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Chronicles & Newsmakers......September 5, 1997

An emeritus professor of animal science is among 100 agricultural leaders chosen by Alpha Zeta, the Honor Society of Agriculture, to become part of the newly created Alpha Zeta Centennial Honor Roll. The honor roll, created to celebrate the 100th year of the honor society, includes emeritus professor Donald Kinsman for his significant contributions to agriculture. An international authority on meat science, Kinsman retired from UConn in 1988 after 32 years on the faculty. He continues to represent the animal science department on the College of Agriculture &Natural Resources International Committee, coordinates the department's international programs and arranges internships for students overseas.


Carbohydrates in Drug Design, a first-of-its-kind text edited by Zbigniew J. Witczak, assistant professor of pharmacy, and Karl A. Nieforth, professor of pharmacy, has been published by Marcel Decker Inc. of New York City. The book is a comprehensive guide that details the role of carbohydrates as anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, anti-convulsant, anti-viral, and antibiotic agents. It includes chapters by more than 25 internationally recognized experts, including one by Witczak, titled "Carbohydrates as New and Old Targets for Future Drug Design."


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Newsmakers is a round-up of faculty and staff in the media. Most of these media placements and interviews were arranged by staff in the Office of University Communications.

John Allen, a professor of geography and author of Lewis and Clark and the Imagining of the American Northwest, was featured on C-SPAN last weekend. He spoke August 26 in the evening conversation series at Monticello on "Jefferson and the West." Other speakers in the summer series in Virginia included Jefferson biographer Dumas Malone and former Librarian of Congress Daniel Boorstin. ... William Alpert, professor of economics at the Stamford campus, was quoted in the August 10 issue of The Hartford Courant on the UPS strike ... Stephen Anderson, professor of family studies, discussed the problems of families who live far away from each other in The Hartford Courant ... Deane Argenta, coordinator of the UConn Cooperative Extension System's welfare recipient retraining program, was featured in a story about the program's latest graduating class on June 30 in the Norwich Bulletin, and in the Journal Inquirer on June 28 ... Peter Auster, science director of the National Undersea Research Center at the Marine Sciences &Technology Center at the Avery Point campus, was quoted in The Hartford Courant on July 17 in a story about a 12-pound lobster being released to the sea instead of sold ... Michael Borrero, professor of social work and director of the Institute for Violence Reduction, was quoted May 30 about why kids join gangs in the St. Petersburg Times ... an op-ed article written by Richard Brown, professor of history, about Timothy McVeigh, appeared in The Hartford Courant ... a letter to the editor written by Brown about sex in the military appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and The Hartford Courant ... Alex Cardoni, associate professor of pharmacy, had an op-ed piece in The Hartford Courant about the laws governing nicotine and tobacco ... John Clapp, a professor of finance and researcher in the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies, was featured in an article in The Hartford Courant on August 31. ... Dan Civco, associate professor of natural resources management &engineering and director of the Laboratory for Earth Resources Information Systems (LERIS) at the College of Agriculture &Natural Resources, was featured in the Norwich Bulletin on June 24 regarding Project AgReach, a program teaching GIS at the Moriarity School in Norwich ... a review of Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile"called it "a brilliantly conceived, comically cerebral representation of Martin's artistry" ... Niloy Dutta, professor of physics, and Chandra Roychoudhuri, research professor, photonics research center, were profiled in a front-page story in The Hartford Courant ... Mark Emmert, chancellor and provost for university affairs, was quoted extensively in The Hartford Courant and the Willimantic Chronicle on the impact of early retirements and resource reallocation ... Moshe Gai and Cynthia Peterson, both professors of physics, were quoted in The New Haven Register in an article about Mars and the Sojourner landing ... Norm Gauthier, a senior extension educator with UConn's Cooperative Extension Center in West Hartford, was featured in The New York Times on June 8 regarding the Master Gardener program and insects ... Jon Goldberg, a professor at the UConn Health Center, was featured in The Hartford Courant. The piece described Goldberg's development of new dental bridges that is more resilient than metal alloy ... With the release of the latest issue of The Connecticut Economy, a University of Connecticut Quarterly Review, Will McEachern, an economics professor and editor-in-chief of the publication, is again receiving media attention. Reporters at The Hartford Courant, The Day of New London, the Norwich Bulletin and the Hartford Business Journal covered the quarterly briefing for partners in the venture, held at Foxwoods Resort and Casino August 25, for their newspapers. Additionally, a reporter for the Associated Press covered the meeting, distributing his report to virtually every other newspaper, television and radio station in Connecticut. Many picked it up, including the Waterbury Republican, and The New Haven Register ... Ed Marrotte, consumer horticulturist in the College of Agriculture &Natural Resources' plant science department, was featured in a story about lawn care companies in the science section of The New Haven Register on June 12, and in a story about poison ivy in the Norwalk Hour on June 16 ... The UConn Mentor Connection program, which pairs talented high school students with faculty, was featured in The Hartford Courant on July 29 ... David Miller, a professor of natural resources management &engineering and the state climatologist, was featured in the Willimantic Chronicle and The Day on July 28 regarding his research on how the weather has changed in the state in the past 100 years ... Deborah Muirhead, a professor of art who recently received a Guggenheim Fellowship, was profiled in the Norwich Bulletin ... Marilyn Nelson, English professor and poet, discussed her life and work in a feature article published in The Day ... stories about University Relations Associate David Pesci and his novel Amistad were in The Chicago Tribune, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The New Haven Register, and on National Public Radio in New York and Sacramento; Pesci also was a guest on WNYC's NY and Company ... Montgomery Shaw was featured in NorthEast Magazine's Q and A ... Donald Squires, a professor emeritus of marine sciences, discussed Long Island Sound in The Hartford Courant's series on The Urban Sea: A Journey Around Long Island Sound on June 16 and July 6. Marine science professors Hans Dam and James O'Donnell also were featured in the series on June 29.