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Volume 53, Number 6   September 19, 2005         

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Behavioral and Social Sciences
James A. Hirabayashi
, Anthropology (emeritus), spoke at an event held in honor of the new book "Common Ground: The Japanese American National Museum and the Culture of Collaborations" held June 18 at the National Japanese American Historical Society in San Francisco.

C. Sarah Soh, Anthropology, presented "In/Fertility among Korea's Comfort Women Survivors" at the Reproductive Disruptions: Childlessness, Adoption and Other Reproductive Complexities Conference held May 19-22 at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Andrei P. Tsygankov, International Relations, discussed "The Kremlin and the West: Normalizing Relations" on June 15 at Dominican University in San Rafael.

Creative Arts
Dee Spencer, Music and Dance, gave a lecture and video presentation on the contributions and legacy of jazz singers Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald on June 2 at the Berkeley Public Library's Jazz Festival.

Mark Johnson, Art, served on a panel about "Art, Loss and Memory" at "Memory, Community and Identity: A Day of Listening and Dialogue Between Communities" held May 15 at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco.

Stan Goldberg, Special Education, has been asked to be a regular contributor to the OpEd section of USA Today.

Ethnic Studies
Alejandro Murguia, Raza Studies, served on the panel "Language: Lost and Found" at "Memory, Community and Identity: A Day of Listening and Dialogue Between Communities" held May 15 at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco.

Health and Human Services
Roma Guy, Health Education, received international recognition as one of 1,000 women selected as a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination was made by European organizers of a project called "1,000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005."

"Medical Use of Cannabis in the Netherlands," by Robert W. Gorter, Health Education/Holistic Healing Studies, was published in Neurology. Gorter also co-authored the article "Cutaneous Resorption of Lead after External Use of Lead-Containing Ointments in Volunteers with Healthy Skin," published in a recent issue of American Journal of Therapeutics.

"Physiological Rationale for Microbreaks," by Erik Peper, Health Education/Holistic Healing Studies, was published in Biofeedback. Peper also co-authored the article "The Limits of Your Beliefs Are the Limits of Your Reality" for a recent issue of Psychophysiology Today.

Robert Chope, Counseling, was awarded the Morgan Vail Award by the California Association for Counseling and Development. Chope was also named one of 135 notable alumni of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. His book "Dancing Naked: Breaking Through the Emotional Limits That Keep You from the Job You Want" has been translated into Chinese and is now available in China and other parts of Asia.

Prime Movers, a project of the Center for the Integration and Improvement of Journalism funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, was recently awarded second place at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Scholastic Journalism Division’s Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism competition. The project is directed by Yumi Wilson, Journalism.

Nitzhia Shaked, Jewish Studies, presented "The Israeli Political and Legal System" at the Acalanes Adult Center on May 17 in Walnut Creek.

Louise Rehling, Technical and Professional Writing, presented "Moving on Up: Process Management in the Ever-Changing Real World" at the Society for Technical Communications annual conference held in May in Las Vegas. Rehling presented "What Matters Most: A Free-Standing Professional Writing Program's Institutional Fit" and "It Ain't English" at the College on College Composition and Communication annual convention held in March in San Francisco.

Maxine Chernoff, Creative Writing, read from her new collection of poetry "Among the Names" on June 14 at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco.

"A Survey of World-War II-Era Provenance Research in American Art Museums," by Edward M. Luby, Museum Studies, was published in the May issue of Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals.

"Vermont Writers: A State of Mind," by Yvonne Daly, Journalism, was published recently by University Press of New England.

Erna R. Smith, Journalism, was named an Institute for Journalism Excellence fellow by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. The Institute for Journalism Excellence places journalism professors with daily newspapers. Smith worked with the San Antonio Express-News during the summer.

James Brogan, English Language and Literature, participated in a panel discussion on the 1960s novel "Song of the Loon" on July 14 at the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco.

J. Paul Leonard Library
Deborah Masters and Darlene Tong participated on the panel "Keeping Baby: Cost Realities and Choices of What Can Be Thrown Out in Building Projects" at the Association of College and Research Libraries conference held in April in Minneapolis.

President's Office
President Robert A. Corrigan has been appointed to the Minority Institution/Comprehensive Cancer Center Task Force. He has been named chair-elect of the board of San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and chair-elect of the American Association of Colleges and Universities. Corrigan also serves as chair of the American Council on Education's Commission on Lifelong Learning, member of the San Francisco Mayor's Biotech Advisory Council and member of the San Francisco Mayor's Task Force on Children and Families.

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