Feb 10, 2014Vol. 44, Issue 3


Natalya Shkoda, Music and Theatre

Natalya Shkoda, Music and Theatre

Natalya Shkoda, Music and Theatre, presented guest artist piano recitals at the Friendship Village of Tempe and Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, in December 2013, and was a featured soloist performing J. S. Bach Concerto for Keyboard and Strings in F Minor, BVW 1056, at the North State Symphony's holiday concerts in both Chico and Redding. In October 2013, she performed a guest artist piano recital at Sandy Spring Museum's Masters of Music Concert Series in Sandy Spring, Maryland. As a part of her recital program, Shkoda presented an East Coast premiere of the Twenty Four Children's Pieces for Piano, Op. 25, by Ukrainian composer, pianist, and pedagogue Viktor Stepanovych Kosenko (1896-1936).


Eric Bartelink, Anthropology, coauthored the textbook “Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods and Practice,” Elsevier/Academic Press, February 2014; the article “Sex-Biased Weaning and Early Childhood Diet Among Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherers in Central California,” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, December 2013; the article “Health and Nutritional Status at the Encinosa Site (CA-SOL-451): Bioarchaeological Interpretations and Regional Comparisons,” Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly, January 2014; the article “A Probable Case of Acromegaly from a Prehistoric Central California Windmiller Site,” International Journal of Paleopathology, 2014; and the chapter “Stable Isotope Perspectives on Hunter-Gatherer Violence: Who’s Fighting Whom?” for the book Violence and Warfare Among Hunter-Gatherers, Left Coast Press.  

Keiko Goto, Stephanie Bianco-Simeral, and Cindy Wolff, Nutrition and Food Science, and Chunyan Song, Sociology, coauthored “Relationships between Children's Food Consumption and Social and Cultural Capital Levels among Latino, Hmong, and Non-Hispanic White Parents of K–2 Children,” Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, Vol. 8, No. 4. Goto, Wolff, and Song also coauthored “Globalization, Localization and Food Culture: Perceived Roles of Social and Cultural Capital in Healthy Child Feeding in Japan,” Global Health Promotion, January 2014. Goto and Wolff coauthored “Overweight, Hypertension, and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among Hmong and White Middle School Students,” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 2013. Maria Giovanni, Goto, and Wolff coauthored “Food, Health and Values: The Effects of Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Sustainable Food Practices on Overall Diet Quality among College Students,” Californian Journal of Health Promotion, Vol. 11, No. 2. Giovanni, Goto, and Wolff also coauthored “Do Environmental Interventions Impact Elementary School Students’ Lunchtime Milk Selection?” Journal of Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, Vol. 35, No. 2.

Anthony Graybosch, Philosophy, coauthored The Philosophy Student Writer’s Manual, published by Pearson in December 2013.

Christopher Ivey and Kristina Schierenbeck, Biological Sciences, were coauthors on a master’s student’s thesis research, “Habitat, Seed Dormancy, and Allozyme Variation of the Rare Endemic, Phacelia cookei (Boraginaceae),” which appeared in the peer-reviewed journal Madrono in 2013.

Robert Jones, Philosophy, published “A Review of the Institute of Medicine’s Analysis of using Chimpanzees in Biomedical Research”, coauthored with Ray Greek, in Science and Engineering Ethics, April 2013, and “Science, Sentience, and Animal Welfare” in Biology & Philosophy, Vol. 28, No. 1, January 2013.

Janja Lalich, Sociology, had her article “Of Cults and Charisma” published in the December 2013 issue of Al Jazeera Digital Magazine.

Mary Soto, Center for Multicultural/Bilingual Studies, authored “Long Term English Learners: Who Are They? How Can Teachers Help?” in Secondary Accents, an online newsletter from the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages International Association. She also co-authored “In for the Long Haul” in The Journal of Communication and Education’s Language Magazine, Vol. 13, No. 1.

Awards and Activities

Bruce Grelle, Comparative Religion and Humanities, presented an invited paper, “Human Rights-Based Religion Education in Public Schools: Theory and Politics,” at the conference Whose Religion? Education about Religion in Public Schools at the University of Ottawa, Canada, on Nov. 6, 2013. He was also an invited participant and lead facilitator of a round-table discussion titled “Religion and Society: How to Create Mutual Respect between Secular and Religious Worldviews” at the Global Forum on The Image of the Other: Interreligious and Intercultural Education, sponsored by the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Vienna, Austria, Nov. 18–19, 2013.

Cris Guenter, School of Education, has been elected nationally by her peers to serve as the Pacific Region vice president elect of the National Art Education Association (NAEA). It is a four-year term, two as vice president elect and two as vice president. Her duties will commence on April 1, 2014, at the close of the NAEA National Convention in San Diego.

Christopher Ivey, Biological Sciences, presented the talks “Are Photosynthetic Rates and Outcrossing Rates Associated Within Populations?” and “Reproductive Isolation Between Mimulus guttatus and M. glaucescens” as well as the poster “Effects of Methyl Jasmonate and Inbreeding on Sex Allocation in Mimulus guttatus” at the 2013 national meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution in Snowbird, Utah, June 21–25, 2013. He also coauthored the talk “Pollinator-Mediated Interactions Between Clarkia unguiculata and its Neighbors Are Context-Dependent,” presented by a former master’s student at the 2013 national meeting of the Botanical Society of America in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 27–Aug. 1, 2013. 

Robert Jones, Philosophy, presented “What Might a Species-Free Ethics Look Like?” at the Personhood Beyond the Human conference at Yale University on Dec. 7, 2013, and “Eating Animals: A ‘Funny’ Kind of ‘Love’ ” at the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society at UC Berkeley on May 10, 2013.

Janja Lalich, Sociology, was a guest on the Australian call-in radio show, ABC Overnights, on Oct. 21, 2013.

Emilyn Sheffield, Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management, served as a keynote panelist on the topic of citizen science at the 60th anniversary meeting of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society Jan. 27—Jan. 31, 2014, in Reno, Nevada.

Mary Soto, Center for Multicultural/Bilingual Studies, presented “Standards Based Reading and Writing Strategies for Long Term Els” at the California Reading Association Conference Nov. 2, 2013, at Sonoma State University.

Rachel Teasdale, Geological and Environmental Sciences, was an invited participant at the Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education at the University of Texas, Austin, Jan. 10–12, 2014. She also gave a talk titled “Crystallization of Basaltic Lava Flows: From the Volcanoes of Hawaii and the Galápagos Islands to the Lab” at Western Washington University on Jan. 21, 2014.


Joseph Cobrey, Passages, received $173,248, the first installment of a $635,244 grant to be awarded in three parts, from the California Department of Health Care Services for continuation of the Caregiver Resources Program, which provides direct services to family caregivers in nine Northern California counties. Mary Neumann, Passages, is a co-PI of this grant.

Teresa Cotner, Art and Art History, received $47,075 from the UC Regents/Office of the President for the Northeast California Arts Project, which will provide professional development activities to teachers for enhancing art instruction.

Dean Fairbanks, Geography and Planning, received $7,000 from Kendall Hunt Publishing Company to develop online learning modules for a semester of GE physical geography. The writing project is a mixture of developing both an online textbook and multimedia to support a physical geography textbook at the community college and university level.

Diana Parks, Office of International Education (OIE), received $182,934 from the International Research and Exchange Board to host a customized, intensive six-week professional development program for secondary-level international educators teaching English as a second language courses in their home countries. The project will provide approximately 20 educators to develop expertise in “American” English, enhance teaching skills, and gain experiential knowledge of diversity in U.S. education, technology, and society. Frank Li, OIE, is a co-PI of this grant.

Dan Ripke, Center for Economic Development (CED), received $1,284,118 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to allow the CED to continue to serve as Lead Center and to manage and oversee five northeastern California Small Business Development Centers. Eileen Chavez, CED, is a co-PI of this grant.

Christopher Yakes, Mathematics and Statistics, received $28,850 from the UC Regents/Office of the President to coordinate, design, and implement a Teacher Leadership Academy and write reports.

—Compiled by Kacey Gardner, Public Affairs and Publications