Activities and Achievements
Crawford L. Elder, Philosophy, "Alexander's Dictum and the Reality of Familiar Objects," Topoi, 22 (2003), pp. 163-71.
Robert Phillips, Philosophy, "The War Against Pluralism", in Terrorism and International Justice, (Oxford University Press, April 2003).
Beth Hooker, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student, has received a Philanthropic and Educational Organization (PEO) Scholar Award, which provides funds for tuition, fees, books and supplies, and other expenses for graduate study, such as room and board, transportation, and childcare. The organization offers awards to women in the U.S. and Canada, based on scholarly excellence, academic achievements, academic and career goals, and the potential to contribute significantly to the field. The award is the second national award Hooker has received this year: she recently won a fellowship from the EPA.
Diana Payne and Nancy Balcom, Sea Grant, Avery Point Campus, are getting the CT Secretary of State's 2003 Public Service Award, which honors individuals serving on state boards and commissions. Payne is being honored for her service on the Eastern Long Island Sound Advisory Council and Balcom is being honored for her service to the Connecticut Seafood Council. They will receive their awards at a ceremony on May 5 at Central Connecticut State University.
Donald "Dee" Rowe, Athletics, was honored for outstanding leadership, commitment and dedication to education and collegiate athletics during a ceremony at the Staples store in Mansfield on April 24. Rowe spent 21 years as the men's basketball coach, and now oversees capital projects for the athletics department. The Mansfield Staples was dedicated in his honor.
Thelbert Drake and William Roe, emeritus, Education, The Principalship (Upper Sadler River, N.J.: Merrill, Prentice-Hall, 2003), sixth edition.
Clare Eby, English and Greater Hartford Campus, ed., The Norton Critical Edition of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle (New York and London: Norton, 2003).
Thomas Suits, Modern & Classical Languages, emeritus, presented a paper, "Rex Warner and Catullus 8," during the annual meeting of the Classical Association of New England held at UConn, March 21-22.
Thomas Terry, Molecular & Cell Biology, gave the keynote address, "Strategies for Increasing Active Learning in the Classroom", and a workshop on "Online Course Management" at a conference of educators, Strategies for Success, at Loyola University, Chicago, on April 5.
Brinley Franklin, University Libraries, has been elected to serve a five-year term as the U.S. representative on the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions' Standing Committee on Statistics and Evaluation.
Margaret Higonnet, English and Comparative Literature, was installed as president of the American Comparative Literature Association during the Association's annual conference held April 4-6 at the University of California-San Diego and CSU-San Marcos. She also chaired two panels and gave a paper on "Music Albums: A Tiny Gesamtkunstwerk?"
Linda Pescatello, Allied Health, was elected vice president of the American College of Sports Medicine.
John Flaherty, Fire Department, completed the National Fire Academy's executive development course at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Md., on April 4. Part of the Executive Fire Officers Program, the course is intended to assist fire service personnel in developing effective management and leadership skills as they make the transition from manager to senior executive.
Craig Rich, Police Department, has been accepted to the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Va. The Academy is considered the top training school for current and future police executives and chiefs.