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Laurels: September 2010

Published: September 15, 2010

Catherine F. Brooks, Communication Studies, has published “Toward ‘Hybridized’ Faculty Development for the 21st Century: Blending Online Communities of Practice and Face-to-Face Meetings in Instructional and Professional Support Programs” in Innovations in Education and Teaching International, Vol. 47, Issue 3, August, pages 261-270.

Lesley Farmer, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling, presented a paper on “Preparation of Teacher Librarians’ Predictors of Success” for the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference sponsored by Education and Training and Library Theory and Research Sections held in August in Boras, Sweden. She was also an invited keynote speaker on school librarianship research for a joint conference in Gothenburg of IFLA and the Swedish School Librarians Association.

Susan Gomez-Zwiep, Science Education, saw the publication of her manuscript “Supporting Ideas with Evidence: A Framework for Helping Students Approach Inquiry as Scientists Do” in the journal Science and Children. Co-authored with her colleague, David Harris of CSU San Marcos and the Escondido Union School District, the paper highlights a strategy for encouraging higher-level thinking as students engage in science investigations.

Christine Jocoy and Vincent Del Casino Jr., Geography, have published an article titled “Homelessness, Travel Behavior and the Politics of Transportation Mobilities in Long Beach, California” in Environment and Planning A, Vol. 42, pages 1943-1963.

John Jung, Psychology, published “Searching for Needles in Haystacks: Tracing Chinese Immigrants to America” in Chinese American Forum, 2010, Vol. 26, No. 1, 16-19. He also spoke about his new book, Sweet and Sour: Life in Chinese Family Restaurants, at a book signing at the San Diego Chinese History Museum on Aug. 13.

Maulana Karenga, Africana Studies, presented two papers titled “Malcolm X and the Critique of Domination: Towards an Ethics of Liberation” and “Kawaida, Us, Black Power and Revolution: Intellectual and Political Initiatives.” He also received the Marcus Garvey Award 2010 for Activism, Scholarship and being “a pillar of Black liberation, Black power conferences and founder of the Kwanzaa Holiday” at the International Symposium on Black Power Studies, Sarah Lawrence College, on Feb. 18. Moreover, he was a panelist in a forum on “Arizona, Immigration and Human Rights: A Call to Coalition and Struggle” at the African American Cultural Center in Los Angeles on May 16.

Lionel Mandy, Africana Studies, taught a course in International Business at Dankook University in South Korea this summer. There, he joined a group of 34 CSULB students and two CSULB faculty members. The students taught English to Dankook University students in an “English Village” while the CSULB faculty taught courses in the summer program.

Fran Siegel, Art, is a 2010 recipient of a California Community Foundation Artist Fellowship and a Bogliasco Foundation Residency Fellowship.

Eric Sorin, Chemistry and Biochemistry, recently saw the publication of a paper from his lab titled “Equilibrium Conformational Dynamics in an RNA Tetraloop from Massively Parallel Molecular Dynamics” as the cover for the journal Nucleic Acids Research. The paper was authored by Sorin and four undergraduate students, Biochemistry majors Allison DePaul and Sarav Patel, Chemical Engineering major Erik Thompson and mathematics/economics double major Kristin Hardeman.

Jennifer Smith, English, presented on July 14 at the 17th annual International Medieval Congress hosted by at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. Her essay, “Wandering Out of Her Order and Station: Re/Defining Ecclesiastical Authority in Anglo-Saxon England,” was part of a panel that examined how travel shaped medieval women who had been admonished to stay put.