Edward T. Lewis, Division of Social Work, received the National Association of Black Social Workers Distinguished Individual Service Award for California for his ongoing community service in the greater Sacramento region. He received the award during the NABSW annual conference in New Orleans, April 19-21. Lewis' work included participation on two statewide grants with the California Department of Mental Health, California Reducing Disparities Project; the Office of Patient Advocates, HEROIC Project 2009-2011; and ongoing consulting work with the African-American Health Institute of San Bernardino County. He also received a Distinguished Service award in 2010 from the California Association of Black Social Workers.
Francie Dillon, Department of Education, has been invited to be a guest "distinguished reader" for the California State Library to help celebrate Banned Book Week, Sept. 24-Oct. 1.
The Library will host a reading of excerpts from famous "banned" books in its Fragrance Garden between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 28, to celebrate the freedom to read and the First Amendment. Readers are asked to read a favorite passage from a list of books, all of which have been banned or attempted to be banned. The event is open to the public. Dillon will read "And Tango Makes Three."
Jamie Kneitel, Biological Sciences, presented a talk titled "Many Paths to the Dark Side: Context Dependent Turbidity Effects in California Vernal Pools" on Aug. 11 at the Ecological Society of America's annual meeting in Austin, Texas. It was co-authored with graduate students Russell Croel and Heather Stiles.