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.
Martin Fiebert, Psychology, published an annotated
bibliography titled "References examining assaults by women on
their spouses or male partners" in Sexuality and Culture,
Vol. 8, Nos. 3-4.
Hamid Hefazi, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
was the invited speaker at Boeing Phantom Works' "Boeing Distinguished
Researcher and Scholar Seminar Series (B-DRASS)" on Nov. 14. His
presentation was titled "Automated Shape Optimization."
Michael LaCourse, Kinesiology and Physical Education,
had a manuscript titled "Cerebral and cerebellar sensorimotor plasticity
following motor imagery-based mental practice of a sequential movement"
published in the July/August issue of the Journal of Rehabilitation
Research and Development.
Joanne Tortorici Luna, Educational Psychology, Administration
and Counseling, published a juried article with co-author Kendall Johnson
titled "Adapting critical incident stress management to the schools:
A multi-agency approach" in the Journal of School Violence,
Vol. 3, No. 4.
Vincent Novack, director, Institutional Research,
co-authored an article with Laura Rendon, Educational
Psychology, Administration and Counseling, and David Dowell,
vice provost and director of Strategic Planning, titled “Testing Race-Neutral
Admissions Models: Lessons from California State University, Long Beach”
in the Review of Higher Education, Vol. 28, No. 2. The publication
was devoted to the issue of universal access to higher education. The
article discussed the history of access in California beginning with
the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education through to the current day
including the ramifications of the Bakke decision, Prop. 209, and the
Supreme Court's 2003 University of Michigan decision. The core of the
piece is a discussion of CSULB necessarily limiting access via impaction
and what outcomes and lessons have resulted from that experience.
Ramses Toma, Family and Consumer Sciences, was elected
for a second two-year term as vice president of the Association of Egyptian
American Scholars in the United States.