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  January 27, 2003

Activities & Achievements

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Articles & Chapters
Bob Brandner, Health Center, "EMR, ROI and Implementation: Best Practices," Advance for Health Information Executives (July 2002).

Richard Prum and Alan Brush, Physiology & Neurobiology, emeritus, "The Evolutionary Origin and Diversification of Feathers," in The Quarterly Review of Biology, 77 (2002), 261-95.

Edward J.P. O'Connor, Music, emeritus, and Jack Heller, "Maintaining Quality in Research and Reporting," in Richard Colwell and Carol Richardson, eds., The New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning (2002), pp. 1089-1107.

Amii Omara-Otunnu, History and UNESCO Chair in Comparative Human Rights, "Promoting Effective Strategies for Dealing with Racism, Xenophobia and Other Forms of Intolerance," pp. 170-4, and "The Challenge of Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century: An Ecumenical Approach," pp. 226-34, in Bulletin of the UNESCO Chairs in Human Rights, Democracy, Peace and Tolerance, Vol. 4 (Stadtschlaining, Austria: November 2002).

Charles Mahoney, English, Romantics and Renegades: The Poetics of Political Reaction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).

Allen Ward, History, emeritus, A History of the Roman People (4th edition, Prentice Hall, 2002).

Amvrossios Bagtzoglou, Civil & Environmental Engineering, presented a keynote lecture titled "Overview and Application of Inverse Hydrologic Models for Contaminant Source Identification and Recharge Rate Estimation" at an advanced study workshop of the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences in Santa Fe, New Mexico in late September.

Edward J.P. O'Connor, Music, emeritus, presented "Young People and Songs of the Slovak Mountain Culture" at the Society for Ethnomusicology annual meeting, Estes Park, Colo., on Oct. 26.

William Guthrie Sayen, History, presented "George Washington's Leadership: The Psychology of a Conservative Revolutionary" to the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut, in New Haven, on Nov. 11.

Allen Ward, History, emeritus, gave lectures on "After Carthage: Sex, Scandal, and Civil Strife in the Late Roman Republic" at Beijing Normal University, China, on Oct. 8; and on "How Democratic was the Roman Republic?" at Fudan University, Shanghai, on Oct. 16.

Amvrossios Bagtzoglou, Civil & Environmental Engineering, has been appointed a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Environmental Forensics.

Other Activities
Michael Borrero, Social Work and Institute for Violence Reduction, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Hartford Board of Education. Borrero, an appointee of Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez, began his term Dec. 3. The seven-member board, which has an entirely new slate, replaces the board of state-appointed trustees as the policy-making body of the Hartford school system.

A book by Robert Thorson, Geology & Geophysics, Stone by Stone: The Magnificent History in New England's Stone Walls (Walker & Co., 2002), was #7 on the bestseller list of the New England Booksellers Association in September, returned to the list in November at #15, and was #12 for the week ending Nov. 24. Since the book was published in September, Thorson has been giving up to three talks and book signings each week.

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