Cris Guenter, Education, published "Portfolio and Assessment Techniques," a thirty-page booklet for McGraw-Hill/Glencoe's Middle School Art Textbook series.
David Welton, Communication Design, published two chapters, "Great Shots: The Art of Compostion" and "Looking Good: Makeup and Clothing Tips for Video," in The Videomaker Handbook by Focal Press.
James R. Burleigh, Agriculture, presented "Pattern of Pesticide Use among Chili Growers in the Dry Zone of North East Sri Lanka" at the Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society in Rochester, New York, last August. The study was conducted during the two and one-half years he worked with subsistence farmers in the Polonnaruwa district of North East Sri Lanka.
Laird Easton, History, presented "The Birth of the Red Count: Harry Graf Kessler on War and Peace, 1916-1921" at the German Studies Association's annual conference held in Washington, D.C., last September.
Paul Friedlander, director of the Music Department's new Music Industry program, presented "What about the Boy: Has Popular Music Studies Forgotten the Student?" at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music/Society for Ethnomusicology America joint conference, October 24, in Pittsburgh. The plenary session featured other authors of recent texts and resource volumes and addressed questions of historiography and pedagogy in popular music studies.
Giovanna Jackson, visual resources curator, Art, presented "The Use of Interns and Volunteers in Visual Resources Collection" at the VRA Northern California chapter meeting held in San Francisco at the Palace of Legion of Honor.
Walt Schafer, Sociology and Social Work, presented "Building Healthy Communities for Kids" and a workshop, "The Resilient Child," at a regional YMCA conference in Walla Walla, Washington.
Neil H. Schwartz, Psychology, was recently invited to serve on the editorial board of the scholarly journal Contemporary Educational Psychology, beginning with the winter 1998 edition. He was recently in Washington, D.C., serving on NASA's National Research Advisory Board, composed of fourteen scholars, researchers, teachers, and media experts from around the country, who are developing a research agenda for the Classroom of the Future over the next three years.