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  May 5, 2003

Activities and Achievements

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Articles & Chapters
Clare Eby, English and Greater Hartford Campus, "Of Gold Molars and Golden Girls: Fitzgerald's Reading of Norris," American Literary Realism 35.2 (Winter 2003), pp. 130-58.

Crawford L. Elder, Philosophy, "Alexander's Dictum and the Reality of Familiar Objects," Topoi, 22 (2003), pp. 163-71.

Robert Phillips, Philosophy, "The War Against Pluralism", in Terrorism and International Justice, (Oxford University Press, April 2003).

Awards & Honors
Changfeng Gui, Mathematics, was awarded the Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Research Prize for 2002. The PIMS Research Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to research in the mathematical sciences disseminated during the five-year period prior to the selection of the awardee. The PIMS Research prize is adjudicated by the PIMS Scientific Review Panel. Gui received the prize at the opening ceremony for the Banff International Research Station on Mathematical Sciences on Feb. 28.

Beth Hooker, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student, has received a Philanthropic and Educational Organization (PEO) Scholar Award, which provides funds for tuition, fees, books and supplies, and other expenses for graduate study, such as room and board, transportation, and childcare. The organization offers awards to women in the U.S. and Canada, based on scholarly excellence, academic achievements, academic and career goals, and the potential to contribute significantly to the field. The award is the second national award Hooker has received this year: she recently won a fellowship from the EPA.

Diana Payne and Nancy Balcom, Sea Grant, Avery Point Campus, are getting the CT Secretary of State's 2003 Public Service Award, which honors individuals serving on state boards and commissions. Payne is being honored for her service on the Eastern Long Island Sound Advisory Council and Balcom is being honored for her service to the Connecticut Seafood Council. They will receive their awards at a ceremony on May 5 at Central Connecticut State University.

Donald "Dee" Rowe, Athletics, was honored for outstanding leadership, commitment and dedication to education and collegiate athletics during a ceremony at the Staples store in Mansfield on April 24. Rowe spent 21 years as the men's basketball coach, and now oversees capital projects for the athletics department. The Mansfield Staples was dedicated in his honor.

Richard D. Brown, History and Humanities Institute, and Irene Quenzler Brown, Family Studies, The Hanging of Ephraim Wheeler: A Story of Rape, Incest, and Justice in Early America (Harvard University Press, 2003).

Thelbert Drake and William Roe, emeritus, Education, The Principalship (Upper Sadler River, N.J.: Merrill, Prentice-Hall, 2003), sixth edition.

Clare Eby, English and Greater Hartford Campus, ed., The Norton Critical Edition of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle (New York and London: Norton, 2003).

Bob Fisher, Social Work and Urban Studies, participated in a panel discussion at a forum, Untangling the Web of Poverty in Hartford: Voices of the People, at the School of Social Work on April 10.

Thomas Suits, Modern & Classical Languages, emeritus, presented a paper, "Rex Warner and Catullus 8," during the annual meeting of the Classical Association of New England held at UConn, March 21-22.

Thomas Terry, Molecular & Cell Biology, gave the keynote address, "Strategies for Increasing Active Learning in the Classroom", and a workshop on "Online Course Management" at a conference of educators, Strategies for Success, at Loyola University, Chicago, on April 5.

Professional Organizations
Polly Fitz, Allied Health, emerita, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Institute of Medicine's U.S. National Committee to the International Union of Nutritional Sciences as the representative for the American Dietetic Association.

Brinley Franklin, University Libraries, has been elected to serve a five-year term as the U.S. representative on the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions' Standing Committee on Statistics and Evaluation.

Margaret Higonnet, English and Comparative Literature, was installed as president of the American Comparative Literature Association during the Association's annual conference held April 4-6 at the University of California-San Diego and CSU-San Marcos. She also chaired two panels and gave a paper on "Music Albums: A Tiny Gesamtkunstwerk?"

Linda Pescatello, Allied Health, was elected vice president of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Scholarly Journals
Hans Dam, Marine Sciences, has been appointed editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans for a four-year period that began Jan. 1. The journal, the largest of the American Geophysical Union, is ranked in the top 5 percent of interdisciplinary journals in the 2000 Journal Citation Reports. Dam oversees papers dealing with the biology and chemistry of the ocean.

Other Activities
Richard D. Brown, History and Humanities Institute, served as the William E. Hewitt Distinguished Professor of History at University of Northern Colorado on April 8-10, where he gave two public lectures, met with six classes, and spoke to a faculty colloquium.

John Flaherty, Fire Department, completed the National Fire Academy's executive development course at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Md., on April 4. Part of the Executive Fire Officers Program, the course is intended to assist fire service personnel in developing effective management and leadership skills as they make the transition from manager to senior executive.

Craig Rich, Police Department, has been accepted to the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Va. The Academy is considered the top training school for current and future police executives and chiefs.

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