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UConn Advance

April 4, 1997

Allen Ward, a professor of history, is this year's recipient of the Barlow-Beach Distinguished Service Award. It is given to a member of the Classical Association of New England (CANE), who has contributed exceptional service to the classics.

Two factors most influenced the choice of Ward, said Thomas Suits, a professor of modern and classical languages, who is a former president of CANE. As a member of the Classics and Crisis Committee, Ward has visited school boards where classics or Latin programs are in danger to convince them to maintain the programs. He also has been director of the CANE Summer Institute, a nine-day program for secondary school teachers of Latin, history and English.

Ward, a member of the association since 1960, received the award at its annual meeting last month at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass.

"It was particularly poignant because it occurred at the school where my career in classics began," Ward said.

Lynn Bloom, Aetna Chair of Writing in the English department, was the keynote speaker at the women's studies annual "Celebration of Women" symposium at Murray State University in Kentucky on March 4. Her topic was "What Makes Women Great? American Autobiography and the Dynamics of Women of Achievement." On Thursday she gave the keynote address at the inauguration of Western Connecticut State University's writing across the curriculum program.

Donald Delker, a graduate student in the toxicology program, received the Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. Predoctoral Fellowship in Toxicology for 1996-97. The fellowship will enable him to devote full time to his dissertation research investigating mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis with emphasis on colon cancer.

Deborah Kisatsky, a doctoral student in history, has won the Myrna F. Bernath Research Fellowship from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. The fellowship is awarded every two years to female scholars who do research in American foreign relations.

She received the fellowship for her work on her dissertation Pariah To Partner: The United States and the Far Right in Europe, 1940-1955.

It analyzes U.S. foreign policy toward far right political groups in Italy, France and Germany.

"She is exploring the historical roots of a very significant question in Europe today," said Thomas Paterson, a professor of history and Kisatsky's advisor, "and that is the continuation of far right politics in this part of the world. I think she won the award because her topic is significant for not only the past but present as well."

Seven faculty members from the department of ecology and evolutionary biology have accepted appointment to National Science Foundation panels:

Greg Anderson - minority doctoral fellowships panel.

Kent Holsinger - research and planning grants career advancement awards for women.

Cynthia Jones - panel on physiology in division of integrated biology and neuroscience.

Don Les - doctoral dissertation improvement grant panel.

Mark McDonnell - methods and models for integrated assessment panel.

Kurt Schwenk - panel on ecological and evolutionary physiology.

Peter Turchin - ecological studies panel.

An eighth faculty member, Janine Caira, declined an invitation from the NSF to join one of its panels because of research projects that will take her out of the United States.

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