INSIDE Chico State
0 January 31, 2003
Volume 33 Number 9
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Nandi Crosby, Sociology, had “Re/Constructing Black Masculinity in Prison” published in the Journal of Men’s Studies, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2002.

Liahna Gordon, Sociology, co-authored “The Social Constructionist’s ‘Essential’ Guide to Sex” in Sexual Lives: A Reader on the Theories and Realities of Human Sexualities, published by McGraw-Hill in 2002.

Winston Hill, professor emeritus, Management, and his wife, Elizabeth “Bettie” Hill, M.A., English, ’83, had An Emmel Chronicle, a history of Mrs. Hill’s family, published by Stansbury Publishing in 2002.

Michael Magliari, History, had a review of Greg Hall’s Harvest Wobblies: The Industrial Workers of the World and Agricultural Laborers in the American West, 1905–1930 published in the fall 2002 issue of Agricultural History.

James Matray, History, had “The United States and East Asia in the Postwar Era” published in A Companion to Post-1945 America by Blackwell in 2002. He also had a movie review of Black Hawk Down in the Dec. 2002 issue of the Journal of American History.

Graham Thurgood, English, had “Crawford’s 1822 ‘Malay of Champa’” published in Perspectives in Linguistics: Papers in Honor of P. J. Mistry by the Indian Institute of Language Studies in 2003.

Tony Waters, Sociology, had “California’s History/Social Science Standards: Of Relevance, and Bull” published in the Social Studies Review, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2002.

Laurie Wermuth, Sociology, had Global Inequality and Human Needs: Health and Illness in an Increasingly Unequal World published by Allyn & Bacon in 2002.

Aiping Zhang, English, had “Finding the Locus of the Field: Asian American Literary Criticism, 1990–2001” published in Asia and the West: A Difficult Intercontinental Relationship by Sun Moon Lake Press in 2002.

Grants and Contracts

Victoria Bernhardt, Professional Studies in Education, received $44,750 from the San Jose Unified School District to provide input regarding key communication issues between home and school.

The Career Planning and Placement Office received a nonrestricted $5,000 grant from Mervyn’s.

Andy Dick, Kathleen Kaiser, and Tony Waters, Sociology, received grants of $22,500 each from the Placer and Riverside Counties Office of Education for an evaluation of the “Young Men as Fathers” curriculum.

Reed Gibby, Civil Engineering, received $5,943 from Tehama County to conduct an analysis of McCoy Road alternatives in the county.

Robert Jackson, Graduate, International, and Sponsored Programs, received $32,000 from the National Science Foundation to provide a stipend and cost of education allowance for one graduate research fellow at CSU, Chico.

Jennifer Rotnem, Natural Sciences, received $9,072 from the U.S. Geological Survey to identify macroinvertebrates in 24 bioassessment samples from Clear Creek in the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.

Paul Villegas, Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program, received $2,856 from the Wells Fargo Foundation to assist with teacher training and class implementation for mathematics and science advisers.

Awards and Activities

Bill Evans, Instructional Media Center, presented “Live and On-Demand Distance Learning with HorizonLive and WebCT” at the 14th annual conference of the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications in Denver, Colorado, in November. He also presented “Faculty Development Issues in the ‘Post-Early Adopter Era,’” a collaboration with Laura Sederberg, Technology and Learning Program.

Christine Goulding, Foreign Languages and Literatures, presented “‘Teaching’ Culture in the First-Year Language Classroom: A Constructivist Approach” at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in November.

Michael Magliari, History, was appointed to the City of Chico’s Historic City Hall Preservation Planning Committee. The committee was established by the City Council to develop a long-term use plan for the old City Hall, which was built in 1911 and served as the City Hall until 1994. It has remained vacant and unused ever since.

Michael Reinschmidt, Anthropology and Sociology, was awarded a Sasakawa Fellowship by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The fellowship supports participation in the National Faculty Development Institute on “Incorporating Japanese Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum,” to be held at San Diego State University in June. The cash award covers institute tuition and all other expenses.

Aiping Zhang, English, presented “The Invasion of Discourses: The Negotiation of Body and Soul, Self, and God in East-West Literary Encounters” and led a discussion on Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain, the 1997 National Book Award winner, and Gao Xingjian’s Soul Mountain, the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature winner, at the international conference “Asia and the West,” sponsored by the Facoltà di Lettere at University of Rome, Rome, Italy, in December.

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