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September 8, 2003

Activities and Achievements

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Crawford Elder, Philosophy, "Kripkean Externalism versus Conceptual Analysis", Facta Philosophica, 5 (2003), pp. 75-86.

Stephen M. Miller, Economics, emeritus, and Georgios Chortareas '99 Ph.D., "Central Banker Contracts, Incomplete Information, and Monetary Policy Surprises: In Search of a Selfish Central Banker," Public Choice, (September 2003), pp. 271-95.

Abdou Ndoye, Continuing Studies, "Experiential Learning, Self-Beliefs and Adult Performance in Senegal," International Journal of Lifelong Education, 22.4 (July-August 2003), pp 353-66.

Kristine Nowak, Communication Sciences, Sex Categorization in Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC): Exploring the Utopian Promise," Media Psychology, 5.1 (2003), pp. 83-103.

A paper by Chris Simon, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, "Evolution, Weighting, and Phylogenetic Utility of Mitochondrial Gene Sequences and a Compilation of Conserved Polymerase Chain Reaction Primers," Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 87.6 (November 1994), pp. 651-701, has been selected as a highly cited paper in the field of plant and animal science by ISI Essential Science Indicators (ESI). ESI is a web-based compilation of science indicators and trend data that focuses on highly cited papers, authors, journals, etc., and combines these data with editorial content. Simon's paper was identified as being among the 10 most-cited articles in plant and animal science during the past decade.

Nancy Humphreys, Social Work, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers at the association's annual leadership meeting July 31-Aug. 3 in Washington, D.C.

Nancy Petry, Psychiatry, School of Medicine, received a Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology, in the field of applied psychology, from the American Psychological Foundation and the American Psychological Association, during the APA's annual meeting in Toronto in August.

Dr. Susan Reisine, Behavioral Sciences and Community Health, Health Center, received the 2003 Behavioral Sciences & Health Services Research Award, presented at the International Association for Dental Research meeting in Göteborg, Sweden.

Lawrence Armstrong, Kinesiology, gave a lecture on caffeine and fluid balance at Loughborough University, U.K., on June 20.

Brinley Franklin, University Libraries, presented "The Book on Silicon Chips: Libraries and RFID Technology," to the Massachusetts Conference of Chief Librarians of Public Higher Educational Institutions on July 8, in North Falmouth, Mass.

Marc Maynard and Lois Timms-Ferrara, Roper Center, presented a report on "Archiving Survey Data: Resources and Issues," at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research in Nashville, Tenn., on May 14-18. At the annual meeting of the International Association for Social Science Information, Service and Technology in Ottawa, Canada, May 27-30, Maynard presented a paper on "Implementation of the DDI at the Roper Center" as part of a discussion on Metadata Conversions: Migration Experiences; Timms-Ferrara presented "Promoting Classroom Use of Public Opinion Data," as part of a panel on Understanding the Strength of Numbers: Statistical Literacy; and Cynthia Teixeira, Roper Center, presented "Advances in Data Preservation: The Roper Center Archives Approach," during a symposium on Transforming Social Science Data Archives.

David Ouimette and Kate Wrigley, First Year Programs, presented "Using Web-Based Technology to Enhance First Year Experience Programs," at the 16th Annual International Conference on the First Year Experience in Vancouver, B.C., on July 8.

Stephen Sacks, Economics, gave a talk on "Evaluation of Police Patrol Patterns" at the International ESRI Conference in San Diego, Calif., on July 10.

Steven Wisensale, Family Studies, presented "California's Paid Family Leave Law: A Model for Other States?" at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia, on Aug. 28.

Other Activities
Lawrence Armstrong, Kinesiology, was one of 35 scientists who participated in the Sports Nutrition Consensus Conference, International Olympic Committee Headquarters, Lausanne Switzerland on June 15-18.

Dr. Andrew Arnold, Endocrinology and Metabolism and Molecular Medicine, Health Center, was elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Education. Membership in the academy is limited to 200 scientists and engineers who live or work in Connecticut.

Gerald Dunne, Physics, received a Rockefeller Foundation Award for a four-week residency at the Foundation's Study Center in Bellagio, Italy, during July and August, to work on a research project in theoretical physics: "Probing the Quantum Vacuum."

Brinley Franklin, University Libraries, was named vice-chair/chair-elect of the board of directors for the New England Library and Information Network. The network is a cooperative of more than 600 academic, public, and special libraries in the six New England states.

Dr. Steven Strongwater, John Dempsey Hospital, was appointed to the Connecticut Hospital Association board of trustees at the association's annual meeting.

Steven Wisensale, Family Studies, was elected last spring to the Board of Directors of the Council on Contemporary Families, a national scholarly organization for the study of family policy issues.


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