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  August 28, 2000

Activities & Achievements

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
Linda Pescatello, Allied Health, and Jaci VanHeest, Kinesiology, "Physical Activity Mediates a Healthier Body Weight Even in the Presence of Obesity," British Journal of Sports Medicine, 34 (2000), pp. 86-93.

Sally Reis and Joseph Renzulli, Educationa l Psychology and Neag Center on Talent Development, "The Schoolwide Enrichment Model: Developing Students' Creativity and Talents," in Mervin Lynch and Carole Ruth Harris, eds., Fostering Creativity in Children, K-8 (2001), pp. 14-39.

Rhea Sanford, Nursing, doctoral student, "Caring through Relation and Dialogue: A Nursing Perspective for Patient Education," Advances in Nursing Science, 22.3 (2000), pp. 1-15.

Harold Spencer, History of Art, emeritus, "J. Alden Weir and the Image of the American Farm," in A Connecticut Place: Weir Farm, An American Artist's Rural Retreat, (Weir Farm Trust and National Park Service, 2000), pp. 42-71. In the same publication, Hildegard Cummings, Benton Museum, retired, "art and Nature in the Landscape of Nod," pp. 76-105.

Peter Turchin, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, "Lemming - Prey or Predator?" in Nature, June 1.

Awards & Honors
Edward Allenby, Institutional Advancement and Foundation, has received the Eleanor Collier Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District I for his contributions to the institution and to the profession.

William Parker, Art & Art History, emeritus, received an Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Florida on March 31. Parker, a pioneer in the interpretive analysis of photographic imagery from Jungian perspectives. His art, combining paint and photography, is represented in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, Lose Angeles County Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Princeton Art Museum.

Arthur Costa, Educational Psychology, ed., Teaching for Intelligence: A Collection of Articles (Arlington Heights, Ill.: Skylight Publishers, 2000).

Paul Hallwood, Economics and Avery Point Campus, and Ronald MacDonald, International Money and Finance (Blackwell, Oxford, 2000).

Cheryl Beck, Nursing, presented "Doing Qualitative Research: Research Stressors and Strategies," and "Postpartum Depression Screening Scale: Determining its Sensitivity, Specificity and Predictive Value," at the Eastern Nursing Research Society annual scientific sessions, March 30-April 1. At the same event, School of Nursing faculty and students presented the following papers: Wendy Holmes, doctoral student, "Female Sexuality Questionnaire: Instrument Development and Testing;" Diane Martins, doctoral student, "A Comparison of Resourcefulness as a Risk Response in Two Vulnerable Populations;" Jane Dixon, doctoral student, "Longitudinal Focus Group: Invention of a New Method;" Olga Church, "Nursing Research with Diverse and Under-Represented Populations;" Karyl Burns "Living with Compromise: A Study of Persistent GI Distress among Recovering CABG Patients;" and Kathryn Hegedus "Patients' Exemplars of Nurses' Caring Behaviors;" and Constance Weiskopf, doctoral student, "Surgical Patients' Pain Descriptions and Short From McGill Pain." Peggy Chin took part in the Editors Forum.

Michael Borrero, Social Work, led several group sessions on "Reducing Violence in America," at the Melanie Illene Rieger Memorial Conference Against Violence at Naugatuck Valley Community College on April 12-13.

Scott Brown, Hayley Mayall, John Toman and P.G. Schrader, all Educational Psychology, presented "The Importance of Subject-Matter Knowledge, Situated Learning and Communities of Practice When Instructing with Technology," at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, in New Orleans in April.At the same meeting, Frederick King, John Toman and Sadhana Puntambekar, all Educational Psychology, presented "Project-Based Learning: Partners with Technology;" and Del Siegle, Educational Psychology, and T. Foster, presented "Effects of Laptop Computers with Multimedia and Presentation Software on Student Achievement."

Suzanne Hetzel-Campbell, Nursing, presented "Blowin' in the Wind: Signs of Allergies and the Effects of the Maternal Diet on Allergic Response in the Breast-feeding Infant," and "I Believe I can Fly: Ways in Which Leaders Can Help Increase Women's Confidence in the Bodies and their Ability to Breast-feed and Mother their Babies," at the La Leche League of Connecticut 2000 Parenting Conference on April 15.

Bruce Stave, History and Center for Oral History, gave the keynote lecture, "From the Old Country," at the opening of the "Forgotten Gateway: The Abandoned Buildings of Ellis Island" exhibit at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton on April 17.

Karen Westberg, Educational Psychology, presented "What are they Doing Now? A Follow-up Study of Young Creative Producers," at the annual convention of the Montana Association of Gifted and Talented Education, on April 7.

Other Activities
Harold Spencer, History of Art, emeritus, A Connecticut Place: Weir Farm, An American Artist's Rural Retreat, curated by Hildegard Cummings and Harold Spencer: April 15-June 4, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, Long Island, and June 17-Sept. 17, The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Conn.