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Activities and Achievements
September 6, 1999

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Articles & Chapters
Olga Church, Nursing, "Mary Adelaide Nutting" and "Sophia F. Palmer," in J.A. Garraty and M.C. Carnes, eds., American National Biography (Cary, N.C.: Oxford University Press, 1999).

Debbie McDonald, Nursing, and R. Sterling, "Acute Pain Reduction Strategies Used By Well Older Adults," International Journal of Nursing Studies, 35 (1998), pp. 265-70.

Sheila Orbanic, Nursing, graduate student, "The Heideggerian View of Person: A Perspective Conducive to the Therapeutic Encounter," Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 13.3 (1999), pp. 137-44.

Cheryl Beck, Nursing, received the 1999 Distinguished Alumna Award from Yale University, and the 1999 Distinguished Researcher of the Year Award from the Eastern Nursing Research Society. Beck also received the most prestigious award given by the Eastern Nursing Research Society for her outstanding contribution to nursing research, that includes a Postpartum Depression Screening Scale to accurately screen for postpartum depression.

Donna Clemens, Nursing, graduate student, received a grant from Sigma Theta Tau National Nurses Honor Society for her research on postpartum depression in adolescent mothers.

Sound Facts: Fun Facts About Long Island Sound, a publication created by Peg Van Patten, Connecticut Sea Grant, with Milton Moore and Edward Monahan, Sea Grant and Marine Sciences, won Best Educational Publication Award in a competition held by the Sea Grant Association at its national meeting in Portland, Ore. The facts and graphics in the publication originally appeared in the The Day (New London).

Harold Spencer, History of Art, emeritus, Wilson Henry Irvine and the Poetry of Light (Old Lyme: Florence Griswold Museum, 1998).

Louise Lewis, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, has been elected to the editorial board of The Phycological Society of America. The PSA publishes the premier journal in the field, the Journal of Phycology.

Gregory Acevedo, Social Work, presented "Caribbean Trans-Nationalism and Social Policy Formation" at the fourth Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, at the University of West Indies, Mona-Kingston, Jamaica, June 2-5. At the same conference Michael Borrero and Claudette Crawford-Brown, "The Impact of Violence in the Caribbean: A Case Study of Caribbean Society;" Edna Comer, "How a Group Intervention May Be Used to Treat Depression in Caribbean People with Sickle Cell Disease;" Barbara Dicks, "Evaluating Social Work Practice: A Caribbean Perspective" and "HIV/AIDS and the Caribbean: Challenging Social Workers to Action;" and "The Impact of HIV on the Jamaican Child;" Diane Drachman, " Caribbean Immigrants and United States Immigration and Immigrant Policies;" Catherine Havens, panel on Progress in Implementing the Rights of Children; Nancy Humphreys and students Patsy Stephens Cauley, Cathy Holahan, Kate Kelly, Sue Peck, Tanya Rhodes Smith, "Political Empowerment of Social Service Clients: An International Comparison;" Barris Malcolm, "Why Jamaicans Tend to Respond Negatively top Mandated Treatment for Substance Abuse: An Exploratory Qualitative Research;" Ruth Martin, "Utilizing the Tradition of Oral History in Contemporary International Social Work Education;" Lirio Negroni-Rodriguez and Martin Bloom, "Primary Prevention in Caribbean Societies: Towards a Strengths-Oriented Mental Health Promotion;" Barbara Pine and Lynne Healy, "Tools and Strategies for Improving Program Planning and Evaluation."

Cora Lynn Deibler, Art and Art History, gave a slide presentation of her professional illustration works at the Pratt Institute, School of Art and Design in Brooklyn, New York, on April 12.

Lyle Scruggs, Political Science, presented a paper, "Divergent Fates? The Ghent System and Unionization in Western Europe 1970-1995," at the German-American Frontiers of Social Science Symposium in Berlin, Germany.

William Stwalley, Physics, gave invited lectures at the University of Zagreb, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of Rochester, titled "Making Molecules at MicroKelvin." He also gave an invited lecture at the workshop on Bose-Einstein Condensation and Degenerate Fermi Gases, February 10-12, at the University of Colorado, Boulder, titled "Ultracold Molecules and Potential Molecular Bose-Einstein Condensation." Stwalley gave an invited lecture at the Workshop on Cold Atomic Collisions: Formation of Cold Molecules, March 1-5, at the Centre de Physique des Houches, Les Houches, France, titled "The Prospect for Bose-Einstein Condensation Molecules." At the same meeting, Phillip Gould, Physics, gave an invited lecture titled "Formation and Detection of Ultracold Ground State Potassium Diatomic Molecules."

Professional Societies
Linda Pescatello, Allied Health, was elected to the American College of Sports Medicine Administrative Council in Seattle, Wash., on June 5.

Other Activities
Linda Drake, Cooperative Extension, has been named by Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman as community food security liaison for Connecticut. She will serve as a single point of contact and resource coordinator for all USDA-associated community food security and anti-hunger activities within the state.

Harold Spencer, History of Art, emeritus, served as guest curator of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Conn., from 1996-1998. He is currently vice president of the Weir Farm Trust, Weir Farm National Historic Site, in Wilton, Conn.