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October 1, 2001

Activities and Achievements

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Timothy Chartier has joined the Dermatology Department at the Health Center as a member of the clinical dermatology and dermatologic surgery faculty. He was previously a Mohs Surgery fellow at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Articles & Chapters
Martha Humphries Ginn, Political Science, Susan Haire, and Donald Songer, "The Voting Behavior of Clinton's Courts of Appeals Appointees," Judicature, 84.5 (March 2001), pp. 274-81.

Michael Magala, Political Science, doctoral student, and Richard Vengroff, Political Science, "Democratic Reform, Transition and Consolidation: Evidence from Senegal's 2000 Presidential Election," Journal of Modern African Studies, 39.1 (Spring 2001), pp. 129-62.

Imanuel Wexler, Economics, emeritus, "The Marshall Plan in Economic Perspective: Goals and Accomplishments," in Martin Schain (ed), The Marshall Plan: Fifty Years After (2001), pp.147-52.

Awards & Honors
Kenneth Demars, Civil & Environmental Engineering, was honored by the American Society of Testing Materials with a 2001 Award of Merit. Demars received the award for his many years of service to the Society's technical standards-writing committee on soil and rock.

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

Russell Farnen, Political Science, et. al., Tolerance in Transition (Oldenburg, Germany: University of Oldenburg Press, 2001).

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

Julianne Wayne, Social Work, and Carol Cohen, Group Work Education in the Field (Alexandria, Va.: Council on Social Work Education, 2001).

Clinton Sanders, Sociology, is now associate editor for the journal Society and Animals.

Thomas Brewer, Nursing, John Szarlan, Counseling, and John Sears, Residential Life, presented "Community Adjustment and Academic Success" at the International First-Year Experience Conference in Honolulu, July 9-13.

Richard Clark, Center for Survey Research & Analysis, and Zsolt Nyiri, Political Science, doctoral student, presented a paper, "Web Survey Design: Comparing a Multi-Screen to a Single Screen Survey," at the American Association for Public Opinion Research Conference, Montreal, Canada, on May 19.

Brinley Franklin, University Libraries, presented "Academic Research Library Support of Sponsored Research in the United States" at the Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services on Aug. 15.

Richard Hiskes, Political Science, presented "Emergent Citizens: Democratic Faithfulness and the Politics of Risk" at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in San Francisco, Aug. 27-Sept. 1. Also at that meeting, Michael Magala, doctoral student, presented "Economic Reforms, Democratic Values and Support for Free Market Values: The Case of Senegal;" and Howard Reiter, Political Science, presented "Democratic and Republican Factionalism in the Age of Divided Government."

Beverly Koerner, Nursing, and Diane Larochelle presented a peer-reviewed research paper at the International Congress of Nursing Quadrennial Congress, in Copenhagen, Denmark, in June.

James O'Neil, Family Studies, chaired two symposia and gave two papers at the American Psychological Association convention in San Francisco, Aug. 24-28. The symposia were on: "Four Theoretical Perspectives on Men and Masculinity: Research-Practice Implications" and "Gender Role Conflict Research: Testing New Constructs and Dimensions Empirically." The papers were: "Summarizing Gender Role Conflict Theory and Research: Therapeutic and Empirical Implications" and "Mentoring Sources of Variance: Concepts for Improving Graduate Psychology Programs."

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.

Bethany Silver, Educational Psychology, Smith, Everett, and Scott Brown, Educational Psychology, presented a paper on Latent Support for Memory Beliefs: IRT and Structural Item Examination at the American Psychological Association Conference, in San Francisco, Calif., in August.

Other Activities
At "Phonons 2001," the 10th triennial International Conference on Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter, a special award -- regularly given to prominent contributors to the field -- was named the Klemens Award, to honor the work of Paul Klemens, physics, emeritus. Klemens himself received the award in 1986. The 10th Conference was held at Dartmouth in August.

Klemens is a specialist on phonons and related topics in solid state physics.

Amii Omara-Otunnu, History and UConn-ANC Partnership, was a discussant at a special sessions of the United Nations Security Council on regional approaches to conflict management in Africa in New York City on Aug. 8.

Jonathan Raddatz, Social Work, has been appointed program committee chair for the 27th National Eligibility Workers Association Training Conference in Spokane, Wash.