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    January 26, 2004

Activities and Achievements

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Arthur Abramson, Linguistics, emeritus, review of J.C. Catford, A Practical Introduction to Phonetics, second edition, in Language, 79 (2003), pp. 631-4.

Nancy Naples, Sociology and Women's Studies, "Deconstructing and Locating Survivor Discourse: Dynamics of Narrative, Empowerment and Resistance for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 28.4.

Awards & Honors
Nancy Balcom and Peg Van Patten, Connecticut Sea Grant, and colleagues from New York Sea Grant, have received the Northeast Sea Grant Extension's Outstanding Outreach Group Award. The award was announced on Jan. 13 during a regional Sea Grant meeting in Durham, N.H. The group was selected for its activities related to Long Island Sound lobster mortality and the LIS Lobster Health Research Initiative, that involved working with two states, various federal and state agencies, and the lobster industry.

William Fitzgerald, Marine Sciences, received the Clair C. Patterson award for environmental geochemistry from the Geochemical Society at the annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference in Kurashiki, Japan, in September.

Robert Pietrzak, Public Health, graduate student, has been named the first recipient of the 2003-2004 Durand Jacobs Award for his Master's of Public Health thesis on Health and Psychosocial Correlates of Older Adult Problem Gambling. The Durand Jacobs Award, sponsored by the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, is offered annually to a graduate student who submits an outstanding theoretical or empirical paper related to the psychology of addictive behaviors.

Dr. Anitha Potluri, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, student in the combined OMFR Residency/Master of Dental Science Program, received the Howard R. Raper Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Award, during the annual meeting of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology in Chicago, Dec. 3-7. The award recognizes the most promising senior resident/graduate student nationally who intends to pursue a career in academia. Also at the meeting, Dr. Hassem Geha, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, student in the combined OMFR Residency/Master of Dental Science Program, was awarded the Albert G. Richards Graduate Student Research Grant for a proposal titled, "Measurements of Thickness and Mass Changes Using Direct Digital Radiography".

Nancy Naples, Sociology and Women's Studies, Feminism and Method: Ethnography, Discourse Analysis and Activist Research (Routledge, 2003).

Frank Andrews Stone, Educational Leadership, emeritus, Theodore Brameld's Education Reconstruction: An Intellectual Biography (San Francisco, Calif.: Caddo Gap Press, 2003)

Richard Langlois, Economics, presented "The Vanishing Hand: The Changing Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism," at the Leverhulme conference "Digital Transformations: ICT's Impact on Productivity: Economies, Industries, and Firms" at the London Business School on Oct. 1. He also presented "The Secret Life of Mundane Transaction Costs" at a miniconference on Modularity and the Theory of the Firm, also at the London Business School, on Oct. 2. He presented the same two papers at the Copenhagen Business School on Oct. 3.

Dr. Alan Lurie, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, delivered the annual H. Cline Fixott Memorial Lecture, "Radiation Biology, Radiation Risk, and Clinical Significance: Historical and Contemporary Thinking," during the annual meeting of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology in Chicago, Dec. 3-7.

Nancy Naples, Sociology and Women's Studies, was the invited plenary speaker on "Feminism and Social Action," a conference co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Program at SUNY-New Paltz, and the Village of New Paltz, on Oct. 18. She also was the invited plenary speaker on "NWSA: The Next Twenty-Five Years," at the National Women's Studies Association, New Orleans, on June 22.

Other Activities
William Curt Hunter, Business, has been elected to the 12-member board of directors of Xerox Corp., effective Jan. 1.

Robert McCarthy, Pharmacy, has been invited to join the National Association of Drug Stores Pharmacy Education Advisory Committee for a three-year term, beginning Jan. 1.

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