INSIDE Chico State
0 September 4, 2003
Volume 34 Number 1
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico





In the News


From the President's Desk

Briefly Noted






Joanne Allred, English, had Particulate published by Bear Star Press in 2003.

Weikun Cheng, History, had "Organized Women in the National Politics: An Analysis of Female Societies in Early 20th-Century Beijing" published in the American Review of China Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2003.

Samuel Edelman,Communication Arts and Sciences, edited Within a Widening Gyre: Going Beyond Greco-Roman for a Coherent Model of Rhetoric, published by Hampton Press in 2003.

Duane Knudson, Physical Education and Exercise Science, co-authored "Kinetics of the Upper Extremity in the Open and Square Stance Tennis Forehand" and "Effect of Ball Size on Player Reaction and Racket Acceleration During the Tennis Volley," published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Vol. 6, 2003.

Matthew Looper, Anthropology, co-authored The New Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs, Vol. 1, published by University of Oklahoma Press in 2003.

Vernon Oswald, deceased, Biological Sciences, had Selected Plants of Northern California and Adjacent Nevada published in 2002 and released on CD in 2003 by the CSU, Chico Herbarium.

Sarah Pike, Religious Studies, had Neopagan and New Age Religions in America published by Columbia University Press in 2003.

William Rich, Education, had "Historical High-Stakes Policies Relating to Unintended Consequences of High-Stakes Testing" published in the spring 2003 edition of Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice.

Graham Thurgood, English, had "Vietnamese and Tonogenesis: Revising the Model and the Analysis" published in Diachronica, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2002.

Grants and Contracts

Renee Renner, Computer Science, received a $7,900 grant from the National Research Council's Collaboration in Basic Science and Engineering program, supported by the National Science Foundation, to continue collaborative efforts with the Institute of Computer Science, National Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Awards and Activities

Claire Farrer, Anthropology, received a Joseph T. Gordon Prize in Southwest Studies at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in May. The prize is awarded for a consistent body of scholarly work focusing on the Southwest and includes a $1,000 cash award.

Neil Schwartz and graduate student Michael Stroud, Psychology, presented "The Chemistry of Metaphors: Teaching Chemistry Through the Use of Metaphorical Graphics" at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago, Illinois, in April. Schwartz was also elected to a five-year term as chair of the board of directors of the National Consortium for Instruction and Cognition.

Kathryn Silliman, Biological Sciences, presented "The Glycemic Index and Heart Disease" at the annual meeting of the California Dietetic Association in Anaheim in April.

Ela Thurgood, English, presented "Affricate Gemination in the English of Polish Speakers: A Study in Second Language Variability" at the 145th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Nashville, Tennessee, in May.

Graham Thurgood and Frank Li, English, presented "Contact and Attrition in Sun Hongkai's Anong: Complementary Sources of Change" at the 13th meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society held at the University of California, Los Angeles in May.

Cindy Wolff, Biological Sciences, presented "Clinical and Community Collaboration to Combat Pediatric Overweight" at the annual meeting of the California Dietetic Association in Anaheim in April.


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