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Activities and Achievements
March 13, 2000

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Articles & Chapters
Richard Bohannon, Allied Health, "Observations of Balance Among Elderly Patients Referred to Physical Therapy in an Acute Care Hospital," Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 15 (1999), pp. 185-9; "Manual Muscle Test Scores Alone Provide a Limited Indication of the Functional Independence of Home Care Patients," International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 22 (1999), pp. 151-2; "Horizontal Transfers Between Adjacent Surfaces: Forces Required Using Different Methods," Archives of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, 80 (July 1999), pp. 851-3; "The Many Advantages of Wheeled Walkers," Physical Therapy in Perspective, 4.2 (1999), pp. 54-6; "Measurement of Hand Grip Strength: Manual Muscle Testing Versus Dynamometry," Physiotherapy Canada (Fall 19999), pp. 268-72.

Jane Kerstetter, and Jasminka Ilich-Ernst, Allied Health, "Nutrition and Bone Health," in K. Obrant ed., Management of Fractures in Severely Osteoporotic Bone: Orthopaedic and Pharmacological Strategies, (London: Springer-Verlag, 2000), pp. 362-82.

Usha Palaniswamy, Allied Health and Asian American Studies, R.J. McAvoy, and Bernard Bible, Plant Science, "Omega-3-Fatty Acid Concentration in Portulaca oleracea L. is Altered by Nitrogen Source in Hydroponic Solution," Journal of American Society for Horticultural Scientists, 125.2 (March 2000) pp. 190-4.

Robert G Jensen, Nutritional Sciences, emeritus, "Lipids in Human Milk," Lipids 34 (2000), pp. 1243-71.

Russell Farnen, Political Science and Hartford Campus, with Louk Kagendoorn, Gyorgy Csepeli and Henk Dekker, eds., European Nations and Nationalism: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives (Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, 2000).

Paul B. Goodwin, History, has published a ninth edition of his textbook, Global Studies: Latin America (2000: Dushkin/McGraw Hill).

Russell Farnen, Political Science and Hartford Campus, has been named assistant editor for political science of the International Psychology Reporter, a publication of the American Psychological Association.

Christopher Kochiss, William Allen and Nicole Bakes, Geology & Geophysics, undergraduate students, presented "Orientation Statistics and Hydrogeologic Significance of Fractures in the Glastonbury Gneiss, Connecticut," at the annual meeting of the northeastern section of the Geological Society of America in New Brunswick, N.J., March 13-15.

Nechama Tec, Sociology and Stamford Campus, presented a paper on Jewish resistance to Nazi oppression during the Holocaust and its implication for women during a symposium in honor of Women's History Month at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, March 9.

Anthony Philpotts, Geology & Geophysics, and Besim Dragovic, undergraduate student, presented "Use of Neutrally Buoyant Plagioclase Phenocrysts as Passive Markers to Measure Compaction in Basaltic Crystal Mush," at the annual meeting of the northeastern section of the Geological Society of America in New Brunswick, N.J., March 13-15. He also presented, with Loretta Dickson, undergraduate student, "Textural Difference Between the Roof and Floor of a Simple Basaltic Magma Chamber;" and "A Model for Convective Transfer of Crystal Mush from the Upper Solidification Zone to the Floor of a Thick Sheet of Basaltic Magma."

Randolph Steinen, Geology & Geophysics, and Byron Stone presented "Origin of Jordan Ridge Esker Eastern Connecticut: Deep Excavation Reveals New Insights," at the annual meeting of the northeastern section of the Geological Society of America in New Brunswick, N.J., March 13-15.

Gail Williams, Allied Health, presented a poster, "The Development of a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Molecular Diagnostics," at the Association for Molecular Pathology international meeting in St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 4-7.

Other Activities
Carole Eller and Umekia Taylor, Cooperative Extension, have been appointed to the child editorial board of CYFERNet. The boards serve as national peer review panels for health, child, youth, family, and community resources for electronic publication on the CYFERNet web site.

Clinton Morse, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, was highlighted in the Summer 1999 issue of the American Association of Botanic Gardens and Arboreta magazine 'The Public Garden' in an article detailing the diverse teaching collections at UConn. The article was subsequently reprinted in the Winter 2000 newsletter of the Association of Educational and Research Greenhouse Curators.

The School of Social Work hosted Ludmilla Haroutunian, a leading demographer in the former Soviet Union and director of the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Conflictology at Yerevan State University, Republic of Armenia, Feb. 14-18.

Joseph Smey, Allied Health, was elected in December to a three-year term as a corporator of Windham Community Memorial Hospital. Corporators are legal members of the hospital who reside or work in the hospital's service area and represent and support the activities of the hospital.