Achieving Excellence
at California State University, Chico

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Professor Eileen Conway, on right.

Reserve Creates Living Lab and Classroom

Professor Antoinette Martinez, Anthropology, teaches field archaeology at the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve. Students learn to develop research designs, map sites, collect artifacts, and keep records. The reserve contains 4,000 acres of diverse canyon and ridge habitats and provides a natural area for environmental research and education.

Another Approach to Organization Theory

Peter Cruise, Health and Community Service, co-edited the second edition of Handbook of Organization Theory and Management: The Philosophical Approach with Thomas D. Lynch (CRC Press, 2005).

Sociologist Shares Expertise on Cults

Professor Janja Lalich, Sociology, had her book Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships published by Bay Tree Publishing in 2006, and she continues to do media interviews for radio and TV.

Gold Rush Research

Professor Greg White, Archaeological Research Program, received $73,388 from the California Department of Parks and Recreation to sample gold rush era historical features in Shasta State Historic Park on Highway 299.

New Books from Political Scientists

Diana Dwyre, contributed to The Election After Reform: Money, Politics, and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, edited by Michael J. Malbin (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006).

Alan Gibson, published Interpreting the Founding: Guide to the Enduring Debates over the Origins and Foundations of the merican Republic (University Press of Kansas, 2006).

Psychologists Explore Weight Loss and Health

Ed Abramson, professor emeritus, published Body Intelligence: Lose Weight, Keep it Off, and Feel Great About Your Body Without Dieting! (McGraw-Hill, 2005).

Ted Singelis, Psychology, is working on a $185,000 three-year grant from the National Institute of Health to develop a measurement tool for use in weight reduction research in the Mexican American community.

Economist Speaks in South Africa

Michael Perelman was the lead speaker for a colloquium on “Economics, Society, and Nature” at the University of KwaZulu, in South Africa, in March 2006. Perelman completed a new book, Railroading Economics: The Creation of the Free Market Mythology (Monthly Review Press, 2006).

Rachel KinneySociology Student Excels at Scholarship and Service

Rachel Kinney, left, 2006, BA Sociology, presented an honors paper at Pacific Sociological Association. She also received the 2006 Glenn Kendall Public Service Award.




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