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Vol 57 No. 13 : June 30, 2005
Vol 57 No. 13 | June 30, 2005


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.

Hamid Rahai, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and CEERS, co-authored a paper titled "Profiles of Two Side-By-Side Jets with Different Momentum Ratios in a Cross Flow," presented at the 35th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, June, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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

Ethical Issues in the Courts: A Companion to Philosophical EthicsEthical Issues
in the Courts: A Companion to Philosophical Ethics

Published in 2005 by Thomson Wadsworth, the second edition of Ethical Issues in the Courts: A Companion to Philosophical Ethics. This "undergraduate casebook" includes excerpts from 73 landmark court decisions on important contemporary issues, including: abortion; euthanasia; assisted suicide; educating children; sex and marriage; gay rights; war, peace and pacifism; environmental rights; animal rights; freedom of expression; religious freedom; racial discrimination; affirmative action; sex discrimination; capital punishment; business ethics; and computer ethics. The volume also includes a glossary, discussion questions, and study guides. The first edition was published in 2000. This new edition includes important recent cases, such as Bush v. Schiavo on euthanasia, Rasul v. Bush on the rights of enemy combatants, Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health on gay marriage, Elk Grove v. Newdow on the pledge of allegiance, and A&M Records v. Napster on downloading music from the Internet. It is designed for use in courses in ethics, critical thinking, and political science. Van Camp is also the co-author of Applying Ethics: A Text with Readings, 8th ed. Published in 2004 by Thomson Wadsworth, it is the publisher's best-selling text in applied ethics. Her Website, "Freedom of Expression at the National Endowment for the Arts," has been on-line since March 1996 thanks to funding from the American Bar Association, which cited it as an "Exemplary" project.

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