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Volume 54, Number 14   November 13, 2006         

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Lee Blitch
, Advancement, has been appointed to serve on the Citizen Advisory Committee for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Transit Effectiveness Project, an effort to evaluate the existing Muni system and recommend measures to make service more attractive to the public and more economical to operate.

Behavioral Social Sciences
In June a delegation from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences visited China. Joel Kassiola, Behavioral and Social Sciences, presented "Dilemma of Western Industrial Civilization and the Path of Chinese Development in the 21st Century" and Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, International Relations, presented "Economics versus Politics in the Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relationship" at Peking University, Central Party School, Fudan University and Tongji University.

In addition, Sujian Guo, Political Science, co-chaired and delivered a keynote speech at the Political China in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities conference held at Renmin University in Beijing. The following faculty presented papers at the conference: Guo and Robert Smith, Political Science, presented "China’s 'Peaceful Rise' and the 'New Thinking' in Chinese Foreign Policy"; Blanchard presented "Yen for Peace? Economics and Politics in the Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relationship"; Kassiola and Xiaohang Liu, Geography and Human Environmental Studies, presented "The Dilemma of Western Industrial Civilization and China's Path in the 21st Century"; Liu presented "Extending our Digital Vision to the Future of Public Administration and What Kind of Framework We Need for Our Spectacles"; and Yanchun Zhang, Economics, presented "The Impacts of Exogenous Oil Supply Shocks on China’s Economic Growth."

"Mapping Global Cities: GIS Methods in Urban Analysis," a book by Ayse Pamuk, Urban Studies, was published by ESRI Press during the summer.

An article by Bill Issel, History, was published in the Pacific Historical Review last spring. The article tells the story of the attempts of the U.S. Army and the FBI to arrest and deport a San Francisco Italian American attorney during the first months of World War II. In July, Issel consulted with László Szabó, a lecturer at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, in connection with the establishment of the university's new curriculum on American intellectual history.

Creative Arts
A composition by Ronald Caltabiano, Music and Dance, was performed by Earplay on Sept. 18 at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

"Going Home," a short film by Diana Rumjahn, Cinema, has been selected for the London, California Independent, Los Angeles International Children's, Mill Valley, Madcat Women's International, and West Chester, Penn., film festivals.

Marci Hanson
, Special Education, presented papers on facilitating preschool children's social competence and training teachers to enhance children's school readiness at Head Start's National Research Conference held in July in Washington, D.C.

Health and Human Services
"Stress Protocol for Assessing Computer Related Disorders" by Erik Peper, Health Education, and Richard Harvey, Health Education, and "Place Yourself in Your Client's
Shoes with Biofeedback to Promote Healing: Part 2" by Peper were published in recent issues of Biofeedback. Peper also coauthored the chapter "Strategies for Training Concentration" for the fifth edition of "Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance" published by McGraw-Hill.

Yumi Wilson
, Journalism, moderated a panel titled "Where are the Media Headed," at a San Francisco Bay Area Publicity Club meeting held July 19 in San Francisco. Wilson also serves on San Francisco's ad hoc Police Ethics Panel.

Yvonne Daley, Journalism, discussed her book "Vermont Writers: A State of Mind" on Nov. 3 as part of a lecture series presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Rutland, Vt.

James Brogan, English Language and Literature, participated in a panel titled "Downloading the Past," held July 13 at the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco.

Cristina Azocar, Journalism, was recently named to the board of directors of The Women's Media Center.

Frances Mayes, Creative Writing (emerita), delivered the Dewey Lecture on Sept. 9 at the Salt Lake City Main Library. Her lecture was titled "A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveler."

"Google God and Techno-faith" by Ned Fielden was published in the spring 2006 issue of the International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society.

Science and Engineering
The Global Wireless Education Consortium named Todor Cooklev, Engineering, Wireless Educator of the Year for undergraduate and graduate levels. Cooklev was honored at the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association's Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 show held Sept. 12-14 in Los Angeles.

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