Laurels: November 2013Published: November 15, 2013
Tom Blomquist, Film and Electronic Arts, and Maria Viera, professor emerita, Theatre Arts, published a book titled Eye of the Storm: Directing for Film, Television, and Emerging Media with Kendall Hunt Publishing.
Maulana Karenga, Africana Studies, presented a paper titled “The Afrocentric Initiative and Global Pan-Africanism: Insights from Garvey, Diop and Asante,” The Annual World Conference, Afrocentricity International, Philadelphia, May 18. He also served as an expert on the panel “A Dialog with Black LA,” West Los Angeles College, May 11. Moreover, he gave a one-on-one interview on Malcolm X and his book in progress, The Liberation Ethics of Malcolm X: Critical Consciousness, Moral Grounding and Transformative Struggle, the Global Black Experience, WLIB, New York, May 12. In addition, he served as an expert witness in support of ACR 71 at the California Assembly Higher Education Committee, a measure which formerly acknowledged the legacy and invaluable contribution of California’s Africana Studies departments and programs and other related academic disciplines, and reaffirmed support for their retention and enhancement. He also participated in an informational briefing on this Africana Studies Resolution, California State Capital, Sacramento, Aug. 14.
Aili Malm, Criminal Justice, hosted the 5th Annual Illicit Networks Workshop Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Los Angeles. The workshop was designed to bring together academics, law enforcement officials and private sector representatives with the potential and expertise to reduce crime caused by illicit networks. Malm co-hosted with Gisela Bichler, director of CSU San Bernardino’s Center for Criminal Justice Research. Selected workshop papers will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Contemporary Criminology.
Paul Scotton, Comparative World Literature and Classics, has been appointed vice president of the Archaeological Institute of America-Los Angeles Society.
Lesley Farmer, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling, was chosen by a Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) jury to present a paper at the YALSA Trends Impacting YA Services session to be held at the 2014 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia on Jan. 25. The topic of her paper will be “Trends Impacting YA Services: Sex, Mind and Body: How Guys and Girls Search for Health Information.”
Terry Witkowski, Marketing, published with Robert A. Henning “The Advertising of E. Remington and Sons: The Creation of an Iconic Brand” in the Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, 5(4) 2013, pp. 418-448