Posted on Jan 10, 1997

Robert Sharlet, Chauncy Winters Professor of Political Science, recently published “The Making of a President Russian-Style” in Post-Soviet Prospects, Vol. IV, No. 9 (1996). He also co-authored “Reforming the Procuracy Reform in the Newly Independent States” of the Rule of Law Consortium Newsletter, No. 7 (Summer 1996). Other activities include appointment to the Professional Advisory Board of
the Harriman Institute on Russian Studies of Columbia University, a briefing of the chief justice of the new Armenian Constitutional Court, and a written analysis of a controversial draft constitution for the Belarusian Constitutional Court. Recent presentations and papers read in Washington, D.C., include a Russian presidential election post-mortem at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the closing keynote
address at the international conference on “Sustainable Legal Reform in the Newly
Independent States” sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development, and a
paper on “Politics of Constitution Making in Russia and the NIS” at a conference
marking the centennial of the American University School of Law.

Phillip D. Snow, associate professor of civil engineering, presented a paper,
“Application of MAPINFO, G.I.S. Software in a Hydrology Course for
Undergraduates” at the 32nd annual conference and symposium of the American Water
Resources Association, held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Thomas Denham, assistant director of the Career Development Center, gave talks
in November at Springfield College and the Saratoga Job Seekers Club on “Emerging
Technologies” and “Effective Job Search Strategies,” respectively. He has
been recently quoted in The New York Times on “Career Center Visions” and
is authoring an upcoming article on “The Impact of Technology on Careers” for Mainstream
Joyce Lain Kennedy, who writes the Careers column for the Los
Angeles Times Syndicate,
cited Denham in two articles on “Choosing a Career in a
Culture of Increased Expectations” and “Internet Career Bookmarks.”

Rudy Nydegger, associate professor of psychology, received the Hospice Founders
Award recently in recognition of his service to Capital District Hospice. He helped found
the chapter in 1975, and served as its president. He is a consulting psychologist for the

Carol Weisse, associate professor of psychology, has published
“Psychoneuroimmunology, Emotions and Health” in the Fall 1996 issue of the American
Medical Student Association Task Force Quarterly.
She also presented a paper titled
“Changes in AIDS preventive behavior and risk perceptions as a function of an
educator's HIV status” at the annual conference of the New England Psychological
Association. Co-authors were Union alumnae Kerry Evers '95 and Cari Bishop '96.