Robert Brophy, English, read papers: “Jeffers’
West as Metaphor for the 21st Century” at the Western American
Literature conference, Nov. 1, in Houston; “Jeffers and The
Scientific American” at the Robinson Jeffers Association
conference, February 15, in Carmel; “Jeffers, Frost, and Astronomy,”
contributing also as a discussant in a “Jeffers-Everson Roundtable”
at the American Literature Association conference, May 28, San Francisco;
and “Jeffers, Inhumanism, and a War-Driven World” at the
National Poetry Foundation conference, June 23, Orono, Maine.
Brent C. Dickerson,
Mathematics, is the breeder of the new Amaryllis belladonna variety
“Freya',” which was added in July to the British National
Collection of Crocosmia with Chasmanthe, Tulbaghia and Amaryllis in
Plymouth, England, by request of the holder of the collection. This
variety is notable in being more compact and erect than other Belladonnas
(common name, "Naked Lady"). Another of Dickerson's creations,
the new Bourbon Rose “Charles XII,” is being added to the
British National Collection of Bourbon Roses in Essex, England.
Morteza Ebneshahrashoob, Mathematics,
presented a paper titled "Double Window Acceptance Sampling"
at the 2004 Joint Statistical Meetings held Aug. 8-12 in Toronto. Co-authors
of this paper are CSULB's Tangan Gao and UC Santa Barbara's
Milton Sobel. This paper is published in Naval Research Logistics,
Martin Fiebert, Psychology,
published a paper, "Dating and commitment choices as a function
of ethnicity among American college students in California," in
Psychological Reports,Vol. 94. Co-authors included: Dusty Nugent,
a former CSULB undergraduate, and colleagues Scott Hershberger
and Margo Kasdan.
Steve Fleck, Romance/German/Russian
Languages and Literatures, presented an invited 90-minute lecture
titled "Molière et la musique: une évolution inouïe"
at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, rue d'Ulm, in Paris on June
9. He is working on expanding this material into a book on the evolution
of Molière's late dramaturgy.
Clifton Snider, English,
had two poems, "Ode to the Banana Slug" and "Seppuku,"
published in Riprap No. 26, and he participated in the publication
reading for Riprap at CSULB on May 19. He also had a poem,
"Scrapbook," published in Pearl No. 33, and participated
in Pearl's publication reading on May 16. On May 27, he was
interviewed and read poems on the radio program, "All That Jazz",
on KUNM, Albuquerque, N.M., and he gave a poetry and fiction reading
and book signing at Crane's Bill Books, Albuquerque, on May 29. During
the months of June, July, and August, he had a residence grant at the
Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico in Taos, where he worked on
historical novel and new poems.