Activities & Achievements
Articles & Chapters
Norman Bender, Cooperative Extension, and Nini Davis, "Developing Agricultural and Nature-based Tourism in Eastern Connecticut" in Peter Schaeffer and Scott Loveridge, eds., Small Town and Rural Economic Development: A Case Study Approach (Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2000).
James Knox, Molecular & Cell Biology, "Vancomycin Resistance in enterococci: Reprogramming of the D-alanine:D-alanine Ligases in Bacterial Peptidoglycan Biosynthesis," in Chemistry & Biology 7 (May, 2000): R123-R126; and, with Tao Sun and Jodi Jorczak-Baillass, Molecular & Cell Biology, graduate students, "Enzymes of Vancomycin Resistance. The Structure of D-alanine:D-lactate Ligase of Naturally-Resistant Leuconostoc Mesenteroides," in Structure 8 (May, 2000): pp. 463-470.
Awards & Honors
Estelle Feinstein, History, emerita, received the Homer D. Babbidge Jr. Award for lifetime contributions to Connecticut history by the Association for the Study of Connecticut History. The award was presented Nov. 13, 1999. In addition, Dannel Malloy, mayor of Stamford, proclaimed Nov. 13, 1999, "Dr. Estelle Feinstein Day." Feinstein, author of three books about Stamford's history, is the consulting historian for the Stamford Historical Society. She was a member of the Charter Revision Commission of the City of Stamford.
Beverly Mack, who holds a B.A. in English and anthropology from UConn, is among the first class of 12 Carnegie Scholars awarded grants to support innovative scholarship and policy-focused research in education, international development, democracy, and international peace and security. Mack, now an associate professor of African and African-American Studies at the University of Kansas, will study "Pre-Eighteenth Century Muslim Women's Scholarship and Social Activism in West and North Africa."
Robert Coughlin, Chemical Engineering, presented a lecture on "Bacteria, Surfaces of Materials and Medical Problems" at the Egyptian Academy of Science, Cairo, on March 27; he also gave a talk at the University of Palermo, Italy, on March 24.
Dipak Dey, Statistics, gave an invited talk on "Survival Analysis and Beyond," at the New England Statistics Symposium at Brown University in April.
Lawrence Goodheart, History, presented "The Hip-Hop Nation Confronts Corporate Capitalism," at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, on May 8 and at Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, on May 11.
Rae Beth Gordon, Modern & Classical Languages, gave an illustrated talk "Why the French Love Jerry Lewis," at the annual meeting of the Hartford Alliance Française in May. Video clips illustrating the talk were taken from a reboradcast of her work on French and German public television in the documentary, Le Roman du Music Hall.
Nina Rovinelli Heller, Social Work, was the invited speaker for a Social Work Luncheon sponsored by the Capitol Region Mental Health Center on April 25.
Travis Taylor, Economics, doctoral student, presented a paper, "A Transaction Cost Approach to Offsets in Government Procurement," to the Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation at Northwestern University on April 8.