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Volume 54, Number 17   December 11, 2006         

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Behavioral and Social Sciences
Karen Olsen Bruhns
, Anthropology, presented "The Chibchan Peoples and Mesoamerica" at the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting held April 7 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She presented "A Series of Unfortunate Events or the Best Intentions Thwarted: Archaeological Time in the Northern Andes" at the International Congress of Americanists held July 17-21 in Seville, Spain. In October, Olsen Bruhns installed the Museo "Antonio Sol," a new site museum for the archaeological site of Cihuatán in El Salvador.

Raquel Rivera-Pinderhughes, Urban Studies, served on a panel on "'Green Collar' Jobs" held Sept. 21 by the Oakland Apollo Alliance at Laney College in Oakland.

Carlos Davidson, Environmental Studies, served on an Oct. 1 panel that discussed the Rockaway Quarry in Pacifica.

C. Sarah Soh, Anthropology, presented "Women’s Public Sexual Labor in Japan and Korea" at the International Conference on Gender and Labour in Korea and Japan held July 10-12 in Sydney, Australia.

Results of "Survey 2005," an online global study on discering human facial expression by David Matsumoto, Psychology, Paul Ekman, James Witte and Roy Pargas, was published recently on the National Geographic Web site.

Creative Arts
"Behind the 'Great Firewall': Decoding China's Internet Media Policies from the Inside," by Lena Zhang, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, was published in a recent issue of Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technology.

Yasha Aginsky, cinema, edited "Granny D Goes to Washington," a film by Alidra Solday that was shown on KQED-TV in October and November, and "Outsider: The Life and Art of Judith Scott," a film by Betsy Bayha that screened at the Mill Valley Film Festival held in October.

"De Soto Conquest," an installation/sculpture by Lewis de Soto, Art, is part of an exhibit titled "No Reservations: Native American History and Culture in Contemporary Art," on display at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn., through Feb. 25, 2007.

Cyrus Ginwala, Music and Dance, served as conductor for two October concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica. The program included works by Verdi, Stravinsky and Liszt, as well as a violin concerto by Costa Rican composer Benjamin Gutierrez.

"What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? A Portrait of an Independent Career," a book by Joseph McBride, Cinema, was published in October by University Press of Kentucky. McBride introduced the Welles film "The Magnificent Ambersons" at an Oct. 26 screening at the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael.

Ruth B. Love
, Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies, was recently elected to represent North America to the African Union.

Health and Human Services
Caitlin Ryan
, Cesar Chavez Institute, was honored as Researcher of the Year by the Lesbian Health and Research Center at University of California, San Francisco. The award was presented on Oct. 11, as part of the Center's Lesbian Health Institute at the 24th Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's annual conference in San Francisco, which coincided with National Coming Out Day.

Erik Peper, Health Education/Holistic Healing Studies, presented "What is Important in
Staying Healthy at the Computer: Lessons Learned from Integrating Applied Psychophysiology" at the Office Ergonomic Research Committee meeting held Oct. 10 in San Francisco.

"Edge and Fold," a book of poetry by Paul Hoover, Creative Writing, was recently published by Apogee Press.

"In the Hands of Children" by Meredith Eliassen, Special Collections, appears in "The Scrapbook in American Life," edited by Susan Tucker and published recently by Temple University Press. Her article "A 'Colored' Mosaic: The Vibrant African American Community in Antebellum San Francisco" was published in a recent edition of the California State Library Foundation Bulletin.

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