A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
May 13, 2010 Volume 40 / Number 6




Dave Ball, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Chico High teacher Jenelle L. Ball; and students Paul Mollard, and Karl R. Voigtritter co-authored “Rearrangements of Allylic Sulfinates to Sulfones: A Mechanistic Study," Journal of Chemical Education, 2010.

Jay Bogiatto, Biology, and students Sabrina Wright-Myers, Stacy Kraus, Jennifer Moore, and John Hunt co-authored “The Use of Eastern Sacramento Valley Vernal Pool Habitats by Geese and Swans,” California Fish and Game, Vol. 95, No. 4.

Kenny Chan, Finance and Marketing, had a co-authored paper "How Consumer Ethnocentrism and Animosity Impair the Economic Recovery of Emerging Markets," accepted for publication in a special issue of the Journal of International Consumer Marketing.

Cindy Daley, Agriculture, co-authored with Patrick Doyle, Agriculture, and colleagues at UC Davis “A Review of Fatty Acid Profiles and Antioxidant Content in Grass-Fed and Grain-Fed Beef,” Nutrition Journal, Vol. 9, 2010.

Dean Fairbanks, Geography and Planning, co-authored with MA student Scott Gregory “Quantifying Urban Forest Function and Value: Effects of Chico, California’s Street Tree Management on Carbon Sequestration and Energy Conservation,” CSU Geospatial Review, Vol. 8, spring 2010.

Don Hankins, Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve and Geography and Planning, wrote “The Effects of Indigenous Prescribed Fire on Herpetofauna and Small Mammals in Two Central Valley California Riparian Ecosystems,” California Geographer, Vol. 49, 2009.

Guy King, Geography and Planning and Social Science Program, wrote “Temperature Extremes in California,” California Geographer, Vol. 49, 2009.

Margaret Leigey, Political Science, co-authored with alum Katie Reed “A Woman’s Life Before Serving Life: Examining the Negative Pre-incarceration Life Events of Female Life-Sentenced Inmates,” Women & Criminal Justice. (2010). Leigey also co-authored “Kids in the Big House: The Correctional Experiences of Juveniles Incarcerated in Adult Facilities,” Juvenile Corrections, 2009.

Fengxiang (Frank) Li, English, co-authored the chapter “Loanwords in Oroqen, a Tungusic Language of China” in Loanwords in the World's Languages: A Comparative Handbook, 2009.

Jim Overholt, Education, and Laurie Kincheloe, saw the second edition of their MATH WISE! Over 100 Hands-On Activities that Promote Real Math Understanding, released in 2010.

Ryan Patten, Political Science, published “Policing in the Wild: The Game Wardens' Perspective,” Policing: An International Journal of Police Studies and Management, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2010.

Ryan Patten and Kimberlee Candela, Political Science, published “Betwixt and Between: The Perceived Legitimacy of Campus Police,” Policing: An International Journal of Police Studies and Management, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2010.

Gary Peters, professor emeritus, Geography and Planning, published “Population, Resources, and Environment: ‘Beyond the Exponentials’ Revisited,” California Geographer, Vol. 49, 2009.

Char Prieto, Foreign Languages and Literatures, had a book review of Gina Herman’s Written in Red: The Communist Memoir in Spain published in Choice, 2010.

Charles Turner, Political Science, published “Political Assassination in Popular Fiction and Political Thought: Trotsky, Arendt, and Stephen King,” in Damned If You Do: Dilemmas of Action in Literature and Popular Culture, 2010.

Tony Waters, Sociology, published “Crime, Immigration, and the Modern City” March 30 and “Differentiating Between Police and Military Action” April 5 as a contributing editor of the online U.K. magazine Current Intelligence.

Awards and Activities

S. Elise Archias, Art and Art History, received a fellowship from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center in Santa Fe to support her book project on 1960s performance art. She will be in residency there spring and summer of 2011. She also received a Getty Library Research Grant to use the archives this summer for an article on 1970s performance art.

Debra Barger and Elaina McReynolds, Regional and Continuing Education, presented “Radical Decision Making for Turbulent Times” at the University Continuing Education Association’s 95th Annual Conference on Leading Innovation in Higher Education, San Francisco, April 9.

Jay Bogiatto, Biological Sciences, presented “The Use of Eastern Sacramento Valley Vernal Pool Habitats by Geese and Swans” at the Vernal Pool Complexes of the Northstate: Biology, Conservation, and Management conference in March.

Ed Bronson, professor emeritus, Political Science, authored a pretrial change-of-venue analysis on behalf of Enron defendant Jeffrey K. Skilling in 2006, which formed the basis of one of the two issues argued on appeal to the United States Supreme Court on March 1 in the case of Skilling v. United States.

Dane Cameron, Political Science, argued the case of People v. Picklesimer before the California State Supreme Court on Jan. 7, raising a due process issue.

Dane Cameron and Sally Parker, Political Science, successfully petitioned for an extension of the Consent Decree concerning conditions in the Butte County Jail, arising from a lawsuit initially brought by Cameron and the late Paul Persons, Political Science. Ed Bronson, professor emeritus, Political Science, is the Court-Appointed Monitor of the Decree.

Kay Cushing, Psychology, and Judith Kerrins, Educational Leadership, presented “Principal Expertise, Emotional Intelligence and School Culture” at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Anaheim, Nov. 2009.

Rob Davidson, English, presented “On Right Practice: Cultivating Passion and Intelligence in the Literary Arts” at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs national conference in Denver, CO, April 8.

Diana Dwyre, Political Science, chaired a roundtable on “Small Donors and Large in U.S. Federal and State Elections,” at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 2–6, 2009.

Steve Herman, Geography and Planning, was the moderator of the National Geographic Bee California State Finals for grades 4–8, hosted by Cosumnes River College April 9.

Ralph Huntsinger, professor emeritus, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, is co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Modeling, Simulation, and Scientific Computing.

Tom Lando, Political Science, received the J. “Pat” Lappin Award from the Chico Chamber of Commerce for his decades of public and private service to the community.

Ira Latour, professor emeritus, Art and Art History, had his film Antonio Gaudi, produced five decades ago, honored at a special presentation at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, ME, Jan. 30. The P-38 fighter plane, “Tangerine,” that Latour painted in Dec. 1942 was featured in Lightening Strikes, National P-38 Association, Vol. 22, No. 3, Nov. 2009.

Margaret Leigey, Political Science, received the 2009 SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Matthew Looper, Art and Art History, was awarded the Association for Latin American Art (College Art Association) Book Award for 2010 for his book To Be Like Gods… . He also received a postdoctoral stipend at Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, summer 2010.

Paul Lopez, Sociology, presented “The Braceros: Guest Workers, Settlers, and Family Legacies” at the Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942–1964 bilingual exhibition, Mexican Heritage Plaza Galeria, San Jose, March 24, 2010.

Donald Miller, Biological Sciences, received a $25,000 National Science Foundation Research Opportunity Award for “Adaptive Radiation of a Gall-Midge-Fungus Mutualism in a Multi-Trophic Context,” a collaboration with Patrick Abbot, Vanderbilt University.

Kevin Patton, Kinesiology, was one of five national winners of the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s 2010 Early Career Investigator and Graduate Student awards.

Jim Postma, Chemistry and Biochemistry, presented “How Conferences and Cooperation Foster Student Success: Statewide, Regional, and Local Articulation Efforts in California” at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Francisco, March 2010.

Char Prieto, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and student Scott Lancaster interviewed 95-year-old brigadista (Abraham Lincoln Brigade veteran) Nate Thornton about his involvement in the Spanish Civil War.

George Rogers, professor emeritus, Communication Design, produced a two-hour DVD video for McGraw-Hill Education Division to accompany Steven Brydon and Michael Scott’s, Communication Arts and Sciences, seventh-edition textbook Between One and Many, the Art and Science of Public Speaking.

Natalya Shkoda, Music, presented a guest artist solo recital at the Friendship Village of Tempe, AZ, and adjudicated the “Celebration of Music” recital at Steinway of Phoenix and taught a piano master class for the Phoenix Music Teachers' Association in March. A founding member of the piano duo PROLISOK, she presented a debut performance of this duet with the pianist Tatiana Mann at the University of San Diego in March. Selections from her debut commercial CD “Eleven Etudes in the Form of Old Dances” by Viktor Kosenko were broadcast by the Klara Vlaamse Radio en Televisieomroep in Brussels, Sept. 22, 2009, and by the Radio New Zealand "Cadenza" in Wellington, Dec. 28, 2009.

Jinsong Zhang, Chemistry and Biochemistry, presented “Mills-Nixon Effect: Alive or Not?” at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Francisco in March.


Shane Mayor, Geosciences and Physics, received $554,585 from the National Science Foundation for “Horizontal Vector Wind Field Measurement with Eye-Safe Elastic Lidar.”

Eugenie Rovai and Steve Stewart, Geography and Planning, received $50,000 from the State Education and Environment Roundtable to create maps for the Education and Environment Initiative, including hiring student cartographers.

Jason Schwenkler, Geographical Information Center, has received $890,000 from the California Public Utilities Commission for California State Broadband Mapping, $239,114 from the State of Nebraska for broadband mapping, $36,750 from the City of Chico to maintain GIS data and provide GIS services, $15,000 from the City of Chico for mapping support to the City of Chico General Plan Update, $34,500 from Department of Fish and Game for GIS support of sensitive species research, $17,610 from DeNovo Planning Group to build a Colusa County GIS base, $16,000 from Cal Fire to update emergency response data for Plumas County, $10,500 from the City of Orland to maintain GIS data and provide GIS support, $6,800 from the Town of Paradise to maintain GIS data and provide GIS support, and $7,800 from the Town of Paradise for a fire map.

Lori Beth Way and Cynthia Bynoe, Political Science, received $471,529 from the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women to fund a project to reduce the crimes of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking on campus.

In the News

Dave Daley, Agriculture, was quoted in two articles on the Capital Press Web site: “Ag Tells Its Story,” March 13, 2010, and “Should Ag Speak With One Voice or Many?” March 20. His list, “How to Lose the Argument on Animal Welfare—Top 10 Reasons,” was featured in “Animal Management Practice Improvements Encouraged,” Southwest Farm Press, March 16, 2010.

Ed Bronson, professor emeritus, Political Science, was quoted in The New York Times, in “The Where of a Coming Terror Trial Is a Case in Itself,” Dec. 25, 2009. Bronson was also quoted in The New York Observer, in “Crime Waves: ‘The Worst Possible System, Except for All the Others’,” Feb. 26.

Bill Loker, Undergraduate Education; Cynthia Siemsen, Sociology; and Thia Wolf, English, were quoted in “Will Whitman’s Beaucoup Bucks Mean Beaucoup Votes?” Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2010.

Michael Perelman, Economics, was quoted in “Patents System Has Had Its Day,” Guardian, United Kingdom, March 23 and cited in “Excess of Supervisors Dulls Firms’ Productivity,” Bangor Daily News, ME, March 17.

Tray Robinson, Office of Diversity, was featured in the “Your Fellow Rider…Tray, Rider 1119,” AIDS/Lifecycle “The Monthly Spin,” Jan. 2010.

Paul Viotti, Political Science, was reported on in the BBC, the Irish Times, and Hot Press for his “Botanizing on Asphalt: Representations of Laissez-Faire Inherent in U2’s Music,” delivered at the conference “U2: The Hype and the Feedback,” held at North Carolina Central University in Durham, Oct. 2–5, 2009.