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Ferdinand Arcinue, Counseling and Psychological Services, gave a peer-reviewed poster presentation titled "Strategies for the Group Supervision of Trainees" at the 2007 Western Psychological Association Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 5.

John Bellah, University Police, was recognized recently by the Public Safety Writer’s Association meeting in Las Vegas with a first and second place, as well as an honorable mention, in the technical writing category with “2006 Police Fleet Expo,” “Oil Change Intervals” and “Front-end Alignment Basics.”

Steve Fleck, Romance/German/Russian Languages and Literatures, gave a conference paper titled "Farce, Parody and Cliché in Late Molière" on May 12 at the North American Society for 17th Century French Studies annual meeting, held at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Robert H. Friis, Health Science, attended the first national conference of the Journal of Public Health. The theme of the conference held May 9-11 in Lisbon, Portugal was social, cultural, and economic determinants of health. Friis presented a paper titled, “Frequency of Tobacco Use Among Cambodian Americans.”

Wendy Griffin, Women's Studies, recently acted as a consultant to the Assistant Attorney General of the State of Iowa regarding a case of suspected religious discrimination filed by Wiccan prisoners.

Sharon R. Guthrie, Kinesiology, published a 2007 article titled "Quantifying Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness: A comparison of unidimensional and multidimensional instrumentation” in the Journal of Sport Sciences, 25(8), 845-850.

Jeff High, Romance, German, and Russian Languages and Literatures, recently published the articles "Friedrich Schiller: The Author of Literary Prose" in the volume Friedrich Schiller. Playwright, Poet, Philosopher, Historian edited by Paul Kerry for the Oxford University Press in 2007 and "Schiller, National Wars for Independence, and 'merely political' Revolutions" in Schiller, National Poet - Poet of Nations, Nicholas Martin, ed., (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006). Also, he published encyclopedia articles on Schiller's "Wallenstein" and "The Criminal of Lost Honor" and Heinrich von Kleist's "The Beggar Woman of Locarno” for The Literary Encyclopedia He again co-directs the German Summer School of the University of New Mexico this year in consortium with CSULB.

John Jung, Psychology, discussed his books Southern Fried Rice: Life in a Chinese Laundry in the Deep South and Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain at book signing events held at the Kings County Library in Hanford on May 17, at the Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton on May 19 and at the Salinas Lodge of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance on May 21.

Liz Philipose, Women's Studies, has published an article titled "The Politics of Pain and the Uses of Torture" in Signs, Vol. 32, summer 2007, a Special Issue on War and Terror.

Fran Siegel, Art, recently served as the official U.S. representative to the IX International Biennial of Cuenca, Ecuador, held April 11. The project, including a full catalogue, was funded by the U.S. State Department Office of Cultural Affairs. Siegel created a site-specific installation integrating light with architecture. The event was offered in collaboration with San Pedro’s Angels Gate Cultural Center and was curated by Kristina Newhouse, curator at the Torrance Art Museum who received her MFA in ceramics from CSULB.

Clifton Snider, English, recently saw the translation into Russian of his article titled "Synchronicity and the Trickster in The Importance of Being Earnest," originally published in The Wildean: A Journal of Oscar Wilde 27 (2005), by Maxim Lenyadin and posted on the scholarly Internet site, "Opus Magnum," on June 5.

John Wang, Criminal Justice, saw his newest book titled Asia Organized Crime and Gangs in the U.S. published in English by the Press of China Public Security University and is considered the first book on such a topic. The university is ranked as the first in China in academic vigor and research standards on criminal justice education. The book, published in hard and soft cover, features 13 articles written by Wang for various refereed journals in the U.S. from 1993-2005. The articles cover a variety of subjects, ranging from Triads, gang affiliation pattern, bank robbery and illegal immigration, to Laotian/Hmong gangs. Wang demonstrated his application of 10 research approaches such as trend study, contextual study, survey study (quantitative analysis), interview study (qualitative analysis), theory testing study, theory and policy construction study, modus operandi analysis study, content analysis, case study, and field study.In the appendix, Wang provides a list of journals, abstract, indexes and online Web sites on criminal justice and criminology by category and alphabetic order.

Terry Witkowski, Marketing, presented "The American Marketing Journal, the National Marketing Review, and the Intellectual Origins of the Journal of Marketing" at the 2007 Conference on Historical Analysis and Research in Marketing (CHARM), Duke University, May 17-20. He was also re-elected CHARM Association President for 2007-09.