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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
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.
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.
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.
K. Herrmann, Nursing, emerita, is editor of Virginia Avenel Henderson:
Signature for Nursing (Indianapolis: Center Nursing Press, 1998.
January 4, the novel Amistad, by David Pesci, University Communications,
reached no. 25 on The New York Times Paperback Bestsellers list
Barbara Redman, Nursing, Measurement Tools in Patient
Education (New York: Springer Publishing Co., 1997.
Farnen, Political Science, Hartford campus, has been appointed
editor of the journal, Politics, Groups, and the Individual.
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.
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.
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.
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.