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Volume 52, Number 6   September 20, 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
Maziar Behrooz, History, spoke at a Commonwealth Club town hall forum on the Iraqi prison abuse scandal, held May 26 in San Francisco.

"Identity Politics and Local Political Culture: Some Comparative Results from the Social Capital Benchmark Survey," by Richard DeLeon, Political Science, and Katherine Naff, Public Administration, was published in the July issue of Urban Affairs Review.

Creative Arts
Paul Catanese, Design and Industry, was recently awarded a commission from Museum of Contemporary Art to create the new media project "Misplaced Reliquary." Catanese was July's featured artist for the Whitney Museum of American Art's "artport":

Larry Eilenberg, Theatre Arts, interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan Lori Parks for the April 21 City Arts and Lectures event held at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. Eilenberg interviewed documentary film director Michael Almereyda on the stage of the Roxie Theater at a benefit screening of "This So Called Disaster," held May 3 in San Francisco.

Miriam Smith, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, presented a media law seminar in May at the MCM Institute of the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Smith was also awarded a Fulbright for a German Studies Seminar on visual culture held in June in Germany. In August, Smith traveled to Romania and Hungary as an adviser to Clog America, the United States representative to Folkloriada, a world folk dancing competition.

Rhonnie Washington, Theatre Arts, performed in the staged reading of "Stories from Jonestown and the People's Temple," in June at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco.

Roger Woodward, Music and Dance, has been awarded the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government.

"New Geometries at USF," a two-person exhibition of paintings, features work by Cherie Raciti, Art. The exhibition is at the Thacher Gallery of the Gleason Library at University of San Francisco through Oct. 3.

"Crow's Eye View," a play by Roy Conboy, Theatre Arts, was performed Aug.1 at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival's BASH! (Bay Area Shorts) presentation at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco.

Gilda M. Bloom
, Secondary Education, was elected last spring to serve as president of the Sociology of Education Association for 2004-05 and elected to serve a second term as a Higher Education delegate for the California Teachers Association. Bloom presented "Economic Trends, Infrastructure, the Depression Era and the 21st Century: What is the Significance Then and Now for the Education of Latino Children?" at the California Teachers Association Hispanic Issues Conference held March 20 in Los Angeles.

Nathan Avani, Secondary Education, was selected in April as president of the International Mentoring Association.

The National Council for Teachers of English recently awarded Jamal Cooks, Secondary Education, a "Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color" fellowship.

Ethnic Studies
Caitlin Ryan
, Raza Studies, participated in a panel presentation and discussion on "Same-Sex Marriage: Beyond a Civil-Rights Issue" at a briefing, held June 10 in San Francisco presented by the Northern California Grantmakers.

Health and Human Services
"Using the 'Aha' Experience with Biofeedback: Enhancing Body-Mind Integration," a paper co-authored by Erik Peper, Holistic Healing Studies/Health Education, was recently published in Biofeedback. "Nieuwe kansen voor RSI-management," a paper co-authored by Peper, was published in the March issue of Mens(en) Werk. Peper also presented "Geintegreerde aanpak by SOS en RSI" at the conference De Aanpak by het Stress en Onbeweeglijkheids Syndroom en RSI, held June 15 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Robert Chope, Counseling, was presented with the Practitioner of the Year award at the National Career Development Association convention held in July in San Francisco.

"Reconfiguring the Professor-Practitioner Relationship," a book chapter by Lu Rehling, Technical and Professional Writing, appears in Power and Legitimacy in Technical Communication, Volume II: Strategies for Professional Status, edited by Teresa Kynell-Hunt and Gerald J. Savage and published by Baywood. Rehling presented "Your Writing Samples Portfolio: A Personal Sales Kit & Career History" at a meeting of the San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication held July 21 in San Francisco.

Michael Krasny, English Language and Literature, moderated a discussion on University of California's management of the Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley laboratories, held in April at University of California, Berkeley.

Fred Astren, Jewish Studies, presented a lecture titled "Was it the Golden Age of Judaism? Cultural Achievements and Moslem Relations in Medieval Spain" on May 9 at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center.

"Blanchie's Sonneto" and "Women's Work," two poems by Toni Mirosevich, Creative Writing, appeared in the spring issue of Inkwell. Mirosevich's poem "Hygiene" is featured in the poetry anthology Revenge and Forgiveness, edited by Patrice Vecchione and published by Holt. Mirosevich's poems Try," "Nature Lovers," and "Honeymoon" were published in the spring issue of Sand Hill Review.

Linda Ellis, Museum Studies, presented "Rehabilitating Rome in the Cold War:
Appropriating the Art of Trajan's Dacia by the Romanian Communist Party" at the annual conference of the Association of Ancient Historians held May 7-9 at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Marc Dollinger, Jewish Studies, presented a lecture on "California Jews" on June 24 at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center in Santa Barbara.

Eloise McQuown
recently served on a panel discussion of the budget crisis in California and its impact on higher education, at the American Association of University Professors' annual meeting held in June in Washington, D.C.

"Adventurers in Nature: The Merry Tramps of Oakland," a photo essay by Meredith Eliassen, Special Collections and Archives, was the cover feature of a recent issue of California History.

Ann Shadwick received the Mary Hatwood Futrell Award for individuals whose activities in women's rights have made a significant impact on education, at the annual National Education Association meeting held July 3 in Washington D.C.

Science and Engineering
"Synthesis of N-Thiophosphoryl Amino Acids via Phosphoramidite Amine-exchange" by Cliff Berkman, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and three student co-authors was published in Synthetic Communications. "Alternatives to 1-H-Tetrazole in the Preparation of Phosphonate Diesters and Phosphonamidates from Phosphonyl Dichlorides" by Berkman and three co-authors was published in Tetrahedron Letters.

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