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  February 11, 2002

Activities & Achievements

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Articles & Chapters
Donald Baxter, Philosophy, "Leibniz on Contingent Conceptual Truths in the Arnauld Correspondence," Studia Leibnitiana, 32.2 (2000), pp. 191-214.

Margaret Gilbert, Philosophy, "Collective Preferences, Obligations, and Rational Choice," Economics and Philosophy (2001), pp. 109-19.

Joel Kupperman, Philosophy, "Naturalness Revisited," in Bryan Van Norden, ed., Confucius and the Analects. New Essays (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 39-52.

William Guthrie Sayen, History, "'A Compleat Gentleman': Congress's 'Partiallity' for George Washington in 1775," in Ethan Fishman, William Pederson, and Mark Rozell, eds., George Washington: Foundation of Presidential Leadership and Character (2001), pp. 209-17.

Del Siegle, Educational Psychology, with Theresa Foster, "Effects of Laptop Computers with Multimedia and Presentation Software on Student Achievement in Anatomy and Physiology," Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 34 (2001), pp. 29-37.

Awards & Honors
Richard Clark, Nutritional Sciences, has been chosen as one of two Northeast region recipients of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Agriculture Services Excellence in Teaching Award. Nominees are evaluated on their ability as classroom teachers, use of innovative teaching methodology, services to students and their profession and scholarship. Clark received a $2,000 stipend to be used for teaching at the university.

Kishore Guda, Center for Molecular Medicine, won first prize for his abstract, "Defective Processing in TGF-B1 in Azoxymethane-induced Mouse Colon Tumors," at the Northeast Chapter of the Society of Toxicology meeting in Boston. He has also been invited to give an oral presentation of his research at the society's annual meeting to be held in Nashville.

Allen Ward, History, emeritus, received AbleMedia's annual Gold Chalice Award for his submission "The Movie 'Gladiator' in Historical Perspective," published by Classics Technology Center on the web at

Diana Meyers, Philosophy, Gender in the Mirror: Cultural Imagery and Women's Agency (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002).

Arthur Abramson, Linguistics, presented a paper, "Phonation Types in Suai," with Theraphan Luangthongkum at the 142nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dec. 3-7.

Eldridge Adams, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, presented an invited symposium paper, "Colony Behavior and Population Dynamics of the Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta," at the national meetings of the Entomological Society of America Dec. 9-12, in San Diego, Calif. Other Ecology & Evolutionary Biology faculty also participated in the meetings: David Wagner, exhibited a poster, "The Lepidoptera of La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica;" Chris Simon gave a plenary talk, "Molecular Clocks, Geology, and the Origin of New Zealand Cicadas;" and Stephen Trumbo, presented "Effects of Juvenile Hormone on Survival and Reproductive Readiness in Burying Beetles." Derek Sikes, graduate student, gave an invited lecture to the Coleopterists' Society on "Burying Beetle Systematics: From Carrion Traps to Computers." Gale Ridge-O'Connor, graduate student, gave an invited talk at the heteropterists' informal conference, on "The Internal Thoracic Skeletal Structures of Heteroptera."

Austen Clark, Philosophy, gave two invited talks at the cognitive science program at Cornell University on Nov. 29-30.

Javier Morales-Ortiz, Political Science, doctoral student, presented "Regionalization and Globalization of Trade in South Asia," at the Northeastern Political Science Association and International Studies Association joint annual meeting in Philadelphia on Nov. 9.

Jenifer Nadeau, Animal Science, gave a lecture on equine nutrition at the University of New Hampshire on Nov. 28.

Gary Powell, Management, presented a competitive paper, "Gender and Managerial Stereotypes: Have the Times Changed?" at the 2001 Decision Sciences Institute Meeting in San Francisco in November.

Howard Reiter, Political Science, gave a lecture on "September 11 and the Prospects for Humanitarian Intervention by the U.S.," as part of a one-day symposium, "Is Intervention Humanitarian," on Nov. 15 at Uppsala University in Sweden.

Steve Zinn, Animal Science, gave a presentation on "Growth and Lactation of Cattle and Pigs," at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa, on Nov. 8.

Professional Societies
Kent Holsinger, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, has been elected President of the American Genetics Association, a national professional association dedicated to the study of genetics. His duties will include organizing the national meeting for 2003.

Henry Krisch, Political Science, emeritus, has been invited to join the editorial advisory board of the British-based cyber-journal, Modern German Studies Online.

Carole Mensing, Diabetes Self-Management Education Program, Health Center, was recently elected vice president of Health Care and Education for the American Diabetes Association.

Other Activities
Judith Meyers, Child Health & Development, Health Center, was named president and chief executive officer of the Children's Fund of Connecticut. The fund is a public charitable foundation focused on community-based primary and preventive health care initiatives for children.

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