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Activities and Achievements
February 23, 1998

Entries Welcome

The Advance invites faculty, staff and graduate students to submit entries for this section, under the headings articles and chapters, awards, books, grants (other than those received through the Research Foundation, which are published elsewhere in the paper), journals, presentations, and professional societies.

Entries typed in Advance style are welcome and will be published as space permits, in the order in which they are received. Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu, editor, compiles this section and questions may be directed to her at (860) 486-3530.

Jennifer Mace has joined Institutional Advancement as a secretary and receptionist in the vice president's office. Mace earned a BS from UConn in 1998.

Articles & Chapters
Richard Bohannon, Allied Health, "Internal Consistency of Manual Muscle Testing Scores," Perceptual and Motor Skills, Vol. 85, 1997, pp. 736-8.

Arthur Cosmas, Allied Health, with K. Kernan, E. Buck, B. Fernhall, and T. Manfredi, "Exercise and Dietary Cholesterol Alter Rat Myocardial Capillary Ultrastructure," European Journal of Applied Physiotherapy, Vol. 75, 1997, pp. 62-.

Scott Hasson, Allied Health, with S. Fleming and C. Jannen, "Effect of Work Glove and Type of Muscle Action on Grip Fatigue," Ergonomics, Vol. 40, 1997, pp. 601-1.

Thomas Shea, English, emeritus, "Lethal Literary Allusions in Patrick McGinley's Foggage," in Nua: Studies in Contemporary Irish Writing, Vol. 1, No. 1, Autumn 1997, pp. 15-2.

Pamela Hunter, Political Science, Ph.D. student, has won the 1997 I.A. Lewis Fellowship in Survey Research. Hunter is writing a dissertation on the impact of focus groups on congressional campaigns. The fellowship was established in 1991 in memory of "Bud" Lewis, director of polling for the Los Angeles Times. It is awarded each year to a UConn graduate student concentrating in public opinion and survey research, who has demonstrated excellence in academic research and shows exceptional promise for academic and professional accomplishment.

Marvin Cox, History, The Place of the French Revolution in History (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.

Cynthia Adams, Allied Health, and Kim Yeager, graduate student, presented a workshop on "The Balance Beam: Balancing Fit Against Too Fit," at the State of New Hampshire Nutrition Education Coalition in Manchester, NH, on October 3, 199.

John Bennett, Mechanical Engineering, and Kim Chambers, Residential Life, presented a paper on the first year experience program at UConn, "A View from Newly Dug Trenches," at the Seventeenth Annual Conference on the Freshman Year Experience, in Columbia, SC, February 1998.

Professional Societies
Valerie Duffy, Allied Health, has been selected to chair the American Dietetic Association positions committee. Position statements and supporting papers are published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and represent the association's public stance on issues that affect the nutritional status of the public.

Other Activities
An application created by Alok Gupta, Operations and Information Management, is featured in Netscape's Javascript resources website. The application, one of 28 applications featured, is a web page that can be used to create other html pages.

Zbigniew Witczak, Pharmacy, was recently elected as a member of the scientific advisory board of directors of IGGInc International, a start-up pharmaceutical company in Boston that is developing new carbohydrate therapeutics for the treatment of metastatic cancers, specializing in carbohydrates used in agriculture.