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Activities and Achievements
November 15, 1999

Articles & Chapters
Ricardo Rozzi, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student, "The Reciprocal Links Between Evolutionary-Ecological Sciences and Environmental Ethics," BioScience 49.11 (November 1999), pp. 911-21.

Awards & Honors
Clara Anderson Williams, Nursing, emerita, received the Carolyn Ladd Widmer Outstanding Alumnae Award for Leadership in Nursing, during the School of Nursing alumni banquet on October 30, in Rocky Hill. At the same event, Robin Froman, Nursing, former faculty member, received the Marlene Kramer Outstanding Alumni Award for Research in Nursing, and Eleanor Herrmann, Nursing, emerita, received the School of Nursing Distinguished Service Award.

Cameron Faustman, Animal Science, has received one of two northeast region USDA Food and Agriculture Sciences Excellence in Teaching awards. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges in San Francisco, November 6-9.

Bernard Goffinet, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, has received the Stanley Greene Award for his work with Richard Zander of the Buffalo Museum on the evolutionary relationships of the largest genera of mosses, Pottiaceae, focusing on the evolutionary significance of morphological character losses. The award, made every two years by the International Association of Bryologists, is for C$2,000.

Brenda Murphy, English, Congressional Theatre: Dramatizing McCarthyism on Stage, Film, and Television (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Ron Blei, Mathematics, spoke on "How Random are Random Walks?" to the Probability Seminar, at the University of California-Berkeley, on October 11.

Steven Floyd, Management, presented "Reconceptualizing the Strategy Process: A Mid-Level Perspective," at Arizona State University, in June. Floyd also presented "The Role of Emergent Initiatives in Strategic Renewal" and "Idea Generation in Strategic Renewal" at the Academy of Management annual meeting in Chicago in August; at the same meeting, he was a session discussant for the Research Methods Division and served as moderator for a pre-conference workshop on Organizational Knowledge.

Lawrence Goodheart, History, Hartford Campus, presented "Origins of the Hartford Retreat for the Insane" at the New England Historical Association at Suffolk University, Boston, on October 16.

Changfeng Gui, Mathematics, gave an invited talk on "Multi-Peak Solutions for Some Nonlinear Neumann Problems" at the American Mathematical Society Meeting in Providence on October 3. Gui also gave an invited talk, "On a Nonlinear Heat Equation'' at the American Mathematical Society Meeting in Austin, Texas, on October 9.

Jan Heckman, University Libraries, gave a presentation on "Web-Based Surveys: Programming, Methodology, Statistical Significance" at the 25th Annual Conference of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers held at Woods Hole, Mass., on October 21.

Kenneth Jackson, English, Hartford Campus, presented "Bethlem and Bridewell in Protestant English Drama" at the New England Historical Association at Suffolk University, Boston, on October 16.

Gene Kannenberg Jr., English, gave a talk entitled "Comics Scholarship and Criticism: An International Overview" at Marymount Manhattan College, N.Y., on October 8.

Wei Li, Geography and Asian American Studies, gave a presentation on "Emerging Ethnoburbs in American Metropolises: The New Chinese-American Communities for the New Millennium?" during the 6th Conference on the Chinese-American Experience, San Diego, Calif.; chaired a session on "Research(able) Themes: Problems and Prospects," at the Albany workshop on Internal Migration and its Impact on Chinese Urbanization, at SUNY-Albany; organized a panel and served as a panelist on "New Perspectives on Immigration and Cities," during the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Honolulu, Hawaii; and was a discussant on "Gender in Asian American/Immigrant Communities," at the New York Conference on Asian Studies, in New Paltz, N.Y.

Bruce Stave, History & Center for Oral History, chaired a session on "Pedagogy and Practice: Oral History in the Classroom" at the annual meeting of the Oral History Association in Anchorage, Alaska, October 8, where he also commented on papers at another session dealing with "Oral History in China." On October 16, he chaired and commented at a session on "Mid-19th Century Massachusetts Cities Face Change," at the fall meeting of the New England Historical Association in Boston.

Professional Societies
David Knecht, Molecular & Cell Biology, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Donaghue Medical Research Foundation Policy Advisory Committee.

Other Activities
The Roper Center's website received a favorable review in the June 1999 issue of the American Library Association's annual conference issue of Choice. "Every poll-related website should include a link to Roper Center," said G.R. Walden of Ohio State University, the reviewer. "Excellent and highly recommended."

Herbert Spirer, Operations & Information Management, emeritus, Stamford Campus has been appointed to the executive board of the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University.