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Activities and Achievements
June 22, 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.

Darrell Bevell and Adam Gonzaga joined the football coaching staff in April, as assistant coaches.

Brian Ibsen has been named director of development for southwestern Connecticut for the UConn Foundation Inc. Ibsen joins UConn from Clark University in Worcester, Mass. He will be based at the Stamford campus.

Richard Kaplan has been named director of clinical neuropsychology services at the Health Center. His research focuses on the connection between brain dysfunction and a range of medical and psychological problems.

Articles & Chapters
Cheryl Beck, Nursing, "Humor in Nursing Practice: A Phenomenological Study," International Journal of Nursing Studies, Vol. 34, pp. 346-52.

Ronald Coons, History, with Carey Goodman, "An Audacious Proposal: A Memorandum Attributed to Finance Minister Karl Ludwig Freiherr von Bruck," in Beiträge zur Österreichischen Wirstschafts- und Finanz-geschichte vom 17. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert, Mitteilungen des Österreichischen Staatsarchivs, Sonderband 3, (Vienna: Österreichis ches Staatsarchiv, 1997), pp. 151-74.

Crawford L. Elder, Philosophy, "What Versus How in Naturally Selected Representations," Mind, Vol. 107, (April 1998) pp. 349-63.

Jasminka Ilich-Ernst, Allied Health, with Maria Skugor, Thomas Hangartner, An Baoshe, and Velimir Matkovic, "Relation of Nutrition, Body Composition and Physical Activity to Skeletal Development: A Cross-Sectional Study in Preadolescent Females," in Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol. 17, No. 2 (1998), pp. 136-47.

Patrick McGlamery, University Libraries, "MAGIC Transaction Logs as Measures of Access, Use, and Community," in Journal of Academic Librarianship, (November 1997) pp. 505-10.

Joan McGuire, Educational Psychology, with A.V. Lite and N. Hetzes, "University of Connecticut Program for College Students with Learning Disabilities," Appendix in S. Goldstein, Managing Attention and Learning Disorders in Late Adolescence and Adulthood, (1997), pp. 417-22.

Sally Reis, Educational Psychology and Neag Center, and M.K. Gavin, former Ph.D. student, "Why January Doesn't Think She Can Do Math: Can We Encourage Talented Girls in Mathematics?" Gems of AGATE (Spring 1998), pp. 24-7.

Sally Reis, Karen Westberg, Jonna Julikowich, and Jeanne Purcell, Educational Psychology, "Curriculum Compacting and Achievement Test Scores: What Does the Research Say?" Gifted Child Quarterly, Vol. 42, No. 2 (1998), pp. 123-9.

Thelma Armstrong, Matthew Dillon and Judith Feinstein, Social Work, received the Governor's Service Award - Customers Count - at a ceremony at the state Capitol in April. The three, members of a team that helps clients of the Department of Social Services develop the skills to find and retain employment, were recognized for providing exceptional services to customers in the Stowe Village in Hartford and for their success in creatively marketing their clients to the business community.

Sunita Cheruku, Nutritional Sciences, graduate student, has won a graduate fellowship for 1998-99 from the Institute of Food Technologists, one of 31 awarded nationwide.

Randy Garabedian, Chemical Engineering, graduate student, has been awarded a STAR graduate fellowship by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is one of only three chemical engineering students nationwide to receive this fellowship in 1998.

Wally Lamb, English, received a 1998 Governor's Arts Award at the Connecticut Arts Gala on June 6, at The Bushnell in Hartford.

Montgomery Shaw, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, is the recipient of the 1998 Society of Plastics Engineers International Research Award. The award was presented at the Society's 56th Annual Technical Conference in Atlanta, Ga., on April 28. Shaw is internationally recognized for his research in polymer rheology and processing, polymer blends, microcellular foams, electrorheological fluids, electrical cable insulation, and polymer recycling, and is considered a pioneer in the technology of polymer blending.

Thomas G. Paterson, History, emeritus, has been named to the advisory board of editors for the SHAFR Bibliography Project of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Frederick William Wassmundt, Chemistry, emeritus, patent 5,679,695, for "Aryl and heteroaryl compounds having anti-retrovirus activity."

Thomas G. Paterson, History, emeritus, gave a presentation on "The Limits of Hegemony: The United States and Cuba," at the Mershon Center for International Studies at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, on April 14.

Other Activities
Peter Auster, Marine Sciences and Technology Center, has been appointed to the Science and Statistics Committee of the New England Fishery Management Council. He is also on the Habitat Advisory Panel for the Council's Habitat Committee. The Council is charged with the sustainable management of marine fisheries in federal waters off the coast of New England.

Marijke Kehrhahn, Educational Leadership, has been selected to design and facilitate the work of a 50-person panel appointed by the state Department of Children and Families to study and make recommendations concerning the use of physical intervention and restraint in mental health services for children and adolescents.

Elena V. Smirnova, Economics, master's student, completed the spring 1998 internship program in the UN headquarters in New York. During her internship Ms. Smirnova, who holds a 1996-1998 NAFSA Russian-Eurasian Award, sponsored by the United States Information Agency, worked in the Macroeconomics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.