Vol. 19, No. 6Oct. 7, 1999

Books

Laura Salsini, foreign languages and literatures, Gendered Genres: Female Experiences and Narrative Patterns in the Works of Matilde Serao, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1999.

Publications

Kate Conway-Turner, individual and family studies, "Older Women of Color: A Feminist Exploration of the Intersections of Personal, Familial and Community Life," in Fundamentals of Feminist Gerontology, J. Dianne Garner, editor, Haworth Press.

Xiang-Gen Xia, electrical and computer engineering, and V.C. Chen, "A Quantitative SNR Analysis for Pseudo Wigner-Ville Distribution," pages 2891-2894, and with S. Qian, "Convergence of an Iterative Time-Variant Filtering Based on Discrete Gabor Transform," pages 2394-2899, in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 47, October 1999.

Cheng-ming Fou, physics and astronomy, with students Mujia Chen and Yu Chiang, "Production Cross Sections of K X-rays Due to Proton Bombardment of Argon Gas," in Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Optical Physics.

John Q. Xiao, physics and astronomy, with Y.F. Li, R.H. Yu and D.V. Dimitrov, "Temperature Behavior in Spin-Valves With and Without Antiferromagnetic Subsystems," in Journal of Applied Physics, November 1999.

Lana Harrison, Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, with K. Resnicow, M. Smith and E. Drucker, "Correlates of Occasional Cigarette and Marijuana Use: Are Teens Harm Reducing?" in Addictive Behaviors, vol. 24, no. 2, pages 251-266.

Presentations

Gary Allison, education, "Verbal Management of Exceptional Behavior Challenges" and "Multicultural/ Diversity Training for Teachers," at International Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders conference, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Dallas.

George H. Watson Jr., physics and astronomy, "Photonic Band Structure and Impurity States in Colloidal Crystals," at Max-Planck Institut for Metallforshung, Stuttgart, Germany; "Optical Properties of Complex Functional Materials," at Emil-Warburg Symposium, Bayreuth; and a poster at Ninth International Conference on Unconventional Photoactive Systems, Wurzburg.

Krzysztof Szalewicz, physics and astronomy, an invited paper at computational chemistry and material science workshop, July 19, Aberdeen, Md., and an invited talk at 11th European seminar on computational methods in quantum chemistry, Zakopane, Poland.

Barbara A. Williams, physics and astronomy, "Neutral Hydrogen in Stephan's Quintet," at 100th meeting, American Astronomical Society, May 30-June 3, Chicago.

Lana Harrison, Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, "Use of the NHSDA and MTF Surveys in Teaching Drug and Alcohol Studies Teaching Workshop: Teaching Sociology of Drug and Alcohol Abuse," at 94th annual meeting, American Sociological Association, Aug. 6-10, Chicago.

Chung Ngoc Leung, physics and astronomy, an invited talk, "Neutrino Tests of General and Special Relativity," at Neutrino Factory 99 Conference, July 5-9, Lyon, France.

Service

Henry R. Glyde, physics and astronomy, was appointed to a second term on the executive committee of the Neutron Scattering Society of America. He served as president of the Canadian Institute of Neutron Scattering from 1989-91.

Awards

Harry L. Shipman, Annie Jump Cannon Professor of Physics and Astronomy, earned two gold medals and two silver medals at the World Recreational Figure Skating Championships, conducted by the Ice Skating Institute in August.

Anniversaries

15 years

Susan D. Tompkins, Office of Vice Provost, Oct. 10, 1984

10 years

Maureen Koeller, library, Oct. 9, 1989

Susan P. Whitney, entomology and applied ecology, Oct. 11, 1989