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Walter F. Baber, Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration, has been named the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Environmental Policy at the Polytechnic Institute of Turin for 2009. He will be in residence in Italy during the spring semester, teaching and conducting research on international environmental law.

Bipasha Baruah, Geography, has published two papers, "Gendered Realities: Exploring Property Ownership and Tenancy Relationships in Urban India" in World Development (35) and "Assessment of Public-Private-NGO Partnerships: Water and Sanitation Services in Slums" in Natural Resources Forum (31).

John Bellah, University Police, recently participated in an advisory council to the Illinois-based Federal Signal Safety and Security Systems. The council was made up of industry colleagues from across the country. The objective was to share ideas on products and services that enable Federal Signal to be responsive to the needs of emergency personnel. 

Vincent Del Casino and Christine Jocoy, Geography, recently published "Neoliberal Subjectivities, the 'New' Homelessness, and Struggles over Spaces of/in the City" in the journal Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography 40(1), pp. 191-199.

Neil Hultgren, English, recently published an article titled “Imperial Melodrama in Willkie Collins’ `The Moonstone’” in the most recent issue of Victorians Institute Journal.

John Jung, Psychology, recently delivered a talk on “Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain” at a book signing sponsored by the Desert Jade Women’s Group in Phoenix, Ariz., on March 2. He also delivered a presentation titled “Why Have I Become More Chinese As I Grow Older: Digging Up and Preserving My Chinese History in America” before the Asian American Pacific Studies program at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., on March 3. 

John Murray, Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling, presented a paper titled "Vietnam Community Colleges" at the Community Colleges for International Development Conference held in Long Beach with Mike MacCallum, Long Beach City College, and Judy Murray, Lonestar Community College District in Tomball, Texas.

Shira Tarrant, Women's Studies, was invited to discuss her book Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Power (Routledge 2008). She appeared at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (Feb. 26), Duke University (Feb. 25) and at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, N.C. (Feb. 24).