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Activities and Achievements
July 27, 1998

We invite faculty (including emeriti), staff and graduate students to submit entries for Activities and Achievements. Entries must be typed and e-mail submissions are strongly encouraged. Grants received through the Research Foundation are listed separately, generally on page 6. Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu, editor, compiles this section and questions may be directed to her at (860) 486-3530.

Ann Denny, was appointed manager of parking services in June, replacing Georgianna Gagne, who retired after 30 years of service. Denny comes to UConn from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, where she was parking manager.

Donna Wakeman, was appointed interim director of parking and transportation in June. She replaced Bill Barrett, who has accepted a position at California State University, Fullerton. Wakeman has been manager of central stores at UConn since 1992.

Kenneth Cutler has been named associate director of athletics for advancement, effective July 31. He joins UConn from Penn State University, where he supervised the athletic development program.

Articles & Chapters
Scott Brown, Educational Psychology, with E.P. Roetert, T.S. Ellenbecker, and T. Gibson, "Shoulder Internal and External Rotation Range of Motion in Elite Junior Tennis Players: A Longitudinal Analysis," in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 30, No. 5, Supplement S163. The paper was also presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference in Orlando, Fla., on June 4.

Odvard Dyrli, Education, emeritus, "Fifty Ways to Build a Web Site," Technology and Learning (February 1998), pp. 39-44.

Steven D. Cohen, Toxicology, has received The Society of Toxicology - Board of Publications Award 1998 for best publication during 1996-97 for his article on "Identification of a 54 kDa Mitochondrial Acetaminophen-Binding Protein as Aldehyde Dehydrogenase" in the society's journal Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Vol. 141 (1996), pp. 299-307.

Ramesh B. Malla, Civil Engineering and Connecticut Space Grant College Consortium, was guest editor of the April 1998 special issue of the Journal of Aerospace Engineering of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He also is associate editor of the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Cheryl Beck, Nursing, gave a pre-conference workshop on "Qualitative research methods for novice researchers," at the Eastern Nursing Research Society conference in Rochester, NY, on April 23. Also at that conference Beck presented a paper with Robert Gable, Educational Psychology, titled "Postpartum Depression Screening Scale: Its Development and Initial Psychometric Testing," on April 25.

Diane Burgess, Pharmaceutics, gave an invited presentation on "Influence of Interfacial Properties of Span Surfactants on w/o and w/o/w emulsion stability" at a symposium on Emulsions, Foams and Thin Films at the 72nd American Chemical Society Colloid and Surface Science Symposium at Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa.

Karyl Burns, Nursing, gave a presentation on "Generalizability Theory" at the Eastern Nursing Research Society conference in Rochester, NY, on April 23.

Robin Froman, Nursing, gave a presentation on "Use of Factor Analysis for Instrument Development in Health Care," at the Eastern Nursing Research Society conference in Rochester, NY, on April 23. Also at that conference, Froman presented a paper titled "How Confident Do Youngsters Feel About Performing Health Care Tasks?" and organized and moderated a symposium on "Measurement of Self-Efficacy for Health Care Tasks." She also was invited expert consultant on instrument development methods and chair of the special interest group on measurement methods.

William Stwalley, Physics, gave an invited presentation on "Making Molecules at MicroKelvin," during a conference on Bose-Einstein Condensa- tion at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, March 30 through April 3.

Karen Westberg, Educational Psychology and Neag Center, gave a presentation titled "Developing Curriculum for High Ability Learners: Examples Using the Multiple Menu Model" at the annual convention of the Council for Exceptional Children on April 16.

Thomas Wilsted, Dodd Center, led a two-day workshop on Managing Archival and Manuscript Repositories at the Association of Canadian Archivists Conference in Halifax, November Scotia, and gave a paper titled "Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics: Measuring Success in Archival Programs."

Professional Societies
Joseph Renzulli, Educational Psychology and Neag Center, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Spanish Society for the Study of Giftedness at the Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, and the Gifted Education Advisory Committee of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

William Stwalley, Physics, served last winter on the review of allocations for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Other Activities
Carol Lammi-Keefe, Nutritional Sciences, was selected to participate in a university exhibition and reception on How Agricultural Science Research Serves the Nation, sponsored by the Board on Agriculture and Council on Governmental Affairs of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, in the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C., on May 19. Lammi-Keefe's exhibit, "Study of Women and Their Intake of Certain Fatty Acids Which Are Linked to Growth and Development of the Central Nervous System and Brain," was one of 40 exhibits from universities nationwide.