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Feb. 10, 2005 Volume 35 / Number 5



Peter Cruise, Health and Community Services, co-authored “The Effect of Race and Gender on Invasive Treatment for Cardiovascular Disease,” published in Journal of Cultural Diversity, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2004. Cruise also co-authored “States: Heal Thy Physicians: An Assessment of the Louisiana Natural Death Act,” published in Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2004. Cruise published “Positively No Proverbs Need Apply: Revisiting the Legacy of Herbert A. Simon” in International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2004.

Eric Dietz, Physics, published “Force on a Dielectric Slab: Fringing Field Approach” in American Journal of Physics, December 2004.

Michael Gillis, History, published Soper-Wheeler Company: A Century of Growing Trees (Documentary Media, 2004), a corporate/environmental history of California’s oldest privately owned timber company.

Steve Lewis, History, published an article that translates as “The Posh War, 1951-1954: A Decisive Clash between the National Indigenous Institute (INI), the State Alcohol Monopoly, and the State Government in Chiapas” in Mesoamérica, 46, enero-diciembre de 2004.

Michael Magliari, History, published a review of Ishi in Three Centuries, by Karl and Clifton Kroeber (University of Nebraska Press: Lincoln, 2003), in the November 2004 issue of Pacific Historical Review.

Devon Metzger, Education, published “Rethinking Classroom Management: Teaching and Learning with Students,” in Social Studies and the Young Learner, November/December 2004.

Donald Miller, Biological Sciences, published “The ecology of inquilinism in communally parasitic Tamalia aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae)” in Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Vol. 97, No. 6.

Ela Thurgood, English, published “Phonation Types in Javanese” in Oceanic Linguistics, Vol. 43, 2004.


Esther Larocco and Charles Zartman, Professional Studies in Education, received $242,437 from the U.S. Department of Education to continue Teaching Links: Access to Education Leading to Credentialing Bilingual Teachers–ESL.

Bev Marcum and Michelle Sanchez, Biological Sciences, received $320,777 from the Thermalito Union School District to offer a program to improve mathematics and science teaching throughout the North State, raising academic performance of students in grades 4–8.

Jan O’Donnell, Social Work, received $306,084 from UC Berkeley for the Title IV-E Masters of Social Work Child Welfare Project. Twenty-six students will be enrolled in the masters of social work program in child public welfare.

Diana Parks, Graduate, International, and Sponsored Programs, received $32,500 from the American Councils for International Education to promote women’s educational development in Afghanistan.

Clare Roby, Continuing Education, received $3,000 from Pacific Gas & Electric in partnership support for the Northern California Local Government Leadership Institute.

Jean Schuldberg, Social Work, received $3,000 from Boston University’s GeroRich Program to train social work students specializing in gerontology.

Greg White, Archaeological Research Program, received $23,500 from the Bureau of Land Management, Redding Field Office to conduct field studies and an analysis of cave site deposits in the Paynes Creek Natural Area, near Red Bluff.

Cindy Wolff, Nutrition and Food Sciences, has been awarded a $5 million grant from the California Department of Health Services to expand the Sierra Cascade Nutrition and Activity Consortium in the North State over the next three years.

David Wood, Biological Sciences, and Jennifer Rotnem, Natural Sciences, received $20,475 from California State University Agricultural Research Initiative, and $29,469 from The Nature Conservancy for their project “Small Mammals.”

Awards and Activities

Peter Cruise, Health and Community Services, presented “Rational Planning, Shared Governance and Cooperation in an Era of Fiscal Cutbacks: Are All These Possible?” at the Southeast Conference on Public Administration in Charlotte, North Carolina, in October 2004.

Cindy Daley and Wes Patton, Agriculture, spoke at the 2004 Missouri Livestock Symposium in Kirksville, Missouri, in December 2004. Daley presented “Momentum of the Grass-fed Beef Market” and “Dietary Trends and Facts.” Patton presented “Changes in Sheep Production Practices Over the Last 40 Years” and “Livestock Production: A Business or a Way of Life?”

Bruce Grelle, Religious Studies, chaired a panel on “Rethinking Religious Education and Plurality in Europe and the U.S.” at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio in November 2004.

As one of 10 national participants, Cris Guenter, Education, will join a collaborative project undertaken by the Carnegie Foundation and MERLOT. This effort will test a set of tools designed to provide public information about using electronic portfolios.

Dave Kagan, Physics, presented “Humidity and the COR of Baseballs” at the American Association of Physics Teachers meeting at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in November 2004. Xueli Zou, Physics, and students Stephen Cheng and Eva Kozachencko presented “Physics Experiments Using a Battery-Operated Car” at the same meeting.

Donald Miller, Biological Sciences, presented “Ecology of inquilinism in communally parasitic Tamalia aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae)” at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Salt Lake City in November 2004. He also moderated a panel on apiculture and social insects.

Kristina Schierenbeck, Biological Sciences, presented “Evolutionary Consequences of Plant Invasion” at the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, in Portland, Oregon, in August 2004.



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