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  March 22, 2004

Activities and Achievements

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Articles & Chapters
Peter Kingstone, Political Science, "Democratic Governance and the Dilemma of Social Security Reform," in Ana Margheritis, ed., Latin American Democracies in the New Global Economy (Miami: North-South Center Press, 2003).

Jeremy Pressman, Political Science, "If Not Balancing, What? Forms of Resistance to American Hegemony," BCSIA Discussion Paper 2004-02, International Security Program, March 2004, has been published by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. See

Awards & Honors
Annik Carrier, Pharmacy, undergraduate, has been selected by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation to receive one of 25 pharmacy student scholarships available nationally to support the development of future leaders in the chain community pharmacy industry.

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center received the Connecticut Silver and Blue Rosette in recognition of educational excellence at the 2004 Connecticut Flower and Garden Show in Hartford, for the exhibit "Ethnobotany - The Use of Plants by People." The exhibit explained the properties of plant fibers and demonstrated the use of plant fibers by human cultures worldwide, from prehistory to the present. The award was received on Feb. 26.

Sabrina Noel and Gary Gianetti, Allied Health, graduate students, have been recognized for their community service activities by the Connecticut chapter of the Cardiovascular Partnership Program. Each received a certificate during an advisory board meeting at the Mansfield Community Center on Feb. 26.

Uzay Sezen, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student, has been awarded a fellowship in ecological restoration by the Garden Club of America.

Janice Thibodeau, Nursing, alumna, received the School of Nursing's Beverly Koerner Outstanding Alumni Award for Education in Nursing.

Ronald Rohner, Family Studies, received the 2004 American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology.

An article by Patricia Neafsey, Juliette Shellman, both of Nursing, and Virginia Chartier, graduate student, Nursing, and Zoe Strickler, Psychology, "An Interactive Technology Approach to Educate Older Adults about Drug Interactions Arising from Over-the-Counter Self-Medication Practices, Public Health Nursing, 19.4 (2002), pp. 255-62, has been selected by an international board appointed by the International Medical Informatics Association as one of the "best of medical informatics articles over the preceding year." The article was cited for both the scientific content and the quality of 'medical informatics'.

Louise Simmons, Social Work and Urban Semester, ed., Welfare, The Working Poor, and Labor (Armonk, N.Y., and London, England: M.E. Sharpe, 2004), 172 pp.

Amii Omara-Otunnu, History and UNESCO Chair in Comparative Human Rights, was an invited participant at the African National Congress Women's League meeting in Johannesburg South Africa, on Aug. 28-31. He gave a presentation on human rights at the Model United Nations at the University of Hartford on Jan. 30; on "Historical and Legal Aspects of Humanitarian Crises in the Great Lakes Region of Africa" at the Africa Center, London, U.K. on Feb. 14; on "The Voice of the Voiceless Children of Northern Uganda," at St. Matthew's Church, West Ham, London, on Feb. 15; on "Africa, America and Globalization: A Global Village or a State of Nature?" at the University of Miami on Feb. 21; and on "The Equation of Human Rights in Nation-Building" at the 35th Symposium on International Relations, Perspectives on Nation-Building, at Yale University, on March 16.

Professional Societies
Charles Caley, Pharmacy Practice, has been elected President of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists. He will serve as President-elect for the 2004-2005 fiscal year and as President the following year.

Other Activities
Diane Burgess, Pharmaceutical Sciences, spent a week in November as part of a three-woman delegation sponsored by AAAS and NSF that visited Venezuela to encourage an increase in the number of women in that country choosing a career in science.

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