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January 31, 2000

Entries Welcome

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

Newsmakers is a selection of UConn people and programs in the media. Most of these placements were arranged by staff of University Communications.

Philip E. Austin, President, op-ed about the CITI program at the Stamford campus. Jan. 19, Stamford Advocate and The Greenwich Time.

Gerald Berkowitz, Plant Science, Thomas Chen, Biotechnology Center, Steve Geary, Pathobiology, Ian Hart, Animal Science, Jerry Yang, Animal Science, interviewed for feature on biotechnology at UConn. Jan. 22, CPTV.

Carmine Centrella and Ted Rosenkrantz, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, interviewed for news story on new neonatal transport vehicles at the Health Center. Jan. 21, 6 p.m. newscast, WVIT-TV 30.

Starr Cookman, Voice and Speech Clinic, Health Center, profiled. Jan. 17, Hartford Business Journal.

Ron Cotterill, Agricultural & Resource Economics, quoted in business story about consolidation of food industry. Jan. 22, News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.

Ken Couch, Economics, interviewed for business story on income gap. Jan. 21, WVIT-TV 30.

Ken Dautrich, Center for Survey Research & Analysis, interviewed for story about polling centers located at universities. Jan. 23, New York Times, Connecticut section.

Peter Deckers, Interim Chancellor, Health Center, interviewed about the Health Center's financial challenges. Jan. 16, The Hartford Courant.

Peter Deckers (WFSB-3) and Marilyn Sanders (WVIT-30), Health Center, interviewed for news stories on legislative support for John Dempsey Hospital. Jan. 20, WFSB, WVIT.

Dempsey Hospital, Health Center, the subject of op-ed by Rep. Cameron Staples, urging that the hospital remain open. Jan. 23, The Hartford Courant.

Dempsey Hospital, Health Center. Gov. Rowland says he has no intention of closing the hospital and would consider funding some strategic initiatives. Jan. 22, Journal Inquirer.

Crawford Elder, Philosophy, quoted in story about the validity of predictions of the future. Jan. 6, New Haven Register.

Dolan Evanovich, Enrollment Management, interviewed about successful efforts at UConn to keep students in state, for story on state's brain drain. Jan. 22, Stamford Advocate.

Dolan Evanovich, Enrollment Management, and Wayne Locust, Admissions, interviewed about the change in the admissions policy at UMass that removes SAT scores as the prime qualifier. Jan. 23, The Hartford Courant.

Richard French, Pathobiology. News story about French's meeting with Long Island lobstermen to discuss lobster kill in the Sound. Jan. 20-21, Fox 61, WFSB, NBC-30, Fox Kids News, WTIC Radio, Connecticut Public Radio, and New Haven Register.

Richard French and Sylvain DeGuise, Pathobiology, interviewed about their research into cause of Long Island lobster kill. Jan. 21, Associated Press Wire News.

Peter Halvorson, Geography, quoted in article on Christianity in the new millennium. Jan. 13, Associated Press.

Amii Omara-Otunnu and UConn-ANC Partnership, featured in February issue of Connecticut magazine.

Nancy Petry, Health Center, gambling addiction expert, profiled. Jan. 16, The Hartford Courant.

Richard Schwab, Education, and Neag School of Education. The Neag School's teacher education program cited for excellence and Schwab quoted in feature on Connecticut's BEST program for first-year teachers. Jan. 13, Education Week.

William Servedio, Kinesiology, interviewed about possible reasons why Pennsylvania high school sports attendance is dwindling. Jan. 23, Times Leader, Pa.

Murphy Sewall, Marketing, interviewed for business story about mall development in Bridgeport. Jan. 22, Connecticut Post.

SMATV System, subject of news story about lawsuit brought by Charter Communications against the University. Jan. 14, newscasts at 6 & 11 p.m., WVIT-TV 30, Jan. 15 , Willimantic Chronicle and Journal Inquirer.

Gregory Sotzing, Materials Science. Sotzing's research on artificial noses detecting diseases the subject of a feature article. Jan. 18, The Hartford Courant.

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Alternative Press Collection. Voices from the Underground exhibit featured. Jan. 23, The New York Times, Connecticut section.

Waterbury Campus, news story about the business aspects of moving the campus downtown. Jan. 15, Waterbury Republican.

UConn-ANC Partnership. News story about Feb. 3 conference, Building Upon Legacies: Children of Human Rights Struggles. Jan. 6, AfricaNews Online.