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Activities and Achievements/Newsmakers
September 28, 1998

Newsmakers is a round-up of faculty and staff in the media.

Eldridge Adams, ecology and evolutionary biology, co-wrote an article about animal contests that appeared in the American Scientist in July-August.

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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. We also appreciate notification news and feature articles in various media for our Newsmakers column.

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.

Noel Cazenave, sociology, was featured in an article in Northeast on June 28 about his White Racism class.

The Cooperative Extension System was mentioned in the Calgary Herald on June 18 on an article about the use of pesticides.

Valerie Duffy, allied health, was quoted in an article about taste buds in the Illinois Times on July 9.

On June 1, Industrial Environmental Management ran a story on the Environmental Research Institute's tin stripping process.

Elizabeth Hanson, political science, was interviewed on the Voice of America on the modern relevance of Rabindranath Tagore, the Indian poet, philosopher, and Nobel laureate.

Wally Lamb, English, was featured in an article about his novel, I Know This Much Is True, in the Sun Herald, Biloxi, Mo., on June 28 and the Atlanta Voice on July 4.

Marc Maynard, Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, was quoted in an article in the Kentucky Enquirer on June 14 about the credibility of a survey of tobacco farmers by the Tobacco Fairness Coalition.

Minds and Music, a summer program for cultivating the musical talents of people with Williams syndrome, was featured in The Hartford Courant on June 29, New England Cable News on June 23, on WFCR radio on July 9, Channel 8 news on June 26, and in the Dallas Morning News on July 30.

An opinion piece by Amii Omara-Otunnu, history, about U.S. policy in Africa appeared in Newsday on June 10.

Joel Paul, School of Law, was interviewed by Fox 61 on July 28 about President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.

Robert Phillips, war and ethics program, was quoted in the Austin American-Statesman on February 21, in an article about the Persian Gulf War. Phillips was also interviewed by ABC Radio Network on July 19 and VOA on July 28 about a Pentagon report regarding adultery, and he was interviewed by the ABC Radio Network on July 29 on Saddam Hussein.

On July 18, Universal Press Syndicate ran a story, which The Hartford Courant published, featuring Felicia Pratto, psychology, as the co-author of a study that suggests racism is primarily an issue among men.

T.V. Rajan, pathology, Health Center, was featured in an article in The Hartford Courant on June 30 about his experiments using honey to treat allergies.

Sally Reis, educational psychology, was featured in an article in The Hartford Courant on August 24 about opportunities for young women in the 90's.

Howard Reiter, political science, was quoted in an August 20 story in the Detroit News on the Democrats' response to the scandal involving President Clinton. He also wrote an op-ed entitled "A Public Better Than Its Leaders Deserve," which appeared in The Hartford Courant on September 15 and was interviewed on WTNH Channel 8 about controversies in the White House.

Joseph Renzulli, educational psychology and Neag Center, was cited in an article in the Baltimore Sun on June 5, for his development of an enrichment model program for gifted and talented students at Stevens Middle School. .

Sandra Rigazio-DiGilio, family studies, was quoted in the Columbus Dispatch on June 14 in an article about a Family Circle survey on marriage.

Kathy Roche, of the Health Center's Poison Control Center, was mentioned in The Hartford Courant on June 9.

Steve Ross, economics, was interviewed by WFCR on August 3 about his research on why African-Americans who live in major metropolitan areas do not take jobs in the suburbs that require them to relocate.

John Silander, ecology and evolutionary biology, was mentioned in Bioscience on July 1 in an article about the palm trees of Madagascar.

C.F. Sirmans, Real Estate Center, was a guest on the Danny Fontana Show on WBT Radio in Charlotte, N.C., discussing reverse mortgages.

The Stamford campus was mentioned in an article in The Wall Street Journal on June 1 about the revitalization of the city of Stamford. The new buildings at the Stamford campus were featured in the Boston Sunday Globe on May 3.

On May 19, The Hartford Courant ran a story about the antitrust case against Microsoft that quoted Kurt Strasser, School of Law.

The renovation of the Student Recreational & Athletic Center in the Field House was featured in an article in the 1998 Architectural Showcase.

The Integrated Pest Management program was featured in articles in the Orlando Sentinel and the Calgary Herald in June.

UConn's association with Pfizer Inc. in developing a new research facility was widely reported, including articles in Medical Marketing & Media in June, The New York Times on July 15, and USA Today (Europe) on March 9.

David Wagner, ecology and evolutionary biology, was featured in an article about moths in Northeast magazine on September 6.

Karen Grava Williams, media communications, wrote an op-ed about school calendar reform which appeared in The Hartford Courant on August 23.