Dec. 13, 2011Vol. 42, Issue 3


Kimberlee Candela, Political Science, published two encyclopedia articles—“Brown v. Mississippi (1936)” and “Johnson v. Zerbst (1938)”—in The Thirties in America, Salem Press, 2011, and the book chapter “Miranda Rights” in Key Issues in Crime and Punishment, Volume Three: Courts, Law and Justice, SAGE Publications, 2011.

Sara Cooper, Spanish and Multicultural and Gender Studies, published a review of Cherrie Moraga’s A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings, 2000–2010 in Choice Magazine this fall.

Sara Cooper, Spanish and Multicultural and Gender Studies, Gail Walton, Child Development, and Christopher Ivey, Biology, published “Delectable Diversity: Gender and Sexuality Studies in General Education,” about the Gender and Sexuality Pathway, in Diversity & Democracy, Winter 2012.

Chris Coughlin, Child Development, Jesse Dizard, Anthropology, and Judy Bordin, Faculty Affairs, co-authored with Gloysis Mayers, Zayed University, “Cultural Context and Children`s Perceptions of Conflict and Peace” in Nurture: Research Journal of Pakistan Home Economics Association, 2011.

Michael Coyle, Political Science, had “Notes on the Study of Language: Toward a Critical Race Criminology” published in Western Criminology Review, Vol. 11, No. 1. He authored the chapter “Language, Metaphysics and Deviancy: Delineating the ‘Evil’ ‘Criminal’ Other” in Transnational Criminology, Wolf Legal Publishers, and the encyclopedia article “bell hooks” in The Routledge Companion to Race & Ethnicity, Routledge, 2010.

Diana Dwyre, Political Science, had “Elections, Money and Free Speech in the United States” published in the Australian National Senate’s Papers on Parliament: Lectures in the Senate Occasional Lecture Series, No. 55, 2011.

Beau Grosscup, Political Science, published “Cluster Munitions and State Terrorism” in Monthly Review, April 2011.

Jennifer Halford, Management and Student Activities, published “You Can’t Pay Your Business Rent. Now What?” on Free Enterprise: the FindLaw Small Business Law Blog, Oct. 19, 2011.

Paul Lopez, Chicano Studies, Sociology, and Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies, published “On Latino/Hispanic Identity” in Ethnicities, Vol. 11, Issue 4 (December 2011).

Michael Perelman, Economics, published “X Efficiency” in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 25, No. 4, Fall 2011.

Diane Schmidt, Political Science, had “Politicized Performance Monitoring: The Effect of Civil Service Reform on Case Processing in the NLRB Regional Offices” published in the International Journal of Business and Social Science, Vol. 2, No. 7.

Charles Turner, Political Science, co-authored Introduction to American Government, 6th edition, BVT Publishing, 2011.

Jian Yang, Foreign Languages and Literatures, published “Joyce and Aquinas” in Central China Academics, third series, Central China Normal University Press, 2011.

Awards and Activities

Pilar Alvarez-Rubio, Foreign Languages and Literatures, became a Library of Congress contributing editor for Latin American Literature in July. She will review about 100 Chilean books each year—fiction, poetry, and literary criticism—and decide which will be kept in the library’s collection. She will also write a literary review and an essay about the state and direction of Chilean literature every two years.

Sara Cooper, Spanish and Multicultural and Gender Studies, presented on the panel “Translating Cuba: Myths and Misconceptions” at the American Literary Translators’ Association in Kansas City, Nov. 20, 2011. She also recently finished a three-year term on the editorial board of the Journal of Lesbian Studies.

Chris Coughlin, Child Development, spent four weeks in Dubai this summer, co-teaching Parents as Educators, a summer course at Zayed University, participating in a collaborative project with Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority to define guidelines for the care and education of children from birth through age 3, and meeting with UAE Ministry of Education personnel to collaborate and assist with the Ministry of Education’s School for All initiative. To aid the ministry in this project, she is working with an honors student to develop a needs assessment to identify UAE parents’ concerns and needs regarding inclusive education.

Bruce Grelle, Religious Studies, presented “Promoting Civic and Religious Literacy in Public Schools: The California 3 Rs Project” at a conference on Ethics, Religion, and Civil Discourse sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, CSU, Fresno, Oct. 14, 2011.

Megan Moore, Art and Art History, had her print “Rope Growth” selected for the Southern Graphics Council International 2012–2015 Traveling Exhibition, which will start its journey in New Orleans in March at the council’s conference and travel nationally through 2015 and internationally through 2017.

Char Prieto, Spanish, presented “National Identity and the Role of Literature in Remembering Historical Past in Spain” at the Dublin Crossroads Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, July 2011. She also conducted an interview with Abraham Lincoln Brigade veteran Jim Benet about his involvement in the Spanish Civil War in 1936 in Forestville, Calif., June 2011, for her forthcoming book.

Neil Schwartz, Psychology, was invited to be a keynote speaker at the 2012 meeting of the EARLI Special Interest Group on Comprehension of Text and Graphics to be held at the Pierre-Mendès-France University of Grenoble on Aug. 29–31, 2012.

Diana Coyl-Shepherd, Child Development, co-presented “Mothering and Fathering and Child Attachment: A Mixed Method Study” and “Parent and Child Perspectives on Parent Involvement: A Cross-Cultural Study” at the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, Fla., November 2011. Her co-authored “Fathers’ Role as Attachment Figures: An Interview with Sir Richard Bowlby” in special issue “Emerging Topics on Father Attachment: Considerations in Theory, Context and Development” was the most downloaded article of the year of Early Child Development and Care. It made the Class of 2011 list for Routledge under the category of Early Years and Primary/Elementary Education link.


Karen Goodwin and Cindy Wolff, Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion, received $81,699 for the first year of the three-year Get Cookin’—Local Food and Nutrition Education, to provide food security and nutrition education services to low-income residents of three ethnically diverse Butte County neighborhoods.

Melissa Groves, Child Development, and Susan Toussaint, Child Development Laboratory, received $86,759 from the U.S. Department of Education for year two of the four-year “Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools.”

Fraka Harmsen, dean of Natural Sciences, received $299,950 from the National Park Service for “Marine Benthic Habitat Mapping of Channel Islands National Park.”

Kristina Schierenbeck, Biological Sciences, received $24,226 from the Nature Conservancy for the first year of a two-year project to look at historical and contemporary gene flow between a cultivated hybrid and native Platanus species along the Sacramento River.

In the News

Ed Abramson, professor emeritus, Psychology, was a source for the WebMD feature Craving Carbs: Is It Depression?, Nov. 2, 2011.

Diana Dwyre, Political Science, was quoted in the Appeal Democrat article, “GOP Ad Ties U.S. Rep. Garamendi to Obama,” Oct. 20, 2011.

Janja Lalich, Sociology, was quoted in “Followers Put Their Faith in his Hands,” about Avraham Cohen’s controversial religious ministry, in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Journal Sentinel, Nov. 5, 2011.