Activities & Achievements
Richard Prum and Alan Brush, Physiology & Neurobiology, emeritus, "The Evolutionary Origin and Diversification of Feathers," in The Quarterly Review of Biology, 77 (2002), 261-95.
Edward J.P. O'Connor, Music, emeritus, and Jack Heller, "Maintaining Quality in Research and Reporting," in Richard Colwell and Carol Richardson, eds., The New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning (2002), pp. 1089-1107.
Amii Omara-Otunnu, History and UNESCO Chair in Comparative Human Rights, "Promoting Effective Strategies for Dealing with Racism, Xenophobia and Other Forms of Intolerance," pp. 170-4, and "The Challenge of Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century: An Ecumenical Approach," pp. 226-34, in Bulletin of the UNESCO Chairs in Human Rights, Democracy, Peace and Tolerance, Vol. 4 (Stadtschlaining, Austria: November 2002).
Allen Ward, History, emeritus, A History of the Roman People (4th edition, Prentice Hall, 2002).
Edward J.P. O'Connor, Music, emeritus, presented "Young People and Songs of the Slovak Mountain Culture" at the Society for Ethnomusicology annual meeting, Estes Park, Colo., on Oct. 26.
William Guthrie Sayen, History, presented "George Washington's Leadership: The Psychology of a Conservative Revolutionary" to the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut, in New Haven, on Nov. 11.
Allen Ward, History, emeritus, gave lectures on "After Carthage: Sex, Scandal, and Civil Strife in the Late Roman Republic" at Beijing Normal University, China, on Oct. 8; and on "How Democratic was the Roman Republic?" at Fudan University, Shanghai, on Oct. 16.
A book by Robert Thorson, Geology & Geophysics, Stone by Stone: The Magnificent History in New England's Stone Walls (Walker & Co., 2002), was #7 on the bestseller list of the New England Booksellers Association in September, returned to the list in November at #15, and was #12 for the week ending Nov. 24. Since the book was published in September, Thorson has been giving up to three talks and book signings each week.