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Activities and Achievements
November 2, 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. We also appreciate notification news and feature articles in various media for our Newsmakers column.

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.

Articles and Chapters
Joseph Madaks, Educational Psychology, "Screening College Students for Potential Learning Disabilities," Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal (Learning Disabilities Association of America), 9.1 (Winter 1998), pp. 13-16.

Patricia Neafsey, Nursing, "Immediate and Enduring Changes in Knowledge and Self-Efficacy in APNs Following Computer-Assisted Home Study of 'The Pharmacology of Alcohol,'" The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 29.4 (1998), pp. 173-81.

J. Evan Ward, Marine Sciences, L.P. Sanford, R.I.E. Newell, and B.A. MacDonald, "A New Explanation of Particle Capture in Suspension-Feeding Bivalve Molluscs," Limnology and Oceanography, 43 (1998), pp. 741-52.

Oskar Harmon, Economics, Stamford Campus, received an honorable mention at the website ( for a CD label he designed for his CD-Rom, Principles of Macroeconomics: A Multimedia Approach.

Ricardo Rozzi, graduate student, and Francisca Cristina Massardo, postdoc, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, have won fellowships from the Inter American Foundation, for the period Oct.1, 1998, through August 31, 1999.

Maria-Luz Samper, Labor Education, received a travel grant from the NSF/Federation for Computing in the United States, to attend the International Federation of Information Processing 15th World Computer Congress, The Global Information Society on the Way to the Next Millennium, in Vienna and Budapest, August 31-September 4.

Carl Coelho, Communication Sciences, with Leora Cherney and Barbara Shadden, Analyzing Discourse in Communicatively Impaired Adults (Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, 1998).

Richard Hiskes, Political Science, Democracy, Risk and Community: Technological Hazards and the Evolution of Liberalism (London: Oxford University Press, 1998).

Dennis Chapron, Clinical Pharmacy, has been appointed to the editorial board of the journal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Cynthia Adams, Allied Health, presented a colloquium on "Stress and the Laboratory Scientist," at Quest Diagnostics in Teterborough, N.J., on June 11.

Alex Cardoni, Clinical Pharmacy, gave a presentation on "Tobacco and the Psychiatric Patient," at the 39th annual meeting of the new clinical drug evaluation unit of the NIMH in Boac Raton, Fla. in June. In September, he presented "Tobacco Pharmacology, Nicotine Dependence and Smoking Cessation: Implications for the Psychiatric Patient," at the fourth annual Great Lakes Psychiatric Pharmacy Update in Detroit.

Alejandro Corbacho, Political Science, graduate student, presented a paper, "Reassessing the Fighting Performance of Conscript Soldiers during the Malvinas War," at the annual meeting of the Society for Military History in Chicago.

Carlos Elordi, Political Science, graduate student, presented a paper, "Economic Values and Privatization in Global Perspective," at the International Sociological Association in Montreal, Canada.

Mark Emmert, Chancellor, was on a panel to open "Learning Solutions '98," the first annual conference on the future of distance learning in Connecticut, on September 24.

William Kinnard, Finance and Real Estate, emeritus, gave a keynote presentation on "The Valuation of Contaminated Properties and Associated Stigma: A Comparative Review of Practice and Thought in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and New Zealand," at The Cutting Edge Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors at DeMontfort University, Leicester, England, on September 5. Kinnard also presented a keynote paper on "Identification and Measurement of Intangible Asset Values Associated with Operating Properties," at the 32nd annual conference of the Canadian Property Tax Association in Halifax, November Scotia, on October 5.

Herbert Lederer, Modern and Classical Languages, emeritus, presented an invited lecture on "The Influence of German Expressionism on the American Stage," at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass., on October 7.

Linda Pescatello, Allied Health, and Catherine Certo, presented "Exercise Physiology and Physical Therapy: Joining Forces?" at the New England American College of Sports Medicine meeting in Providence, R.I. At this meeting, Pescatello was also given the New England chapter honor award for her contributions to sports medicine.

Michael Pikal, Pharmaceutics, gave a presentation on "The Correlation of Structural Relaxation Time with Pharmaceutical Stability, at the conference on Freeze Drying of Pharmaceutical and Biologicals at Ascutney Mountain resort in Brownsville, Vt., September 23-26. The conference was presented by the Center for Pharmaceutical Processing Research, in cooperation with Purdue University and UConn. The center is an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.

Daniel Rosenberg, Pharmaceutics, was invited to present his research at the first annual meeting of Rodent Models in Modern Risk Assessment at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Me, September 8-12.

Donald Tepas, Psychology, gave a lecture on "Shiftwork: Effects on Health and Performance," for the industrial ergonomics program at the Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, on September 16, the second consecutive year he has been invited to lecture for the program. Tepas also led a one-day workshop on "Work Shift Usability Testing," at the 42nd annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in Chicago on October 5. Heidi Howarth, James Pratt and January Price, Psychology, graduate students, assisted with the workshop.

Richard Vengroff, Political Science, was an invited speaker at a workshop on Multi-Party Elections in the Arab World: Controlled Contestation and Opposition Strategies, at Brown University, October 1-3. His presentation was titled "The Impact of Electoral Reform in Senegal." Vengroff and Erin Carriere and Marc O'Reilly, Political Science, graduate students, presented a paper titled "In the Service of Peace: Reflexive Multilateralism, Public Opinion and the Canadian Experience in Bosnia," at the Mid-Atlantic and New England conference for Canadian studies in Burlington, Vt.

Professional Societies
Robin Bogner, Pharmaceutics, has been elected grand treasurer of Lambda Kappa Sigma.

Diane Burgess, Pharmaceutics, has been elected chair of the Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery section of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences for 1999. She is co-chair of the AAPS annual meeting for 1999 and will chair the meeting in the year 2000.

Alex Cardoni, Clinical Pharmacy, is president-elect for the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists for 1998-99.

David Walker, Political Science, has been elected to a second consecutive three-year term as a member of the board of trustees of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Other Activities
Cynthia Adams, Allied Health, served as a reviewer for the Juvenile Diabetes International Foundation in Washington, D.C., in June.