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Volume 52, Number 14  November 15, 2004         

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CampusMemo accepts submissions to the Insiders column from members of the campus community. Items must reflect faculty or staff achievements beyond the campus, e.g., papers/lectures given at professional meetings; appointments to boards; books/articles published; performances, exhibits, readings of works off campus; awards and honors, etc. Please submit items no more than six months old. Items are edited for space.

Deadline for submissions to "Insiders" is the 10th of the month preceding publication. Send submissions to: Please include a contact name and extension.

Behavioral and Social Sciences
C. Sarah Soh
, Anthropology, presented "Analyzing the Korean 'Comfort Women' Tragedy: Truth, Justice, and Structural Violence" at the Center for Korean Studies colloquium held Sept. 17 at University of California, Berkeley. Soh presented "Memory and Reconciliation between Japan and South Korea: A Status Report on the 'Comfort Women' Issue," at an Oct. 22 public seminar sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University.

Sustainability, Human Ecology, and the Collapse of Complex Societies: Economic Anthropology and a 21st Century Adaptation, by Niccolo Caldararo, Anthropology, was published recently by The Edwin Mellen Press.

Dawn Mabalon, History, presented a lecture on Filipino-American women from 1900 to World War II on Oct. 29 at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. She also spoke on the same subject on Oct. 14 in San Francisco.

Richard DeLeon, Political Science, and Steven Hill gave a presentation on "Ranked-Choice Voting in San Francisco's November 2004 Election: How It Works and Why It Matters," on Oct. 26 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

American Labor and the Cold War: Grassroots Politics and Postwar Political Culture, edited by Robert W. Cherny, History, William Issel, History, and Kieran Taylor, was recently published by Rutgers University Press.

Creative Arts
Three books by Arthur Asa Berger, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (emeritus), were recently published: Media and Society by Rowman and Littlefield, Making Sense of Media by Blackwell and The Kabbalah Killings by PulpLit Press.

"Thoughtcrimes: George Orwell and Other Futurists Warned Us," by Joseph McBride, Cinema, appeared in the October issue of Written By, the magazine of the Writers Guild of America, West.

Gilda Bloom
, Secondary Education, was recently re-appointed to the California Teachers Association's State Executive Board of Civil Rights in Education, where she chairs the Teacher and Student Rights Committee. She was also appointed to the American Educational Research Association's Hispanic Research SIG Awards Committee for 2004-05.

Ethnic Studies
Black Studies faculty members Theophile Obenga, Wade Nobles, Oba T'Shaka and Aguibou Yansane participated in the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora held Oct. 7-9 in Dakar, Senegal. Conference attendees discussed "Africa in the 21st Century: Integration and Renaissance."

Caitlin Ryan, Cesar E. Chavez Institute, was the keynote speaker for the Alaska National Association of Social Workers Conference and for the Alaska LGBT Pride held in October in Anchorage.

Health and Human Services
In September, Ramon Castellblanch, Health Education, served as lead witness for State Senate Health Committee hearings on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's prescription drug plan and veto of bills to set up a California Web site on Canadian prescription drugs.

Adam Burke, Health Education/Holistic Healing Studies, co-facilitated an Oct. 24 roundtable at the American Association of Oriental Medicine annual meeting.

"Current Applications of Biofeedback to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation," co-authored by Erik Peper, Health Education/Holistic Healing Studies, was published in a recent edition of Europa Medicophysica. Peper presented "On der Wahrnehmung zur Reduktion von Schmerzen mit Biofeedback" at the Akademie fur Fort-und Sonderausbildungen held Oct. 20-21 at Allgemeines Krankenhaus in Vienna, Austria.

Jacob Needleman
, Philosophy, presented a lecture on "Rediscovering the Soul of America" at the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo on Oct. 24.

Fred Astren, Jewish Studies, presented "What Happened to the Jews When the Middle East Became Muslim?" on Oct. 19 at the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center.

Jo Keroes, English Language and Literature, and Peter Orner, Creative Writing, moderated panels of fiction writers at the San Francisco Jewish Bookfest held Nov. 7.

Science and Engineering
Edward J. Carpenter
, Biology/Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, was recently named an Academy Fellow at the California Academy of Sciences.

"Stereoselective Inhibition of Glutamate Carboxypeptidase by Organophosphorus Derivatives of Glutamic Acid" by Clifford Berkman, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and several co-authors was published in a recent issue of Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry.

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