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  February 26, 2001

Activities & Achievements

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Ellen Ball has been appointed assistant vice president for corporate and foundation relations for the University of Connecticut Foundation. She joined the Foundation Feb. 19 from Tulane University Health Sciences Center.

Leo Lefrancois has been named chief of the newly formed Division of Immunology in the Department of Medicine at the Health Center. Administrative coordinator for the division is Sue Roman.

Articles & Chapters
Cheryl Beck, Nursing, "Trends in Nursing Education Since 1976," MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 25.6 (2000), pp. 290-4; "The Experience of Choosing Nursing as a Career," Journal of Nursing Education, 39.7 (2000), pp. 320-2.

Olga Church, Nursing, and S. Storti, "Developing Common Ground," in D.B. Cooper, ed., Alcohol Use: The Handbook, (Oxford, England: Radcliffe Medical Press, 2000).

Henry Krisch, Political Science, emeritus, "'Original Sin or Working Class Unity?' Conflicting nterpretations of the SED," in Peter Barker, ed., The GDR and Its History: Rückblick und Revision (Amsterdam: Rodolpi, 2000).

Patricia Neafsey, Nursing, and Z. Strickler, "Communication Design for Preventive Health Care: Preventing Drug Interactions in Older Adults," Proceedings of the Politecnico di Milano Design and Research Conference (Milan, Italy: May 2000).

Linda Pescatello, Allied Health, published, "Exercising for Health: The Merits of Lifestyle Physical Activity," in the Western Journal of Medicine 174 (2001), pp. 114-18.

L.A. Price & Stan Shaw, Educational Psychology, "Adult Education and Learning Disabilities," Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 23.2 (2000), pp. 187-204.

Poems by Joan Seliger Sidney, English and Center for Judaic Studies & Contemporary Jewish Life, have been published recently in Points of Contact: Disability, Art, and Culture (University of Michigan Press), Exquisite Reaction (Andrew Mountain Press), and The Contemporary Review.

Awards & Honors
Joan Seliger Sidney, English and Center for Judaic Studies & Contemporary Jewish Life, was October's featured poet in the Cheney Mills Poetry Series.

Elizabeth Anderson, Nursing, was named to the editorial review board for Advances in Nursing Science in the fall.

Dipak Dey, Statistics, presented invited talks on: "Statistical Analysis of Shapes" at the University of Leeds, U.K., on Dec. 12 and " Regression Analysis Under Skew Elliptical Error Distributions" at the University of Southampton , U.K., on Dec. 14. He also gave invited presentations at two international symposia in Calcutta and Delhi, India, in January.

Stephen Miller, Economics, and Yongil Jeon, presented "Comparing Korean National and Regional Bank and Foreign Bank Performance During the Asian Financial Crisis," in the Korea-America Economic Association sessions at the Allied Social Science Association meeting in New Orleans in January.

Linda Pescatello, Allied Health, presented "Heart Health", to the Wethersfield AARP Chapter #1222 on Feb. 12.

Clinton Sanders, Sociology, presented a paper on "The Family Dog: How Caretakers Understand their Canine Companions" at the Symposium on Technology, Zoos of the Future, and Lessons for Toy Design, organized by the MIT Media Laboratory, on Jan. 17.

Sally Scott, Educational Psychology, & E. Manglitz, "Foreign Language Learning: A Process for Broadening Access," Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 14.1 (2000), pp. 23-37.

Sally Scott and Stan Shaw, both of Educational Psychology, presented "Ensuring Access to Higher Education through Effective Instruction," at the Council for Learning Disabilities International Conference, Austin, Texas, in October. Shaw also presented invited colloquia on "Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities" and "Eligibility for Services" at the University of South Florida, in Tampa, in January.

D.D. Deshler, E. Kozleski, E. Meyen, N. Miller, and Stan Shaw, Educational Psychology, presented "Who are We Training and What are We Training Them to Do?" at a meeting of the Personnel Preparation Project Directors, Office for Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., in February. At the same meeting, Shaw also gave an invited presentation with D. Edyburn on "Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education."

Joan Seliger Sidney, English and Center for Judaic Studies & Contemporary Jewish Life, led a poetry workshop at the Center for Learning in Retirement in November.

Professional Societies
Donald Leu, Neag Chair in Literacy and Technology, Curriculum & Instruction/ Educational Psychology, recently served on the Reading Research Quarterly, editor selection committee of the International Reading Association.

Other Activities
Laura Barrera, Health Center: Area Health Education Centers, has been appointed to the Advisory Commission on Multicultural Health by Speaker of the House Moira K. Lyons. The Commission will advise the Connecticut Department of Public Health Program. Its mission is to eliminate disparities in health status among the state's cultural and ethnic communities and the overall improvement of the health of state residents.

Patricia Neafsey, Nursing, produced a computer-assisted instructional program, A Pharmacokinetics Primer v. 2.0 (Windows 98 CD-ROM).