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Activities and Achievements .... Newsmakers
April 27, 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 Dubuc at Media Affairs at (860) 486-3530.

Sport, Leisure and Exercise Science's Larry Armstrong and Carl Maresh's research on rehydration was published in Medical Industry Today on March 13 ... On March 20, the Environmental News Network featured a story on the Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials project run by Chet Arnold of the Cooperative Extension System ... Nehama Aschkenasy, professor and director of Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies in Stamford, appeared several times on Connecticut cable TV's program, The Exchange, giving commentary on Israeli politics and culture and the latest political developments in the Middle East. ... On April 4, What About Women, a public affairs program on WVIT Channel 30, featured Nancy Bull, associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, as host with English professor Regina Barreca as her guest. They discussed Barreca's work as an author and also talked about aging and friendships ... Mike Darre, assistant professor of animal science, was interviewed on March 19 by channels 3 and 8 about a new bacterial wash that was developed for baby chicks ... Moshe Gai, professor of physics, was a guest on the Bruce Stevens and Colin McEnroe Show on WTIC-AM 1080 on March 12, discussing the asteroid expected to pass close to earth with the two hosts ... Sam Huang's research on an artificial tendon was featured on the Reuters News Service April 13, on CNN Interactive April 14, 1998, and in the April 20 issue of Clinica, a London-based medical device and diagnostic news publication ... Jim Knox, professor of molecular and cell biology, was quoted in the February 26 New Haven Register on the use of large computers in molecular biology ... Jeffrey Lefebvre, director of the Middle East Languages and Area Studies Program, wrote an op-ed, "Turkey Caught In The Middle," which appeared in the March 12 Providence Journal-Bulletin ... The Science and Technology section of the April 6 Boston Globe had a story discussing physics professor Philip Mannheim's proposed changes to Einstein's theory of relativity ... Ralph B. McNeal Jr ., assistant professor of sociology, was interviewed about linking dropout rates with working hours in the March 6 Hartford Courant ... Nik P. Nikolaidis, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and colleagues were reported to have developed an arsenic-tainted water filter on the Environmental News Network's Web page on March 18. Nikolaidis' arsenic filter was also featured in a story in March 28 issue of New Scientist ... The March 22 Chicago Tribune quoted James O'Neil, professor of family studies, extensively in a story about men's self-esteem and gender conflict issues ... Thomas G. Paterson, emeritus professor of history, was quoted about Cuban politics in the Mar. 15 Tampa Tribune ... The March 22 Hartford Courant published a study by Rafael Perez-Escamilla, an assistant professor of nutritional sciences, that examined the dearth of important nutritional information reaching low-income groups ... Robert Phillips, director of the war and ethics program, was interviewed on March 13 and 16, about the sexual assault trial of Army Sgt. Gene McKinney, on the ABC Radio Network ... On March 7, the Journal Inquirer story on survivors victimized by fear featured psychology professor Conrad Schwarz ... Leslie Snyder, associate professor of communication sciences, was quoted in a Washington Post story on April 5, that discussed warning labels attached to the packaging of various consumer products ... The opening of the new Stamford campus was featured in the January issue of Connecticut Magazine ... An editorial regarding the positive influence of the new Stamford campus ran in the Stamford Advocate on February 3 ... The Hartford Courant ran an article on January 29 about SNET's donation of documents and photographs to the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center ... Tom Terry's class "Fundamentals of Microbiology," was featured in a cover story on cooperative learning in the April 22 Hartford Courant. Terry is a professor of molecular and cell biology ... UConn's partnership with pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. to build a new $19 million center for animal vaccine research on campus was widely reported, including mentions in the March 6 USA Today, Hartford Courant, and The Day (New London) ... Charles Vinsonhaler, head of the mathematics department, explained probability and statistics in a New Haven Register article on January 15.