Christina Bowman, retired lecturer of the Departments of English and Comparative Literature and Classics, received the Sierra Club’s highest mountaineering honor, the Francis P. Farquhar Award, on Aug. 4 at the annual awards ceremony held in San Francisco.
George D. Demos, professor emeritus of educational psychology, co-authored “Philosophical Psychology: A New Frontier in Education and Therapy: Psychological Humanism-Maslow Revisited” with the late William F. O’Neill, CSULB alumnus and husband of former Mayor Beverly O’Neill. iUniverse.com published the textbook in September.
David Fine, professor emeritus of English, wrote the fiction novel, “Missing Persons,” which was published by The Troy Book Makers in 2012.
John Jung, professor emeritus of psychology, gave an invited talk, “How U.S.-China Relations Affect the Lives of Chinese in America,” at the National Conference of the U.S.-China Peoples’ Friendship Association in Washington, D.C., in April 2012. He spoke about his book, “Sweet and Sour: Life in Chinese Family Restaurants,” at the Portland, Ore., Chinese Student Scholarship Fundraiser in May. RTHK Television Hong Kong interviewed him about the history of Chinese laundries and restaurants in the U.S. for their documentary series, “Overseas Chinese.” In October, Jung gave a talk, “The Changing Face of Chinese in America,” at the Western Regional Conference of the U.S.-China Peoples’ Friendship Association in San Gabriel, Calif.
Paulino Lim, Jr., professor emeritus of English, read a paper, “The Diplopic Consciousness of Overseas Filipino Writers,” at the Ninth International Conference on Philippine Studies, held at Michigan State University in October. He also published a short story, “Friar Shakespeare,” in the e-zine Our Own Voice, accessible online. He taught a class for the CSULB Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 2013 winter session, entitled “Stage Drunk: Intoxication as a Dramatic Device.”
Larry L. Meyer, professor emeritus of journalism, co-authored, with Claudia Jurmain and David Lavender, “Rancho Los Alamitos: Ever Changing, Always the Same,” published in 2011 by Heyday Books. In 2012, the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) honored the book, its publisher and the Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation with a Leadership in History Award of Merit.
Arnold T. Schwab, professor emeritus of English, reviewed the book “Lad’s Love: An Anthology of Uranian Poetry and Prose,” edited by Michael Matthew Kaylor, for the December issue of Sexuality and Culture.