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Activities and Achievements
February 2, 1998

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.

Allan Brown has been appointed director of the newly reorganized Technical Services Center. Marita DeCozio is responsible for office management at the center.

Momar Ndiaye, has been appointed acting director of the Office of International Affairs, effective January 1. A search for a permanent director is underway.

Nancy Patrylak has been appointed purchasing card program administrator, a new purchasing initiative cosponsored by the Purchasing Department and the Controller's Office.

Articles & Chapters
P.L. Chinn, Nursing, M.K. Maeve, and C. Bostick, "Aesthetic Inquiry and the Art of Nursing," Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice, Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring 1997, pp. 83-9.

Frank Labato, Environmental Health and Safety, "Surveys and Audits," and Stefan Wawzyniecki, Chemical Safety, "Laboratory Health and Safety," in The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation and Control, ed. Salvatore R. DiNardi (American Industrial Hygiene Association, 1997), a 1,300-page textbook and reference work.

Artie Travis, Student Activities and Union Programs, received an award from the Beautification Committee of the Town of Mansfield for the holiday lighting display in back of the Student Union.

Eleanor K. Herrmann, Nursing, emerita, is editor of Virginia Avenel Henderson: Signature for Nursing (Indianapolis: Center Nursing Press, 1998.

On January 4, the novel Amistad, by David Pesci, University Communications, reached no. 25 on The New York Times Paperback Bestsellers list for fiction.

Barbara Redman, Nursing, Measurement Tools in Patient Education (New York: Springer Publishing Co., 1997.

Russell Farnen, Political Science, Hartford campus, has been appointed editor of the journal, Politics, Groups, and the Individual.

Kristen Moore, Mathematics, graduate student, presented a poster "On a Singular Semilinear Elliptic Boundary Value Problem with Boundary Blowup," at the Association for Women in Mathematics Workshop at Stanford University July 13-18, 1997. The theme of the workshop was "Reporting Research Results."

Robert Smith, Research Foundation and Graduate School, served on a panel at a conference on the future location of research, sponsored by the international Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Relations, at SUNY Purchase, on January 8. Representatives from Connecticut industry on the panel included the director of research at UTC and the general counsel from Jeneric/Pentron Inc. Ilze Krisst, Research Foundation, organized the panel and served as moderator.

Professional Societies
Arlene Albert, Molecular and Cell Biology, is program chair for the national meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology, to be held in May.

Other Activities
Jack Chinsky, Psychology, emeritus, who retired this year after 29 years at UConn, is now a business consultant with High Performance Consulting Co. of Bala Cynwid, Pa. Chinsky, whose work includes consulting for pharmaceutical and health care companies, is working to increase productivity and satisfaction among employees. He works with executives, managers and workers at all levels. He does individual coaching and conducts work sessions in which he redesigns traditional work settings as future-based work environments.

Richard Vengroff, Political Science, has received the government of Senegal's highest civilian honor, the Ordre de Lion, for service to that country. The Minister of Education awarded the medal to Vengroff during ceremonies in January and named him a Chevalier (equivalent to Knight) of the order.