Eric Besnard, Adelien Schmitz and Hamid Hefazi, Mechanical
and Aerospace Engineering, presented a paper titled "Automated
Hydrodynamic Shape Optimization Using Neural Networks” to the Society
of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) 2004 Maritime Technology
Conference in Washington, D.C., Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
Gail Frank, Family and Consumer Sciences, has been
named to the editorial board of Obesity Management, a new journal
with its initial issue coming out in January. Also, Frank serves
as a faculty member for a national certificate program on "Motivational
Interviewing Techniques" to assist therapists with families and
children with obesity, is on the Long Beach Healthy Kids Coalition,
the OC Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative (NuPAC) and the
American Dietetic Association, Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent
William Gibson, Sociology, has been appointed a Faculty
Fellow at the Yale University Center for Cultural Sociology in recognition
of his previous books and current research on the cultural re-enchantment
Lisa Glatt, English, recently received a 2004 fellowship
from Civetella Ranieri Center in Italy in connection with her novel
A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That published in June
by Simon and Schuster and reviewed in the New York Times. She
also saw “The Earth From Every Angle,” a collaborative short story written
with David Mizner, published in the Journal News in October
as well as a short story titled “Cream” published in Swink.
Norma Stoltz Chinchilla, Sociology/Women's Studies,
was elected co-chair, (with Professor Victor Ortiz, Chair, Mexican/Caribbean
Studies, Northeastern University, Chicago, Ill.) of the Latino Studies
Section of the Latin American Studies Association at their International
Congress in Las Vegas. The director of Latin American Studies at CSULB
will serve as section co-chair until the next LASA Congress to be held
in Puerto Rico in the spring of 2006.
Christian Soe, Political Science, gave an invited
two-hour presentation as part of the UCLA program, "The Changing
Face of Europe." His critical examination of "The New Right-Wing
Extremism in Western Europe" was held at the Center for European
and Eurasian Studies on Aug. 11. Soe has also edited, for the 22nd time
since he began the series in 1983, another volume of the annually revised
anthology Comparative Politics 04/05 (McGraw-Hill/Dushkin).
He is also editor (with David Conradt and Gerald Kleinfeld) of
the new book, A Precarious Victory: Gerhard Schroeder and the 2002
German Elections (Berghahn Books), the third in a series of German
election and party studies by this editorial team.
Julie Van Camp, Philosophy, published “Colorization
Revisited” in Contemporary Aesthetics (a blind-refereed online
journal), Vol. 2 ( http://www.contempaesthetics.org ); refereed an article
for the Handbook of Information Security (John Wiley and Sons);
refereed a research proposal for Montana State University; and presented
a workshop on “Aesthetics: Critical Thinking about Art” for K-6 teachers
in Fresno on Dec. 2.