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Volume 52, Number 10   October 18, 2004         

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The Office of Public Affairs & Publications recently won a 2004 Award of Excellence for Magazine Writing from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VII.

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Patricia Foschi, Geography and Human Environmental Studies, co-authored and presented "Detecting a Spectrally Variable Subject in Color Infrared Imagery Using Data-mining and Knowledge-engine Methods" at the International Pattern Recognition for Remote Sensing Workshop held Aug. 27 in Kingston-upon-Thames, United Kingdom. "Active Learning for Detecting a Spectrally Variable Subject in Color Infrared Imager" by Foschi and her co-authors was published in the Oct. 1 issue of Pattern Recognition Letters.

"Aspiring to Craft Modern Gendered Selves: Comfort Women and Chongsindae in Late Colonial Korea," by C. Sarah Soh, Anthropology, appeared in the June edition of Critical Asian Studies. Soh presented "Beyond Postcolonial Politics of Animosity, Toward Discovering a Healing Truth of Historical Injustice: The Korean 'Comfort Women' Tragedy as Structural Violence." at the International Symposium on Rethinking Historical Injustice in Northeast Asia: The Korean Experience in Regional Perspective held May 27-28 at Stanford University.

Amita Shastri, Political Science, participated in an international workshop on Innovations in Democratic Governance held Sept. 28-29 at the J.F. Kennedy School, Harvard University.

Creative Arts
Richard Festinger, Music and Dance, recently received an award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for the 19th consecutive year.

"Monument Recall" an exhibit curated by Paula Levine, Art, is on display at the San Francisco Camerawork Gallery through Nov. 24.

John B. Wilson, Theatre Arts, designed the scenery for the American Conservatory Theatre production of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing" which runs Oct. 21 - Nov. 21 at the Geary Theatre in San Francisco.

Yu-Charn Chen, Design and Industry, presented "Faculty Evaluations in the California State University" and "The Curriculum/Program Review and Development in the California State University" July 22 at National Taiwan Normal University, one of SFSU's sister universities.

The third edition of Media Analysis Techniques, by Arthur Asa Berger, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (emeritus), was recently published by Sage Publications. Other books by Berger that were recently published include Media and Society (Rowman & Littlefield) and The Kabbalah Killings (PulpLit Press).

Horizons West: Directing the Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood by Jim Kitses, Cinema, was recently published by the British Film Institute.

Last May, Gilda M. Bloom, Secondary Education, was selected to participate in the National Education Association's Higher Education Emerging Leader Academy.

Ethnic Studies
Caitlin Ryan, Cesar E. Chavez Institute, served as a scholar-in-residence at the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research for three days in September. She presented "Sexuality and Social Work: The Missing Discourse," led
discussions with students, facilitated an integrative seminar for students specializing in the area of child and family well-being, met with field instructors and worked as a master teacher with social work faculty.

Health and Human Services
Erik Peper, Health Education, presented "Stress Management Makes Health Happen" and "Breathing and Respiration Practices for Improving Health" at the Biofeedback Society of Florida and Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback's summer conference held July 22-26 in Cayman Brac. "Applied Psychophysiology for Daily Therapeutic Use: Healing a Shoulder Injury -- The Grandmother Protocol," by Peper, was published in a recent issue of Biofeedback.

Susan Zieff, Kinesiology, presented the following lectures at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in September and October: "Methodological and Theoretical Questions in the Socio-cultural Study of Physical Activity" to the faculty of Philosophy, Letters, and Human Sciences and "Socio-cultural Studies in Physical Education and Sport" to the School of Physical Education and Sport. Zieff also presented: "The Agita Sao Paulo 'Message' is in the Movement: Socio-cultural Approaches to Understanding Physical Activity Adherence in Multiple Populations" to the Studies Center of the
Physical Fitness Research Laboratory of Sao Caetano do Sul.

Toni Mirosevich
, Creative Writing, was recently awarded two writers residencies for fall 2004: A fellowship for the MacDowell Colony and a residency with the Willard R. Espy Literary Foundation.

Marc Dollinger, Jewish Studies, gave a presentation at the opening of a new facility for congregation Beth Emek in Pleasanton.

The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists recently presented Erna Smith, Journalism,with an excellence in journalism award for her work in teaching journalism in innovative ways, diversifying and mentoring journalism faculty and contributing to professional journalism organizations.

Karaite Judaism and Historical Understanding by Fred Astren, Jewish Studies, was published recently by University of South Carolina Press.

"The Stone Women," a story on poet Ruth Stone and her two daughters by Yvonne Daley, Journalism, that appeared in Vermont Life won the gold award in the International Regional Magazine Association's annual contest. Another article on Ruth Stone by Daley appears in the most recent issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Ned Fielden
presented "Google as God: The Theology of Search Engines" at the Bi-annual California Academic and Research Librarians conference held in April in Pasadena.

Science and Engineering
"Probing for a Hydrophobic a Binding Register in Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen with Phenylalkylphosphonamidates" by Clifford Berkman, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and several undergraduate and graduate co-authors was published in a recent issue of Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry.

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