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Activities and Achievements
October 11, 1999
James Galligan, Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, "Tilt Effect in Electron Drag of Dislocations in Metals," Philosophical Magazine, A77, 1998.
Margaret Gilbert, Philosophy, "Obligation and Joint Commitment," Utilitas, 11.2 (July 1999), pp. 143-63.
Awards & Honors
Rebecca Montgomery, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student, was awarded a three-year post-doc with Thomas Givnish, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Guilermo Goldstein, University of Hawaii, to study the ecophysiology of Hawaiian Lobelioids in relation to adaptive radiation and phylogeny.
Nitin Padture, Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, won the Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars for his outstanding contributions to the understanding and education of mechanical behavior of ceramics and composites, from the American Ceramic Society in April. The award is given annually to an outstanding materials scientist aged 35 or under, working in academia, industry, or government.
Peter Kingstone, Political Science, Crafting Coalitions for Reform: Business Preferences, Political Institutions, and Neoliberal Reform in Brazil (University Park, Pa.: Penn State University Press, 1999).
Hans Dam, Marine Sciences, gave a talk, "Constraining copepod egg mortality with life history variables," and chaired the session on pelagic copepod production at the 7th International Conference on Copepoda, 25-31 June, Curitiba, Brazil. Dam also was the discussion leader in a session on production and fate of coccolithophores and gave a talk, "Inferring mechanisms of phytoplankton sedimentation from scaling phytoplankton downward flux to biomass," at an American-European workshop on the effects of coccolithophore blooms in the dynamics of mixed layers in the oceans, held 23-25 August in Plymouth, England. The workshop was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.
Farah Ibrahim, Educational Psychology, during the annual meeting of the American Pscyhology Assocation in Boston, Mass., August 20-25, gave a panel presentation on "The Scholars Path: Research and Publications," in a panel on How to Publish, by the APA Publications Office, on August 20; a poster presentation with Hifumi Ohnishi, Educational Psychology, former graduate student, on the "Factor-Analytic Structure of the Objective Measure of Ego-Identity Status on a Japanese and U.S. Sample," on August 22; and a presentation on "Integrating Culture, Gender, and Vulnerable Population Information into Counseling Psychology Curricula," in a symposium on Integrating Multicultural Competencies in Counseling Psychology, on August 23.
Kathleen M. Moore, Political Science, Stephen Pelletier, Center for Survey Research and Analysis and Political Science, and Chase Harrison, Political Science, doctoral student, presented "American Public Opinion and Immigration in the 1990s: A Familiarity Index," at the American Political Science Association.
James O'Neil, Family Studies, chaired and served as discussant for a symposium on Gender Role Conflict Research: Studies Assessing Diversity and Psychological Factors, during the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Mass., on August 21.
Bandana Purkayastha, Sociology and Asian American Studies, gave three invited lectures in India in July: "Ethnic Experiences of Asian Americans in the U.S.," at Loreto College, Calcutta; "Gender: Conceptual and Research Issues," at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan; and "Bureaucratization and Values," at the National Institute of Human Development, Calcutta.