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  October 16, 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,

Bryan Boffi has joined the Department of Psychiatry at the Health Center. He earned his medical degree at Brown University Medical School, Providence, and completed residencies at Brown, Miriam Hospital, and New York Hospital/Cornel l Medical Center, where he also completed a geriatric psychiatry fellowship. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and a Diplomate with Added Qualification in Geriatric Psychiatry. Before coming to the Health Center, Boffi was at Bristol Hospital. James Ciarcia has also joined the Department of Psychiatry. He earned his medical degree at Albany Medical College o Union University and completed his residency in psychiatry at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, White Plains. Prior to his appointment, he served at the Hospital of Saint Raphael and Yale Psychiatric Institute in New Haven. He is certified in geriatric psychiatry.

Catherine Havens, Social Work, has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Social Work, and David Cournoyer, Social Work, has been appointed associate dean for administration.

Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos, Chemistry, has been appointed associate director of the Institute of Materials Science.

Articles & Chapters
Ilpyong Kim, Political Science, emeritus, and Uk Heon Hong, "The Republic of Korea: The Taming of the Tiger," International Social Science Journal, 52.1 (March 2000), pp. 61-78.

Richard Peterson, English, and Lin Kelsey, "Rereading Colin's Broken Pipe: Spenser and the Problem of Patronage," Spenser Studies, 14 (2000), pp. 233-72.

David Walker, Political Science, "The Federal Grant System: How Much Change: 1980-1999?" Grants and Assistance News (January 2000).

Awards & Honors
Jonathan Carlyon, Spanish, is the Nathan L. Whetten Fellow for 2000-2001 for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Kent Newmyer, History, emeritus, & Law, received the 1999 Hughes-Gossett Prize for Historical Excellence awarded by the Supreme Court Historical Society for his article "Chief Justice John Marshall's Last Campaign: Georgia, Jackson, and the Cherokee Cases," in the Journal of Supreme Court History, 23.1 (1999). The award, which carries a $1,500 stipend, was presented by Justice Clarence Thomas in the Supreme Court chambers in Washington, D.C.

Peter Setlow, Biochemistry, has been elected to a Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. He is honored for a distinguished career as a microbial biochemist, geneticist, and physiologist.

Mark Boyer & John Rourke, Political Science, International Politics on the World Stage: Brief 3rdth ed. (Guilford, CT: Dushkin/McGraw Hill, 2000).

Russell Farnen, Political Science, with Jos Meloen Democracy, Authoritarianism, and Education: A Cross-National Empirical Study (London: St. Martin's Press, 2000).

Lawrence Armstrong, Kinesiology, presented two invited lectures in Brazil on July 1, at the Simposio Internacional de Atividades Fisicas do Rio de Janeiro. These talks involved hydration, nutrient losses in sweat, and rehydration. Armstrong also presented "Exercise-Heat Tolerance and Training-Heat Acclimation in Women: Effects of Two Contraceptive Types" at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Indianapolis, in June.

Samuel Huang, Chemistry & Materials Science, presented the keynote address on "Biodegradable Polymers - Design, Synthesis, and Application" at the First International Polymer Modification, Degradation, and Stabilization Conference held in Palermo, Italy, Sept. 2-7.

Richard Vengroff, Political Science, and undergraduate political science major Melissa Fugiero presented a paper "The Impact of Local Level Electoral Systems on Gender Representation" based on their on-going cross-national research at the annual meeting of the International Political Science Association in Quebec City, Canada, in August.

Cyrus Zirakzadeh, Political Science, presented a paper, "Moms, Reds, and Ma Joad's Revolt: John Steinbeck on Resistence to America's Emerging Capitalist Order" at the American Political Science Association Convention in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 31. At the same event, doctoral student Zsolt Nyiri presented a paper "Formal Institutions, Trust, and Economic Development;" doctoral student Jiyoung Vengroff presented a paper "Institutional Choices & Trade Policy: The Care of OECD Countries;" and Richard Vengroff, Political Science, and doctoral student Michael Magala presented a paper "The Transformation of Senegal's Electorate: Institutional Reform, Political Culture and Democratic Transition."

Other Activities
Kristin Zarfos, Surgery, recently received a three-year appointment as Cancer Liaison Physician to the Health Center's cancer program from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.