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Activities and Achievements
(March 30, 1999)

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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
Everett Ladd, Political Science and Roper Center, "The Republicans' Perplexing Loss of Confidence," in Intellectual, March 18. Ladd also published "Bowling with Tocqueville: Civic Engagement and Social Capital," The Responsive Community (Spring 1999).

Carol Lewis, Political Science, and Morton Tenzer, Political Science, emeritus, "Reagan Administration: Urban Policy," in Encyclopedia of Urban Americas: The Cities and Suburbs, Neil Larry Shumsky ed. (Santa Barbara: AAABC-CLIO, 1998), pp. 619-21.

Lee McLean, Educational Psychology, with Nancy Brady, James McLean and Gene Behrens, "Communication Forms and Functions of Children and Adults with Severe Mental Retardation in Community and Institutional Settings," Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 42, 1999, pp. 231-40. McLean also coauthored with Nancy Brady "Simultaneous and Delayed Matching to Sample in Gesture Users and Speakers with Mental Retardation," Research in Developmental Disabilities, 19.5, 1998, pp. 409-21.

Maria Martinez, Center for Academic Programs, "Correlates of Persistence and Achievement: Student Support Services at a New England Research University," Journal of Educational Opportunity, 17.2, (1999).

Diana Meyers, Philosophy, "Tropes of Social Relations and the Problems of Tropisms in Figurative Discourse," in Norms and Values: Essays in Honor of Virginia Held, Mark Halfon and Joram Haber, eds. (Rowman and Littlefield, 1998). Meyers' review of Diemut Bubeck's Care, Gender, and Justice was published in Utilitas, 10.2 (July 1998), pp. 246-9.

Ruth Millikan, Philosophy, "Proper Function and Convention in Speech Acts," in L.E. Hahn, ed., The Philosophy of Peter F. Strawson, The Library of Living Philosophers (LaSalle, Ill.: Open Court, 1998), pp. 25-43. Millikan's paper "Biosemantics," from the Journal of Philosophy 86.6 (1989) has been reprinted in W.G. Lycan, ed., Mind and Cognition: An Anthology (Oxford: Blackwell, 1998) and in Andrea Nye, ed., Philosophy of Language: The Big Questions (Blackwell, 1998).

Alyssa Benedict, student trustee, received an honorable mention as one of "The Best and Brightest" in the February 29 issue of USA Today. She was the only student listed from the state of Connecticut.

John A. Kuhl, Dining Services, received the Regional Appreciation Award from the National Association of College & University Food Service.

Eric Schauber, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, a graduate student working with Peter Turchin & Rick Ostfeld, received the Anna M. Jackson Award from the American Society of Mammalogists for the best student paper, "Space use by white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) affects impact on gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) populations."

Norman D. Stevens, University Libraries, emeritus, Roses & Thorns: One Hundred Library Quotations (Storrs, Conn.: The Molesworth Institute, 1999).

Robinson Grover, Philosophy and Torrington Campus, has joined the board of the journal Hobbes Studies.

Scott Hasson, Allied Health, is senior editor for Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, an international journal for physical therapy based in England.

Georgios E. Chortareas and Stephen M. Miller, Economics, presented "Do Collusion-Proof Contracts for Central Bankers Exist?" in the Econometric Society sessions at the Allied Social Science Association meetings on January 4 in New York City.

Donald Crosby, Modern and Classical Languages, emeritus, presented lectures on Richard Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., on March 8 and 17. The lectures were offered as part of the "Opera Insights" program of the Washington Opera.

Scott Hasson, Allied Health, presented a research platform paper on "Effect of Total Knee Arthroplasty (Post Severe OA) on Gait," at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in San Diego, Calif., in November.

Charles Jacobs, Political Science, doctoral student, presented a paper "Structuring the Insanity Defense: Does it Matter?" at the Academy for Criminal Justice Science meetings in Orlando, Fla. Carmen Cirincione, Political Science, is coauthor of the paper.

Professional Societies
Brinley Franklin, University Libraries, was elected to a two year term as treasurer of the Association of College and Research Libraries, New England chapter.

Scott Hasson, Allied Health, was named a member of the executive board for the rehabilitation section of the American College of Rheumatology.

Ronnie Leavitt, Allied Health, has been elected chair of the Cross-Cultural and international Special interest group, a special interest group within the section on health policy, legislation and regulation of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Bidya Ranjeet, Student Support Services, has been noinated chair of the TRIO Achiever Commission, New England Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel.

Nancy Schroeder, UConn Foundation, was recently elected to a three-year term on the National Committee on Planned Giving Board of Directors. The 14-member Board oversees and advises the activities of 109 member councils which represent more than 11,000 fund raisers, attorneys, and financial advisers involved in the process of planning and developing major charitable gifts.

Other Activities
A recipe for apricot-mustard glazed Cornish hen by Dennis Pierce, Dining Services, has been published in Tyson's Tastes of the Times chicken recipe book, a recipe book for food service operators. Pierce was one of 125 food service operators whose recipe was published.