This is an archived article. For the latest news, go to the Advance Homepage
For more archives, go to the Advance Archive/Search Page.

  February 10, 2003

Activities & Achievements

Entries Welcome
We invite faculty (including emeriti), staff and graduate students from all campuses of the University to submit entries for Activities & Achievements. Items must be typed and e-mail is strongly encouraged. Send to

Riva Berleant-Schiller, Anthropology, emerita, "Mahican Life and Moravian Missions: Pachgatgoch, Connecticut and Friedenshuetten, Pennylvania, 1742-1772," Northeast Anthropology 63 (Spring 2002), pp. 1-21.

Brinley Franklin, University Libraries, "Networked Electronic Services Usage Patterns at Four Academic Health Sciences Libraries" in Performance Measurement and Metrics: The International Journal for Library and Information Services, 3 (2002), pp. 123-33.

Joel Kupperman, Philosophy, "A Messy Derivation of the Categorical Imperative," Philosophy 77 (October 2002), pp. 485-502; and "Comfort, Hedonic Treadmills, and Public Policy", Public Affairs Quarterly 17 (January 2003), pp. 17-28.

Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh, Political Science, "From Revolutionary Dreams to Organizational Fragmentation: Disputes over Violence Within ETA and Sendero Luminoso", Terrorism and Political Violence, 14.4 (Winter 2002), pp. 66-92.

Keith Bellizzi, Family Studies, Ph.D. student, has been awarded a three-year Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Cancer Institute. He is one of only 15 awardees nationally, many of whom are biomedical specialists.

Ulrike Klueh, Health Center, Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D. student, won the 2003 Student Research Award, Ph.D. category, from the Society for Biomaterials. The international award is given annually for excellence in research. Klueh's work focuses on the use of gene transfer technology and tissue engineering to control biosensor-tissue interfaces, which has applications in the development of implantable biosensors, such as glucose sensors for diabetics. Klueh will present her research at the plenary session of the annual meeting of the society in Reno, Nev., in April. She previously won the society's Student Research Award in the master's category.

Kenneth Neubeck and Noel Cazenave, both of Sociology, received the 2002 Outstanding Book Award of the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights for their co-authored book Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card Against America's Poor (Routledge, 2001). The award was made on Dec. 10, United Nations Human Rights Day.

Gregor Yanega, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, has been named the 2003 winner of the D. Dwight Davis Award, the best student paper award, of the Division of Vertebrate Morphology, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology for his presentation "The Hummingbird Bill as a Utensil for Insectivory: Prey-Capture and Transport in the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird."

Richard Bleiler, University Libraries, ed., Supernatural Fiction Writers: Contemporary Fantasy and Horror (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003), 2 vols. In addition to editing the volume, Bleiler contributed essays on Stephen King and Kathryn Ptacek, and co-authored the entry on Robert McCammon.

Frederick Roden, English, Same-Sex Desire in Victorian Religious Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).

Richard Bass, Music, and Rosalind McGrane, Music, DMA student, gave a lecture-demonstration on "Women and Uncertainty in Late Nineteenth-Century Lieder," at the national conference of the Society for Music Theory in Columbus, Ohio, in October.

Riva Berleant-Schiller, Anthropology, emerita, was a faculty member for the biannual Summer School of Applied Aesthetics titled "Eyes Closed: Aesthetics of the Unseen," sponsored by the International Institute of Applied Aesthetics and held in Hollola, Finland, last August. She gave a presentation on "An Unseen Aesthetic: Cultural Anthropology and Studies of the Environment from 1960 to the Present."

Stephen Sacks, Economics, gave a talk on "Mapping Crime in the Greater Hartford Area" at a meeting of the chiefs of police of the Capitol Region Council of Governments on Dec. 12 in Hartford.

Bruce Stave, History, emeritus, and Center for Oral History, spoke on current issues in oral history and engaged in discussion with Cuban oral historians at the Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau in Havana on Jan. 14.

Scholarly Journals
Amvrossios Bagtzoglou, Civil & Environmental Engineering, has been appointed associate editor for ground water hydrology for the Journal of the American Water Resources Association.

Howard Reiter, Political Science, has been appointed executive editor of The Public Perspective, the Roper Center's magazine for observers of public opinion. The magazine is published six times a year.

Other Activities
Karen Bullock, Social Work, has been appointed a member of the Hartford Hospital Ethics Committee for a two-year term.

Brinley Franklin, University Libraries, was appointed by the Executive Board to a three-year term as chair of the Association of Research Libraries' Statistics and Measurement Committee.

Kent Holsinger, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, has been elected to an unlimited term as Trustee Emeritus of the Connecticut Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

Earl MacDonald, Music, was awarded an Artist Fellowship grant for $2,500 from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts for Jazz Composition in December.

Howard Reiter, Political Science, has been designated a Fulbright Senior Specialist, under a program designed to provide U.S. faculty and professionals with opportunities to collaborate with professional counterparts on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and other activities. For the next five years, he will be on a roster and eligible for short-term travel grants, as foreign institutions request his services.

Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri, Physics, has been elected by the Board of Directors of the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers to represent the Society to the International Commission of Optics for a three-year term that began last month.

Samuel C. Wheeler III, Philosophy, was appointed to the APA Edinburgh Fellowship Committee in August 2002.

Issue Index