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Laurels: June 2010

Published: June 15, 2010

Rick Behl, Geological Sciences, co-chaired a workshop of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme’s PAGES (Past Global Changes) dedicated to producing annually-resolved paleoclimate records in Lahemaa, Estonia, April 7-9. He also gave an invited lecture titled “Extending an Intermittently Varved Record of Abrupt and Millennial-Scale Climate and Ocean Change through the Pleistocene in Santa Barbara Basin, California, USA.” He published a paper in Sedimentology, the peer-reviewed journal of the International Association of Sedimentologists. The paper is titled “Chert Spheroids of the Monterey Formation, California (USA): Early Diagenetic Structures of Bedded Siliceous Deposits.”

Lesley Farmer, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling Librarianship Program, and Marc McPhee, librarianship program lecturer, co-authored the Neal-Schuman Technology Management Handbook for School Library Media Centers published in April.

Wendy Griffin, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, recently published an article titled “Doing Ritual, Doing Time” in The Pomegranate: An International Journal of Pagan Studies. The article is based on performing religious rituals with women in a federal prison.

John Jung, Psychology, delivered the genealogical keynote lecture, “Searching for Needles in Haystacks: Tracing Chinese Immigrants to America,” at the National Archives at Atlanta on May 1.

Shira Tarrant, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, gave an invited lecture, “Pleasure, Politics, Porn,” at SUNY, Fredonia, on April 29. Her interview with author Jillian Lauren (“Farewell My Concubine”) appears in the April/May 2010 issue of BUST Magazine.

Skyne Uku Wertimer, Africana Studies, presented a paper titled “Global Financial Imbalances: The Range of Consequences in Industrial and Developing Countries” at the International Studies Association’s 51st Convention held Feb. 17-21 in New Orleans. She organized and presented a paper titled “The Chronic Challenges to Sustainable Development in Africa and Black Communities in the Americas” sponsored by Africana Studies on April 14 at the Karl Anatol Center. As an invited guest speaker, she presented a paper titled “The Global Economic Downturn: Failure and Multilateral Stimulus for Recovery” on April 28 at the CSULB Student Union, sponsored by CSULB’s Lois J. Swanson Leadership Resource Center.

Victor C.X. Wang, Teacher Education, recently published his 25th book titled Integrating Adult Learning and Technologies for Effective Education: Strategic Approaches. The text was cataloged by such campuses as Stanford University and the University of Chicago. Out of the 25 books, the majority of them deal with Career and Technical Education (formerly known as Vocational Education) and about 30 percent deal with Adult Education. Lesley Farmer of Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling not only contributed book chapters to several of Wang’s books, but has been reviewing many articles via a blind review process for consideration for publication in Wang’s journal titled International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology. Currently, Wang is writing a book titled Pedagogical and Andragogical Teaching and Learning with Information Communication Technologies with Farmer and scholars from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and Carnegie Mellon University.

Debra Whittaker, Philosophy, was awarded a Fulbright-Hays scholarship to Vietnam for July 2010. She will travel with instructors from Long Beach City College where she is a tenured faculty member and El Camino College. She will research Just War Theory as it applies to the Vietnamese/American War.