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May 2011

Professor Marilyn Schaffer "A Tourist In Iran" and Dr. Sarah Masood

Marilyn Scaffer
Professor Marilyn Schaffer made a thought provoking presentation titled "A Tourist In Iran" to Emeriti Association members at the May 19, 2011 meeting.
Marily Scaffer
Professor Marilyn Schaffer
Marilyn Schaffer
The presentation began with a history of Persia (Iran), followed by the people, the architecture, the religions, the museums, the food, the clothing, ... Come to think of it, it was a very comprehensive introduction, from the viewpoint of a tourist, of many aspects of life in Iran today.
Dr. Sarah Masood
Dr. Sarah Masood, a UConn Medical Center psychiatrist and a native of Iran (now a U.S. citizen) was able to provide details of life today in Iran and to answer questions from the audience.
Dr. Sarah Masood
Dr. Sarah Masood
Marily Scaffer
The presentation on Iran was well attended. Both Marilyn Schaffer and Sarah Masood answered a wide range of questions after the presentation.

Business Meeting

Randi Pritting
Randi Ashton-Pritting, Director of University Libraries, talked about the increasing use of the libraries, and the soon to be completed Seminar and Conference Room which will be available for Emeriti Association functions.
Virginia Hale
Emeriti Association Executive Secretary and Treasurer Virginia Hale gave a report on the finances of the Association.
Arosha Jayawickrema
Arosha Jayawickrema, Vice President for Finance, updated us on the challenges facing the University (and all colleges) in the coming year, and the plans to upgrade furniture in the residence halls
Ceil Walena
Emeriti Association Co-Chair Ceil Welna presided over the business meeting, and welcomed the new Emeriti faculty who joined us for the luncheon.


Paddy Cairns
Paddy Cairns, EA Secretary, greeted and provided name tags to all arriving Emeriti Association members.
Virginia Hale
Virginia Hale provided a welcoming smile, membership rosters, meeting agendas, and a financial report to arriving guests. Why she needed salt and pepper shakers to do this is unclear.