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Activities & Achievements
December 15, 1997
Xiusheng Yang, Natural Resources Management and Engineering, has been invited as a UPS Foundation visiting professor at Stanford University, for the period January through August 1998. The visiting professorship, funded by an endowment from the UPS Foundation, enables Stanford each year to invite a leading scholar in a field of civil and environmental engineering to be in residence. Yang's specialty is air pollution and the modeling of air circulation in inside structures.
David A. Yphantis, Molecular and Cell Biology, and staff member, National Ultracentrifugation Facility at UConn, received the Theodor Svedberg award and medal at the annual Beckman Symposium on Solution Interactions of Macromolecules for being "an established investigator for sustained and outstanding contributions to the field of Analytical Ultracentrifugation." John Toedt, Ph.D. student, Molecular and Cell Biology, and graduate assistant, Ultracentri-fugation Facility, was cited at the same symposium for his outstanding poster presentation describing his research on the biophysical study of the molecular basis for plant resistance to certain virus infections. Toedt received a travel award covering all expenses to attend the symposium.
Ruth Millikan, Philosophy, will deliver the 1997 Romanell Lecture on the topic "How we get our ideas clear," at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA) in Philadelphia, Pa. December 30. The scholar selected to deliver the Romanell Lecture is chosen each year by the APA, the only national organization in the field of philosophy. Though given at the Eastern Division meeting, the lecture is a national event.