Jonathan Day and Richard Demaree,
Biological Sciences, and student Teresa Munoz, published “Microwave-assisted
immunostaining: a new approach yields fast and consistent results”
in Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Vol. 137, 2004.
Melissa Groves, Child Development, co-authored
“Parenting practices that limit transitional object use: An
illustration,” published in Early Child Development and
Care, Volume 174, 2004.
Devon Metzger, Education, will have “Making
the Academic Useful: Converting Democratic Theory into Democratic
Practice,” published in Social Studies Review, Fall/Winter
Neil Schwartz, Psychology, co-authored “Understanding
Cognitive Transactions in Teaching and Learning within Virtual Communities,”
published in Current Perspectives on Applied Information Technologies:
Online Professional Development for Teachers by Information
Age Publishing in 2004. Schwartz also co-authored “The influence
of metacognitive skills on learners’ memory of information
in a hypermedia environment,” published in Journal of
Education Computing Research, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2004.
Nitish Singh, Finance and Marketing, is the lead
co-author of “Adaptation of Cultural Content: Evidence from
B2C e-commerce firms,” to be published in European Journal
of Marketing in 2005. Singh will be the co-editor of an upcoming
special issue on international e-marketing for the International
Deanna Berg, CAVE, and Terri Davis, Professional
Studies in Education, received $17,000 from the CSU Chancellor’s
Office to assess academic culture and its civic mission.
Kris Blee, Gordon Wolfe, and Jeff Bell,
Biological Sciences, received a $13,000 grant from the California
State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology
for their project “Introducing Biotechnology to Introductory
Biology Students with Two Investigative Labs.”
David L. Brown, Geological and Environmental Sciences,
received $97,774 from Glenn County to continue surface water stewardship
in Glenn County.
Lori Holcombe, Mathematics and Statistics, and
the Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) received
$43,750 from CSU, Chico to support activities to encourage minority
students to excel in mathematics. AMP is a systemwide National Science
Foundation-funded project. Since 1994, CSU, Chico has awarded $435,940
to students, in addition to almost $500,000 from NSF.
Beverly Marcum, Biological Sciences, received a
$190,338 grant from the University of California, Los Angeles Science
Project for “California Science Project: No Child Left Behind.”
Katie Milo, Journalism, received $400,000 from
the California Department of Social Services for a four-year program
to create and produce a variety of outreach products for the CalWorks
Family Planning Information Project that provide information about
the availability of free and low-cost family planning services.
James Pushnik, Biological Sciences, and Marc
Horney and Mark Leigh, Agriculture, received
a $108,845 California State University Agricultural Research Initiative
grant for the project “Cantara Herbaceous Restoration.”
Jennifer Rotnem and Paul Ward,
Natural Sciences, received $109,662 from U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service to investigate the life history of salmon and steelhead
in Butte Creek and Big Chico Creek. Rotnem also received $33,018
from the Tahoe Keys Homeowners Association to assess the Tahoe Keys
for metals, pollutants, and macroinvertebrates.
Greg White and Lisa Westwood,
Archaeological Research Program, received $115,279 from the California
Department of Water Resources to perform archaeological evaluations,
historical research, and Native American consultation for the proposed
Sites Reservoir in western Colusa County. White
and Philip Schmidt, Archaeological Research Program,
received $7,500 from the Department of Parks and Recreation, Northern
Buttes District, to complete a new Ishi Mural at the Lake Oroville
Gordon Wolfe, Biological Sciences, received a $36,922
grant from the National Science Foundation for his project “Collaborative
Research Investigation of the Physiological Function of Alkenones
in Emiliana huxleyi.”
Cindy Wolff, Nutrition and Food Sciences, received
a $6,000 grant from the Chico Rotary Club for the project “Step
Fit Chico.” Wolff and OPT for Fit Kids received a three-year
$275,000 expansion grant from the Butte County Children and Families
Commission. OPT for Fit Kids provides clinical nutrition, nutrition
education, and physical activity promotion services to Butte County
children ages 0 to 5 and their families.
Awards and Activities
Jim Dwyer, Meriam Library, presented “ ‘Don’t
touch your pecker now’: Earthy Profundity in the Work of Jim
Harrison and Rick Bass” at the Western Literature Association
conference in Big Sky, Montana, in October.
Michael Magliari, History, presented “George
M. Hanson and the Federal Suppression of Indian Slavery in Northern
California, 1861–1863” at the annual conference of the
California Council for the Promotion of History in Eureka, California,
Kate McCarthy, Religious Studies, presented “Finding
God at the Airport Mall: New Intersections of Religions and Popular
Culture” at St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin, in September.
Donald Miller, Biological Sciences, presented “The
ecology of inquilinism in communally parasitic Tamalia
gall aphids” at the XXII International Congress of Entomology,
in Brisbane, Australia, in August.
Nitish Singh, Finance and Marketing, will chair
the student competition for the International Academy of E-Business
conference held in spring 2005.