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  October 7, 2002

Activities & Achievements

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Dr. Peter Autenried has been appointed director of the Center for Laboratory Animal Care at the Health Center. He has an extensive background in laboratory animal care and research. He previously served as director of animal care services at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, where he was also associate professor of microbiology and immunology, and as director of the Central Biological Laboratory at the University Hospital of Zurich.

Peter Kingstone, Political Science, has been appointed director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Before joining UConn, Kingstone taught at the University of Vermont. He has conducted research on the performance of new regulatory regimes in Brazil and on executive strategies for economic reform in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia.

Cassandra Mitchell has been named manager of third party reimbursement at the Health Center. She has more than 10 years experience in hospital reimbursement, compliance and accounting and has worked at Yale-New Haven, St Mary's, and Bridgeport hospitals.

Awards & Honors
An exhibit at the Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry, "The Puppetry of Rufus and Margo Rose," has received the Award for Artistic Achievement from the Puppeteers of America Northeast Region.

Larry Hightower, Molecular & Cell Biology, was appointed Honorary Professor of Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P.R. China, in recognition of his contributions to the field of stress response molecular biology and to international scientific cooperation.

William Kraemer, Kinesiology, has been chosen as the first recipient of the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Educator of the Year Award. He received the honor during the organization's 25th annual conference in Law Vegas in the summer.

Jack Veiga, Management, and Kimberly-Ann Eddleston, Ph.D. graduate, were recipients of the Cason Hall Publishers Best Career Paper award, and the Eastern Academy of Management's Best Empirical Paper award for their paper, "What Satisfied Managers Most in their Careers: Toward Understanding the Impact of Gender Identity on Sources of Career Satisfaction," at the Eastern Academy of Management meetings held in New Haven in May.

Thomas Wood, Chemical Engineering, was awarded first place for his exhibit titled "Green Chemistry for a Sustainable Environment: Enhancing Biological Degreasing Operations" at the 11th Annual Connecticut Innovations Technology Exhibition and Dinner; at the same event, Roberto Gaxiola, Plant Science, received second place for his exhibit, "Killing Three Birds with One H+ Pump".

Barbara Pine, Anthony Maluccio, emeritus, and Elizabeth Tracy, all of Social Work, Practice with Families and Children (Columbia University Press, 2002).

Andrei Alexandrescu, Molecular & Cell Biology, presented a talk at the 20th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Biology.

Kathy Dechant, Management, chaired an interactive workshop, "Internationalizing the Business School: Are We There Yet?" at the Eastern Academy of Management meetings in New Haven in May.

Lucy Gilson, Management, presented a paper, "Team and Organizational Attitudes: A Lens/Mirror Impacting Customer Satisfaction," at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology conference in Toronto in April. At the same conference, John Mathieu, Management, participated in a symposium, "Team Leadership: Current Theoretical and Research Perspectives. Leadership Processes in Multi-Team Systems."

Larry Hightower, Molecular & Cell Biology, presented a seminar on "Exploring the Use of Stannous Chloride as a Cytoprotective and Anti-Inflammatory Drug" at Tianjin Institute of Health and Environmental Medicine, Tianjin, P.R. China, and at Tongi Medical College, Wuhan, both in the People's Republic of China.

Michael Lubatkin, Management, was invited to present a seminar, "The arts and crafts of research," at Syracuse University, N.Y., in April.

Bruce Stave, History, emeritus, organized and participated in a panel on the UConn-ANC Partnership's oral history project at the 12th International Oral History Conference in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, June 24-27. He also, with Sondra Astor Stave, Ph.D. '93, spoke on "Oral History: Understanding the Past from the Perspective of the Present," at Fudan and East China Universities in Shanghai, China, in September.

Sandy Worrell, Social Work, co-presented "Cultural Competence in Medicine" at the National Medical Association Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug. 3-8.

Philip Yeagle, Molecular & Cell Biology, presented "Structural Studies of Rhodopsin Activation" at the 10th International Retinal Proteins Conference in August.

Professional Societies
Richard London, Mathematics and Actuarial Science, was recently elected vice-president of the Society of Actuaries. His two-year term begins this month.

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