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February 4, 2002

Activities and Achievements

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Derick Cheeseboro-Weaver and Kevin Fleming joined the Alumni Association as Outreach Coordinators in January. Cheeseboro-Weaver will be responsible for the association's out-of-state alumni chapters, affinity groups, alumni admission program and the board's diversity committee. Fleming will be responsible for the association's Connecticut-based alumni chapters, school and college constituent group and administration, and corporate-based alumni groups

Articles & Chapters
Lynn Bloom, Aetna Chair and English, "Textual Power, Textual Guilt: Telling (Other People's) True Stories," Writing on the Edge 12.1 (Fall/Winter 2001), pp. 49-55.

Margaret Gilbert, Philosophy, "Considerations on Collective Guilt," in A. Jokic, ed., From History to Justice: Essays in Honor of Burleigh Wilkins, (New York: Peter Lang, 2001), pp.239-49.

Stephen Greenspan, Educational Psychology, emeritus, with Gail Loughlin and Rhonda Black, "Credulity and Gullibility in People with Developmental Disorders: A Framework for Future Research," International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, 24 (2001) pp. 101-35.

Usha Palaniswamy, Allied Health and Asian American Studies, "Human Dietetics and Asian Food Crops," HortTechnology, 11.4 (Oct.-Dec. 2001) pp. 504-9 (cover article).

Awards & Honors
Paul Blackman, Torrington Campus, undergraduate student, was honored by the University Continuing Education Association as its "Outstanding Continuing Education Student" in New England. The Association, a national group comprising hundreds of colleges, annually picks one student from each of its six regions as a standard of academic and professional excellency. Blackman was honored at the New England Region Conference at Sea Crest resort, Falmouth, on Oct. 31. He is a senior national accountant executive for Select Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northeast Utilities.

The Lodewick Visitors Center, designed by Flad & Associates of Stamford, was one of 16 building projects to receive a Design Award from the American Institute of Architects Connecticut chapter in November.

Heidi Abbey and Kathleen Labadorf, both of University Libraries, presented "Digital Collections Online: Find the Resources You Need Fast!" at the Internet Librarian 2001 conference, held in Pasadena, Calif., on Nov. 6.

Lynn Bloom, Aetna Chair and English, co-directed a conference, "Composition Studies in the 21st Century: Rereading the Past, Rewriting the Future," celebrating the 25th anniversary of the national council of Writing Program Administrators in October, at Miami University, Ohio. She also presented a plenary address, "The Great Paradigm Shift and Its Legacy for the 21st Century," which will be published as a chapter of the forthcoming Composition Studies in the 21st Century (Southern Illinois University Press, 2003) and spoke at the presidents' forum on "Are We Having Fun Yet? Necessity, Creativity, and Writing Program Administration." Bloom also was the keynote speaker on "When Inner Space Meets Outer World: Myths and Realities in Teaching Personal Writing" at the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, Kutztown State University, in October.

Austen Clark, Philosophy, gave invited talks at the cognitive science program (Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology) at Washington University in St. Louis, on Nov. 1 and 2.

Donna Clemmens, Nursing, presented, "Adolescent Mothers' Experiences of Feeling Depressed After the Birth of their Babies," at the 36th Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International: Learning and Leading Globally, in Indianapolis, Indiana, in November.

Donald Crosby, Modern & Classical Languages, emeritus, was program coordinator and principal speaker at a Smithsonian Seminar on the Nibelungernlied held at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 17.

Daryl Harris, Political Science, participated in a panel on "Racism, Slavery, and Reparations" at the African American Cultural Center on Oct. 23.

Donna Hollenberg, English, presented "Ekphrasis as Postmodern Witness in Denise Levertov's Late Poetry," at the Modernist Studies Association conference in Houston, Texas, on Oct. 12.

Gerald Murphy, Institute of Public Service International, presented a two-week workshop/training program on computer auditing, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Sept. 25-Oct. 5. This is the ninth time in five years he has traveled to Tanzania to conduct auditing workshops on behalf of UConn.

Other Activities
Linda Klein, Finance, has been elected to a three-year term as a director of the Savings Bank of Manchester. Klein is a former director of First Federal Savings & Loan Association of East Hartford, which was recently acquired by SBM.

Mary Guerrera, Family Medicine, was certified by the American Board of Holistic Medicine. She also received founding diplomate status as a board-certified holistic physician.

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