Activities and Achievements
Alan Brush, Physiology & Neurobiology, emeritus, and R.O. Prum, "Which Came First, the Feather or the Bird?" in Scientific American, March 2003, cover article.
UConn voice students won recognition at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Honors Auditions on March 1 at Central Connecticut State University. All five UConn entrants placed: Katie Davidson, a freshman, won first place in the College I (University Freshmen and Sophomores) competition; Teresa Dmowski, a senior, won first place in the College II (University Juniors and Seniors) competition; Jonel La Torre, a senior, placed second; Lauren Woody, a senior, placed third; and Courtney Brock, a junior, received an honorable mention. The students were accompanied by pianist Miki Mochizuki. Davidson, La Torre, and Woody are students of Susan Quigley Duggan; Dmowski and Brock are students of Sylvia McClain.
Dr. Bruce Gould, Primary Care and Connecticut Area Health Education Center, was awarded the Volunteerism and Community Service Award from the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.
Bethanie Hooker, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student, has been named a recipient of an Environmental Protection Agency STAR (Science to Achieve Results) graduate fellowship through the National Center for Environmental Research. She will receive three years of funding for graduate study.
Krissa Skogen, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student, has received a summer fellowship from the New England Wild Flower Society, one of six awarded. The fellowships are funded by the National Science Foundation. The fellowships provide a stipend for the 2003 field season for Fellows to perform basic scientific research addressing species of conservation concern throughout New England., and support for the Fellows to prepare and present their findings at a New England Wild Flower Society Research Roundtable in September.
Brinley Franklin, University Libraries, gave a presentation on OMB Circular A-21 Library Cost Studies at the Financial Research Administration Conference in New Orleans on February 17, 2003. The conference was co-sponsored by the National Council of University Research Administrators and the National Conference on College Cost Accounting.
Abdou Ndoye, Continuing Studies, presented "Exploring Learning Processes and Adult Professional Performance in Senegal," at the Hawaii International Conference in Education on Jan. 7.
Bruce Stave, History, emeritus, and Center for Oral History, spoke on current issues in oral history and engaged in discussion with Cuban oral historians at the Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau in Havana on Jan. 14.
Earl MacDonald, Music, was awarded an Artist Fellowship grant for $2,500 from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts for Jazz Composition in December.
Joe McKenna, Mathematics, has been listed in the area of mathematical sciences on a website, ISIHighlyCited.com, developed by the producers of the Scientific Citation Index. The site will grow to include the top 250 researchers in each of 21 subject categories. Scientists listed on the site have demonstrated influence in their subject areas as measured by citations of their work. McKenna specializes in partial differential equations, and is recognized as a leading authority on the mathematics of suspension bridges.
The University of Connecticut American English Language Institute, UCAELI, has received five-year accreditation from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation.
Ten UConn art students were accepted into the 2003 Arches Second Biennial Student Print Exhibition. They were among 225 exhibiting students from 22 New England universities and art institutions. Andrew Green received one of six Arches Paper Materials Awards for his untitled relief print. John Bent, Davion Dixon, and Beth Uryase received Jury Commendations; only 16 were awarded. The exhibition runs through April 6, at the 808 Gallery, 808 Commonwealth Avenue, at Boston University.