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September 21, 2009


Professional Activities


Stephen E. Brock, Leslie Cooley, and Cathi Christo, Psychology, published four different book titles this year. Brock and Christo published Identifying Assessing and Treating Dyslexia at School (with Springer). Cooley published The Power of Groups: Solution-focused Group Counseling in Schools (with Corwin Press). And Brock published two additional titles: Identifying, Assessing, and Treating ADHD at School (with Springer) and School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: The PREPaRE Model (with the National Association of School Psychologists).

Stephen Eakin, Art, will show new work in his upcoming solo exhibition, “In Memory Of: Stephen Eakin,” in the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Nevada, Reno, Oct. 5 - Nov. 6. The exhibition features work done during a two-month artist residency at Kitchen Budapest, an experimental media studio in Budapest, Hungary.

Eakin's work also was included in the recent "4th National Juried Exhibition" at Axis Gallery in Sacramento, which was juried by Janet Bishop, curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and reviewed by Victoria Dalkey in the Aug. 7 issue of the Sacramento Bee. And his work will be included in an upcoming issue of Visual Communication Quarterly, an international, peer-reviewed journal of theory, research, practical criticism and creative work in all areas of visual communication.

Michael Epperson, Philosophy, had a special screening of his documentary, The 11th Day, in Athens, hosted by Dr. David Landsman, the British ambassador to Greece. The film was produced by Epperson and his brother Christos Epperson and chronicles the heroic resistance of the Cretan people against Hitler’s forces.

Guests at the screening included members of the Greek Parliament and Armed Forces, South African Ambassador M.D. Marasha, and Tasos Filippakos, director of the Hellenic Aerospace Administration.

Linda J. Goff, Library, received a Certificate of Appreciation for her service as a member of the Information Literacy Standing Committee from 2005-2009. She received the certificate from the International Federation of Library Association during the 75th World Library and Information Congress held in August in Milan, Italy.

During her four-year tenure on the committee, Linda was the program chair for the Information Literacy Section in South Korea (2006) and South Africa (2007). She also helped develop the International Directory of Information Literacy Resources, wrote the U.S. and Canada sections of the State of the Art Report on Information Literacy and served as the secretary to the Information Literacy Logo Committee. Her presentation at the Milan conference was, “Promoting the Information Literacy Logo: A Brainstorming Workshop on How to Use it.”

Alyson Buckman, Humanities and Religious Studies, contributed an essay to the anthology Investigating Firefly and Serenity: Science Fiction on the Frontier, which has won the Mr. Pointy award for best book in Whedon Studies. The anthology, edited by Rhonda V. Wilcox and Tanya R. Cochran, published Buckman’s essay, “Much Madness is Divinest Sense: Firefly’s ‘Big Damn Heroes’ and Little Witches.”

Buckman also had her essay “Go ahead! Run away! Say it was Horrible!: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog as Response to Dua Khalil Aswad’s Murder” accepted for publication in Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies.

Doug Rice, English, has published a photo-text narrative, “A Poetics of Reflection and Desire,” in the anthology & NOW, and has published another photo-narrative text, “Words Without Bodies” in In Posse Review


Terry Manns, Research Policy, Compliance and Administration, was honored by the board of directors of the Society of Research Administrators International (SRA International) with its Excellence Award.
This signal award, established in 1977 and the top honor given to an SRA member, was presented to Manns, “…in recognition of your knowledge and performance of research administration as well as your dedication to the continuous study and development of the field. Equally important, the award recognizes your contributions to improving the education and professional development of your fellow SRA members.”
The award will be formally presented to Manns by SRA International President Pamela Miller at the organization’s annual meeting later this year in Seattle.

Student spotlight

Javier Gonzalez-Rocha received the California Strawberry Commission 2010 Scholarship. An undergraduate mechanical engineering student, Gonzalez-Rocha is working on a research project that will be presented to the National Aeronautical and Space Administration this fall. He plans to go on to earn a master’s in mechanical engineering.



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