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Activities and Achievements
May 3, 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
Robin Côté, A. Dalgarno, He Wang and William Stwalley, Physics, "Potassium Scattering Lengths and Prospects for Bose-Einstein Condensation and Sympathetic Cooling," Physical Review A, 57 (1998), R4118-4121.

D.-M. Sun, M.L. Fernandez, Nutritional Sciences, E.C.K. Lin, and D.J. McNamara, "Regulation of Guinea Pig Hepatic acyl-CoA: Cholesterol Acyltransferase (ACAT) Activity by Dietary Fat Saturation and Cholesterol," Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 10 (1999), pp. 172-80.

M. Vergara-Jimenez, Harold Furr, and M.L. Fernandez, Nutritional Sciences, "Pectin and Psyllium Decrease the Susceptibility of LDL to Oxidation in Guinea Pigs," Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 10 (1999), pp. 118-24.

Anguel Nikolov, Edward Eyler, Xiaotian Wang, He Wang, Jing Li, William Stwalley, and Phillip Gould, Physics, "Observation of Ultracold Ground-State Potassium Molecules," Physical Review Letters, 82 (1999), 703-706.

Sally Reis, Educational Psychology, and Eva Diaz, Curriculum & Instruction, "Economically Disadvantaged Urban Female Students Who Achieve in Schools," The Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, Kluwer Academic/Human Sciences Press, 31.1 (March 1999), 31-54.

William Stwalley, Physics, "Determination of Long-Range Interactions from Photoassociative Spectroscopy of Ultracold Atoms," in Spectral Line Shapes (American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings 467, Woodbury, NY, 1999), 377-87.

John Riesen, Animal Science, received a distinguished Award of merit from Gamma Sigma Delta, the agriculture honor society, Connecticut chapter. He also was recognized with a Senior Faculty Award from the society on April 14 at the Jorgensen Auditorium Gallery.

Nina Rovinelli Heller, Social Work, published (with co-editor Terry Northcut of Loyola Univ) Enhancing Psychodynamic Therapy with Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques. Chicago: Jason Aronson Pubs.

Everett C. Ladd, Political Science, The Ladd Report (New York: Free Press, 1999).

Richard Bass, Mathematics, gave a seminar at MIT on April 21 titled "A Counterexample Related to the Hot Spots Problem."

Neal Coates, Political Science, doctoral student, presented "United States Foreign Policy in East Africa After the Bombings at the Kenyan and Tanzanian Embassies," at the seventh annual Graduate Student Research Conference on African Studies at Boston University on March 27.

David Moss, Curriculum & Instruction, presented a paper titled "Describing Student Understandings of Unifying Concepts in Science, at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching in Boston, Mass.

Bandana Purkayastha, Sociology/Asian American Studies, gave the invited keynote address at a conference on South Asian youth at St. John's University on April 17.