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December 9, 2004 Volume 35/Number 4




Wendy Diamond, Meriam Library, co-authored Marketing Information: A Strategic Guide for Business and Finance Libraries, published by Haworth Information Press, 2004.

Tag Engstrom, Biological Sciences, co-authored “Multiple Data Sets, High Homoplasy, and the Phylogeny of Softshell Turtles (Testudines:Trionychidae),” published in Systematic Biology, Vol. 53, No. 5.

Christine Hsu, Finance and Marketing, published “Earnings Surprises and Portfolio Performance: Empirical Evidence from the U.S. Sector Markets,” in the 2004 issue of Business Quest, which can be viewed at http://www.westga.edu/~bquest/ 2004/surprises.htm.

Pam Johansen, Social Work, will have “Using Reflective Online Journals to Create Constructivist, Student-centered Learning Environments in Undergraduate Social Work Education” published in the fall 2005 issue of The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, Vol. 11, No. 1.

James Matray, History, published “Progress and Paralysis: The Korean Truce Talks” in The Korean War at Fifty: International Perspectives, Virginia Military Institute (2004). Matray also published a review of Their War in Korea: American, Asian, and European Combatants and Civilians, 1945–53, by Allan R. Millett, in Journal of Cold War Studies, fall 2004.

James Morgan, James Owens, and Glenn Gomes, Management, published “The California Spin on Harassment by Supervisors: Avoidable Consequences and the Focus on Damages,” in Labor Law Journal, Vol. 55, No. 3.

Michael Perelman, Economics, will have Dead End: The Trap of Individualism in a Corporate Society published by Pluto (forthcoming). Perelman’s Steal This Idea: Intellectual Property Rights and the Corporate Confiscation of Creativity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) recently became available in paperback.

Kui-Hee Song, Social Work, co-authored “Korean American Families Suffering From Child Abuse in Chicago: Concerns on Emotional Well-Being of Older Family Members (II),” published in Journal of Welfare for the Aged, Vol. 10 (2004).

Charles C. Turner, Political Science, authored “The Motivating Text: Assigning Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem,” to be published in PS: Political Science & Politics, Vol. 38, No. 1, Jan. 2005.

Awards and Activities

Mike Boote, Dane Frazier, and Dana Reedy attended the Systems and Computer Technology Education Technology Association (SETA) West Conference in Seattle Nov. 7–9. SETA is the users group of Banner users. CSU, Chico uses the advancement module of Banner, an enterprise database system. Boote served as conference chair and presented “VSE [Voluntary Support of Education] Reporting.” Frazier was audio/visual technician/chair and presented “Deceasing Constituents: PL/SQL and External Tables.” Reedy was advancement track chair. She organized presenters and moderators, and presented “Development/Alumni Issues,” “Recording Donations of Services,” and “Advancement Tips ’n’ Tricks.”

Michelle Cepello, Laurel Hill-Ward, and Hsuying Ward, Professional Studies in Education , and Cindy Ratekin, Child Development, presented “Strategies to Assist New Special Education Teachers,” “Current Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Special Education,” and “Instruction and Assessment of Bilingual Special Education Students” at a special education conference sponsored by the Northeastern California Partnership for Special Education and the Council for Exceptional Children, at CSU, Chico on Oct. 23.

Simon M. Goberstein, Mathematics and Statistics, gave an invited talk on PA-isomorphisms of regular semigroups at the Special Session on Semigroup Theory at the 999th Meeting of the American Mathematical Society held at Vanderbilt University in October. The talk summarized results obtained by Goberstein while he was on sabbatical leave and held the position of visiting professor in the Department of Mathematics at Stanford University from January through July.

Amy Lance and Kalea Bishop, Academic Advising, presented “Destined for Success in One Semester: Come and Learn How to Create a Spring Semester Training Class” at the National Orientation Directors Association Conference in Chicago in October.

Jeff Layne, Continuing Education, was co-chair of the National University Telecommunications Networks 2005 Annual Conference, held in San Francisco in June.

James Matray, History, was an outside reviewer for the five-year review of Humboldt State University’s history department in November.

Michael Perelman, Economics, presented “Fouling the Nest: How Right-Wing Extremism and Business Incompetence Destroy American Prosperity” at Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, on Oct. 14.

Charlene Sundermann, Geological and Environmental Sciences, presented “Geology in the National Parks: Research, Mapping, and Resource Management” at the 116th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, in Denver in November.



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