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    April 29, 2002

Activities & Achievements

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Rick Daddario has been named outreach manager at the Health Center. In his new position he will build relationships with community physicians to increase referrals and surgical cases.

Articles & Chapters
Sean Colin, Marine Sciences, graduate student, and John H. Costello, "Morphology, Swimming Performance and Propulsive Mode of Six Co-occurring Hydromedusae," Journal of Experimental Biology, 205 (2002) pp. 427-37.

Kathleen Moore, Political Science, "The Politics of Transfiguration: Constitutive Aspects of International Religious Freedom Act of 1998,"in Yvonne Y. Haddad and Jane I. Smith, eds., Muslim Minorities in the West, (Lanham, Maryland: AltaMira Press).

Kristine Nowak, Communication Sciences, and F. Biocca, "Plugging Your Body into the Telecommunication System: Mediated Embodiment, Media Interfaces, and Social Virtual Environments,"in D. Atkin and C. Lin, eds., Communication Technology and Society, (Cresskill, New Jersey: Hampton Press, 2002) pp. 409-46.

Awards & Honors
Tarun Bhalla, Margaret Callahan, and Marissa Caudill, M.D./Ph.D. combined degree program students, were chosen for Trainee Travel Awards to the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Investigation held at the end of April in Chicago. The awards recognize outstanding medical student and post-doctoral trainees.

John T. Rourke, Political Science, Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in American Foreign Policy (second edition), (Guilford, Conn.: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2002).

Jennifer Sterling Folker, Political Science, Theories of International Cooperation and the Primacy of Anarchy: Explaining U.S. International Monetary Policy-Making After Bretton Woods (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002).

Lynn Allchin and Arthur Engler, both of Nursing, made a presentation, "Responding to the Loss of Ones We Care For: How We Cope," at the Connecticut Student Nurses' Association Convention, Southington, Conn., in March.

James Allan, Political Science, doctoral student, and Lyle Scruggs, Political Science, presented a paper, "Politics as Usual? Partisan Politics and Welfare State Outcomes in Advanced Industrial Societies," at the International Conference of Europeanists in Chicago, March 14-16.

Marcia Bok, Social Work, emeritus, and Louise Simmons, Social Work, presented "Pathways Out of Poverty: The Challenge of Welfare Reauthorization," at the Urban Affairs Association's Annual Meeting in Boston on March 22-23. Bok also organized and moderated two panels on Welfare Reform Reauthorization at the meeting. Robert Fisher, Social Work, Director of the Urban Studies Program at the Tri-Campus, presented "Bridging Social Movement and Community Organization Activism: Rethinking Theoretical and Organizational Barriers" at the meeting. His paper was part of two panels organized and moderated by Simmons on Contemporary Organizing Strategies in Community and Labor Settings.

Brian Cremins, English, doctoral student, presented "Oscar Micheaux, Charles Chesnutt, and the 'Historical Novel'," at a conference on The Problem of Race at Harvard University on April 6.

Arthur Engler and Regina Cusson, both of Nursing, presented a paper, "Neonatal Nurses and End of Life Care: Comfort, Roles, Involvement," at the Annual Scientific Sessions of ENRS, at State College, Pa., in March. During the conference, Engler also presented a poster, "Kangaroo Care and Maternal Stress: Psychological and Physical Effects," and Cusson gave a pre-conference session, "MetaAnalysis," and co-presented a poster, "Program for the Study of Health Care Relationships."

Herbert Lederer, Modern & Classical Languages, emeritus, presented an invited lecture, "German Expressionism and the American Stage," at Colorado College in Colorado Springs on April 9.

Ronald Mallett, Physics, presented a lecture on his theories of time travel at the Museum of Science in Boston on April 5.

Masako Okura, Political Science, graduate student, presented a paper, "Missing in Action? Diversity and Minority Representation in Social Capital Literature," at the Southwestern Political Science conference held in New Orleans, March 29-31.

Andrew Pieper, Political Science, doctoral student, and Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh, Political Science, presented a paper, "How the Left Sees Distant Events: U.S. Journals and the Zapatistas," at the Western Political Science Association conference in Long Beach, Calif., on March 22.

Clemente Quinones, Political Science, presented a paper, "Determinants of People's Assessment of President Zedillo's Job, 1997," at the 63rd Annual Conference of Pennsylvania Political Science Association at the Capitol Building, in Harrisburg, PA on April 5-6.

Howard Reiter, Political Science, gave lectures on the U.S. presidential nominating process at the University of Bergen, Norway, on Feb. 27, and at the University of Oslo on Feb. 28.

G. Mitchell Saba, Information Technology Services, presented "A Model for Open Source & System Administration," at the SANS 2002 conference, held in Orlando, Fla.., on April 6.

William Snyder, Linguistics, presented a keynote address, "Parameters: The View from Child Language," at the third annual Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, in Tokyo, Japan on March 16.

Richard Vengroff, Political Science, and Leslie DeNardis, Political science, doctoral student, presented a paper, "Decentralization, Governance and Service Delivery: Comparative Analysis of Mexico's Municipalities," on March 23 at the American Society for Public Administration conference in Phoenix, Ariz.

Professional Societies
Austen Clark, Philosophy, was invited to serve as one of three external reviewers for the Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C.

Other Activities
Nehama Aschkenasy, Modern & Classical Languages, Stamford Campus, was scholar-in-residence at a women's retreat in Kansas City, Feb. 22-24. The retreat was sponsored by a consortium of several women's organizations in the Midwest.

Waldo Klein, Social Work, was appointed to the Connecticut Commission on Aging. The Commission advocates on behalf of Connecticut seniors.

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