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  February 25, 2002

Activities & Achievements

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Ana O'Donoghue has been appointed senior admissions officer/university credit evaluator in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. She previously worked as credit evaluator for the Bachelor of General Studies program.

Articles & Chapters
Juan Núñez-Farfán and Carl Schlichting, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, "Evolution in Changing Environments: The 'Synthetic' Work of Clausen, Keck and Hiesey," a lead article in Quarterly Review of Biology, 76 (December 2001) pp. 433-57. Núñez-Farfán, of the Institute of Ecology, UNAM, Mexico City, spent a sabbatical year working with Schlichting.

Linda Pescatello, Allied Health, "Community Older Adult Programs: An Evaluation of Compliance to Professional Standards," Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 10 (2001) pp. 93-108.

Evelyn Simien, Political Science, "Gender Differences in Attitudes Toward Black Feminism Among African Americans," Political Science Quaterly.

Winthrop Smith, Physics, with Subadeep Gupta, David Kokorowski, and Richard Rubenstein, "Longitudinal Interferometry with Atomic Beams," in B. Bederson and H. Walther, eds., Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 46 (New York: Academic Press, 2001), pp. 243-75.

Ronald Taylor, Sociology, "Adolescent Peer Group Language," Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics, Raj Mesthrie, ed., (London & Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, 2002.)

William Uricchio, University Libraries, "Everything I Learned about Being a Director I Learned from the Titanic," Connecticut Libraries, 44.1 (January 2002), pp. 1-10.

Awards & Honors
John Bennett, Animal Science, received the American Morgan Horse Association Hall of Fame Award on Feb. 8, at the American Morgan Horse Association Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. Bennett was recognized for contributing to the promotion of the Morgan horse breed by being a breeder, trainer and manager, and demonstrating a positive influence on youth.

Denis Coble, Cytotechnology, received the American Society of Cytopathology "Excellence in Education" 2001 award, in recognition of meritorious service and accomplishments in the field of cytopathology education. The award was presented at the 49th annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Cytopathology, Kansas City, Mo., on Nov. 9.

Arthur McEvily, Metallurgy, emeritus, Metal Failures: Mechanisms, Analysis, Prevention (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002).

Austen Clark, Philosophy, gave a workshop on "Design, Implementation, and Assessment of a Self-Paced Course," for the Institute for Teaching and Learning on Nov. 16.

Brian Cremins, English, doctoral student, presented "Body and Soul: The Life and Work of African-American Pioneer, Novelist, and Filmmaker Oscar Micheaux," at the Waterbury campus on March 11, in celebration of African-American History Month.

Margaret Gilbert, Philosophy, presented "Acting Together," at a conference on action theory and social ontology at the University of Miami, Jan. 11-12. She also presented "Collective Guilt and Collective Guilt Feelings," at a Crimes Against Humanity conference hosted by the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Jan. 24-27.

Changfeng Gui, Mathematics, gave an invited talk on "Recent Progress on a Conjecture of De Giorgi," at a conference on Singularity and Concentration Phenomena in Nonlinear Elliptic and Parabolic Equations held in Oberwolfach, Germany, on Jan. 29. He spoke on the same topic at a special session on Quasilinear PDEs and Applications at the annual meeting of the American Mathematical Society in San Diego on Jan. 7; at an Analysis Seminar held at the Courant Institute, New York University on Nov. 8; at a PDE seminar at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey on Nov. 6; and at a Geometry Seminar held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., on Oct. 26.

Jeet Joshee and Patricia Butler Lofman, both of Continuing Studies, presented a workshop "Programming Dollars and Sense," at the University Continuing Education Association, New England annual conference held in Cape Cod, Mass., Oct. 31-Nov.1. Joshee and Patricia Harkins, Continuing Studies, presented a seminar on "International Markets and Programs for Summer," at the North American Association of Summer Sessions annual conference in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 16-19.

Carl Schlichting, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Hartford Campus, gave an invited presentation "On the Origins of Differentiation: Development as a Reaction Norm," in a symposium on Ecological Developmental Biology, at the meetings of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in Anaheim, Calif., Jan. 3-6.

Professional Societies
Patricia Butler Lofman, Continuing Studies, was elected chair-elect of the University Continuing Education Association New England Region for the year 2001-2002. She will assume the position of chair for 2002-2003 in October.

Ronald Taylor, Multicultural Affairs and Sociology, was elected vice president of the Eastern Sociological Society, which includes all of New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, for the year 2003-2004, beginning in March.

Other Activities
Barbara and Carlton Molette's play "Presidential Timber" has been selected for inclusion in the New Federal Theatre 30 Play Reading series.

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