A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
February 9, 2006 Volume 36 / Number 5




Ed Abramson, Psychology, published Body Intelligence: Lose Weight, Keep It Off, and Feel Great About Your Body Without Dieting! (McGraw-Hill, 2005). The book was mentioned in O, The Oprah Magazine; Us Weekly; San Francisco Chronicle; and excerpted in Fitness.

Kenny Chan, Finance and Marketing, co-authored "Product Associations—A Reciprocal Country-of-Origin Effect on Destination Brand Image," which won a Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Destination Branding and Marketing for Regional Tourism Development in December, in Macau, China.

Peter Cruise, Health and Community Services, co-edited and authored several chapters in Handbook of Organization Theory and Management: The Philosophical Approach, 2nd ed. (Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, 2005).

Laird Easton, History, had a book review of Boris Barth’s Dolchstosslegenden und politische Desintegration: Das Trauma der deutschen Niederlage im Ersten Weltkrieg 1914–1933 published in The Journal of Modern History 77:4 (December 2005). His book review of Helmut Lethen’s Cool Conduct: The Culture of Distance in Weimar Germany appeared in Central European History 38:2 (Summer 2005).

John Eckalbar, Economics, has an article published in the Winter 2006, Vol. 37, no. 1 issue of The Journal of Economic Education, “Exploring Bundling Theory with Geometry.”

Ira Latour, professor emeritus, Art and Art History, has an article in the February issue 41 of B&W: B&W Magazine for Collectors of Fine Photography on the life and death last year, at age 95, of the “Pope of Photography,” the founder of the Photokina, Dr. Leo Fritz Gruber.

Steve Lewis, History, published “Dead-end Caudillismo and Entrepreneurial Caciquismo in Chiapas, 1910–1955,” in Caciquismo in Twentieth-Century Mexico, edited by Alan Knight and Wil Pansters (Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, 2005), 151–168.

Michael Magliari, History, published a review of The Oatman Massacre: A Tale of Desert Captivity and Survival, by Brian McGinty, in California History, Fall 2005. Magliari also published a review of The Governor: The Life and Legacy of Leland Stanford, by Norman Tutorow, in Western Historical Quarterly, Winter 2005.

Don Miller, Biological Sciences, published “Ecology and Radiation of Galling Aphids (Tamalia; Hemiptera: Aphididae) on Their Host Plants (Ericaceae)” in Basic and Applied Ecology, Vol. 6, 2005.

Graham Thurgood and Fengxiang (“Frank”) Li, English, published “Contact Induced Variation and Syntactic Change in the Tsat of Hainan” in “Proceedings of the Twenty-eighth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society [2002]; Special Session on Tibeto-Burman and Southeast Asian Linguistics,” Patrick Chew, editor, 2005.

Sara Trechter, English, published “Variation in Native Languages of North America” in Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd ed. (Elsevier Linguistics, 2005; online in 2006).

Awards and Activities

Michael Bishop, Art and Art History, is creating a sculpture depicting water from the Sacramento and American rivers flowing into Sacramento for the Alhambra Reservoir tower, near the Capital City Freeway, for the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.

Laird Easton, History, gave an invited talk at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., titled “From Impressionism to Expressionism: Harry Graf Kessler and Modern Art and Its Public in Imperial Germany,” as part of the GHI’s lecture series on “One Hundred Years of German Expressionism.” At the same time, Sabine Carbon’s hour-long documentary titled Count Harry Kessler—The Man Who Knew Everyone, for which Easton provided the translation into English, was screened.

Jim Gregg, professor emeritus, Political Science, spoke to the Red Bluff Business and Professional Women on Nov. 3, 2005. Gregg represented the views of the League of Women Voters on the propositions and ballot measures for the Nov. 8 elections.

Bruce Grelle, Religious Studies, presented an invited paper, “Religion and Public Education in the United States: Politics, Ethics, Law, and Pedagogy,” for the Religion and Politics in Germany and the United States: Transatlantic Perspectives conference at Humboldt University in Berlin, in October 2005.

Ralph Huntsinger, professor emeritus, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, is the general chair of the organizing committee for the International Conference on Modeling and Simulation to be held in Calgary, Canada, in summer 2006. Huntsinger is also on the committee for the Eighth Annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Northwestern Conference to be held at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, in October 2006. He serves as registration chair.

James W. McManus, Art and Art History, presented “Marcel Duchamp: Alchemist of the Erotic” at the annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science and Art, in November 2005, in Chicago. McManus, one of 22 Duchamp scholars from around the world, spoke at the international colloquium “Marcel Duchamp and Eroticism” at the University of Orleans, France, in December 2005. McManus’s paper, “Rrose Sélavy: Machinist/Erotaton,” will be included in the forthcoming Marcel Duchamp and Eroticism, edited by Marc Decimo (Cambridge University [English text] and Presse du Reel [French text]).

Rita Mulholland, Professional Studies in Education, spent several days in December in Macedonia as part of a US AID and International Reading Association Project team working with administrators and teachers on developing literacy coaches to provide instructional support at the secondary level. Mulholland co-authored the project manual and is training the first group of Macedonia educators who will then continue the training with their colleagues. The manual is being translated into Macedonian and Albanian languages. She also presented “Using Computers in the Special Education Teacher Core Classes” at the Technology, Reading and Learning Difficulties Conference in San Francisco. She has presented several times at this national conference, which brings together university faculty and classroom teachers to discuss the use of technology to support student learning.

Ela Thurgood, English, presented “Acoustic Correlates of the Contour Tones of Hainan Cham” at the Tenth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines, Jan. 2006. Graham Thurgood, English, presented “Sociolinguistics and Contact-Induced Language Change: Hainan Cham, Anong, and Phan Rang Cham” at the same conference.

Stephanie Yule, Risk Management, received an Associate in Risk Management professional designation from the Insurance Institute of America. The certification includes three comprehensive courses in risk assessment, risk control, and risk financing, and completion of rigorous national examinations. Yule is chair of the CSU risk managers’ affinity group.