INSIDE Chico State
0 November 11, 1999
Volume 30 Number 8
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico




In The News










A. Charles Crabb, College of Agriculture, received $1,500 from the Walnut Marketing Board for a walnut rootstock trials project as part of a larger walnut orchard management program.

Richard Davis, Shekhar Misra, and Stuart VanAuken, Finance and Marketing, had their article titled "Relating Pedagogical Preference of Marketing Seniors and Alumni to Attitude Toward the Major" accepted for publication in the Journal of Marketing Education.

Carol Huston and Bessie Marquis, professor emeritus, School of Nursing, had the third edition of their textbook Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing published by Lippincott-Raven in September.

Nasim Jawed, History, had Islam's Political Culture: Religion and Politics in Predivided Pakistan published by the University of Texas Press in October 1999. This study of one of the first new Muslim nations to commit itself to an Islamic political order outlines the ideological backdrop of contemporary Islamic reassertion.

Larry Wenzel, professor emeritus, Sociology, has had his novel Turnip Patch Infield and a Navaho published by Heidelberg Graphics, Chico, October 1999.

Grants and Contracts

Michael Abruzzo, Biological Sciences, received $11,344 from Spectra-Physics to employ two biology students as cleaning process interns for thirty-one weeks at Spectra-Physics.

Patricia Delwiche, College of Agriculture, received $49,500 from the U.S. Department of Defense for a three-year project to restore a parcel on Beale Air Force Base to its native habitat of valley oak woodland and savanna.

Vicki Farrell, Janet Levy Center, received $7,000 from the California Endowment Through Telmed Cal Health for Link 2 Care. The Mountain Caregiver Resource Center will provide technical support to participants of Link 2 Care, an Internet-based information and support system for family caregivers.

Jim Fletcher, Survey Research Center, received $11,603 from the Anderson Partnership for Healthy Children, part of the Child Abuse Prevention Council, to collaborate in the development of a set of specific objectives and a questionnaire for an Anderson economic survey.

Bob Jackson and Diana Parks, School of Graduate, International, and Sponsored Programs, received $22,250 from the American Councils for International Education for the Russian and Ukrainian Secondary School Educators Training Program.

Charles Nelson, Geographical Information Center, received $4,000 from the University of California Office of the President for GIS map coverage showing the University of California's impact in California's 172nd State Assembly, State Senate, and U.S. Congressional districts.

Emilyn Sheffield, Recreation and Parks Management, received $14,000 from the Bureau of Land Management for the Needles Field Office Interpretive Program. The program will develop and design visual identity panels and accompanying brochures for the West Wall, Eagle Pass, Turtle Mountains, and Kingston Wash areas.

Greg White, Anthropology, received $49,994 from the National Park Service for an archaeological study leading to the production of a final overview, base map, and research design for the Lava Beds National Monument.

Awards and Activities

Eddie Bankston, University Housing and Food Services, was inducted into the Foundation of Excellence program of the Association of College and University Housing-International Research and Educational Foundation.

Samuel Edelman, Communication Arts and Sciences, and Carol Edelman, Sociology and Social Work, presented a paper titled "And Something Happened: Fighting American Indifference to the Holocaust, Ben Hecht, and the Rhetoric of Redemption" at the joint conference of the Midwestern Jewish Studies Association and the Western Jewish Studies Association in Colorado Springs. Samuel Edelman was also elected to the Executive Board of the Western Jewish Studies Association.

James McManus, Art and Art History, presented a paper titled "Mimicking Mechanical Reproduction: Marcel Duchamp's Box in a Valise and Andy Warhol's MOTTS Apple Juice Box" at the Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Society for Literature and Science at the University of Oklahoma in October.

Greg Naber, Mathematics and Statistics, co-organized a conference on "Geometry, Integrability, and Quantization" with Ivailo Mladenov of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Naber presented two lectures, "Spheres and the Symmetry Groups of Physics" and "Dirac and Seilberg-Witten Monopoles on Flat Space," at the conference in St. Constantine, Bulgaria, in September.

Walt Schafer, Sociology and Social Work, lectured on "Thriving Under Pressure" at the recent Annual Conference of the League of California Cities in San Jose.



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