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  September 16, 2002

Activities & Achievements

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Articles & Chapters
John Abbott, English, "'Sights to Anticipate, A Taste of Paradise': Fanny Burney at Norbury Park, 1784-86," in The Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual, 13: pp. 337-71.

Howard Reiter, Political Science, "September 11 and the Prospects for Humanitarian Intervention by the U.S.," in Inger Ostrdahl, ed., Is Intervention Humanitarian? (Uppsala: Uppsala University Department of Peace and Conflict Research).

Awards & Honors
Earl MacDonald, Music, was awarded the 2002 Sammy Nestico Award in Washington, D.C., for his outstanding big band arrangement of "Friday Night at the Cadillac Club." He conducted the Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force, in a performance of his winning arrangement at Howard University.

Nitis Mukopadhyay, Statistics, was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in May. During the Institute's annual conference in June in Banff, Alberta, he received a plaque citing his outstanding contribution in sequential analysis and multi-stage sampling; path-breaking research in selection and ranking; authoritative books; exemplary editorial service; innovative teaching and advising; and exceptional dedication to preserve and celebrate statistical history through films and scientific interviews.

Kenneth Neubeck and Noel Cazenave, Sociology, received the National Forum on Poverty and Inequality's 2002 Michael Harrington Distinguished Scholarship Award in August, for their co-authored book, Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card Against America's Poor. Their book also received the Race, Gender and Class Section 2002 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award; the Marxist Sociology Section 2002 Outstanding Book Award; and the Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section 2002 Oliver Cromwell Cox Award, all at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association in August.

Richard Brown, History and Humanities Institute, delivered the Presidential Address at the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic meeting at the University of California-Berkeley, on July 13. The topic was "Microhistory and the Post-Modern Challenge." He also gave a paper on "John Farrell, Sodomite: To Hang or to Pardon?"

Marcel Dufresne, Journalism, was a panelist on "Through the School Doors," discussing investigative reporting on higher education at the National Conference of Investigative Reporters and Editors in San Francisco in June. He also moderated a workshop for educators and college students about how to conduct campus investigations.

Brinley Franklin, University Libraries, presented "Networked Electronic Services Usage Patterns at Four Academic Health Sciences Libraries" at the 75th conference of the International Federation of Library Association in Glasgow, Scotland, on Aug. 22. The paper, co-authored with Terry Plum, is published in the September 2002 issue of Performance Measurement and Metrics: The International Journal for Library and Information Services.

Many Political Science faculty and graduate students participated in the annual American Political Science Association meeting in Boston Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Betty Hanson chaired a panel on "Organizing and Participating Online; Virginia Hettinger presented "Chief Judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals, 1925 to the Present" and chaired a panel on "The Role of the Court in the Political System 'Separation of Powers' Models;" Richard Hiskes was a discussant for a panel on "The Janus Face of Technology: Promises and Pitfalls;" Jeffrey Ladewig presented "The Outsider in the U.S. Congress;" Carol Lewis chaired a panel on Ethics, Accountability and Administration; Masako Okura, graduate student, presented "What is the Color of Social Capital? Race and Contemporary Social Capital Debates;" Adrian Pantoja presented "Ich Bin Ein Latino: Sophistication, Symbolism, Heuristics and Latino Preferences in the 2000 Presidential Election," Howard Reiter was a discussant for a panel on "Donkeys versus Elephants: Party Competition Across the American Polity;" Evelyn Simien presented "Black Feminist Consciousness and its Effects on Political Behavior;" Richard Vengroff and graduate student Clemente Quinones presented "The Use of the Single Ballot in Mixed Electoral Systems;" David Yalof presented "Conservative Attitudes and Libertarian Ideologies on the Rehnquist Court: The Case of the First Amendment;" Casiano Hacker-Cardon, post-doc, was a discussant on a panel on "Multinationalism, Asymmetrical Federalism, and Democratic Governance," and chaired a panel on "Must Global Politics Constrain Democracy?"

Jim O'Neill, Family Studies, co-chaired the symposium "Gender Role Conflict Research: Empirical Studies and 20-Year Summary" and presented "Twenty Years of Gender Role Conflict Research: Summary of 130 Studies" at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Chicago. He also served as discussant for the symposium "Gender Role Conflict Scale for Adolescents: Psychometric Issues and Applications."

Stephen Sacks, Economics, presented "Discerning Patterns in Crime Data," at a conference sponsored by the U.S. Dept of Justice in Detroit on Aug. 22.

Tom Wilsted, Dodd Center, presented "Planning 21st Century Archival Facilities" at the Society of American Archivists annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 19-25.

Other Activities
Brinley Franklin, University Libraries, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the New England Library and Information Network (NELINET) Inc.

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