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Activities and Achievements
February 22, 1999

Entries Welcome

We invite faculty (including emeriti), staff and graduate students to submit entries for Activities and Accomplishments. Entries must be typed and e-mail submissions ( are strongly encouraged. Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu, editor, compiles this section and questions may be directed to her at (860) 486-3530.

Entries typed in Advance style are welcome and will be published as space permits, in the order in which they are received.

Articles & Chapters
Donald Baxter, Philosophy, "The Discernibility of Identicals," Journal of Philosophical Research, 24 (1999), 37-55.

Richard Bohannon, Allied Health, "Alternatives for Measuring Knee Extension Strength of the Elderly at Home," Clinical Rehabilitation, 12 (1998), 434-40; with L.A. Schulz and W.J. Morgan, "Normal Digit Tip Values for the Weinstein Enhanced Sensory Test, Journal of Hand Therapy, 11.3 (1998), 200-205; with G.L. Pellechia, "Active Lateral Neck Flexion Range of Motion Measurements Obtained with a Modified Gonimeter: Reliability and Estimates of Normal, Journal of Manipulative Physiology Therapy, 21 (1998), 443-7; with R. Wong and D. Cameron, "Elbow and Hand Muscle Strength Are Not Affected by Head-Neck Position," Isokinetic Exercise Science, 7 (1998), 43-7; with C. Knepler, "Subjectivity of Forces Associated with Manual Muscle Test Scores of 3+, 4- and 4," Perceptual Motor Skills, 87 (1998), 1123-28.

Mark A. Boyer, Political Science, "Clubs, Polities, and Overlapping Collectivities: Understanding the Potential for Cooperation in the Post-Hegemonic World," in Yale H. Ferguson and R.J. Barry Jones, eds. Political Space: The New Frontier of Global Politics (Albany: SUNY Press, 1999).

Bradley Entner Wright, Sociology, "Behavioral Intentions and Opportunities among Homeless Individuals: An Extension of the Theory of Reasoned Action," Social Psychology Quarterly, 61 (1998), 271-86.

Pouran Faghri, Allied Health, with William Pesce and Christopher Hovorka, "Hemodynamic Responses to NMES in Hemiplegic Stroke Patients, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 9 (1998), 79:1189-90. Faghri's article, with J.D. Votto and C. Hovorka, "Venous Hemodynamics of Lower Extremities in response to Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation," in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 7 (1998), 79:842-9, has been chosen as an excellent article by Excerpta Medica, Reed Elsevier Publication, to be featured in thte International Journal of Phelebology Digest.

John Pagano, Family Studies, doctoral student, "Strategies to Promote Oral Eating in Infants," in the Educational Resource Information Center database and abstract journal, Resources in Education. Also, "Initial Considerations for Helping Your Infant Learn to Eat," Connecticut Birth Through Five News, based on a poster presented at the World Occupational Therapy Congress in Montreal in August.

Sally Reis and Joseph Renzulli, Educational Psychology and Neag Center, "Escolas para o Desenvolvimento de Talentos: Um Plan o Prático para o Aproveitamento Escolar Integral1," Congresso Internacional de Sobredotação: Problemática Socio-Educativa.

John Rourke, Political Science, and Richard Clark, recent Ph.D., "Making U.S. Foreign Policy Toward China in the Clinton Administration," in After the End: Making U.S. Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War World, James M. Scott, ed. (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1998), 277-304.

John Rourke, Political Science, and Richard Clark, Roper Center, "Making U.S. Foreign Policy toward China in the Clinton Administration," in James M. Scott, ed. After the End: Making U.S. Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War World, (Durham: Duke University Press, 1998), pp. 277-304.

Alexinia Baldwin, Curriculum & Instruction, and Wilma Vialle, eds., The Many Faces of Giftedness: Lifting the Masks (Wadsworth Publishers, 1999).

Alan Brush, Physiology & Neurobiology, emeritus, spoke on "The Origin of Feathers" in a symposium at Yale University on February 13-14. The symposium was sponsored by UTC and the National Geographic Society to celebrate the opening of the new exhibition, Chinas Feathered Dinosaurs.

Pouran Faghri, Allied Health, "Adults with Physical Impairment, How to Attract and Accommodate these Exercisers," invited presentation with Susan Kasser, at the American College of Sports Medicine regional meeting in Providence, R.I., on October 1; and "Central Hemodynamic Responses to Neuromuscular Stimulation in Hemiplegic Stroke Patients," with William Pesce and Christopher Hovorka, at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Seattle, Wa., November 5-8.

Jeffrey Lefebvre, Political Science, "The Transformation of U.S. Security Policy in the Gulf: Strategic Disruption and the Balance of Risk," at the Middle East Studies Association annual meeting in Chicago.

Carol Lewis, Political Science, gave a workshop for Rocky Hill's elected officials on public service ethics, on January 27. The Hartford Courant in its January 28 edition carried a story on the workshop. She also conducted a workshop, "Ethics, Power and Democratic Leadership," for the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education on January 16, and recently served as discussant on two panels at the Academy of Business Administration's Global Business Trends Conference in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.

Jennifer Sterling-Folker, Political Science, "Evolutionary Tendencies in Realist and Liberal Theory," an invited paper at a conference on Evolutionary Perspectives on International Relations at the Center for International Studies, Indiana University.

Professional Societies
Harold Brody, Engineering, emeritus, has been appointed by the Universities Space Research Association Board of Trustees to serve a three-year term on the Science and Engineering Education Council.

Valerie Duffy, Allied Health, has been appointed member of the American Dietetic Association Consumer Nutrition Messages Program Scientific Advisory Committee. The committee will develop nutrition information to appear on food labels to assist consumers in their choice of foods.

Other Activities
Pouran Faghri, Allied Health, has been appointed as a primary grant reviewer for Paralyzed Veterans of America, U.S. Dept. of Veteran Administration, and for the Spinal Cord Injury Foundation.

A play by Barbara and Carlton Molette, Dramatic Arts and Institute for African American Studies, Fortunes of the Moor, opened at Chicago's ETA Theatre on January 21 for a six-week run.