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October 2009

Dr. Lou Manzione, Dean of CETA (the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture)

Lou Manzioner
Dr. Lou Manzione, Dean of CETA (the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture) making a presentation on "Digital Health - The Future of Healthcare Technology" to EmeritiAssociation members at the October 1, 2009 meeting.
Lou Manzione
Dean Manzione's presentation showed a wide range of ways in which technology can help healthcare providers to monitor patients and diagnose a wide range of body conditions.
Lou Manzione
This presentation was of particular interest to Emeriti Association members, who are increasingly utilizing medical diagnostics. Many questions from the audience indicated the high level of interest in the talk.
Lou Manzione
One example of technology assisting the elderly is sensing a fall while it is happening, and inflating an air bag belt to lessen the severity of the impact. This technology exists, is not expensive, and could be in widespread use in the near future.

Business Meeting

Virginia Hale
Emeriti Association Executive Secretary and Treasurer Virginia Hale presented a slate of officers for the coming year, and gave a report on the finances of the Association.
Bob Wallace
Emeriti Association outgoing Co-Chair Virginia Hale, who served for two years in that role, announces upcoming events of interest to members during the Business Meeting. Virginia was thanked for her service to the membership.
Walter Harrison
President Walt Harrison described the many improvements to the campus that happened over the summer. He explained that the University, while not immune to the national economic situation, has done very well with the enrollment of new students.
Walter harrison
EA members appreciate the opportunity to ask questions of President Harrison, who thanked the Emeriti for their contributions during their careers which helped to make the University of Hartford what it is today.