A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
March 9, 2006 Volume 36 / Number 6

 

Achievements

Publications

Peter Cruise, Health and Community Services, co-authored “Religious Beliefs, Practices and Treatment Adherence Among Individuals with HIV in the Southern United States,” published in AIDS Patient Care and STDs, Vol. 20, No. 2, February 2006.

Margaret A. DuFon, English, co-edited Language Learners in Study Abroad Contexts (Multilingual Matters, 2006).

Donald Heinz, Religious Studies, published Christmas: A Celebration of Christian Culture (Yale University Press, 2006).

H. Christine Hsu, Finance and Marketing, co-authored “Risk Diversification in World Stock Markets,” published in International Business & Economics Research Journal, Vol. 4, No. 10, 2005.

Carol Huston, School of Nursing, published Professional Issues in Nursing (Lippincott-Williams and Wilkins, 2006). Support materials include an Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, Image Bank, and PowerPoint Bank.

Duane Knudson, Kinesiology, published “Biomechanics of Stretching” in the Journal of Exercise Science and Physiotherapy, Vol. 2, 2006.

Michael Perelman, Economics, had “Privatizing Education” published in the March 2006 issue of Monthly Review. He also had “The Role of Higher Education in a National Security State” published in Thought and Action, Vol. 21, Fall 2005.

Ed Pluth, Philosophy, wrote two encyclopedia entries for Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan in the two-volume Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia, edited by Alan Soble and published by Greenwood Press.

Hassan B. Sisay, professor emeritus, History, published a review of African-American Exploration in West Africa: Four Nineteenth-Century Diaries, edited by James Fairhead et al. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), in The American Historical Review, Vol. 110, No. 3, 2005.

Graham Thurgood and Ela Thurgood, English, published “The Tones from Proto-Chamic to Tsat [Hainan Cham]: Insights from Zheng 1997 and from Summer 2004 Fieldwork” in Chamic and Beyond: Studies in Mainland Austronesian Languages, edited by Anthony Grant and Paul Sidwell and published by Pacific Linguistics in 2005.

 

Grants

Ray Boykin, Accounting and Management Information, received $1,167 from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade to provide hardware, software, network connections, client setup, remote access, system maintenance and backup procedures, and helpdesk access for the institute in New Delhi, India.

Darryl Eisele, Education, received $17,500 from the Orland Joint Unified School District to allow seniors from Orland High School to participate in the University Connection program. He also received $7,000 from the Hamilton Union High School District to allow seniors from Hamilton Union High School to participate in the program.

Antoinette Martinez and Amy Huberland, Anthropology, received $15,000 from the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation to conduct archaeological and historical searches on a project-by-project basis.

Stewart Oakley, Civil Engineering, received $50,000 from the State of California Department of Conservation to design and conduct studies about CRV beverage container volumes in designated communities.

Dan Ripke, Center for Economic Development, received $12,500 from San Joaquin County to develop and produce an economic and demographic profile for the county.

Jennifer Rotnem, College of Natural Sciences, received $40,320 from the South Coastal Water Research Project Authority to evaluate and compare two bioassessment sampling methods for low-gradient streams.

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

Gordon Wolfe and Michael Marchetti, Biological Sciences, received $24,970 from the National Science Foundation to conduct class visits to the Eagle Lake Field Station for site planning and development.

 

Awards and Activities

Lawrence M. Bryant, History, received a grant-in-aid from the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., to participate in its spring conference, “Further Transactions of the Book,” in March.

Jim Dwyer, Meriam Library, attended the Robinson Jeffers Association Annual Conference in Carmel and Big Sur and read his own work at a poetry reading at Tor House, Jeffer’s hand-built rock house, in February.

Hermeet Kohli, Social Work, presented “Building an Assessment Model to Measure Cultural Competence in Graduating Social Work Students” and co-presented “Acculturation Patterns of Married Hmong and Asian Indian Women in Northern California” at the 2006 Council on Social Work Education annual program meeting in Chicago in February. She also presented “Southeast Asian Married Women in Northern California: Acculturation and Coping Strategies” at the International Conference on Social Sciences in Honolulu, Hawaii, in June 2005, and co-presented “Community Needs Assessment of Married Southeast Asian Women in Northern California” at the Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors annual meeting in Austin, Texas, in November.

James Kuiper, Art and Art History, had a one-person exhibition of paintings at the Friesen Gallery in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2005. In March, he exhibits his work at the Friesen Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Images of a few of the paintings may be seen at friesengallery.com.

Ed Pluth, Philosophy, was invited to give a paper about Jacques Lacan’s theory of acts in psychoanalysis and how it might apply to art and artists, among them Marcel Duchamp, to PhD candidates in art and performance at Brunel University in London in January. His visit was funded by Brunel University and the Wimbledon College of Art.

Graham Thurgood, English, was elected a member of The Centre for Research on Language Change, an organization based at the Australian National University and composed of members actively doing research on the world’s endangered languages.