A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
March 27, 2008 Volume 38 / Number 5




Francis X. Callahan, professor emeritus, Finance and Marketing, had Does W Stand for Worst: The Record of G.W. Bush published by Butterfly Press, 2007.

Kristin Cooper Carter, Concrete Industry Management, worked with Stephen Roosa on the last chapter, “What the Future Holds: Creating a Sustainable World,” of the Sustainable Development Handbook (Fairmont Press, 2007).

Ira Latour, professor emeritus, Art and Art History, had a portion of his essay for the publication “The Reproductive Print Reinterpreted” reproduced in the Journal of the Print World, Inc., Vol. 31, No. 1, 2008.

Roger Lederer, professor emeritus, Biological Sciences, had Amazing Birds: A Treasury of Facts and Trivia About the Avian World published by Barron’s (2008).

Michael Magliari, History, had a review of The Infamous King of the Comstock: William Sharon and the Gilded Age in the West published in the Winter 2007 issue of the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly.

Cindy Wolff and Keiko Goto, Nutrition and Food Science, with Shaunna Carter, former MS student in Nutritional Science, and Jean Schuldberg, Social Work, had “Perceived Barriers to Dietary and Physical Activity Changes in Ethnically Diverse Middle School Students” published in California Journal of Health Promotion, Vol. 5, Issue 4, December 2007.


Michelle Cepello, Professional Studies in Education, received $181,000 from the Tehama County Department of Education for training by CSU, Chico special education faculty for area special education teachers.

Roy Crosbie and John Zenor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received $61,120 from the Office of Naval Research for distributed, high-speed, real-time, multi-rate simulation.

Jim Dwyer, Meriam Library, had reviews of Correction of Drift by Pamela Ryder, Meyer by Stephen Dixon, The Musical Illusionist by Alex Rose, In the Meantime by Robin Lippincott, and The Delighted States by Adam Thirlwell published in 2007 and 2008 issues of the Library Journal.

Dave Ferguson, Upward Bound, received $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Education for the first year of a five-year project to continue Upward Bound Math/Science activities and services for six rural counties around Chico.

Karen Hafenstein, Art and Art History, received $35,000 from the University of California Office of the President to provide art training for teachers.

Colleen Hatfield, Biological Sciences, received $42,603 from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to continue surveying sites in the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge to determine habitat use by the Western yellow-billed cuckoo.

Celeste Jones, Social Work, has received $1,775,489 from UC Berkeley to fund full- and part-time students’ work at CSU, Chico toward bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work.

Bev Marcum, Biological Sciences, received $41,000 from the University of California Office of the President for the California Science Project of Inland Northern California, serving Region 2, to continue working with K–12 science teachers to provide summer science institutes and workshops to promote the formation of professional learning communities for science teaching.

Jeff Price, Geological Sciences, received $77,030 from the U.N. Environment Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Centre, to help develop the funder’s climate change program.

Brian Terhorst, KCHO, received $139,400 from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting to purchase programming from National Public Radio and Public Radio International.

Cindy Wolff, Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion, has been awarded the following: $1,684,537 for one year of a three-year grant from USDA via the California Department of Public Health’s Network for a Healthy California; $75,308 from the Butte County First 5 Commission to establish and coordinate the Butte County Child Obesity Prevention Collaborative and provide family-based nutrition education for families with young children; $53,464 from Glenn County Office of Education for MediCal administrative activities; $25,577 from the Butte County Office of Education for LEAP for Preschoolers and Lunch Leagues activities; and $125,000, $24,931, and $17,010 from California Health Collaborative for Power Play, evaluation, and physical activity consultant activities, respectively.

Awards and Activities

Roy Crosbie, Electrical and Computer Engineering, is a member of the International Program Committee for the Asia Simulation Conference 2008, to take place in Chengdu, China, Oct. 10–12.

Jim Dwyer, Meriam Library, did a poetry performance at the Robinson Jeffers Association Conference Feb. 15 in Aptos.

Cris Guenter, Education, was selected by the National Art Education Association to receive the 2008 National Art Educator of the Year Award, presented during the NAEA National Convention in New Orleans, March 26–30.

Ralph Huntsinger, professor emeritus, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, is vice president of the International Centre for Innovation and Industrial Logistics and was on the scientific committee for the International Conference on Industrial Logistics in Tel Aviv, Israel, March 9–15. He presented on “Two Automation and Robotics Software Tools for Industrial Logistics” at the conference. He is also co-chair of the International Program Committee for the Asia Simulation Conference 2008, to take place in Chengdu, China, Oct. 10–12.

Ben Juliano, Computer Science, participated in a review panel for the Human Centered Computing Cluster of the Information and Intelligent Systems Division of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering Jan. 31–Feb. 1. Juliano is one of a dozen international panelists invited by NSF to review multimillion-dollar proposals submitted to this cluster.

Amy Lance, Undergraduate Business Advising, was selected to present “Advisors Build Bridges for Students with University Life Courses” at the National Academic Advisor Association Pacific Region Conference March 12–14.

Paul Lopez, Sociology and Multicultural & Gender Studies, guest-lectured on the bracero program from a personal perspective at the University of San Diego on Jan. 15, 2008.

Michael Mazur, Theatre, was a panelist for a presentation at the Stephen Sondheim Symposium at William Paterson University in New Jersey in February. He took students from the Off-Broadways musical theatre touring troupe to perform at Corning High School Feb. 22.

John Nishio, Environmental Sciences Professional Science Master’s Program, presented “PSM Programs as an Avenue to Diversity: A Model Program” at the annual meeting of the Western Association of Graduate Deans in Denver, Colorado, in March 2008.

Michael Perelman, Economics, wrote “The Perverse Imbalances between Town and Country” for the Agrarian Studies Colloquium Series at Yale University Feb. 29. During a seminar devoted to the paper, a 30-minute critique and an audience critique were presented, and Perelman was then given an hour to respond to them.

Sarah Pike, Religious Studies, was a panelist on “Trees and Their Humans” at the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture January 2008 in Morelia, Mexico. She also presented “ ’Liberation’s Crusade Has Begun’: Hare Krishna Hardcore Youth and Animal Rights Activism,” at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in San Diego, Nov. 2007.

Jeff Price, Geological and Environmental Sciences, gave talks about climate change in February at the California Nut Festival, to Altacal Audubon, and at Sierra College. He also discussed two films as part of the Greendance Film Festival Feb. 28–March 2.

Bryon Wolfe, Communication Design, exhibited a collection his photographs, “Looking Through the Lens of Discovery,” at the Knowlton Gallery in Lodi Jan. 29–March 1.

In The News

Terry Battle, Engineering, Computer Science, & Construction Management, was the advisor for the Rebuild New Orleans Project, which was featured in a slide show on the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper Web site.

David Daley, Agriculture, was quoted in “High Corn Prices Spawn Search for Cattle That Eat Less While Dieting,” which ran in the Merced Sun-Star on Nov. 3, 2007.

Gary Peters, professor emeritus, Geography and Planning, had his comment on our transition to a mainly urban species highlighted by Andrew Revkin on Dot Earth, the New York Times science blog.

Josh Trout, Kinesiology, was quoted in “P.E. Focusing on Lifetime Activities” in the Jan. 22 Salt Lake City Deseret News and in “Health Clubs Wired for Pounds: Electronics Help All Ages Fight Fat” in the Jan. 19 Orlando Sentinel.

Cindy Wolf, Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion, was quoted in “Diabetes: Surviving Nutrition” in the Nov. 22, 2007, Los Angeles Sentinel.

Nanette Wylde, Art and Art History, had her project “Meaning Maker” reviewed in Stretcher (an online art journal) and Artweek in June 2007 in conjunction with the exhibition “Corporate Art Expo” at The Lab in San Francisco. In July 2007 “Meaning Maker” won a Juror’s Choice Award at WORKS/San José and was featured in KQED’s “Gallery Crawl,” an online video program on the arts. It was reviewed again in Artweek in December 2007 in conjunction with the exhibition “Moving Cultures” at the Euphrat Museum in Cupertino.