Eric Ayars and Louis Buchholtz,
Physics, co-authored "Analysis of the Vacuum Cannon,"
published in American Journal of Physics, Vol. 72, No.
7, July 2004.
Sam Edelman, Communication Studies, had "Ancient
Traditions, Modern Needs: An Introduction to Jewish Rhetoric"
published in The Journal of Communication and Religion,
Vol. 26, No. 2, Sept. 2003, Special Issue.
David Kagan, Physics, and David Atkinson, credential
candidate, co-authored "The Coefficient of Restitution of Baseballs
as a Function of Relative Humidity," published in The Physics
Teacher, Vol. 42, No. 6, Sept. 2004.
Duane Knudson, Kinesiology, co-authored "Biomechanics
of Tennis Strokes," published in Biomedical Engineering
Principles in Sports by Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
He also published "Stretching Has No Effect on Tennis Serve
Performance" in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,
Vol. 18, 2004.
Michael Magliari, History, had "Free Soil,
Unfree Labor: Cave Johnson Couts and the Binding of Indian Workers
in California, 1850–1867" published in Pacific Historical
Review, Aug. 2004. Magliari also published a review of Jackpot
Trail: Indian Gaming in Southern California, by David Valley
with Diana Lindsay, in California History Action, Spring
James Matray, History, had Korea Divided: The
Thirty-Eighth Parallel and the Demilitarized Zone published
by Chelsea House Publishers (2005).
Bill Rich, Education, published "Walking the
Tightrope: Improving Test Scores, Student Learning and Teacher Commitment
Through Effective and Improving Schools Practices" in Journal
for Effective Schools, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2004.
Stacy Schaefer, Anthropology, published "The
Wixarika (Huichol) Altar: Place of the Souls, Stairway of the Sun"
in Mesas and Cosmologies in Mesoamerica, San Diego Museum
Papers 42; and "In Search of the Divine: Wixarika (Huichol)
Peyote Traditions in Mexico" in Drug Use and Cultural Contexts
'Beyond the West,' by Free Association Books, U.K. (2004).
Michele Shover, Political Science, had "James
Eddy Ends His Journey" published in the spring 2004 issue of
California Territorial Quarterly.
Kui-Hee Song, Social Work, had Beyond Multiculturalism
in Social Work Practice published by University Press of America
Masami Toku, Art Education, co-authored "Boy's
Love, Yaoi, and Art Education: Issues of Power and Pedagogy,"
published in Semiotics and Visual Culture: Sights, Signs, and
Significance by National Art Education Association Press (2004).
Xueli Zou, Physics, had "Making 'Internal
Thermal Energy' Visible" published in The Physics Teacher,
Vol. 42, No. 6, Sept. 2004.
Kristin Cooper-Carter, College of Engineering,
Computer Science, and Technology, received $29,000 from the California
Department of Parks and Recreation for non-native plant control
efforts in Placer County. She also received $5,000 from the U.S.
Department of Fish and Wildlife for technical writing services.
David Ferguson, Upward Bound, received $279,496
from the U.S. Department of Education, to support the Upward Bound
Academic and Summer English as a Second Language Residential Program
for 8th–12th graders in the region.
Hilda Hernandez, Education, received $26,888 from Chico
Unified School District to continue providing adult English as a
second language (ESL) services for parents of ESL learners in the
Masami Toku, Art Education, received a grant of
3,600,000 yen (approximately $33,000 U.S.) for the collaborative
four-year research project "Cross-cultural Analysis of Learning
Abilities in Art Education in Japan and the U.S.: Relationship Between
Art and Children's Comprehensive Skills" from the Ministry
of Education and Science in Japan.
Awards and Activities
Michael Gillis, History, presented "A History
of Rural California" to the annual conference of the Regional
Council of Rural Counties in Squaw Valley, California, in September.
He also presented a paper, "From the North Coast to New Zealand:
The Redwood Connection," at the annual conference of the California
Council for the Promotion of History in Eureka, California, in September.
Duane Knudson, Kinesiology, presented "Biomechanical
Studies on the Mechanism of Tennis Elbow" at the 5th International
Conference on Engineering in Sport held at UC Davis. The paper was
published in The Engineering of Sport 5: Volume 1 by Sheffield:
International Sports Engineering Association in 2004.
James Matray, History, was appointed to the editorial
board of Diplomatic History, the journal of the Society
for Historians of American Foreign Relations, for a three-year term
beginning in 2005. He also was elected as one of three people serving
on the Steering Committee of the California State University History
Jean Schuldberg and Lorie Cavanaugh,
Social Work, will present "Students' Perception of the Social
Work Educational Experience: Acculturation or Deracination?"
at the annual Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors meeting
in Detroit in November.
Kui-Hee Song, Social Work, coordinated and facilitated
the 2004 Winter International Gerontological Social Work Program
in January. A group from South Korea visited long-term care facilities
and retirement communities in several North State cities, including