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Activities and Achievements
October 25, 1999

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Articles & Chapters
Charles Jacobs, Political Science, doctoral student, with Carmen Cirincione, "Identifying Insanity Acquittals: Is It Any Easier?" Law and Human Behavior, 23.4 (August 1999), pp. 487-97.

Nancy Samuelson, Military Science, retired, "The Three Guardsmen and Marshal Nix," in Wild West magazine (Dec. 1999).

Awards & Honors
Teresa Boyd, Engineering, received the Athena Award for achievement, service and assistance to others during a ceremony October 20 at Windham Community Memorial Hospital.

Fred Ogden, Civil & Environmental Engineering, was awarded the 1999 Collingwood Prize for his outstanding contribution to Civil Engineering literature. The Collingwood Prize is awarded annually by the American Society of Civil Engineers to the author(s) under age 36 of a paper published by the society during the previous year that contains a significant advance in engineering knowledge, accuracy of language, and excellence of style. The award was presented at the ASCE Annual Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on October 20.

Joel Kupperman, Philosophy, Learning From Asian Philosophy (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).

David Walker, Political Science, Rebirth of Federalism: Slouching Toward Washington, 2nd ed. (Chatham House, 1999).

Kenneth Speranza, Pharmacy Practice, has been appointed to the International Editorial Board, of the Journal of Substance Abuse.

David Baldridge, Management, graduate student, presented "Limits on ADA Effectiveness: The Mediating Role of Beliefs in Requesting Accommodations," co-authored with John Veiga, Management, at the Academy of Management annual meeting in Chicago in August. At the same conference, Baldridge and William Schulze, Management, presented "Fairness in Family Firms." These two papers, and "Idea Generation in Strategic Renewal," by Steven Floyd, Management, were published in the meeting's Best Paper Proceedings, indicating these papers were ranked in the top 10 percent of papers presented at the meeting.

Steven D. Cohen, Pharmaceutical Sciences, was one of three speakers at a plenary session of the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT) on "Acetaminophen Poisoning: The Cutting Edge," in La Jolla, Calif., on Oct. 3. Cohen's presentation was titled "Does Covalent Binding Have a Role in Acetaminophen-Induced Liver Toxicity?" The NACCT is a joint meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, American College of Medical Toxicology, American Association of Poison Control Centers, and the Canadian Association of Poison Control Centers.

James Knox, Molecular and Cell Biology, during the annual meeting of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in San Francisco on September 27-28, gave a talk in the Symposium on Cephalosporinases, and co-convened a session on Antibiotic-Resistant Enzymes, where he spoke on enzymes providing vancomycin resistance. On September 29 he presented a lecture at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, about enzyme-mediated drug resistance in bacteria.

Bruce Larson, Agriculture & Resource Economics, presented "Evaluating the Impact of Specific Environmental Regulations on Exports," during the Ninth Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in Oslo, Norway, on June 25. He also gave four presentations on microeconomics, total economic value, trade and the environment and sustainable agriculture at the Environmental Economics and Policy Workshop at the Harvard Institute for International Development during June and July. The seminar provides training on environmental economics and natural resource economics to government, academic and NGO staff from around the world.

Michael Lubatkin, Management, presented "Towards a Nationally Bounded Theory of Corporate Governance," was a discussant for "Corporate Diversification and I mplementation," and participated in a panel "How to Make Academy of Management Sessions exciting" at the Academy of Management annual meeting in Chicago in August. At the same meeting, Deb Kidder, Management, presented "Integrating Agency and Stewardship Theories: The Moderating Role of the Environment;" Luis Martins, Management, presented "The Effects of Diversity on Group Interaction Patterns and Outcomes in Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Contexts;" and Anthony Philpotts, Geology & Geophysics, gave presentations on "New Geologic Mapping Techniques for the Next Millennium" and "Differentiation of Basaltic Magma" at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque on October 7 and 8.

Thomas Shea, English, presented a paper titled "Terra Incognita: Spatial Disorientation and Discoveries of Intuition in Patrick McGinley's The Trick of the Ga Bolga" at the New England American Conference for Irish Studies, Westfield, MA on October 1, 1999.

Professional Societies
Sean Jeffery, Pharmacy Practice, has been appointed to the educational affairs committee of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

Other Activities
Robin Bogner, Pharmaceutical Sciences, is serving on advisory panels for the Arrow Pharmacy and Nutrition Centers (