Activities and Achievements
Sherryll Margiotta has been named associate vice president of finance at the Health Center. She joins UConn from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
David Martel has joined University Communications as manager of marketing communications. He previously worked at the Roper Center.
Mary Rydingsward has been named manager, Grants and Contracts, at the Health Center. She joins UConn from the state's Judicial Branch, where she was responsible for grants management.
Robert Snyder has been appointed associate
director for community relations at the Stamford campus, where he
will be responsible for expanding community outreach and developing
and coordinating internal and external communications. He joins UConn
from the Archdiocese of Hartford, where he was director of migration
and refugee services. He previously served in the U.S. Air Force.
David Walker, Political Science, "New Federalism III: A Reformed System in the Making," International Journal of Public Administration, 24 (January 2001), pp 16-23.
Hongjie Wang, Lyman Maynard Stowe Library,
"Academic Mentorship: An Effective Professional Development
Strategy for Medical Reference Librarians," inMedical Reference
Services Quarterly, 20.2 (Summer 2001), pp. 23-31.
David Papermaster, Neuroscience, received the
2001 Friedenwald Award from the Association for Research in Vision
and Ophthalmology at its annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale. The award
is the most prestigious the society offers and is given for
exceptional contributions to vision research.
Nick Bellantoni, Anthropology and State Archaeologist, presented "The Exhumation of Henry Opukahaia," at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut on April 28.
Eric Carlson, English, emeritus, read an invited paper on "The Frogpondian War: Poe and Emerson," at the American Literature Association conference in Cambridge, Mass., on May 26.
Amy Kenefick, Nursing, presented "Making Decisions About the Nursing Home Resident with Pain," at the annual scientific session of the Eastern Nursing Research Society in Atlantic City, N.J., in April.
Robert Kozol, Health Center Chief of Staff, delivered the presidential address for the Association of Veterans Administration Surgeons meeting in Atlanta, Ga., in May. Dr. Kozol was elected president of the association in 2000.
Cathy Malley, Bethel Extension Center, presented a workshop on "Children and School Success: What Parents Should Know," at the 21st Century Families Conference in Little Rock, Ark., on May 1-3. At the same conference, Annette FitzGerald, Litchfield Extension Center, and Paul Kindall, Center for Parent Education, presented a seminar on "Co-Parenting and Divorce: A Model Parent Education Program"; FitzGerald and Rosemarie Syme, Tolland Extension Center, gave a presentation titled "LifeSmarts: Internet-Based Consumer Education"; and Cheryl Czuba, Middlesex Extension Center, gave a presentation on "Building Communities: The People Empowering People Program".
Patricia Neafsey, Nursing, and Z. Strickler, presented "Beyond Deconstruction: Addressing Conflicts Between Graphic Design Culture and the Needs of Older Adults," at an International conference on inclusive design and communications at the Royal College of Art, London, in April. Neafsey and Strickler also presented, with J. Shellman, "Delivery of Health Information to Active Older Adults via Touchscreen Equipped Laptops," at the annual scientific sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society in Atlantic City, N.J. in April.
Elizabeth Polifroni, Nursing, with M.L. Welch and
S. LaCourrisierre, presented "Hearing Our Patients'
Voices" at the annual scientific sessions of the Eastern Nursing
Research Society in Atlantic City, N.J. on April 2.
Paul Davern, Hospital Administration, has been elected vice president of the Farmington Chamber of Commerce for 2001-2002.
Nena Krechko, Dining Services, was one of nine
members of the ACUHOI/NACUFS Food Service Management Internship
Committee that met recently at UConn to review application for food
service internships at host schools. To serve on the national
committee, a person must be recommended, accepted, and voted on by