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