May 16, 2011Vol. 42, Issue 1


Rob Davidson, English, had “Walter: Five Meditations” published in Fog & Woodsmoke: Behind the Image, edited by Stephani Schaefer, Lost Hills Books, 2011.

Yuichi Handa, Mathematics and Statistics, had What Does Understanding Mathematics Mean for Teachers? Relationship as a Metaphor for Knowing published by Routledge, March 3, 2011.

Troy Jollimore, Philosophy, had At Lake Scugog published by Princeton University Press, 2011.

George Keithley, professor emeritus, English, had Night’s Body published by Turning Point Press, 2011.

Michael Magliari, History, had a review of Hobos: Bindlestiffs, Fruit Tramps, and the Harvesting of the American West by Mark Wyman published in Agricultural History, Spring 2011, and a review of Murder of a Landscape: The California Farmer-Smelter War, 1897–1916 by Khaled Bloom published in California History, April 2011.

Turhon Murad, professor emeritus, Anthropology, and Eric Bartelink, Anthropology, co-authored ”A Re-examination of Cremains Weight: Sex and Age Variation in a Northern California Sample” with former student Traci Van Deest, published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 56, Issue 2, March 2011.

Michael Perelman, Economics, had “Decoding Economic Ideology” published in the World Review of Political Economy, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2011. He also had a review of William Petty and the Ambitions of Political Arithmetic by Ted McCormick published in the History of Economic Ideas, No. 1, 2011.

Ela Thurgood, English, had “Tonal Variations in Anong,” published in Acoustical Society of America Meeting Papers, Vol. 11, 2011.

Awards and Activities

Brad Dodson, Agricultural Education, was named the 2011 Rotary University Educator of the Year by Chico Noon Rotary Club in April.

Daran Goodsell, Chico Performances, was initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society at a reception on May 2 for excellence in her work toward a master’s degree in recreation management.

Ralph Huntsinger, professor emeritus, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, was elected to the Committee on Post Retirement Concerns of the State Council of the Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association at the statewide meeting in April in Los Angeles.

Carol Huston, director, School of Nursing, received the Academic Excellence Award from the Sacramento Regional Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration on May 4, 2011, in Sacramento.

Steve Lewis, History, received the Edwin Lieuwen Prize for Promotion of Excellence in Teaching from the Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 2011.

James Luyirika-Sewagudde, International Education, was recognized for 35 years as coordinator of the National Student Exchange program in Chico at the Annual Placement Conference in Portland, Maine, March 2011.

Michael Perelman, Economics, had a conference in Colombia arranged around his work called Fissures in the Capitalist System. He gave lectures at the Colombian School of Engineering in Bogota in April 2011 that were followed by commentaries by professors at various Colombian universities.

Sheri Simons, Art, was commissioned to create a two-story interior sculpture in glass for the entrance lobby of the Los Gatos Library.
Graham Thurgood, Linguistics, has been reappointed for his seventh three-year term as International Advisory Panel member for Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Putra Malaysia.


Cindy Daley, Agriculture, received $245,588 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture for a project to train and support organic dairy farmers through eOrganic online training.

Phyllis Fernlund, Communication and Education, received $5,000 from the CSU Chancellor’s Office to expand the Rural Teacher Residency into a pilot program in Chico Unified middle schools in STEM and special education.

Chris Ivey, Biological Sciences, received $25,000 from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative project with Professor Susan Mazer, UC Santa Barbara, to study "Co-variation Among Life History Traits and Outcrossing Rates in Natural Populations of Clarkia."

In the News

Troy Jollimore, Philosophy, had his At Lake Scugog featured as one of the “Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2011” by Anis Shivani on the Huffington Post website.

Michael Perelman, Economics, appeared on Left Forum 2011: Interviews with Michael Perelman, March 19, 2011, and was interviewed by Suzi Weissman on Rising Up on KPFK Los Angeles, March 14.