April 3, 2017Vol. 47, Issue 5

Achievements

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Publications

Victoria Bernhardt, Education, Emerita, authored the book Measuring What We Do in Schools: How to Know if What We Are Doing Is Making a Difference, to be published by ASCD. Also, she published a second edition of the coauthored book Response to Intervention (RtI) and Continuous School Improvement (CSI): How to Design, Implement, Monitor, and Evaluate a Schoolwide Prevention System, published by Routledge in March 2017.

Kevin Buffardi, Computer Science, Colleen Robb, Management, and David Rahn, Management, coauthored the article “Tech startups: Realistic Software Engineering Projects with Interdisciplinary Collaboration,” published in the Journal for Computing Sciences in Colleges.

Andy Dick, Sociology, Bill Rich, Education, and Tony Waters, Sociology, coauthored the book Prison Vocational Education and Policy in the United States, published by Palgrave MacMIllan in August 2016. On March 3, 2017, the book was featured on KCHO's radio program “Nancy's Bookshelf.”Andy Dick, Bill Rich, and Tony Waters coauthored the book Prison Vocational Education and Policy in the United States.

Feng He, Kinesiology, authored the article “Serum Polychlorinated Biphenyls Increase and Oxidative Stress Decreases with a Protein-Pacing Caloric Restriction Diet in Obese Men and Women,” published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 14, No.59; and coauthored the article “Commentaries on Viewpoint: Human Skeletal Muscle Wasting in Hypoxia: a Matter of Hypoxic Dose?” published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, Vol. 122. No. 2.

Asa Mittman, Art and Art History, coauthored the articles “Robed in Martyrdom: The Flaying of Saint Bartholomew in the Laudario of Sant’Agnese,” published in Flaying in the Pre-Modern World; “Monstrous Iconography,” in Companion to Medieval Iconography; and “Monsters in the Classroom: Using Monster Studies to Challenge Biases,” in Monstrous Pedagogies.

Christopher Ivey, Biological Sciences, and alumna Melissa Ha coauthored the article “Pollinator-Mediated Interactions in Experimental Arrays Vary with Neighbor Identity” published in the American Journal of Botany, Vol. 102, No. 2.

Matthew Stone, Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management, coauthored the article “Exploring Learning Outcomes of Domestic Travel Experiences through Mothers’ Voices” published in the quarterly journal Tourism Review International.

Youngsu Lee, Marketing, coauthored the article “Exploring Differentiation of Self and Organizational Commitment,” published in the Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 32, No. 2.

Karin Lightfoot, School of Nursing, authored two chapters for the ninth edition of the textbook Community & Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Public’s Health, published by Lippincott/Wolters Kluwer in 2017. These two foundational chapters covered communicable disease and theoretical basis for community health nursing.


Awards and Activities

Hannah Aird, Geological and Environmental Sciences, was awarded $16,000 through the USGS EdMap program for the project “Detailed (1:24,000 scale) Geologic and Alteration Mapping in the Antelope Valley 7.5 Minute Quadrangle, Sierra County, California,” to support the research of graduate student Sommer Casady. Aird and student Ceara Purcell also had an abstract accepted to the Geologic Society of America Cordilleran Section meeting in May 2017, where Purcell will present a poster.

Gary Bess, School of Social Work, did a training on Grant Writing on March 10 for faculty, students, and nonprofit managers in Chile for the social work department, Pontificia Universidad Catholica De Chile.

Brian Brazeal, Anthropology, was the executive producer on Stories in Thread: A Tapestry of Hmong Identity, a film by student Tamara Maxey.Brian Brazeal, Anthropology, was the executive producer on Stories in Thread: A Tapestry of Hmong Identity, a film by student Tamara Maxey and presented by CSU, Chico’s Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology. Maxey’s film was also picked up for nationwide PBS distribution by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).

Kevin Buffardi, Computer Science, served on the panel “Community Engagement with Free and Open Source” at the ACM Technical Symposium for Computer Science Education in Seattle, Washington.

Patrick Donnelly, Computer Science, coauthored the article “Words Matter: Automatic Detection of Teacher Questions in Live Classroom Discourse Using Linguistics, Acoustics, and Context.”  He also presented the paper at the International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference in Vancouver, Canada in March.

Eric Houk, Agriculture, presented the papers “Water Transfers and Groundwater in California: Estimating the Spatial and Temporal Impacts of Aquifer Decline in Agriculture” with coauthor Steffen Mehl, Civil Engineering, and “The Impact of Land Fallowing for Water Transfers on Aquifer Levels and the Economy in Northern California” with coauthors Mehl and student Kevin Anderson at the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) annual conference in Brisbane, Australia on February 7–10. Also, Houk was invited to be a visiting scholar in the Centre for Global Food and Resources at the University of Adelaide. On March 1, Houk gave the lunch seminar “Water Transfers in California: Estimating the Impact of Foregone Agricultural Production and Aquifer Decline” at the University of Adelaide. This seminar was sponsored by the University of Adelaide Centre for Global Food and Resources and the South Australian branch of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES).

Nanhee Kim, Media Arts, Design, and Technology, presented her paper “The Visual Language of Motion Graphic Design” at the 11th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada on March 2–4.

Gayle Kimball, Sociology, Emerita, is working on books about global youth and has started a photo book to answer children’s deep questions with photographs.Gayle Kimball, Sociology, Emerita, is working on books about global youth and has started a photo book to answer children’s deep questions with photographs. Kimball has been traveling around the world and interviewing. Also, her book, Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success: Beat Burnout, was published in February by Equality Press. To share your children’s questions and try out the beginning questions email Kimball here.

Donna Kreskey, Psychology, presented her coauthored paper “Universal Screening in An MTSS World: A School at Risk” at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas on February 21–24, 2017. This work, completed with graduate students Carina Gutierrez and Carmina Vital, represented a collaborative project between CSU, Chico and a high-needs local school system. The collaboration modeled best practices in school psychology service delivery, and resulted in approximately 400 children in kindergarten, first, and second grade receiving early intervention services in the area of social emotional learning.

Youngsu Lee, Marketing, presented the poster “Does Entrepreneurial Strategy of a Firm Improve Customer Equity?” at the 2017 Winter American Marketing Association (AMA) Conference held in Orlando, Florida.

Shane Mayor, Geological and Environmental Sciences, accepted a three-year appointment to the National Center for Atmospheric Research's (NCAR) Observing Facilities Advisory Panel (OFAP). The committee reviews proposals from US atmospheric scientists to use National Science Foundation (NSF) equipment such as aircraft, radars, lidars, and other observing systems for conducting weather and climate research.

Nicholas Nelson, Physics, was awarded a Thomas Metcalfe Lectureship by the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society and presented “Stellar Midlife Crises: Sharp Changes in Dynamo Action for Sun-Like Stars Near the Solar Rotation Rate” at the International Astronomical Union Symposium 328: Life Around Active Stars in Maresias, Brazil.

Rebecca Ormond, Media Arts, Design, and Technology, has been selected to show the theatrical version of “Landscapes,” at the 26th Arizona International Film Festival in April 2017. “Landscapes” is part of the trans-media stereoscopic media art and experimental film series Seasons, Landscapes, and Habitats.

Sarah Pike, Comparative Religion and Humanities, gave the guest lecture “Gendering the Wild: Ritual Strategies of Intimacy and Opposition in Eco-Activism” at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, on February 28. She also presented “Mourning Nature: Environmental Protests as Rites of Grief” at a conference on “Reassembling Democracy: Ritual as Cultural Resource” in Oslo, Norway on February 23.

Mallory Prucha, Music and Theatre, presented two panels at the 57th United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) in St. Louis this March.Mallory Prucha, Music and Theatre, presented two panels at the 57th United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) in St. Louis in March. She spoke on the topics of “Women in Theatre,” a panel discussing the challenges of working as a professional in a male-dominated industry on International Women’s Day and “Teaching Others to Teach Drawing,” sponsored by the USITT Education Commission. Her student Madison Burnes received a position as an international student ambassador for the USITT Student Ambassador Program/An International Opportunity and served as a liaison to world-renowned guest artists during the conference. 

Monica So, Chemistry and Biochemistry, was invited to give the talk “Fabrication and Characterization of Solution Processed Perovskite Solar Cells by Undergraduates at California State University, Chico” at CSU, Sacramento on Friday, March 10. In February, she was awarded a Visiting Faculty Program fellowship from the Department of Energy for her proposal, “Nanofabrication of Metal-Organic Graphene Analogues for Electronic Device Applications.” She will be conducting research with student Vivien Cherrette at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, this summer. So, Cherrette, and student Connor Hutcherson, will be attending the 253rd American Chemical Society’s National Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco in April 2017. The students will each be presenting research posters, and So will give three talks: “Application of Polypyrrole-Based Selective Electrodes in Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy to Determine Nitrate Concentration”; “Fabrication and Characterization of Solution Processed Perovskite Solar Cells by Undergraduates at California State University, Chico”; and “Preliminary Electrochemical Studies on Effects of Linker Length and Metal Nodes on Redox Hopping in Layer-By-Layer Assembled Metalloporphyrin Metal-Organic Framework-Like Thin Films”.

Matthew Stone, Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management, copresented the poster “A Profile of Event Management Students’ Interest and Experience" at the Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators (CHRIE) West Federation Regional Conference.

Dhanushka Thamarapani, Economics, presented the paper “The Long-run Effects of the Yogyakarta Earthquake on Child Health Outcomes,” and copresented “Early Life Experiences and Adult Fertility Behavior: Evidence from Indonesia” at the Center for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) conference at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, on March 19–21. This conference is among the highest ranking in development economics. Every year, organizers select studies conducted in developing countries (apart from Africa) which investigate issues that are still applicable on a broader spectrum. To attend, Thamarapani received partial funding from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Faculty Travel Award.

Patrick Willey, Anthropology, was the recipient of the 2018 T. Dale Stewart Award, which is awarded annually by the Forensic Anthropology Section of the American Academy of Sciences to an individual for lifetime achievements in the field. Willey’s award was announced on February 15, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is set to be bestowed in February 2018, in Seattle, Washington.

 

Compiled by Amanda Rhine, editorial assistant in the Office of Public Affairs and Publications.

Press kit art for the film .Stories in Thread: A Tapestry of Hmong Identity.

Achievements

Brian Brazeal, Anthropology, was the executive producer on Stories in Thread: A Tapestry of Hmong Identity, a student film by Tamara Maxey. Read more.

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Together We Will

On the occasion of her inauguration, President Gayle E. Hutchinson made a bold statement about her vision for inclusive excellence. Watch video.