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Activities & Achievements
August 31, 1998

We invite faculty (including emeriti), staff and graduate students to submit entries for Activities and Accomplishments. 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.

Lauren Shea, has been appointed as marketing services specialist in University Communications. Shea has previously worked for The Hartford Courant, Aetna, and the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Articles and Chapters
Jeffrey Bocarsly and Carl David, Chemistry, "Using Linux/MacroModel to do Quantum Chemistry in the Physical Chemistry Lab," Journal of Chemical Education, (May 1998).

Joseph Renzulli and Sally Reis, Educational Psychology and Neag Center, "Como desarrollar auténticos grupos en los que se logre fomentar el enriquecimiento acalémico," Cuna de un mejor mañana, Vol. 1 (1998), pp. 12-21.

Barth Smets, Civil and Environmental Engineering, review of Biosolids Treatment and Management. Processes for Beneficial Use, in Environmental Progress (April-June 1998).

M.J. Paley, J.M. Price, graduate students, and Donald Tepas Psychology, "The Impact of a Change in Rotating Shift Schedules: A Comparison of the Effects of 8, 10 and 14 Hour Work Shifts," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 21, Nos. 3-4 (1998).

Robert G. Jensen, Nutritional Sciences, emeritus, was awarded the Supelco/Nicholas Pelick- AOCS Research Award on May 12 for his research on bovine and human milk lipids.

Adriane Lyon, Torrington campus, received an honorable mention in the New England Writers Winners' List 1998 for her poem "Low Tide". It will be published in The Anthology of New England Writers.

An Internet site, "Microscopy: An Overview," developed by Thomas Terry, Molecular and Cell Biology, has been selected as a three-star "Indispensable" site in the BioMedLink database. BioMedLink, sometimes described as "the Yahoo for biological and medical researchers," is an evaluated and annotated database of Internet resources for the bio/medical community. Terry's site is at

The ConneCT Management Advisory Committee has recognized UConn for exemplary work in demonstrating the use of the web and for continued leadership in the state's Internet activities. See where the University's website is the featured site of the State of Connecticut website.

Peggy Chin, Nursing, is editor of Advances in Nursing Science.

Olga Church, Nursing, is editorial advisor for the U.S. and Canada for the International Journal of Substance Misuse, editor for the historiography section of the Western Journal of Nursing Research, and a member of the editorial boards of the International History of Nursing Journal and the Nursing History Review.

Robin Froman, Nursing, is assistant editor of Research in Nursing and Health, and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Early Adolescence and the Journal of Nursing Measurement.

Donald H. Crosby, Modern and Classical Languages, emeritus, completed a six-part lecture series on "The Power of Mythology: Heroes, Superheroes and Icons." The series was presented in the "Campus on the Mall" program of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Francine DeFranco, University Libraries, gave a presentation titled "Training for Transition: A Training Program for Staff Transitioning to Public Services," at the Living the Future II conference at the University of Arizona, April 21-24. Also at that conference, DeFranco and Meredith Petersons, University Libraries, presented a poster session on surveying library users, titled "Gathering Data in a Team Environment," and Brinley Franklin, University Libraries, presented "Living the Future in a Unionized Library."

Judith Meagher, Education, gave a presentation on the role of the faculty adviser in chapter vitality at the Northeast Region I of Pi Lambda Theta conference in Richmond, Va., July 9-11.

Maria-Luz D. Samper, Labor Education Center, gave a presentation on "The Social, Economic and Political Context of the New International Division of Labor" at the Northeast UCLEA Summer School for Union Women in Amherst, Mass., on July 21.

John Tanaka, Chemistry, attended both the International Symposium in Washington and the International Conference on Solid Dielectrics in Sweden.

Jeffrey von Munkwitz Smith, Registrar, gave a presentation on "Approaches to RFPs for Student Information Systems" at the annual meeting of the College and University Computer Users' Association in Atlanta in May.

Professional Societies
Eleanor Krohn Herrmann, Nursing, emeritus, has been elected President-elect of the American Association for the History of Nursing.

Mary Ann Lally, Human Resources, was elected for a two-year term to the executive board of Northeast Region I of Pi Lambda Theta at a conference in Richmond, Va., July 9-11. Pi Lambda Theta is an international honor society and professional association in education. Pi Lambda Theta is an international honor society and professional association in education.