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  January 29, 2001

Activities & Achievements

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Articles & Chapters
Arthur Abramson, Linguistics, emeritus, co-author, "Articulatory Characteristics of Emotional Utterances in Spoken English," Proceedings of the International Conference of Spoken Language Processing, 2 (2000), pp. 365-8.

Mark Boyer, Political Science, "Issue Definition and Two-Level Negotiations: An Application to the American Foreign Policy Process," Diplomacy & Statecraft, 11 (2000), pp. 185-212.

Ross Buck, Communication Sciences & Psychology, "The Biological Effects: A Typology," Psychological Review, 106.2 (1999), 301-36; and "The Epistemology of Reason and Affect," in The Neuropsychology of Emotion (Oxford University Press), pp. 31-55.

Joel Kupperman, Philosophy, "Metaphysics as Prologomenon to Ethics," Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 24 (2000), pp. 1-16.

Awards & Honors
Mike Darre, Animal Science, was awarded the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association Teaching Excellence Award on Nov. 17 in South Campus.

John Riesen, Animal Science, was recognized as one of two northeast region recipients of the USDA Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award at the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges meeting in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 10.

Michael White, Pharmacy, received an award from the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation for an article he co-authored, "An Assessment of the Safety of Short-Term Amiodarone Therapy in Cardiac Surgical Patients with Fentanyl-Isoflurane Anesthesia," Anesthesia & Analgesia 89 (1999), pp. 585-9. The award is given to the best drug therapy research paper published by a pharmacist and will be presented at the Society's midyear meeting in Las Vegas. The article was also selected by the Dannemiller Memorial Education Foundation as "one of the best worldwide anesthesia papers in 1999". He was also inducted into Who's Who in America, 55th edition, 2000, and selected to serve as a national expert on rhadbomyolysis by Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Richard Bass, Mathematics, gave an invited lecture, "Symmetric Jump Processes," at Probability 2000: A Conference Celebrating the 60th Birthday of Daniel W. Stroock and Srivina S. Varadhan, at New York University in the first week of November.

Ross Buck, Communication Sciences & Psychology, presented, "Social, Cognitive, and Moral Emotions," at the meeting of the Japanese Society for Research on Emotions in Sendai, Japan, on June 3; "A Developmental-Interactionist Theory: Social, Cognitive, and Moral Emotions," at the Institute for Brain Science at Chungnam National University in Taejon, Korea, on June 12; "Higher Level Emotions: Social, Cognitive and Moral Emotions," at the meeting of the International Society for Research on Emotions in Quebec on Aug. 17; with Benson Ginsburg, Behavioral Sciences, emeritus, "Communicative Genes in the Evolution of Behavioral and Social Systems: Empathy and Altruism," for the International Political Science Association Research Committee #12 (Biology and Politics), Panel 2, at the Biobehavioral Approaches to the Study of Politics Convention of the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 2.

Hans Dam, Marine Sciences, presented the keynote address on "Zooplankton and Biogeochemical Cycles" at the Taller-Tertulia de Oceanografia at the Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad de la Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, in November.

Changfeng Gui, Mathematics, gave an invited talk on "Liouville Properties and a Conjecture of De Giorgi" at a meeting of the American Mathematical Society at Columbia University on Nov. 5.

Thomas Miller, Allied Health, presented, "Telehealth: A Model for Clinical Application to Practice," at the annual convention of the Connecticut Psychological Association in Westbrook, Conn., on Nov. 3.

Michael White, Pharmacy, presented, "Oral Amiodarone for the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation after Open Heart Surgery in the Elderly, the AFIST Study" and "Which Independent Variables Predict Post-Open Heart Surgery Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly Subjects," at the national meeting of the American Heart Association in New Orleans in November.

Professional Societies
David Rhodes, Medicinal Chemistry, was elected 2001 Vice Chair of the Biotechnology Section of the American Association Pharmaceutical Scientists. He will serve one year in this position, one year as chair and one year as past chair.

Other Activities
Dennis Chapron, Clinical Pharmacy, and John Folstad, Pharmacy, are participating in a national program offered through the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists called "Disease Pharmacotherapy Traineeship." The program, intended to enhance attendees' knowledge of congestive heart failure and osteoporosis, is hosted locally at the Center on Aging.

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.