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Laurels

Ferdinand Arcinue and Kirstyn Chun, Counseling and Psychological Services, gave a peer-reviewed poster presentation titled "No More Geisha Boys: Developing Healthy Identities for Gay Asian American Men" at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention on Aug. 17.

Michael Connor, Psychology, was guest editor and contributor for a special section of The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research, Vol. 37, No 2. He presented a symposium titled "Black Fathers: An Invisible Presence in America" and was a presenter on mentoring at the Student Circle Roundtable Discussion at the National Association of Black Psychologists annual conference on Aug. 1-5 in Houston.. On Aug. 16, Connor completed the American Psychological Association's Doctoral Site Visitor Training Program in San Francisco; and he was a presenter and co-chair of the "Passing the Baton Symposium -- A Tribute to Mentoring Excellence in Counseling Psychology." He also served as co-chair of "A Not so Difficult Dialogue on Race, Sexuality and Family, "Conversation Hour: The 21st Century Browning of America--Implications for Becoming a Psychologist” at the second annual African American Elders in Psychology meeting. He chaired "Founding and Impact of the National Association of Black Psychologists" at the American Psychological Association's Annual meeting in San Francisco on Aug. 17-20.

Maulana Karenga, Black Studies, presented a plenary paper titled “The Africana Studies Activist Intellectual Tradition: The Origin and Future of the Discipline” on March 15, an additional paper titled “Khunanpu and the Kemetic Concept of MDW NFR: The Language and Logic of Maat” and chaired a panel titled “African-Centered Thought and Strategies in a Global Context” on March 17 before the National Council for Black Studies held in San Diego. He also lectured on “Forging a Black Agenda in the Labor Movement: Rebuilding the Movement in the Community” before the UCLA African American Union Leadership School on Jan. 20 and served as a panelist on “The Labor Movement, African Americans and Immigrants” as part of a labor and community dialogue offered as part of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Community Call to Action and Accountability held in Los Angeles on March 31. Also, he was a commissioner on the Blue Ribbon Commission on the Private Security Industry and Its Global Impact as part of the Stand for Security Coalition and SEIU Local 1877 held in Los Angeles on March 3.

Lionel Mandy, Black Studies, conducted a workshop titled “The Invisible African American Father: How to Re-claim Respect” at the 11th Biennial Conference of Division 27 of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Community Research and Action, in Pasadena in June. In July, his article “Fathering and the Afrikan-Centered Worldview/Paradigm” was published in a special edition of The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research, which is devoted to Black fathers and was edited by Psychology’s Michael Connor and Joseph L. White. Also in July, he presented a paper titled “Afrikan Sociology: A View from the Diaspora” at the first Congress of the African Sociological Association held at Rhodes University in Grahamstown-iRhini in South Africa.

Ingrid M. Martin, Marketing, presented her research at the European Association of Consumer Research in July in Milan, Italy. Her paper was titled "Smoking Can't Hurt Me and Other Death-Related Thoughts: A Test of Terror Management and Risk Perceptions" co-authored with USC’s Michael Kamins.

Christine M. Rodrigue, Geography, made a presentation to the Los Angeles Geographic Society on Sept. 7 titled "Boldly Going Where No Geographer Has Gone Before: The Martian Classroom."

Ron Schmidt, Political Science, presented a paper on "Latinos and Language: Why No Political Movement for a Bilingual Language Policy?" at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association held in Chicago on Sept. 2.

Ray Stefani, Electrical Engineering co-authored a paper titled "Football Rating Systems for Top-Level Competition: A Critical Survey" published in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports.

Mary Ann Takemoto, Ferdinand Arcinue, Kirstyn Chun and Diane Hayashino, Counseling and Psychological Services, gave a panel presentation titled "Promoting Community Connections and Social Justice in a University Counseling Center" at the Asian American Psychological Association Annual Convention in San Francisco on Aug. 16.