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The Associated Press Connecticut Daybook for Monday, Oct. 21, and Tuesday, Oct. 22. For questions about coverage, please consult the latest digest or contact the AP bureau in Hartford at 860-246-6876 or 1-800-842-2068.
MONDAY, Oct. 21:
8 a.m. UCONN-ENVIRONMENTAL HONOR — During a breakfast reception, University of Connecticut administrators, employees and students including President Susan Herbst mark the university’s top position in the Sierra Club’s annual “Cool Schools” ranking.
Location: Alumni Center, park in the North Garage, Storrs campus, University of Connecticut, 2384 Alumni Drive, Storrs.
Contacts: Stephanie Reitz, 860-486-0871 or 860-508-5615 (cell).
10 a.m. TEEN DRIVING-STATE OFFICIALS — The state’s Motor Vehicle Commissioner Melody A. Currey, state Attorney General George Jepsen, representatives of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, teenagers who are members of Currey’s advisory committee and a trauma surgeon from Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center speak during a high school assembly and news briefing, marking the observance of “National Teen Driver Safety Week” from Sunday through Saturday, Oct. 20 to 26.
Location: Gymnasium, Mercy High School, 1740 Randolph Road, Middletown.
Contacts: Bill Seymour, 860-263-5020.
12:30 p.m. ESTY SCHEDULE — The schedule for U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty follows.
12:30 p.m. WATERBURY — Esty, joined by Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary, accepts an award and answers questions while touring the Waterbury Senior Center, 1985 E. Main St., Waterbury.
2 p.m. WATERBURY — Esty visits social services agency New Opportunities Inc., 232 N. Elm St., Waterbury.
3:15 p.m. WATERBURY — Esty visits the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury, 1037 E. Main St., Waterbury.
4:15 – 5:15 p.m. WATERBURY — Esty tours engineering firm Traver Electric Motor Co. Inc. or Traver IDC, 151-165 Homer St., Waterbury.
Note: Please notify contact Jeb Fain before attending by sending an email to email@example.com or calling 202-225-4476 or 202-809-8519 (cell).
Contacts: Jeb Fain, 202-225-4476 or 202-809-8519 (cell).
1 p.m. GOVERNOR’S SCHEDULE — University of Connecticut administrators including President Susan Herbst, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state lawmakers participate in a ceremony marking this year’s passage of a “Next Generation Connecticut” initiative to fund $1.5 billion in expansion projects on three of the university’s campuses.
Location: Lobby, Information Technologies Engineering Building, Storrs campus, University of Connecticut, 371 Fairfield Way, Storrs.
Contacts: David Bednarz, 860-524-7315 or 860-770-9792 (cell).
Samaia Hernandez, 860-524-7314 or 860-770-8298 (cell).
Andrew Doba, 860-524-7308 or 860-770-8090 (cell).
TUESDAY, Oct. 22:
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. UCONN-VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN — The U.N.’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, Johns Hopkins University nursing professor Jacquelyn Campbell, the director of the University of Connecticut Women’s Center, Kathleen Holgerson, and others discuss the topic “Violence Against Women: Facts, Prevention and Elimination” during a 14th annual conference presented by the UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut.
Location: Student Union, Storrs campus, University of Connecticut, 2110 Hillside Road, Storrs.
Contacts: Nana Amos, 860-486-0647.
Ken Best, 860-486-2377.
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE — Homeowners facing financial difficulties meet with representatives of mortgage lenders during the sixth in a series of state-sponsored mortgage assistance forums.
Location: Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford.
Contacts: Samaia Hernandez, 860-524-7314 or 860-770-8298 (cell).
Jaclyn Falkowski, 860-808-5324 or 860-655-3903 (cell).
James Heckman, 860-240-8105.
7:30 p.m. PUBLIC TRANSIT HEARING — Connecticut Public Transportation Commission members conclude a series of four public hearings scheduled statewide this fall to receive testimony about public transportation services from government officials, transportation executives, residents and others.
Note: Similar hearings were scheduled in Enfield, Orange and New Milford.
Location: New London City Hall, 181 State St., New London.
Contacts: Richard Schreiner, 203-744-4070 ext. 129.
Frederick Riese, 860-424-4110.
Dennis Schain, 860-424-3110 or 860-462-3468 (cell).
Dennis J. King, 860-594-2820.