Barbara Carle, Foreign Languages, has published: "Liturgia familiare Family Liturgy," translation of a book of poetry by Tommaso Lisi, May, 2015, Edizioni Il Labirinto, Rome (Italy) pp 76. A translation and a critical commentary: “Sfangando (Muddling Through) with Paolo Valesio,” "Italica," The Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Italian, Volume 92, I, Spring, 2015, pp. 218-222. “ Six poems in English and in Italian in the anthology: “The Pharos of Dover Il faro di Dover” in "Luoghi d’Europa Antologia poetica internazionale," Editori, Lino Angiuli, Diana Battaggia, La Vita Felice, 2015 A Poem in Italian in the Winning Poems for the Literary Bicycle Prize in Italy: “I. Bici II. Vélo Love” in "Parole in Bicicletta, Bicicletterario 2015," Caramanica, Italy, 2015, pp 12-13.

Robin Carter, associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services, has been selected to serve on the advisory board for the Office of Statewide Health and Planning Development’s California Post-Baccalaureate Committee. The committee advises the Office on matters related to developing programs that aid in recruiting and retaining under-represented minority students in health-professional training. The effort also aims to increase the number of medical professionals in underserved areas.

Smile Dube, Economics, has been appointed as an External Examiner for 2015-16 Ph. D. dissertations at two universities in southern Africa; University of Cape Town (Graduate School of Business) in Cape Town, and the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Jamie Kneitel, Biological Sciences, and former graduate student Andrea Graffis, had a paper accepted for publication in AoB Plants.  It is titled, “A parasitic plant increases native and exotic plant richness in vernal pools”, and is based on Andrea’s Master’s thesis.  Dr. Kneitel also presented a talk at the Ecological Society of America’s 100th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. It was titled “Hydroperiod interacts with spatial and temporal subsidies in California vernal pools”, and was based on his ongoing vernal pool research funded by the National Science Foundation.

Cynthia Linville, English, had a poem included in the anthology Weatherings (A Good Works Project) from FutureCycle Press and three poems included in the anthology Sacramento Voices Vol. 3 from Cold River Press this year. She gave a presentation, "Shake up Your Style with Experimental Poetry," at the Annual Conference on Creative Writing, at University of the Pacific in May 2015.  She has also revised and updated her article "Real World Writing: What Employers Expect" for the CSUS WAC website here: www.csus.edu/wac/wac/students/real_world_writing.html

Katrin Mattern-Baxter, Physical Therapy, and graduate students Susana Yanez and Rachel Myers will present a poster at the California Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference in Pasadena on September 26. The poster is titled "The Effect of Posterior Walker Training on Walking Function after Chronic Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Study." The poster was also accepted for presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association national Combined Sections Meeting in Anaheim in February 2016. Dr. Mattern-Baxter will also present the poster "Effects of a group-based treadmill program on pre-ambulatory children with hypertonic and hypotonic clinical presentation" at the national conference. The data for the latter poster stems from Dr. Mattern-Baxter's  work on the Supported Treadmill Exercise Training Program Sacramento State/Easter Seals (aka STEPS), a twice weekly treadmill program at Folsom Hall for children with developmental delay.

George I. Paganelis, University Library, spent two weeks at UCLA in August. He was awarded a Director's Fellowship to attend the course “Exhibiting Rare Books and Ephemera” at California Rare Book School, and he also conducted research at UCLA Library's Special Collections through a James and Sylvia Thayer Short-Term Research Fellowship.

Xin Ren, Criminal Justice, led a team that submitted a bidding proposal and successfully won a contract from the World Society of Victimology (WSV) to host the 2018 WSV Symposium in Beijing, China. During this summer’s WSV symposium in Perth, Australia, Ren worked with a law professor from Beijing Foreign Studies University, and the director of Foreign Affairs from China’s Ministry of Justice on the bidding proposal. They it to WSV Executive Committee and successfully won the majority support for the 2018 Symposium bid. The contract signing meeting is scheduled for the fall of 2015 in Beijing.

Doug Rice, English, published “Sylvia Becoming a Pirate,” an excerpt from a new book, Kathy Acker, My Mother in Praeposito. He also published a new essay, "A densidade adequada do abandono," in Poeticas do Estranhamento, translated by Caetano Galindo, published in Brazil by Arte & Letra Press, his photograph “Forgetting to Remember Rauschenberg” was selected as the cover of the book. An excerpt and photos from Daughters of the Rivers was published in the Akademie Schloss Solitude Blog. A new short story, “The Work of Fire” appears in the fall issue of Western Humanities Review and another excerpt from Daughters of the Rivers was published in English and in German in The Akademie Schloss Solitude Atlas Anthology.

Beth Slutsky, History, has had a book, Gendering Radicalism: Women and Communism in Twentieth Century California, published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Mark Stoner, Professor, Communication Studies, spent July 1-21 as a Fulbright Specialist at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana (UCC).  During his stay, he facilitated workshops in a wide variety of topics on teaching and faculty development. He also presented the opening address at the UCC College of Distance Education faculty convocation.  Further, Stoner created a faculty development web site for future use by the UCC Centre for Teaching Support (CTS) and advised CTS staff and administrators on directions for future development of the Centre.