INSIDE Chico State
0 February 28, 2002
Volume 32 Number 11
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Provost's Corner

Calendar of Events







Juri Brilts, School of Graduate, International, and Sponsored Programs, had a six-page feature article on William Heick, “Faces and Figures of the 20th Century,” published in the Feb. 2002 issue of Black and White Magazine.

Eric Langford, Neil Schwertman, and Margaret Owens, Mathematics and Statistics, had “Is the Property of Being Positively Correlated Transitive?” published in the Nov. 2001 issue of American Statistics.

Ira Latour, professor emeritus, Art and Art History, had two short articles published in the Feb. 2002 issue of Black and White Magazine on two members of the post-World War II “Subjektive Photographie” movement: German photographer Peter Keetman and French photographer Marcel Bovis.

Ela Thurgood, English, had “The Phonetic Realization of Phonologically Geminate Affricates in Polish: The Long and the Short of It” published in Speech and Language Technology, Vol. 5.

Grants and Contracts

Jim Fletcher, Recreation and Parks Management, and Diane Schmidt, Political Science, received $7,487 from the U.S. Geological Survey to recruit nine individuals each from Jackson Hole and Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Denver, Colorado, to discuss bison and elk management issues with a USGS representative.

Thomas Mattman and Neil Portnoy, Mathematics and Statistics, received a $75,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a curriculum module in the mathematical theory of knots to be used by prospective and practicing high school mathematics teachers.

Rick Narad, Health and Community Services, received $5,000 from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Department to complete a countywide ambulance study.

Chuck Nelson, Geographical Information Center, received $25,000 from Tehama County to develop a series of GIS theme layers to assist in developing transportation strategy.

Awards and Activities

Eliza Berry and Bill Fisher, Mathematics and Statistics, hosted professional development institutes for 120 K­12 mathematics teachers in January.

Stacy Schaefer, Anthropology, presented an invited paper “Equilibrando el Cielo y la Tierra: Los Chamanes Huicholes del Venado Azul” (Balancing the Sky and the Earth: Huichol Shamans of the Blue Deer) at the international conference “Antropologia, Els Xamanismes on Shamanism” in Barcelona, Spain, in November. She also presented an invited paper “Wixárika (Huichol) Women and Gender-Related Symbolism in the Works of Carl Lumholtz” at the 100th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C., in December.

Ann Schulte, Education, presented “Transforming Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs” and “Shared Accountability: The Collaboration of Teacher Educators in an Action Research Study Group” at the annual meeting of American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education in New York, New York, in February. She has also been accepted for the 2002 American Educational Research Association New Faculty Seminar at the annual meeting in March/April.

Neil Schwertman, Mathematics and Statistics, presented “Computing Generalized Inner and Outer Fences for Identifying Outliers” at the Joint Statistics Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, in August.

Katie Silliman, Biological Sciences, received the prestigious Outstanding Researcher Award for 2002 from the California Dietetic Association.

Charles Urbanowicz, Anthropology, presented “Darwin: Countdown to 2008/2009” at the Sacramento Darwin Day in Sacramento in February.

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