Born: September 1942 (Jersey City, New Jersey)
Married: December 1963
One Child: Born October 1972 (Married April 1993)
Two Grandchildren: 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.
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology (2005)
Associate Dean, Regional and Continuing Education, CSU, Chico (1977->1988)
Social Science Coordinator, CSU, Chico (1975->1977)
Anthropology Faculty Member at CSU, Chico (1973 to the present)
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (1972->1973)
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology (since 2005)
California State University, Chico
Chico, California 95929-0400
Department of Anthropology: 530-898-6192
Home Page: http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/
622 Madrone Avenue
Chico, CA 95926-1722
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. Lectures covered information dealing with French Polynesia and the Cook Islands for two ten-day cruises; also conducted research on tourism over this period of time. 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).
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.
Ph.D. research was conducted in the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga (1970 & 1971) combined with research in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Western Samoa, American Samoa, Tahiti, and Hawai'i. Since 1970, on-going research conducted on culture change in the Pacific.
Over 1977-to-1988, while Associate Dean in The Center for Regional and Continuing Education, involved with Extension Courses, Non-Credit Workshops, and ALCI [American Language and Culture Institute] (a self-supporting English as a Second Language Program). ALCI responsibilities included a budget/personnel that began in 1977 at ~$250,000/year and was at ~$750,000+/year in 1988; served as liaison to various campus units. Successfully authored (or co-authored/contributed to) grants and contracts (in excess of ~$500,000) involving distance education and/or telecommunication activities. Involved in the transition from terrestrial ITFS [Instructional Television Fixed Service] educational system in Northern California to C-Band/Ku-band satellite activities throughout North America [known as CSU*SAT CHICO]; contributed to creation, marketing, and distribution of upper-division Computer Science courses to industry locations. In 1994, working with Ms. Nanci Ellis, placed the first CSU, Chico Anthropology syllabus on the WWW: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 13).
In the 1980s served a three-year term as Board Member of the Public Service Satellite Consortium (PSSC) and a two-year term as Board Member of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) and the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI). Served as consultant to the University of Hawai'i on their Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS) system (known as HITS [Hawai'i Interactive Television System] and served as outside reader for INTELSAT[International Telecommunications Satellite organization] for their Project SHARE [Satellites for Health And Rural Education] activities.
While teaching over ITFS in 1993, made a 70 minute presentation as "Charles Darwin" (in the first person) and this videotape was used in various classes. In 1995, began working with Ms. Donna Crowe on a Darwin presentation and over the Spring break of 1996 (April 1-4), and working with Ms. Martha Acuña (now retired from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts), was videotaped as Charles Darwin in the first person (for eight hours). These videotapes have been edited into four instructional modules for classroom instruction and four videos are available on the World Wide Web: Charles Darwin: Reflections - Part One: The Beginning, (1997, 17 minutes) and Charles Darwin: - Part One: The Voyage, ~Twenty-two Minute Instructional Videotape (1999, 22 minutes and Produced and Edited by Donna Crowe), Charles Darwin: - Part Two: The Voyage, (2001, 27 minutes, edited by Ms. Vilma Hernandez and Produced by Donna Crowe), and Charles Darwin: - Part Three: A Man of Science. (2003, 24 minutes, Produced and Edited by Donna Crowe). All are available via the Internet.
In 1988->1989 was recipient of a CSU, Chico Meritorious Performance Award and in 1994 was awarded Honorary Membership in the Chico Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and, with Lance Hauer, was Co-Advisor to the CSU, Chico chapter (1995->1999). In 1994-1995 was a semi-finalist for Outstanding Teacher Award at CSU, Chico, and in 1996->1997 was a recipient of a PSSI (Performance Salary Step Increase) at CSU, Chico. Have served on various Departmental, College, and extra-Departmental committees (including Personnel, Search, Graduate, and Five-Year Reviews); appointed to campus-wide FRAS (Faculty Recognition And Support Committee) for 1994->1995 and was Chair of FRAS for the 1995-1996 Academic Year; was re-appointed to FRAS for the 1999-2001 Academic Years. Was a Member of the Academic Senate for the 1995-1996 Academic Year and served in a "proxy" capacity on the Senate in Fall 1998 for an Anthropology colleague. Was selected as a "Master Teacher" by my colleagues for the 1997->1999 Academic Years. Have served as referee for articles submitted to The Annals of Tourism Research, Human Organization, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, and Pacific Studies and as manuscript reviewer for Mayfield Publishing Company, McGraw Hill Publishing Company, and The University of Arizona press. Have reviewed books for the Quarterly Review of Biology, Configurations (Georgia Institute of Technology), Ethnos (Stocklhom), Anthropology And Humanism, as well as other professional journals.
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.
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.
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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]
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11 March 2013 by CFU