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  April 17, 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,

Articles & Chapters
Joel Kupperman, Philosophy, "How Values Congeal Into Facts," Ratio 13 (2000), pp. 37-53; "Xunzi: Morality as Psychological Constraint," in Virtue, Nature, and Moral Agency in the Xunzi, T.C. Kline III and P.J. Ivanhoe, eds. (Indianapolis: Hackett, 2000), pp. 89-102; and "Feminism as Radical Confucianism: Self and Tradition," in The Sage and the Second Sex, Chenyang Li, ed. (LaSalle, Ill.: Open Court, 2000), pp. 43-56.

A.N. Nikolov, J.R. Ensher, E.E. Eyler, H. Wang, W.C. Stwalley & P.L. Gould, all Physics, "Efficient Production of Ground-State Potassium Molecules at sub-mK Temperatures by Two-Step Photoassociation," Phys. Rev. Lett., 84 (2000), 246-9.

Frank Stone, International Education, emeritus, "Educational Reconstruction in Florida," in New Horizons in Education, The Journal of World Education Fellowship Australia, 101 (November 1999) , pp. 73-8; and "First Congregational Church," in Our Story of Orange City, Florida (Orange City: Village Improvement Association Inc., 2000), pp. 94-8.

David Walker, Political Science, 'The Federal Grant System: How Much Change: 1980-1999?" in Grants and Assistance News (January 2000).

Awards & Honors
Dane Frank, Marine Sciences, graduate student, received an honorable mention for his research poster, "Effect of Clay Suspensions on Clearance Rate in Three Species of Benthic Invertebrates." The award was presented at the annual meeting of the National Shellfisheries Association.

Joseph Renzulli, received the Ruth A. Martinson Award for Significant Contributions That Have Had a National Impact on the Education of the Gifted from the California Association for the Gifted, on March 4.

Mark Ross, Communication Sciences, emeritus, has been named recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2000 Oticon Focus on People national awards competition. He was recognized for his exemplary contributions to promoting a better understanding of hearing loss. Ross, who is hearing impaired, is a noted clinician, scholar, researcher, and lecturer. He has worked for 40 years in the field of audiology. Oticon Inc. is the world's oldest manufacturer of hearing instruments.

Richard Bleiler & Terry Plum, University Libraries, Networked Information Resources (Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Services, 1999).

Arthur Abramson, Linguistics, emeritus, participated in a workshop on tone on Jan.10-19 and conducted a seminar on "Acoustic Studies of Thai Tones" on Jan.17 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Alex Gitterman, Social Work, chaired a Group Work Symposium at the Council on Social Work Education program meeting in New York City on Feb. 26-29. Gitterman, also co-taught a faculty development institute, "Modeling Practice Skills in Teaching Practice - the Parallel Process," and was a panelist on "Preparation for Practice: The Changing Face of Social Work Education." Other Social Work faculty participating in the conference were: Barbara Dicks, who chaired the Health Care Symposium; Diane Drachman, who co-presented a paper on "Immigrants, Refugees and Social Work in the New Millennium;" Lynne Healy, who was a panelist on "Coping Against the Odds: Migration Within Northern America and the Caribbean;" and Harriette Johnson, who conducted a curriculum workshop, "Biological Aspects of Behavior, Emotions, Addiction: Content for HBSE, Mental Health, Substance Abuse;" Johnson also gave a presentation on "Parents Teach Social Workers How to Help" with Marc Trivella, a graduate of the School of Social Work, and was a panelist for a Meet the Authors session on "Psyche, Snapse and Substance: The Role of Neurobiology in Emotions, Behavior Thinking, and Addiction for Non-Scientists." In addition, Barris Malcolm presented a paper on "Impact of Cultural Beliefs and Practices on Responses by West Indian/Jamaicans to Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Treatment;" Waldo Klein, Lirio Negroni-Rodriguez and Julianne Wayne were members of the Regional Planning Committee for the conference. Klein also chaired an invited session titled "Commission on Social Work Practice." Wayne was also a panelist on "Academic vs. Disciplinary Misconduct: The Law and Field Education." Louise Simmons co-chaired the Community Organization & Social Administration Symposium and presented a paper on "A Course in Labor and Social Work: Making the Connections."

Dipak Dey, Statistics, presented an invited paper at the Chilean Seminar of Bayesian Statistics at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, from Jan. 12-14. During his visit he also evaluated the Ph.D. program in statistics at Pontificia Universidad Catolica.

Ronald Taylor, Sociology, organized and presided over a session on "Middle Class African-American Families: Confronting the 21st Century," at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, in Baltimore, Md., on March 4. He also presented a paper, "Racial Identity and the 'New Black Middle Class': Some Preliminary Findings" at that meeting.

Imanuel Wexler, Economics, emeritus, and Subhash Jain, Marketing, presented a workshop on "Global Institutions: Trade, Cooperation, and the Global Marketplace," to high school teachers at the Northeast Regional Conference on Social Studies, in New Haven, on March 9.

Professional Societies
Dipak Dey, Statistics, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Linda Klein, Finance, was inducted as the 2000-2001 president of the Eastern Finance Association during the association's annual meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

J. Evan Ward, Marine Sciences, has assumed the duties of president of the National Shellfisheries Association. The association is an international organization of scientists, management officials and members of industry who are concerned with the biology, ecology, production and management of shellfish resources.

Other Activities
Frank Stone, International Education, emeritus, coordinated a consultation on "Twenty-First Century Educational Reconstruction," at Stetson University, Deland, Fla., on Jan. 5-7. It was attended by 70 educators.