A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
September 8, 2005 Volume 36 / Number 1




Ed Bronson, professor emeritus, Political Science, published two chapters with John Philipsborn in California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice, 8th edition (forthcoming, 2005): “Pretrial and Trial Publicity” and “Change of Venue.” Bronson also published three pieces in Jurywork: Systematic Techniques, Roundtree and Krauss editors (2nd edition, forthcoming, 2005).

Steve Brydon and Michael Scott, Communication Arts and Sciences, published Between One and Many: The Art and Science of Public Speaking, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2005).

Robert Cottrell and James Matray, History, are co-editors of Northern Ireland and England: The Troubles (Chelsea House, 2005).

Jim Dwyer, Bibliographic Services Librarian, published the essay “Dances with Bears” in Holding Common Ground: The Individual and Public Lands in the American West, edited by Paul Lindholdt and Derrick Knowles, and four book reviews in Library Journal: Other Electricities by Ander Monson, A Short Journey by Car by Liam Durcan, Our Napoleon in Rags by Kirby Gann, and Lunar Follies by Gilbert Sorrentino.

Ron Hirschbein, Philosophy, published Massing the Tropes: The Metaphorical Construction of American Nuclear Strategy (Praeger, 2005).

Lynn Houston, English, published Food Culture in the Caribbean (Greenwood, 2005).

Michael Leitner, Recreation and Parks Management, and Sara Leitner, instructor in Special Education at Butte College, published “The Use of Leisure Counselling as a Therapeutic Technique” in British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, Vol. 33, No. 1, February 2005.

James Matray, History, published a review of Postwar Vietnam: Dynamics of a Transforming Society, Hy V. Luong, editor, in The Journal of Asian Studies, May 2005, and a review of The Korean War in World History, William Stueck, editor, in Journal of American History, June 2005.

Christopher Nichols, Chemistry, co-authored “The Sharpless Asymmetric Dihydroxylation in the Organic Chemistry Majors Laboratory,” published in Journal of Chemistry Education, Vol. 82, No. 105, 2005.

Rick Ruddell, Political Science, published America Behind Bars: Trends in Imprisonment, 1952–2000 (LFB Scholarly Press, 2004), and, with G. Larry Mays, “Risky Behavior, Guns, Firearms Legislation and Unintentional Firearms Fatalities,” in Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Vol. 2, 2004.

Diane Schmidt, Political Science, published Writing in Political Science, 3rd edition (Pearson-Longman, 2005).

Jean Schuldberg, Social Work, published The Challenge of Cross-cultural Competency in Social Work: Experiences of Southeast Asian Refugees in the United States (Edwin Mellen Press, 2005).

Ann K. Schulte, Education, published a review of Walking the Road: Race, Diversity, and Social Justice in Teacher Education, by Marilyn Cochran-Smith, in Teaching Education, Vol. 16, No. 2.

Nitish Singh, Marketing and Finance, published The Culturally Customized Web Site: Customizing Web Sites for the Global Marketplace (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005).

Bill Stewart, Political Science, published Understanding Politics, 2nd edition (Chandler & Sharp, 2005).

Tony Waters, Sociology, published “Schooling in Refugee Camps” in Humanitarian Exchange, No. 29, March 2005 with Kim LeBlanc, former special projects director.

Awards and Activities

Ed Bronson, Political Science (emeritus), prepared legal declarations and/or testimony in 16 change-of-venue or severance cases this year, including the Enron-related charges against Jeff Skilling and Ken Lay; the murder of Red Bluff police officer Dave Mobilio; the “Fajitagate” police officer trials in San Francisco; the federal case of Dr. Sami Al-Arian, the Palestinian professor at South Florida University; and the case of Wilbert Rideau of Louisiana (director of The Farm), where Bronson assisted the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Meredith Kelley, Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, co-presented “Student Loans: To Wait or Consolidate?” at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators conference in New York City in July.

James Matray, History, delivered “Forgotten No More: Historians and the Rediscovery of the Korean War” at a conference on Korea at the University of Kansas and participated in a roundtable discussion at a conference on the Cold War at UC Santa Barbara, both in April. He chaired a session of papers on the Vietnam War at the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations, at the University of Maryland, in June.

Paul Persons, Political Science, was a featured speaker at the University’s April conference “Water Use Conflicts and the Future of North State Water Resources,” where he presented “Public Trust Theory: Dead or Alive?” In March, Persons participated in a panel on “Using Students for Advocating for the Environment” at the Land, Air, and Water Conference at the University of Oregon School of Law.

Ken Sator and Marvin Pratt, Environmental Health and Safety, presented “The Road to Web Based Training, Our Journey So Far” at the Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association’s annual conference in Philadelphia, in July.

Ruth Steffensen, PASSAGES Adult Resource Center, received a Governor’s 2005 Outstanding Older Worker Award in May. Steffensen works in Passages’ Long-Term Care Ombudsman/Elder Abuse Prevention programs.

Ela Thurgood, English, presented “Correlates of the Tones of Tsat, an Endangered Language of Hainan” at the 12th International Congress on Sound and Vibration in Lisbon, Portugal, in July.

Gregory White, Archaeological Research Program director, submitted a report of findings on prehistoric archaeology, Holocene geomorphology, and Quaternary paleoenvironment of Lassen Volcanic National Park, completed under the terms of a $100,000 grant from the Department of the Interior for the National Park Service.

In the News

“In the News” reports on faculty and staff who are quoted by the media, with particular attention to media outside Chico.

Beau Grosscup, Political Science, was interviewed July 7 on KFI radio in Los Angeles about media interviews he gave this summer following the London bombings. Grosscup is the author of The Newest Explosions of Terrorism.

Duane Knudson, Kinesiology, published answers to tennis questions on the United States Tennis Association Web site (www.usta.com).

Renee Kosalka, a master of arts candidate in physical anthropology and a forensic anthropologist for the International Commission on Missing Persons, was quoted in an article on www.bbc.co.uk. Kosalka is working in Bosnia and Herzegovina exhuming remains from mass graves and examining them, including those related to the Srebrenica Massacre of 1995.