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Laurels: July 2009

Published: July 15, 2009

Babette Benken, Mathematics and Statistics, was appointed recently to serve a five-year term on the editorial board of Issues in Teacher Education, a nationally recognized peer-reviewed journal. This appointment follows her work with this journal as guest editor for a special themed issue in mathematics education. Two of her own publications have appeared in the journal.

Domenic Cretara, Art, has been serving as resident director for the CSU International Program in Florence for the 2008-09 academic year. He hosted an exhibit of his paintings and drawings at CSU International Program at Via G. Leopardi 12 from June 25 to July 10 with an artist’s reception Friday, July 3.

John Jung, Psychology, has seen the Second Edition of Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Behavior: Psychological Research Perspectives published by Sage Publications.

Christopher Scoates, University Art Museum, attended fmx/09, the 14th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital Media on May 5-8 in Stuttgart, Germany. FMX is the leading conference for animation, effects, games and digital media in Germany and in the past few years, one of the most important international conferences in the industry. Scoates hosted a panel titled “Imagination: Visual Arts and Science.” The panel explored the future of the curated confluence of the visual arts, new media and technology by providing an unprecedented investigation into digital media’s impact on contemporary art and visual culture, at a moment when those effects are only beginning to be explored by the society producing them.

Shira Tarrant, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, spoke about her latest book, Men and Feminism, on May 26 in Boston. The event was sponsored by the Center for New Words and the Boston Chapter of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism. She also served as a guest author in the Huffington Post on May 29, with an article titled “Sonia Sotomayor: The Answer Rhymes with ‘Fender.'”

Victor CX Wang, Professional Studies, saw his refereed article titled “How Training/Learning Perspectives of Three Generations of Chinese Adult Learners Have Transitioned in the Last Century in a Changing Social Environment” published in Vol.17, No. 1, of the International Journal of Vocational Education and Training. He saw another refereed article published by New Perspectives, New York Journal of Adult Learning. The article is titled “The Impact of Social Conditions on Adult Learning in China: A Cultural Study with Cross-Cultural Implications.” Wang coauthored the article with Advanced Studies in Education’s Lesley Farmer. Recently, Farmer’s five peer-reviewed chapters on career technical education and adult education were accepted for publication by two publishers in three books by Wang.

Terry Witkowski, Marketing, presented “‘The Art of Commerce According to American Norms’: Two Early Polish Language Texts on Selling and Salesmanship” at the Conference on Historical Analysis and Research in Marketing, University of Leicester, UK, May 28-31. He also presented “Antecedents of Ethical Consumption Activities in Germany and the United States” (with Sabine B. Reddy) at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Macromarketing Society, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, June 4-7. Both papers were published in the conference proceedings. Witkowski was also program chair for the Macromarketing Conference and edited the proceedings.