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  September 18, 2000

Activities & Achievments

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
Mark Boyer, Political Science, "Coalitions, Motives and Payoffs: A Simulation of Mixed Motive Negotiations," The New International Studies Classroom (2000).

Edna Comer, Social Work, Kathryn Kramer and Kermit B. Nash, "Augmenting Traditional Health Care Through Mutual Assistance Groups for Families," Health Care in the Black Community: Empowerment, Knowledge, Skills, and Collectivism (August 2000).

Kay Davidson, Social Work, Terry Mizrahi and Elaine Marshack, "Career Paths of Health Workers: The Impact of a Pre-Social Work Course on Professional Development," Journal of Teaching Social Work, 20.5 (2000), pp. 103-120.

Carol Lewis, Political Science, "Efficiently Taking Soundings in a Sea of Change: Two Histories of Public Budgeting and Finance," Public Administration Review, 60.2 (April 2000), pp. 183-5.

Sally Reis, Educational Psychology, "TIMMSS and High-Ability Students: Message of Doom or Opportunity For Reflection?" Phi Delta Kappan (June 2000).

Louise Simmons, Social Work, "High Stakes: Casinos and Controversies," Journal of Community Practice, 7.2 (2000) pp. 47-69.

Julianne Wayne, Social Work, with Martin Birnbaum, "Group Work in Foundation Generalist Education: The Necessity for Curriculum Change," Journal of Social Work Education, 36.2 (Spring/Summer 2000), pp. 347-56.

Awards & Honors
Sigita Banevicius, Psychiatric Occupational Therapy, Partial Hospital Program, Health Center, was recently recognized in Washington for her work with the partnership project in mental health with the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Barbara Dicks, Social Work, received the Louise Guenveur Streat Outstanding Women in Education Award at Bennett College on May 11.

Daryl Harris, Political Science, The Logic of Black Urban Rebellions: Challenging the Dynamis of White Domination in Miami (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Publishing, 1999).

Donald J. Leu, Curriculum & Instruction and Neag School of Education, et al., Phonics Phonemic Awareness, and Word Analysis for Teachers, 7th Edition (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2001).

Herbert Spirer, Operations & Information Management, emeritus, with Patrick Ball and Louise Spirer eds., Making the Case: Investigating Large Scale Human Rights Violations Using Information Systems and Data Analysis (Maryland: Association for the Advancement of Science, 2000).

Teresa Boyd, Engineering and Educational Psychology, gave a presentation on "Multiplying Her Options," encouraging girls to pursue careers in mathematics, science and engineering, at the Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network annual national conference in Washington, D.C., on June 27.

Scott Brown and Jonna Kulikowich, Psychology, presented a poster, "Meeting the Counseling Needs of University Student-Athletes" at the American Psychologist Society Conference in Miami, Fla., on June 10. At the same event, Brown and Ph.D. students P.G. Schrader and Rosemarie Ataya also presented posters titled "A Life Skills Course for Student-Athletes: First Year Results" and "Effects of Item Alignment in Instrument Design."

Donald Crosby, Modern & Classical Languages, emeritus, spoke on "From Wotanstag to Wednesday: the Germanic Gods Then and Now," at a seminar on "The Ancient Germans" sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, on May 13.

Kimberly Eddleston, Management, graduate student, presented two papers, "Determinant of Career Success and Satisfaction: How Career Determinants Benefit Men and Women in Different Ways," co-authored with John Veiga, Management; and "Reluctance to Request Assistance: When Family-Friendly Programs Miss the Mark" (nominated as an Outstanding Paper), co-authored with Veiga and David Baldridge, Management, graduate student, at the annual meeting of the Eastern Academy of Management in Danvers, Mass., on May 11-13. At the same meeting, Timothy Golden, Management, graduate student, presented a paper, "The Role of National Culture in Team Boundary Spanning," co-authored with John Veiga, Management; and Gary Powell, Management, conducted a workshop, "Experiential Learning 101: Selecting, Designing and Conducting Experiential Exercises."

Louise Simmons, Social Work, with Bandana Purkayastha, Sociology, presented "University-Community in an Urban Setting through Outreach and Service: University of Connecticut Programs and People in the Hartford Area" at the annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, sponsored by the University of Oklahoma Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies in Santa Fe, N.M., on June 5.

Bruce Stave, History and Center for Oral History, gave the keynote address on "Immigrants of the Early Twentieth Century" at the opening of a year-long celebration of "The American Experience: Immigration and Diversity," at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, N.J., on May 5; and chaired and commented at a panel on "Ethnicity and Public Life," at the Conference on Immigrant Massachusetts organized by the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, on May 20.

Other Activities
The UConn Health Center Auxiliary has announced its executive board for 2000-01: president, Marion Levine; vice-president, Jodi Cooper; co-treasurers, Shirley Crall and Debbie Gaudreau; secretary, Laurie Pencz; and membership, Nancy Dean.

David Walker, Political Science, has been reappointed to the Connecticut Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations by Governor John Rowland.