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  July 30, 2001

Activities and Achievements

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Articles & Chapters
Riva Berleant-Schiller, Anthropology, emerita, "Mahican-Moravian Mission Settlements and their Built Environments, 1740-1772," in Mari-Jose Amerlinck, ed., Architectural Anthropology (Westport, Conn.: Bergin & Garvey, 2001), pp. 121-44.

Larry Bowman, Political Science, "The Ramgoolam Government at Mid-Term: Prospects and Problems for Mauritian Polity," in Louis Balmond and Pierre Maurice, eds., Securité et Insecurités dans L'Hemisphère Sud (Nice: Institut du Droit de la Paix et du Développement, 2000), pp. 189-212.

Peggy Chinn, Nursing, "Where is the Nursing in Nursing Education?" editorial in Advances in Nursing Science, 23:3 (March 2001), pp. v-vi.

Edmund Dickerman and Anita Walker, History, emeriti, "The Politics of Honour: Henri IV and the Duke of Bouillon, 1602-1606," French History, 14 (December 2000): pp. 383-407.

Crawford Elder, Philosophy, "Materialism and the Mediated Causation of Behavior," Philosophical Studies, 103 (2001), pp. 165-75.

Russell Farnen, Political Science and Hartford Campus, with H. Dekker, D. German, and R. Meyenberg, eds., Democracies in Transition: Political Culture and Socialization Transformed in West and East (Oldenberg, Germany: BIS der Universität Oldenberg, 2000). The volume includes two articles by Farnen: "Political Culture and Toleration: The Threat of (Neo)Nationalism and (Neo)Racism to Democratic Civil Societies" and, with Jos D. Meloen, "Authoritarianism and Educational Content/ Style: A Cross National Survey of Students from 30 Countries."

Del Siegle, The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, "Overcoming Bias in Gifted and Talented Referrals," in Gifted Education Communicator, Summer 2001, pp. 22-5.

Boris Slepchenko, Physiology, and Felix Bronner, BioStructure and Function, "Modeling of Transcellular Transport in Rat Duodenum Points to Coexistence of Two Mechanisms of Apical Entry," American Journal of Physiology Cell Physiology 281:C (July 2001).

Jeff von Munkwitz-Smith, University Registrar, with Elizabeth Pyle, "Applying Sanctions for Non-Payment," College & University, 76.4 (Spring 2001), pp. 21-6.

David Yalof, Political Science, with S.A. Lindquist, and J.A. Clark, "The Impact of Presidential Appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court: Cohesive and Divisive Voting within Presidential Blocs," Political Research Quarterly, 53/4 (December 2000), pp. 795-814.

Awards & Honors
Kirklyn Kerr, Agriculture & Natural Resources, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of West Virginia, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences, in May. The award recognizes his distinguished service to his profession and to the universities he has served. Kerr, dean of the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, director of the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station, and director of the Connecticut Cooperative Extension System, has also served as a faculty member and administrator at Texas A&M, Ohio State, and Louisiana State Universities.

Carolyn D'Avanzo, Nursing, and M. Naegle, Substance Abuse: Strategies for Advanced Practice Nurses (New York: Prentice-Hall, 2001).

Barbara Dicks, Social Work, ed., HIV/AIDS and Children in the English Speaking Caribbean, (New York: The Haworth Press Inc., 2001).

Elizabeth Anderson, Nursing, has been appointed to the editorial board of Nursing Research.

Cheryl Beck, Nursing, presented "Releasing the Pause Button: Mothering Multiples in the First Year of Life," at the annual scientific sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society in Atlantic City, N.J., on April 2-3. During the same event, she also presented "Meta-Synthesis: Implications for Nursing Practice" and, with Robert Gable, Educational Psychology, emeritus, "Further Validation of the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale." Beck also presented "Postpartum Depression: Impact on Babies" and "New Scales for the Measurement of Postpartum Depression" at a conference on Postpartum and Maternal Depression: What's at Stake? in Long Island, N.Y. in April.

Mark Boyer, Political Science, and Tara Lavallee, Political Science, doctoral student, presented "Live Globally, Consume Locally? Relocalization in the Age of Globalization" at the International Studies Association meeting in Chicago on Feb. 20-24. Other Political Science faculty and graduate students who presented at that meeting were: Elizabeth Hanson, "Globalization, Ine-quality, and the Internet in India;" Marc O'Reilly, doctoral student, "Upheavals, Indignities and the Loss of Great Power Influence: The United States and the Persian Gulf, 1972-81;" Jennifer Sterling-Folker, "Realism and the Constructivist Challenge: Rejecting, Reconstructing, or Rereading;" and Kimberly Weir, doctoral student, "Does NGO Spell 'No Gender Opportunities?' The Effects of NGOs on Women's Development in Lesser Developed Countries."

Karyl Burns, Nursing, presented a poster session on "Strategies to Enhance Patient Outcomes After Coronary Bypass Surgery," at the annual scientific sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society in Atlantic City, N.J., on April 2-3.

Penelope Foster, Political Science, doctoral student, presented "Tolerance, Toleration and the Public/Private Dichotomy," at the Southwestern Political Science Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 16.

Deb McDonald, Nursing, with C. Tafas, E. Patiraki, and C. Lemonidou, presented "A Description of Cancer Patients' Pain and Nurses' Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Pain management in Greece," at the sixth National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 10.

Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh presented a paper, "What Do Social Movement Leaders Do? 'Framing' Processes during Poland's First Solidarity Congress," at the Western Political Science Association meeting in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 14-17.

Professional Societies
Cheryl Beck, Nursing, has been elected to the executive board of the Marce Society, International Society for Psychiatric Disorders of Childbearing.

Professional Organizations
Jeff von Munkwitz-Smith, University Registrar, was elected president of CUMREC: The Higher Education Administrative Technology Conference, an Educause affiliate, for the period May 2001 to May 2002.

Other Activities
Nancy LaFleur, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student, has been awarded a research grant by the Sigma Xi Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research, in support of her project, "Interactions of Invasive Species in an Avian Seed Dispersal System".

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