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Activities and Achievements
... November 24, 1997

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The Advance invites faculty, staff and graduate students to submit entries for this section, under the headings articles and chapters, awards, books, grants (other than those received through the Research Foundation, which are published elsewhere in the paper), journals, presentations, and professional societies.

Entries typed in Advance style are welcome and will be published as space permits, in the order in which they are received. Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu, editor, compiles this section and questions may be directed to her at (860) 486-3530.

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.

Mark Emmert, chancellor, wrote the lead editorial for the November 21 issue of Science. The piece, titled "Poets, Painters and the Future of Science," addresses the gap between the scientific and artistic communities ... Alexandros Makriyannis, professor of medicinal chemistry in the School of Pharmacy, was cited in an article in the San Diego Union Tribune for his research on pain- suppression drugs ... Articles by Cathy Malley, a Cooperative Extension System extension educator, on improving the school year for children appeared in the Darien News-Review on August 21 and in the Ridgefield Press on August 28 ... Philip Manheim, professor of physics, was quoted in The New Haven Register story that detailed the current state of particle physics and the standard model ... Al Mannebach, an agricultural educator, was featured in a story about the board of education in Falls Village exploring changes to agricultural education in the Register Citizen on August 22 ... Andy Moiseff, associate professor of neurobiology and physiology, was mentioned in an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution for his research on the synchronized mating flashes of fireflies ... An article by Maureen Mulroy, a human development specialist with the CES, on cooperation as a key in raising children for parents who are divorced appeared in the Wilton Bulletin on August 27 ... David Pesci's novel Amistad was lauded by author Gore Vidal in The New Yorker in an article Vidal wrote about the upcoming Steven Spielberg movie of the same. Pesci was also featured in articles that appeared in The Sunday Chicago Tribune, Austin American-Statesman, Chattanooga Free Press, and The Boston Globe ... Carl Salsedo, a CES extension educator, was featured in a story about hydrangeas in the Sunday New Haven Register ... Peter Scheifele, bio-acoustic researcher at the Marine Sciences & Technology Center at the Avery Point campus, and his work on studying whether whales are becoming deaf because of noise from boats was featured in a story in The New York Times on September 1 ... Donald Tepas, a professor of industrial and organizational psychology, was quoted in the Hartford Business Journal November 3, about round-the-clock operations and third-shift workers ... Stephen Trumbo, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the Waterbury branch, was featured in a story about specialist bees in the San Diego Union-Tribune on July 9 ... The Cooperative Extension System's Integrated Pest Management Program was featured in a story about beneficial insects in the Connecticut Post on July 12.

Also, Federal Reserve Board Chair Alan Greenspan's October 14 presentation at UConn on education and competitiveness in the global economy was covered by more than two dozen reporters and photographers from radio, television and print media, including all four major Connecticut television stations, one of which sent a live feed to MS/NBC; representatives of Reuters News Service, Dow Jones News Service, Bloomberg Radio News Service and the Associated Press. A handful of Connecticut radio stations and more than a dozen state newspapers also sent reporters to Storrs. Waiting at their fax machines after the speech were editors at Kyodo (Japan) Television Network's Washington, D.C., bureau, and reporters for Agence Press France, CNN, and Bridge News (the former Knight-Ridder wire service). Greenspan's visit to the University was also mentioned in USA Today.