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  December 11, 2000

Activities & Achievements

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Articles & Chapters
Richard Hiskes, Political Science, "Emergent Citizens: Keeping Faith With Democratic Politics," Kettering Review.

Brenda Kurz, Social Work, co-authored, "Faculty Hiring Practices in Social Work Education," Critical Social Work, 1.2 (2000), pp. 1-13; and "Psychotherapy with 'Impossible' Cases: The Efficient Treatment of Therapy Veterans," Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 18.1 (2000), pp. 81-5.

Jennifer Sterling-Folker, Political Science, "Competing Paradigms or Birds of a Feather? Constructivism and Neoliberal Institutionalism Compared," International Studies Quarterly, 44 (2000), pp. 97-120.

Awards & Honors
Robin Bogner, Pharmaceutics, was listed in the 2000 Edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

Francis Brennan, Waterbury Campus, was awarded the Rev. John Dial Leadership Award for his unending commitment to education by Sacred Heart High School, at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville on Nov. 2.

Howard Reed, History, emeritus, was awarded the 2000 Middle East Institute Award by the Board of Governors of the Middle East Institute in recognition of his career of academic and intellectual distinction and his dedicated services to the Middle East Institute, at a banquet at the National Press Club on Oct. 20.

The Urban Semester Program was awarded a "Hartford Hero" Award by the Citizens' Research Education Network on Oct. 10.

Evarist Gine-Masdeu, Mathematics, co-ed., High Dimensional Probability II (Birkauser, 2000).

Nelly Abboud, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Waterbury campus, chaired a conference at the American Lebanese Engineering Society in Lebanon in July.

At the American Agricultural Biotechnology Symposium held Oct. 10-12 in Nanjing, China, Cameron Faustman, Animal Science, presented, "Myoglobin and Lipid Oxidation Interactions: Meat Quality and Safety;" Lawrence Silbart, Animal Science, presented, "Policy Issues Regarding the Development and Use of Genetically Modified Foods in the United States;" and Jerry Yang, Animal Science, presented, "Animal Cloning - State of Technology and the Next 50 Years."

Steven Floyd, Management, was a member of the "Cranfield Conversation on Organizational Knowledge and Competitive Advantage" during the pre-conference program of the Academy of Management's annual meeting in Toronto, in August. He also served as a panelist and mentor of the Executive Writer's Workshop. At the same event, Lucy Gilson presented "Individual Job and Contextual Factors: Effects on Creative Performance and Work-Related Affective Outcomes" and "Toward Building a Theory of Attrition: The Impact of Attrition-Related Non-Random Sampling in Longitudinal Organizational Research;" Timothy Golden, graduate student, presented "Spanning Boundaries and Borders: Toward Understanding the Cultural Antecedents of Team Boundary Spanning, co-authored with John Veiga, and "Virtual Impressions: The Presentation of Self in Electronic Mail;" and Deborah Kidder facilitated sessions on "Managing Trust" and "Conflict, Culture, and Gender." All participants listed are from Management.

Jan Heckman, University Libraries, gave a poster presentation on the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, at an annual conference of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers, Victoria, B.C., in October.

Herbert Lederer, Modern & Classical Languages, emeritus, conducted an invited workshop on, "The Secrets of German Word Order," for the annual meeting at the Connecticut Council of Language Teachers at the Radisson Hotel in Cromwell on Oct. 30.

Peter Murray, Computer Services, presented, "Web Proxy Servers and Authentication," at the Library and Information Technology Association National Forum 2000 in Portland, Ore., in November. He presented the same paper at a regional institute for the association in New York City on May 12 and Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 11.

Marc O'Reilly, Political Science, doctoral student, chaired a panel, "The James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement 25 Years Later: A Native Perspective," at the American Council for Quebec Studies biennial conference in October.

Joel Pachter, Pharmacology, made a presentation, "Binding and Internalization of Beta-Chemokines Along Brain Microvessels," at the Neuropathology 2000 Satellite Symposium held at Oxford University on Sept. 7-9.

Howard Reed, History, emeritus, presented, "An American Family's Lasting Links with Izmir (Smyrna) and Turkey Since 1830: Trade, Education and Philanthropy Bridging Three Centuries," at the International Symposium of the International Committee on Pre-Ottoman and Ottoman Studies, at the Aegean University in Bornova, Izmir, Turkey, in September.

Philip Yeagle, Molecular & Cell Biology, presented, "Three Dimensional Structure of the G-protein Receptor Rhodopsin," at an international conference on protein structure in Alexandria, Va., on Oct. 26.

Professional Societies
Robin Bogner, Pharmaceutics, has been re-elected to the Grand Council of Lambda Kappa Sigma as Grand Treasurer for the term Aug. 2000-July 2002.

Diane Burgess, Pharmaceutics, was elected the 2001 president-elect of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She will serve in this position for one year and then succeed to the positions of president and past president.

Other Activities
Siddhesh Patil, Medical Chemistry, graduate student, participated in the National School of Neutron and X-Ray Scattering. The school is offered by Argonne National Library and the University of Chicago to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from across the country. He was one of 57 young scientists chosen from more than 200 applicants. Patil and the other attendees will have access to the neutron beamline facilities at the laboratory for their own experiments for the next five years, including support for transportation to the facilities.