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Houri Berberian, History, presented “Armenians and the Russian, Ottoman, and Iranian Revolutions” at the “The Euphoria of Liberty: The 1908 Revolution in the Ottoman Empire” conference being held in Paris, France, in June on the occasion of the centenary of the Young Turk revolution.

Michael Connor, Psychology, presented a workshop, "Dads' Roles in Parenting," at Redwood Day School in Oakland in January; in February, he was honored among "100 Awardees in Education" at the 100 Black Men of Orange County's annual gala event; also in February, he was a panelist ("Choosing a College and a Career") at Berkeley High School's Career Day; in March, he chaired and presented on a symposium titled "The National Association of Black Psychologists: 40 Years in Review" at the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference in Chicago; in April, he attended the Black Male Summit at the University of Akron and presented his fathering best practices model (the Role of Men) at the Nelson Chair Roundtable on Networking Community Based Programs at Boston College; in May, he functioned as a community elder at the graduation ceremony for the Passport to the Future Program in Irvine and presented an address regarding fathers' involvement at the Solano County's Black Infant Health's Client Reunion in Suisun, Calif. 

Amy Essington, History, participated in the session on “Work and Family: The Perspective from Graduate School Roundtable” at the Fourteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women in June. She received a travel grant from the North American Society for Sport History, and in June was a reader for the U.S. History AP Exam.

Stan Finney, Geological Sciences, presented the lecture "The Cambrian to Carboniferous Odyssey of Cuyania - The Greater Precordillera Terrane of Western Argentina" at the Universidad Nacional de Tucuman and the Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Tucuman and La Plata, Argentina, on May 13 and 15, respectively, and at the Universidad de la Republica in Montevideo, Uruguay, on May 19.

Laura Foster, University College and Extension Services, was selected recently to be “Member of the Year” for the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council. She was acknowledged for exceeding expectations in support of the organization, its activities and for raising the bar and standards for all she was involved in. Additionally her performance was commended by the board’s selection of Foster as next year’s first vice president. 

Andrew Jenks, History, completed an article, “Thinking Inside and Outside the Box: The Paradoxes of the Palekh Lacquer.” The essay provides the main overview and analysis in the catalogue for the exhibit "Palekh: Icons to Souvenir Boxes to Icons," which opens this fall at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Neb., and will be shown also in Europe in 2009.

Troy Johnson, History, contributed the following articles: “Native Nations and American Presidents: A History,” to Smithsonian Institute (forthcoming 2009); Foreword to “Native American Policy during the Gilded Age” (forthcoming 2008); and “American Indian Movement,” “Native Americans;” and “American Indian Activism in the ‘60s” to the Encyclopedia of American Indian History,

Tim Keirn, History, presented papers relating to history education and early modern world history at conferences in Milwaukee, Pittsburg, Portland, and San Diego. This summer, he presented papers at the World History Association Conference at the University of London and at a world history symposium at Wabash College in Indiana. He remains active in AP World History (APWH) and currently serves as the Senior Reviewer for the APWH national audit, and was a question leader at the APWH reading at Colorado State in June. He is co-principal investigator on three grants relating to history teacher education: “Raising the Visibility of Asia in Teacher Preparation” (Freeman Foundation), “World History for Us All” (Ahmanson Foundation), and “Reading Institutes for Advanced Performance” (CSU Chancellor’s Office). He has been a participant in a project to design a model for developing integrated teacher education programs utilizing open educational resources in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. As part of this project, he presented a series of workshops at Lucknow University and wrote a prospectus delivered to the Hewlett Foundation, the National Knowledge Commission of India, and the World Bank in New Delhi. In addition to a number of book reviews, he has recently written several entries—“Tea,” “Atlantic Migration,” and “The Columbian Exchange” in the forthcoming Encyclopedias of Modern World History (Oxford and Cambridge University Presses) and he published an essay, “Migration in the Early Modern World: A Historiographic Approach,” in a collection edited by Kathy Callahan for the College Board.

Arlene Lazarowitz, History, presented "Building a Coalition: Hubert H. Humphrey, American Jews and Israel," at the American Jewish History conference, June.

Tina Matuchniak and Jennifer Smith, English, coordinated a panel discussion along with graduate students Jann Harris, Christy Krumm and Vincent Gutierrez, at the 2008 Festival of Scholarship on Collaborative Inquiry at Western Washington University. The discussion sought to examine areas of need in the pre-service instruction and professional development of future college/university teachers.

John Murray, Educational Psychology, Administration, and Counseling, published an article titled “Crisis Management in the Community College” in the Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 32(7), 480-495.

Sharlene Sayegh, History, delivered “Global City, Local Politics: Notting Hill Carnival and the Politics of Citizenship” at the World History Association's Annual Meeting in London in June. She was elected president of the California World History Association in November 2006 and is working on the association’s second annual conference to be held at San Francisco State University in November. Her book, Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles, went into production with University of Pennsylvania Press and will be available in October. In addition, she was featured in the documentary, “Tous les Habits de Monde,” which was produced for the French television network, ARTE.

Hugh Wilford, History, participated on a panel he organized at the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations at Ohio State University in June.

Terry Witkowski, Marketing, presented "Global Food Marketing Systems and Local Cultural Change in the Developing World" at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Macromarketing Society, Clemson University, S.C., June 4-7. The paper was published in the conference proceedings.