A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
Dec 6, 2007 Volume 38 / Number 3




Mahalley Allen, Political Science, co-authored “Connecting Supreme Court Decisions, Media Coverage, and Public Opinion: The Case of Lawrence v. Texas,” in the American Review of Politics, Vol. 27, 2006–07.

Ed Bronson, professor emeritus, Political Science, published, with J. Philipsborn, “Pretrial and Trial Publicity” and “Change of Venue,” chapters 14 and 15 in California Criminal Law Procedure & Practice, 2007. He also co-authored Standards for Survey Research in Connection with Motions to Change Venue, American Society of Trial Consultants, 2007.

Lawrence Bryant, History, had “Conclusions: Some Observations on the Staging of Royal Entries” published in French Ceremonial Entries in the Sixteenth Century: Event, Image, Text, University of Toronto Press, 2007.

Peter Cruise, Health and Community Services, co-authored the article “Physician Bias: Does It Occur at Teaching Hospitals That Serve a Majority of African American Patients?” published in Ethnicity & Disease, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2007.

Diana Dwyre, Political Science, co-authored Limits and Loopholes: The Quest for Money, Free Speech, and Fair Elections, Congressional Quarterly Press, 2007.

Paul Eggers, English, had his long story/novella “Won’t You Stay, Please?” accepted for publication in Prairie Schooner.

Andrew Flescher, Religious Studies, and Daniel Worthen, Psychology, had The Altruistic Species published by Templeton Foundation Press in 2007.

Alan Gibson, Political Science, published Interpreting the Founding: Guide to the Enduring Debates over the Origins and Foundations of the American Republic, University Press of Kansas, 2007.

Bob Jackson, Political Science, edited Annual Editions: Global Issues 2007–08, published by Dushkin McGraw Hill in 2007.

Donna Kemp, Political Science, had Mental Health in America published by ABC-CLIO in 2007 as part of the Contemporary World Issues series.

Margaret E. Leigey, Political Science, co-authored “The Influence of Crack Cocaine on the Likelihood of Incarceration for a Violent Offense: An Examination of a Prison Sample,” in Criminal Justice Policy Review, December 2007.

James Matray, History, had 10 entries published in The Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History (ABC-CLIO, 2007). His essay “Korean War” appeared in The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (MacMillan Library Reference, 2007). Matray also had his electronic review of Michael M. Sheng’s “Mao, Tibet, and the Korean War” posted on H-Diplo on July 27. His review of Robert K. Brigham’s ARVN: Life and Death in the South Vietnamese Army was published in the June 2006 issue of History: Reviews of New Books.

Rick Ostrom, Political Science, published “Risky Business: Three Political Cartooning Lessons from Indonesia During Suharto’s Authoritarian Rule” in PS: Political Science and Politics, April 2007.

Char Prieto, Foreign Languages and Literatures, published “Encounter of Cultures and Crossroads: The United States and Puerto Rico in Literature” in Jaen: Cruce de caminos, encuentro de culturas (Universidad de Jaen, Spain, 2006).

Robert Ross, professor emeritus, Political Science, published, with Ed Bronson, professor emeritus, Political Science, “ ‘Based on What You Know…’: Race, Prejudgment, and the Death Penalty” in Public Opinion Pros, June 2007.

Sue Steiner, Social Work, co-authored the second edition of An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work: Becoming a Change Agent, published by Thomson/Brooks Cole in 2007.

Ela Thurgood, English, published “Phonetic Variation in Anong Vowels” in Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 2007.

Charles C. Turner, Political Science, co-authored Introduction to American Government, 4th ed., Best Value Textbooks, 2007.

Greg White, Anthropology, co-authored The Archaeological Survey Manual, Left Coast Press, 2007. He also had “The Central Valley: A View from the Catbird’s Seat” published in Colonization, Culture, and Complexity: California’s Chaotic Prehistory, Alta Mira Press, 2007.


Vicki Bernhardt, Education for the Future, received $18,000 from the Arizona Department of Education for two workshops on data-driven decision-making strategies.

Ray Boykin, Business, received $21,763 from SAP America to provide access to a SAP R/3 system of enterprise resource planning software to Carnegie Mellon in support of the “Selective Obfuscation of Enterprise Data” research project.

Joe Cobery, Passages, received $2,343,282 from the California Department of Aging to continue to provide services to area seniors. Also from the Department of Aging, Cobery received $857,000 with Arlene Hostetter, Passages, to provide case management services and $235,772 with Tatiana Fassieux, Passages, to provide health insurance counseling. He also received $104,506 with Susanne Rossi, Passages, to provide support services to caregivers in five counties.

Darryl Eisele, Education, received a total of $82,750 from the Hamilton City, Oroville, Paradise, and Willows school districts to allow high school seniors from those districts to participate in the University Connections program during the 2007–08 school year.

James Houpis and John Nishio, Natural Sciences, received $20,876 from the San Diego State University Foundation to join a CSU systemwide effort by creating a Professional Science Master’s degree program in environmental sciences.

Char Prieto, Foreign Languages and Literatures, received $8,625 from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to spend a month in Spain researching “Literature and Anthropology to Restore Historical Memory in Spain” through work on exhuming mass graves from the Spanish Civil War.

Awards and Activities

Gabriel Aguilera, Political Science, presented “The Political Economy of Banking Reforms During Hard Times: Banking Reforms in Developing Countries During the 1990s,” at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Chicago, Sept. 2007. He also gave a lecture at CSU Chico’s International Forum titled “Mexican Politics After the 1995 Financial Crisis.”

Ed Bronson, professor emeritus, Political Science, spoke on the death penalty in the Prison Law Symposium at the University of California, Davis School of Law. He also led a panel on strengthening voir dire procedures at the annual Death Penalty Conference sponsored by the California Public Defenders Association and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice in Monterey. Bronson also testified in two cases on the constitutional standard for sealing grand jury transcripts, including Alvarez v. Superior Court, 154 Cal. App. 4th 642 (August 2007).

Laird Easton, History, was an invited guest speaker at the Reflections on the Social Self conference held at Peterhouse College, Cambridge University, England, Sept. 20–21. He also gave a paper on his research on the Darmstadt artists’ colony in one panel and provided commentary for another at the 31st annual conference of the German Studies Association in San Diego, Oct. 4–7.

Alan Gibson, Political Science, gave the Constitution Day Lecture, “The Founders and the Culture Wars,” at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Sept. 18, 2007.

Ralph Huntsinger, professor emeritus, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing, is the international program committee co-chair of the upcoming 2008 Summer Computer Simulation Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.

James Matray, History, has been reelected to the Steering Committee of the California State University History Council.

Robert Ross, professor emeritus, Political Science, presented “Support for the Death Penalty When Knowing the Defendant’s Race” (with Ed Bronson, professor emeritus, Political Science) at the American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting, Anaheim, May 18, 2007.

Diane E. Schmidt, Political Science, presented, with Jennifer Oman, EOP coordinator for Butte Environmental Council, “BEC Report: Public Knowledge Survey 2005 and 2007: Impact of Education and Outreach Program 2006,” Sept. 21, 2007.

Jason Tannen, Art and Art History, had his film The Pressman Negatives chosen for screenings at the 3rd Annual International Small Film Festival in Berkeley in September and the 8th Annual Filmstock International Film Festival in Luton, England, in November. The voice-over narration in the film was performed by Kenneth Rose, History.

Charles C. Turner, Political Science, presented “Separate Opinions in the Early 20th Century: An Examination of Concurrences on the Taft Court” and “King’s Politicians and Gunslingers: What a Bestselling Author Teaches His Readers About the Rule of Law” at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, September 2007.

In The News

Cindy Daley, Agriculture, was interviewed for the Oct. 31 California Farm Bureau Federation Ag Alert, “Moo U: Chico State Dairy Goes Organic.”

Don Hankins, Geography and Planning, was quoted in an Oct. 25 article in Indian Country Today, “Raging Wildfires Burning Up Southern California Reservations.”

Janja Lalich, Sociology, was interviewed for the Oct. 26 article “Ritual Cat Sacrifices a Halloween Myth, Experts Say,” which appeared online on National Geographic News.

Jeff Price, Biology, was the subject of a Nov. 3 article in the Idaho Statesman, “Son Is Among Nobel Peace Prize Winners, Making Boise Mom Proud.”