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  May 8, 2000

Activities & Achievements

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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
David Garnes, University Libraries, "A Single Man, Then and Now," in The Isherwood Century: Essays on the Life and Work of Christopher Isherwood (Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2000)

Carol Lewis, Political Science, "Efficiently Taking Soundings in a Sea of Change: Two

Histories of Public Budgeting and Finance, in Public Administration Review, 60.2 (April 2000), pp. 183-5.

Sally Reis, Educational Psychology and Neag Center on Talent Development, "What's A Parent to Ask: A Basic Guide to Services for Advanced Learners," Parenting for High Potential, December 1999, pp. 7, 22-3. Also, with Henry Milne, "Using Video Therapy to Address the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children," Gifted Child Today, 23.1 (January/February 2000), pp. 24-9.

Joseph Renzulli, Educational Psychology and Neag Center on Talent Development, "Raising the ceiling for all students," Arthur L. Costa, ed., Teaching for Intelligence II: A Collection of Articles (Arlington Heights, Ill.: Skylight Publishers, 2000).

H. Wang, P.L. Gould, & W.C. Stwalley, all Physics, with J.P. Burke Jr., C.H. Greene, J.L. Bohn, "Determination of 39K Scattering Lengths Using Photoassociation Spectroscopy of the 0g - State," Physical Review A, 60 (1999), pp. 4417-26; and with C.J. Williams, E. Tiesinga, P.S. Julienne, "Determination of the Scattering Lengths of 39K from 1u Photoassociation Line Shapes," Physical Review A, 60 (1999), pp. 4427-38.

Awards & Honors
Rudy Favretti, Plant Science, emeritus, recently received the Individual Conservation Award at the annual meeting of Joshua's Tract Conservation and Historic Trust.

Alfred Mannebach, Curriculum & Instruction, was recognized as a founder of the American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group on Career Development. Mannebach and Donald Thompson started the group 25 years ago. Mannebach also chaired a session of the group at the association's annual meeting in New Orleans in late April.

Robert Weiss, Chemical Engineering, has been named recipient of the 2000 International Education Award by the Society of Plastics Engineers. The award is granted in recognition of outstanding contributions to education in the field of polymer science and engineering.

Roger Martin, former Ph.D. student, David Michaels, Linguistics, emeritus, and Juan Uriagereka, former Ph.D. student, eds., Step by Step: Essays on Minimalist Syntax in Honor of Howard Lasnik (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, April 2000). The book includes essays by current and former faculty, UConn Ph.D.s, and Noam Chomsky.

Nitis Mukhopadhyay, Statistics, has become associate editor of two international journals: Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin and Stochastic Modeling and Applications. Mukhopadhyay also has edited a literary magazine, Shyamolima: A Selection of Short Contributions on Tagore (April 2000), to commemorate the opening of Rabindranath Tagore's dance-drama Shyama. He wrote an editorial, "Does It Matter That Tagore's Dance-Style Is Not Purely 'Dhrupadic'?" Patrick Colm Hogan, English, contributed an article on "Brahman, Bhakti, and Bodhisattvahood: Three Glimpses of Tagore's Politics."

Robert Coughlin, Chemical Engineering, presented "Bacteria, Surfaces of Materials and Medical Problems," at the Egyptian Academy of Science, Cairo, on March 27.

Brinley Franklin, University Libraries, presented and served on a panel discussion at the spring conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries-New England Chapter at Stonehill College. He also presented "Wholistic Library Statistics" at the New England Library Network's Reference and Technical Advisory Commitee's spring conference at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., on March 31.

Peter Kingstone, Political Science, spoke on "Why Free Trade 'Losers' Support Free Trade: The Puzzling Case of Neoliberalism in Brazil," at Harvard University's Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, March 8.

Howard Reiter, Political Science, gave a talk on "Marxism and the Study of American Political Parties" at the Socialist Scholars Conference in New York City on April 1.

Lyle Scruggs, Political Science, and James Allan, doctoral student, presented a paper, "Three Worlds Divided or Convergent? Comparing European Welfare States in the Late 1990s," at the International Conference of Europeanists, in Chicago, Ill., on March 30.

Professional Societies
Jean Low, Social Work, was elected to serve as this year's region representative to the nominations and leadership identification committee for the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.