University of Vermont hires UB pediatric head
The new dean of the the University of Vermont College of Medicine has a Buffalo connection.
Dr. Frederick C. Morin III, chairman of pediatrics at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and chief of pediatric service for Women and Children's Hospital and Kaleida Health, has been named to the post effective Aug. 25. Morin will be the 17th dean of the college.
"Rick Morin is an accomplished researcher, physician, educator, scholar and administrator, and we are all extremely pleased to have such strong leadership for the College of Medicine," Medical College President Dan Fogel said in a statement.
Morin, 58, is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Yale University School of Medicine. In 1986, Morin moved to the University at Buffalo.
Morin was selected for the Vermont post after a yearlong national search.
Morin will move to Vermont with his family this fall.
Scholarships available for Hispanic women
Hispanic women and girls currently enrolled in college and having a grade-point average of at least 2.75 are eligible to compete for scholarships offered by the Hispanic Women's League.
Interested students should contact Alicia Granto-Estenoz at 885-HELP.
The competition will take community service into consideration. The deadline is Oct. 5.
Host families sought by Fresh Air Fund
The Fresh Air Fund is seeking host families for next month.
The fund's "Friendly Town" program is seeking homes for short-term visits from New York City children. There is a particular need for families interested in inviting children ages 9-12.
The Fresh Air Fund is a 130-year-old nonprofit organization that provided 5,000 children visits to host families in suburbs and small towns in 13 states in 2006.
For more information, contact Laurie Berger at 537-9163 or visit freshair.org online.
Travel plaza repaving to affect truckers
Pavement resurfacing will begin next month in the truck parking area at the westbound Seneca Travel Plaza along the New York State Thruway.
As a result, parking for tractor-trailers will be limited beginning at 7 a.m. Monday in the parking area, Thruway officials announced Thursday.
Half the 30 available truck parking spaces will be affected by the resurfacing project. The construction schedule calls for the spaces to be closed through 7 a.m. Aug. 13.
Commercial motorists who will be traveling west on the Thruway are being advised that tractor-trailer parking is also available at the Junius Pond Travel Plaza, about 25 miles east of the Seneca Travel Plaza, and at the Ontario Travel Plaza, which is located about 25 miles west of the Seneca Travel Plaza.