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    April 22, 2002

Activities and Achievements


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Carmine Centrella has been named deputy fire chief at the Health Center.

Jeffrey Geoghegan has been appointed director of the Health Center's Department of Fiscal Services. A certified public accountant, he joins the Health Center from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Ramadan Sha'afi has been named chair of the Department of Pharmacology.

Paul Tulikangas, a specialist in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and female urine incontinence, has joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Pulkit Vigg, Food and Nutrition Services, has been appointed food court manager at the Health Center.

Articles & Chapters
Lynn Bloom, English, "Once More to the Essay: The Essay Canon and Composition Textbooks," Symplok, 8.1-2 (2000) pp. 20-35; "Writing and Cooking, Cooking and Writing," in Sherrie Inness, ed., Pilaf, Pozole, and Pad Thai: American Women and Ethnic Food, (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001) pp. 69-83; and "Adolescence and Life Writing" and "Celebrity Autobiography," in Margaretta Jolly, ed., Encyclopedia of Life Writing, 1 (London: Fitzroy and Dearborn, 2001) pp. 6-7 and pp.188-9.

Stuart J. Brown, Student Affairs, with Gary Malaney, "How NASPA Members Use the Internet," NASPA Journal, 38.3 (Spring 2001) pp. 302-5.

Austen Clark, Philosophy, "Some Logical Features of Feature Integration," pp. 3-20, and "Phenomenal Consciousness So-Called," pp.405-22 in Neuronal Coding of Perceptual Systems, Werner Backhaus, ed., 9 (New Jersey: World Scientific, Series on Biophysics and Biocybernetics, 2001).

Sean Colin, Marine Sciences, and John H. Costello, "Morphology, Swimming Performance and Propulsive Mode of Six Co-Occurring Hydromedusae," The Journal of Experimental Biology, 205 (2002) pp. 427-37.

Kristine Nowak, Communication Sciences, and F. Biocca, "Plugging Your Body into the Telecommunication System: Mediated Embodiment, Media Interfaces, and Social Virtual Environments," in D. Atkin and C. Lin, eds., Communication Technology and Society, (Cresskill, New Jersey: Hampton Press, 2002), pp. 409-46.

Mark Robbins, Political Science, with William Duncombe and Douglas Wolf, "Retire to Where? A Discrete Choice Model of Residential Location," International Journal of Population Geography, 7.2 (2001) pp.281-93.

Del Siegle, Educational Psychology, "Encouraging Online Bulletin Board Participation," Academic Exchange Quarterly, 6.1 (2002) pp. 120-6.

Robert Stephens, African-American Studies, "Matters of Music and Style: An African-American Perspective," World Music and Music Education: Facing the Issues, Bennett Reimer, ed. (The National Association for Music Education: February 2002) p. 91.

Ronald Taylor, Sociology, "Subcultures and Counter-Cultures," Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics,Raj Mesthrie, ed. (London & Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, 2002.)

Awards & Honors
Holger Hansen, Community Medicine and Health Care, was honored at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine with the ATPM Special Recognition Award for his "outstanding contributions to graduate public health education and advocacy for preventive medicine."

Bruce Koeppen, Medicine, received the 2002 Frances M. Maitlen-PACME award as the chair of the American Association of Medical Colleges committee that authored "CME: A New Vision of the Professional Development of Physicians." He received the award during a ceremony held in February.

e Landscape Department received a certificate of merit from the Mansfield Beautification Committee for its beautiful and unusual displays around the Storrs campus in 2001. The American Association of University Professors at 1875 Storrs Road also received a certificate of merit for its selection of plants and maintenance of its garden.

Mary Lyons, Marine Sciences, graduate student, was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2002-2005.

WHUS Radio has received a "Best of Hartford" Award as the #1 College Radio Station from the Hartford Advocate. Awards are based on ballots mailed in by readers and through online voting. The station was honored during a ceremony at the Bushnell April 3.

Richard Bleiler, Homer Babbidge Library, with Terry Plum, User Authentication (Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Services, 2001).

Jennifer Sterling-Folker, Political Science, Theories of International Cooperation and the Primacy of Anarchy: Explaining U.S. International Monetary Policy-Making after Bretton Woods (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002).

Ronald Taylor, Sociology, Minority Families in the United States: A Multicultural Perspective (third edition), (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2002).

David Yalof and Kenneth Dautrich, both of Political Science, The First Amendment and the Media in the Court of Public Opinion (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Austen Clark, Philosophy, gave an invited talk on "Feature-Placing," at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris on March 8. He also gave two talks, one a seminar on color vision, one on visual awareness, at the University of Quebec in Montreal on Feb. 14, and a talk on "Phenomenal Consciousness" at Concordia University in Montreal on Feb. 15.

Brian Cremins, English, doctoral student, presented "Why Have You Allowed Me to See You Without Your Mask: Captain American #133 and the Great American (Protest) Novel," at the Popular Culture Association Conference in Toronto, Canada, on March 14. The essay will also appear in the upcoming issue of The International Journal of Comic Art, 4.1 (Spring 2002). He also presented "Oscar Micheaux, Charles Chesnutt, and the 'Historical Novel'," at a conference on The Problem of Race sponsored by the W.E.B. DuBois Graduate Society at Harvard University on April 6.

Ronald Mallett, Physics, presented a lecture on his theories of time travel at the Museum of Science in Boston on April 5.

Diana Tietjens Meyers, Philosophy, gave an invited paper, "The Personal, the Political, and Psycho-Corporeal Identity," at a conference honoring the distinguished feminist philosopher Sandra Bartky on Feb. 2.

David Ouimette and Jonathan Chin, both of First Year Programs, presented "Using Web-Based Technology to Enhance First Year Experience Programs," at the 21st Annual National Conference on the First-Year Experience in Kissimmee, Fla., on Feb. 17.

Howard Reiter, Political Science, gave lectures on the U.S. presidential nominating process to the comparative politics department at the University of Bergen, Norway, on Feb. 27 and to the political science faculty at the University of Oslo on Feb. 28.

G. Mitchell Saba, University Information Technology Services, presented "A Model for Open Source & System Administration," at the SANS 2002 conference in Orlando, Fla., on April 6.

Nancy Sheehan, Student Health Services, presented "Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes in the College Setting," at Preventive Medicine 2002, the annual meeting of the American College of Preventive Medicine, on Feb. 24.

William Snyder, Linguistics, presented a keynote address, "Parameters: The View from Child Language," at the third annual Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, in Tokyo, Japan, on March 16.

Other Activities
Nehama Aschkenasy was scholar in residence at a women's retreat sponsored by a consortium of several women's organizations in the Midwest, in Kansas City Feb. 22-24.

Austen Clark, Philosophy, served as one of three external reviewers for the Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C.

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