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January 25, 2010


Professional Activities


Roy Dixon, Chemistry, was a co-author of "Ground level chemical analysis of air transported from the 1998 Mexican-Central American fires to the southwestern USA," published in the journal, Revista Internacional de Contaminacion Ambiental (issue 25, pp. 23-32, 2009). He also had the editorial, "Aerosol-based detectors for liquid chromatography: Do they have a role in bioanalysis?" published in the journal Bioanalysis (Nov. 2009, Vol. 1, No. 8, Pages 1,389-1,392).

James S. Bosco, Kinesiology and Health Sciences emeritus, recently returned from Sydney, Australia where he competed in the World Masters Games in the sport of badminton and won the gold in the men's singles in the 80-84 age category. The win continues his successes in 2002 in Melbourne, Australia (70-74 age group) and in 2005 in Edmonton, Canada (75-79 age group). The next World Masters Games will be in Turin, Italy, in 2013, in which he hopes to compete in the 85-89 age group.

David Booher, Center for Collaborative Policy, was an invited plenary speaker at the international Conference on Democratic Network Governance at Roskilde University in Denmark, Dec. 2-4. His presentation topic was democratic deliberation.

Student spotlight

Jared Thomas Coon, a graduate psychology major who is pursuing a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis, received the B.F. Skinner Foundation Scholarship. It is the first time this scholarship has been awarded in California for graduate-level research. Coon also recently received a research grant from the Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group.

Amanda Foster, an Interior Design student, had her Harbor House Youth Center design selected as one of the top three winning entries in the 2009 ASID Student Design Competition, a national competition receiving more than 120 entries. The design competition was incorporated into the junior-level studio course cohort (faculty instructors Carolyn Gibbs and Jim Kenney).

Sacramento State student Natalie Wells received the Outstanding Major of the Year Award for the University from the National Association for Sports and Physical Education.

The award is presented to students pursuing a degree in physical education, kinesiology, sport management, exercise science, fitness or wellness, athletic training or a closely related area.

She will receive the award at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention in Indianapolis, Ind., March 18.



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