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February 21, 2000

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, commented on the Health Center and Office of Health Care Access in an article: Feb. 3, The Hartford Courant.

An opinion piece by Philip E. Austin, President, on the University's commitment to technology was published Jan. 19, in The Advocate (Stamford).

Regina Barreca, English, was quoted in an article on the role of humor in romantic relationships: Feb. 6, Baltimore Sun.

The Board of Trustees meeting was covered in news articles on Health Center finances: Feb. 3, Journal Inquirer, The Hartford Courant, and Willimantic Chronicle.

Marcel Dufresne, Journalism, was mentioned in an article about an investigation by his class of abuses of disabled parking spaces: Feb. 4, The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Karla Fox, Chancellor's Office, was quoted in an article about the State Historical Commission's letter to President Austin, regarding Jacobson Barn being placed on register of historic places: Jan. 31, Willimantic Chronicle.

Richard French, Pathobiology, was mentioned in stories about Commerce Secretary Daley announcing federal disaster aid for Long Island lobstermen and lobster kill research: Jan. 26, New Haven Register, New London Day, The Hartford Courant, Associated Press, and Connecticut Public Radio.

Peter Halvorson, Geography, and William Newman, Sociology, were featured in an article about their research on religion: Feb. 12, The Hartford Courant.

W. Penn Handwerker, Anthropology, was featured in a program about children who are the victim of bullies, discussing how much words can hurt: WFSB-TV 3.

Christine LaSala, Health Center, was quoted in a news story about using magnetism therapy to treat female incontinence: Feb. 9, WFSB TV-3.

An opinion piece by Wei Li, Geography & Asian American Studies, "Suburban smorgasbord replacing the melting pot," was published Jan. 26 in The Newark Star-Ledger.

The Medical School was the subject of a feature article: Feb. 7, The Hartford Courant.

Nancy Petry, Health Center, was interviewed about compulsive gambling: Jan. 27, NBC Nightly News.

T.V. Rajan, Health Center, was interviewed about his study of the use of local honey to treat seasonal allergies: Jan. 31, NBC 30.

Alberta Richetelle, Maynard Stowe Library, Health Center, was quoted in a news story about finding medical information over the Internet: Feb. 9, WFSB TV-3.

Angela Rola, Asian American Cultural Center, wrote an opinion piece about the lack of Asian Americans in the media: Feb. 9, Chicago Tribune, Providence Journal.

Kevin Shea, Health Center, was quoted in a story on how to avoid ski injuries: Jan. 31, NBC 30.

The University's plans for the Stamford Campus were featured in an article about a meeting of University officials with the editorial board of The Advocate: Feb.7, The Advocate (Stamford).

UConn was mentioned in news stories about fire safety measures and plans to install sprinklers in residence halls at colleges throughout the state: Jan. 28, Hartford Courant; Feb. 7, Norwich Bulletin.

The termination of UConn's contract with HRH Atlas, general contractors for the biology/physics building, was the topic of news stories: Feb. 9, Hartford Courant, WVIT TV 30, and the Journal Inquirer.

The UConn-ANC Partnership comparative human rights conference was the subject of news stories: Feb. 4, The Hartford Courant, Daily Campus, Willimantic Chronicle, Journal Inquirer, Connecticut Post, BBC, Connecticut Public Radio, WFSB 3, NBC 30, WTNH 8, and FOX 61. Three of the speakers were interviewed about the conference: Feb. 3, BBC- Radio. The conference also was the subject of a column by Stan Simpson. Feb. 7, The Hartford Courant. Comments made by the speakers during the conference were quoted in an article about sacrifices made by children of working mothers: Feb. 8, Willimantic Chronicle.

William White, Health Center, was interviewed in a health report on the risk of stroke among younger women: Feb. 4, FOX 61.

Kristen Zarfos, Health Center, was interviewed about medical education: Jan. 27, NBC TV-30, and WTIC 1080.