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Activities and Achievements
March 6, 2000

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Articles & Chapters
Valerie Duffy, Allied Health, W.S. Cain and Ann Ferris, Nutritional Sciences, "Measurement of Sensitivity to Olfactory Flavor: Application in a Study of Aging and Dentures," Chemical Sense 24 (1999), pp. 671-8. Also, with J.M Peterson and L.M. Bartoshuk, "Intensity and Preference for Sweetness is Influenced by Genetic Taste Variation," Journal of the American Dietetic Association Suppl. 99.9 (1999), A-28.

Carlos Elordi, Political Science, graduate student, "Ideology: Assessing its Impact on Political Choices," Public Perspective, 11.2 (March/April 2000), pp. 34-5.

Pouran Faghri, Allied Health, J.J. Votto, and C.F. Hovorka, "Venous Hemodynamic Responses to Electrical Stimulation," Journal of Phelebology Digest, 19-21, 4 (1999). Also, with J.P. Yount, W.J. Pesce, Seetherama and S. Ulreich, "Preventing Circulatory Hypokinesis in Spinal Cord Injured Population," Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1197_80, 9 (1999) and "Improving Cardiac Return and Spasticity in Spinal Cord Injured During Standing Using FES," RESNA Press, 19 (1999), pp. 140-2; and with R.A. Brownbill, H.S. Barden, and J.Z. Ilich, Allied Health, "Correlation Between BMD of Hand and Other Skeletal Sites: A Preliminary Study of Healthy Women," Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 14 (suppl.), S493 (1999).

David Garnes and Susan Smith, University Libraries, "A Shared Experience: Working in Partnership in a Team-Based Environment," Journal of Library Administration, 29.2.

Edward O'Connor, Music, emeritus, with Magda Ferl elinská, "Czech Republic and Slovakia," in T. Rice, J. Porter, C. Goertzen, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Volume 8: Europe (New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 2000).

Awards & Honors
Clara Acosta-Glynn, Health Center, master's in public health candidate, was a recipient of ConnectiCare's Children's Health and Well-being Award, presented at the Nutmeg Big Brothers, Big Sisters annual meeting in Hartford on Dec. 14. Acosta-Glynn is supervisor of the Pediatric HIV Program at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. She was cited for being "a passionate, outspoken advocate for children's issues for more than three decades" and "a tireless provider of direct services."

Nina Heller, Social Work, has been selected to receive the 2000 Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching at the graduate level.

Ugo Nwokeji, History and African American Studies, has been awarded a visiting fellowship in slavery, resistance and abolition at the Gilder Lehrman Institute, Yale University, during the spring semester.

The discovery by Richard Peterson, English, of a manuscript by Edmund Spenser, which he transcribed and interpreted, has been termed "the most important Spenserian discovery of the past quarter century" by J. S. Dees of Kansas State University, in an article in the Spenser Newsletter, Dec. 1999, p. 15. The discovery was reported in the Times Literary Supplement (London), May 16, 1997, and in Spenser Studies, vol. 12 (1998).

Louise Simmons, Social Work, has been selected to receive the Emerging Scholar Award from the Association for Community Organization and Social Administration. The award honors a recent Ph.D. (pre-tenure) who is doing meritorious scholarship in the field and has demonstrated outstanding scholarly potential in an area of community practice through his or her writing and dissemination of knowledge.

Denis Coble, Allied Health, served as member of the Lung Cancer Advisory Panel at the Cytyc Corp. conference in Boxborough, Mass., on Dec. 10, and gave a presentation on "Promoting Respiratory Health."

Valerie Duffy, Allied Health, gave a presentation on "Taste, Smell and Oral Function: Implications in Geriatric Diagnostic Nutritional Assessment," at the annual meeting of the American Dietetic Association in Atlanta, Ga., in October.

Pouran Faghri, Allied Health, gave a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation conference in Washington, D.C., Nov. 11-14.

Luis Martins, Management, made a presentation to faculty and doctoral students, "Infomediaries on the Internet;" a presentation to MBA students, "Organization in the Internet Age;" and had discussions about the implications of the Internet for managing organizations in the U.S. and in India with faculty and students at Goa University, India, during February.

Other Activities
James Allan, graduate student, & Mark Boyer, both of Political Science, have published WebQuester: International Relations (Dushkin/McGraw-Hill), a series of online interactive exercises for undergraduate students covering 20 topics in international relations. It can be found at the WebQuester site.

Howard Reiter, Political Science, covers politics in Connecticut for the Public Broadcasting System's Jim Lehrer's Online Newshour, "Election 2000" at Online NewsHour website.

Kristin Zarfos, Health Center, the physician credited with stopping the practice of "drive-thru" mastectomies, was the subject of a chapter in Steven E. Frantzich, Citizen Democracy: Political Activists in a Cynical Age, (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.).