A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
May 12, 2005 Volume 35 / Number 8




Lawrence M. Bryant, History, co-authored “Graphic History: What Readers Knew and Were Taught in the Quarante Tableaux of Perrissin and Tortorel,” which was published in French Historical Studies, spring 2005. He published a review of Hilary J. Bernstein’s Between Crown and Community: Politics and Civic Culture in Sixteenth-Century Poitiers (Cornell University Press, 2004) in Renaissance Quarterly. Last fall, Bryant was a member of the mid-term site visit team in Montréal to review a Renaissance project for the “Major Collaborative Research Initiatives Program” of the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Council.

Jacque Chase, Geography and Planning, and Susan Place, Graduate, International, and Interdisciplinary Studies, published “The environment, population and urbanization” in Understanding Contemporary Latin America, 3rd edition, by Richard Hillman (Lynne Riener Publications, July 2005). Chase also published a book review of Rural Planning in Developing Countries: Supporting Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Livelihoods, by Dalal-Clayton, Dent, and Dubois in Progress in Development Studies, winter 2004.

Manuel Esteban, former CSU, Chico president, and Walt Schafer, professor emeritus, Sociology, published “Confronting College Student Drinking: A Campus Case Study” in Californian Journal of Health Promotion, Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2005.

Dean Fairbanks, Geography and Planning, co-authored “Shaping the savanna landscape: fire-grazer interactions in southern Africa,” published in Ecological Applications, Vol. 15, 2005. Fairbanks was lead author of “Patterns of floristic richness in vegetation communities of California: regional scale analysis with multi-temporal NDVI,” published in Global Ecology and Biogeography, Vol. 13, 2004.

Amie Eisenhut, Health and Community Service student, and Diana Flannery, Health and Community Service, published “Fostering an Environmental Ethic Through Service Learning” in Californian Journal of Health Promotion, Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2005.

Mike Graf, Child Development, will have a National Park Adventure Series for children published by Fulcrum Press, beginning with Zion and Bryce Canyon this summer.

Carolyn Heinz, Anthropology, will have “International Human Rights, Cultural Relativism, and Women in Islam” published in Education About Asia, Vol. 10, No. 1.

Janja Lalich, Sociology, published “Using the Bounded Choice Model as an Analytical Tool: A Case Study of Heaven’s Gate” in Cultic Studies Review, Vol. 3.

Roland Lamarine, Health and Community Service, published “Letters of Recommendation” in Californian Journal of Health Promotion, Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2005.

Ira Latour, professor emeritus, Art History, published “Dody Warren” [assistant to Edward Weston and wife of Brett Weston] and “The Most Vintage Image” [the story of the world’s earliest extant photograph, made in 1826 by Nicéphore Niépce] in B&W: Black & White Magazine for Collectors of Fine Photography, No. 36, April 2005. In addition, he had an article about the photography of Tom Patton, chair of the Department of Art, in issue No. 32, August 2004.

Rebecca Lytle, Kinesiology, and Judy Bordin, Child Development, published “Preschool Inclusion: Navigating the Alphabet Soup” in Child Care Information Exchange, January/ February 2005.

Rita Mulholland, Professional Studies in Education, published “Woodshop, Technology, and Reading” in Teaching Exceptional Children, January 2005.

James Owens, Glenn Gomes, and James Morgan, Management, published “Addressing the Growing Inadequacies of the Ellerth/Faragher Affirmative Defense: Fashioning a Sensible and Feasible Solution” in Employee Rights and Responsibilities Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1; “Prohibiting Sexual Harassment in the European Union: An Unfinished Public Policy Agenda” in Employee Relations, Vol. 26, No. 3; and “‘Now You Have It, Now You Don’t’: The NLRB’s Fickle Affair with the Weingarten Right and the Need for Congress to End the Controversy” in the Journal of Individual Employment Rights, Vol. 11, No. 2.

Mary Portis, Health and Community Service, published “Service Learning that Saves Lives: Blood Drives” in Californian Journal of Health Promotion, March 2005.

Stacy Schaefer, Anthropology, published “Huichol (Wixárika) Shamanism” in Shamanism: An Encyclopedia of World Beliefs, Practices, and Culture, edited by Mariko Namba Walter and Eva Jane Neumann Fridman (ABC-CLIO, 2005). With funding from the Anonymoose Foundation, Schaefer traveled this winter to northern Chile and documented an indigenous ceremony not usually open to outsiders, Floramiento de Los Llamas, to bless the llama herd so that they will be healthy, fertile, and produce abundant offspring.

Marc Siegall, Management, had “A Short but Effective Exercise to Introduce Goal Setting” accepted for publication in B>Quest.

Bill Stewart, Political Science, will publish the second edition of his book, Understanding Politics, in July (Chandler & Sharp Publications).

Sara Trechter, English, published “Contradictions of the Indigenous Americas: Feminist challenges to and from the field” in Language and Women’s Place: Text and Commentaries (Oxford University Press, 2004).

Dirk Vanderloop, Manufacturing Technology, published “Success factors and patterns in government-supported research and development” in Dissertation Abstracts International, Vol. 54, No. 9, 2004. His dissertation research was quoted and cited in the cover story of the February 2005 issue of R&D Magazine. Vanderloop’s Doctor of Public Administration was conferred by the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California in August 2004.

Awards and Activities

Lau Ackerman, Agriculture, finished a year-long California Farm Bureau Federation leadership program in December. In November, Ackerman and Joe Limberg, Agriculture, finished a two-year Agricultural Research Initiative project, “Effects of Intensive Fertility Management in Alfalfa on Yield and Quality.”

James M. Bankhead, Music, delivered the keynote address and three workshops at the Australian Music Educators National Conference held at the Australian National University, Canberra, in February. Bankhead recently returned from China where he was guest conductor with two choirs, a concert band, and a jazz ensemble as part of World Projects exchange program in Beijing.

Scott Barker, Intercollegiate Athletics/ Recreational Sports, and colleagues, were awarded first place in the National Athletic Trainers Association Educational Multimedia Production Contest for “Basic Athletic Training 3D” in the Educational Multimedia Software: Athletic Trainer, Certified, Commercial Production category. Barker is the program director of the athletic training education option, as well as head athletic trainer. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association’s (NATA) Educational Multimedia Committee and the NATA Education Council’s Continuing Education Committee.

Jacque Chase, Geography and Planning, presented “Agricultural Restoration in Urban Brazil: The Case of the Environmentally Protected Area of Campinas, São Paulo” at the Latin American Studies Conference in Las Vegas in October.

Weikun Cheng, History, presented “Beyond the Job Market: Women’s Livelihoods in Early Twentieth-Century Beijing” at the Association for Asian Studies 57th Annual Conference, in Chicago on April 1.

Charles Crabb, Agriculture, chaired the session on Biotechnology, Food Quality, and Food Safety at the California Agriculture Symposium held March 23 and 24 in Sacramento.

Peter Cruise, Health and Community Services, co-authored “No Rationality, Less Sharing, Little Cooperation: Health Planning and Funding Realities in an Era of Fiscal Cutbacks,” presented at the 66th National American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 2–6. Cruise was a presenter on the panel “How to Succeed in Government, Universities and NonProfits” at the National Conference of Minority Public Administrators in Corpus Christi, Texas, in February. He was named a reviewing editor for ASPA’s Journal of Health and Human Services Administration.

Laird Easton, History, was invited to participate in a two-day colloquium on the life and work of Harry Kessler, the Anglo-German publisher, art patron, and diplomat, sponsored by Williams College and the Clark Art Institute in September 2004. He gave the keynote address on Kessler and America at the public session.

Anita E. Fernández, Education, presented “Our Storied Selves: The Power of Using Personal Narratives in the Classroom” at a California Council on Teacher Education meeting April 1 in San Jose.

Mark Levine, Management, and Paul Guy, Accounting and Management Information Systems, presented “Freshman Linked Cohort Classes in the Study of Business: Results of Performance and Graduation in Business” at the 2005 International Applied Business Research Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in March. The paper was published in the conference proceedings.

Steve Lewis, History, will teach a course on indigenous peoples for the University Studies Abroad Consortium program in Santiago, Chile, this summer. He presented a paper at the Rocky Mountain Conference for Latin American Studies, held in Tucson, AZ, in April. The paper continued his exploration into anti-alcohol policy, illegal alcohol monopolies, and official Indian policy in Chiapas, Mexico, from 1938 to 1958.

Jeff Livingston, History, presented “The Vietnam War and the Bicentennial of 1976” at the meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in February.

Tracy McDonald, Management, co-presented “Alzheimer’s Disease in the Workplace: Issues and Guidelines for Dealing with the Approaching Epidemic” at the 2005 International Applied Business Research conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in March. The paper was published in the conference proceedings.

Michael Perelman, Economics, presented a talk on right-wing extremism and business incompetence at University of Missouri, Kansas City, on April 28. His book The Perverse Economy: The Impact of Markets on People and Nature will be published in paperback in December.


Jonathan Day, Biological Sciences, has been awarded a grant for $100,001 from the National Science Foundation for “RUI: Genetic Differences in Excitotoxic Resistance,” a two-year program designed to support undergraduate research.