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Activities and Achievements
December 6, 1999

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We invite faculty (including emeriti), staff and graduate students to submit entries for Activities & Achievements. Entries must be typed and e-mail submissions are strongly encouraged: Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu, editor,

Articles & Chapters
Lois Possell and Thomas Kehle, Educational Psychology, with Caven McLoughlin and Melissa Bray, "Self-Modeling as an Intervention to Reduce Disruptive Classroom Behavior," Cognitive and Behavioral Practice 6 (1999), pp. 99-105.

Carl Schaefer, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and I. Ahmad, "A Key to the Genera of Southeast Asian and Malesian Largidae," (Hemiptera: Pyrrhocoridae), Amemboa 3 (1999), pp. 2-5. Schaefer also published "Homologies of the Reduviid Genital Capsule (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)" (an invited Festschrift paper), in Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem. 63, pp. 179-85.

Brad Wright, Sociology, "Low Self-Control, Social Bonds, and Crime: Social Causation, Social Selection, or Both?" in Criminology, 37.3 (August 1999), pp. 479-514.

Michael Young, Educational Psychology, and Sasha Barab, "Perception of the Raison d'Être in Anchored Instruction: An Ecological Psychology Perspective," in Journal of Educational Computing Research, Robert Seidman, ed. (Amityville, N.Y.: Baywood Publishing Co. Inc., 1999).

Awards & Honors
Catherine Cardelus, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student was co-receiver of the Edgar T. Wherry Award for best fern poster at the XVI International Botanical Congress in St. Louis last summer.

The University won an award for "Outstanding General Brochure/Booklet" in two or more colors for the orientation publication "Congratulations for Making UConn Your Top Choice," at the national conference of the National Orientation Directors Association in Tampa Florida, November 6-9. The publication, produced by staff of Enrollment Management and University Communications was selected from hundreds of entries.

Richard Brown, History, ed., Major Problems in The Era of the American Revolution, 1760-1791, a textbook of primary documents and secondary essays, second edition (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000). The first edition, published in 1992, is used in more than 170 colleges and universities.

Teresa Boyd, Engineering, gave a presentation on "What You Should Know About Testing" at the National Society for Black Engineers, Region I Conference, in Stamford, on November 19-21. NSBE is a national organization with more than 10,000 student, professional and pre-college members.

Marvin Cox, History, gave a talk in French on "Charles DeGaulle: Historical and Political Perspectives" at the Alliance Française in Hartford on November 14.

Donald Crosby, Modern & Classical Languages, emeritus, gave a l ecture on "Goethe und die Musik" at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., on November 18. The lecture was the last in a year-long series commemorating the 250th birth year of the German poet Goethe.

Shelley Cudiner, Library, Stamford Campus, and Oskar Harmon, Economics, Stamford Campus, presented "Assessment, Evaluation and Methods for Information Literacy" at a conference on Educating the University Community in a Dynamic Information Environment at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, on November 12.

Vincent Giambalvo, Mathematics, spoke at the MIT Topology Seminar, on "A-Generators for Ideals in the Dickson Algebra," on Nov 22.

Farah Ibrahim, Educational Psychology, gave an invited keynote presentation titled "World View: Implications for Counseling Psychology" at a conference on Multiethnic Counseling at Michigan State University on October 15.

Peter Kingstone, Political Science, presented "Why Free Trade 'Losers' Support Free Trade: Industrialists and the Puzzling Case of Neoliberalism in Brazil" at the University fo Pittsburgh on November 4. He also delivered a paper, "After the Fall: Market Reform and Democratic Stability in Brazil, Post-Real Plan" at the Southern Political Science Association on November 5.

Michael Lynes, Molecular & Cell Biology, presented an invited talk on "The Role of Metallothionein in Immune Function" at the 2nd International Workshop on Metallothioneins, in Geel, Belgium, in October.

Thomas Paterson, History, emeritus, gave the keynote address on "The Forty Years War: The United States and Cuba" at the Tri-University History Conference in Waterloo, Canada. He also spoke on The Making of a Cold War Historian at Wilfred Laurier University, Canada.

Louise Simmons, Social Work, presented a paper, "The Disconnect Between Welfare Reform and Economic Development in Connecticut", at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning 41st Annual Meeting, on October 21, in Chicago. Simmons and Marcia Bok, Social Work, emerita, also presented a workshop, "The Politics of Welfare Reform Research" and a poster session, "The Goals of Education, Training and Employment in Welfare Reform: What Are We Trying to Achieve? The Clients' Perspective on Welfare Reform." at a conference on Nonprofits and Academia: Strategies to Shape Social Change, sponsored by the Nonprofit Education Initiative, Center for Women in Government, University at Albany, Nov.10, Albany, N.Y.

Other Activities
Jacquelyn Joseph-Silverstein, Molecular & Cell Biology and Stamford Campus, has been granted tenure as an associate professor, retroactive to August 23, by the Board of Trustees. Silverstein is associate vice chancellor for the Stamford campus.