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Activities and Achievements....October 13, 1997

Usha R. Palaniswamy, Ph.D. student, Plant Science, has received a University of Minnesota Teaching Leadership Award and a UConn Institute for Teaching and Learning small grant. The grant will enable her to attend the Sixth Annual National Conference on the Education and Employment of Graduate Teaching Assistants, in Minnesota in November, where she will present a paper entitled "Group Mentoring of Teaching Assistants and its Potential Application to International Teaching Assistants" with co-author Caroline Miner, Ph.D. student, Psychology.

In Transition.....
Activities and Achievements is a new section, replacing Campus Chronicles. In order to increase the number and range of faculty, staff, and graduate student accomplishments we are able to publish, the Advance invites you to submit your own entries. Style guidelines are available from the Advance. Entries typed according to these guidelines are welcome and will be published as space permits and in the order in which they are received. E-mail submissions are encouraged and can be sent to: Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu, editor, compiles this section and questions may bedirected to her at (860) 486-3530.

Deborah Calloway, Law School, is a co-editor of Zimmer, Sullivan, Richard, and Calloway, Cases and Materials on Employment Discrimination, fourth edition (New York: Aspen, 1997).

Mark Janis, Law School, is co-author of Janis, Kay and Bradley, European Human Rights Law, now published in Russian (Moscow: Human Rights Press, Budapest: Institute for Constitutional and Legislative Policy, 1997).

Robert Whitman, Law School, is a co-author of Barnes, Frolik, and Whitman, Counseling Older Clients, (Philadelphia: American Law Institute - American Bar Association, 1997).

Nicholas Wolfson, Law School, Hate Speech, Sex Speech, Free Speech (Westport, Conn.: Praeger Press, 1997).

Henry Krisch, Political Science, presented an invited paper on "Electoral Mobilization: The East German PDS, 1994-98," at a conference held at the University of Reading, England, September 11-14, 1997.

Professional Societies
Gregory Anderson, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is currently serving as president of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists.

Robin Chazdon, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been elected president of the Association of Tropical Biology, the international organization for promoting the study of the tropics.

Robert Colwell, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is currently serving as president of the American Society of Naturalists.

Larry Hightower, Molecular and Cell Biology, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for distinguished contributions to basic research on thermotolerance and heat shock (stress) proteins.

Other Activities
Howard L. Reiter, Political Science, spent four weeks in May and June teaching courses on American political parties and American public opinion at the University of Tartu, Estonia, part of an ongoing USIA-sponsored exchange between UConn and the University of Tartu, Estonia. He also gave a talk on media and polling in American politics at the USIA library in Tallinn, Estonia.