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0 September 25, 2003
Volume 34 Number 2
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico







Briefly Noted






Peter Cruise, Health and Community Services, co-edited "The Continuing Influence of Philosophical Thought on 21st-Century Organizations - Part II," which was published in the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2003. He also edited "Collected Papers from the Second Annual GVER Symposium in Istanbul, Turkey," which was published in the Global Virtue Ethics Review, Vol. 4, Nos. 3 and 4, 2003.

Laird Easton's, History, The Red Count: The Life and Times of Harry Kessler is being translated into German for a major commercial German publisher.

Anita Fernandez, Education, published a review of Jane Yolen's Encounter in the May 2003 issue of Sunburst, the newsletter of the California Council for the Social Studies.

Susan Green, History, had "We Hear It Is Raining in Willmar: Mexican and Somali Migrants to West Central Minnesota" published in Amerikastudien: American Studies, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2003.

Michael Magliari, History, had "The Dalton Gang" and "The Labor Exchange Movement" published in the Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age by M. E. Sharpe in 2003, and had "John Bidwell and California: First Emigrants on the California Trail" published in the spring 2003 issue of California Territorial Quarterly.

Grants and Contracts

The Center for Economic Development received $1 million from the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide administrative services as a Lead Small Business Development Center that will link resources of the federal, state, and local governments with resources of the educational community and private sector within 21 counties in Northern California.

Benjoe Juliano, Renee Renner, Computer Science, and Ramesh Varahamurti, Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, received $346,188 from the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation Program to acquire robotics equipment for an Intelligent Systems Laboratory.

Awards and Activities

Peter Cruise, Health and Community Services, presented "Values and Ethics in a Time of Change: Expanding Our Boundaries" at the 16th annual Public Administration Theory Network in Anchorage, Alaska, in June.

Paul Eggers, English, won the 2003 Paterson Fiction Prize, a $1,000 prize awarded annually by The Poetry Center in Paterson, New Jersey, for his short story collection How the Water Feels.

Antoinette Martinez, Anthropology, received a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2003 - 2004. Her research at the University of California, Berkeley into the role of Native American women in maintaining cultural and ethnic identity will support work on her book Keepers of Tradition: Two Thousand Years of Cultural Continuity.

Neil Schwartz, Psychology, co-authored and presented three papers at the biannual meeting of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction in Padova, Italy, in August: "An Analysis of Configurational Knowledge: Adults' Judgments of Interlocational Distance Vis--Vis Angularity" with graduate student Noah Rippner; "Graphic Organization, Spatial Cognition, and Navigational Orientation in Web-Based Learning: An Integrated Theory"; and "Metagraph: The Value of Metaphorical Graphics in Delayed Retention" with Cindy Phelps, Chemistry, and psychology graduate student Michael Stroud.

Judith Rodby, English, has been named project coordinator for the National Writing Project Reading Initiative, funded by the Carnegie Foundation and sponsored by the National Writing Project. The three-year program will train teachers to improve reading skills of students in grades 4 - 12, focusing on informational texts.


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