Barbara Carle, World Languages and Literatures, published a book of poetry translation along with a critical preface, titled NOVEMBER, with Gradiva Publications in Stony Brook, New York, pp. 67.
This book recounts the terrible earthquake that hit southern Italy on November 23, 1980.

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.

Lani Fraizer, Education, won best paper award for her submission entitled "Psychopathology of Leadership" at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research meeting held Nov. 14 in Boca Raton, Fla. 

Lani Fraizer has been accepted to present at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences Conference in Freiburg, Germany. This multidisciplinary conference brings together scholars from various disciplines around the world and will be held at Katholische Akademie der Erzdiozese Freiburg from Dec. 1-4. Dr. Fraizer is a full-time Managing Director and Global Principal Consultant at iWE Studio. Her consultancy work with Asian Institute of Technology on “Why Partnership Brokering Matters in Social Business: A working paper on the new form of capitalism that serves society's most pressing needs in education and beyond" was accepted for presentation. When not at iWE Studio, she serves as an adjunct faculty for the Graduate and Professional Studies in Education at the College of Continuing Education.

Retired art education teacher Barbara Herberholz, whose husband and co-author, the late Don Herberholz, also was on the art faculty, will be awarded the CAEA Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual conference of the California Art Education Association in Sacramento on Sunday, Nov. 15. This also is the organization’s 50th anniversary. More information can be found on p. 13 of the conference brochure, available as a PDF on the CAEA website ( There also will be a feature story in the Fall 2015 conference issues of the CAEA’s journal, The Painted Monkey.

Christine Irion, Sr. Program Manager, and Jenni Murphy, Associate Dean, actively represented the College of Continuing Education  and Sacramento State at the California Workforce Association's annual policy conference September 8-10 in Monterey, CA. Murphy facilitated a panel of higher education leaders from the California Community College System and the CSU Chancellor's Office.  Irion served as a panelist in a separate session to introduce the Workforce Professional Registered Apprentice Program.  Guido Krickx, CCE Dean, joined Murphy, Irion and representatives from 13 other CSU Campuses to lead table discussions during a workshop on successful partnerships between the workforce development community and higher education. Murphy also participated in board member discussion as a board member for SacramentoWorks, the Local Workforce Investment Board for Sacramento.

Jamie Kneitel, Biological Sciences, published the paper titled “Climate-driven habitat size determines the latitudinal diversity gradient in temporary ponds” in the journal Ecology. This article was based on research he conducted as a Provost Research Fellow.

The literary papers of Mary Mackey, Emeritus English, have been acquired by Smith College. The Mary Mackey Papers will be housed in the Sophia Smith Special Collections Library in Northampton Massachusetts.

Toran MacLeod, assistant professor of Physical Therapy, received the California Physical Therapy Association’s 2015 faculty research publication award for his article “Magnetic Resonance Analysis of Loaded Meniscus Deformation: A Novel Technique Comparing Participants With and Without Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis,” which appeared in Skeletal Radiology in October 2014.  MacLeod’s award was presented Sept. 26, during the association’s annual conference in Pasadena.

Kazue Masuyama, World Languages and Literatures, presented “The Power of Kawaii: Transforming students to be life-long learners” (with Mieko Avello) at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference in San Diego on Nov. 20. She also organized Japanese sessions and programs at the ACTFL conference, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) as the AATJ’s Fall Conference co-director.

Associate Professor Robert Ortbal, Art, has two shows of his work up simultaneously in Sacramento art galleries this fall. Called "Musical Chairs," the dual shows are divided between two popular spaces, JayJay Gallery (on Elvas Avenue) and Beatnik Studios (on S Street). Professor Ortbal also was featured in an article in the October issue of Inside publications ("Artistic Experimenter: Arresting Works of Art Using Discards and Everyday Objects," by Debra Belt: pages 58-59). Here is the URL of the digital version of the local magazine:

George I. Paganelis, University Library, in October presented a paper titled “Breaking New Ground: Greeks in California’s Agricultural History,” at the 24th Biennial International Symposium of the Modern Greek Studies Association in Atlanta.

A book co-authored by Dr. Andrew E. Stoner, assistant professor in Communication Studies, will be featured in an upcoming episode of “Snapped: Killer Couples” on the Oxygen Cable Network (NBC Universal). The segment will air at 9 p.m. EST/PST on Sunday, Oct. 18. The segment is based off Stoner’s co-authored 2012 book, “Cobra Killer.” Stoner, along with Peter A. Conway, wrote the most detailed account to date of the true-crime "gay porn murder" that made national headlines and led to a cross-country manhunt for the killers. Joseph Kerekes and Harlow Cuadra were later convicted for the brutal murder of their porn rival, Bryan Kocis, in the most-unexpected of places, small-town Pennsylvania. Film rights to the book were also recently sold for an independent production expected in 2016.

S. David Zuckerman, Communication Studies, presented “We Are Eternally Chinese: Mythic Identity in Outbound Chinese Exchange Students,” a competitive paper, at the 45th annual meeting of the International Jean Gebser Society, Oct. 16, 2015.

Joe Zhou, Library, had an article titled “Asian/Pacific Islander Librarians Career Choices: A Mixed Method Study” published in the Journal of Library and Information Science v41, no.1, 2015. This research was partially funded by the American Library Association and by the Sacramento State professional development fund.