A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
Sept 16, 2010 Volume 41 / Number 1




Eric Bartelink, Anthropology, co-authored with Jack M. Broughton and Michael D. Cannon “Evolutionary Ecology, Resource Depression, and Niche Construction Theory: Applications to Central California Hunter-Gatherers and Mimbres-Mongollon Agriculturalists,” published online in the Journal of Archeological Method and Theory, July 17, 2010.

Kenny Chan, Finance and Marketing, co-authored with T.S. Chan and Lai-cheung Leung “How Consumer Ethnocentrism and Animosity Impair the Economic Recovery of Emerging Market,” published in the Journal of Global Marketing, Vol. 23, No. 3, July 2010.

Sara Cooper, Foreign Languages and Literatures, published “Cuba y los Estados Unidos en el jardín de infancia: Diente por diente en las tiras cómicas cubanas de ayer y hoy” (translation “Cuba and the United States in the Sandbox: Tit for Tat in the Cuban Funny Papers from Yesterday and Today”) in the peer-reviewed critical anthology Cultura y letras cubanas en el siglo XXI (Cuban Culture and Letters in the XXI Century), spring 2010.

Rob Davidson, English, published a short story, "Tell Me Where You Are," in New Delta Review, Vol. 27, 2010

Keiko Goto and Julie Schneider, Nutrition and Food Sciences, co-authored “Interteaching: A New Innovative Approach to Facilitate University Student Learning in the Field of Nutrition,” published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 41, Issue 4, July 2009.

Keiko Goto, Nutrition and Food Sciences, co-authored with Gretel Pelto, David Pelletier, and Jennifer Tiffany “‘It Really Opened My Eyes’: The Effects on Youth Peer Educators of Participating in an Action Research Project,” published in Human Organization, Vol. 69, No. 2, July 1, 2010.

Susan G. Porter and Steve Koch, Professional Studies in Education, co-authored “What do all these numbers mean? Data visualization as an innovative methodology to make program decisions,” published in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation, Vol. 6, No. 13, 2010. Koch also wrote “Preventing student meltdowns,” in-press to be published October 2010 in Intervention in School and Clinic.

Ira Latour, professor emeritus, Art and Art History, co-published with four colleagues The Golden Decade, Photography at the California School of Fine Arts, 1945-1955, with a photographic exhibition of the same theme and title on display at the Smith Anderson North Gallery in San Anselmo, September 2010.

Paul Lopez, Multicultural/Gender Studies and Sociology, edited ¿Que Fronteras?: Mexican Braceros and a Re-examination of the Legacy of Migration, Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2010.

Michael Magliari, History, had a book review of Native Americans at Mission San Jose by Randall Milliken published in California Historical Society’s peer-reviewed journal California History, April 2010.

Shekhar Misra, Finance and Marketing, co-authored with Manmohan “Sustainable development: a role for market information systems for non-timber forest products,” published online in Sustainable Development on June 29, 2010.

Colleen Power, librarian emerita, compiled with Nell Stephens, Julie Johnson, Laura Jean Moshrii, her friends from her Bariatric Buddies support group Recipe for Success, a 150-page letter-size booklet for bariatric patients.

Stacy Schaefer, Anthropology, published the chapter “Huichol Weaving: The Zingg Collection” in the book Huichol Art and Culture: Balancing the World, edited by Melissa S. Powell and C. Jill Grady, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2010.

John Nishio, College of Natural Sciences and Geological and Environmental Sciences, co-authored with colleagues K.Y. Biel, A.N. Nonomura, and A.A. Benson “The path of carbon in photosynthesis. XXVI. Uptake and transport of methylglucopyranoside throughout plants” published in the Journal of Plant Nutrition, Vol. 33, No. 6, 2010. Nishio also co-authored, with Biel KY, Fomina IR, Nazarova GN, Soukhovolsky VV, and Khlebopros RG,  “Untangling metabolic and spatial interactions of stress tolerance in plants. 1. Patterns of carbon metabolism within leaves” in Protoplasma, Vol.  245, and Nishio co-authored with K.Y. Biel “Untangling metabolic and spatial interactions of stress tolerance in plants. 2. Accelerated method for measuring and predicting stress tolerance. Can we unravel the mysteries of the interactions between photosynthesis and respiration?” in Protoplasma, Vol. 245, 2010.

Robert Stewart, Philosophy, edited and co-authored College Sex—Philosophy for Everyone: Philosophers With Benefits, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2010.

James Sutton, Sociology, co-authored with Paul E. Bellair, Brian R. Kowalski, Ryan Light, and Donald T. Hutcherson “Reliability and Validity of Prisoner Self-Reports Gathered Using the Life Event Calendar Method,” published online in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, July 11, 2010.

Erik Wasinger, Chemistry and Biochemistry, co-authored with Tim Storr, Pratik Verma, Yuichi Shimazaki, and T. Daniel P. Stack “Ligand Radical Localization in a Nonsymmetric One-Electron Oxidized Ni(II) Bis-phenoxide Complex,” published online in Chemistry—A European Journal, July 19, 2010.

Thia Wolf and Chris Fosen, English, are co-authors with Jill Swiencicki of “Students, Faculty and ‘Sustainable’ WPA Work,” in Going Public: What Writing Programs Learn from Engagement, Utah State University Press, 2010.

Awards and Activities

Elise Archias, Art and Art History, presented a public lecture titled “Vito Acconci’s Adapting Body” at UC Davis, May 20, 2010. Also, she was awarded a residency fellowship at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe for 2011.

Frank Bayham, Anthropology, has been awarded $47,497 for a project titled “Deaccessioning and Curation of Student Services Center Historic Cultural Materials 09/10” funded by CSU, Chico.

Michael Bishop, Art and Art History, was named a 2010-11 Fulbright Scholar to Turkey.

Aaron Hoerber, Art and Art History, assembled an anti-Guantanamo Bay detention facility art demonstration titled “No-Mo Guantanamo Children’s Fair,” which was held at California State Capitol in Sacramento. The event featured a juxtaposition of torture methods with games that would be found at a children’s fair.

Faye Johnson, Nutrition and Food Sciences, was selected Distinguished Alumni College of Natural Sciences, 2010.

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.

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

Paul Lopez, Multicultural/Gender Studies and Sociology, was a panelist on the roundtable Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program, a documentary film for the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, Santa Clara University, California, Aug. 12-14, 2010.

Michael Magliari, History, chaired a panel on “Land Rights and Identity: Santa Clara County in the Late Nineteenth Century,” with the Pacific Coast Branch of American Historical Association annual meeting at the University of Santa Clara, Aug. 13, 2010.

Kristen Mahlis, Multicultural/Gender Studies, presented a paper titled “Signifying Toussaint: Wordsworth and Martineau” at the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism in Vancouver, B.C., August 2010.

Asa Mittman, Art and Art History, taught a course on medieval manuscripts at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge in June, July and August, 2010.

Kevin Patton, Kinesiology, received the Helen M. Heitmann Curriculum and Instruction Young Scholar Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education during the organization’s convention in March 2010.

Michael Perelman, Economics, received the Distinguished Achievement Award for Political Economy for the Twentieth Century on May 29, 2010 from the World Association of Political Economy. Perelman also presented "American Economics for the Chinese Economy?" at Shanghai Normal University on May 26; “Constant Capital and the Crisis in Contemporary Capitalism: Echoes from the Late Nineteenth Century" at Remin University of China, Suzhou, China on May 29; and "William Petty's World: Luck, Pluck, and a Brilliant Mind” at the History of Economics Society meeting at Syracuse University on June 26, 2010.

Stacy Schaefer, Anthropology, gave her lecture “Tejiendo Vidas en la Cultura Indígena Huichola” in Oaxaca City, Mexico in May 2010. She presented her paper “Past, Present, and the Future of Magical Cactus from Mexico” at the annual meeting of the Society for Economic Botany, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico in June 2010. Also, she was awarded the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund from the Reed Foundation, New York, NY, to supplement her research leave for the 2010-2011 academic year, in order to write a book on the life of Mrs. Amada Cartdenas of South Texas, the first federally licensed dealer to legally sell peyote to members of the Native American Church.

Natalya Shkoda, Music, performed Mozart's D Minor Piano Concerto, K. 466, with the Paradise Symphony Orchestra at Paradise Performing Arts Center in Paradise, May 2, 2010. Shkoda, a founding member of the Trio Arriba, also performed with violinist David Felberg and cellist Sally Guenther the Trio Arriba at the Abiquiu Chamber Music Festival in Abiquiu, New Mexico, July 25, 2010.


Dan Ripke, Center of Economic Development, has been awarded $500,000 from the California Emerging Technology Fund for a project titled “Broadband Mapping Outreach.” He has also been awarded $20,000 from the Tahoe Prosperity Plan Cluster for a project titled “Tahoe Prosperity Plan Analysis.”

Eugenie Rovai and Steve Stewart, Geography and Planning, received a $50,000 contract with the State Education and Environment Roundtable to produce maps for the California Integrated Waste Management Board for eight-five Education and Environment Initiative curriculum or teaching units.

Julie Schneider, Nutrition and Food Sciences, received an $8,000 University of California and California State University Collaborative Research Grant for “Implementation and Evaluation of Nutrition Competencies and a Competency-Based Resource Guide in Preschool-Aged Children in Rural California.”

Jason Schwenkler, Geographical Information Center, has been awarded $239,000 from Apex CoVantage for a project titled “Nebraska Broadband CoVantage LLC.”

In the News

Christina Archer, Geological and Environmental Sciences, and Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology were quoted in “Winds carried bombs, now carry potential: Scientists attempt to harness energy from jet stream used by Japan during WWII” in The Bulletin, Aug. 20, 2010.

Robyn DiFalco, Sustainability and Recycling, was quoted in “UCD, Chico, UOP listed as greenest colleges in report” in The Sacramento Bee, May 8, 2010.

Jennifer Ryder Fox, Agriculture, appeared in an online TV show (AgWeb.com) for the Farm Journal Legacy Project and Farm Journal Media’s awareness outreach on women’s perspectives on the male-dominated, agriculture industry, June 17, 2010.

Joe Greene, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Manufacturing Technology, was quoted in “Command Launches Retail & Restaurant ‘Bags from Trash’ Program—Integrated Sustainable Recycled Solutions to Divert Plastic Bags from the Environment” on Forbes.com, May 19, 2010.

Tanya Komas, Concrete Industry Management Program, appeared in a promotional trailer and the season premier episode “Wrath of God” for History Channel’s Life After People, aired Jan. 5, 2010.

Meredith Kelley, vice provost enrollment management, was quoted in “Gaps Are Not Enviable” in Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 8, 2010.

Janja Lalich, Sociology, was quoted from her book Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships in the LosAngelesFreePress.com, Aug. 23, 2010.

Loren Parks, professor emeritus, Agricultural Economics, with Bill Ringe of Santa Cruz county and Pajora Valley’s educational program Agri-Culture, organized a tour of area farms and growing operations for 15 farmers from Ukraine.

Aaron Quinn, Journalism, was quoted in “Times journalists not among those donating to candidates” in the LA Times, Sept. 14, 2010.

Ken Rose, History, was quoted in “Doomsday shelters making a comeback” in USA Today, July 28, 2010.

Stacy Schaefer, Anthropology, was quoted from her book To Think With a Good Heart: Wikárika Women, Weavers and Shamans, University of Utah Press, in scholarly materials for the exhibition “Capas Graficas Huicholas” (Huichol Graphic Capes) at the Museo Textil de Oaxaca, Oaxaca City, Mexico. The Spanish translation of her chapter “The Loom as a Sacred Power Object” in Art in Small Scale Societies, edited by Richard Anderson and Karen Field, Prentice Hall 1993, was used by Mexican artist Santiago Borja for his art installation, “Tres Divinas” (“Three Couches”), at the Freud Museum in London, 2010.

Willard “Bill” Wattenburg, CSU, Chico Research Foundation, was quoted in “One Ballsy Proposal to Stop the Leak” in the ScienceInsider on June 16, 2010.