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Activities and Achievements
February 9, 1998

Articles & Chapters
Mary Caprioli, Political Science, Ph.D. student, "Why Democracy?" in John T. Rourke, ed., Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in World Politics, 8th ed. (Guilford, Conn.: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill, 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.

Richard Clark, Political Science, Ph.D. student, and Marc Maynard, Roper Center, "Using Online Technology for Secondary Analysis of Survey Research Data: 'Act Globally, Think Locally'," Social Science Computer Review, Vol. 16, No. 1, Spring 1998, pp. 57-7.

Christopher Marsh, Political Science, Ph.D. student, "Indian Ocean Regionalism: Trade Bloc, Stumbling Block, or Building Block?" in The Indian Ocean Review, Vol. 10, No. 2 (June 1997), pp. 1-.

Howard Reiter, Political Science, "The Limits of Voting," in Herbert M. Levine, Point-Counterpoint: Readings in American Government, 6th ed. (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997), pp. 150-15.

Daniel Civco, Natural Resources Management and Engineering, and Jiang Zhou, Plant Science, Ph.D. student, received the 1997 Environmental Systems Research Institute Award for best scientific paper in geographic information systems. The award for their paper, "Using genetic learning neural networks for spatial decision-making in geographic information systems," was presented at the annual convention of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

Kathleen Moore, Political Science, has received a University Teachers Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to pursue her research on Diasporic Islamic Jurisprudence.

Vasuki Wijendran, Nutritional Sciences, graduate student, has been selected to receive an American Oil Chemists' Society Honored Student Award at the society's 1998 annual meeting and expo in Chicago, Ill., May 10-13. Wijendran will present a paper at the meeting. The award includes travel expenses and registration to attend the conference.

David Leeming, English, emeritus, Amazing Grace: A Life of Beauford Delaney, (Oxford University Press, 1998, 221 pp.

John Rourke, Political Science, ed., Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in World Politics (Guilford, Conn.: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill, 1998, 8th ed.).

Robert Smith, Research Foundation and Graduate School, Graduate Research: A Guide for Students in the Sciences (Univ. of Washington Press, 1998, third edition).

Other Activities
Richard Vengroff, Political Science, traveled to Dakar, Senegal, during intersession, where he taught a week-long workshop on development project evaluation techniques to a group of 32 government officials from Senegal, Mali, Niger, and Haiti, as part of a joint project between UConn's Institute of Public Service International and Senegal's National School of Applied Economics.