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Activities & Achievements/Newsmakers
Newsmakers is a selection of UConn people and programs in the media. Most of these stories were placed by the communications staff at the main campus and at the Health Center.
Cynthia Adams, Allied Health, appeared on a WTNH-TV8 newscast on Jan. 4 discussing anorexia on college campuses and what should be done to help students.
Ben Bahr, Pharmacy, was interviewed for a story about the brain's ability to remember numbers. The article ran in The Seattle Times, The Indianapolis Star, and The Philadelphia Inquirer on Dec. 28.
Tom Baker, Law, was quoted in a Nov. 27 Connecticut Law Tribune article about whether insurance defense lawyers must obtain clients' consent before the insurance company sends billing information to third-party auditors.
Regina Barreca, English, contributed a piece to the Dec. 24 The New York Times about holiday gifts. She was also interviewed for a Feb. 4 Washington Post article about whether men or women are funnier.
Jon Bauer, Law, was quoted in a column about character tests for lawyers in the Newark Star-Ledger on Nov. 12.
Paul Schiff Berman, Law, served as an in-studio legal analyst on the Supreme Court's role in the election on Channel 30 on Dec. 12.
Alex Cardoni, Pharmacy Practice, explained the dangers of a substance, PPA, in cold medications for a story in The Hartford Courant published on Oct. 31.
Noel Cazenave, Sociology, was quoted in a Jan. 26 Hartford Courant article about racial profiling. He was also quoted in a column about black voters in The Hartford Courant on Oct. 31.
Karen Chow, English & Asian American Studies, was quoted in a San Francisco Examiner article about Asian-American alternative magazines that ran on Nov. 12.
Antonius Cillessen, Psychology, was featured in a Nov. 27 story on the effects of wrestling violence on children that aired on Channel 30.
An article about a grant received by the Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative at the Law School ran in the Dec. 16 Hartford Courant. It was also the subject of a Jan. 15 Connecticut Law Tribune article. William Breetz, Law, was quoted in both articles. The initiative also was written up in the January 2001 issue of Business Times.
Timothy Everett, Law, was quoted in a Dec. 17 article in The Hartford Courant about an Ellington school's plan to screen students who attend dances for alcohol.
A commentary piece written by Michael Gerald, Pharmacy, ran in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 28. Gerald explained the factors contributing to the shortage of pharmacists across the country. On Dec. 10, Hartford Courant columnist Tom Condon wrote about the shortage of pharmacists, after interviewing Gerald and a UConn pharmacy student.
An opinion piece by Kent Holsinger, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, "Evolution Answers Questions that Creationism Can't," was published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 7.
Steve Lanza, Center for Economic Analysis, was quoted in a Dec. 20 issue of The Advocate (Stamford) discussing Fairfield County's economic prospects if there is a slowdown.
Kevin McBride, Anthropology, and several students were featured in a story about their archeological digs at the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation. The NBC 30 story aired on Nov. 9.
The Hartford Courant ran an opinion piece Feb. 4 by Steve Miller, Economics, discussing the danger of tax cuts proposed by President Bush.
A reporter for NEWS12, Stamford, interviewed Kenie Mills and Helen Lucky, Stamford campus, on Jan. 23 regarding University websites and how important they are to potential students and their parents.
The Neag School of Education's successful efforts in fund raising were lauded by Education Week in the Nov. 22 issue. Brian Ibsen, NSOE director of development and Ray Neag, philanthropist were interviewed.
Fox 61 featured the Neag School of Education as recipient of a state technology grant that put laptop computers in the hands of 64 students. Richard Schwab, dean, and several students were interviewed for the feature, which ran on the10 O'Clock News on Nov. 10.
Amii Omara-Otunnu, History and UConn-ANC Partnership, gave a one-hour interview on South African national radio on policy issues affecting Africa, on Feb. 11.
A letter to the editor by Richard Parker, Law, was published in the January 2001 issue of the Atlantic Monthly. In it, he took issue with an article on the quality of the education at evangelical universities.
Betsy Pittman, Thomas R. Dodd Research Center, was interviewed by The Day (New London) for a Jan. 20 story regarding former U.S. Rep. Sam Gejdensen donating his papers to UConn's archives.
George Rawitscher, Physics, was quoted in a Jan. 17 story in The Hartford Courant regarding nuclear research in Connecticut during the mid-1900s.
Sally Reis, Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, was interviewed by The Day (New London) for a story about the state's need to reinvigorate school programs for gifted and talented students. The story ran on Dec. 7.
Richard Schwab, Neag School of Education, was interviewed by The Hartford Courant on Dec. 3 for a story about the shortage of minority teachers in the state.
Martha Stone, Law, was quoted in an article in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 24 about the Connecticut Department of Children and Families' decision to appeal a federal ruling.
Colin Tait, Law, was quoted in a Jan. 29 article in the Connecticut Law Tribune about the work of a subcommittee of the Law Revision Commission that revised the oaths administered in civil and criminal court.
Robert Whitman, Law, was quoted in a Dec. 18 article in Desktop Lawyer about legal help available on computer software and websites.
Hugh Macgill, Law, talked about the Supreme Court's role in the election on Channel 3 on Dec. 12. He also talked about the election in segments that aired on Channel 3 on Dec. 11 and Nov. 13.
Wei Li, Geography & Asian American Studies, was quoted in an article about Korean and Chinese banks in the Dec. 11 issue of Los Angeles Business Journal. She was also quoted in a Newsday article about Chinese immigration patterns that ran on Dec. 27.
David Maker, Fine Arts, was interviewed for an article in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 1 about change ringing on the carillon.
Jeffrey Ogbar, History, was quoted in an article in The Hartford Courant on Oct. 23 about the Freedom Trail.
Howard Reiter, Political Science, was quoted in a Nov. 22 Gannett News Service article about Joseph Lieberman.
Angela Rola, director of the Asian American Cultural Center, was quoted in an article about Asians who gamble during the holidays in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 23.
Coverage of the first Connecticut Innovations Technology Scholars awards, with UConn students comprising 20 of the first 40 awardees, appeared on WTIC-TV61, WTNH-TV8, New England Cable News, and in The Hartford Courant, The Day (New London), the Norwich Bulletin, and the Journal-Inquirer (Manchester).
An opinion piece by Steven Wilf, Law, about what it would take to make Connecticut the next Silicon Valley ran in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 2.