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Laurels

Kirstyn Chun, Counseling and Psychological Services, gave a peer-reviewed presentation titled “Navigating ‘The Chart: Negotiation of Boundaries in LGBT Communities on Campus” at the 2007 ACPA/NASPA Joint Meeting held in Orlando, on April 4.

Karen Clippinger, Dance, recently published her textbook Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology: Principles and Exercises for Improving Technique and Avoiding Common Injuries. It has been praised for its accuracy and detail with practical applications for dancers.
James Davis, Kinesiology, published a refereed journal article titled “Scaling of lactate threshold by peak oxygen uptake and by fat-free mass0.67” in the May issue of Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging.

Vincent Del Casino, Geography, has been showcased as the “Featured Profile” on the Association of American Geographers Medical Geography Specialty Group’s Web page.

Lesley Farmer, Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling, recently saw Chandos Publishing release her book The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Value in the Digital World. Chapters are contributed by CSULB University Librarians Joseph Aubele, Henry DuBois, Susan Jackson, Tracey Mayfield, Sara Sluss, and Tiffini Travis. The volume examines how librarians provide value-added information/reference service in a technology-rich library environment. Royalties from the book sales will go to support student scholarships for the CSULB Librarianship program.

Robert H. Friis, Health Science, presented one paper and one poster at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in Boston, Nov. 4-8. The paper presentation was titled, “Body Mass Index, Physical Activity, and Race/Ethnicity.” The poster presentation was, “Cambodian New Year Survey of Tobacco Use.”

John Jung, Psychology, has published a social history titled Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain from Yin and Yang Press.

Liz Philipose, Women’s Studies, has published two articles in spring 2007: “Decolonizing Political Theory” in The Journal of Radical Pedagogy; and “The Politics of Pain and the End of Empire” in the International Feminist Journal of Politics.

Kent Richmond, English, presented a paper titled “Staging Shakespeare Translations” at the 96th Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English in Nashville in November.

Victor M. Rodriguez, Chicano and Latino Studies, read a paper titled “Color-Blind Ideology in Leftist Political Discourse and Practice in Puerto Rico” and spoke on the topic “Socialization into a Color-Blind Ideology: A Personal Narrative” in a plenary panel on “Recent Developments in Latino Race and Ethnic Theory” at the Seventh Biennial Conference of the Puerto Rican Studies Association held at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., on Oct. 7. Also, he was a panelist in “The Politics of Crossing Borders: The History and Sociology of Chairing a Chicano and Latino Studies Department” Roundtable Panel at the 2006 Conference of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American studies, on Nov. 4, at CSU Dominguez Hills. He lectured on “The Role of the Puerto Rican Diaspora in Puerto Rico’s Struggle for Independence” at the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Law School in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, on Feb. 23. On Feb. 24, he was interviewed on two radio programs in WAEL 600 Mayaguez, “Voice of Labor,” a Western Labor Federation of Puerto Rico radio program on labor and immigration and on “Patria y Libertad,” the pro-independence movement radio program and the role of the Puerto Rican diaspora in Puerto Rico’s struggle for independence. On April 2, he offered a keynote presentation “‘Color Blind’ Ideology and the Retention and Success of Students of Color in Higher Education” at the “Exploring Diversity in Higher Education: Building the Human Capacity” conference sponsored by the Diversity and Multiculturalism Division, Office of the Chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minn. He gave a keynote presentation on “Anti-Racist Leadership and Strategies for University Presidents” to the 32 presidents and the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system as part of a program sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor at the Wells Fargo Place, St. Paul, Minn., on April 2. His guest column “‘Quo Vadis’ Puerto Rico? When Corruption Becomes the Norm” was published on the online publication Hispanic Vista on Feb. 1.

Clifton Snider, English, has published a review of Alan Hollinghurst’s novel The Line of Beauty in the International Gay and Lesbian Review, April.

Jonathan Talberg, Music, conducted the Music Educator’s National Convention “All-Eastern Honor Choir” in Hartford, Conn., in March. The ensemble of 355 singers from 13 states plus Washington, D.C., was made up of vocalists who scored in the top 10 percent of their individual state’s “All-State Honor Choir.” Additionally, he has assumed editorship of a choral series bearing his name with Pavanne Publishing (distributed by Hal Leonard). The first two octavos of music were released internationally in January. The two works, “Since Feeling is First” and “At Morning’s Twilight” were written by CSULB alums Joshua Chai and Cory Johnson, respectively.

Julie Van Camp, Philosophy, published an article titled “Martha Graham’s Legal Legacy” in Dance Chronicle 30:1 (2007), pp. 67-99. She also presented a paper titled “Artist, Get your Gun” at the American Philosophical Association meetings held in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 30. She presented “Commentary on Modality, Individuation, and the Ontology of Art” at the APA Pacific meetings in San Francisco, April 6; served as chair and commentator for three papers for the Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts, also in San Francisco, April 6; presented lecture/workshops on “Criticism and Analysis of the Arts” for faculty and students at Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina, March 29-30; and refereed a book proposal in philosophy of law for Oxford University Press.

John Wang, Criminal Justice, organized an international panel titled “From Criminal Investigation to Forensic Science” at the 44th annual meeting of Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Wang invited two scholars from China to join the panel including Yaping Luo, dean of forensic science at China Police University who delivered a paper titled “Forensic Science Curriculum in China.” The second panelist was Xiaofan Shi, director of forensic chemistry at China Criminal Police College, who delivered a paper titled “The Analysis of the Extraction of Black Water-Based Pen Inks by High Performance Liquid Chromatography.” Wang also included Carl Fan, a master’s candidate in criminal justice at CSULB, who presented a paper on “Calculation Pitch Angle of Rifling Lines: An Empirical Approach,” a project he did in Wang’s forensic science class. In addition, Wang presented a paper on “Digital Software Application in Teaching Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science,” a summary based on his years of teaching high-tech crime and forensic science at CSULB.

Frederick Wegener, English, presented a paper titled “Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: Self-Fixation and Inauthenticity in The Custom of the Country,” on a panel on “Narcissism in Edith Wharton’s Works,” at the Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia in December.

Barbara White, Nursing, co-authored a book titled The Nurse Practitioner in Long Term Care: Guidelines for Clinical Practice. Contributors include Nursing’s Eileen Croke and Family and Consumer Science’s Mary Jacob.

Khonsura Aaron Wilson, Black Studies, organized and chaired a panel of four CSULB students presenting papers at the National Council of Black Studies Conference. They discussed the topic of African male and female relationships. Also, he presented a paper titled “Flipping Scripts and Flip Flopping: The Internal Self-Criticism of Hip Hop Expression” on March 15.