October 20, 2003
Activities and Achievements
We invite faculty, including emeriti, staff, and graduate
students from all campuses of the University to submit
entries for Activities & Achievements. Send to
Articles & Chapters
Jocelyn Linnekin, Anthropology, "Tradition
Sells: Identity Merchandise in the Island Pacific," in
Victoria S. Lockwood ed., Globalization and Culture
Change in the Pacific Islands, in Prentice Hall Series
'Exploring Cultures' (2003)
Lawrence Goodheart, History and Greater
Hartford Campus, Mad Yankees: The Hartford Retreat for the Insane and
Nineteenth-Century Psychiatry (Amherst:
University of Massachusetts Press, 2003).
Josef Gugler, Sociology, African Film:
Re-Imagining a Continent (Bloomington: Indiana
University Press; Oxford: James Currey; and Cape Town:
David Philip, 2003).
Robert Thorson, Geology, is writing for
the "Place" section in The Hartford Courant, which recently
won a national award, the Tom Wellman Award for Community
Service, from the Association of Opinion Page Editors for
"Place" sections published between Feb. 23 and July 27,
2003. The section is a series of essays about making the
built environment a better place for residents to live,
covering such topics as architecture, town planning,
suburban sprawl, and transportation. During the period of
the award, Thorson had six pieces published in the section:
"Riverfront Reconsidered" (on Adriaen's Landing); "Making
Connecticut" (on earth architecture and bedrock); "Cat
Tales" (on cougars and negative evidence); "Tides of Time"
(on whale beachings and cultural change); "Cheshire's Dark
Underground" (on environmental threats and cover-ups); and
"Glacial Gifts" (on thanks). The award was presented during
the association's annual conference Oct. 2-4, hosted
jointly by the Hartford Courant and the University of
Connecticut and held in Storrs.
Lawrence Armstrong, Kinesiology, presented
two lectures to physicians, athletic trainers and coaches
at the "U.S. Olympic Committee Conference on Heat,
Humidity, and Air Pollution: Preparing for Athens 2004" in
Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sept. 18.
Richard Brown, History and the Humanities
Institute, and Irene Brown, Family Studies, emerita, spoke
about their new book, The Hanging of Ephraim Wheeler: A
Story of Rape, Incest, and Justice in Early America,
as the Bosworth Lecturers in American History at Yale
University on Oct. 1.
Douglas Casa and Lawrence
Armstrong, Kinesiology, presented invited lectures
at the Gatorade Sport Science Institute, Barrington, Ill.,
on Sept. 26.
Donald Crosby, Modern & Classical
Languages, emeritus, presented a lecture entitled "The
'Setting' for the Ring: Richard Wagner in the Cultural
Context of the 19th Century" on Sept. 19. The lecture
opened a three-day Smithsonian Institution symposium on
Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung.
Lynne Healy, Social Work, gave an invited
plenary lecture titled "Social Work Education and
Development of the Profession" at the 6th Biennial
Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work
Educators held in Barbados in July. She also gave an
invited lecture on "International Social Work and Human
Rights" at the University of Chicago School of Social Work
in May; and an invited keynote presentation and workshop on
"Internationalizing the Social Work Curriculum" at the
Wisconsin Council of Social Work Education in April.
Dick Reynolds, English, emeritus, gave a
presentation on Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, "Portia
Unfrocked," at St. Michael's College, Vt., on Oct. 2.
Robert Stephens, Music, has been invited
by the Rockefeller Foundation to a residency at its study
center in Bellaggio, Italy, in spring 2004, to continue his
work on Afro-Cuban religious music.