Farley, anthropology graduate student, won first place in the student
paper competition at the 77th annual meetings of the Southwestern Anthropological
Association for her paper entitled "'Armed with Truth and Fire': Discursive
Formulations of Indigenous Resistance in Chiapis." The award includes a
$200 prize and publication of her paper in the association newsletter. The meetings,
held April 27-30 in Pasadena, also featured graduate student research papers
by Stacy Peacher, "Applied Medical Anthropology: Three
Research Projects in Ethnically Diverse Communities," and Kristina
Casper-Denman, "When Rocks Collide: Stones and Symbols at the
Maidu Interpretive Center."
Christo has been named University Assessment Coordinator. Christo is
the School Psychology Program Coordinator in the Department of Special Education,
Rehabilitation and School Psychology in the College of Education. Christo also
serves on the campus National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
committee and has worked with various departments across campus in departmental
reviews. She is a program reviewer for the National Association of School Psychologists
and has reviewed submissions from throughout the country.
Anthropology, was elected president of the Southwestern Anthropological Association
during the association's annual meeting April 27-30 in Pasadena. Castaneda served
as a panelist for the session "Toward an Anthropological Research Agenda
in China" and chaired the session "Reproducing Kinship: Making and
Managing Contemporary Meanings of Family." The 78th annual meeting of the
association will be held next April in Sacramento. Individuals interested in
serving on the SWAA annual meeting planning committee can contact her at email@example.com.
Psychology, is the new president of Phi Kappa Phi for the 2006-07 year. Other
officers elected are professors Jeri Langham, vice president; Joe Digiorgio,
treasurer; Rebecca Cameron, secretary; Kal Gezi, public relations; Paula Eldot,
member-at-large; and Sutee Sujitparapitaya, president-elect.
Freund, Academic Affairs/Telecommunications, spoke at the ribbon-cutting
ceremony launching the city of Sacramento’s wireless Internet access on
April 4. After, he was interviewed by Channel 10 about the future of wireless
Baranowski, Foreign Languages, presented a paper entitled "Defining
the Spanish Future Subjunctive" at the 59th annual Kentucky Foreign Language
Conference at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, April 20-22.
Murphy, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Risky Ritual:
Language and Religion in Post-Conflict Belfast" at the annual meeting of
the Southwestern Anthropological Association.
Trichur, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Tourism and
Nation-Building: Goa's Postcolonial Predicament" at the 77th annual meeting
of the Southwestern Anthropological Association held in Pasedena April 29.
Public Policy and Administration, was an invited expert to a forum held in the
City of Woodland on April 23 to discuss the pros and cons of a proposal to institute
an urban limit line. His co-authored article "Beyond The Basics: The Effects
Of Non-Core Curricular Enrichments on Standardized Test Scores at High Schools,"
was published in the Summer 2006 edition of the refereed Michigan Journal
of Public Affairs.
and Rob Wassmer, Public Policy and Administration, had their
article "Who Supports Local Growth and Regional Planning to Deal with Its
Consequences" published in the May 2006 edition of the refereed journal
Urban Affairs Review.
Yuen, social work, is the co-author of a new book Social Work for
the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Opportunities published by Praeger
Publishers this month. The book provides critical analyses and discussions on
the state of the social work profession.
Halseth, Music, served as adjudicator and clinician for the wind program
at Campolindo High School on April 21 in Moraga. On April 22, Halseth served
as conducting commentator at the Pacific Western Concert Band Festival at University
of the Pacific in Stockton.
Communication Studies and Center for Teaching and Learning, delivered a course
titled "Exploring Principles of Instructional Communication” to the
Didactica Program at the University of Zurich in March. He also delivered lectures
at the University of Switzerland in Lugano, at Frankliin College, and at the
University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. He is now a visiting fellow
at University of Lancaster with the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and
Government, delivered a paper "The Fiscal Crisis of the Campus: The View
from California" to the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining
in Higher Education Conference at the Baruch Center, New York on April 3. He
delivered a paper, "Urban Communes and Utopias of California in the '60s,"
to the "West of Eden" Conference at UC Berkeley on March 25.
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