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Activities and Achievements
September 7, 1998

Newsmakers is a round-up of faculty and staff in the media. Many of these media placements and interviews were arranged by staff of University Communications.

Lawrence Armstrong, associate professor of exercise and environmental physiology, was quoted in the Contra Costa Times on April 14 in an article about perspiration as a sign of fitness. Armstrong and Carl Maresh, professor of sport, leisure and exercise sciences, were featured in the August issue of Bicycling and on on June 1.

On July 7, Science featured Peter Auster, professor of marine sciences, in a story about fisheries.

The Connecticut Repertory Theatre was noted as one of the few acting companies remaining in the country, in an article that ran in The Chronicle of Higher Education on June 26.

The Critical Technologies Conference at the University was mentioned on Fox 61 news on June 30 and in The Hartford Courant on July 1.

Ken Dautrich, director of the Center for Survey Research and Analysis, was interviewed by Voice of America on August 20 about Ken Starr's investigation of President Clinton and what impact it is likely to have on the November elections.

Emeritus professor of education Odvard Egil Dyrli's article "Not Your Parent's Reference" was mentioned in Investor's Business Daily on July 26 in an article about CD-ROM encyclopedias.

On June 1, Industrial Environmental Management ran a story on the Environmental Research Institute's tin stripping process.

Margaret Gibson, professor of English, was featured in an article in The Hartford Courant July 5 on her readings at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival.

Samuel Huang, a professor of chemistry, was featured on on April 13, in the Investor's Business Daily on April 14, in the Philadelphia Daily News on April 14, in the Orange County Register on April 14, in the Washington Sunday Times on April 19, and in the Chicago Tribune on April 20 about an artificial tendon he has developed.

On June 13, the Orlando Sentinel ran a story on UConn's Integrated Pest Management program. On June 18, the Calgary Herald also ran the story.

Fran Jaffe, program administrator for the Center of Real Estate and.

Urban Economic Studies, was quoted in an article about hoteliers and planners in M&C (Meetings & Conventions) on May 1.

A recent study by Irving Kirsch, professor of psychology, on antidepressants as placebos was featured by numerous media outlets in July. These include: BBC Radio News and NBC Radio News on July 8; Boston Globe on July 9; Edmonton Journal of Canada on July 10; New Scientist, which also ran an editorial, on July 11; Newsday on July 14; Financial Times of London on July 15; Associated Press on July 20; Ann Arbor News on July 23; and Courier Journal of Kentucky on July 27.

Uwe Koehn, professor and head of the statistics department, was interviewed by Connecticut Public Radio about the Powerball Jackpot on May 20.

Wally Lamb, associate professor of English, was featured in The Hartford Courant on April 19 and May 31 in articles about his new book, I Know This Much Is True. Lamb was also featured in articles that appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times on June 23 and the Boston Sunday Globe on June 28.

Billie Levy, the founder of the Northeast Children's Literature Collections housed at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, was featured in the April 26 New England section of the Boston Globe.

Anna Liamzon, a senior at Westhill High School who participated in the UConn Mentor Connection, wrote an opinion piece on affirmative action that ran in The Hartford Courant on August 18.

Liliana Minaya-Rowe, professor of bilingual and bicultural education, was quoted in a Newsday story about bilingual education on July 11.

An opinion piece by Amii Omara-Otunnu, associate professor of history, about U.S. policy in Africa appeared in Newsday on June 10.

Joel Paul, professor of law, was interviewed by Fox 61 on July 28 about President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.

Robert Phillips, director of the war and ethics program, was quoted in the Austin American-Statesman on February 21, in an article about the Persian Gulf War. Phillips was also interviewed by ABC Radio Network on July 19 and VOA on July 28 about a Pentagon report regarding adultery, and he was interviewed by the ABC Radio Network on July 29 on Saddam Hussein.

On July 18, Universal Press Syndicate ran a story, which the Hartford Courant published, featuring Felicia Pratto of psychology as the coauthor of a study that suggests racism is mostly a male issue in the Hartford Courant on July 18.

T.V. Rajan chair of the pathology department at the Health Center, was featured in an article in the Hartford Courant on June 30 about his experiments using honey to treat allergies.

Howard Reiter, professor of political science, was quoted in an August 20 story in the Detroit News on the Democrats= response to the scandal involving President Clinton.

Kathy Roche, of the Health Center=s Poison Control Center, was mentioned in the Hartford Courant on June 9.

Steve Ross was interviewed by WFCR on August 3 about his research on why African-Americans who live in major metropolitan areas do not take jobs in the suburbs that require them to relocate.

C.F. Sirmans, director of the Real Estate Center, was a guest on the Danny Fontana Show on WBT Radio in Charlotte, N.C., discussing reverse mortagages.

The Stamford campus was mentioned in an article in The Wall Street Journal on June 1 about the revitalization of the city of Stamford. The new state-of-the-art buildings at the Stamford campus were featured in the Boston Sunday Globe on May 3.

On May 19, The Hartford Courant ran a story about the antitrust case against Microsoft that quoted associate dean of the School of Law, Kurt Strasser.

The renovation of the Student Recreational & Athletic Center at the Field House was featured in an article in the 1998 Architectural Showcase.

UConn=s association with Pfizer Inc. in building a new research facility was widely reported, including articles in Medical Marketing & Media in June, The New York Times on July 15, and USA Today (Europe) on March 9.

UConn=s AMusic and Minds@ program for young adults with Williams Syndrome was featured in the Hartford Courant on June 29, New England Cable News on June 23, WFCR on July 9, Channel 8 news on June 26, and in the Dallas Morning News.