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  November 6, 2000

Activities & Achievements

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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,

Mandeep Dhami has joined the Hematology/Oncology Department at the Health Center on a part-time basis.

Articles & Chapters
Richard Brown, History, "Early American Origins of the Information Age," A Nation Transformed by Information: How Information Shaped the United States from Colonial Times to the Present, Alfred Chandler and James Cortada, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 39-53, 302-4; also, with Irene Quenzler Brown, Family Studies, "Incest in the Archives: The Strange Case of Ephraim Wheeler," Common-Place, I (Sept. 2000), an on-line journal of early American history at

David Cournoyer, Social Work, "Universalist Research: Examples Drawn from the Methods and Findings of Parental Acceptance/Rejection Theory," in A.L. Comunian and U.Gielen, eds, International Perspectives on Human Development (Pabst Science Publishers, 2000), pp. 213-32.

Ilpyong Kim, Political Science, emeritus, "The Republic of Korea: The Taming of the Tiger," International Science Journal, 5/21 (March 2000), pp. 61-78.

Robert Phillips, Philosophy, "Why the Vendetta Against Pius XII? Review of Ronald Rychlak, Hitler, War and the Pope," Inside the Vatican, August-September.

Awards & Honors
Michael Lubatkin, Business, and John Veiga, were inducted into the Academy of Management Hall of Fame as charter members, during the Academy's annual meeting in Toronto in August. To be inducted, individuals had to have published at least 10 articles in Academy journals. Since the Academy's founding in 1954, only 34 individuals have achieved that distinction.

David Knecht, Molecular & Cell Biology, was recently highlighted in the Donaghue Medical Research Foundation newsletter, Practically Speaking, for his role as a leading researcher in cell biology and as a member of the Policy Advisory Committee of the Foundation as well as the Donaghue Investigator Advisory Committee.

Richard Brown, History, with Jack Tager, Massachusetts: A Concise History (Amherst, Mass.: University of Massachusetts Press, 2000).

Martha Gibson, Political Science, Conflict Amid Consensus in American Trade Policy (Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2000).

Maria-Luz D. Samper, Labor Education, was one of two guest editors of a special issue on "Colombia: A Nation and Its Crisis," in the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, 14.1 (2000).

Michie Hesselbrock, Social Work, presented a paper, "Symptoms Related to Alcohol Dependence Among Different Ethnic Groups; Caucasians, African Americans, Hispanic and Alaska Natives" at the Research Society on Alcoholism Annual Scientific Meeting in Denver, Colo., in June. She also presented a symposium, "Barriers Related to Drug Research Among Asian Americans," at the Committees on Problem of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting in Puerto Rico in June, and co-organized and presented a pre-conference workshop, "Toward a Comprehensive Approach to International Alcohol Research: Design and Dissemination Issues," sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, at the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism in July in Yokohama, Japan.

Annette T. Fitzgerald, Cooperative Extension, was luncheon speaker at the National Conference on Girls, Women & Money on Sept. 23 in Boston. The topic of her presentation was, "Those Golden Years," which focused on the financial empowerment of women through participation in the Women's Financial Information Program.

Michael Lubatkin, Management, and Richard Dino, Business, presented a paper at the Academy of Management Meeting in Toronto in August, "Altruism and Agency in Family Firms." The paper was also published in the Best Paper Proceedings.

Linda Pescatello and Amy Weiler, Allied Health, presented, "The Changing Roles of Clinical Exercise Physiologists: Opportunities in Health Promotion," at the American College of Sports Medicine meeting in Indianapolis in June. At the same meeting, Pescatello presented, "Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: What the Exercise Studies Show Us," as part of a mini-symposium, and was asked to lead a table discussion on chronic disease and disability at the Josephine L. Rathbone Breakfast as a female leader in the American College of Sports Medicine.

Professional Societies
Richard Brown, History, was chosen President-elect of the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic at the society's annual meeting in July 2000.

Diana Tietjens Meyers, Philosophy, has been appointed to the American Philosophical Association's Committee on the Status of Women. She will serve a two-year term.

Other Activities
Herbert Lederer, Modern & Classical Languages, emeritus, is one of nine subjects of interviews with Jewish Holocaust survivors from Austria who became college professors of German Studies in the U.S. and Canada. The volume, edited by Beatrix Müller-Kampel and published by Niemeyer Verlag in Tübingen, Germany, is titled Lebenswege (Paths of Life).

Hilary Onyiuke, Surgery, was named a member and chairman of the state's Spinal Cord Injury Research Board by Gov. John G. Rowland.