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Laurels

Bipasha Baruah, Geography and the Yadunandan India Studies Center, published an article titled "Gendered Realities: Exploring Property Ownership and Tenancy Relationships in Urban India" in World Development. Additionally, she published "Assessment of Public-Private-NGO Partnerships: Water and Sanitation Services in Slums” in Natural Resources Forum. She also gave a presentation titled "Gender and Development in South Asia: Are Theory and Practice Out of Synch?" to the South Asia Conference (which is the foundational conference of the South Asian Studies Alliance) held at Loyola-Marymount in Los Angeles in April.

Babette Benken, Mathematics and Statistics, made two research presentations in October at the Psychology of Mathematics Education-North American Chapter's Annual Meeting in Lake Tahoe. Her talks were titled "Breaking New Ground: Utilizing an On-Site University Field Experience to Facilitate Teacher Development" and "The Role of High School Teachers’ Anxiety and Professional Identity in Learning Mathematics Within Professional Development Contexts." She also presented her research work with mathematics teacher education in November at the California Mathematics Council's Annual Southern Section Meeting.

J. Christopher Carter, Geography, co-chaired a special panel session titled "Careers in Community College Geography" at the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers conference held in Long Beach in October. 

Norman Carter, Geography, presented a paper titled "The (Dis) functionality of Public Transit in Downtown Los Angeles" at the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers annual meeting held in Long Beach in October. Additionally, he organized and conducted a special field trip event for the conference, "The Port of Long Beach Tour."

Suzanne Dallman, Geography, presented a paper titled "Rethinking Storm Water Management: The Los Angeles Basin Water Augmentation Study" to the American Water Resources Association meeting in Albuquerque, NM in November.

Vincent Del Casino, Geography was the organizer and co-chair of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers conference held in Long Beach in October. He presented a paper titled "The 'YouTube Nation' and the Body Politics of Sexuopharmaceuticals" and was second author with Christine L. Jocoy of "The Politics of Homeless Mobility in Long Beach, CA." In addition, along with CSULB president F. King Alexander, CSULB Dean of Liberal Arts Gerald Riposa, Douglas Richardson (executive director of the Association of American Geographers), and Kate Berry (president of the APCG), he spoke at the conference’s opening session as well as organized and chaired a special session on "Sexuality/Health/Geography."

Brent C. Dickerson, Mathematics and Statistics, is the author of the just-published enlarged and updated second edition of the book Old Roses: The Master List. This edition is his first book published in parallel traditional and e-book formats. Dickerson has for more than a decade been an internationally recognized expert on the history and development of the rose prior to 1920, and his six books on the subject are considered as the core of research in the field.

Lesley Farmer, Educational Psychology, Advising and Counseling, presented a paper on “Value-Added Digital Reference Sources” for the Association of Communications and Educational Technology national conference, held Oct. 25-27. Farmer was chosen as Member of the Year by the California Library Association. She was feted at their annual conference Oct. 26-28.

Tom Frazier, Geography, presented "Bastion on the Border: The Political Geographies of Defending and Securitizing a Gated Community within a Gated Community" to the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers annual meeting held in Long Beach in October.

Gregory Holk, Geological Sciences, published a paper with Hugh Taylor titled "Evidence for Contrasting Hydrothermal Regimes Involving Magmatic and Meteoric-Hydrothermal Waters at the Valhalla Metamorphic Core Complex, British Columbia" in the September-October issue of the journal Economic Geology. He presented papers at the national meeting of the Geological Society of America held in Denver titled "Stable Isotope Evidence Groundwater Mixing During Artificial Recharge at the San Gabriel Valley Aquifer, Southern California" with former graduate student Ekaterina Kiseleva, and co-authored a paper with graduate student Denitsa Toneva titled "Infiltration of Meteoric-Hydrothermal Fluids into the Lower Plate of a Shallow Detachment Fault at the Southern White Pine Range, East-Central Nevada."

Camille Holmgren, Geography, gave a panel presentation to the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers meeting in October in a special session titled "Doing It All: Experiences of Female Junior Faculty in Physical/Environmental Geography." She also organized and chaired special sessions on "Climate Change:  Past, Present, and Future." She was lead and presenting author (with J.L. Betencourt and K.A. Rylander) of a presentation titled "A Long-Term Vegetation History of Joshua Tree National Park from Fossil Rodent Middens," at the International Union for Quaternary Research, Cairns, Australia in August.

Jack W. Hou, Economics, gave a seminar at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on “Inter-provincial Migration in China: The Effects of Investment, Migrant Networks” on Nov. 9.

Christine L. Jocoy, Geography, was the lead author (with Vincent Del Casino) of a paper titled "The Politics of Homeless Mobility in Long Beach, CA," at the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers meeting in Long Beach in October. Additionally, she served as the organizer of the special panel session, "Careers in Community College Geography," the organizer and chair of the "Politics of Mobility I" session and the organizer of the "Politics of Mobility II" session.

Joanne Tortorici Luna, Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling, saw her story, "Arlington West: The Things We Carry," published in the book, Cost of Freedom:  The Anthology of Peace and Activism (2007, Howling Dog Press). Her story was originally published in the Santa Monica Mirror's 2004 Veterans Day issue. The newly published book has cover comments by Noam Chomsky, Ramsey Clark, Ralph Nader and Harry Belafonte.

Ingrid M. Martin, Marketing, published her research "What Motivates Individuals to Protect Themselves from Risks? The Case of Wildland Fires" in the journal Risk Analysis, Vol. 27(4), 887-98. The article was co-authored with Holly Bender and Carol Raish (U.S. Forest Service Research).

Wade Martin, Economics, organized a special session at the Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire conference in Ft. Collins, Colorado, October 23-25. The session focused on the findings from a book he co-edited Wildfire Risk: Human Dimensions and Management Implications published by Resources for the Future Press, 2007. He also presented his paper "Valuing the Health Effects of a Prescribed Fire" at the same conference.

Christine M. Rodrigue, Geography, presented "Mars in the Geography Classroom" to the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers conference in Long Beach in October. She was also second and co-presenting author (with Eugenie Rovai of CSU Chico) of a presentation titled "Disaster by Management: International Drug Cartels and the North State National Forest lands," given to the National Social Science Association, Cabo San Lucas, in October.

José Sánchez-H., Film and Electronic Arts, recently collaborated with the Academy Film Archive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) on the creation of a new 35mm subtitled print of the film “Asegure a su mujer” directed by Lewis Seiler. This comedy was made in 1934 for the Latin American film market by Fox Studios. The film was screened at the ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles on Oct. 13 as part of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. On Oct. 14, a newly restored 35mm subtitled print of the classic black and white film of the Mexican cinema golden era, “La virgen que forjó una patria” directed by Julio Bracho in 1942, was screened at LALIFF as part of a collaborative preservation effort of the Film and Electronic Arts Department, LALIFF, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Archivo de Cine y TV, and the Academy Film Archive. Sánchez-H also collaborated as director with award-winning poet Tina Datsko, CSULB alumni composer Stan DeWitt and cinematographer Ron Simonson on the poetry film short “Robinson,” which also screened at LALIFF on Oct. 13. Sánchez-H and Datsko’s feature script “La Paz” was a semifinalist in the 2007 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. It is one of 108 entries out of 5,050 to make the cut in this competition sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

James Manseau Sauceda, Multicultural Center, presented a plenary keynote address at the American Humane's Second Annual Conference on Differential Response in Child Welfare titled "The Declaration of Interdependence: Promoting Peace and Pride by Honoring Cross-Cultural Wisdom." The event, drawing on 400 professionals from across the United States took place on Nov. 16, in Long Beach.

Dmitrii Sidorov, Geography, presented a paper titled "The West in Russian Orthodoxy-inspired Geopolitics" to the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers conference in Long Beach in October. He also chaired the "Geopolitics, Nationalism and Religion" session.

Lora R. Stevens, Geological Sciences, presented a paper titled "The Flip-Side of Drought: Wet Intervals in Yellowstone National Park over the Last 1,400 Years" to the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers conference held in Long Beach in October.

Ray Sumner, Geography, presented a paper titled "Blue Nights in Corsica: Boundedness and Island Identity" to the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers annual meeting held in Long Beach in October. Sumner also co-chaired a special panel session titled "Careers in Community College Geography."

Deborah Thien, Geography, served as co-chair and co-organizer of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers conference held in Long Beach in October. She introduced the keynote speaker Jenny Price, at the opening session and then gave a panel presentation to a special session titled "Twenty-Five Years Later: 'On Not Excluding Half the Human in Human Geography.'"  Additionally, she chaired the "Construction of Subjects, Gender, and Space" session.

Dean Toji, Asian and Asian-American Studies, and Rigoberto Rodriguez, Chicano and Latino Studies, organized and led a field trip for the Long Beach meetings of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers titled "Ethnic Neighborhoods of Los Angeles and Orange Counties" in October.

Victor C. X. Wang, Health and Human Services, co-edited a book Comparative Adult Education around the Globe: International Portraits and Readings of the History, Practice, Philosophy, and Theories of Adult Learning to which he contributed three chapters. One of his chapters is one of the most frequently read chapters by Sage Publications. In addition to being adopted as a required textbook by several premium universities in the United States and catalogued by numerous university libraries in China and Egypt, this book was recently adopted as a required textbook by Penn State University. He saw his research article titled "The Changing Training Patterns in Law Enforcement in the United States" published in International Journal of Vocational Education and Training, a refereed journal that fulfills the International Vocational Education and Training Association's mission to serve as a forum for sharing education and training problems and solutions worldwide.