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Activities and Achievements
September 20, 1999

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We invite faculty (including emeriti), staff and graduate students to submit entries for Activities & Achievements. Entries must be typed and e-mail submissions are strongly encouraged: Call Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu, editor, at (860) 486-3530 if you have questions.

Articles & Chapters
David Garnes, University Libraries, contributed two chapters to Francis Crowley, ed., Stories from the Other Side: The Thematic Memoir (McGraw-Hill, 1999).

Nancy Sheehan, Family Studies and Center on Aging and Human Development, "The Resident Services Coordinator Program: Bringing Service Coordination to Federally Assisted Senior Housing," in L. Pastalan (ed.), Making Aging in Place Work (New York: Haworth Press). The article was simultaneously published in Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 13 (1999), pp. 35-49.

Nancy Sheehan and Laura Donofrio, Family Studies and Center on Aging and Human Development, "Efforts to Create Meaning in the Relationship Between Aging Mothers and Their Caregiving Daughters: A Qualitative Study of Caregiving," Journal of Aging Studies, 13 (1999), pp. 161-76.

Crayton Walker, Operations & Information Management, emeritus, with Kevin Dooley, "The Stability of Self-Organized Rule-Following Work Teams," Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 5.1 (1999), pp. 5-30.

Jay Bancroft, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student, was awarded a post-doc with the USDA Beneficial Insect Introduction Lab to study the Asian longhorned beetle. The beetle attacks numerous tree species and is an especially serious threat to maples if it spreads. He will model its spread and investigate eradication/management alternatives.

Bob Capers, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student, has received an EPA fellowship. The fellowship is offered under the EPA's Science To Achieve Results (STAR) program and is renewable for up to three years

Cat Cardeleus, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student, was awarded the best poster prize by the American Fern Society at the International Botanical Congress in August in St. Louis, Mo. The congress is held only once every six years.

Rob Colwell, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, was awarded the 1999 Distinguished Service Award by the ESA, for work with ESA publications. Only one such award is given per year.

Fred Ogden, Civil Engineering, was given the Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Best Reviewer Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Water Resources Engineering Division, at its annual conference in Seattle on Aug. 10.
Choice selected Social Movements in Politics: A Comparative Study, by Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh, Political Science, as one of its "Outstanding Academic Books of 1998."

David Cournoyer and Waldo Klein, Social Work, Research Methods for Social Work (Allyn & Bacon, 2000). The book was released in August and is currently in use in UConn classrooms.

Brenda Murphy, English, ed., The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Rhonda Hoffman, Animal Science, presented a paper on, "Dietary Vitamin E Supplemented in the Periparturient Period Influences Immunoglobulins in Equine Colostrum and Passive Transfer in Foals," at the 16th Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society Symposium, June 2-5, Raleigh, N.C.

James Knox, Molecular & Cell Biology, gave a presentation on his atomic-level analysis of enzymes, which are the agents of bacterial resistance to penicillin-type antibiotics, while serving on the Scientific Organizing Committee for the International Congress on Beta-Lactamases held in L'Aquila, Italy, June 16-19. The results were also presented to a meeting of the International Union of Crystallography in Glasgow, Scotland, on August 6-12.

Jane O'Donnell, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, gave an illustrated talk, "Connecticut's Changing Butterfly Fauna: Evidence from the Connecticut Butterfly Atlas Project," at the 52nd meeting of The Lepidopterists' Society held in Sierra Vista, Ariz., August 3-9.

Maria-Luz Samper, Labor Education, was a visiting professor and guest lecturer at the Institut d'Étude du Developpement Economique et Social of the University of Paris 1, The Sorbonne, in May. She also gave presentations on leadership skills and chaired a panel on "Union Women and the Working Women's Agenda" for the 24th Northeast Summer School for Union Women, at the George Meany Center, Silver Spring, Md., August 1-5.

Steve Wisensale, Family Studies, presented a paper on "The Family and Medical Leave Act in Appeals Court Decisions Since its Implementation in 1993," at the annual conference of the American Political Science Association in Atlanta in September.

Other Activities
Evarist Gine, Mathematics, was on the organizing committee for The Second International Conference on High Dimensional Probability, sponsored by the Department of Statistics, University of Washington, the Division of Mathematical Sciences of the National Science Foundation, and the National Security Agency. The conference was held at the University of Washington, Seattle, on August 1-7.

Eric Schauber, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student, was featured in an article in the August issue of Audubon Magazine on the ecology of Lyme disease, titled "Peril in the Understory."

Harold Spencer, History of Art, emeritus, served as guest curator of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Conn., from 1996-1998. He is currently vice president of the Weir Farm Trust, Weir Farm National Historic Site, in Wilton, Conn.

Charles Yarish, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Stamford Campus, was an invited participant at a NOAA/Dept. of Commerce-sponsored workshop on aquaculture on August 11-13.