A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
February 15, 2007 Volume 37 / Number 5




Rob Burton, English, had Artists of the Floating World: Contemporary Writers Between Cultures published by University Press of America in 2006.

Sara Cooper, Spanish, Multicultural, and Gender Studies, had her article “Burning Down the Canon: Queer Family and Queer Text in Flaming Iguanas” published in Ciberletras 16, 2006.

Rob Davidson, English, had his short story “Criminals” published in ZYZZYVA 22.3, 2006.

Laird Easton, History, had his book review of Peter Jelavich’s Berlin Alexanderplatz: Radio, Film and the Death of Weimar Culture published in the October 2006 issue of The American Historical Review. The same issue featured a review of Easton’s book The Red Count: The Life and Times of Harry Kessler by Peter Paret, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton.

Ellen Eggers, English, had her book The Historical Dictionary of Burundi published by Scarecrow Press in 2006.

James Matray, History, had “Development Delayed: U.S. Economic Policy in Occupied Korea, 1945–1948” published in The Journal of American-East Asian Relations, 2006, and “Acheson’s National Press Club Speech,” “Angell Treaty,” “Deneutralization of Taiwan,” “Neutralization of Taiwan,” and “Walter S. Robertson” published in Historical Dictionary of Sino-America Relations, McFarland and Company, 2006. He also had a review of Kenneth P. Werrell, “Sabres over MiG Alley: The F-86 and the Battle for Air Superiority in Korea,” published in the International History Review, September 2006.

Michelle Neyman Morris, Nutrition and Food Sciences, had “Evaluation of the Energize Your Life! Social Marketing Campaign Pilot Study to Increase Fruit Intake Among Community College Students,” co-authored with former Health and Community Services professor Steven Shive, published in the Journal of American College Health, Vol. 55, No. 1, 2006.


Michelle Cepello, Professional Studies in Education, received $6,000 from the Sonoma County Office of Education to research the development and evaluation of EL Online Modules for special education interns.

Bill Fisher, Mathematics, received $30,000 from the Chico Unified School District that enabled the Center for Mathematics and Science Education to provide MathLink tutors for classroom teachers at Citrus Avenue, Chapman, and John McManus elementary schools during the 2006–2007 academic year.

Richard Holman, Construction Management, received an $8,000 contract from MWH Americas to analyze the feasibility of fish passageway structures on the Malad River in Idaho.

Mike Kotar, Education, received $87,500 from the Shasta County Office of Education to help provide teaching internships for 25 students. CSU, Chico will provide $86,227.

Greg Liggett, Natural Sciences, received $5,000 from the City of Chico to support a part-time Northern California Natural History Museum educator.

Susan Place and Diana Parks, Graduate, International, and Interdisciplinary Studies, received $101,012 from the Academy for Educational Development for a three-week training program for 17 Egyptian teachers, supervisors, and Ministry of Education middle managers.

Jennifer Rotnem, Natural Sciences, received $40,100 from the State Water Resources Control Board for the Chico Aquatic Bioassessment Lab to evaluate the biological/physical integrity of inland surface waters in the San Diego region.

Cindy Wolff, Nutrition and Food Science, received $17,010 from the California Health Collaborative Foundation to support an exercise specialist to implement regional nutrition education activities, track program activities, and provide of materials and training to participants.

Awards and Activities

Judith Brasseur, Communication Sciences and Disorders, was inducted as a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Nov. 17 in Miami, during the group’s annual convention.

Charles Crabb, retired dean of Agriculture, accepted the position of manager of the California Farm Bureau’s Governmental Affairs Division.

Roy Crosbie, Electrical and Computer Engineering, presented a paper on high-speed, real-time simulation at the 9th International Workshop on Simulation for European Space Programs, the Netherlands, Nov. 6–8. He also organized a workshop Nov. 15–17 at Glasgow University on behalf of the U.S. Office of Naval Research.

Rob Davidson, English, moderated a panel titled “Henry James on History, Society, and Culture” at the 2006 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association’s annual conference in Riverside Nov. 10–11.
Laird Easton, History, did research in Berlin and Darmstadt last June on the Mathildenhöhe artists colony in Darmstadt, Germany, 1899–1914, funded by a CSU Summer Research Grant.

Janelle Gardner, Nursing, spoke at the Culturally Competent Healthcare conference in Eureka in October.

Mike Graf, Child Development Program, had his book “Adventures with the Parkers: Grand Canyon: Tale of the Scorpion” placed as a finalist in the 2006 USABookNEWS.com children’s book category as one of the best books for children in 2006. He also has developed a weather station with instruments for Science Kit & Boreal Laboratories (2006).

Bruce Grelle, Religious Studies, gave an invited panel presentation on “Representing Religion in Public: What Can Your Department Do and Why It Should” at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Nov. 18.

Ira Latour, professor emeritus, Art and Art History, exhibited last September in the San Francisco Art Institute’s Diego Rivera Gallery during a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the institute’s photography department. During October, the exhibit was presented at the Smith Anderson Gallery North in San Rafael.

Greg White, Archeology, identified the bones of three individuals discovered during Colusa Basin Drainage District’s excavation of an area west of Willows and east of a prehistoric Nomlaki Indian dwelling area.

In the News

Emilyn Sheffield, Recreation and Parks Management, was quoted in a Nov. 29 article in the Salem, Ore., Statesman Journal on the declining popularity of national parks.

Greg White, Archeology, was quoted in a Jan. 1 article in the Sacramento Bee on the loss of Indian artifacts during logging projects.