Tyler Argüello, PhD, DCSW, Division of Social Work, had a publication listed as an "Editor’s Choice Best Articles in 2016" by the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services. The article, “Fetishizing the health sciences: Queer theory as an intervention,” can be found and downloaded for free through 2017 at tandf.msgfocus.com/q/11nJphvdpaMF0Cozyu26Qel/wv.

Dr. Alyson R. Buckman, Humanities and Religious Studies, has been chosen as Secretary of the Whedon Studies Association. Dr. Buckman and Sacramento State hosted the Whedon Studies Association meeting in 2014. She also is a board member and reviewer for Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association.

Jonathan Kaplan, Economics, and collaborators from University of California Riverside were recently awarded a five-year, $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Specialty Crop Research Initiative, Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program to combat citrus greening disease, aka Huanglongbing, a major disease affecting the nation's citrus industry. "The economic impact of citrus greening disease is measured in the billions," said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. "NIFA investments in research are critical measures to help the citrus industry survive and thrive, and to encourage growers to replant with confidence."

Jonathan Kaplan, Economics, co-authored a manuscript titled "Preventative disease management and grower decision making: A case study of California winegrape growers," which was recently accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Pyhtopathology.

Jonathan Kaplan, Economics, presented a talk Feb. 24 titled, “Economics of early adoption of grapevine trunk disease preventative practices,” at the 2017 Virginia Vineyard Association Winter Meeting held in Charlottesville, Va.

Dr. Serge Lee, Social Work,presented a peer-reviewed paper, “Educational History and College Successes of Hmong Americans in Forty Years,” on Jan. 4-6 at the Fourth Hmong Studies Consortium International Conference, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. The paper will be published as a part of the Proceeds from the conference by Chiang Mai University Press. During the conference, Dr. Lee also chaired the session on "Hmong Writing Systems" and served as a Discussant for the "Hmong American Education." As a result of participating in the conference, Dr. Lee is being invited to provide two days of social work education training to the social work faculty and students at Hue University in Vietnam in June 2017. One of the training will focus on social work practice “the American model” and the other training on “social work research.”

Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, Communication Sciences and Disorders, had an article titled “Love, Talk, Read: Early intervention strategies for infants and toddlers at risk for language impairment” published in the Plural Community Newsletter, January 2017. The article is available at pluralpublishing.com.

Santos Torres, Division of Social Work, had a paper, “Immersive Learning Technology,” accepted for presentation for the Pacific Sociological Association annual meeting in April. This paper is the result of research conducted as part of a College of Health and Human Services Summer Fellowship 2016, which focused on the comparison of publisher-developed educational tools in the form of immersive learning technology and provides recommendations to assist with their selection, adoption and best practices.