Activities & Achievements
Articles & Chapters
Xaé Reyes, “Transnational Nomad in Academia: A Puerto Rican Perspective,” in M.V. Alfred and R. Seaminathan, eds., Immigrant Women in the Academy: Negotiating Borders, Crossing Boundaries in Higher Education (Nova Science Publisher, 2004); and “Dissonance and Dialogue in the Academy: Reflections of a Latina Professor,” Puerto Rican Studies Journal, 2004.
Diana Rios, “Latina Stereotyping and New Mestiza-Womanism in Rosie Perez Films,” in G.T. Meiss and A.A. Tait, eds., Ethnic Media in America: Images, Audiences, and Transforming Forces, (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishers, 2004).
Blanca Silvestrini, “The Contemporary Caribbean,” in General History of the Caribbean, vol. 5 of the UNESCO Project (Macmillan Press, 2004).
Norman Stevens, University Libraries, emeritus, “Myeo: the First Library Cat,” in Ikoner (a Swedish library journal) vol. 7, no. 5.
Frank Andrews Stone, Education, emeritus, “Anatolia College and Sivas Teachers’ College: Armenian Education in American Schools,” in Richard Hovannisian, ed., Armenian Sebastia/Sivas and Lesser Armenia, vol. 5 in the UCLA Armenian History and Culture Series (Costa Mesa, Calif.: Mazda Publishers, 2004).
Awards & Honors
Cathy Cocks, Residential Life, recently received the Outstanding Mid Manager award at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators regional conference in Mystic.
John Long, Philosophy and Torrington Campus, adjunct, has won a Golden Aurora award for a documentary he wrote, directed, and produced, “Pursuit of Precision.” The documentary aired on CPTV on Jan. 6.
Apresentation by Michael McAloon, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student, on “Leptotrombidium (Trombiculidae) and Scrub Typhus: A Taxonomic Review and Preliminary Phylogeny of Vector and Non-Vector Species,” won the Acarological Society of America Outstanding Student Paper Award and the Acarological Society of America Student Travel Award at the Entomological Society of America meeting in Salt Lake City. At the same meeting, Jadranka Rota, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, graduate student, won a President’s Prize (honorable mention) for her poster on the “Biosystematics of the genus Brenthia (Lepidoptera: Choreutidae).”
Jeffrey Ogbonna Ogbar, History and Institute for African-American Studies, is named in the Jan. 13 issue of Black Issues in Higher Education as one of 10 scholars “poised for greatness.” Each year, the news magazine profiles 10 young scholars from around the nation “who are making their mark in the academy, both through their teaching and scholarship.”
Field hockey coach Nancy Stevens, Athletics, was named the 2004 Dita/ NFHCA Division I Mideast Region Coach of the Year. In October, Stevens became the fourth coach in NCAA field hockey history to win 400 games in a career. She has been recognized as Mideast Region Coach of the Year three times previously. She was also honored as the 2004 Big East Coach of the Year, the sixth time she has been honored by the conference.
Jeffrey Ogbonna Ogbar, History and Institute for African-American Studies, Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004).
Dick Reynolds, English, emeritus, presented a paper on Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night, “Am Not I Consanguineous?” at St. Michael’s College, Vermont, on Nov. 9.
Frank Andrews Stone, Education, emeritus, presented “Applying Educational Reconstruction in 21st Century Schools” at a conference on Improving Primary Education at the University of Athens, Greece, Nov. 26-28.
Kenneth Reifsnider, Mechanical Engineering and Global Fuel Cell Center, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The fellow grade, the highest elected grade of membership in the society, is conferred upon a member with at least 10 years of active engineering practice who has made significant contributions to the profession.