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Rick Behl, Geological Sciences, co-authored a peer-reviewed article in EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union titled "Extending the High-Resolution Global Climate Record in Santa Barbara Basin."

John Bellah, University Police, received two second places and an honorable mention at the 2006 Public Safety Writer Association conference held in March in Las Vegas. In the non-fiction technical writing category, Bellah received second place mentions for his articles on Los Angeles Sheriff vehicle testing and cryogenic brake rotors, both published in Police Fleet Manager magazine and an honorable mention for an article on Internal Affairs published in Law Enforcement Executive Forum in November 2004.  

Barbara Crutchfield George, College of Business Administration, co-authored an article with Deborah Gaut, Information Systems, titled “Offshore Outsourcing to India by U.S. and E.U. Companies: Legal and Cross-Cultural Issues that Affect Data Privacy Regulation in Business Process Outsourcing” appearing in the spring online issue of the University of California, Davis’ Business Law Journal.  Also, she co-authored with Kathleen Lacey an invited article titled “Investigation of Halliburton’s Nigerian Business Practices: Analysis of the Current Anti-Corruption Environment on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement,” published in the winter issue of Northwestern University’s Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. Another article was published in the spring issue of the American Journal of Comparative Law titled “A Comparative Analysis of Post-Sarbanes-Oxley Corporate Governance Developments in the U.S. and European Union: The Impact of Tensions Created by Extraterritorial Application of Section 404” in which she is one of the co-authors in an article with Clyde Stoltenberg and Lacey and Michael Cuthbert, University of Northampton, U.K., titled “Legal Studies in Business.”

Art Gittleman, Computer Engineering and Computer Science, published "A Programming Language Course at Web Speed" in the Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering.He presented the paper in Las Vegas on June 28 and was co-chair of Session Five titled “New Courses and/or Modification” and Session Eight titled “Instructional Techniques Plus Distance Learning.”

Debra Grace, Accountancy, who co-authored in the summer of 2005 with Virginia Commonwealth University’s John Everett an article titled “The Ins and Outs of Recapture (Parts I and II),” recently won the Tax Adviser’s 2005 Best Article Award. The prize is awarded each year by the Tax Adviser’s Editorial Board.

Darwin Hall, Economics/Environmental Science and Policy, and Richard J. Behl, Geological Sciences, co-authored a peer-reviewed article in Ecological Economics titled "Integrating economic analysis and the science of climate instability."

Irene Howard, Physics and Astronomy, had a poem titled "Tomodachi" published in the CSULB English Department's Riprap, Vol. 28, spring.

Yu Ji, Art, curated “Across the Divide,” an exhibition of works by 18 Chinese artists, held in June at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center in Las Vegas. The idea for an exhibit of a group of Chinese artists teaching in American colleges originated several years ago with Ji. Most of the 18 artists, who teach in 13 states across the country, received their initial studio experience in undergraduate schools in their native lands.

Gene E. Kalbus and Van T. Lieu, Chemistry and Biochemistry, have published a research article titled "Infrared Examination of the Transformation of Barium Sulfate into Barium Carbonate" in the June issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.

Ingrid M. Martin, Marketing, along with David Stewart and Mike Kamins of USC, chaired the international conference on Marketing and Public Policy at the Long Beach Westin on June 8-10. The theme of the conference was "Portal to the Pacific – Public Policy in the International Arena.” The conference hosted more than 150 attendees from 15 countries with a final gala event on the Queen Mary. This was the first time that the conference, regularly held in Washington, D.C., was held on the West Coast.

Susan Mathieu, Recreation and Leisure Studies, presented her study, “Aging, Stress and Social Connections” at the International Federation on Aging (IFA) Eighth Global Conference on Aging held in Copenhagen in June. The conference focused on aging issues and included speakers from the United Nations, World Health Organization and AARP. Mathieu also was a guest on WS Radio.com in May, speaking on “Therapeutic Recreation, Longevity and the Quality of Life.”

William Moore, Public Policy and Administration, presented a paper titled "Progressive Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth" at the Public Finance and Budgeting section of the Western Social Science Association conference in Phoenix, in April.

Jose F. Moreno, Chicano and Latino Studies, co-authored a report for the James Irvine Foundation titled “The Revolving Door of Underrepresented Minority Faculty in Higher Education" in the Foundation’s publication Insight: Lesson Learned from our Grant-making Programs.

Clifton Snider, English, had a poem, "The Taos Egg Incident," published in Riprap, No. 28, and he participated in the publication reading for Riprap at CSULB on May 10. He also had a poem titled "Skunk," published in Pearl, No. 35.

Fran Siegel, Art, one of 10 visual artists to receive a 2005-06 City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship, had her work exhibited at the Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery in Los Angeles from April through June. Siegel’s installations were titled “Site-line,” “Viewpoint” and “Trackingpoints.”

Paul Tang, Philosophy, presented a paper titled “The Explanatory-Descriptive Model of Scientific Understanding” and a second paper titled “The Complementarity Model of Mind-Brain Revisited” at the 48th annual conference of the Western Social Science Association held April 21-22 in Phoenix. He also chaired a session on “Philosophy and Science,” attended a business meeting and was re-appointed philosophy coordinator for the 49th annual conference in 2007.

Victor C. X. Wang, Professional Studies, published a research article titled "Perceptions of the Teaching Preferences of Online Instructors" in the spring issue of Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 16(3). He also published a research article titled "Implementing Andragogy in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in China: A Dream Yet to be Realized" in the Journal of International Forum of Teaching and Studies, 2(2).

Terry Witkowski, Marketing, published a review of “The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence” by T.H. Breen in the Journal of Macromarketing in June. He presented on "Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Marketing Policy Issues in Germany and the United States" at the 35th Conference, European Marketing Academy, Athens, May 23-26. He also chaired a session on “Social Responsibility, Ethics, and Consumer Protection.” He published "Fair Trade Marketing: An Alternative System for Globalization and Development" in the Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, fall 2005. In addition, he presented "One Village, One Product: Government Programs for Local Development Through Global Marketing" at the Marketing and Public Policy Conference held in Long Beach June 8-10 and chaired a session on "The Role of Stakeholders in Shaping Policy and Practice."

Jessica Zacher, Teacher Education and Liberal Studies, was awarded the National Council of Teachers of English "Promising Researcher Award" for her dissertation research (May 2006). The winning paper's title was “Analyzing children’s social positioning and struggles for recognition in a classroom literacy event.” She will present an invited talk based on the paper at the NCTE conference in November, in Nashville, Ky.