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Vol 58 No. 1 : January, 2006
Vol 58 No. 1 | January, 2005


Walter F. Baber , Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration, saw the publication of his latest book Deliberative Environmental Politics: Democracy and Ecological Rationality (co-authored with Robert V. Bartlett of Purdue University) published by MIT Press.

Norman Carter , Geography, gave a paper, "Movin' on up: Residential Living Rises to New Heights in Orange County," to the annual meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers in Phoenix in October.

Vincent Del Casino , Geography, served on a panel at the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers conference in October in Phoenix. The panel's topic was titled "On the Challenges of Qualitative Inquiry and Analysis." In addition, he chaired a special session titled "Meet the Editors."

Robert Harman , Anthropology, is author of "Anthropology and the Aged," a chapter in the 2005 book by Greenwood Publishers titled Applied Anthropology: Domains of Application . On Nov. 3, Harman spoke to an audience of UC Irvine undergraduate anthropology majors on "The Applied Anthropology Master's Program at CSULB."

Christine L. Jocoy , Geography, published a review of the book, Architectures of Knowledge: Firms, Capabilities, and Communities , by Ash Amin and Patrick Cohendet, in the journal Regional Studies in 2005. Also, she was lead author and presenter, with David DiBiase of Pennsylvania State University, of a presentation titled "Copy and Paste Plagiarism: Addressing Academic Integrity in Online Geography Education" to the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers meeting in Phoenix in October.

Joanne Tortorici Luna , Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling, made a juried presentation on Nov. 11 titled "Self-Care for the Healer: Occupational Satisfaction and Stress in Equine-Partnered Instructors and Therapists" at the 2005 North American Riding for the Handicapped Conference and Annual Meeting in Houston. Co-investigators were Joy Rittenhouse, founder, executive director, and head instructor; and Cristiane Dupuis, program director of Move a Child Higher (MACH1) Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program in Pasadena. Tortorici Luna also published a juried book review for the December PsycCRITIQUES , the American Psychological Association's Review of Books. The article is titled "Surviving Trauma" and reviews Thriving in the Wake of Trauma: A Multicultural Guide by Thema Bryant-Davis , a member of the Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling faculty.

Christine M. Rodrigue , Geography, published a refereed article, "Jim Blaut's Critique of Diffusionism through a Neolithic Lens: Animal Domestication in the Near East," in the November issue of Antipode . Also, she was the fourth and presenting author of a paper delivered at the American Geophysical Union in December, "Geosciences Student Recruitment Strategies at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB): Earth System Science/Community-Research Based Education Partnerships." The other co-authors were Elizabeth L. Ambos , Gregory Holk , Richard Behl , and R. Daniel Francis (Geological Sciences); David Whitney (Psychology); Suzanne P. Wechsler (Geography); Christopher T. Lee (Geography); and Daniel O. Larson (Anthropology). In addition, Rodrigue had a letter to the editor about "Katrina and the Role of Government" published in the New York Times on Sept. 13.

José Sánchez-H., Film and Electronic Arts, along with award-winning poet Tina Michelle Datsko, had their 35mm short film, News for Manuela on the Death of Bolivar, invited to screen at the Latin American Film Festival in Lisbon on Sept. 23.   Sánchez-H. collaborated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Archive, the Puerto Rican Film Commission, and the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) on the June 14 screening at the Egyptian Theatre of the   Academy Award Nominee film Lo que le pasó a Santiago ( Whatever Happened to Santiago ) by Jacobo Morales.   This screening was part of the annual event sponsored by the Academy Film Archive, the Film and Electronic Arts Department, and LALIFF.   In addition, Sánchez-H. was the moderator on Oct. 25 at the LALIFF panel,   "Preservation of Latino Films and Creation of Latino Film Collection at the Academy Film Archive." Also, he was invited by LALIFF co-founders, Edward James Olmos and Marlene Dermer, to do a reading and signing of his new book, My Mother's Bolivian Kitchen: Recipes and Recollections at the Egyptian Theatre, on Oct. 23.   On Oct. 30, he participated in the presentation at the Egyptian Theatre of a new 35mm subtitled print of the Academy Award Nominee Mexican film Macario (1959) by Roberto Gavaldón.   The new print was created in collaboration with the Academy Film Archive, Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, Film and TV Archive of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; and CSULB's Department of Film and Electronic Arts.

Nancy Strow Sheley , English and Liberal Studies, has had three articles published recently –   "Taking Up the Gauntlet:   George Henry Hall's Raspberries, 1868," American Art (Smithsonian), Fall 2005; "The Language of Flowers in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Other Nineteenth-Century American Works," RALS ( Resources for American Literary Study , Vol. 30 (2005); and "Genocide as Negative Assessment of Education System: Rwanda Rebuilds Through Life Skills in Primary Curriculum," Kansas English (Winter 2005). Also, Sheley presented two conference papers –   "Petunias, Pomegranates, and Pines in Uncle Tom's Cabin:   Stowe's Subtext Says It with Flowers" at the American Literature Conference in Boston, in May; and "The Language of Flowers as Subtext:   Conflicted Messages of Domesticity in Mary Wilkins Freeman's Short Fiction" at the T/Vad Text and Image Conference at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England, in September.

Ramses Toma , Family and Consumer Sciences, authored a publication on the use of rosemary extract as antioxidant on frozen pre-cooked beef patties published in the December issue of International Food Research .

Althea Waites , Music, accepted a residency at Pennsylvania's Haverford College from Nov. 13-19. She gave a master class on the piano music of William Grant Still and Elinor Remick Warren, two American composers whose works are featured on Waites' 2004 CD titled "Along the Western Shore." She also gave a lecture-recital featuring music by these composers and worked with students who currently are studying piano. Haverford College is recognized as one of the top liberal arts institutions in the U.S.

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