Eric Ayars, Physics, co-authored “Measuring the Flight Speed of Fire Bombers from Photos: An In-Class Exercise in Introductory Kinematics," published in The Physics Teacher, Vol. 48, Feb. 2010.
Kimberlee Candela, Political Science, authored an article connecting the 2003 torture at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq to the upper echelons of the Bush administration, published in Great Events from History: Modern Scandals, Salem Press, 2009.
Jacquelyn Chase, Geography and Planning, had “The Place of Pluriactivity in Brazil’s Agrarian Reform Institutions” published in the Journal of Rural Studies, Vol. 26, 2010.
Dawn Clifford, Nutrition and Food Sciences, with student co-author Linda Bergmann, had “Edutainment and Teen Modeling May Spark Interest in Nutrition & Physical Activity in K-6 Audiences” published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, March/April 2010.
Roy Crosbie, Electrical and Computer Engineering, published “Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation” in M&S Magazine, Vol. 1, Jan. 2010.
Dan Edwards and Dave Ball, Chemistry and Biochemistry, with student co-authors Minh Uyen Huynh, Matthew Elston, and Nick Hernandez, published “Enzymatic Production of (-)-Indolactam V by LtxB, a Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenase” in Journal of Natural Products, 2010.
Jay Fuller, Meriam Library, had “Dancing with the Aurora” published in Black Lantern, Vol. 1, fall 2009.
Mike Graf, Child Development, published Infinity Storm: The Awesome Power of Weather, Quake, Rocky Mountain National Park: Peril on Longs Peak, and Glacier National Park: Going to the Sun in 2010.
Keiko Goto and Stephanie Bianco-Simeral, Nutrition and Food Sciences, had “The Effects of Involving the Campus Community in an Experimental Food Research Project on Students’ Learning Outcomes” published in Journal of Food Science Education, Vol. 8, 2009.
Keiko Goto and Julie Schneider, Nutrition and Food Sciences, had “Learning Through Teaching: Challenges and Opportunities in Facilitating Student Learning in Food Science and Nutrition by Using the Interteaching Approach” published in the Journal of Food Science Education, Vol. 9, Issue 1, 2010.
Timothy Heinze, Finance and Marketing, authored “Domestic Manufacturing: Strategic Organizational Leadership and Management,” Leadership & Organizational Management Journal, Vol. 2010, Issue 1.
Lynda Klein and David Kagan, Physics, had “’Radio-Active’ Learning: Visual Representation of Radioactive Decay Using Dice” accepted in The Physics Teacher, Vol. 48, Jan. 2010.
Chris Nichols, Chemistry and Biochemistry, with student co-author Madison McCrea-Hendrick, published “Synthesis of a Model Compound of Corydendramine A via a Julia Coupling” in Synthetic Communications, 2009, and with Larry Hanne, Biological Sciences, published “Automated Combinatorial Chemistry in the Organic Chemistry Majors Laboratory” in Journal of Chemical Education, 2010.
Vic Sbarbaro, Health & Community Services, Kinesiology, and Education, and his two siblings published a children’s book, Crowlyle Finds His Caw, through Northstate Children’s Books. He also co-authored “A Middle School Summer Connection Program Lesson: Water Safety,” published in the American Journal of Health Education: Teaching Ideas.
Awards and Activities
Kalea Allen, Academic Advising, presented “Emerging Adulthood—Do We Know Who Our Students Are?” at the National Academic Advising Conference in Colorado Springs, March 3–5.
Richard Bednar and Roy Crosbie, Electrical and Computer Engineering, presented “Solution of Non-Linear Differential Equations Using State-Transition Methods” at the Conference on Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 15, 2009.
Clare Clifford, Academic Advising, presented “How to Get Students ‘in the Mood’ for Advising” at the National Academic Advising Conference in Colorado Springs, March 3–5.
Roy Crosbie, Electrical and Computer Engineering, presented “Grand Challenges and Complex Systems: An Electrical Engineering Perspective” at the Complex Systems Workshop organized by the Alabama Modeling and Simulation Council in Huntsville, Ala., on Feb. 3.
Roy Crosbie, Dale Word, John Zenor, Richard Bednar, and Wilfred Ghonsalves, Electrical and Computer Engineering, with co-author Narain Hingorani, presented “High-Speed Real-Time Multi-Rate Simulation” at the Conference on Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 14, 2009.
Philip Gash, Physics, taught the course “Newton’s Apple” to high school students at the Universidad Catolica del Norte in Antofagasta, Chile, during the fall 2009 semester.
Jon Hooper, Recreation and Parks Management, taught “Natural Resources Communication Workshop” Jan. 11–15 for natural resource managers from Alaska, California, and Texas representing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, USDA Forest Service, U.S. Navy, and California Dept. of Fish and Game.
Janel Irwin, Academic Advising, presented “Peer Advisor to Academic Advisor: The Transitional Issues You Will Face” at the National Academic Advising Conference in Colorado Springs, March 3–5.
Robert Jones, Philosophy, participated in Perspectives on the Science and Ethics of Animal-Based Research at UCLA Feb. 16.
Amy Lance, Academic Advising, presented “Assessment and Advising: Where Do I Start?” and “The Advising Administrator: Wait… Where’s the Guide? Manual? Training? Article? Monograph? Help?????” at the National Academic Advising Conference in Colorado Springs, March 3–5.
Michelle Morris, Julie Schneider, and Keiko Goto, Nutrition and Food Sciences, presented with student Lisa Mathews “The Relationship Between Food Security and Poor Health Among Female WIC Participants” at the 2009 annual meeting of the Society for Nutrition Education in July 2009.
Richard Narad, Health and Community Services, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for health care leaders.
Tessa Nichols, Academic Advising, presented “A Collaborative, Cross-Campus Effort to Improve Student-Athlete Academic Advising” at the National Academic Advising Conference in Colorado Springs, March 3–5.
Tom Patton, Art and Art History, sold the photographic portfolio 10 MOUNDS—Ancient Earthworks: Native American Mounds & Monuments to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., in 2010.
Natalya Shkoda, Music, performed the Prokofiev’s First Piano Concerto with the North State Symphony in Redding and in Chico on Feb. 20–21.
Patricia Smiley, Kinesiology, was recognized during the Chico Dance Sensation conference in Dec. 2009 for her directorship and contributions to the CSU, Chico Ballroom Dance Program for the past 30 years.
John Zenor, Roy Crosbie, and Richard Bednar, Electrical and Computer Engineering, with co-author Narain Hingorani, presented “Software Support Tools for High-Speed Real-Time Simulations” at the Conference on Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 14, 2009.
Scott McNall and Jeff Mott, Institute for Sustainable Development, received $29,000 from the Foor Foundation to build a program support facility on the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve and $7,000 from the California Deer Association to conduct a property appraisal of land located adjacent to the BCCER.
Jim Pushnik and Jeff Mott, Institute for Sustainable Development, received $2,900 from the Butte County Fish and Game Commission to purchase equipment to maintain roads on the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve.
Cindy Wolff, Keiko Goto, and Stephanie Bianco-Simeral, Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion, and Lee Altier, Agriculture, were awarded $22,058 over one year from CSU’s Agricultural Research Initiative for “Impact of the Harvest of the Month Program Utilizing the CSUC Organic Vegetable Project and the Identification of Procedures to Facilitate Local Farm to School Procurement.”
Cindy Wolff, CNAR, was awarded $2.2 million from the California Department of Public Health for the Sierra Cascade Nutrition and Activity Consortium and $211,000 from the Calif. Dept. of Social Services to partner with social-service agencies to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
In the News
Ed Bronson, professor emeritus, Political Science, was quoted in “A Week Where Juries Took Center Stage” in the New York Times’ City Room blog, Feb. 26, 2010.