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Activities and Achievements
January 24, 2000

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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: Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu, editor,

Articles & Chapters
Henrietta Bernal, Nursing, La investigacion en salud comunitaria en el nuevo mileno," Metas de Enfermeria, 12 (1999), pp. 9-15.

Lucy Blejwas, Nursing, & W. Marshall, "A Supervisory Level Self-Directed Work Team," The Health Care Supervisor, 17.4 (1999), pp. 14-21.

Brinley Franklin, University Libraries, with Danuta Nitecki, "New Measures for Research Libraries," The Journal of Academic Librarianship (November 1999).

Thomas Hebert, Educational Psychology, former graduate student, and Sally Reis, Educational Psychology and Neag Center, "Culturally Diverse High-Achieving Students in an Urban High School," Urban Education, 34.4 (November 1999), pp. 428-57.

Kathryn Hegedus, Nursing, "Providers' and Consumers' Perspective of Nurses' Caring Behaviors," Journal of Advanced Nursing, 30.5 (1999), pp. 1090-96.

Linda Pescatello, Allied Health, "Physical Activity, Cardiometabolic Health and Older Adults Recent Findings," Sports Medicine 15 (1999), pp. 315-23.

Joseph Renzulli, Educational Psychology and Neag Center, "What is This Thing Called Giftedness, and How Do We Develop It? A 25-Year Perspective," Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 23.1 (1999), pp. 3-54; "Reflections, Perceptions, and Future Directions," Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 23.1 (1999), pp. 125-46; with Sally Reis, Educational Psychology and Neag Center, "Research Relating to the Development of Creative Productivity Using the Enrichment Triad Model," in A.S. Fishkin, B. Crammond,& P. Olszewski-Kubilius, eds., Investigating Creativity in Youth: Research and Methods (Cresskill, N.J.: Hampton Press Inc., 1999).

Robert Whitlatch and Jay Stachowicz, Marine Sciences, "Species Diversity Enhances Ecosystem Resistance to Invasion in a Marine Ecosystem," Science 1499, 1577-159. The article was featured in The Hartford Courant (Nov. 19), Business Week (Dec. 6) and Discovery Channel Online (Dec. 2).

Awards & Honors
Anthony DiBenedetto, Polymer Science and Chemical Engineering, emeritus, received a Dr.h.c. from the Technical University of Brno, Czech Republic, in November, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the university's school of chemistry.

Changfeng Gui, Mathematics, has been awarded the André-Aisenstadt Prize by the Centre de Recherches Mathematiques of Canada. The prize is given to young mathematicians for research achievement in pure and applied mathematics.

Richard Bleiler, University Libraries, Reference Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction (Englewood, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1999.)

Jeanne Driscoll, Nursing, graduate student, D. Sichel & J. Driscoll, Mind, Mood, and Hormones (New York, N.Y.: William Morrow Publishing Inc., 1999).

William Newman, Sociology, emeritus, and Peter Halvorson, Geography, Atlas of American Religion: The Denominational Era, 1776-1990 (Walnut Creek, Calif.: AltaMira Press, 2000).

Leslie De Nardis, Political Science, graduate student, presented "U.N. Peacekeeping Operations and Organizational Reform in the Post Cold War Era," at the northeast meeting of the International Studies Association in Philadelphia on Nov. 12. The paper has been nominated for the Frederick Hartmann Award for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the conference.

Crawford Elder, Philosophy, presented "Physicalism and the Fallacy of Composition" at the International Congress on Analytic Philosophy at the Turn of the Millennium, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Dec. 1-4.

Linda Pescatello, Allied Health, presented "Program Evaluation or Research? Tales From a Hospital-Based Older Adult Community Intervention Program," at the New England American College of Sport Medicine meeting in Providence, R.I.

Frederick Roden, English, presented "Dorian Gray, John Gray: Transubstantiations and Conversions," at the Modern Language Association Convention on Dec. 29.

Daniel Rosenberg, Toxicology, presented "Molecular and Genetic Analysis of Precancerous Colon Lesions in a Mouse Tumor Model," at the University of Puerto Rico on Dec. 17.

Professional Societies
Greg Anderson, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, has been elected for a second term as a board member of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents. The CSSP is the largest science organization in the U.S., representing nearly 60 primary societies and umbrella societies and a total of more than 1.5 million scientists.

Olga Church, Nursing, has been elected to the Governing Council of the American Academy of Nursing for a three-year term.

Sean Jeffery, Pharmacy, has been elected to the board of directors of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. He also has been appointed to the educational advisory committee of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

Other Activities
Patricia Neafsey, Nursing, & Zoe Strickler, "Preventing Conflicts Between Medicines," Computer Software (Hartford, Conn.: Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, 1999).