May 1, 2000
Activities & Achievements
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,
Articles & Chapters
Robert Phillips, Philosophy
and War & Ethics Program, "Pius XII and the Holocaust,"
Latin Mass Quarterly, 9.2 (2000).
David Walker, Political Science,
'The Federal Grant System: How Much Change: 1980-1999?
" in Grants and Assistance News (January 2000).
David Yalof, Political Science,
"The Day After: Do We Need a Twenty-Eighth Amendment?"
in Constitutional Commentary, 17.1 (Spring 2000), pp. 7-18.
Awards & Honors
David Leeming, English,
emeritus, has been selected as the PNM Distinguished
Visiting Professor in the University of New Mexico English department for the
Spring 2000 term. While there, Leeming is teaching an
undergraduate course on mythology and a graduate seminar
on James Baldwin, and will give a public
lecture on "Myth and the Art of Biography" on April 4.
Cameron Macdonald, Sociology, has
been awarded the Bunting Fellowship at Harvard University. The
Bunting Fellowship program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced
Study is a multi-disciplinary research center. Macdonald will spend
a year in residence completing her book "Shadow Mothers: Nannies,
Au Pairs, and the Social Construction of Motherhood."
Freeman Meyer, History and
Hartford Campus, emeritus, received the Homer D. Babbidge
Jr. Award for lifetime contributions to Connecticut history, from the
Association for the Study of Connecticut History, on Nov. 13.
Joseph Francese, Modern
& Classical Languages, former graduate student,
ed., The Craft and the Fury: Essays in Memory of
Glauco Cambon (West
Lafayette, Ind.: Bordighera Press). Cambon was a
professor of Italian and comparative literature at UConn
until his sudden death in 1988. This volume of essays
on Italian literature includes essays by present and former
UConn faculty: Joseph Cary,
"Caro Glauco"; Robert Dombroski,
"A Note on Jokes and Their
Relation to the Perfect Courtier"; Mortimer
Guiney, "The Birth of the Avant-Garde";
Franco Masciandaro, "Appunti
sul paesaggio dantesco ['Inferno' V,
XXVI e 'Paradiso' IX]"; and Giovanni Sinicropi,
"Appunti sulle strutture isotopiche nei 'Sepolcri'."
Many Political Science faculty members and graduate
students presented papers at the International Studies
Association convention in Los Angeles during the
week of March 13. These included Mark
Boyer, "Contributions to International
System Stability: Following the Public or Publicly
Sterling-Folker, "Competing Paradigms
or Birds of a Feather? Constructivism and Neoliberal
Institutionalism Compared;" and Richard
Vengroff and doctoral
student Michael Magala, "Modernization,
Economic Development and Institutional Reform: The Case
of Democratization in Senegal;" doctoral student
Jiyoung Chin, "The Institutional
Impact of Trade Policies in OECD Countries;" doctoral
student Alejandro Corbacho,
"Prenegotiation and Foreign Policy
Change: The Anglo-Argentine Diplomacy after the
Falkland/Malvinas War (1983-1989);" doctoral student
Leslie Omoruyi, "Rethinking OECD
Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa in the New Millennium: Enduring
Threats and Opportunities for a New Partnership;" and
doctoral student Marc O'Reilly, "Great Power
Expansion: The Extension of U.S. Influence in the Persian Gulf,
Marvin Cox, History, spoke
on "Alexis de Tocqueville and the Notables: An Aristocratic
Assessment of the Bourgeois Revolution," at the annual French
Historical Studies Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 31.
Mack Crayton, Molecular
& Cell Biology, graduate student, gave an oral
presentation and poster presentation at the Minority
Trainee Research Forum in San
Diego, Calif., March 17-21. His abstract, "Implication of
Drosophila Histone Gene Regulation by MutS Homolog
Spellchecker1," was selected as a winner in a
national competition among Ph.D./MD/post-doctoral trainee
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.
William C. Stwalley, Physics,
gave an invited talk on "Photoassociation
of Atoms to Diatomic Molecules at
MicroKelvin Temperatures," at the 15th Interdisciplinary Laser
Science Conference, in September; and gave an invited talk
on "Making Molecules at
MicroKelvin," at the University of Missouri-Rolla, in October.
Patti Bostic, Recreational
Services, has been elected president-elect of the
National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association
(NIRSA), during the association'
s 51st annual conference in Providence, R.I. on April 16.
Bostic has been a member of the NIRSA for 16 years,
served on the board of directors from 1995-1999,
and was elected Region I vice president for two consecutive
terms. In 1999, she was the recipient of Region I award of merit.
Herbert Spirer, Operations
& Information Management, emeritus, has been
elected to the International Statistical Institute,
largely on the basis of his work in
applying statistics to human rights. The institute has 2,000
elected members from more than 120 countries.
Barbara Proulx, Human
Resources, has received a grant from the state Department
of Administrative Services to conduct two workers' compensation training
workshops for supervisory personnel on identifying and
eliminating cumulative trauma injuries.