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Activities and Achievements
November 30, 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, ed., compiles this section and questions may be directed to her at (860) 486-3530.

Articles and Chapters
Christopher Andrews, English, master's student, review of Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of King Lear, in Shakespeare Bulletin, 16.3 (1998).

Gary Cornell, Mathematics, co-authored an article that appeared in Software Development in June about object-based computer languages and their relation to computing across networks.

Donald L. Gilstrap, University Libraries-Stamford, "Managing World Wide Web Information in a Frames Environment," Library Software Review, 17.4 (1998).

Jasminka Ilich-Ernst, Health Promotion and Allied Health Sciences, "Iron Status, Menarche and Calcium Supplementation in Adolescent Girls," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 68 (1998), pp. 880-7; "Skeletal Development in Young Females: Endogenous Versus Exogenous Factors (1997)" in P. Burckhardt, B. Dawson-Hughes and R.P. Heaney, eds., Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis (Springer, N.Y.: A Serono Symposia S.A. Publication), pp. 26-41; "Skeletal Growth in a Nutrition Perspective: Genetic and Endocrine Interaction (1998)," in E. Schonau and V. Matkovic, eds., Prevention of Osteoporosis -- A Pediatric Task? (Singapore: Elsevier Science), pp. 53-71.

Jane Kerstetter, Dietetics, "Dietary Protein Affects Intestinal Calcium Absorption," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 68 (1998), pp. 859-65.

J. Henry Owusu, Geography, "Current Convenience; Desperate Deforestation: Ghana's Adjustment Program and the Forestry Sector," The Professional Geographer, 50. 4 (1998), pp. 418-36.

Joseph Renzulli, Educational Psychology and Neag Center, "Developing the Gifts of All Students," Phi Delta Kappan (October 1998), pp. 105-11.

Steven Suib, Chemistry, received the 1998 Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award from the State University of New York College at Fredonia. The award was presented October 17.

Vicky Triponey, Student Affairs, received the distinguished service award for Region IV-West, at the regional conference of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Nov. 4-9. She served as regional vice president for NASPA's Region IV for a three-year term through March and was a member of the NASPA national board.

Richard Bleiler, Babbidge Library, Science Fiction: The Gernsback Years: A Complete Coverage of the Genre Magazines Amazing, Astounding, Wonder, and Others from 1926-1936, by E.F. Bleiler and Richard Bleiler (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1998).

Frank Boruch, M.D., Student Health Services, editor, Behavioral Health Services and Delivery: Models and Methods (American College of Physician Executives: 1998).

Joel Kupperman, Philosophy, Value ... And What Follows (Oxford University Press, 1998).

Francis Trainor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, emeritus, Biological Aspects of Scenedesmus (Chlorophyceae) - Phenotypic Plasticity (J. Cramer in der Gebr. Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung Berlin-Stuttgart 1998).

Eva Bar-Shalom, Diane Lillo-Martin, Ronice de Quadros, and Gaurav Mathur; Nobuhiro Miyoshi; William Snyder; Arthur Stepanov and William Snyder; and Koji Sugisaki, Linguistics, gave presentations at the UMass-UConn Workshop on Language Acquisition, Oct. 24. This was the third semester in what is expected to be a semesterly exchange between researchers in language acquisition at UConn and UMass.

Emory Braswell, Molecular & Cell Biology, gave an invited seminar "Modern Analytical Ultracentrifugation," at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, October 16.

Norman Chance, Anthropology, emeritus, chaired the final symposium session on "Development and Human Resources," at an international conference, Arctic Seas: Currents of Change, held at Mystic Aquarium on October 24.

Austen Clark, Philosophy, gave the inaugural lecture at an international conference From Neuronal Coding to Consciousness, sponsored by the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies at Ischia, Naples, Italy, October 12-17. Later that week he gave a second lecture on "Phenomenal Consciousness".

David Garnes and Carolyn Mills, Babbidge Library, gave a presentation on "Health and Medical Sources on the Internet," at the annual conference of the New England Library Association in Providence, R.I., on October 4-6.

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.

Edward Leadbetter, Molecular & Cell Biology, was an invited speaker at a symposium "Environmental Biology," organized as part of the annual fall meeting of four regional branches of the American Society of Microbiology, in Albany, N.Y., on October 5 and 6.

David Moss, Curriculum & Instruction, presented a paper on "Bringing Together Technology and Students: Examining the Use of Technology in a Project-Based Class," at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Education Research Association, in Ellenville, N.Y., on October 27.

David Ralston, Management, presented "Differences in Strategies of Upward Influence: A Comparative Study of Managers from Portugal, Macao and the People's Republic of China," and "Work Values of North and South Vietnamese Managers: Are They Facing East or West?" at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business in Vienna, Austria, in October.

Nancy Rodriguez, Nutritional Sciences, gave a presentation "Navigating the Zone," organized a colloquium "The Ergogenic Edge," with Priscilla Clarkson and William Kraemer, and organized and moderated a symposium "Sport Specific Nutrition," with Nancy Clark, Debra Wein, and Heidi Skolnik, in Providence, R.I., October 1-2.

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.

Carol Teschke, Molecular & Cell Biology, gave a presentation titled "The Conformation of Phage P22 Coat Protein is Affected by Conditional Lethal Amino Acid Substitutions in all Stages of Biogenesis," as an invited speaker at the FASEB Summer Conference on Virus Assembly, Saxtons River, Vt., July 4-9. Teschke also gave a presentation titled "The Role of GroEL/S in the Folding of Phage P22 Coat Protein," as an invited speaker at the FASEB Summer Conference on Protein Folding and Assembly, Saxtons River, Vt., August 8-13.

John Veiga, Management, emeritus, presented a paper titled "Using Neural Network Analysis to Uncover the Trace Effects of National Culture," at the Academy of International Business annual meeting in Vienna, Austria, on October 9.