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Activities and Achievements
April 13, 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.

Arthur S. Abramson, Linguistics, emeritus, "The Thai Tonal Space," in A.S. Abramson (ed.), Southeast Asian Linguistic Studies in Honour of Vichin Panupong (Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press, 1997), pp. 1-10.

Carroll Burke, Pathobiology, emeritus, with Roger Lee Herman and S. Perry, "Epidermal Tumors of Rainbow Smelt with Associated Virus," in Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Vol. 33, No. 4, 1997, pp. 925-29.

Howard Reiter, Political Science, "The Bases of Progressivism with the Major Parties," Social Science History, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 83-116.

Del Seigle and Sally M. Reis, Educational Psychology and Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, "Gender Differences in Teacher and Student Perceptions of Gifted Students' Ability and Effort," Gifted Child Quarterly, Winter 1998, pp. 39-47.

Michael Wilbur, Educational Psychology, "Race Horse in the Barn," Voices: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy, American Academy of Psychotherapists, Vol. 34, Spring 1998, pp. 33-40.

Michael Accorsi and John Leonard, Civil & Environmental Engineering, have received U.S. Army Soldier Systems Command Educational Award for Excellence for collaborative research during the past two years on computer simulation of parachute dynamics. They received the award April 2 at a ceremony in Natick, Mass. Catherine Cardelus and Jennifer Funk, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, graduate students, have won three-year pre-doctoral fellowships from the National Science Foundation.

Jonathan McMurry, Molecular and Cell Biology, graduate student, has received a fellowship from the National Institutes of Health to pursue his work towards his Ph.D. McMurry works in Debra Kendall's laboratory.

Courtney Murren, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has received one of two Nathan Whetten fellowships from the Latin American and Caribbean studies program.

Arthur S. Abramson, Linguistics, emeritus, (ed.), Southeast Asian Linguistic Studies in Honour of Vichin Panupong, (Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press, 1997).

Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Economics, Ethnic Diversity, Liberty and the State, (Cheltenham, U.K., and Northampton, Mass., Edward Elgar, The Shaftesbury Papers, 12, 1997).

Robert Vinopal, Molecular and Cell Biology, has received U.S. patent no. 5,716,628, for work on "Synergistic Biocide Composition Containing Pyrithione and an Additive," in collaboration with the Olin Corporation.

Arthur S. Abramson, Linguistics, emeritus, gave a keynote address, "Speech as Encoded Language," and a presentation on "The Perception of Voicing Distinctions," at the International Workshop on Human and Computer Processing of Language and Speech, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, December 8-12, 1997.

Regina Barreca, English, was guest speaker at the opening of the Women's Concerns Center at Johnson & Wales University, Providence, R.I., March 25.

Fred Carstensen, Economics, presented "Jurisprudence, Expected Value, and the Culture of Innovation," at a conference at Hildersheim Germany on April 2. He was one of 10 invited participants, and the only one from North America.

Karen Chow, English, is leading a series of four discussions on mystery fiction, at the Central Village Public Library, that began with "The Evolution of the Detective" on April 4.

Eileen Furey, Educational Psychology, gave three invited presentations on "Abuse of Individuals with Mental Retardation: What Do Supervisors, Managers and Executives Need to Know?" "The Impact of Statutory Adult Protection Policies: A View from Connecticut," and "The Pros and Cons of Adult Protection Statutes as an Alternative to Agency Policies," at Open University Adult Protection Seminars in Milton Keynes and Stony Stratford, U.K., on April 2 and 3.

Farah Ibrahim, Educational Psychology, presented "Counseling Multiracial Adolescents: Identity Development," "Minority Faculty and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder," and "Interracial Marriages," at the American Counseling Association World Conference in Indianapolis, on March 29 and 30.

Joan McGuire, Educational Psychology, gave a presentation titled, "Forks in the Road: Transition as Decision-Making and Path-Finding," at the 35th international conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, on March 13.

Debra Kendall, Molecular and Cell Biology, gave an invited talk titled, "Synthetic Signal Peptides: Probes of Molecular Interactions During Membrane Translocation" at the Gordon Research Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Peptides, in Ventura, Calif., on February 19.

Les Mehrhoff, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Torrey Herbarium, presented "Getting Professionals Involved" at a symposium on Plant Invasions in the Hudson Basin: Problems and Solutions, Briarcliff, N.Y., on March 24.

Professional Societies
Zbigniew J. Witczak, Pharmacy, organized and chaired a symposium on "Glucosidase and Fucosidase Inhibitors," during the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas on April 1.

Other Activities
The Ohio State University presented Fortunes of the Moor, by Barbara and Carlton Molette, Dramatic Arts and Institute for African American Studies, at the Thurber Theater from February 25 through March 7. The plot is based on a custody battle over Othello and Desdemona's secretly born, racially mixed son. In 1997, Connecticut Repertory Theater presented a workshop of Fortunes of the Moor and Abibigroma, National Theater Company of Ghana in residence at the University of Ghana, presented the play at the National Theater and at the Pan-African Historical Theater Festival.