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LaurelsPaul Bott, Professional Studies, was recently elected Vice Chair of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). ACCSCT is a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting body that accredits 800 schools and more than 3,000 different programs from diploma programs to master’s degrees.

James Davis, Kinesiology, published a refereed article titled “Test-retest reliability for two indices of ventilatory efficiency measured during cardiopulmonary exercise testing in healthy men and women” in the May issue of Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging.

Maridith Janssen, Recreation and Leisure Studies, was appointed to a two-year term as a member of the Standards Hearing Committee of the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification. This organization is the international certification body for all therapeutic recreation specialists in the U.S. and abroad.

John Jung, Psychology, delivered a talk on “Ethnic Issues in Career Networking and Development” sponsored by GAP, Inc., to the National Association of Asian American Professionals held in Atlanta on April 28. He also delivered an invited keynote address titled “All I really needed to know, I learned in a Chinese laundry” at the Who’s Who in Asian American Communities in Georgia’s gala event held in Atlanta on April 29. He also presented a book talk and signing for Southern Fried Rice: Life in A Chinese Laundry in the Deep South at the New York Museum of Chinese in the Americas on March 30.

Brian Alan Lane, Film and Electronic Arts, saw his short film titled “Body of Work” make an Official Selection for screening and award judging at the 2006 Newport Beach Film Festival. “Body of Work” screened on April 21, the first full day of the festival, at the Edwards Cinemas’ Cox Theater in Fashion Island, in the “Outer Limits Shorts” program.  The 25-minute piece stars John McCook and Lorenzo Lamas of CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and co-stars Eric Tiede who graduated from CSULB in 2005.

Beth Lau, English, read a paper titled “Questioning Masculine vs. Feminine Romanticism: Jane Austen, the Male Poets, and the Dangers of Imagination” at the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference held at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, on April 1.

Tom Logsdon and Gary Wilkinson, University College and Extension Services, recently gave invited seminars as part of Northrop-Grumman’s ‘University Thinking’ program. The technical seminars were Webcast to all Northrop sites.

William M. London, Health Sciences, is a co-author of a new college textbook titled Consumer Health: A Guide to Intelligent Decisions in its 8th edition to be published in 2007 by McGraw-Hill.

Keung L. Luke, Physics and Astronomy, presented two invited seminars on solar energy-related topics to the Physics Department at Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt on March 7. He also has been nominated by the Board of Faculty of Science, Cairo University, as an examiner for a Ph.D. thesis.

Dmitrii Sidorov, Geography, has published a peer-reviewed article titled “Post-Imperial Third Romes: Resurrections of a Russian Orthodox Geopolitical Metaphor” in the summer issue of Geopolitics.

Tri C. Tran, Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures, saw in April the publication of his first book Bilingual Dictionary for Students of Linguistics/Diccionario bilingüe para estudiantes de linguistica by University Press of America. This reference book is meant for students who take courses in either Spanish linguistics or general linguistics.

Julie Van Camp, Philosophy, read a paper titled “Deep Thought: For (Mostly) Men Only? Does It Matter?” at the Pacific Meeting of the Society for Women In Philosophy at UCLA on May 6.

Althea Waites, Music, performed the Mozart Concerto in C Major, K.467, with the Southeast Symphony of Los Angeles on April 23 in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth.