INSIDE Chico State
0 Febraury 13, 2003
Volume 33 Number 10
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico






Librarian at Large

Briefly Noted







Steve Lewis, History, had “¿Patria (chica) o muerte? Tres episodios de lucha por la ‘soberanía’ chiapaneca, 1914–1940” published in Chiapas: sociedad, economía, interculturalidad y política by the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México in 2001.

Frank Li, English, co-authored “The End of Nomadism: Oroqen History, Migration, and Current Distribution,” published in Trends in Tungusic and Siberian Linguistics, Vol. 2, by Harrassowitz in 2002.

Grants and Contracts

Deanna Berg, Community Action Volunteers in Education, and Dennis Rothermel, Academic Affairs, received $8,000 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to pilot a project to enhance service-learning courses addressing literacy issues, and disseminate models for campus-based literacy programs that use service learning.

David L. Brown, Geosciences, received $107,134 from Butte County to assess the water quality in the Cherokee Creek watershed.

Patricia Delwiche, Agriculture, received $40,000 from the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management to provide routine maintenance to the 25 acres of riparian habitat previously planted at Jelly’s Ferry; to provide educational and outreach opportunities for CSU, Chico students as well as local, state, and national agencies; and to demonstrate restoration methods and highlight the benefits of riparian forests to ranchers and landowners.

Jim Fletcher, Recreation and Parks Management, received $20,571 from ENTRIX, Inc., for the Big Creek hydro project that will assist with angling and general recreation surveys.

Jon Hooper, Recreation and Parks Management, received $780 from the California Department of Fish and Game to conduct a one-day workshop about “Verbal Victories” for their staff.

Beverly Marcum, Sam Beattie, Biological Sciences, and Linda Montes, Professional Studies in Education, received $29,091 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to develop and implement a one-semester liberal studies biology course each semester as a special section of the biology for nonmajors course.

Jennifer Rotnem
, Natural Sciences, received $2,016 from Garcia and Associates for a bioassessment of the Pit River watershed.

Mark Stemen
, Geography and Planning, received $16,560 from Aspire Homes to plant and provide long-term maintenance of four blue elderberry trees.

Paul Villegas, Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program, received $58,000 from Yuba Community College for a program of field trips and other events to encourage junior high school students in the Colusa County and Chico areas to plan for and attend college.

Lori Weber, Political Science, received $17,404 from Carnegie Mellon University to create and test a high-telepresence virtual agora for broad political participation. 

Awards and Activities

Weikun Cheng, History, presented “Nationalism, Feminism, and Organization of Women: An Analysis of Female Societies in Early 20th-Century Beijing” at the eighth international conference of the Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the United States, in San Jose in October, and presented “Women in Urban Public Space” on a panel titled “Chinese Historiography in the Post-Mao Era: A Retrospective and Prospective” at the 17th annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Chicago, Illinois, in January.

Mark Keegan, Education, presented “Let Children Change the World?” at the Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu, Hawaii, in January.

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