A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
Sept. 17, 2009 Volume 40 / Number 1




Eric Bartelink, Anthropology, co-authored “Paleoepidemiological Patterns of Interpersonal Aggression in a Prehistoric Central California Population from CA-ALA-329,” published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 139, No. 4, and “DNA Preservation of Skeletal Elements from the World Trade Center Disaster: Recommendations for Mass Fatality Management” in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 54, No. 4.

Brian Brazeal, Anthropology, has published “Dona Preta’s Trek to Cachoeira” in Africas in the Americas: Beyond the Search for Origins, Brill Press, 2008.

Rob Davidson, English, had “Four Points on Character in Fiction” published in Center: A Journal for the Literary Arts, No. 8, 2009.

Lynn Houston, English, co-authored two books with CSU, Chico graduate students: Reading Barbara Kingsolver with Jennifer Warren and Reading Joan Didion with William Lombardi, both published by Greenwood Press in 2009.

Troy Jollimore, Philosophy, had a short essay and his poem “The Solipsist” published in the Washington Post’s “Poet’s Choice” column Aug. 2. His poem “At Lake Scugog” was published in The New Yorker July 27, and “Gate” was published in McSweeney’s #31 in summer 2009. His paper “Miserably Ever After: Forgetting, Repeating and Affirming Love in ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’” appears in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Philosophers on Film, Routledge, 2009.

Steve Lewis, History, co-edited The Rum Monopoly and Alcoholism in Chiapas: An Inconvenient Report by Julio de la Fuente, published in Spanish by Mexico’s Commission for the Development of Indigenous Pueblos, 2009.

Michael Magliari, History, published a review of Possessing the Pacific: Land, Settlers, and Indigenous People from Australia to Alaska in the Pacific Historical Review, May 2009, and a review of The Populist Vision in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, April 2009.

Char Prieto, Foreign Languages and Literatures, published “The Recovery of Twentieth Century Spanish History through Literature” in Cuadernos de Aldeeu, spring 2009.

Dan Pence, Sociology, published “I’ll Take Ideology for $200, Alex: Using the Game Show Jeopardy! to Facilitate Sociological and Critical Thinking,” in Teaching Sociology, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2009.

Awards and Activities

William Campbell, History, presented “Securing the Terms of Surrender in Native America: European Strategies to Maintain Imperial Order in Colonial North America” as an invited speaker at the Oxford-Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War, University of Leeds, UK, June 25, 2009.

David Daley, Agriculture, was honored with the Beef Improvement Federation’s Continuing Service Award on May 1, 2009, at the organization’s 41st Research Symposium and Annual Meeting in Sacramento.

Rob Davidson, English, won the 2009 Camber Press fiction chapbook award for his novella “Criminals,” originally published in Zyzzyva.

LaDona Knigge, Geography and Planning, is working with students to conduct a study for the Chico City Council on the location of the Saturday Chico Certified Farmers’ Market.

Ira Latour, professor emeritus, Art and Art History, has an exhibit of his photographs, World Views, at the Smith Anderson North Gallery in San Rafael Sept. 15–Oct. 31. His 1963 documentary Antonio Gaudi had an honored showing at the Architecture and Design Film Festival Sept. 24–27 in Mad River, Vermont.

Michael Perelman, Economics, presented “An Ecological Future: Marx and Wu-Wei” at the International Symposium on Economical Civilization, Globalization, and Human Development at Sanya College, China, as well as at four other Chinese universities in June. He presented “The Economics of Crisis and the Crisis of Economics” at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in China on June 28, “The Economics of Single Payer” at the Myths and Realities of Single-Payer Healthcare Conference on May 9 at Chico State, and “The Economics of a Kapital and the Capital of Economics” at five universities in China in January.

Char Prieto, Foreign Languages and Literatures, presented the paper “The Long Voyage of the Spanish Political Transition: Between Memory and Obliviousness in Democracy” at the International Congress of Hispanic Literature in Costa Rica, March 2009.

Kristina Schierenbeck, Biological Sciences, was appointed to the California Invasive Species Advisory Committee in July 2009.

Natalya Shkoda, Music, was a concert artist at the 2009 Arizona State Music Teachers’ Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, June 3–7. While at the conference, she also presented a workshop titled “The Russian School of Piano Playing,” conducted a piano master class for advanced students, and adjudicated the Honors Recital, a statewide piano competition in Arizona. In July 2009, Shkoda was an invited artist at the Chamber Music Festival in Abiquiu, New Mexico.

In the News

Lee Altier and Cindy Daley, Agriculture, were both quoted in the March 20 article “US: Expanding Markets Are Possible for Farmers ‘Going Organic’” published at Food & Beverage Online.

Edward Abramson, professor emeritus, Psychology, was quoted in “Dining Out Needn’t Destroy Your Diet” in The Honolulu Advertiser Aug. 27, “Friends Can Be Bad News for Diets” in the Tennessean’s Fitness Magazine on July 28, and “Carbohydrate Cravings as a Symptom of Depression,” posted on WebMD Oct. 19, 2008.

Christina Archer, Geological and Environmental Sciences, had her research featured in the New York Times science blog Wired on June 16 in “Study Maps Best Spots for Harnessing High-Altitude Winds.”

Jennifer Ryder Fox, dean, Agriculture, was quoted in “How Are Kern’s Crops Faring?” in the Bakersfield Californian, April 19.

Janja Lalich, Sociology, appeared on the CNN TV show Anderson Cooper 360° Sept. 1 as an expert on how cult victims recover from coercive influence, in the context of the Jaycee Dugard kidnapping case. She was quoted in “Psychologists: Don’t Jump to Conclusions about Dugard’s Apparent Silence on Abduction” in the Reno Gazette-Journal, Aug. 27.

Steve Lewis, History, was interviewed by Mexico City’s El financiero Aug. 5 about The Rum Monopoly and Alcoholism in Chiapas: An Inconvenient Report by Julio de la Fuente, which Lewis co-edited.

Michael Perelman, Economics, was interviewed for “Michael Perelman on Market Myths, Past and Present” posted on Truthout.com July 7.

Sarah Pike, Religious Studies, was quoted in “Pagans Celebrate Arrival of Spring” in the Erie Times-News, March 20.

Tony Waters, Sociology, was interviewed on Insight by Geoffrey Callason of Capital Public Radio on Aug. 18 about his book, When Killing Is a Crime.