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Vol 57 No. 10 : May 18, 2005
Vol 57 No. 10 | May 18, 2005

Laurels

Ketra L. Armstrong, Kinesiology and Physical Education, was selected as president-elect of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport. The association provides advocacy, education, research and outreach initiatives to promote opportunities for girls and women in sport.  

John Bellah, University Police, saw his article on Los Angeles County Sheriff and Police Department automobile testing appear in the March-April issue of Policefleet Manager magazine.    

Vincent J. Del Casino, Geography and Liberal Studies, presented"Queering the spaces of HIV outreach: Rethinking the discourses and practices of 'prevention for positives'" to the Association of American Geographers meeting in Denver during April. Also, he is the co-organizer, chair, and a panelist on the special session, "The Silent Third: Service Responsibilities and Academic Obligations." He gave an invited presentation titled "Sexuality/Health/Geography" to the Tod Spieker Geography Colloquium Series, UCLA, May 6.

Michael McDaniels, Geography, presented a paper titled "Persistence of Culture: Remnants of the Mexican Land Tenure System in Los Angeles and Orange County" to the California Geographical Society, Yosemite, in April.  

Sara Sluss, University Library, was an invited speaker at the 2005 Omniupdate User Conference, held in Palm Springs, Feb. 28 - March 2. Her presentation was titled “Best Practices for Empowering New and Existing Users.” Also, Sluss was invited to present a poster session at the 13th Annual Innovative Users Group Conference held in San Francisco, May 1-4. Her poster was titled “So Exactly WHERE Is That Book Shelved Now?” and described the development of the self-service navigation maps used in the Library's catalog, COAST.  

Clifton Snider, English, co-chaired a discussion of "Academic Freedom Under Attack" at the second annual conference of the CSU-Queer Studies Consortium at held CSU Fresno on April 16.  

Ray Sumner, Geography, gave an invited presentation titled "A Tribute to Joan Clemmons" to the California Geographical Society, Yosemite, in April.

Julie Van Camp, Philosophy, presented an invited paper on "Hate Speech, Oppression and Legal Theory" at a session sponsored by the Committee on Law and Philosophy, American Philosophical Association (APA), San Francisco, March 26. As Pacific Program Chair, she organized two paper sessions for the Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts (SPSCVA) in San Francisco, March 24 and 26. She read a paper, "The Contemporary Visual Arts and the Visual Culture Movement," at the SPSCVA in Chicago on April 28 and chaired a session on Philosophy of Law at the APA-Central meetings in Chicago the same day. She refereed three complete book manuscripts in philosophy of art for Oxford University Press and in philosophy of law for Blackwell's and for Longman/Pearson. Also, she served as an external reviewer for the promotion of a faculty member at Boston University. In addition, she was interviewed for a story on the Teri Schiavo controversy published March 31 in the Long Beach Press-Telegram.    

Eileen Wakiji, University Library, who has served as the health and medical librarian for more than 14 years, was approved recently for membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the distinguished member level. AHIP is the Medical Library Association's peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition credentialing program. It promotes lifelong learning and exemplary professional performance by recognizing achievements in continuing education, teaching, publishing, research and other contributions to the profession.  

Terry Witkowski, Marketing, presented "The Intersection of Neighborhood and Nation: General Book Store in Chicago, 1938-1947" at the 12th Conference for Historical Analysis and Research in Marketing (CHARM), held aboard the Queen Mary, April 28-May 1. He was the local arrangements chair for the meeting and was elected President of the CHARM Association, for 2005-07.
Book Review

Measurement Theory in Action: Case Studies and ExercisesHot Popsicles

Charles Harper Webb, English

By winning the University of Wisconsin's prestigious Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry for his book Liver (1999), Charles Harper Webb became eligible to publish in the UW Press Poetry Series. The result is his new collection of 50 prose poems, Hot Popsicles.

“The book tells accessible stories that are often funny, but also carry a fair amount of darkness and, I hope, psychological depth,” Webb said. He writes, in the title poem, “He loves roaring down oak-canopied streets, his truck clanging 'Night on Bald Mountain' as he shrieks 'Hot popsicles!' and the kids who've surged out of their houses, waving Mom's limp dollar bills, stampede back inside, wailing.” This book is in the tradition of Webb's Stand Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology: poems, which are accessible enough for general readers, but complex enough to challenge literary professionals.

“These poems go over well in performance,” he said. “They can be surrealistic and strange, but people seem to relate. There's laughter, but there's pathos too, and psychological insight.”

Webb is a licensed psychotherapist and worked as a professional singer and guitarist for many years. He earned his MFA in professional writing and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from USC, as well as an M.A. from the University of Washington and a bachelor's degree from Rice University. He joined the university in 1984.

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