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Activities and Achievements
September 13, 1999

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Articles & Chapters
Marcia Gentry, Carol Moran and Sally Reis, Educational Psychology, "Expanding Enrichment Program Opportunities to All Students," Gifted Child Today Magazine, July-August 1999, pp. 36-48.

Carol Polifroni, Nursing, "Delegation and Supervision," in G. Harkness and J. Dincher, Medical-Surgical Nursing: Total Patient Care, (St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby, 1999), pp. 73-9.

Karen Westberg, Educational Psychology & Neag Center, "What Happens to Young, Creative Producers?" National Association for Gifted Children, The Dance Between Creativity and Curriculum Design, special issue, summer 1999, pp. 13 ff.

Mark Bridgen, Plant Science, has received a Fulbright grant to teach and study at the University of Talca, Chile, during the fall 1999 semester. He will conduct research on biotechnological and traditional techniques to propagate endangered geophytes -- bulbs, corms, rhizomes -- of Chile.

Linda Pescatello, Allied Health, received the Outstanding Kinesiology Professional Award from the UConn School of Education Alumni Society in May.

Cheryl Beck, Nursing, Postpartum Depression: Case Studies, Research, and Nursing Care (Washington, D.C.: Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, 1999).

Dipak Dey, Statistics, has been appointed coeditor of Sankhya, the Indian Journal of Statistics.

Brinley Franklin, University Libraries, presented "Career Ladders for University Library Assistants: The UConn Libraries Experience," at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in New Orleans on June 26.

Evarist Gine, Mathematics, was one of four featured speakers at the NSF-sponsored Summer Internship Program in Probability and Stochastic Processes held at the Center for the Mathematical Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, during the summer. He gave six lectures on Empirical Processes and Decoupling. The purpose of the program is to stimulate and enhance the scientific development of young researchers -- recent Ph.D.'s in some area of probability or stochastic processes.

Rhonda Hoffman, Animal Science, presented a paper on, "Dietary Vitamin E Supplemented in the Periparturient Period Influences Immunoglobulins in Equine Colostrum and Passive Transfer in Foals," at the 16th Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society Symposium, June 2-5, Raleigh, N.C.

James Knox, Molecular & Cell Biology, gave a presentation on his atomic-level analysis of enzymes, which are the agents of bacterial resistance to penicillin-type antibiotics, while serving on the Scientific Organizing Committee for the International Congress on Beta-Lactamases held in L'Aquila, Italy, June 16-19. The results were also presented to a meeting of the International Union of Crystallography in Glasgow, Scotland, on August 6-12.

William Stwalley, Physics, gave an invited lecture at the 1999 centennial meeting of the American Physical Society in Atlanta, March 20-26, titled "Making Molecules with MicroKelvin Translational Temperatures." He also gave a series of three invited lectures at Princeton University: "Photoassociation of Ultracold Atoms: A New Spectroscopic Technique," "Formation of Cold Molecules," and "Making Molecules at MicroKelvin."

Professional Societies
Charles Yarish, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, has been elected vice president/president elect of The Phycological Society of America, at the society's annual meeting during the XVIth International Botanical Congress, from August 1-7, 1999, in Saint Louis, Mo. The PSA is the lead society promoting the study of freshwater and marine algae in the world.

Other Activities
Kay Davidson and Peter Lynch, Social Work, were guests on the Faith Middleton Show on Connecticut Public Radio on July 26. The hour-long call-in show focused on the social work profession.

Cora Lynn Deibler, Art and Art History, had an illustration published in The New York Times Travel section on July 18. The work accompanied the essay, "Outriding a Posse of Midlife Blues," by Karin Winegar. Deibler also had three illustrations published in the summer editions of Weekly Reader, a national children's educational activity magazine. A double-page illustration appeared in each of the June and July issues, and a single-page illustration appeared in the August issue.