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Laurels

Laurels

Julian Segura Camacho, Chicano and Latino Studies, recently saw the fifth publication in three years of a book titled Higher Education as Ignorance: The Contempt of Mexicans in the American Educational System, published by Rowman and Littlefield. He also is editing another book titled Chalino for Floricante Press.

Adrian Verdié de Vas Romero, Music, has two new pieces for two tubas published by Encore Music Publishers. The scores are available at www.encoremuspub.com.

Lesley Farmer, Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling, saw the debut in July of her photography show titled “Lesley Farmer: Finding Beautiful Patterns Everywhere” at the Showcase Gallery in Santa Ana. The show continues through Aug. 24. 

Art Gittleman, Computer Engineering/Computer Science, presented a paper titled "Game Programming Projects" at the International Conference on the Foundations of Education in Computer Science in Las Vegas on July 15. He chaired the session on accreditation.

John Jung, Psychology, held book signings for his memoir Southern Fried Rice at the Marin County Chinese Association, San Rafael, on June 29 and at the Berkeley Chinese Community Church on July 1.

Christopher Lowe, Esteban Fernandez-Juricic and CSULB graduate student Bonnie Rogers, Biological Sciences, and Lawrence Frank of UC San Diego, saw their article titled “Utilizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to Assess the Effects of Angling-Induced Barotraumas on Rockfish (Sebastes)” published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. The Canadian journal also published an article by alumna Erica Jarvis, now with the California Department of Fish and Game, and Lowe titled “The Effects of Barotrauma on the Catch-and-Release Survival of Southern California Nearshore and Shelf Rockfish (Scorpaenidai, Sebastes spp)." Lowe, with student Lyall Bellquist and Professor Jennifer Caselle of UC Santa Barbara, published “Fine-Scale Movement Patterns, Site Fidelity and Habitat Selection of Ocean Whitefish (Caulolailus princeps) in Fisheries Research. Lowe presented “Why Do They Bite and Sting? What Do We Know About Sharks and Stingrays in Southern California?” as part of the Orange County Natural History Lecture Series on July 9 at the Santa Ana Zoo.

Joanne Tortorici Luna, Educational Psychology, Administration, and Counseling, and a core faculty member of the interdisciplinary Emergency Services Administration masters degree program, presented an invited paper titled "First Responder Training:  Promoting Resiliency and Self-Care" at the 2008 Western Regional Preparedness Conference - Solutions for Emerging Threats, in Las Vegas, on July 16. Tortorici Luna also presented workshops on "Disaster Mental Health/Acute Stress Management" and "Children in War" in June and July at Antioch University, Los Angeles.

John Murray, Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling, recently published “New Faculty Members’ Perceptions of Academic Work Life” in Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 17(1-2), 107-128.

Julie Van Camp, Philosophy, published “Slovak National Ballet” in the Washington-based Dance View (Spring 2008). She also presented these papers: “Privacy, Feminism, and Moral Responsibility in the Work of Elizabeth Lane Beardsley,” Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP) Pacific Meeting, CSU Fullerton, April 12; “Identity in Dance: The Quixotic Quest of Essentialism and the Promise of Pragmatism,” Conference on “The Aesthetics of Dance: Ontology, Cognition, Emotion,” Centre Culturel André Malraux de Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France, May 22; and “Yes, But Is It Vandalism?: Graffiti, Conceptual Criminals, Artists and Free Speech” at the conference on Everyday Aesthetics at the International Institute of Applied Aesthetics, Lahti, Finland, June 18.

Althea Waites, Music, was the featured soloist in a performance of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with the Southeast Symphony at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on July 20 to mark the orchestra's 60th anniversary. To her knowledge, Waites is the first CSULB faculty artist to be a featured soloist at Disney Hall.

Victor C. X. Wang, Professional Studies, published four refereed journal articles in June and July — “Chinese Knowledge Transmitters or Western Learning Facilitators” appeared in Perspectives: The New York Journal of Adult Learning; “Adult Teaching Philosophies in Postmodern China” was published in the Journal of International Forum of Teaching and Studies; and “Adult Teaching Methods in China and Bloom’s Taxonomy” in the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. He co-authored the latter with Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling’s Lesley Farmer. The fourth article, “Transformative Learning and Ancient Asian Perspectives,” was published in the Journal of Transformative Education by Sage Publications and co-authored with Fordham University’s Kathleen King.

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