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Activities and Achievements
February 8, 1999

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

Articles & Chapters
Brinley Franklin, University Libraries, "Beyond Shared Leadership," College and Research Libraries News, 60.1 (January 1999), pp. 22-3.

Jennifer Sterling-Folker, Political Science, has published "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Assertive Multilateralism and Post-Cold War U.S. Foreign Policy Making," in After the End: Making U.S. Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War World, James M. Scott, ed. (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1998), pp. 277-304.

X. Jerry Yang, Animal Science, "In Vitro and In Vivo Survival of Frozen-Thawed Bovine Oocytes After IVF, Nuclear Transfer and Parthenogenetic Activation," Molecular Reproduction and Development, 51 (1998), 281-6; "Parthenogenetic Development and Protein Patterns of Newly Matured Bovine Oocytes After Chemical Activation," Molecular Reproduction and Development, 49 (1998), 298-307; "Control of Oocyte Maturation in Cows -- Biological Factors," Theriogenology, 49 (1998), 471-82.

Awards & Honors
Joe Morrone, Sport, Leisure & Exercise Sciences, received the Walt Chyzowych Award at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention in Philadelphia on January 23. The award recognizes a lifetime of advancing the level of play and promoting the development of soccer among youth and adults nationwide. Morrone also was inducted as a charter member of the newly created Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame on January 30 in Rocky Hill, in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a coach and administrator at all levels of the sport.

Bruce Stave, History and Center for Oral History, and Michelle Palmer, Center for Oral History, Witnesses to Nuremberg: An Oral History of American Participants at the War Crimes Trials (New York: Twayne/Simon & Schuster Oral History Series, 1998).

Alan Brush, Physiology & Neurobiology, emeritus, was an invited speaker at Dinofest in Philadelphia. Brush, one of a team sent by the Academy of Natural Science in Philadelphia, gave a presentation on "Protofeathers: What Are We Looking For?" based on his experience in China studying the feathered dinosaur recently found there. He also gave a presentation on "Structural Processes and Constraints in a Primitive Feather," as an invited speaker at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology symposium on The Evolutionary Origin of Feathers in January.

Donald Cosby, Modern & Classical Languages, emeritus, presented two lectures on "Modern Mythology in the 'Star Wars' Trilogy" at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., on January 21.

Dale Dreyfuss, Chancellors Office, Business & Administration, gave a presentation at the 1998 mid-year conference of the Construction Owners Association of America in Las Vegas.

Larry Goodheart, History, Hartford Campus, spoke on "Spielbergs Amistad and the Abolitionists" at the Travelers Education Center in Hartford on December 15.

Clyde Jones, Family Studies, emeritus, gave a presentation "Standards for Art Activities in Early Childhood Programs," at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children in Toronto, Ontario, on November 20.

Thomas Kehle, Victoria Spackman, former graduate student, John Hintze, and Melissa Bray, Educational Psychology, "An Intervention Program to Increase Reading Fluency," Special Services in the Schools, 14.1/2 (1998).

Debra Kendall, Molecular & Cell Biology, was an invited speaker at NeXstar Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Boulder, Colo. on November 16. The title of my talk was: "The Cannabinoid Receptor: A Model for G Protein-Coupled Receptor Activity."

Henry Krisch, Political Science, gave a presentation "Integrating Eastern Germany into a German Political System," at the German Studies Association meeting in Salt Lake City, Ut., in October. He also presented "Collapse of Ruling Party Legitimacy in the GDR, 1981-89," at the triennial conference of the Eastern German Studies Association in Montreal, Canada, in November.

Linda Pescatello, Allied Health, presented a seminar on "Bone Metabolic Disease" at the University of Hartford on January 26.

Sharon Rallis, Educational Leadership, presented a paper, "Perspectives on Knowledge and the Role of Dialogue in Inquiry," at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association in Chicago, in November.

Howard Reiter, Political Science, presented a paper, "The Building of a Bifactional Structure: The Democrats in the 1940s," to the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association in Chicago.

Ronald Schack, Political Science, doctoral student, presented "How to Make Sure Performance Measures Get Used," at a performance management conference at the Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University.

Bruce Stave, History and Center for Oral History, chaired and commented at a session on "Collective and Selective Memory," at the annual meeting of the Oral History Association in Buffalo, N.Y., in October; chaired a session on "Changing the Rules, Changing Politics," at the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association in Chicago, in November; and spoke on "Oral History and Memory" to the Oral History Program of the Peking University American Studies Center, Peking University (Beida), Beijing, Peoples Republic of China, in December.

Steve Wisensale, Family Studies, gave a talk on "Generational Equity" to legislators on January 27 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Wisensale also has prepared a 25-page "Legislator's Guide to the Generational Equity Debate."

Professional Societies
Harold Brody, Engineering, emeritus, has been appointed by the Universities Space Research Association Board of Trustees to serve a three-year term on the Science and Engineering Education Council.

Other Activities
Robert Wildman, Dramatic Arts, Connecticut Repertory Theater, recently served on a five-person selection panel for Theatre Communications Group Observership grants. The grants enable artistic directors, managing directors and other resident artistic or management personnel of TCG constituent theatres to travel.