INSIDE Chico State
0 November 7, 2002
Volume 33 Number 6
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico






Briefly Noted






Nacer Bellaloui, Agriculture, co-authored "Transgenically Enhanced Sorbitol Synthesis Facilitates Phloem-Boron Mobility in Rice" in Physiol Plant, Vol. 116, 2002.

Jim Dwyer, Library Collection Management, authored articles about Ernest Callenbach and Ecotopia for the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature.

Mike Graf, Child Development, had Complete School Weather Station and Manual published by Science Kits and Boreal Laboratories, due out in December, and Guided Leveled Reading for Fifth Grade published by Evan-Moor, due out in January. He will also have six books released in January, published by Nelson Thomson: four are fiction adventure novels about dinosaurs, wolves, caving, and storm chasing; two are nonfiction about the history of water use by people and measuring devices throughout history.

Kris Johnson and Sarah Blakeslee, Library Instruction Program, presented "Using HorizonLive to Deliver Library Instruction to Distance and Online Students" at Loex of the West 2002 in Eugene, Oregon. It will be published in the conference Proceedings, a special issue of Reference Services Review. Johnson also presented "The Library and First-Year Experience Courses: A Nationwide Survey," which will also be published in the Proceedings.

George Keithley, professor emeritus, English, won the Norma O. Harrison Award for a chapbook of short stories, Flesh and Dust, published by Will Hall Books. He has a short story appearing in Red Wheelbarrow, and his ninth book of poems, The Starry Messenger, will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in April. He also has poems forthcoming in The Sewanee Review, The New Renaissance, and Runes, as well as an essay in Turnrow.

Marc Langston, Library Collection Management, presented "The California State University E-Book Pilot Project: Implications for Cooperative Collection Development" at the Acquisitions Institute in Mt. Hood, Oregon, in May. It will be published in the journal Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services.

G. D. Lillibridge, professor emeritus, History, had his novel, The Monkey Dance, and his book of essays, Out of My Past, published by ExLibris Press.

Paul Lopez, Sociology, will have a chapter about "Immigration and the Chicano Community" published in the second edition of Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary Society by Allyn and Bacon in 2003.

Jim Overholt, Education, had Big Math Activities for Young Children translated into Chinese complex and Chinese simplified by Delmar Learning.

Michele Shover, professor emeritus, Political Science, had "John Bidwell's Role in the 1863 Indian Removal from Chico, Part 2, and Through 1866" published in the Dogtown Territorial Quarterly.

Awards and Activities

Kathi Fountain, Library Reference, was appointed to the editorial board of College and Research Libraries.

Miriam Monges, Social Work, conceived, developed, and facilitated "Sojourn: Staff Development Training" for the ROOTS Adoption Agency in Negril, Jamaica, in August.

William M. Murphy, Geosciences, gave an invited talk on "Geochemistry and Safety Regulation of High-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal in the United States of America" at the Chinese Institute of Geology in Beijing in August. He was also selected to serve on a panel of the International Atomic Energy Agency charged with writing a book on background radioactivity in the environment.

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