven family members of those killed in the December 2012 shooting at the Newtown, CT Sandy Hook Elementary school joined President Barack Obama on an Air Force One flight from Connecticut to D.C. after Obama’s speech at the University of Hartford on Monday (April 8).

“The families of Newtown literally turned the tide in Washington, D.C.,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal said at a press conference at the University of Hartford on Friday (April 12). “Their faces and voices are an historic story in achieving better measures against gun violence.”

In all, 16 Republicans contributed to Thursday’s (April 11) 68-31 bipartisan victory over the Republican-led filibuster that would have prevented debate on the legislation.

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Share your lovely locks, help a woman in need

Eastern Connecticut State University’s People Helping People (PHP) student club, in collaboration with Pantene Beautiful Lengths, invites you to a hair-donation event from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 29 in the Betty R. Tipton Room in the Student Center.

Eastern Connecticut State University’s People Helping People (PHP) student club, in collaboration with Pantene Beautiful Lengths, invites you to a hair-donation event from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 29 in the Betty R. Tipton Room in the Student Center.

Eastern Connecticut State University’s People Helping People (PHP) student club, in collaboration with Pantene Beautiful Lengths, invites you to a hair-donation event from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 29 in the Betty R. Tipton Room in the Student Center.

All donated hair will be made into wigs for cancer patients. The public is invited.

For those interested in donating, hair must be…

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Census Bureau offers embeddable ‘Pop Clock’

April 11, 2013 Areawide No Comments
The population clock displays continuously updated projections of the total U.S. population, including the rate of births, deaths and net migration for the United States.  Image courtesy of U.S. Census

The population clock displays continuously updated projections of the total U.S. population, including the rate of births, deaths and net migration for the United States. Image courtesy of U.S. Census

Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Today (April 11), the U.S. Census Bureau released an updated version of its “population clock,” one of the most widely visited features on the census.gov website.

This clock gives a quick and interactive overview of the population of the United States and the world – and now, it also can be shared, downloaded and embedded on other websites.

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UConn unveils new leaner, meaner Huskies logo

Weighing in on the new design, women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma said, “This logo is everything that a Husky is supposed to be – powerful, aggressive, determined. It is looking right through you and saying ‘Do not mess with me’.... This is a streamlined, fighting dog and I cannot wait for it to be on our uniforms and court.” Image courtesy of UConn Athletics

Weighing in on the new Huskies logo design, women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma said, “This logo is everything that a Husky is supposed to be – powerful, aggressive, determined. It is looking right through you and saying ‘Do not mess with me’. ” Image courtesy of UConn Athletics

Press Release

UConn Athletics today (April 11) unveiled a new version of the Husky logo.

UConn Athletics has been working with Nike to evaluate all parts of its brand, including word marks, logos and uniforms, for the past 14 months.

The new Husky Dog logo will be featured on uniforms for every one of UConn’s 24 athletic programs in 2013-14 and each of those uniforms will also prominently display the block UCONN word mark outlined in red.

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Local day camps made a great summer for cancer patients families

CHILDREN RUNNING from Windham Hosp FB page

In addition, the Town of Coventry Parks and Recreation Camp and Camp Asto Wamah in Columbia, CT each offered free spaces for children of cancer patients.

Future of local water supply is topic of public forum July 29

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Questions about water sources, usage and quality have come into focus recently in light of the Storrs Center development, UConn’s plans to bring in water to support a new Tech Park and the concurrent needs of the towns in this region, particularly in terms of their own development plans.

Federal programs can support rural cultural ‘economy’

Franconia Sculpture Park in Taylors Falls, MN is a jewel amidst the farms and provides an extra economic boost to the surrounding rural communities as well as cultural enrichment to both local residents and visitors from the Twin Cities.  Photo source USDA via Franconia Sculpture Park.

We had the opportunity to explore ways in which USDA’s infrastructure programs might be able to leverage this new boost of philanthropic support as these communities work to demonstrate how cultural development is an essential ingredient for rural communities in the next generation.

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