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October 19, 2009


Professional Activities


Roger Sullivan, Anthropology, had a co-authored paper accepted by the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology titled, “Why do donors share? Blood donations as costly signals of donor quality.”

Brian Baker, Ethnic Studies, returned from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he completed the third installation of “The Americana Indian: American Indians in the American Imagination,” an exhibit he first curated at Sacramento State in the Anthropology Museum (Oct. 2007-Feb. 2008). The University of Wisconsin-Madison exhibit runs through Nov. 10 in the Memorial Union Theater Gallery.

Theresa A. Roberts, Department of Child Development, was ranked as one of the top 25 most productive researchers in educational psychology from 2003 to 2008 in a recently released publication in Contemporary Educational Psychology. The scholarly productivity of 2,290 researchers was reviewed.

Ron Coleman, Biological Sciences, participated as a faculty mentor to two students in the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduate program at the La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica, for three weeks this summer. Kelly B. Klingler, State University of New York, Syracuse, worked on “Comparison of two sampling methodologies for rapidly assessing cichlid fish assemblages in rivers of northeastern Costa Rica.” Eduardo Hazera, Colorado College, did research on “Biparental defense against brood predators in two species of cichlid fishes in Costa Rica.”

Mary Mackey professor emeritus, English, will read from her new novel The Widow's War from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Library Gallery. After the reading, she will answer questions about the creative process and sign copies of her book. The Widow's War recently made the San Francisco Chronicle's Bestseller List.


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