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
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,
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.