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Tyler Argüello, Social Work, presented a paper entitled "Entextualizing health disparities: How best practices produce Queer populations," at "The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies: Past, Present, and Future Directions" conference. This international interdisciplinary conference was held at San Diego State University, April 17-18 ( This work is based off Argüello’s original empirical research on the deployment of branding and cause marketing into social welfare interests and practice, using the exemplar of the (RED) campaign.

Barbara Carle, Foreign Languages, has published a long historical narrative poem: "Voices from the Northerner, 1860," in English and in Italian: "Voci dalla Northerner, 1860," along with an explanatory note on writing between languages in JOURNAL OF ITALIAN TRANSLATION, Volume IX, Numbers 1 &2 Spring and Fall 2014, pp 152-172. She has also published, in same issue of  the same Journal, pp 245-257, Italian translations of six poems by Marianne Moore: "Ennui," " Una medusa" ("A Jelly-Fish"), "Serpi, manguste, incantatori di serpenti e tali" ("Snakes, Mongooses, Snake Charmers, and the Like"), "I pesci" ("The Fish"), "Da mazza sorda" ("Like a Bulrush"), and "Soggiorno nella balena" ("Sojourn in the Whale").

Darryl Omar Freeman, Ethnic Studies, conducted a workshop presentation entitled "The Invisible Abolitionists: The Intertwining Relationship Between Fugitive Enslaved African Americans, Freedmen and American Indians" at the 14th Public History Conference on the “Underground Railroad Movement and Its Relevance for Us Today" held at Russell Sage College, Troy, N.Y. April 17-19.

Jamie Hoffman, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, was recently given two significant awards in her young career. In March at the CA Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS) Conference, Dr. Hoffman was given the 2015 Outstanding Educator Award in Recreation Therapy. CPRS is the largest such organization of recreation professionals in the United States, and this marks two years in a row for Sacramento State's RT program, as another RPTA instructor, Arlene Krause, was given this honor last year. Additionally, in March at the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Conference, Dr. Hoffman was given the 2015 Horace Mood Award for Student Mentorship. Dr. Hoffman teaches both Recreation Therapy courses and RPTA 132: Campus Recreation, which places her expertise in intramural sports in front of Sacramento State students each fall semester.

Jamie Kneitel, Biological Sciences, published an article in the journal "Aquatic Botany" with former graduate student Ian Anderson. It's titled "Pseudacris regilla tadpole density differentially affects periphyton and macrophytes in a California vernal pool community" and presents the results of an experiment examining frog tadpole effects in California vernal pools.

Ann Moylan, professor in Family and Consumer Sciences, presented her work at two conferences this spring. In March she presented a poster entitled “Collaboration with Community Partners -- Course Design for Career Application” at the CSU Symposium on University Teaching held at CSULA. This presentation highlighted her work with three local hospitals in collaboratively designing and offering the Child Life and Family-centered Care course.

In April she presented a Round Table session entitled “Ethical Dilemmas and Cultural Sensitivity in Service Learning” at the 18th annual Continuums of Service Conference in Long Beach. This presentation drew upon cases that have arisen during her 12 years offering a service learning course at CSUS.

Jenni Murphy, associate dean, and Christine Irion, senior program director, from the College of Continuing Education presented, "Building Blocks for Professional and Continuing Education Professionals: A Fresh Look At Competencies.” The presentation was part of the Leadership and Strategy Track at the University Professional & Continuing Education 100th anniversary conference in Washington, D.C. Sheila Thomas, assistant vice chancellor, Self-Support Strategy and Partnerships dean, Extended and Continuing Education Office of the Chancellor served as the moderator.