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  July 22, 2002

Activities and Achievements

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Articles & Chapters
Dave Bretthauer, University Libraries, "Open Source Software: A History," Information Technology and Libraries, 21.1 (2002) pp. 3-10.

Preston Britner, Family Studies, and D. Mossler, "Professionals' Decision-Making about Out-of-Home Placements Following Instances of Child Physical Abuse," Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 26.4 (2002) pp. 317-32.

Paul Meyer, Modern & Classical Languages, emeritus, "Frederick II Judged by the German Historians since 1945," in the French Festschrift Science, Music and Enlightenment (International Center for the Enlightenment, Ferney-Voltaire, 2002) pp. 467-73.

Matthew Opel, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, doctoral student, "Conophytum Leaf Structure" and "Chromosome Numbers of Conophytum and Related Genera," in Steven Hammer et al. Dumpling and His Wife: New Views of the Genus Conophytum, (Norwich, England: EAE Creative Color Ltd., 2002) pp. 300-21 and 332-40.

Kimberly Weir, Political Science, doctoral student, "The Waning of State Sovereignty," in John T. Rourke, ed., Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in World Politics (10th edition), (Guilford, Conn.: McGraw Hill/Dushkin, 2002).

Awards & Honors
Elizabeth Hanson, Political Science, was named "Best Professor on Campus" in a poll conducted among students by the student newspaper, The Daily Campus.

Sarah Kiernan, Physical Therapy, graduating master's student, has been awarded the Mary McMillan Scholarship Award, an award presented annually by the American Physical Therapy Association to deserving students of superior scholastic ability and potential for future professional contribution.

The University Libraries website, Arctic Circle, received a 2002 Golden Web Award. The site's webmaster is Norman Chance, Anthropology, emeritus. The site, used by more than one million students from around the world, was also the focus of a brief article in the American Association for the Advancement of Science magazine Science, last November.

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).

Donald Baxter, Philosophy, gave an invited paper, "Altruism, Grief, and Identity" at Virginia Commonwealth University on March 21. The paper grew out of a presentation at a UConn Humanities Institute luncheon on Feb. 26.

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.

David Cournoyer, Catherine Havens and Cheryl Parks, Social Work, presented "An Organizational/Instructional Development Approach to Continuous Evaluation of Social Work Education," at the Council on Social Work Education annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 24-27.

Michie Hesselbrock, Social Work, with Victor Hesselbrock presented "Genetics of Suicidality," at the National Institute of Mental Health Conference on Suicide in Bethesda, Md., March 19.

Donald H. Crosby, Modern & Classical Languages, emeritus, lectured on "Origins of Originality: Richard Wagner and the German Cultural Tradition" in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 14. The lecture was sponsored by the Richard Wagner Society.

Carol Lewis, Political Science, conducted a seminar on public service ethics attended by senior federal managers during a program sponsored by the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 20.

W.R. Madych, Mathematics spoke on "Sampling Theory of Band Limited Functions, Complete Interpolating Sequences and Splines," at the approximation theory seminar at Texas A&M University on March 19.

Kathleen Moore, Political Science, delivered an invited lecture, "Presenting and Representing Islam," at the University of Texas-Austin and at Duke University in March.

Cheryl Parks and Michie Hesselbrock, Social Work, with Victor Hesselbrock and Bernie Segal presented "Getting into Treatment: Gender Differences in Accessing Treatment Among Alcohol-Dependent Alaska Natives," at the Society for Social Work Research annual conference in San Diego, Calif., Jan. 17-20. Parks and Hesselbrock were also part of a training team in a workshop on "Training Models for Social Workers on Alcoholism" at the University of Texas-Austin, March 27-28.

Howard Reiter, Political Science, presented a talk on "Factionalism in the Major Parties in the United States" at Uppsala University, Sweden, on Feb. 11. He also presented "Trends in U.S. Politics" to the division of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs that deals with the North and South America on Feb. 15 in Stockholm.

Kimberly Weir, Political Science, doctoral student, conducted a workshop on "Teaching Negotiation over the Internet," in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 17-20. The workshop instructed Russian professors on using the ICONS-based computer simulation, as well as interactive teaching techniques and problem-based learning models in their classes.

Other Activities
Ron Blei, Mathematics was a visiting fellow for the month of March at the Mittag-Leffler Institute in Sweden.

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