A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
September 7, 2006 Volume 37 / Number 1




Raymond “Jay” Bogiatto, Biology, coauthored “The Taphonomy of Owl-Deposited Fish Remains and the Origin of the Homestead Cave Ichthyofauna,” published in the Journal of Taphonomy, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2006. His coauthors were Jack Broughton, Virginia I. Cannon, and Shannon Arnold of the University of Utah, and Kevin Dalton, a former CSU, Chico student.

Peter Cruise, Health and Community Service, co-authored the chapter “Is a Global Ethic Possible? Alternatives for the Twenty-First Century,” in Handbook of Globalization, Governance, and Public Administration, published by Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, 2006.

Pedro Douglas, Student Health Services, and Mary Oling Otto, Student Services, had “Student Development for Non-traditional Aged Students” published in the June issue of NASPA West.

Gayle Kimball, professor emerita Women’s Studies & Sociology, edited Women’s Culture in a New Era: A Feminist Revolution?, published by The Scarecrow Press in 2005.

Janja Lalich, Sociology, had Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships published by Bay Tree Publishing, 2006.

Graham Thurgood, English, had his paper “Variation as a Reflection of Contact: Notes from Southeast Asia” published in Variation and Reconstruction, edited by Thomas D. Cravens, by John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2006.

Tony Waters, Sociology, coauthored with student Karla McLaren “Ideology Versus Reality in the Lunchroom: A Comparative Study of Three School Nutrition Programs,” published in Californian Journal of Health Promotion, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2006. The article was McLaren’s senior honors thesis.


Awards and Activities

Lawrence Bryant, History, was awarded the Nancy Roelker Prize for the best English language article on French history published in 2005 for an article he coauthored, “Graphic History: What Readers Knew and Were Taught in the Quarante Tableaux of Perrissin and Tortorel,” published in French Historical Studies, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2005.

Rob Davidson, English, presented “The Gifted Women: Realism, the Canon, and Howell’s Heroines of Fiction” before the William Dean Howells Society at the American Literature Association annual convention in San Francisco, May 25–28. Davidson also presented two papers at the 2006 Associated Writing Programs Conference in Austin, Texas, March 8–11: “Living and Working in Developing Countries: Turning Experience into Fiction” and “The Power of the Short Novel.” He was selected as an artist-in-residence at the Byrdcliffe Artist Colony for the summer 2006 program.

Bill Evans, Academic Technologies, received a 2005 Distinguished Service Award from the CSU Community of Academic Technology Staff (CATS) for his many contributions to the CATS organization since 1998.

Ralph Huntsinger, professor emeritus Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Manufacturing, is the general chair of the organizing committee for the International Conference on High Level Simulation Languages and Application, part of the 2007 Western MultiConference on Modeling and Simulation to be held January 2007. Huntsinger has also been appointed as an adjunct professor in the Department of Computing Science at Humboldt State University through July 2011.

James McManus, Art and Art History, presented “From Automatons to Genetic-Techno-Icons: Framing Identities” at the Fourth International Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and Arts, held at the University of Amsterdam.

Mimi Miller, Education, traveled to Washington, D.C., in June to meet with congressional members and staff about the impact of federal funding on teacher education.



Dave Daley, Agriculture, received $123,323 from the California Department of Food and Agriculture to develop a regional Beef ID Academy and Beef ID Center at the Paul L. Byrne Agricultural Teaching and Research Center.

Tag Engstrom, Biology, received $60,210 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for his study “Genetics of Giant Garter Snakes.”

Tag Engstrom and Eric Olson, Biology, received $15,133 from the California State Parks Foundation for the first systematic survey of the presence-absence, abundance, and distribution of amphibians and reptiles in the Sutter Buttes.

Sherry Fox and Becky Damazo, Nursing, received $249,999 from the California Employment Development Department to allow the School of Nursing to create a state-of-the-art technology-enhanced learning environment where students, faculty, and community partners will be able to gain and develop clinical skills. They also received $35,000 from The Sierra Fund to conduct a health assessment addressing the current state of knowledge on occurrences of mercury, asbestos, and arsenic related to mining in the northern Sierra Nevada.

Rich Holman, Construction Management, has been awarded a contract for constructability studies of the upper San Joaquin River habitat restoration. The project is funded by MWH Americas and the United States Bureau of Reclamation. Studies include the potential construction of one or more additional dams on the river to facilitate water storage for anadramous fish water releases as well as hydroelectric power generation facilities and water temperature control.

James McManus, Art and Art History, and Anne Collins Goodyear, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., received the $15,000.00 E. P. Richardson Award from the Smithsonian Institution to support a scholarly symposium held in conjunction with the October 2008 opening of their exhibition “Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture.”

William Murphy and David L. Brown, Geology, received $28,800 from the Sierra Fund to conduct a literature review and assessment addressing the current state of knowledge on occurrences of mercury, asbestos, and arsenic related to mining in the northern Sierra Nevada.

Paul Persons and Dane Cameron, Political Science, received $35,974 from Butte County to provide the services of CSU, Chico student legal research assistants to Butte County Jail inmates.

Kristina Schierenbeck and graduate student Shelli Wingo, Biology, received a three-year grant totaling $158,379 from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to determine prescriptions that address the threat of Lolium multiflorum to Cordylanthus palmatus, a federal and state endangered annual herb.

Jean Schuldberg, Social Work, received a three-year grant totaling $75,001 from the New York Academy of Medicine to develop and implement a competency-driven internship program that provides students with learning experiences with diverse groups of older adults and varied-aging services.

Richard Rosecrance, Agriculture, received $5,000 to study the abscission response of marketable olive fruit to wounding.