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Activities and Achievements
October 4, 1999
Bruce Larson, Agriculture & Resource Economics, et al., "The Economics of Air Pollution Health Risks in Russia: A Case Study of Volgograd," World Development, 27 (1999), pp. 1803-19.
A research article by Peter Turchin, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and colleagues from elsewhere, on the way predators control insect populations was featured in the August 13 issue of Science.
Nissim Yonash, Animal Science, et al., "Mapping Quantitative Trait Loci for Complex Binary Traits Using a Heterogeneous Residual Variance Model," Genetica, 104, pp. 171-8; Yonash et al., abstract, "Applying Differential Display on Recombinant Congenic Strains to Study Genetic Resistance to Marek's Disease in Chickens," Vision for Animal Breeding and Genetics (Ames, Iowa), p. 158; Yonash et al., abstract, "Development of Recombination Congenic Strains in Poultry: A Source to Fine-Map QTL and Identify Gene Function," Plant and Animal Genome VII (San Diego, Calif.), p. 154.
Richard Hiskes, Political Science, was honored at the American Political Science Association when his recent book, Democracy, Risk, and Community (Oxford University Press, 1998) was the focus of a panel discussion.
Bandana Purkayastha, Sociology and Asian American Studies, Asian Indians in Connecticut, research report (Asian American Studies Institute, 1999).
Herbert Van Kruinigen, Pathobiology, Health and Disease Management of Animals (Coventry, Conn., second edition) 269 pp.
David Yalof, Political Science, Pursuit of Justices: Presidential Politics and the Selection of Supreme Court Nominees (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999).
Debra Kendall, Molecular & cell Biology, gave an invited plenary lecture titled, "Model Signal Peptides: Probes of Molecular Interactions During Secretion," at an international conference on Self-Assembling Peptides in Biology, Medicine and Engineering, in Crete, Greece, in July.
John Morral, Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, presented "Characterizing Interdiffusion with Diffusion Paths," at a colloquium at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., in February.
Linda Pescatello and Kimberly Yeager, Allied Health, presented "Lower Intensity Physical Activity and Functional Ability in a Community Sample of Older Adults" at the American College of Sports Medicines annual meeting in Seattle, Wash., on June 5. Pescatello also presented "Take Wellness to Heart: The American Heart Association's Women's Heart Health Initiative" to the employees of Northeast Utilities, Berlin, Conn., on July 13.
Jennifer Sterling-Folker, Political Science, presented "Realism and Collective Identity Formation in Europe" and "Theories of International Relations and Evolutionary Biology: Parallels, Problems, and Prospects," at the American Political Science Association.
Richard Vengroff, Political Science, presented "Institutional Choice as a Nested Game in Emerging Democracies: Electoral System Reform in Senegal," at the American Political Science Association. Vengroff, Lucy Creevey and Henry Krisch, all Political Science, presented "Electoral System Effects on Gender Representation: The Case of Mixed and MMP Systems," also at the American Political Science Association.