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Activities and Achievements
September 14, 1998

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We invite faculty (including emeriti), staff and graduate students to submit entries for Activities & Achievements. Entries must be typed. 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.

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Articles & Chapters
Richard M. Clark, Nutritional Sciences, Lili Yao, graduate student, Li She, graduate student, and Harold Furr, Nutritional Sciences, "A Comparison of Lycopene and Canthaxanthin Absorption: Using the Rat to Study the Absorption of Non-Provitamin A Carotenoids," Lipids, Vol. 33, No. 2 (1998), pp. 159-63.

Arthur S. Abramson, Linguistics, emeritus, "The Complex Acoustic Output of a Single Articulatory Gesture: Pattani Malay Word-Initial Consonant Length," Papers from the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, pp. 1-20.

Akosua Addo, Music, "Melody, Language and the Development of Singing in the Curriculum," British Journal of Music Education (1998) pp. 139-48.

Robert Gable, Educational Psychology, reviews of Motivated Strategies for Learning and Self-Description Questionnaire, in Thirteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook, Buros Institute, pp. 681-2 and 889-91.

Robert Gable, Educational Psychology, with M. Gentry and L.R. Maxfield, former graduate students, "Construct Validity: Evidence for Enrichment Clusters and Regular Classrooms: Are They Different as Students See Them?" Educational and Psychological Measurement, (April 1998), pp. 258-74.

James Green, Gwen Gustafson, Psychology, and Anne McGhie, former graduate student, "Changes in Infants' Cries as a Function of Time in a Cry Bout," Child Development, Vol. 69, No. 2 (April-May 1998), pp. 271-9.

Thomas G. Paterson, History, emeritus, "In Marshall's Time: Nation Building in a Transforming World," George C. Marshall's Mediation Mission to China (1998), pp. 515-26, and "U.S. Intervention in Cuba, 1898: Interpreting the Spanish-American-Cuban-Filipino War," Magazine of History (Spring 1998), pp. 5-10.

Louise Simmons, Social Work, "A New Urban Conservatism: The Case of Hartford, Connecticut," Journal of Urban Affairs, Vol. 20, No. 2, (1998).

David A. Solomon, English, review of Carthusian Spirituality; the Writings of Hugh of Balma and Guigo de Ponte, in Sixteenth Century Journal (1998), and "Forging a New Identity: Narcissism and Imagination in the Mysticism of Ignatius Loyola," Christianity and Literature (Winter 1998).

Robert Thorson, Geology and Geophysics, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship for $27,000 for his study, Environmental Geology in Chile.

Thomas G. Paterson, History, emeritus, and Robert J. McMahon, former graduate student, (eds.) The Origins of the Cold War (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999).

Zbigniew J. Witczak, Pharmacy, has been elected to the advisory and editorial board of Investigational Drugs, a new international journal published by Current Drugs Ltd., London.

Akosua Addo, Music, gave a presentation titled "Integrational Dialogues and its Role in Creating Cultural Diversity in Music Education," for the International Music Council of UNESCO in Aarhus, Denmark, July 1-6. Addo also gave a presentation titled "Re-presenting Children Music Cultures: Multimedia Ethnography," at the 23rd ISME Conference in Pretoria, South Africa, July 17-25.

Cora Lynn Deibler, Art and Art History, gave a presentation of her recent illustration work during the Seventh Annual "Return of the Communication Design Graduates" seminar at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, May 1.

Paul Kramer, Pharmaceutics, gave an invited symposium presentation on "Techniques for Studying the Pulmonary Absorption and Disposition of Drugs," at the American Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences eastern regional meeting in Parsippany, N.J., on June 1.

Edward C. Monahan, Marine Sciences and Sea Grant, gave an invited lecture, "Inferring Near-Sea-Surface Wind Speeds from Oceanic Whitecap Coverage" in a session he co-chaired on Air-Sea Interaction at the Fourth Pacific Ocean Remote Sensing Conference held in Qingdao, People's Republic of China, on July 28.

Dennison Nash, Anthropology, emeritus, organized and chaired the opening session on tourism, presented a paper, "Rethinking the Anthropological Approach to Tourism," and delivered a concluding statement at the 1998 meeting of the International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnobological Science in Williamsburg, Va., on August 5.

Louise Simmons, Social Work, presented a paper "Issues in Building Community-Labor Alliances" at the University and College Labor Education Association Annual Conference in San Jose, California, May 2. In addition, Simmons was a panelist on a plenary entitled "Devolution, Nonprofits and the Future of the Welfare State" at the Urban Affairs Association Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, April 23. She also presented a paper, co-authored with Marcia Bok, Social Work, emeritus, "Out of Poverty: What Do Education and Training or a Labor Force Attachment Model Offer Low Income Women in Connecticut?" at the Institute for Women's Policy Research Fifth Policy Research Conference in Washington, D.C., June 12.

Zbigniew J. Witczak, Pharmacy, presented a paper titled "New Stereoselective Approaches to (1-4)-, and (1-2)-S-thiotrisaccharides from Levoglucosenone" at the International Carbohydrate Symposium in San Diego, on August 9-14.

Professional Societies
Charles Caley, Pharmacy, has been appointed program chair for the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists.

Olga Church, Nursing, has been appointed to a three-year term on the research review committee for the research grants program of the American Nurses Foundation in Washington, D.C.