A Publication for the faculty, staff, administrators and friends of California State University, Chico
October 7, 2004 Volume 35/Number 2




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 2004.

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 (2004).

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 district.

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 Council.

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 Chico.



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