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  October 9, 2000

Activities & Achievements/Newsmakers

Newsmakers is a selection of UConn people and programs in the media. Most of these stories were placed by communications staff at the main campus and the Health Center.

The College of Agriculture was featured in the Connecticut section of The New York Times on Sept. 3.

In preparation for the Greater Hartford Marathon, Larry Armstrong, Kinesiology, was interviewed by NBC 30 on Aug. 31, about how to stay properly hydrated during rigorous exercise. In the October issue of Men's Health magazine, he was asked to write responses to readers questions about exercise and hydration.

Stories regarding grants worth more than $1 million to further UConn's joint projects with South Africa, quoting President Philip Austin and Amii Omara-Otunnu, History, UConn-ANC Partnership & UConn-University of Fort Hare Linkage, were carried in The Hartford Courant on Sept. 6, and the Connecticut Post, Waterbury Republican, New Haven Register, Norwich Bulletin, Manchester Journal-Inquirer, and distributed by the Associated Press on Sept. 7. CT-N, WTNH-TV8, WTIC-TV61, and WFSB-TV3, also ran stories.

On Sept. 7, John Barry, Communications, was interviewed about the UConn flag being carried into space by UConn alumnus and astronaut, Richard Mastracchio: Fox 61 and the Conn. Radio Network.

Marc Beyer, Surgery, explained what form of mercury poisoning is dangerous: Aug. 25, AP-Chicago.

On Aug. 10, NBC 30 interviewed Marla Campbell, Pharmacy, and two pharmacy students about the medication counseling clinic they run at the Bristol Hospital Wellness Center.

Donald Ferree, Roper Center, and Howard Reiter, Political Science, discussed why no Connecticut legislators before Lieberman have previously reached the top level of American politics: The New York Times, Aug. 10.

Richard French, Pathobiology, was interviewed about West Nile virus spreading across Connecticut in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 4. Throughout the summer, his research on the Long Island Sound lobster kill has been the focus of stories in The New York Times, Newsday, Daily News of New York, The Baltimore Sun, National Public Radio, CBS Radio Network, ABC News.Com, Boston.Com, New Scientist Magazine, Natural New England Magazine, Northeast Magazine, Associated Press, Republican-American, New Haven Register, Danbury News-Times, The Connecticut Post, The Day, Journal Inquirer, Fox 61, WFSB-TV 3, WTIC-AM, and Fairfield County Radio Network. Antonio Garmendia, Pathobiology, was interviewed about West Nile: WFSB-TV 3, July 24.

Julian Ford, Psychiatry, offered parents insights into their feelings as they sent their children of f for their first day of school: WVIT-TV 30, Aug. 29.

The Hartford Courant, Manchester Journal-Inquirer, Willimantic Chronicle and WVIT-TV 30 ran stories Aug. 25-26 regarding the Northwest Experience. Carole Henry, director of residential life, was quoted.

Edward Iwanicki, Educational Leadership, was interviewed by The Hartford Courant on Aug. 20, about the need to better evaluate school superintendents.

Ola Bromqvist commented on an editorial by Henry Kranzler, Psychiatry, about medications for treating alcohol dependency that was featured in JAMA: National Public Radio, Aug. 23; Daily News, Long Island; WVIT-TV 30; and Genome Online News Network. Kranzler also commented on his article: Science magazine on-line, Aug. 23.

Gerald Leonard, Surgery, commented on ways to avoid health problems when flying: WVIT-TV 30, Aug. 4.

Don Les, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, was interviewed about lakes in peril in the August issue of Connecticut Magazine.

Mike Newborg, Center for Scientific & Technological Commercialization, was profiled in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 30.

An article about research by Felicio Pratto, Psychology, on power and marriage ran in The Chicago Tribune on Aug. 9.

Justin Radolf, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, was quoted in an article about research on syphilis: Associated Press, Aug. 14. He and Steve Wikel, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, spoke about five confirmed cases of rare infectious disease on Martha's Vineyard: WVIT-TV 30, Aug. 2.

The Hartford Courant featured Richard Schwab, dean of the Neag School of Education, in a story about the school's recent successes in teacher education training, program rankings and new hires on June 26. The story also ran on the Associated Press wire, the Providence Journal-Bulletin and The Advocate newspapers.

The University Archives and curator Terri Goldich were featured in articles regarding the acquisition of Abbie Hoffman's papers and memorabilia in The Day (New London) on Aug. 20; the International Herald Tribune, the Connecticut Post, Waterbury Republican American, Stamford Advocate, Manchester Journal-Inquirer, The Cincinnati Enquirer; The Times Union (Albany); Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel; St. Petersburg Times; Seattle Times; San Antonio Express-News; The Record (Bergen County); Providence Journal-Bulletin; The News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.); Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; The Houston Chronicle; The Fort Worth Star-Telegram; The Detroit News; Dayton Daily News; The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.); and The Charleston Gazette (S.C.), on Aug. 21; The Hartford Courant, on Aug. 22; The New York Times, on Sept. 3; and the Willimantic Chronicle, on Aug. 21 and Sept. 5.

Anthony Voytovich, associate dean for student affairs with the UConn School of Medicine, was quoted in a feature story about a program for third-year medical students, Beginning to End, in the New Britain Herald on Sept. 1.

Susan Walters, General Clinical Research Center, was the featured guest on talk shows on WRCH-FM and WZMX-FM regarding the first year of the landmark breast cancer prevention trial: STAR.

In a story about the "freshman 15" - the weight typically gained by college students - Fox 61 interviewed Gerry Weller, Dining Services and Michael Kurland, Health Services, about the food choices and support programs made available to UConn students: Aug. 24.

An op-ed by Steven Wilf, Law, abou t Joseph Lieberman, was published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 8 and the Baltimore Sun on Aug. 11.

Yanyun Zhao, Nutritional Sciences, was quoted in a story about the benefits of enriched beverages in The Hartford Courant, July 5, and the Baltimore Sun, Aug. 11.