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Activities and Achievements
February 16, 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) 486-353.

Articles & Chapters
Cheryl Beck, Nursing, "A Checklist to Identify Women at Risk for Developing Postpartum Depression," Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, Vol. 27, pp. 39-4.

Nitin Padture, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, and Paul Klemens, Physics, "Low Thermal Conductivity in Garnets," Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol. 80, 1997, pp. 1018-2.

Leon Shaw, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, "Measurement of Fracture Energy of Interfaces in Composites through Sandwich-Type Chevron-Notched Specimens," Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 25, 1997, pp. 391-.

Arnold Dashefsky, Sociology and Center for Judaic Studies, is coauthor with Bernard Lazerwitz, J. Alan Winter, and Ephraim Tabory of Jewish Choices: American Jewish Denominationalism (State University of New York Press, 1998), 216 p.

Maurice Gell, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, was awarded U.S. patent no. 5,687,679, titled "Multiple Nanolayer Coating System," on November 18, 1997.

Clyde Jones, Family Studies, emeritus, presented a paper "Helping Teachers Deal with their Concerns in the Present Art Program," at the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Anaheim, Calif., in November.

Nitin Padture, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, presented an invited lecture on "Structural Ceramics: Challenges, Opportunities, and Basic Research Needs," at a workshop organized by the National Science Foundation to assess the fundamental research needs in advanced ceramics for the coming decade, at NSF headquarters in Arlington, Va., in June 1997.

Donald Tepas, Psychology, presented an invited lecture on "Shiftwork: Effects on Health and Performance," at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, on September 17, 1997.

Professional Societies
Dennis Pierce, Dining Services, hosted the 1997 annual forum for heads of the major noncommercial food service associations at the Barney House last fall. Pierce is 1997 president of the National Association of College and University Food Services.

Other Activities
Debra Kendall, Molecular and Cell Biology, has been asked to serve on a peer review panel for the National Institutes of Health.