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Activities and Achievements
October 11, 1999

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Articles & Chapters
Cheryl Beck, Nursing, "Content Validity Exercises for Nursing Students," Journal of Nursing Education, 38.3 (1999), pp. 1-3; "Available Instruments for Research on Prenatal Attachments and Adaptation to Pregnancy," MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 24 (1999), pp. 25-32; "Grounded Theory Research," in J. Fain (ed.), Reading, Understanding, and Applying Nursing Research (Philadelphia, Pa.: F.A. Davis Company, (1999), pp. 205-25; "Maternal Depression and Child Behavioral Problems: A Meta-Analysis," Journal of Advanced Nursing, 29.3 (1999), pp. 1-7; "Opening Students' Eyes: The Process of Selecting a Research Instrument," Nurse Educator, 24.3, pp. 21-3; "Quantitative Measurement of Caring," Journal of Advanced Nursing, 30.1 (1999), pp. 24-32.

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
Fred McKinney, Stamford MBA Program, was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Association of Black Accountants. McKinney is an adjunct professor-in-residence in the School of Business Administration and is founder and vice president of Advanced Dispensing Systems in West Haven, Conn., which manufactures units for the bulk food industry.

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.

Mark Boyer, Political Science, Brigid Starkey, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Negotiating in a Complex World (Lanham, Md.: Roman & Littlefield, 1999).

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).

Lawrence Armstrong, Sport, Leisure & Exercise Sciences, presented "Dietary Sodium Needs During Heat Acclimation," at the University of Aberdeen Medical School, Aberdeen, Scotland, on July 16.

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.

Other Activities
As a technical adviser on trade and environment issues to the Medpolicies Initiative being implemented by the Harvard Institute for International Development with funding from the World Bank, Bruce Larson, Agriculture & Resource Economics, traveled to Damascus, Syria and Cairo, Egypt, during August to organize -- with the countries' environmental authorities and local researchers -- case studies that evaluate the likely impact on exports and imports of domestic and international environmental policy changes.