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0 April 4, 2002
Volume 32 Number 13
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Books 2001-2002

Calendar of Events







Don Chu, Physical Education and Exercise Science, published “The Return of the Native: Department Chair Returns to the Faculty” in Academic Leader, Vol. 18, No. 2, Feb. 2002.

Bruce Grelle, Religious Studies, published an invited essay “Learning to Live with Difference: Teaching About Religion in Public Schools in the United States” in Religious Education in Schools: Ideas and Experiences from around the World, a booklet of essays from educators around the world that was prepared to assist delegates attending the United Nations’ “International Consultative Conference on School Education in Relation with Freedom of Religion and Belief, Tolerance, and Nondiscrimination,” held in Madrid, Spain, in November.

Graham Thurgood, English, had “Voice Quality Differences and the Origin of Diphthongs” published in the Proceedings of the 25th annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society.

Charles C. Turner, Political Science, had “Rhetorical Bipartisanship: National Party Platforms and American Indian Politics” accepted for publication in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2002.

Grants and Contracts

Charles Crabb, College of Agriculture, received $49,861 from the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation to develop a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system at the campus Agricultural Training and Research Center to improve irrigation efficiency and reduce energy costs.

Steve Shive, Health and Community Services, and Michelle Neyman, Biological Sciences, received $50,000 from the Shasta County Public Health Department and California Project Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition to improve nutrition among women students in Butte College’s Extended Opportunity Programs and Services program.

Susan Toussaint, A.S. Children’s Center, and Melissa Groves, Child Development Program, received $107,765 from the U.S. Department of Education to expand child care for children younger than two years through the Child Care Access Means Parents in School program and to pursue National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation and parent support services.

Awards and Activities

Mark Levine, Management, presented “Activity-Based Learning in a Freshman Global Business Course: Analyses of Preferences” at the annual meeting of the Western Academy of Management in March.

Amanda Mahoney, Academic Advising Program, presented “Imagine New Ways to Connect Students During Welcome Week” at the February regional National Orientation Directors Association conference in Tempe, Arizona.

Stafford Thomas, Political Science, gave the keynote address “Shifting Sands: U.S. Antiterrorism Policy” at the annual meeting of the North American Petroleum Expo in Houston, Texas, in January. He was also an invited delegate to the Frank Church Symposium at Idaho State University in February, where he spoke on terrorism and U.S. intelligence policy.

Graham Thurgood and Frank Li, English, gave an invited talk on “The Restructuring of Tsat under the Pressure of Language Contact from Chinese” at the Berkeley Linguistics Society’s special session on “Southeast Asian Linguistics” in February.

Amy Weber, Academic Advising Program, presented “Imagine ... A Parents Reception Designed to Welcome New Parents as New Members of the Campus and Community: Connecting Parents During Welcome Week Orientation Activities” at the February regional National Orientation Directors Association conference in Tempe, Arizona.

Saundra Wright, English, spoke on “Transitivity and Change of State Verbs” at the Berkeley Linguistic Society meeting in February.

Aiping Zhang, English, presided over a half-day session and presented “Finding the Locus of the Field: Asian American Literary Criticism, 1990­2001” at the second international conference on “American Studies in Europe” sponsored by the University of Rome, Tor Vergatta in Rome, Italy, during the winter break. His revised lecture will be published as a full-length article in a forthcoming book.

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