A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
October 13, 2005 Volume 36 / Number 2




Gayle Kimball, professor emerita, Sociology and Women’s Studies, edited Women’s Culture in a New Era: A Feminist Revolution? (Scarecrow Press, 2005). Chapter authors include Carol Burr, English, and Elizabeth Renfro, Women’s Studies.

Duane Knudson, Kinesiology, had a chapter on biomechanics published in ACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 5th ed. (Lippincott/Williams & Wilkins). He also co-authored articles on the time course of stretch-induced strength deficits published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology and on the accuracy of visual estimates of movement in Perceptual and Motor Skills.

Ira Latour, professor emeritus, Art and Art History, published an article on historian Beaumont Newhall in B&W Magazine for Collectors of Fine Photography, No. 38, August 2005. Latour had a photograph included in the San Francisco Elder Arts August exhibition in the Diego Rivera Gallery of the San Francisco Art Institute.

Michael Magliari, History, published a review of Beasts of the Field, A Narrative History of California Farmworkers, 1769–1913, by Richard S. Street, in Pacific Historical Review, May 2005; a review of Railroads and American Law, by James W. Ely, in Western Legal History, Spring 2005; and a poem, “Watching the Game,” in Frogpond, the Journal of the Haiku Society of America, Spring/Summer 2005.

James W. McManus, Art and Art History, published “Trucage photographique et déplacement de l'objet: À propos d'une photographe de Marcel Duchamp pris devant un miroir à charnières (1917)” in Les Cahiers du Museé national d'art moderne (George Pompidou Centre, Paris). In August, McManus presented a paper about Duchamp at the International Humanities Conference held at Cambridge University in England. He also gave a talk about Barbara Kruger’s work at the opening of her exhibition “The Twelve” at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, Scotland.

James Morgan, Management, published “How Should Business Respond to a More Religious Workplace?” in the SAM Advanced Management Journal, Vol. 69, No. 4 (2004), and “In Defense of the Workplace Religious Freedom Act: Protecting the Unprotected Without Sanctifying the Workplace” in Labor Law Journal, Vol. 56, No. 1 (2005).

Jim Pushnik, Biology, published “Reflectance Properties and Physiological Responses of Salicornia vitginica to Heavy Metal and Petroleum Contamination” in Environmental Pollution, Vol. 137, and “Simple Reflectance Indices Track Heat and Water Stress-Induced Changes in Steady-State Fluorescence at the Canopy Level” in Remote Sensing of the Environment, Vol. 97.

Chunyan Song, Sociology, co-authored and published “College Attendance and Choice of College Majors Among Asian-American Students” in Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 85, No. 5.

Barbara Sudick and Frank Armstrong, Communication Design, published “Acting Like a Character” in Voice: AIGA Journal of Design, July 27, 2005. The article features the work of three CSU, Chico students.

Graham Thurgood, English, published “Review of Cross-Linguistic Influence in Third Language Acquisition: Psycholinguistic Perspectives” in Word, Vol. 55, No. 3.

Awards and Activities

Gary Bess and Jim Myers, Social Work, presented “A Three Year Comparative Study of Behavioral and Criminal Justice Outcomes for Mentally Ill Offenders Seen in a Mental Health Court” as part of a panel organized by the International Association for Law and Mental Health, in Paris, France, in July. Bess and Myers have been invited to prepare a manuscript for a special issue of International Journal of Law and Psychiatry based on their research.

Peter Cruise, Health and Community Service, was elected chair of the Section on Health and Human Services Administration at the national meeting of the American Society for Public Administration held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in April.

Michael Leitner, Recreation Administration, performed on stage with the Emek Hefer Dance Troupe at the Karmiel International Dance Festival held in Karmiel, Israel, in July. Approximately 250,000 people attended the festival, which featured dancers from many different countries as well as from all over Israel.

Jim Pushnik, Biological Sciences, was one of 20 invited attendees worldwide to attend the Educators Seminar on Teaching Sustainability, sponsored by the Alliance for Global Sustainability and the Center for Sustainability, in Braunwald, Switzerland, in May.

Kristina Schierenbeck, Biological Sciences, presented, by invitation, “The Evolutionary Consequences of Plant Invasions” at the International Botanical Congress in Vienna, Austria, in July.

Charles Urbanowicz, Anthropology, was a lecturer on the Pacific Princess as it cruised through World War II battle islands of the Pacific in May and June.

Aiping Zhang, English, delivered a keynote speech, “Searching for the New ‘ism’: Forms, Issues, and Trends in American Fiction after Postmodernism,” at the conference of the Chinese Association of American Literature in Shanghai, China, in June. He also gave a lecture, “Who Is Charlotte Simons?: College Novel and College Life in America” at the College of Foreign Language and Literature, Shanghai University.

In the News

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

The CSU, Chico Community Legal Information Center was praised by John Van de Kamp, president of the State Bar of California, in California Bar Journal, August 2005.

Sam Edelman, International Studies, and Carol Edelman, Sociology, were interviewed Aug. 24 for “Music of Hope,” a television program that aired on KVIE. The Edelmans discussed the Center for Excellence on the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights, and Tolerance, which is based at CSU, Chico.

Andrew Flescher, Religious Studies, was quoted in a July 24 Sacramento Bee article about California officials disclosing details of their finances.