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(January 11, 2001, Gazette)

DR. D. BURTON, Biology and OSC, presented a paper titled Melanophore Receptor Diversity as a Component of Flatfish Patterning Physiology, at the Flatfish Biology Conference held at Mystic, Conn., Dec. 5-6. The conference was co-sponsored by the American Fisheries Society, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Northeast Utilities Environmental Laboratory. The presentation was co-authored by DENNIS MAYO, Biology, and JOANNE VOKEY, Biology.

DR. MICHAEL MURRAY, Division of Community Health, recently presented two invited papers at the International Congress of Health Psychology held in Havana, Cuba. The papers were titled Criticizing Health Psychology, and Teaching Psychology in a Medical School. While in Cuba he had the opportunity to visit a number of health facilities and established links with academics in several Cuban universities.

DR. GEOFF RAYNER-CANHAM, Chemistry, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, was invited speaker at the Alberta Teachers Association Science Council Conference 2000, held in Alberta in November. His presentations were What is Chemistry? A Discourse from Microwave Ovens to Smelly Armpits, and A History of Women in Chemistry. Earlier in the month, he had given the former presentation to the Science Teachers of Ontario Conference, held in Toronto.

LEWIS R. FISCHER, History, recently presented the Sixth Vaughan Evans Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Australian Association for Maritime History, in Adelaide, South Australia, and delivered the keynote addresses at the annual conferences of the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand at the University of Wollongong and the Australian Institute of Underwater Archaeology at Flinders University of South Australia. While in the South Pacific, he also presented invited papers at six universities on topics in maritime and economic history. Professor Fischer’s trip was co-sponsored by the Australian Association for Maritime History, the Australian Institute for Underwater Archaeology and the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand.