A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
April 5, 2007 Volume 37 / Number 6




Pilar Alvarez-Rubio, Foreign Languages and Literatures, had her book Metáforas de la casa en la construcción de identitad nacional: 5 miradas a Donoso, Eltit, Allende y Skármeta published by Editorial Cuarto Propio, 2007. She also published “Heterogeneidad e identidad nacional en el imaginario cultural chileno: una actualización” in Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, No. 62.

Geoff Baker, English, published “The Limits of Sympathy: J. M. Coetzee’s Evolving Ethics of Engagement” in ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, Vol. 36, No. 1–2, 2007.

Raymond “Jay” Bogiatto, Biological Sciences, co-authored with former graduate student Sabrina Wright-Myers “The Ecology of Over-Water Nesting Ducks in Northeastern California,” published in California Fish and Game, Vol. 93, No. 1.

Armeda Ferrini, Health and Community Services, had the fourth edition of her textbook, Health in the Later Years, published by McGraw-Hill in February 2007.

Carolyn Heinz, Anthropology, had “Documenting the Image in Mithila Art” published in Visual Anthropology Review, fall 2006.

Ralph Huntsinger, professor emeritus, Computer Science, co-authored “Modeling of Twin Cavity Interactions in Stochastic and Deterministic Models,” presented at the Society for Modeling and Simulation International’s 2006 Summer Simulation Multiconference in Calgary, Canada.

Duane Knudson, Kinesiology, co-authored “Improving Professional Practice in Exercise Science: The Need for Greater Disciplinary Balance,” published in Sports Medicine, Vol. 37, 2007.

James Matray, History, had the revision of “Chapter 20: The United States, the Korean War, and Its Consequences” appear in the new online version of American Foreign Relations Since 1600: A Guide to the Literature, 2007.

James McManus, Art and Art History, had the chapter “Rose Sélavy: Machinist/Erotaton” published in Marcel Duchamp and Eroticism, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Michael Perelman, Economics, published “Scarcity and Environmental Disaster: Why Hotelling’s Price Theory Doesn’t Apply” in Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, Vol. 18, No. 1, March 2007.

Gregory White, Archaeological Research Program, co-authored The Archaeological Survey Manual with Dr. Thomas F. King, Left Coast Press, 2007. He also was senior editor of “There Grows a Green Tree: Papers in Honor of David A. Fredrickson,” published by the University of California Center for Archaeological Research at Davis.

Patrick Willey, Anthropology, co-authored “The Mystery of the Bones,” published in We Proceed On, February 2007.


Antionette Martinez (faculty coordinator) and Amy Huberland (assistant coordinator), Anthropology, received $88,230 from the State Office of Historic Preservation and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to allow the Northeast Information Center to convert base maps containing historical resource and report information into an electronic GIS format.

Susan Toussaint, Associated Students Children’s Center, and Melissa Groves, Child Development, received $86,199 from the U.S. Department of Education for the first year of a four-year grant totaling more than $339,000 to provide financial support for child care services for student families within the Children’s Center program.

Awards and Activities

Pilar Alvarez-Rubio, Foreign Languages and Literatures, was in Chile in fall 2006. During her sabbatical, she interviewed poet laureate Nicanor Parra, chaired a session at the International Colloquium in Honour of Diamela Eltit at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, attended the Congress on XX Century Chilean Poetry at the Universidad de Chile, and met President Michelle Bachelet, among other activities.

Judy Brasseur, Communication Sciences and Disorders, was elected to a four-year term on the 14-member Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Lawrence Bryant, History, presented “Valois Ceremonies and Images of French Destiny: 1547–1567” at the American Historical Association meeting in Atlanta on Jan. 6. He also spoke on “Allegory and Dynasty: Political Theology, Fictitious Immortality, and Rituals Monuments in Renaissance France” at the 2007 Janson-La Palme Colloquium at Princeton University on March 31.

Terri Davis, Professional Studies in Education, presented an invited training, “The Effective Practice of Service Learning in Teacher Education: Concepts, Skills and Course Development,” at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Conference in New York City in February.

Cris Guenter, Education, is one of the six art educators in the nation to be named to the Editorial Advisory Board for Arts & Activities.

Ben Juliano and Renee Renner, Computer Science, co-authored “Data Annotation Models and Annotation Query Language” for presentation at the fourth International Conference on Knowledge Mining, Jan. 29–31, in Bangkok, Thailand. They also co-authored “An Undergraduate Course in Robotics and Machine Intelligence” and “Integrating Service Learning with Undergraduate Robotics Research” for presentation at the American Association for Artificial Intelligence Spring Symposium 2007 on Robotics and Robot Venues, March 26–28 in Stanford.

George Keithley, professor emeritus, English, won the Monroe K. Spears Prize for best essay published in the past year for “Redbud and Remembrance,” published in The Sewanee Review in 2006. His short story “Appearances,” published in Zahir, has been nominated for the 2007 Pushcart Prize.

Duane Knudson, Kinesiology, made an invited presentation on “Biomechanical Issues of Abdominal and Groin Injuries in Tennis” at the World Congress 2007 of the Society for Tennis Medicine and Science, Antwerp, Belgium.

Renee Renner and Ben Juliano, Computer Science, co-authored “Data Annotation Models,” to be presented at the Third International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems March 15–18 in Cairo, Egypt.

Graham Thurgood, English, presented a paper titled “The Historical Place of Acehnese: The Known and the Unknown” at the First International Conference of Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies, in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, in February. He also helped organize an institute for international scholarly research on Aceh to recover the cultural heritage destroyed by the tsunami of December 2004.