Retired Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Born: September 1942 (Jersey City, New Jersey)
Married: December 1963
One Child: Born October 1972 (Married April 1993)
Two Grandchildren: Born May 1996 and February 1998)
Ph.D. 1972 Anthropology, University of Oregon,
M. A. 1969 Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
B. A. 1967 Sociology-Anthropology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington.
Military Service: United States Air Force (1961->1965), Honorable Discharge
1960->1961} Course Work at New York University, New York City.
TEACHING AND RELATED ACTIVITIES AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO:
I joined the faculty of California State University, Chico in August 1973 and retired in May 2005 and my colleagues gave me the title of Professor Emeritus of Anthropology. The California State University System had a program known as FERP (Faculty Early Retirement Program) and I participated in this, teaching every fall semester for five years, until December 2009 when I completely retired from CSU, Chico.
Over the years 1975->1977 I was the Social Science Coordinator for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. In 1977 I was granted tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor and in Fall 1977 I became the Associate Dean in The Center for Regional and Continuing Education at CSU, Chico, a position I held from 1977-to-1988. In 1982 I was promoted to Professor of Anthropology.
In July 1988 I resigned from my Administrative position and returned to full-time teaching in Fall 1989. In 1994 students selected me for Honorary Membership in the Chico Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma (National Honor Society) and for the years 1997-to-1999 I was selected to be one of five "Master Teachers" of California State University, Chico. In 2001 students selected me for Honorary Membership in the Alpha Alpha Mu Chapter of Alpha Psi Omega (National Theatre Honor Society). In December 2009 I completed my five-year participation in FERP and am completely retired and no longer teach at California State University, Chico.
In December 2004 and January 2005, as part of the "Scholarship@Sea" program of Princess Cruise Lines, I was the "Destination Lecturer" on the Tahitian Princess, providing lectures dealing with anthropology in the Pacific and various World War II events in the Pacific. In May-June 2005 I was one of the Destination Lecturers on the Pacific Princess for a twenty-five day cruise from Honolulu through Micronesia and Melanesia with the cruise stopping at Nagasaki (Japan) and terminating in Xingang (Beijing), China. In April-May 2006 I was one of the Destination Lecturers on the Pacific Princess for a twenty-one day cruise from Sydney, Australia, to Osaka, Japan (stopping at Hiroshima). In January-February 2007 I was one of the "Enrichment Lecturers" for the Cunard Line on the Queen Elizabeth 2 for a twenty-eight day cruise from Los Angeles, California, to Sydney, Australia and at the end of February 2007 I was one of the Destination Lecturers on the Sapphire Princess on a twelve-day cruise from Sydney (via Tasmania) to Auckland, New Zealand. In June-July 2007 I was one of the lecturers on the ms Paul Gauguin (part of Regent Seven Seas Cruises) for an eleven-day cruise from Pape'ete to various islands of French Polynesia. In January 2008 I was one of the "Explorations Speakers" on the ms Ryndam on a cruise from San Diego, California, to French Polynesia and then in January-February 2008 I was one of the Explorations Speakers on the ms Amsterdam from French Polynesia to Sydney, Australia. In April-May 2008 I was one of the Explorations Speakers on three cruises of the ms Zaandam from San Diego to Hawai'i and Seattle/Vancouver, Canada. In January 2009 I was one of the Explorations Speakers on the cruise segment of the ms Prinsendam from Fortaleza, Brazil, to Rio de Janeiro, Argentina. In February-March 2009 I was one of the lecturers for Cruise West on the Spirit of Oceanus cruise from Tahiti to Guam. In March-April 2010 I was one of the Exploration Speakers on the ms Rotterdam for a thirty-three day cruise from San Diego to Hawai'i (including the Cook Islands and French Polynesia) returning back to San Diego; in April-May 2010 I was one of the Exploration Speakers on a twenty-eight day cruise from Sydney, Australia, to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (via New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, and the Hawai'ian Islands). In September-October 2010 I was one of the Exploration Speakers on a twenty-one day cruise segment from Honolulu, Hawai'i, to the Cook Islands and French Polynesia and then to San Diego, California and in November-December 2010 I was one of the Exploration Speakers on a thirteen day cruise segment from Honolulu, Hawai'i, to Pape'ete, French Polynesia. In February-March 2011 I was one of Cunard's "Insights Guest Lecturers" on the Queen Victoria for a fourteen-day cruise from Los Angeles to Hawai'i and return. In September-October 2011 I was one of Royal Caribbean's speakers on the Rhapsody of the Seas for a sixteen-day cruise from Honolulu to Auckland, New Zealand (via French Polynesia). In October-November 2011 I was one of the Explorations Speakers on the ms Zandaam from San Diego to Honolulu. In February 2012 I was one of the "Insights Guest Lecturers" for the Cunard Line on the Queen Elizabeth for a twenty-four day cruise from San Francisco to Sydney and in March 2012 I was one of the Explorations Speakers on a fifteen-day cruise on the ms Oosterdam from San Diego to Hawai'i (and return). In October-November 2012 I lectured on the Star Princess for a fifteen-day cruise from San Francisco to Hawai'i (and return). In January-Februry 2013 I was an Explorations Speaker on the Amsterdam for a ten-day cruise from Pape'ete to Auckland, New Zealand and in October-November 2013 I will be an Explorations Speaker on the Statendam for a twenty-five day cruise from Honolulu to San Diego (via French Polynesia).
SOME SPECIFIC WEB PAGES OF INTEREST:
For a complete "Reverse Chronological Order" of all Papers, Publications, Performances, and Professional Activities since 1965 to the present, please see http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/ReverseChronOrder.html.
in progress http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/VariousCruiseMaps.html[Cruise Maps Only]
in progress http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/CruiseReferences.html[Various Cruise References]
in progress http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/DarwinPagesOnly.html [UrbanowiczDarwinPagesOnly]
in progress http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/UrbanowiczCitations.html [UrbanowiczCitationsOnTheWeb]
2013 http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/Amsterdam2013.html [January-February 2013 References for a segment of the Amsterdam World Cruise} January 27, 2013 to February 6, 2013, Pape'ete to Auckland, New Zealand].
2012a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/ANTHROFORUMDECEMBER2012.html [Anthropology Through Cartoons, Or, Anthropology Can Be Funny! For the CSU, Chico Anthropology Forum at CSU, Chico, December 13, 2012.]
2012b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/StarPrincessCruiseOctober2012.html [October 2012 References for the Star Princess Cruise} October 21, 2012 to November 5, 2012, San Francisco to Hawai'i and return to San Francisco].
2012c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/ANTHROFORUMSPRING2012.html [Pacific Travelers, presented with Sadie Urbanowicz. For the CSU, Chico Anthropology Forum at CSU, Chico, April 12, 2012.]
2012d http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/OosterdamMarch2012List.html [March 2012 References for the ms Oosterdam Cruise} March 17, 2012 to March 31, 2012, San Diego to Hawai'i and return to San Diego].
2012e http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/QElizabethCruiseFebruary2012.html [February 2012 References for the Queen Elizabeth Cruise} February 4, 2012 to February 28, 2012, San Francisco to Sydney, Australia].
2011ahttp://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/ZaandamCruiseOctober2011.html [October 2011 References for the ms Zaandam cruise} October 30, 2011 to November 7, 2011, San Diego to Honolulu, Hawai'i.]
2011b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/RhapsodyCruiseSeptember2011.html [September-October 2011 References for the Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise} Honolulu to Auckland, New Zealand (via French Polynesia).]
2011c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/QueenVictoriaCruiseFeb2011.html [February 2011 References for the ms Queen Victoria cruise} February 17, 2011 to March 3, 2011, Los Angeles to Hawai'i and return to Los Angeles.]
2010a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/RotterdamRefsDec2010.html [December 2010 References for the ms Rotterdam cruise} December 1, 2010 to December 11, 2010, Honolulu, Hawai'i to Pape'ete, French Polynesia.]
2010b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/RotterdamCruiseSeptember2010.html [September 2010 References for the ms Rotterdam cruise} September 30, 2010 to October 23, 2010, Honolulu, Hawai'i, the Cook Islands, and French Polynesia and to San Diego.]
2010c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/BerraReviewForRNSCE [Review of Charles Darwin: The Concise Story of an Extraordinary Man by Tim M. Berra (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008), in Reports of the National Center for Science Education (Berkeley, California), Volume 30, Numbers 1-2 (January-April), pages 37-38.
2010d http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/VolendamCruiseApril2010.html [April 2010 References for the ms Volendam cruise} April 17, 2010 to May 12, 2010, Sydney to Vancouver.]
2010e http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/RotterdamCruiseMarch2010.html [March 2010 References for the ms Rotterdam cruise} March 8, 2010 to April 10, 2010, San Diego to Hawai'i, the Cook Islands, and French Polynesia and return to San Diego.]
2009 http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/ANTHFORUMFALL2009.html [Final Words And Cruising Into Retirement. For the CSU, Chico Anthropology Forum at CSU, Chico, December 10, 2009.]
2007 http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PearlHarbor2007.html [Pearl Harbor After Sixty-Six Years and World War II in the PTO (Pacific Theater of Operations). For the CSU, Chico Anthropology Forum at CSU, Chico, December 6.]
2006 http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/March2006PacificForum.html [Back to the Pacific Again (and Again and Again and Again)! For the CSU, Chico Anthropology Forum at CSU, Chico, March 2.]
2005a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/ENRMeetingSep2005.html [A Personal View of the Millennial Student. For a presentation at the Annual CSU, Chico Enrollment Management Meeting, September 16.]
2005b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/WorldWarIIEnds2005.html [World War II Ends! For the CSU, Chico Anthropology Forum at CSU, Chico, September 1.]
2004 http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PacificWAMLApril2004.html [Mapping The Islands of the Pacific: Islanders and Others (Including Cook and Darwin). For a presentation at the WAML (Western Association of Map Libraries) Conference, April 29-30, 2004, at CSU, Chico.]
2003 http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/WorldExplorationSpring2003.htm [Some "Sacred" Cities of America (Part II): Honolulu (Hawai'i), Las Vegas (Nevada), and Washington, D.C. For the monthly lecture series entitled "World Explorations" sponsored by The Museum of Anthropology, CSU, Chico, May 4, 2003.]
2002a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/WorldExplorationFall2002.htm[Some Sacred "Cities" of the Americas (Part I): Cahokia (North America(, Chichén Itzá (The Yucatán), and Machu Pichu (Perú.] (For the monthly lecture series entitled "World Explorations" sponsored by The Museum of Anthropology, CSU, Chico), October 6.
2002b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/aStoryof2027.html[A "Story" (Vision or nightmare?) of the Region in 2027.) (For classroom use at CSU, Chico, September 30.)
Again, for a complete "Reverse Chronological Order" of all Papers, Publications, Performances, and Professional Activities since 1965 to the present, please see http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/ReverseChronOrder.html.
SUMMARY OF SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Interests in (#1) Activities in Islands of the Pacific, (#2) Charles Darwin, (#3) Creativity, (#4) Anthropology and the WWW, (#5) the Gaming/Gambling industry, and (#6), Tourism.
to the Department of Anthropology;
to California State University, Chico.
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11 March 2013 by CFU