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Activities and Achievements
December 8, 1997

Entries Welcome

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.


Mark A. Boyer, Political Science, and Davis Bobrow, "Maintaining system stability: contributions to peacekeeping operations," in Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 41, no. 6 (December 1997), pp. 723-48.

Mark O'Reilly, Ph.D. student, Political Science, "Following Ike: explaining Canadian- U.S. cooperation during the 1956 Suez crisis," The Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Vol. 35, no. 3 (November 1997), pp. 75-107.

Maria-Luz D. Samper, Labor Education Center, "An international division of labor: gender and the information technology industry," in International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 7, no. 2 (Summer 1997), pp. 635-58.

J. Evan Ward, Marine Sciences, J.S. Levinton, S.E. Shumway, and T. Cucci, "Site of particle selection in a bivalve mollusc," in Nature, Vol. 390 (November 13, 1997), p. 131.

David A. Kollas, Plant Science, emeritus, has been selected to receive the 1997 Award of Merit from the Connecticut Pomological Society, in recognition of his three decades of support and service to the society and to the tree fruit growers of the state. He will receive the award at the society's annual meeting on December 9 in Glastonbury.

Karen G. Arms, Family Studies, Stamford Campus, chaired the study 1997 Community Needs Assessment: A Partnership of United Way of Stamford and the City of Stamford, published in August 1997.

Eric W. Carlson, English, emeritus, A Companion to Poe Studies (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996, 624 pp.).

Eric W. Carlson, English, emeritus, Emerson's Literary Criticism (Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 1996).

Eileen Furey, Educational Psychology, is editor of Abuse, Neglect, and People with Mental Retardation (Worthington, Ohio: IDS Publishing Corp., 1997). The book includes chapters by Paula Cordeiro and Marijke Kehrhahn, Educational Leadership, and Ann Buchholtz, formerly of Business Administration.

Philip Marcus, Molecular and Cell Biology, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Interferon &Cytokine Research, convened a meeting of the journal's editorial board at the International Society for Interferon Research annual meeting in San Diego, Calif., October 21.

James Allan, graduate student, Political Science, presented "The Blair Revolution? Structure and agency and New Labour's electoral success," at the Southern Political Science Association meeting in Norfolk, Va.

Karen G. Arms, Family Studies, Stamford Campus, presented a poster session, "Guide to the development of effective community programs," and facilitated a workshop on "Developing community programs responsive to economic distress," at the Groves International Conference on the Family, Digby, November Scotia, in June.

Karen G. Arms, Family Studies, Stamford Campus, presented a poster session, "Parents/families and schools," at the National Council on Family Relations annual conference, Arlington, Va., November 10.

Jack S. Barclay, Wildlife Conservation Research Center, Natural Resources Management and Engineering, gave a poster presentation, "Contaminants, nest characteristics and fertility of Greater Scaup from Alaska," at a Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry meeting in San Francisco, November 17-20.

Jack S. Barclay and Jonathan Cohen, Wildlife Conservation Research Center, gave a presentation, "Greater Scaup as bioindicators of heavy metal and organic contaminants in National Wildlife Refuge," at a Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry meeting in San Francisco, November 19.

Mark Boyer and Ph.D. student Peter Trumbore, Political Science, presented a paper, "Comparative testing of the logic of two level games," at the International Studies Association Northeast Conference in Philadelphia, November 13-15. Also at that conference, the following graduate students gave papers: Mary Caprioli and Erin Carriere, "The impact of democracy on war longevity;" Anthony Ciuffreda, "The political consequences of structural adjustment reform: the case of Ghana;" Richard Cole, "Deciding a case to change the law: the Supreme Court and prison conditions cases;" Sung-uk Hwang, "Green growth: the highest stage of capitalism;" Marianne Linger, "Coercion and compliance: an analysis of the foreign policy of less developed nations;" Christopher Marsh, "The political economy of democratic consolidations: economic performance and regime support in post-Communist Russia;" and Gon Namkung, "Japanese attitudes toward the United States in the post-Cold War era: Japanese national images of the United States and their foreign policy beliefs."

Deborah Chen, Maki Yamane and William Snyder; Kazuko Hiramatsu and Diane Lillo-Martin; and Ayumi Matsuo, Linguistics, gave presentations at a conference on Language Development at Boston University, November 7-9.

Mark Emmert, Chancellor, gave a panel presentation on "Best practices: real life cases," at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges Summit on Academic Restructuring, in San Francisco, November 20.

Joan M. McGuire, University Program for College Students with Learning Disabilities, Educational Psychology, gave a presentation on "Diagnosing and accommodating learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder," at the Joint Conference on Disability Issues in Washington, D.C., November 14. The conference was sponsored by the American Bar Association, Association of American Law Schools, Law School Admission Council, and the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Mary Alice Neubeck, Family Studies, and Louise Simmons, Social Work and Urban Semester, gave a presentation on "Service learning, diversity and race," at the National Society for Experiential Education annual conference in Kansas City, October 24.

Robert Ryder, Family Studies, gave a talk on "Coaching and other ways to be helpful" at a symposium on Treating Couples given by Cambridge Hospital and Harvard Medical School, October 31 and November 1.

Maria-Luz D. Samper, Labor Education Center, gave a seminar on "Women in the international division of labor: theoretical and methodological implications," as part of her role as visiting professor at the Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo, in the School of Economics, National University of Colombia, fall 1996-spring 1997.

Maria-Luz D. Samper, Labor Education Center, gave a presentation on "Gender and the economy in the global context," at an international meeting on Gender, Development and Public Policy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The paper was commissioned by the Program on Pay Equity of the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia.

Margaret Sekellick and Philip Marcus, Molecular and Cell Biology, gave a presentation on "Interferon induction by avian influenza," at the International Society for Interferon Research annual meeting in San Diego, Calif., October 21.

Professional Societies
John Rourke, Political Science, was elected president of the International Studies Association-Northeast, at the association's annual conference in Philadelphia, November 13-15.

Robert V. Smith, Research and Graduate Education and Graduate School, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Council of Graduate Schools for 1998. The council is the largest national association organized specifically to represent the interests of graduate education. Its members include more than 400 U.S., Canadian and international colleges and universities engaged in research, scholarship and the preparation of candidates for advanced degrees.

Linda Strausbaugh, Molecular and Cell Biology, has been appointed scientific organizer for the Sixth Annual International Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, to be held in British Columbia, in June 1998.

David Walker, Political Science, has become a member of the board of trustees of the National Academy of Public Administration.