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Newsmakers is a summary of faculty and staff in the media. Most of these media placements and interviews were arranged by staff in the Office of University Communications.

Michael Borrero, a professor of social work, was quoted in a front-page story about gangs in The Christian Science Monitor, May 30 ... Mary Ellen Brigham, an instructor in the School of Business Administration, was quoted in the Danbury News-Times, and on WTIC-TV 61 on Sept. 17, about a new mall opening in Waterbury. She was also quoted in the New York Times about the origin of Stamford Town Center and its design ... Steve Broderick, extension forester with the Brooklyn Extension Center, was featured in a story about the Coverts project on August 1 in the Newtown Bee ... Donna Ellis, coordinator of the Pest Survey Program, was featured in a story about purple loosestrife in the September 1997 issue of Wethersfield Life, the August 1, 1997 issue of The Newtown Bee, and the Summer 1997 issue of the Newsletter of the Connecticut Botanical Society ... Mark Emmert, chancellor, published an opinion piece titled "Distance Learning Tests America's Higher Education Dominance," in the Summer 1997 issue of Connection: New England's Journal of Higher Education and Economic Development ... Rudy Favretti, professor emeritus of landscape architecture, was quoted in a Hartford Courant story on sugar maples, on October 3 ... The Food Marketing Policy Center's work on cereal pricing was quoted in stories about new consumerism in the Philadelphia Inquirer May 7, the Chicago Tribune April 30, the Columbus Dispatch June 4, the Newark Star-Ledger May 16, the Beaver County Times of Pennsylvania May 7, the Danbury News-Times May 14, and the Seattle Times May 7. The center's work on the scarcity of supermarkets in low-income areas was noted in the News Journal of Delaware June 11 ... Moshe Gai, professor of physics, was a featured commentator on WVIT Channel 30's story on the shutdown of the Connecticut Yankee power plant ... Maurice Gell, a professor-in-residence of metallurgy, was interviewed for a story in The Day of New London about a $3.5 million Office of Naval Research contract for a cross-disciplinary research project. An article about the contract also ran in The Hartford Courant ... Lynne Grant, associate extension educator with the Bethel Extension Center, was quoted by the Associated Press June 9 in a story about new consumer laws ... Dennis Heffley, a professor of economics, has been quoted extensively in the Connecticut media about an article he wrote for The Connecticut Economy on Connecticut's ranking among states in government spending: the state is below the national average. ... George Hoag, director of The Environmental Research Institute, was quoted in a story about ERI luring Halox Technologies Corp. back to the state in The Willimantic Chronicle on September 5 ... Cathy Malley's back-to-school tips were used in the Weston Forum on August 13. Her tips on children and responsibility were used in the Wilton Bulletin May 14 and the Redding Pilot July 17. Malley is a Cooperative Extension System educator ... Rich Meinert, associate extension educator with the Torrington Extension Center, was quoted in a New Haven Register story July 1 about milk prices in New England ... The Connecticut Post ran a story about how the Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials Program (NEMO) works to protect water quality, especially in Long Island Sound, on August 15 ... David Pesci was interviewed on NPR radio in Cleveland, Ohio, and Chicago, KKTL radio in Houston, Texas, and featured in Entertainment Weekly regarding his novel, Amistad ... Nancy Rodriguez, assistant professor of nutritional science, was featured in the September 1997 issue of Good Housekeeping in an article titled "How to Think Like a Thin Person" ... Richard Schwab, dean of the School of Education, coauthored an opinion piece titled "Connecting Schools is Only a Start: Tips on Making the Big Changes for the Information Age" in the September 10 issue of Education Week ... Stephen Trumbo, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the Waterbury Campus, was quoted in The Dallas Morning News and The Richmond Times Dispatch regarding his research on honey bees and how certain bees within the hive work as "undertakers," ridding the hive of the dead bees ... The National Champion UConn Women's Polo Team and coach Jim Dinger, an associate professor of animal science, were featured in The New York Times on September 7, focusing on the horse science program and its need for a new arena.

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