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  July 28, 2003

Activities and Achievements

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A.C. Bagtzoglou, Civil & Environmental Engineering, "Perched Water Bodies in Arid Environments and their Relevance as Hydrologic Constraints for Recharge Rate Estimation: A Modeling Methodology," Environmental Forensics, 4.1 (2003), pp. 39-46; and "Perched Water Bodies in Arid Environments and their Relevance as Hydrologic Constraints for Recharge Rate Estimation: The Case of Yucca Mountain," Environmental Forensics, 4.1 (2003), pp. 47-62.

Karen Bullock, Social Work, with Sybil Crawford and Sharon Tennstedt, "Employment and Caregiving: Exploration of African American Caregivers," Social Work, 48.2 (April 2003), pp. 150-62.

Edmund Dickerman and Anita Walker, History, emeriti, "The Top of the Slippery Pole: Chancellor Cheverny's career under Henry III and Henry IV," Proceedings of the Western Society for French History: Selected Papers 29 (2003), pp. 186-95.

Carole Henry, Residential Life and Food Services, "The History of Campus Housing in the United States," in Campus Housing Construction (The Association of College and University Housing Officers-International, 2003).

Awards & Honors
Albert Alissi, Social Work, emeritus, received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" for 2003 from the National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut chapter, during an annual awards dinner on June 17. At the same event, Sheila Amdur, Social Work, alumna, received "Social Worker of the Year" award for 2003; and Lucy Brakonieck, Social Work, recent graduate, received the "Student Social Worker of the Year" award.

Dr. Martin Cherniack, Ergonomics Technology Center, Health Center, received the Irving J. Selikoff award for his accomplishments in the field of occupational and environmental health from the Connecticut Council on Occupational Safety and Health, during ceremonies June 13 in New Britain.

William D'Antonio, Sociology, emeritus, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from St. Michael's College, Colchester, Vt., on May 11. D'Antonio also received the Morris Rosenberg Award for Recent Scholarly Achievements from the District of Columbia Sociological Society on May 15.

Pamela Allen Brown, English, Stamford Campus, Better a Shrew than a Sheep: Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England (Cornell University Press, 2003). The book was reviewed in The Times Literary Supplement (London), on March 9.

Roger Buckley, History and Asian American Studies Institute, I Hanuman (Writers Workshop, Calcutta, India, 2003).

Lawrence Armstrong, Kinesiology, presented two invited lectures during May: "Thermoregulation and Heat Strain in Children: Physiological and Biophysical Concepts," at the annual conference of the American College of Sports Medicine in San Francisco; and "Measuring Hydration Status" at the International Life Sciences Institute in Washington, D.C.

Nelson Orringer, Modern & Classical Languages, gave two talks about Argentinean novelist and poet, Jorge Luis Borges, at the University of Haifa in June.

Other Activities
Bonnie Rosen, Athletics, was named to the 2003-04 U.S. Elite Team by U.S. Lacrosse, the national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse. Rosen is head coach of the University's women's lacrosse team.