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Activities and Achievements
July 19, 1999

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Articles & Chapters
Robert Coughlin, Chemical Engineering, with Brett Schreyer, former Ph.D. student, "Effects of Stratification in a Fluidized Bed Bioreactor During Treatment of Metalworking Wastewater," in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 63.2, April 20, 1999, 129-40.

Linda Pescatello, Allied Health, published a review article, "Exercise Prescription and Management for Cardiometabolic Health" in ACSM'S Health and Fitness Journal, 3, 15-21.

Sally Reis, Educational Psychology & Neag Center, "Why Jane Doesn't Think She Can Do Math: How Teachers Can Encourage Talented Girls in Mathematics," in Developing Mathematically Promising Students (1999), 133-48.

John Veiga, Management, & Jeffrey Pfeffer, "Putting People First for Organizational Success," Academy of Management Executive (1999), 13.2. In the same issue, John Veiga, Karla Fox, John Yanouzas, & Kim Eddleston, graduate student, Management, "Toward Greater Understanding in the Workplace."

Richard Bleiler, University Libraries, has been nominated for the Hugo Award for best reference book for Science Fiction: The Gernsback Years (Kent State University Press, 1998), which he co-authored.

Abby Lynn Demars, undergraduate student, was awarded first place for her student poster presentation at the 1999 Society for Industrial Microbiology Spring Regional Meeting on May 27 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Clinton Sanders, Sociology, Understanding Dogs: Living and Working With Canine Companions (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, Animals, Culture and Society series, 1999).

Polly Fitz, Allied Health, emerita, has been appointed to the editorial board of Topics in Clinical Nutrition journal.

Robert Gable, Educational Psychology, and George Rezendes, presented "From the Student's Perspective, My Class Activities: An Instrument for Use in Research and Evaluation," at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, in Montreal in April.

Lawrence Goodheart, History, Hartford campus, gave a paper titled "Psychiatry and Medical Culture in Early Connecticut" at the convention of the American Association for the History of Medicine in New Brunswick, N.J., on May 9.

Lynne Healy, Social Work, gave an invited faculty development institute, with Rosemary Link, titled "Responding to Global Realities Through Integration of International Content into the Curriculum," at the annual program meeting of the Council on Social Work Education in San Francisco in March. At the same meeting, Nina Rovinelli Heller, Social Work, presented an invited curriculum session on "Mental Health Epidemiology;" Waldo Klein, Social Work, presented a paper titled "Civil Rights and Aging: Evolution or Devolution" with Daniel Weisman; Klein also presented a paper entitled "Ranges of Risk: A Continuum Model of Alcohol Use by Elders;" Lirio Negroni-Rodriquez, Social Work, presented a paper titled "Puerto Rican Mothers' Beliefs and Attitudes about Child Discipline and Child Abuse;" and Diane Drachman, Social Work, presented a paper titled "Forces that Influence Policies and Services to Immigrants."

Joseph Renzulli, Educational Psychology and Neag Center on Talent Development, "A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships: Developing the Gifts and talents of All Students," at the fifth International Teaching of Intelligence Conference, San Francisco, Calif.

Louise Simmons, Social Work, and Marcia Bok, Social Work, emerita, presented a paper "Urban Economic Development: What's Welfare to Work Got to Do With It?" at the Urban Affairs Association Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky on April 15. The paper was co-authored by Simmons, Bok and Nancy Churchill, Anthropology, and Alice Pritchard, Sociology, recent Ph.D.s.

Jeff von Munkwitz-Smith, University Registrar, presented "Approaches to the Selection of Student Information Systems" at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers conference in Charlotte, N.C., in April.

Professional Societies
Michie Hesselbrock, Social Work, has been appointed to the national Substance Abuse Certification Task Force of the National Association of Social Workers.

Nancy Popeleski-Smith, Mail Services, has been elected to serve as president of the Association of College and University Mail Services for a two-year term, starting July 1.

Other Activities
William Stwalley, Physics, served on the International Scientific Committee of the Workshop on Cold Collisions: Formation of Cold Molecules, in Les Houches, France, March 1-5. Stwalley also now serves on the International Program Committee of the International Conference on Spectral Line Shapes and on the Schawlow Prize Committee of the Division of Laser Science of the American Physical Society.

Steve Wisensale, Family Studies, was invited by the United Nations to serve on an expert panel on the social and economic effects of world population aging. The 16-member panel was convened in Seoul, South Korea, from June 8-15. The meeting was an important component of the UN's International Year of Older Persons.