Dec. 14, 2015Vol. 46, Issue 3


“Landscaping” by Jerome Pouwels, Art and Art History, is part of the series "Interruption," which showed at Chico's 1078 Gallery in November.

“Landscaping” by Jerome Pouwels, Art and Art History, is part of the series "Interruption," which showed at Chico's 1078 Gallery in November.


David Alexander and Greg Watkins, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Sustainable Manufacturing, co-authored the article “Process to Formalize Sponsored Educational Activity Agreements Between Industry and Universities Related to Capstone Design Projects,” published in the International Journal of Engineering Education.

Nathan L. Anderson, Physics, co-authored the article “Model Form Uncertainty Versus Intrinsic Atomic Variability in Amorphous Silicon Oxides and Nitrides” in Computational Materials Science, Vol. 109.

Feraidon Ataie, Concrete Industry Management, co-authored the article “Comparison of the Retarding Mechanisms of Zinc Oxide and Sucrose on Cement Hydration and Interactions with Supplementary Cementitious Materials” for the June 2015 issue of Cement and Concrete Research.

Eric Bartelink, Anthropology, authored a book chapter entitled “Blunt Force Trauma Patterns in the Human Skull and Thorax: A Case Study from Northern California” for the book Skeletal Trauma Analysis: Case Studies in Context, published with John Wiley & Sons, April 2015. He and Colleen Milligan, Anthropology, co-authored the article “A Case of Contaminated Cremains: Detection through Metric and Chemical Analysis” for the Journal of Forensic Sciences, July 2015. Bartelink also co-authored the article “Intra-and Inter-Individual Variation in δ13C and δ15N in Human Dental Calculus and Comparison to Bone Collagen and Apatite Isotopes” for the Journal of Archaeological Science, December 2014; and the article “Classification of Pelvic Ring Fractures in Skeletonized Human Remains” for the Journal of Forensic Sciences,  January 2015.

Jude Bayham, Agriculture, authored the article “Measured Voluntary Avoidance Behavior During the 2009 A/H1N1 Epidemic” in the November 2015 Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Vol. 282, No. 1,818. 

Jennifer Brundidge, Communication Studies, co-authored the chapter “In Search of Cognitive Complexity in the Contemporary Public Sphere” for the book New Technologies and Civic Engagement: New Agendas in Communication, published through Routledge.

Kevin Buffardi, Computer Science, published “Localized Open Source Collaboration in Software Engineering Education” at the IEEE Frontiers in Education conference, October. 

John Eckalbar and Pete Tsournos, Economics, co-authored with Eckalbar’s son, Walter Eckalbar, the article “Dynamics in an SIR Model When Vaccination Demand Follows Prior Levels of Disease Prevalence,” published in Advances in Complex Systems, November 17. 

Tag Engstrom, Biological Sciences, co-authored the article “Origins of Softshell Turtles in Hawaii With Implications for Conservation” for Conservation Genetics, and the article “Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species and Land Use on Stream Food Webs in Kaua’i, Hawai’i” for Pacific Conservation Biology, Vol. 20, No. 3.

Michelle Givertz, Communication Studies, co-authored “Overparenting Is Associated With Child Problems and a Critical Family Environment” for the Journal of Child and Family Studies, Vol. 24, No. 2.

Keiko Goto and Cindy Wolff, Nutrition and Food Sciences, co-authored the article “Bonding and Bridging Social and Cultural Capitals: Perceived Factors Associated With Family Eating Practices Among Hmong, Latino, and White Mothers and Fathers” for the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 47. No. 6.

Keiko Goto, Cindy Wolff, Aurelia Samonte, and Stephanie Bianco, Nutrition and Food Sciences, co-authored the article “Get Cookin’: Investigating the Effects of a Six-Week Cooking Intervention on Cooking and Dietary Behaviors Among Low-Income Families” for the Californian Journal of Health Promotion, Vol. 13, No. 2.

Stephanie Hamel, Communication Studies, co-authored the article “At the Heart of Feminist Transnational Organizing: Exploring Postcolonial Reflexivity in Organizational Practice at World Pulse” for the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Vol. 8, No. 3.

Feng He, Kinesiology, co-authored the article “Redox Roles of Reactive Oxygen Species in Cardiovascular Disease,” published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 11, November.

David T. Kagan, Physics, authored the articles “The Physics of Which Way the Wind Blows”; “The Physics of a Souvenir”; and “The Physics of Wind at the Remodeled Wrigley Field” for The Hardball Times in 2015. He was also invited to author the chapter “The Physics of the Longest Possible Homer” for the book The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2016­, published through Fangraphs and The Hardball Times.  

Nan Li, Communication Studies, co-authored “Global Relocation: An Examination of the Corporate Influence on Expatriate Adjustment” for the Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 53, No. 4.

Paul Lopez, Sociology, had his essay, “The Summer of Trump,” published in the e-zine ByDesign: An Online Journal of Exceptional Achievement, Vol. 17.

Troy Jollimore, Philosophy, published Syllabus of Errors, a collection of poems, with Princeton University Press. Other recent publications include “The Importance of Whom We Care About” in Love, Reason, and Will: Kierkegaard After Frankfurt, published through Bloomsbury; “‘This Endless Space Between the Words’: The Limits of Love in Spike Jonze’s Her” for the September issue of Midwest Studies in Philosophy; and “‘Trapped in My Rib Cage Something Throes and Aches!’ John Berryman at 100” for the winter issue of Kenyon Review.

Kevin Klipfel, Meriam Library, co-authored “How Do Our Students Learn? An Outline of a Cognitive Psychological Model for Information Literacy Instruction,” published in Reference & User Services Quarterly, Vol. 55, No. 1.

Jennifer Malkowski, Communication Studies, co-authored the chapter “‘Does This Mean I’m Dirty?’ The Complexities of Choice in Women’s Conversations About HPV Vaccinations” for the book Voicing the Voiceless: Shaping Social Norms in Women’s Healthcare, published through Routledge. She also co-authored “Public Speaking as Optimal Form: Internationalizing the Public Speaking Curriculum” for the Journal of International & Intercultural Communication.

Anna Petrova-Mayor, Physics, co-authored with undergraduate student Scott Gimbal the article “Advanced Lab on Fresnel Equations,” published in the American Journal of Physics, Vol. 83, No. 11.

Stephen Mehl, Civil Engineering, co-authored the article “Sustainable Capture: Concepts for Managing Stream-Aquifer Systems” for Groundwater, Vol. 53.

Asa Mittman, Art and Art History, authored the essay “This Would Be Better If I Had a Co-Author,” for the book How We Write: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blank Page, published through Punctum Books, September. 

Sherrow Pinder, Political Science, published Colorblindness, Post-Raciality, and Whiteness in the United States through Palgrave Macmillan Press, September.

Shawna Malvini Redden, Communication Studies, co-authored “The Positive Outcomes of Negative Emotion: A Multi-Level Analysis of Emotion in Bureaucratic Work” for the Electronic Journal of Communication, Vol. 25, No. 3 and 4.

Ann Schulte, Education, co-edited the text Self Studies in Rural Teacher Education, published by Springer in September. In addition to editing the text, Schulte authored and co-authored two of the chapters.

David Stachura, Biological Sciences, co-authored the article “Zebrafish Embryonic Stromal Trunk (ZEST) Cells Support Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cell (HSPC) Proliferation, Survival, and Differentiation,” published in Experimental Hematology in September.  

Jinsong Zhang and Randy Miller, Chemistry and Biochemistry, co-authored the article “Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of the Bromination of Phenols with Beta and Gamma Aliphatic Substituents, Including Rings,” published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 43, No. 12.

Miriam Walter, Nursing, authored “Beyond Ebola Ethics: Do Nurses Have a Duty to Treat?” for the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, Vol. 17, No. 3.

Dana M. Williams, Sociology, authored the article “Black Panther Radical Factionalization and the Development of Black Anarchism” for the Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 46, No. 7.

Awards and Activities

Lee Altier, Agriculture, presented the paper “Enhancing Local Food Security: A Holistic Approach,” at the American Society for Horticultural Science annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.  

Feraidon Ataie, Concrete Industry Management, presented “Agricultural Residues Ash for Concrete” and “Retarding Mechanisms of Sucrose and Zinc Oxide on Cement Hydration and Interactions with Supplementary Cementitious Materials” at the American Concrete Institute Convention in November.

Eric Bartelink, Anthropology, was awarded the 2015 “Most Promising New Textbook Award” by the Text and Academic Authors Association for his co-authored textbook, Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods and Practice, published through Academic Press, February 2014. Additionally, Bartelink was elected president of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (ABFA) in February.

Gary Bess, Social Work, was a plenary speaker at the National Alliance for Mental Illness, California Chapter’s annual conference in Newport Beach in August. His presentation was titled “Words with Friends: Competitive Grant Writing Strategies for 2015.”

Stephanie Bianco, Nutrition and Food Sciences, received $250,000 over three years from the USDA for her proposal, theIncreased EBT Participation in North Valley Farmers’ Markets.The project will increase farmers market participation for federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients in four Butte County farmers markets, and at least three additional farmers markets in Siskiyou, Glenn, Tehama, and Colusa Counties. 

Drew Calandrella, Student Affairs, was selected by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) for the 2016 Diamond Honoree Award, the ACPA’s highest honor, which recognizes extraordinary contributions to the field of student affairs. The award will be presented at the annual ACPA Convention, slated for March 6–9, 2016, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Troy Cline, Biological Sciences, received a $250,000 AREA R15 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the impact of influenza virus replication on macrophage function.

Sara Cooper; International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; founded the non-profit literary press Cubanabooks, which seeks to increase U.S. readers’ exposure to Cuban women writers. Cubanabooks was recently featured in the online magazine Literary Hub, as well as Broadly, the Vice channel devoted to women’s experiences. 

Jean Gallagher, Art and Art History, had three of her paintings purchased for the permanent public collection for UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. The acrylic on canvas paintings—White Haori, Peach Haori, and Blue Haori—will be installed in a new wing of the hospital. 

Michelle Givertz, Communication Studies, presented the co-authored papers “Attachment Orientation Moderates the Relationship Between Personal and Dedication Commitment and Felt Constraint in Married Couples”; “Direct and Indirect Effects of Commitment on Interdependence and Satisfaction in Married Couples”; and “Direct and Indirect Effects of Attachment Orientation on Relationship Quality and Constraint Commitment in Married Couples” at the 101st annual Convention of the National Communication Association in Las Vegas, November.

Lynda Gomes, Nursing, receives her Master of Science degree in nursing from CSU, Chico this month.

Cris Guenter, School of Education, has been named a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 32nd Annual Art Competition. Her watercolor painting, Rebel on Patrol, was juried out of 7,500 national entries. 

Georgia Fox, Anthropology, was selected as the 2015 Behavioral and Social Science Faculty Colloquium Keynote Speaker. Her presentation, given in November, was titled “Poison or Pleasure? The Archaeology of Tobacco and Sugar.”

David Hassenzahl, Natural Sciences, presented to the Rotary Club of Chico about climate change on December 1. He also was installed as a fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis on December 8.

Christopher Ivey, Biological Sciences, presented an invited seminar, “Recent Work in Mimulus Evolutionary Ecology,” to the biology department at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, on October 5.

George Keithley, English (Emeritus), gave a reading from his new novel, Ring of Fire, for the Writer’s Voice series at Chico State on November 10.

Gayle Kipnis and Karin Lightfoot, Nursing, MSN presented “Making it to the Finish Line: Preventing Crash & Burn in Our Students,” a workshop on academic tenacity, at the CELT conference on October 9. Kipnis also mentored nine nursing students in her NURS 343 class through the research and presentation process of Honors Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau’s Rising Star in Research and Excellence program. The students divided into three teams, conducted intensive research projects, and presented their findings on posters at the Sigma Theta Tau biennial convention, November 7–8.

Janja Lalich, Sociology, presented the articles “From Cults to Terrorism”; “Human Trafficking: Making Humans Invisible & Disposable”; and “Gay Conversion Therapy on Trial” at University of Montana, Missoula.

Arash Negahban, Business Information Systems, gave three presentations at the Decision Sciences Institute (CSI) conference, November 21–24. “Investigating the Effect of Personality on IT Protective Behaviors of Individuals”; “Adoption of M-Payment Services: A Privacy Perspective”; and “Users Participation in Social Media Based Brand Communities: A Dynamic Perspective.” He was also the session chair for “Research-Information Security: Experimental and Theoretical Studies in Information Security.”

Michael Perelman, Economics, presented the article “China, Agriculture, Karl Marx, and Sustainability” at the Seizing an Alternative conference at Pomona College on June 6. He also presented the paper “The Dysfunctionality of Slavery and Neoliberalism” at the Left Forum at John Jay College on May 30.

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Ben Seipel and Michael Kotar, Education (Emeritus), received $500,000 from the California Department of Education for Project ESTEEM, an elementary teacher and principal professional learning project that will focus on improving science education in high poverty schools through interdisciplinary instruction and integration of regional resources in northeastern California.

Shawna Malvini Redden, Communication Studies, presented the co-authored paper “Making Sense of ‘Pink Elephants,’ ‘Bureaucratic Bullshit,’ and Other Metaphors of Change: A Longitudinal Study of Inter-Agency Collaboration and Organizational Change” in the Top Four Paper Panel in the Organizational Communication Division at the 101st annual Convention of the National Communication Association in Las Vegas on November. She also presented the co-authored paper “‘Adults Don’t Understand’: Embracing Opportunities for Innovative Communication Research and Improving the Online Lives of Teens,” and co-presented the short course “Organizing, Analyzing and Coding Qualitative Data: Creating a Path Through the Maze” at the same convention.

Randy Senock, Geological and Environmental Sciences, successfully directed two students, Joshua Gruber and Ana Medic, through their graduate programs as graduate coordinator. He also successfully directed a thesis by student Brook M. Constantz as her committee chair.

Russell Shapiro and Jochen Nuester, Geological and Environmental Sciences; Gordon Wolfe and Emily Fleming, Biological Sciences, received $185,827 from the National Science Foundation to purchase a scanning electron microscope.

Natalya Shkoda, Music and Theatre, was invited to present a piano master class and to perform a guest artist solo recital at the “Reflections of the Ocean Keyboard Series” at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo on October 17 and 18.  She taught the works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Dmitri Shostakovich, Aram Khachaturian, and Jeno Takacs to Saddleback College piano students. Her piano recital program included Pyort Illich Tchaikovsky “The Seasons,” Op. 37b, and Viktor Kosenko “Twenty-Four Children’s Pieces,” Op. 25. Shkoda also released her latest CD, Kosenko: Piano Music, Vol. 3, on November 13. 

Ted SingelisPsychology, gave an invited talk presenting his research funded by the National Institutes of Health) titled “Development and Testing of a Culturally Sensitive Oral Health Message” at the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom, on October 21.

Anne Stephens, Science Education, received a $350,590 Drought Response Outreach Program for Schools (DROPS) grant from the State Water Resources Control Board to develop a regional storm-water learning lab with the Butte County Office of Education. She presented her paper ”Developing Environmental Action Competence and STEM Skills Through an Urban High School Environmental Ag Program” at the 12th annual Research Symposium of the North American Association for Environmental Education in San Diego, and “Science and Environmental Education for Secondary Teachers”, a California Mathematics and Science Partnership program, at the third annual California STEM Symposium in Anaheim in October.

Ela Thurgood, English, presented “Phonetic Variation in Lu-Mien Vowels” at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences in Glasgow, Scotland, in August.

Miriam Walter, Nursing, presented “Transcending Discipline in Nursing Practice and Education: Promoting Transdisciplinary Collaboration and Integration Into Upper GE Courses for Nursing Students at CSUC” at the first Human Science Colloquium in Park City, Utah, in September. She also hosted and interviewed Rahmatulla Rahimi, the principal of an Afghan refugee girls school in Pakistan who was recently honored by the United Nations Development Programme.

Greg Watkins, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Sustainable Manufacturing, presented a talk titled “Theory and Commercial Software: Finding the Balance in Finite Element Instruction at the Undergraduate Level” at the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in San Francisco.

Compiled by Zach Phillips, editorial assistant in the Department of Public Affairs and Publications.

Art professor J. Pouwels exhibited at 1078 Gallery in Chico, “Interference,” in November.


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“Holidays Are Here Again”

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Student vocalists composed and recorded an original holiday song. Watch the recording.