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March 9, 1998


Newsmakers is a sample of faculty and staff in the media. Many of these placements were arranged by staff of University Communications. If you would like a copy of any of these articles, please call Cat Dubic at Media Affairs, (860) 486-3530.

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Irving Lewis Allen, professor emeritus of sociology, was interviewed on the dynamics of the English language, in the New York Daily News, on November 26, 1997.

Peter Auster, science director of the National Undersea Research Center at the Avery Point campus, was quoted in a February 2 article in The Sacramento Bee.

The Avery Point campus research facilities were discussed in an article about the scallop industry in The Day (New London) on November 28, 1997.

Regina Barreca, professor of English, was featured in an article titled "Who's Laughing Now?" on the problems associated with humor in Attache, in November 1997.

The February 12 New Haven Register's Science section front-page story "Addicted to Sex" featured assistant professor of psychology Evvie Becker.

Steve Broderick, an extension educator with the Cooperative Extension System, was interviewed for an article on how the latest research can help manage forest land and keep it healthy in the Waterbury Republican-American on January 8.

Roger Buckley, professor of history, was interviewed about his first novel Congo Jack in Miami Today on December 4, 1997.

Ronald W. Cotterill, a professor of agricultural and resource economics and director of the Food Marketing Policy Center, was interviewed for an article on the market domination of cereal companies in The Hartford Courant on February 18.

An article in The Day (New London) on January 29 featured the gift of the SNET Collection to the Dodd Center.

Valerie Duffy, an assistant professor of allied health, was quoted in an article titled "Pounds Won't Budge?" in Family Circle Magazine in January.

G. Donald Ferree, associate director of the Institute for Social Inquiry, was a guest on the Ann Baldwin show on WTIC-AM 1080 on February 21, discussing the situation in Iraq. Ferree also appeared on CT 98 on Channel 3 on February 22 to discuss the state's electoral politics.

Denise Ferreri, study abroad advisor, was interviewed on measures the University takes to protect students overseas in the Norwich Bulletin on January 26.

Howard Hayden, a professor of physics, was a guest on a nationally syndicated radio program on February 21 called the "Edge of Reality." He did a half hour stint discussing solar eclipses and space travel.

Kathleen Moore, an assistant professor of political science, was quoted on Muslim movements in the United States in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, on November 10, 1997.

Bart Roccoberton, an associate professor of dramatic arts and director of the Puppet Arts Program, was interviewed on the art of puppetry in an article in the Seattle Times on November 13, 1997.

Mark Ross, professor emeritus of communication sciences, was quoted in the Detroit News/Free Press, on November 23, 1997, in an article titled "What You Need to Know About Hearing Loss."

Jeffrey Lefebvre, director of the Middle East Languages and Area Studies Program, wrote an op-ed, "Turkey Caught In The Middle," which was published in the Feb. 15 Hartford Courant. He also was quoted in a Boston Globe story on February 19 about the Middle East situation.

Will McEachern, professor of economics, was quoted on Connecticut's economic indicators in an article in the Hartford Business Journal on January 12.

Thomas G. Paterson, a professor emeritus of history, was quoted in a February 1 story in the Baltimore Sun, about the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba.

Robert Phillips, director of the War and Ethics Program, was quoted in a story by Cox News Service - which serves clients for the New York Times News Service - about a potential military strike in the Gulf.

An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education on January 26 included the University's involvement in helping to develop new English-language universities in Thailand.

The University's three-year commitment from Travelers Group for the improvement of education in Hartford was featured in the Hartford Business Journal on January 14.

The University's ranking in U.S. News and World Report as the best public research university in New England was reported in Forbes on December 1, 1997.

David Wagner, an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, explained the effect of artificial light on moths in the Dallas Morning News on September 22, 1997.

Thomas Wilsted, director of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, was quoted in a January 25 story in the New York Times-Connecticut section, about Billie Levy, founder of the Northeast Children's Literature Collections housed at the Center.