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  September 17, 2001

Activities and Achievements

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Richard Peer has been named director of patient financial services at John Dempsey Hospital. He was previously director of patient accounts at Natchaug Hospital.

Kathleen Reznik has been appointed director of the Food and Nutrition Services Department at the Health Center. She previously served as director of food and nutrition at Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge, Mass.

Ursula Steadman has joined Obstetrics & Gynecology, UConn Health Partners. Prior to joining the Health Center she had a private practice in Torrington.

Joyce Tinsley has joined the Department of Pyschiatry at the Health Center and will serve as training director of the Integrated Residency Training Program and head of the Hospital and Ambulatory Psychiatric Consultation/Liaison Service. She was previously an associate professor at the Mayo Medical School.

Articles & Chapters
Peggy Chinn, Nursing, "Toward a Theory of Nursing Art," in N. Chaska, ed., The Nursing Profession: Tomorrow and Beyond, (Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2001), pp. 287-97.

Frederick Roden, English, "Medieval Religion, Victorian Homosexualities" in Prose Studies, 23.2 (2000): pp. 115-30. The journal issue appeared simultaneously as Medievalism and the Quest for the "Real" Middle Ages, ed. Clare Simmons (London: Frank Cass, 2001).

Awards & Honors
A study by Michael Lubatkin, Management, and Rikard Larsson, "Determinants of Achieved Acculturation: A Case Survey Study," received the 'Carolyn Dexter Award' for the best paper presented at the 2001 Academy of Management Meetings that dealt with an international topic. The Academy meetings took place in Washington, D.C., in August.

Joseph Glaz, Statistics, Joseph Naus and Sylvan Wallenstein, Scan Statistics (New York: Springer-Verlag, 2001).

Kim Eddleston, graduate student, Management, presented "Universal RaceCars, AG: An Experiential Exercise," co-authored with John Veiga, Management, and David Palmer and Rowena Ortiz-Walters, graduate students, Management, at the Eastern Academy of Management International Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica, on June 17-21. At the same conference, Eddleston also presented "Information and Effort Exchange in Multi-Cultural Teams: Cultural Diversity's Impact on Team Member Exchange and Performance," co-authored with Ortiz-Walters; and Kathleen Dechant, Management, presented "Arab Women Entrepreneurs: Oxymoron or Emerging Reality?"

Lucy Gilson and Deborah Kidder, Management, presented "The Influence of Conflict on Cross-Cultural Self-Managed Teams: A Case Study of a U.S. MBA Integration Project Assignment," at the International Association of Conflict Management conference in Paris, France, in June.

Beverly Koerner, Nursing, presented "End of Life Decision Making for Chronic Disease Ventilator Dependent Patients," at the I nternational Congress of Nursing quadrennial congress in Denmark in June.

Yan Ling, graduate student, Management, presented "Altruism and Family Agents' Opportunistic Behaviors in Family Firms," at the European Group for Organizational Studies 17th Colloquium in Lyon, France, in July.

Michael Lubatkin, Management, presented "Toward a Theory of Agency and Altruism in Family Firms," with Richard Dino, Management, & served as convenor for the "An Odyssey in Family Firm Dynamics" session at the European Group for Organizational Studies' 17th Colloquium in Lyon, France, in July.

Usha Palaniswamy, Allied Health and Asian American Studies, presented "Vegetarianism and Human Health" at the 98th Annual Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science in Sacramento, Calif., July 22-25.

Frederick Roden, English, presented "For the Love of Mary: Devotional Homoerotics in Victorian Women Writers" at a conference on "Locating the Victorians" held in London, U.K., on July 15.

Stephen Sacks, Economics, presented "Allocating Security Resources in Schools," at a conference sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, in San Diego, Calif., on June 19; and "Data Analysis for Problem Solving," at a conference on School Safety sponsored by the COPS Office of the National Institute of Justice, Kansas City, on July 10.

Thomas Suits, Modern & Classical Languages, emeritus, presented three lectures on Latin literature of the Empire at the Classical Association of New England's 19th Annual Summer Institute held at Dartmouth College, from July 5 to 13

Philip Yeagle, Molecular & Cell Biology, gave a n invited symposium talk: "An Alternative Approach to the Structure of G-protein Coupled Receptors by NMR" at a conference: "G-protein Coupled Receptors: Taking Receptors from Orphans to Drugs" at Scottsdale, Ariz., in June.

Maria-Luz Daza Samper, Labor Education, presented "Trends in Union Organizing" for the Celebration of Labor, Enfield, Conn. March 7, 2001.

Professional Societies
Clinton Sanders, Sociology, has been elected to the ordinary council of the International Society for Anthrozoology.

Other Activities
Norman Garrick, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Connecticut Transportation Institute, has been appointed as a representative to the Transportation Investment Area Board for I-91 in Connecticut.

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