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  April 4, 2000

Activities & Achievements

Entries Welcome

We invite faculty (including emeriti), staff and graduate students to submit entries for Activities and Achievements. Entries must be typed and e-mail submissions are strongly encouraged: Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu, editor,

Articles & Chapters
Arthur Abramson, Linguistics, emeritus, & K. Tingsabadh, "Thai Final Stops: Cross-language perception," Phonetica, 56 (1999), pp. 111-22.

J. T. Bahns, P. L. Gould & W. C. Stwalley, Physics, "Formation of Cold (Temperature Below 1K) Molecules," Advances in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 42 (1999), pp. 171-224.

E.S. Chang, J. Li, Physics, J. Zhang, C.-C. Tsai, J.T. Bahns, Physics, & W.C. Stwalley, Physics, "Analysis of Sodium Dimer Rydberg States Observed by All-Optical Triple Resonance Spectroscopy," Journal of Chemical Physics, 111 (1999), pp. 6247-52.

Fred Ogden, Hatim Sharif, & Sharika Senarath, all Civil & Environmental Engineering, with J.A. Smith, M.L. Baeck, and J.R. Richardson, "Hydrologic Analysis of the Fort Collins, Colorado, Flash Flood of 1997," Journal of Hydrology, 228 (2000), pp. 82-100.

Awards & Honors
John Miceli, Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes, and the University of Connecticut, have been selected for the 1999-2000 National Consortium for Academics and Sports Outreach and Community Service Honor Roll and Degree Completion Honor Roll, for the hard work and dedication displayed by the program for the well-being of student-athletes. The honors were announced on Jan. 30.

Suman Singha, Agriculture & Natural Resources, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for the academic year 2000-2001. The ACE Fellows Program identifies and prepares promising faculty and senior administrators, nominated by their institution , for responsible positions in college and university administration. Each Fellow spends a semester or a year at a host institution focusing on an issue of concern to the nominating institution.

Frank Stone, International Education, emeritus, The United Church of Christ in Volusia County, Florida, 1875-2000 (Deland, Fla.: Global Research Center, 1999-2000), 280 pp.

William Stwalley, Physics, has been named to a three-year term on the editorial advisory board of Physical Review A.

Cheryl Beck, Nursing, presented "Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research," at a conference on Knowledge in Nursing in Galveston Island, Texas, on Jan.15.

Alex Gitterman, Social Work, gave an invited lecture on the value of group work with children and adolescents in institutional settings, at Riverview Hospital, on March 30, in celebration of Social Work Month.

Stephen Miller, Economics, and Georgios Chortareas, presented "Optimal Central Banker Contracts and Common Agency" at the Public Choice Society meetings in Charleston, S.C., on March 10.

Joseph Renzulli, Educational Psychology & Neag Center on Talent Development, gave an invited keynote address on "New Directions for the New Millennium: Delivering on the Promise of Gifted Education," at the California Association for the Gifted, Los Angeles, Calif., on March 4; was featured speaker, with a presentation on "A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships: Developing the Gifts and Talents of All Students," at the sixth annual Teaching for Intelligence Conference, in Orlando, Fla., on March 13; and gave an invited keynote address, "The Dream, the Design, and the Destination, at the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented: University of Houston Research Symposium 2000, in Houston, Texas, on March 24.

Maria-Luz Samper, Labor Education, presented "Connecticut: Are the New Jobs Bringing Equality?" at a panel on Connecticut Women in the New Millennium: Not Equal Yet! at the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford, on Feb. 23.

Professional Societies
Harry Frank, Chemistry, Edward Monahan, Marine Sciences and Sea Grant, and Sandra Weller, Microbiology, Health Center, have been elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.

Virginia Miller, Human Resources, has been named to the advisory board of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions. The Center is part of the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York.

Other Activities
Arthur Abramson, Linguistics, emeritus, served as visiting research professor in the Department of Linguistics at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 5 to March 3. He gave six lectures on topics in phonology and phonetics for graduate students.

Michael Kurland, Health Services, was elected in December to a three-year term as a member of the board of trustees of Windham Community Memorial Hospital. He has been a corporator at Windham for the past six years.

A report by Barbara Pine, Social Work, on "Caring for Connecticut's Children: Perspectives on Informal, Subsidized Child Care," funded by the Children's Fund of Connecticut, was published recently. Pine presented a summary of the report's findings at the Village for Families and Children on March 17.