Barbara Carle and Curtis Dean Smith, World Languages and Literatures, had published "Così lontana cosi viCina" ("So far yet so close, China"), Poems in the Classical Chinese, English, and Italian, with a brief preface in INCROCI, Biannual Journal of International Literature, published in Bari, Italy, Adda Editore, May, 2016, pages 7-20. Carle and Smith also presented these poems in the three languages in Bari, Italy on June 17, at 6:30 at the Batafobrle Literary Caffè.

Jesse R. Catlin, Marketing, College of Business Administration, and co-author Cornelia “Connie” Pechmann (UC Irvine), have an article appearing in the July edition of the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research. “An Investigation of Consumer and Doctor Regulatory Beliefs and Regulatory Knowledge about Pharmaceutical Drug Promotions” examines whether doctors and consumers really know how pharmaceutical marketing works and how it is regulated. The study included a survey of 311 consumers and 104 doctors, and revealed that both groups had misconceptions about FDA regulatory oversight of these activities. The article is available at

Ron Coleman, Biological Sciences, co-authored a chapter titled, "The Caribbean Lowland Evergreen Moist and Wet Forests" in the the book Costa Rican Ecosystems (University of Chicago Press). Coleman's contribution focuses on the fish; his area of expertise. The volume, edited by Maarteen Kappelle, includes contributions from 65 international collaborators.

Bradley Dowden, Philosophy, has contributed several chapters from his online textbook Logical Reasoning that have been incorporated into the new Graduate Skills course for training Air Force officers. The introductory course on critical thinking and writing is part of the program of the United States Air Force's Air Command and Staff College’s eSchool of Graduate Professional Military Education.

Smile Dube, Economics, has been invited by the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, to be an External Examiner for a Ph.D. dissertation in Economics.

Chantal Frankenbach, School of Music, has been awarded the 2016 Selma Jean Cohen Award by the American Society for Aesthetics for her recent article, "Dancing the Redemption of French Literature: Rivière, Mallarmé; and Le Sacre du printemps," published in Dance Chronicle.

Kathy Jamieson and Maureen Smith, Kinesiology and Health Science, have co-authored a book titled Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity (Human Kinetics, 2016).  The book is part of the Human Kinetics Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science series that aims to help students and professionals understand the basic topics, intellectual goals, and applications of the many subdisicplines in Kinesiology.

Donald Kendrick, School of Music, had his latest composition “Alleluia” published by the Santa Barbara Music Publishing Company.  This is the fourth work that Kendrick has published through SBMP, and it was dedicated to his former Graduate student Lynn Stevens who conducts the Sacramento Children’s Chorus that Kendrick established with Stevens as her Graduate project for her Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting.

Dana Kivel, professor, Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration, and director, Community Engagement Center, has just published a co-edited book with Dr. Ingrid Schneider, University of Minnesota, titled, Diversity and Inclusion in the Recreation Profession: Organizational Perspectives (3rd Edition). Sagamore Publishing, a company based in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, is responsible for printing the 370-page book, which includes contributions by several RPTA faculty, including Department Chair and Professor Greg Shaw; Assistant Professor Jamie Hoffman; and Lecturer Bina Lefkovitz.

Mary Mackey, Emeritus English, has just had four poems published in major anthologies: "Infinite Worlds," in the anthology The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker (GreatWeatherFor MEDIA, 2016); and "The Kama Sutra of Kindness: Position Number 3," "Suspension," and "Act III" in the anthology Sacramento Voices (Cold River Press, 2016). In August, Mary traveled to Berlin, where she was Guest of Honor Eurofurence 2016, a conference that raises money for animal rescue. She gave two presentations: "How To Get Your Book Published," and "Shapeshifting in the Religious Traditions of Native American, Mesoamerican, and Amazonian Indigenous Cultures." She also gave a public reading of selections from her new novel, The Village of Bones.

María Mayberry, World Languages and Literatures, presented as an invited speaker at the Latin American Studies Conference held on April 28th and 29th, 2016 at California State University, San Bernardino. The presentation, titled "Strategies for Promoting Fluency within a Communicative Approach," focused on a methodology to advance the production of Spanish novice learners to larger units of discourse beyond  one-word utterances.

María Mayberry, World Languages and Literatures, presented as an invited speaker at the Third Annual Latin America: Tradition and Globalization in the 21st Century Conference held on August 4th and 5th, 2016 at Universidad Internacional, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. The presentation titled "Cómo implementar el modelo de 'la clase invertida' en cursos de español" (How to Implement the Flipping Classroom Model in Spanish Courses) focused on the implementation of the Flipped Classroom methodology in order to help students to engage in higher forms of cognitive work (e.g., analysis, evaluation and application of knowledge). The presentation included work designed for Spanish courses at different levels of proficiency (i.e., lower-division courses, upper-division courses such as Culture and Civilization and Advance Grammar, as well as graduate courses).

Max Norton (graduate student) and Jonathan Kaplan, Economics, recently launched an interactive website ( to assist winegrape growers in their decision to mitigate damages from trunk diseases through early adoption of preventative pruning practices. The website design and development were partially funding through grants from the California Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program in partnership with the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance and the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food & Agriculture.

Doug Rice, English, has published a critical-theoretical essay, “A Memoir of a Deleusional Sentence,” in Verbivoracious Festschrift Volume Five: Raymond Federman. And he has published a new short story, “Before You Have Forgotten,” in Entropy.

Anthony G. Sheppard, Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, was invited to write an article for the online edition of Comstocks Magazine. The article titled "Why Sacramento should want the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art" focuses on the tourism and community development impacts of Sacramento as the potential home for George Lucas' extensive private collection of art and memorabilia. Previous negotiations to house the Museum in both San Francisco and Chicago have failed. Dr. Sheppard, who is also Co-Director of the Sacramento Film & Music Festival, writes frequently on topics related to film and the film industry.

Lindy Valdez, Ed.D., Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science presented a Poster presentation and publication in the conference proceedings for the: 2016 International Education Conference Venice, Italy held from 6/6/2016 through 6/9/2016 and The International Conference on Education and New Developments 2016 (END 2016) sponsored by The World Institute for Advanced Research and Science (WIARS) held from 6/11/2016 through 6/15/2016. The research presented was entitled “The Influence of Problem based Learning on Oral Communication Skill Acquisition for an Undergraduate Kinesiology Course

Francis Yuen, Social Work, and William Palmer, of Dignity Health and Adjunct Faculty of Social Work, published a paper “The impact of Hospice Patient Disease Type and Length of Stay on Caregiver Utilization of Grief Counseling: A 10-year Retrospective Study,” in the American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine. They studied the records of 3,704 hospice patients who died between 2004 and 2014 and found brain cancer, lung cancer, and renal failure were associated with higher utilization of bereavement services by caregivers. There was also an inverted relationship between hospice patient length of stay and the duration of counseling in bereavement.

Francis Yuen, Social Work, and Hilary Weaver, Professor of Social Work at the University at Buffalo-SUNY Buffalo co-edited a book, All my Relations: Native Americans with Disabilities, published by Routledge of Taylor & Francis. This book includes contributions from 30 Native authors covering important topics such as disability services for American Indian veterans, Indigenous children with disability in Canada, and the environmental exposures to metals among children in Navajo communities.

Jian-zhong "Joe" Zhou, library faculty, presented a paper "Survey of Asian-Pacific Librarians Career Choices: A Quantitative Analysis" at the International Library Forum in Shanghai, July 2016. More than 400 Asian-Pacific librarians in the U.S. and Canada were surveyed in two different rounds. The paper will be published in the conference proceedings sponsored by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and Shanghai Library.