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  March 26, 2001

Activities & Achievements

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Martha McKerley, joined the College of Continuing Studies as manager for health programs in January, where she is overseeing the pharmacy technician certificate program and the school nurse emergency medical services for children program. She has a B.S. in recreation, leisure and service management and an MBA in health care administration. She previously was marketing liaison at the Masonic Geriatric Healthcare Center.

Articles & Chapters

JC Beall, Philosophy, "Existential Claims and Platonism," Philosophia Mathematica 3 Vol. 9 (2001), pp. 80-6; with Greg Restall, "Logical Pluralism," Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 78 (Dec. 2000), pp. 475-93 (selected for the special 2000 AJP volume on Logic); "Curry's Paradox," in E. Zalta, ed., Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2001 edition), available online at:

Karyl Burns, Nursing, "Power and Effect Size: Research Considerations for the Clinical Nurse Specialist," Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 14 (2000, pp. 61-5; with David Camaione, Sport, Leisure and Exercise Sciences, emeritus, and C.T. Chatterton, "Prescription of Physical Activity by Adult Nurse Practitioners: A National Survey," Nursing Outlook, 48 (2000), pp. 28-33.

Edmund Dickerman and Anita Walker, History, emeriti, "Missions Impossible: Pomponne de Bellièvre and the Policies of Henry III," Canadian Journal of History, XXXV (Dec. 2000), pp. 421-39.

Crawford Elder, Philosophy, "Mental Causation versus Physical Causation: No Contest", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 62 (2001), pp. 111-27.

Michie Hesselbrock and Cheryl Parks, Social Work, "Asian Americans: Ethnocentrism and Discrimination," in G. Appleby, E. Colon & J. Hamilton, eds., Diversity, Oppression and Social Functioning: Person-in-Environment Assessment and Intervention (Boston, Mass.: Allyn & Bacon, 2001), pp. 131-44.

An interview with Donald Leu, John and Maria Neag Chair in Literacy and Technology, appeared in the November 2000 issue of RWT: The Magazine for Reading, Writing, and Thinking.

Joseph Madaus, Educational Psychology, "Services for College and University Students with Disabilities: A Historical Perspective," Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 14.1 (2000), pp. 4-21.

Dennison Nash, Anthropology, emeritus, "On Travelers, Ethnographers and Tourists," Annals of Tourism Research, 28 (2001), pp. 493-6.

Patricia Neafsey, Nursing, invited commentary on the National Center for Toxicological Research White Paper "Does Caloric Restriction Induce Hormesis? Biological Effects of Low Level Exposure, 8.3 ( 2000), pp. 23-9.

Awards & Honors

Michael Wall, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student, was awarded a 'First Place' in the Presidents' Student Competition awards at a recent combined meeting, hosted by three societies, the Entomological Society of America, the Entomological Society of Canada, and the Société d'Entomologie du Qu´bec. Wall was one of a very few selected for first place out of some 372 entrants. He was honored for a paper he presented during the meeting.


Lynne Healy, Social Work, International Social Work: Professional Action in an Interdependent World, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).


Changfeng Gui, Mathematics, gave invited talks on "Multiple Concentrations in a Nonlinear Neumann Problem," at the Dynamical Systems seminar at Boston University, on Feb. 16; and on "Liouville Properties and a Conjecture of De Giorgi," at the Geometry Seminar at Princeton University on March 2, 2001.

Diane Lillo-Martin, Linguistics, presented an invited talk on "Modality and Modularity: Where are the Effects?" at a symposium on Signs and Sounds: Modality Effects on the Architecture of Language at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Francisco on Feb. 19.

Cheryl Parks and Michie Hesselbrock, Social Work, presented a paper with Victor Hesselbrock, Health Center, Psychiatry, and B. Segal on "Health-Related Problems of Alaska Natives in Treatment for Alcoholism: A Gender Comparison" at the fifth annual conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 20-22.

Richard Peterson, English, gave an invited talk, "John Donne's Monument in St. Paul's Cathedral - New Evidence," at the Modern Language Association convention in Washington, D.C., in December, and again at the John Donne conference at Gulfport, Miss., in February.

Professional Societies

Barbara Pine, Social Work, has been elected a member of the Delegate Assembly of the National Association of Social Workers.

Anita Walker, History, emerita, has been elected for a three-year term to the executive council of the Western Society for French History.

Other Activities
Health Center faculty did well in the February 2001 edition of Connecticut magazine's list of "Top Docs." Selected physicians included: Paula Algranati, pediatrics; Lynn Kosowicz, internal medicine; Christine LaSala, ob/gyn; John Rodis, ob/gyn; and Kristen Zarfos, surgery. The list is taken from a survey of state physicians asking to which doctor, in which specialty, they'd refer their own parent, spouse or child.

Judy Buffolino, Continuing Studies, recently received her Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University. Her dissertation is titled "Initiating Distance Education within a University Continuing Education Unit through Staff Training and Pilot of a Web-based Course."