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  December 10, 2001

Activities & Achievements

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Appointments Maureen Sullivan has been named an associate of governmental relations. An alumna of UConn, she previously worked as a legislative coordinator in Gov. John G. Rowland's office.

Articles & Chapters Robert Fisher, Social Work, "Political Economy and Public Life in a Private World: The Context for Community Organizing," in Jack Rothman, John Ehrlich, and John Tropman, eds., Strategies of Community Intervention, sixth edition (F.E. Peacock, 2001), pp. 100-17.

Margaret Gilbert, Philosophy, "Collective Remorse," in A. Jokic, ed., War Crimes and Collective Wrongdoing (Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2001), pp. 216-35.

Donald Leu, Educational Psychology and Curriculum & Instruction, "New Literacies, New Technologies, and New Realities: Toward an Agenda for the Literacy Research Community," Reading Research and Instruction, 40 (2001) pp. 265-72.

Ricardo Rozzi, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student, et. al., "Past, Present, and Future Scenarios for Biological Diversity in South American Temperate Forests," in T. Chapin and O. Sala, eds., Future Scenarios for Biological Diversity (2001), pp. 223-49; also Rozzi et. al., "The Ecological Implications of Wolf Restoration: Contemporary Ecological Principles and Linkages with Social Processes," in V.A. Norton and S. Donnelley, eds., Wolves and Human Communities: Biology, Politics, and Ethics (2000), pp. 171 -90; and Rozzi et. al., "Bird Assemblages in the Southernmost Forests in the World: Methodological Variations for Determining Species Composition," Anales del Instituto de la Patagonia, Serie Ciencias Naturales, 28 (2000), pp. 89-100.

Awards & Honors Joseph Renzulli, Educational Psychology and Neag Center, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association for Gifted Children. He was also appointed to the position of associate editor for the Association.

Books Russell Farnen, Political Science, in Karl Fritzsche, Ivan Kos, and Rüdiger Meyenberg, eds., Tolerance in Transition (Oldenburg, Germany: University of Oldenburg Press, 2001).

Nancy Shoemaker, History, ed., Clearing a Path: Theorizing the Past in Native American Studies (New York, Routledge: 2001.)

Presentations Alan Brush, Physiology & Neurobiology, emeritus, presented a workshop on "Publishing Without Perishing," as part of The Nature Conservancy's Smith Fellows Program in Lake Tahoe, Calif., Oct. 12-16, and was part of an annual program for the Fellows.

Joseph Glaz, Statistics, presented a plenary lecture, "Approximations for the Multivariate Distribution with Applications in Finance and Economics," at the Applied Stochastic Modeling and Data Analysis 2001 international conference in Compiègne, France.

Jan Heckman, University Libraries and Avery Point Campus, presented "Implementing Electronic Document Delivery Using Prospero: A Case Study at the University of Connecticut," co-written with Joseph Natale, University Libraries, at the joint conference of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers and European Association of Aquatic Sciences Libraries and Information Centres, in Brest, France, Oct.14-18.

Kasumi Hirayama, Social Work, presented a paper, "Health and Mental Health Care Reforms in Japan: The Roles of Social Work," with H. Hirayama and Y. Kuroki at the Third International Congress on Social Work in Health and Mental Health on July 3, in Tampere, Finland.

Peter Kingstone, Political Science, presented "Executive Strategies and the Privatization of Telecommunications in Latin America," and was also a discussant on a panel, "Business and the State in Latin America," at the Latin American Studies Association conference in Washington D.C., Sept. 5-7.

Professional Societies Catherine M. Havens, Social Work, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Council on Social Work Education, Commission on National Legislation and Administrative Policy for a three-year term that began Aug. 1.

Lynne Healy, Social Work, has been invited to serve on the Board of Editorial Advisors of the Journal of Social Development in Africa, a regional journal published in Zimbabwe.

Other Activities A book co-edited by Chris Elphick, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, research scientist, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior, was listed as an Editor's Choice in the December issue of Scientific American.

William Parker, Art, emeritus, has four works from his "Green Man" series included in the national exhibition, Terrors and Wonders: Monsters in Contemporary Art, on display at the Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Mass., until Jan. 6.

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