Paul Feldhaus, Art, professor emeritus, received the A & B Smith Award for his watercolor Seventy-one in the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society's 52nd Aqueous Open National Exhibition held at the LaFond Galleries through Septmber 5. Feldhaus also had his lino cut Self Portrait of Artist with Wart Hog, exhibited through July in the California Society of Printmakers exhibition Tradition and Transition in the 90s, at the South of Market Cultural Center Gallery (SOMAR), San Francisco. Currently, Up the Yangtze, a print from his watercolor series, is on display at the 1078 Gallery, Chico.
Sociology and Social Work faculty and students participated in the April 1998 Pacific Sociological Association meetings held in San Francisco: Jerry Maneker, was organizer of the Sociology of Education session, where he also presented his paper "Morality and Education;" Miriam Monges presented "Race and Ethnic Relations in Cyberspace" at the same session; Laurie Wermuth presented "The Stratification of Health Outcomes" at the session on Sociology of Public Health and was a discussant at the Sociology of Higher Education: Structure and Theory session; Kathy Kaiser was a panelist for the discussion of "Issues of Curriculum: Innovations in the Teaching of Race, Gender, and Class."
Charlie Urbanowicz, Mike Findlay, Keith Johnson, and Valene Smith, Anthropology, attended the 14th International Congress of Anthropological and Technological Sciences, July 26-August 1, 1998, at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. Smith, now retired, was chair of the commission that organized several symposia. She also presented a paper, "Tourism and Social Stratificaiton." Other papers presented were Johnson's "Searching for the 5-State Museum: The Tourists Dilemma;" Findlay's "Variable and Universal Spatial Metaphors: Iconic-Directional Symbols, Communication, and International Tourism;" and Urbanowicz's "Gambling (Gaming) in the United States of America." All four faculty members also chaired individual sessions and led discussions.
Matthew White, Asian Studies, was the first student recipient of a newly endowed scholarship to Sichuan Union University in Chengdu, China.