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Activities and Achievements
October 5, 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. 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.

Articles and Chapters
Cheryl Beck, Nursing, "A Review of Research Instruments for Use During the Postpartum Period," The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 23 (1998), pp. 254-61.

Cheryl Beck, Nursing, "Postpartum Onset of Panic Disorder," Image: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 30 (1998), pp. 131-5.

Nancy Bull, Cooperative Extension, "Remember Me, Too," in Robert Lusch and Patrick Dunne, Casebook to Accompany Retailing, third edition (Dryden Press, 1998). The article is a case study about the decision-making process for locating a specialty store that is focused on the needs of pets.

Jean Givens, Art, "The Leaves of Southwell Revisited," Southwell and Nottinghamshire: Medieval Art, Architecture and Industry, ed. Jennifer Alexander, BAA Conference Transactions, 21 (1998), pp. 44-59.

Hugh Hamill, History, emeritus, "'Vencer o morir por la patria!' La invasión de España y algunas consecuencias para México, 1808-1810," Interpretaciones de la Independencia de México, ed. Josefina Vazquez (México: Nueva Imagen, 1997), pp. 71-101.

Richard Hiskes, Political Science, "Hazardous Liaisons: Risk, Power and Politics in the Liberal State, Policy Studies Journal, 26.2 (Summer 1998), pp. 186-201.

Jeffrey Lefebvre, Political Science, "Red Sea Security and Geopolitical Economy of Hanish Islands Dispute," Middle East Journal, 52 (1998), pp. 367-85.

Christopher Marsh, Political Science, graduate student, "Realigning Lithuanian Foreign Relations," Journal of Baltic Studies, 29 (1998), pp. 283-301.

J. Henry Owusu, Geography, "The Myth of Development Under Ghana's Structural Adjustment Program: Evidence from the Formal Wood-Processing Sector (1983-1991)," in S. Adjibolosoo and B. Ofori-Amoah, eds., Addressing Misconceptions About Africa's Development: Seeing Beyond the Veil (Lewiston, N.Y.: The Edwin Mellen Press), pp. 193-216.

Linda Pescatello, Allied Health, and Donna Murphy, "Lower Intensity Physical Activity is Advantageous for Fat Distribution and Blood Glucose Among Viscerally Obese Older Adults," Medicine, Science, Sports and Exercise, 30.9 (1998), pp. 1408-13. The study described in this article also received the 1996 American College of Sports Medicine Healthy People 2000 Physical Activity Promotion Award.

Peter Trumbore, Political Science, graduate student, "Public Opinion as a Domestic Constraint in International Negotiations: Two-Level Games in the Anglo-Irish Peace Process," International Studies Quarterly, 42 (1998), pp. 545-66.

Dennis Bushnell, Engineering, alumnus, was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering on October 4. Bushnell is senior scientist with NASA at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. The Academy provides independent advice to the federal government on issues of engineering and technology. Election to the Academy by peers in engineering is one of the highest recognitions an engineer can achieve.

David Yalof, Political Science, was named winner of the national competition for the Best Dissertation on the American Presidency prize by the Center for Presidential Studies, George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, for his dissertation "Choosing Supreme Court Nominees: Selection Politics from Truman to Reagan." The dissertation was also accorded an honorable mention for the American Political Science Association's Corwin Award for the best dissertation in public law.

Evvie Becker-Lausen, Psychology, Elizabeth Rankin, Psychology, graduate student, and Annette Rickel, High-Risk Sexual Behavior: Interventions with Vulnerable Populations (Plenum Publishing, 1998).

Lynn Z. Bloom, English, Aetna Chair of Writing, Composition Studies as a Creative Art: Teaching, Writing, Scholarship, Administration (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1998).

Richard Hiskes, Political Science, Democracy, Risk and Community: Technological Hazards and the Evolution of Liberalism (London: Oxford University Press, 1998).

Carol Polifroni, Nursing, and Marylou Welch, Perspective on Philosophy of Science in Nursing: An Historical and Contemporary Anthology (Philadelphia: Lippincott Raven, 1998).

Herbert Spirer, Stamford campus MBA program, emeritus, and Louise Spirer, UConn alumna, and A.J. Jaffe, second edition, Misused Statistics (New York: Marcel Dekker Inc., 1998).

Herbert Spirer, Stamford campus MBA program, emeritus, and Louise Spirer, UConn alumna, translations of Data Analysis for Monitoring Human Rights (Washington: AAAS, 1993) into Russian (Moscow: Izdatelstvo "Prava Cheloveka," 1998), Indonesian (Bandung: Penerbit ITB, 1997) and French (Washington: AAAS, 1997).

Antonia Brancia Maxon, Communication Sciences, Childhood Hearing Impairment Program, gave an invited presentation, "Diagnosis and Habilitation of Hearing Loss Following Universal Newborn Hearing Screening," at the European Consensus Development Conference on Neonatal Hearing Screening, in Milan, Italy, May 17-18.

Mark Emmert, Chancellor, was on a panel to open "Learning Solutions '98," the first annual conference on the future of distance learning in Connecticut, on September 24.

Annette Fitzgerald, Cooperative Extension, gave an invited presentation, "Developing Partnerships to Teach Financial Services," for the Department of Treasury at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, on September 14.

Carl Schaefer, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, gave a paper "Phylogeny, Systematics, and Practical Entomology," at the 17th Congresso Brasileiro de Entomologia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 9-14. He also chaired a workshop on "Biodiversity and Biogeography of Aquatic Insects," at the sixth European Congress of Entomology, August 23-29.

William Stwalley, Physics, gave the first Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy Lecture on "Photoassociation of Ultracold Atoms: A New Tool for Molecular Spectroscopy," at the 53rd International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, June 14-19. Stwalley also gave an invited lecture on "Determination of Long-Range Interactions from Photoassociative Spectroscopy of Ultracold Atoms," at the 14th International Conference on Spectral Line Shapes at Pennsylvania State University, State College, June 22-26.

Donald Tepas, Psychology, gave an invited keynote address titled "Work Shift Usability Testing: Avoiding the Problems of Fatigue and Stress as Concepts," at the second European Symposium of Ergonomics, Troia, Portugal, 3-5 June. Jane Price, Psychology, graduate student, co-authored the paper. At the meeting, Tepas was given a gold medal for his professional contributions by the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa.

Other Activities
A politics teaching simulation developed for use in undergraduate classes by Richard Vengroff, Political Science, "Local Development: The Simularia Integrated Rural Development Case," has been published by Kumarian Press of West Hartford.