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Activities and Achievements
May 4, 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.

Articles & Chapters
Cheryl Beck, Nursing, "Intuition in Nursing Practice: Sharing Graduate Students' Exemplars with Undergraduate Students," Journal of Nursing Education, Vol. 37, 1998, pp. 169-72.

Lauro Mercado Gasca, Political Science, graduate student, "Una Visita a la Lealtad Hacia los Partidos Politicos en America Latina" (A View of Party Loyalty in Latin America), Politica y Gobierno, Vol. 4, No. 2, September 1997, pp. 285-346.

Kathleen Moore, Political Science, "The Hijab and Religious Liberty: Religious Anti-Discrimination Law and Muslim Women in the United States," in Muslims on Americanization, (eds.) John L. Esposito and Yvonne Haddad (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1998).

Bruce Stave, History and Center for Oral History, "A Conversation with Rick Beard: Urban History in New York and at the Atlanta History Center," Journal of Urban History, Vol. 23, No. 5, July 1997, pp. 601-22, and "A Conversation with Charles Tilly: Urban History and Urban Sociology," Journal of Urban History, Vol. 24, No. 2, January 1998, pp. 184-225.

Frank Stone, Education, emeritus, Chapter one in Introducing Educational Reconstruction: The Philosophy and Practice of Transforming Society Through Education, Darrol Bussler and Susan Roberts (eds.) (San Francisco: Caddo Cap Press, 1997).

Thomas Chen, Biotechnology Center, received an achievement award from the Connecticut Legal Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition on Connecticut Immigration Day, April 16.

Russell Kunz, Chemical Engineering, will receive the Research Award of the energy technology division of The Electrochemical Society Inc. May 6, at the 193rd meeting of The Electrochemical Society Inc. Kunz, a research scientist, conducts research on fuel cells. He holds 27 U.S. patents. The Electrochemical Society is the principal forum for the presentation of scientific research and technology advancement in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology.

Sarah Morehouse, Political Science, emeritus, The Governor as Party Leader: Campaigning and Governing (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998).

Scott Brown and Hayley Mayall, Educational Psychology, with K. Lawless and R. Mills, gave a presentation on "Knowledge, Interest, Recall and Navigation: A Look at Hypertext Processing," at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in San Diego, on April 14..

Debra Kendall, Molecular and Cell Biology, was an invited speaker at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., on April 21. The title of her talk was "Designer Signal Sequences: What They Reveal About the Protein Transport Pathway."

Jonna Kulikowich and Scott Brown, Educational Psychology, with Michael Bokoros, gave a presentation on "Uses of Statistical Tools in the Study of Learning From and With Text," at the AERA conference in San Diego, on April 16..

Jeffrey Lefebvre, Political Science, gave a talk on "The U.S. and Iraq: From Dangerous Liaison to Dangerous Confrontation," at a symposium on Iraq at Fairfield University, on April 7..

Les Mehrhoff, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Torrey Herbarium, presented "The Biological Diversity of Acadia National Park," at a National Park Service conference on rare plant monitoring in Mt. Desert Island, Me., on April 7. He also presented "Preserving New England's Biological Diversity," at Northeast Utilities' all-hands environmental workshop in Meriden, Conn., on April 16.

E. Smith, Scott Brown, and B. Silver, Educational Psychology, with M. Garry and E. Loftus, gave a presentation on "Hierarchical Structure of Memory Beliefs," at the AERA conference in San Diego, on April 13.

Bruce Stave, History and Center for Oral History, presented a public lecture, "Oral History: Preserving the Unrecorded Past," at the American Center in Nicosia, Cyprus, on March 18. In January, he chaired a session on "The Boiling Pot: Asians and African Americans in Interwar Liberal Thought," at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Seattle. In September 1997, he participated in a panel on publishing at the annual meeting of the Oral History Association in New Orleans.

Frank Stone, Education, emeritus, presented "Mutual Learning: College Students' Reports of Their Community Service Tutoring," at the American Educational Studies Association conference in San Antonio, Tx., October 30-November 2, 1997. He also will present "The Heritage of Armenia or Euphrates College, Harput (Kharpert), Turkey," at a conference on Historic Armenian Cities and Provinces: Kharpert, Ancient Sophene or Tsopk, at the University of California, Los Angeles, May 15-16.

Alice Villalobos, Physiology and Neurobiology, gave a presentation at the Sixth Annual Women in Physiology Mentoring Program Luncheon April 19 at the San Francisco Marriott. Villalobos is a postdoc in Larry Renfro's lab.

Professional Societies
Chandra Roychoudhuri, Electrical and Systems Engineering and Photonics Research Center, has been elected fellow of The International Society for Optical Engineering, for his achievements and outstanding contributions in the field. Fellows are restricted to no more than 5 percent of the voting members of the Society. He will receive his award in July 1998 at SPIE's Annual Technical Symposium in San Diego, Calif. Roychoudhuri also has been elected as a fellow of the Society of the Optical Society of America (OSA) for his pioneering contributions to optical data communication to laser diode arrays applications. The number of fellows is limited to 10 percent of the association's membership. He will receive his award May 4, at a meeting in San Francisco.

Other Activities
Ronald Rohner, Family Studies, emeritus, and Center for the Study of Parental Acceptance and Rejection, was quoted in a March 17 story on Dr. Spock's influence on parenting, on the MSNBC website.