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Activities and Achievements - Newsmakers
December 14, 1998

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Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu, ed., compiles this section and questions may be directed to her at (860) 486-3530.

Editorials praising the gains made by UConn through the UCONN2000 program have appeared in The Hartford Courant (August 18 and October 23); The Day of New London (September 29 and Nov. 15); The New Haven Register (November 1); The Middletown Press (November 4); and on WFSB-TV3 (November 18-19).

Elvita Dominique, a senior at Westhill High School who participated in UConn's Mentor Connection, wrote an op-ed on youth violence that appeared in the Stamford Advocate September 2.

Ken Dautrich, director of the Center for Survey Research and Analysis, appeared on MSNBC three different times Nov 3., interpreting the meaning of various elections and discussing the winners and losers of those elections.

Joseph Crivello, an associate professor of physiology and neurobiology, was featured in The New York Times November 1 and in Newsday November 10 concerning his investigation into the health of the salt marshes on Long Island Sound.

Howard Reiter, a professor of political science, was quoted in a November 4 story in The New York Times on the U.S. Senate race between Chris Dodd and Gary Franks.

Yi Li, an assistant professor of plant science, was featured in The Hartford Courant about his genetic tomato seeds that were aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on November 4.

Maurice Gell, a professor in residence of metallurgy, was featured in the New Haven Register about a grant he and Inframat Corp. received from the Office of Naval Research for nanophase research.

WTIC Radio interviewed Jeffrey Lefebvre, director of the Middle East Languages and Area Studies Program, on November 12 regarding the Middle East peace agreement.

Maria Luz Fernandez, an associate professor of nutritional sciences, was quoted in an October 1 story in the New Haven Register about olestra.

An exhibit at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, The Southern New England Telephone: Treasures From The First Fifty Years 1878-1928, was featured in The New York Times Nov.15.

The University's 16.9 percent increase in its freshman class was the subject of an article in The Hartford Courant on October 22.

Kathleen Moore, assistant professor of political science, was quoted in an article about Sufism, a form of Islam, in The Philadelphia Inquirer on September 6.

Susan Spiggle, head of the marketing department, was quoted in the San Diego Union-Tribune Sept.20, about suggestive sales techniques used by more and more retailers.

A conference at The Asian American Cultural Center, The Home and The World: Rabindranath Tagore at the End of the Millennium, was featured in The Hartford Courant on September 16.

Erika Anderson, an instructor in the communications department, discussed the Internet and relationships during the 11 p.m. news on Channel 3.