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  April 30, 2001

Activities & Achievements

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Articles & Chapters
Edna Comer, Social Work, with Kathryn Kramer and Kermit Nash, "Augmenting Traditional Health Care through Mutual Assistance Groups for Families," in S. Logan and E. Freeman, eds., Health Care in the Black Community: Empowerment, Knowledge, Skills, and Collectivism (New York: Haworth Press Inc., 2000). pp. 215-28.

Richard Langlois, Economics, with Edward Steinmueller, "Strategy and Circumstance: the Response of American Firms to Japanese Competition in Semiconductors, 1980-1995," Strategic Management Journal 21 (November 2000), pp. 1163-73, and "Knowledge, Consumption, and Endogenous Growth," Journal of Evolutionary Economics 11.1 (January 2001), pp. 77-93.

Teresa Vergara, History, doctoral student, "Artesanos y Sirvientas. El papel de los hombres y las mujeres indigenas en la economia limena (siglo xvii)," Narda Enriquez, ed., El Hechizo de las Imagenes. Estatus social, genero y etnicidad en la historia peruana, (Lima: Fondo Editorial Pontificia Universidad Catolica, 2000), pp. 35-56.

Awards & Honors
Sandra Bellantonio, Center on Aging, has won the Research Award from Connecticut Community Care Inc. for her work in the field of geriatric medicine, particularly in the study of Alzheimer's disease. CCCI is a private, non-profit care management organization that works through the Department of Social Services Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders.

Arthur Abramson, Linguistics, emeritus, presented "Acoustic and Auditory Correlates in Speech Perception," at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, on March 7.

Shelley Cudiner and Nancy Gillies, Jeremy Richard Library, Stamford Campus, and Rudy Witthus, Homer Babbidge Library, presented "Art, History, Seaweed: Creating Digital Collections" at the Connecticut Library Association annual conference in Waterbury on April 10.

Donald Leu, John & Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology, delivered two invited addresses, "New Literacies for New Times: Rethinking Classroom Reading and Writing Instruction with the Internet" and "The Miss Rumphius Effect: Five Easy Steps to Integrate the Internet into Your Reading and Writing Classroom," at the Iowa State Reading Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 6.

Professional Societies
Lawrence Armstrong, Kinesiology, has been appointed to a subcommittee of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, in Washington, D.C. This group will design the nutrient content of an emergency ration for refugees and famine victims. U.S. military personnel will distribute these food bars throughout the world during humanitarian missions.

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