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  March 27, 2000


Entries Welcome

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

Ivar Babb, National Undersea Research Center, Avery Point campus, was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times for a story published on Feb. 5 about the uses of remote operated vehicles.

On Feb. 6 and 19, Alexinia Baldwin, Curriculum & Instruction, was quoted in a Times-Picayune story featuring the results of her work as a consultant for the New Orleans school district.

Results from the Center for Survey Research and Analysis , concerning the use of computers by workers in the workplace and at home, were featured in the Feb. 28 issue of Business Week; the Associated Press New York; Knight Ridder wire service; Newark Star Ledger; Indianapolis Star; Dallas Morning News; Newsday; Washington Post; and other national media.

An article about the relocation of the Accelerated Schools Project, a school reform program, from Stanford University to UConn, and its new director Gene Chasin, was published on Feb. 23, in Education Week, The Hartford Courant, and the Willimantic Chronicle.

Richard French, Pathobiology, was interviewed about his research on the Long Island Sound lobster kill. Media coverage includes: CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Newsday, New York Post, Portland Press Herald, The Hartford Courant, The Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, New Haven Register, The Day (New London), The Hour (Norwalk), NBC 30, WTNH, WFSB, Fox 61-TV, WHPX, Fox Student News, CPTV, WTIC radio, WILI radio, and Associated Press of Connecticut and New York.

UConn pathologists Richard French and Salvatore Frasca were interviewed about their research on the Lake Pocotopaug fish kill by reporters from: January, WFSB, WTNH, NBC 30, Fox 61-TV, The Hartford Courant and the Middletown Press.

Carolyn Ginsberg, Fine Arts and Stamford campus, was interviewed about the impact that the arts are having on business and the economy in Stamford: Feb. 10, Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time.

Ken Hall, Nutritional Sciences, emeritus, was interviewed for a news story about the first day irradiated meats were approved for sale by the FDA: Feb. 22, Fox 61-TV.

Ron Kadden, Psychiatry, and Nancy Petry, Psychiatry, commented in a news story regarding addictions and recovery from them: Feb. 24, The Hartford Courant.

Lewis Kurlantzick, Law School, wrote a commentary about Atlanta Braves' pitcher John Rocker's offensive statements and the legal implications of the ensuing controversy: Feb. 28, Connecticut Law Tribune; Feb. 28, Natural Law Journal.

NBC 30, The Day (New London), and WEB MD, interviewed Carol Lammi-Keefe, Nutritional Sciences, about the growing trend of functional foods.

Charlotte Massie, Rehabilitative Services, commented on the benefits of water exercise: Feb. 23, Record Journal (Meriden).

Mary McCormick, Traumatology and Emergency Medicine, commented on the importance of giving the correct dosage of medications to children: Feb. 22, WFSB-TV 3. She also commented on the effectiveness of fruit and vegetable sprays as compared to water: Feb. 22, WVIT Channel 30.

William McEachern, Economics, and the economics department's quarterly publication, The Connecticut Economy, were featured: Feb. 22, WVIT Channel 30 and News 12; Feb. 23, The Hartford Courant, Stamford Advocate, Danbury Times, Middletown Press, and New Britain Herald; Feb. 24, Journal Inquirer and Hartford Business Journal.

Joseph Renzulli, Neag School of Education, was interviewed about the effects of standardized testing: Dec. 14, Christian Science Monitor. He also was interviewed on Feb. 16 by WFCR and Connecticut Public Radio about the partnership between the Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development and the Accelerated Schools Project, which moved its national headquarters from Stanford University to UConn.

Peter Scheifele, National Undersea Research Center, and his "Classroom of the Sea" program were featured on the Discovery Science Channel in January.

Richard Schwab, Neag School of Education, was interviewed by The Hartford Courant columnist Susan Campbell about how parents can best help their children with homework: Jan. 20.

William Servedio, Kinesiology, was interviewed in January by the Times-Leader in Pennsylvania about attendance rates at high school sporting events.

Robert Tilton, English, wrote an op-ed about George Washington: Feb. 21, Tacoma News Tribune (Washington).

Robert Trestman, Psychiatry, talked about the difference between normal feelings of jealousy and when it's out of hand: Feb. 29, WVIT Channel 30.

Natural New England, a new magazine, ran a story about UConn's new research ship, The Connecticut, in its January issue.

The Wall Street Journal published a story about UConn receiving approval for offering graduate and undergraduate business degrees at the Waterbury campus: Jan. 5.

The UConn-ANC Partnership comparative human rights conference was the topic of news stories: Jan. 19, The Metro Courier (Augusta, Ga.); Feb. 4, New Haven Register; and an editorial in the Willimantic Chronicle. The partnership also was the focus of a feature article: Feb. 20, The Boston Globe.

Michelle Williams, Psychology, was quoted in articles about the National Summit on Africa: Feb. 15, Cleveland Plain Dealer; Feb. 13, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Times-Picayune.