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Activities and Achievements
(March 22, 1999)
Articles & Chapters
Jeffrey Lefebvre, Political Science, "The United States, Ethiopia, and the 1963 Somalia-Soviet Arms Deal: Containment and the Balance of Power Dilemma in the Horn of Africa," Journal of Modern African Studies, 36.4, December 1998, pp. 611-43.
Robert Phillips, Philosophy, Hartford Campus, "Deconstructing the Mass: The Hidden Assault of the Liturgical Reform," The Latin Mass Quarterly, Winter 1999.
Sally Reis, Educational Psychology and Neag Center, "The Gifted Child," in M.D. Levine, W.B. Carey and A.C. Crocker, eds., Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, (1998) pp. 653-62.
Thomas F. Shea, English, "More Matter With More Art: Typescript Emendations in Patrick McGinley's Bogmail," The Canadian Journal of Irish Literature, 23.2 (1997), pp. 23-39.
Michael Young, Educational
Psychology, "Multimedia in Education: Magic or Myth?" in
Curriculum Administrator, March 1999.
Mike Durkin, Campus Activities, received the 1998 Outstanding New Professional Award from the National Association of Campus Activities Region 1 at the annual fall conference on November 14, in Manchester, N.H. The award is given annually to a professional staff member in the field of student activities who has had three years of professional experience or less, has had significant impact on their campus community, and has participated as a NACA volunteer.
Chris Elphick, Ecology &
Evolutionary Biology, recently won the British Ecological Society's
1998 Southwood Award for the best paper by a
young author in the Journal of Applied Ecology,
for a paper coauthored with L.W. Oring, "Winter
management of Californian rice fields for
waterbirds," Journal of Applied Ecology,
35, 1998: pp. 95-108.
Carl Schlichting, Ecology
& Evolutionary Biology, and Massimo
Pigliucci, former Ph.D.
student, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,
Phenotypic Evolution: A Reaction Norm
(Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Mass., 1998).
Debra Kendall, Molecular &
Cell Biology, has been appointed to the editorial
board of the
Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Larry Goodheart, History, Hartford campus, lectured on "Spielberg's Amistad and the Abolitionists," on February 26 at the Connecticut Historical Society.
Rhonda Hoffman, Animal Science, was an invited speaker on the topic of horse nutrition for the 33rd University of Nottingham Feed Manufacturers Conference, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, U.K., January 2-6. Hoffman was the only speaker at the conference from the United States.
Maria-Luz D. Samper, Labor Education Center, presented a paper on "The Gendered Dimensions of Global Information Technology and the Deconstruction of Space" at the 69th annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society in Boston, Mass., on March 4.
Carl Schaefer, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, presented a plenary paper at the Brazilian Congress of Entomology in Rio de Januaryiro in August. The paper, "Phylogeny, systematics, and practical entomology: the Heteroptera (Hemiptera)," has since been published in the An. Soc. Entomol. Brasil, 27, pp. 499-511). Schaefer also chaired a workshop on "Biogeography and Biodiversity of Aquatic Insects," at the sixth European Congress of Entomology in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, in August.
David Walker, Political Science, presented "Devolution in America: 1969-1998," to the annual meeting of the American Politics group, Selwyn College, Cambridge University, U.K.
Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh, Political
Science, presented "The Democratic Optimism of Hanna
Pitkin," at an international colloquium series at the
University of California, Berkeley.
Venu Menon, Mathematics, Stamford Campus, received funding to run the conference "Topological Methods in Computer Science" on April 10 at the Stamford campus. The journal Theoretical Computer Science will publish the conference proceedings.