Raymond “Jay” Bogiatto, Biological Sciences co-authored “Fish Remains Dominate Barn Owl Pellets in Northwestern Nevada,” published in Western North American Naturalist, Vol. 66, No. 3, 2006. His co-authors were his former student Kevin Dalton, Anthropology, and Dr. Jack Broughton, Virginia Cannon, and Shannon Arnold.
Ed Bronson, professor emeritus, Political Science, will have Standards for Survey Research in Connection with Motions to Change Venue, with R. Dillehay, E. Krauss, and S. Macpherson, published by Continuing Education of the Bar in 2007.
Sara Cooper, Foreign Languages and Literatures, had “Teaching Transgender in Women’s Studies: Snarls and Strategies,” co-authored with Connor Trebra, published in the Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol. 10, No. 1–2, 2006. She also had “Irreverent Humor in Post-Revolutionary Cuban Fiction: The Case of Mirta Yáñez” published in Cuban Studies, Vol. 37, 2006.
Simon Goberstein, Mathematics and Statistics, had “Inverse Semigroups Determined by Their Partial Automorphism Monoids" published in the Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society, Vol. 81, October 2006.
Donna Kemp, Political Science, will have Mental Health Issues in America published by ABC-CLIO in spring 2007.
LaDona Knigge, Geography and Planning, published, with Meghan Cope, “Grounded Visualization: Integrating the Analysis of Qualitative and Quantitative Data through Grounded Theory and Visualization” in Environment and Planning A, Vol. 38, 2006
Peter Lopez, Psychology, co-authored “Postdrinking Sexual Perceptions and Behaviors toward Another Person: Alcohol Expectancy Set and Gender Differences,” published in The Journal of Sex Research, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2006.
Greg Liggett, Northern California Natural History Museum, had “Kansas Academy of Science Position on Teaching Evolution in Public Schools” published in the Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences, Vol. 109, 2006.
Michelle Neyman Morris and Kathryn Silliman, Nutrition and Food Sciences, co-authored “Perceived Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of California Registered Dietitians Regarding Dietary Supplements,” published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 106, No. 3, 2006, with former CSU, Chico graduate student Chad Hetherwick.
Terry Noel, Management, co-authored, with G.S. Alder and M. Schminke, “The Impact of Individual Ethics on Reactions to Potentially Invasive HR Practices,” in press in the Journal of Business Ethics.
Michael Perelman, Economics, had “Railroading Economics: The Creation of the Free Market Mythology” published in Monthly Review Press, 2006; “The Neglect of Replacement Investment in Keynesian Economics” published in Review of Political Economy, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2006; “Privatizing Education” published in Monthly Review March 2006; and “Some Economics of Class” published in Monthly Review, July-August 2006.
Char Prieto, Foreign Languages and Literatures, had “Digressions About Julia: Interview with Ana Maria Moix” published in Confluencia: Revista hispánica de cultura y literature, 2006.
Robert Ross and Ed Bronson, professors emeriti, Political Science, published “True Feelings: Strength of Opinion of Those Who Support the Death Penalty” in the online Public Opinion Pros, July 2006.
Rick Ruddell, Political Science, published, “Jail Interventions for Inmates with Mental Illnesses” in the Journal of Correctional Health Care, 2006 and, with Scott H. Decker, and Arlen Egley, “Gang Interventions in Jails: A National Analysis” in the Criminal Justice Review, 2006.
Karen Sorsby, Foreign Languages and Literatures, edited a chapter of Providence Island, a manuscript on British, French, and Spanish involvement in the Caribbean, at the National Archives and the Folger Library in Washington, D.C June 23–July 5
Charles C. Turner, Political Science, published “Indian Affairs Committee, Senate,” “Membership: American Indian,” “Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida,” and “Resources Committee, House,” in Encyclopedia of the United States Congress, edited by Robert E. Dewhirst, 2006.
Lori Weber, Political Science, published, with Peter Muhlberger, “Lessons from the Virtual Agora Project: The Effects of Agency, Identity, Information, and Deliberation on Political Knowledge” in the online Journal of Public Deliberation, 2006.
Nanette Wylde, Art and Art History, had “Storyland v2” published in The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One, 2006, edited by N. Katherine Hayles, Nick Montfort, Scott Rettberg, and Stephanie Strickland.
Awards and Activities
Mahalley Allen, Political Science, presented “Environmental Law and the Constitution” for CSU, Chico’s Constitution Day Panel, “The United States Constitution: Historical Legacies, Contemporary Questions,” on Sept. 18.
Ed Bronson, professor emeritus, Political Science, presented “Community Attitude Survey in Civil Cases” at the national meeting of the American Society of Trial Consultants in Austin, Texas, in June.
Ann Bykerk-Kauffman, Geological and Environmental Sciences, presented a talk entitled “A Constructivist Guided-Discovery Earth Science Course For Prospective K-12 Teachers: 11 Years, 2500 Students And Still Going Strong” at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Oct. 24.
Sara Cooper, Foreign Languages and Literature, chaired the panel “History, Hybridity and Representation” and presented “Representation of Blackness in Cuban Cultural Production” at the International Conference on Caribbean Studies at the University of Texas on South Padre Island Nov. 2–5.
Peter Cruise, Health and Community Services, chaired the panels "”Nonprofits in a Time of Transition: Current Trends and Future Prospects” and “Perspectives from the Hot Zone: Local Government Issues in New Orleans’ Response and Recovery Post-Katrina” at the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration Sept. 27–30 at the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government in Athens.
Eugenio Frongia, Foreign Languages and Literatures, presented “The Political Evolution of Italian Americans: What’s There to Conserve?” at the National Italian Historical Association in Orlando, Florida, in October.
Alan Gibson, Political Science, chaired Chico State’s Constitution Day Panel, “The United States Constitution: Historical Legacies, Contemporary Questions,” on Sept. 18 and presented “Constitutional Quirks” for the panel. He also presented “It Is Broken but No One Wants to Fix It: A Call for Reform of the United States Constitution,” the Constitution Day Lecture, at University of Nebraska, Omaha, on Sept. 21, and presented “The Pacificus-Helvidius Debates as the Completion of the American Founding” at the Liberty Fund Colloquium in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 12–14.
Mike Graf, Child Development Program, was an award-winning finalist in the Children’s Fiction category of the Best Books 2006 National Book Awards for “Adventures with the Parkers: Grand Canyon: Tail of the Scorpion.” He also was a guest author presenter at the California State School Librarian Association conference in Sacramento Nov. 18.
Ralph Huntsinger, professor emeritus, Computer Science, was registration chair for the Eighth Annual Northwest Region Conference for the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, at Eastern Washington University in October.
Jim Jacob, Political Science, presented “Comment le terrorisme se termine” (How Terrorism Ends) in a lecture series sponsored by the Society for Basque Studies at Bayonne, France, on July 28.
George Keithley, professor emeritus, English, won the Rock River Prose Contest for his essay “Blue-Eyed Grass,” published in the Rock River Times. His short story “Still Life” was cited by X.J. Kennedy as “the best short story ever published about terrorism.”
Greg Liggett, Northern California Natural History Museum, presented “An Overview of Vertebrate Paleontology in Northern California: Localities, Taxa, and Potential” at the 66th annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, in Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 20.
Michael Magliari, History, has been named to the editorial board of the Pacific Historical Review, the scholarly journal of the Pacific Coast branch of the American Historical Association. Magliari will serve a three-year team starting Jan. 1, 2007. Magliari chaired the “Representations of Gold Rush California in French Travel Accounts” panel at the Western History Association conference on Oct. 12. He also presented two papers to the “Evaluating Historic Rural and Agricultural Landscapes” panel at the California Council for the Promotion of History’s annual meeting, held in San Jose on Oct. 27.
James McManus, Art and Art History presented the paper “Marcel Duchamp’s Readymades—Punctuating Equilibrium—‘Can one make a work (of art) that is not a work of art?’” at the colloquium, “Darwinism and Its Discontents: Art and Evolutionist Controversies,” held at NYU, New York City, Nov. 9–12.
Jennifer Meadows, Communication Design, has been awarded a National Association of Television Programming Executives (NATPE) faculty fellowship. She will be attending the annual NATPE convention in Las Vegas in January 2007.
Paul Persons, Political Science, was elected to the Statewide Executive Committee for the CSU Academic Senate for this academic year and has been selected to serve on the Statewide Steering Committee to Review the CSU Strategic Plan, “Cornerstones.”
Char Prieto, Foreign Languages and Literatures, presented “The Disappeared in the Hispanic World: The Fight for Justice Yesterday and Today” at The Latin American Struggle for Justice Conference in Los Angeles in November.
Robert Ross, Political Science, co-presented “Strength of Opinion in Death Penalty Decisions: An Investigation of Death Qualification on Producing Pro-Prosecution Attitudes and Unrepresentativeness of Juries in Capital Cases” with Ed Bronson at the American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, May 18.
Diane Schmidt, Political Science, presented “Economic Justice and Collaborative Community Management” at the Community Development Society Annual Conference June 25–28 and “Economic Justice and Collaborative Management: Trends in Labor and Development Policy” at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, April 20–23.
Dale Steiner, History, is one of the founders of the California Council for History Education and recently organized its first conference, which took place in Burlingame in September.
Matthew O. Thomas, Political Science, presented “Balancing the Rights of the Accused and Crime Prevention” for Chico State’s Constitution Day Panel, “The United States Constitution: Historical Legacies, Contemporary Questions,” on Sept. 18.
Charles C. Turner, Political Science, was elected to serve on the Executive Council for the Western Political Science Association from 2007 to 2010.
Lori Weber, Political Science, was awarded the 2006 Official Representatives’ Summer Sabbatical at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan, where she developed instructional materials that use new technologies in statistical analysis and consulted with ICPSR faculty and staff about education and instruction in social science research methods. She also presented, with Peter Muhlberger, “Can Citizens Learn from Deliberation: Examining a Deliberative Experiment?” at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association in Chicago, April 20–23.
Lou Ackerman, Agriculture, received $27,650 from University of California Office of the President for management practices for mitigating off-site transport of soil-absorbed pesticides at the Paul L. Byrne Agricultural Teaching and Research Center.
Vicki Bernhardt, Communication and Education, received $20,000 from the San Luis Obispo School District for Education for the Future to provide questionnaire administration services to the San Luis Coastal Unified School District.
Jack Brown, KCHO, received $145,678 from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting to purchase on-air programs from NPR and others.
Kristin Cooper-Carter, Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management, received $5,000 from the City of Chico to provide surveying and reports for the city that will be used in upcoming projects.
Dan DeWayne, University Public Events, received $20,000 from the City of Chico to fund University Public Event programs.
Darryl Eisele, Education, received $14,000 from Orland Joint Unified School District, $14,000 from Paradise High School, and $6,998 from Gridley Unified School District to involve high school seniors in the University Connection program.
Dean Fairbanks, Geography and Planning, received $20,000 from the Bidwell Environmental Institute for vegetation mapping and monitoring on the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve with Colleen Hatfield, Biological Sciences, and Geography and Planning graduate student Erec DeVost.
Sherry Fox, Nursing, received $45,415 from Sonoma State University to enhance the Master’s of Science degree and Post Master’s certificate Family Nurse Practitioner Program by continuing to provide a distance education site at CSU, Chico.
Al Jackson, Communication and Education, retired, and Gail Hildebrand, Sponsored Programs, received $30,966 from University of Northern Iowa for marketing and recruitment of students to be camp counselors during summer 2007.
Colleen Hatfield, Meghan Gilbert, and Donald Miller, Biological Sciences, with Joseph Silveira, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and Marcel Holyoak, UC Davis, were awarded $57,477 from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for their project, “The Effects of Host Plant Quality, Soil Composition and Associated Vegetation on Colonization Rates by the Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle.”
Sandra Machida, Psychology, received $40,000 from the Butte County First 5 Commission to evaluate school readiness programs in Butte County schools.
James McManus, Art and Art History, and Anne Collins Goodyear of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., received a $70,000 two-year Smithsonian Scholarly Studies Fellowship for their 2008 exhibition “Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture.”
Chuck Nelson, Geography and Planning, received $40,000 from the Butte County Association of Governments for upkeep and maintenance of the association’s GIS database and $24,000 to prepare three sets of ortho-photos in state plane fee projection on DVD media. He also received $35,000 from the City of Chico for the Geographic Information Center to continue to provide GIS services to the city.
Char Prieto, Foreign Languages and Literatures, received a CSU Research Grant from the Office of Sponsored Programs for a trip to Spain in summer of 2007 to research mass graves from the Spanish Civil War and the movement of the disappeared with students Peter Alaino and Tami Marron from the departments of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Raquel Mattson Anthropology.
Russell Shapiro, Natural Sciences, received $8,993 from the National Science foundation to continue modeling the preserved record of geomicrobial processes at a fossil methane seep in the Tepee Buttes of Colorado.
Greg White and Lisa Westwood, Archeology, received $6,227 from the U.S. Department of Parks and Recreation to provide archeological reconnaissance, testing, and mitigation on the Hobbs Wall Trail in Crescent City.
Dee Hoffman Wills, Business, received $24,774 from Comcast to conduct market research on Comcast subscribers.
In the News
Dane Cameron, Political Science, spoke on “The Constitution and the Bill of Rights in the Post-9/11 Era” on KCHO/KFPR’s I-5 Live Sept. 11.
Curtis DeBerg, Accounting and Management Information Systems, was interviewed in an Oct. 25 Los Angeles Times article on Student for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit program founded by DeBerg.
Michael Gillis, History, is featured in a Sept. 24 story in the Contra Costa Times about California pioneer John Marsh. Gillis and history professor Michael Magliari wrote a biography of Chico founder John Bidwell, who famously clashed with Marsh.
Shekhar Misra, Finance and Marketing, was interviewed Oct. 2 by WallSt.net for the podcast “Eye on Asia, Part 2.”
Kristina Schierenbeck, Biological Sciences, was quoted in an article on the Western sycamore in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 5.