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Volume 54, Number 10   October 16, 2006         

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Behavioral and Social Sciences
Bernard Wong
, Anthropology, gave a presentation on "Immigration, Globalization and Chinese American Families" at Immigrant Families in America: Multidisciplinary Views on the 21st Century, a conference held May 19-20 at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

Jules Tygiel, History, wrote the foreward to the recent book "Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues and the Story of African-American Baseball," by Lawrence D. Hogan, published by National Geographic.

Lee Davis, California Studies, presented a lecture on "The Spanish Settlement of California by the Anza Expedition" on June 29 as part of the Presidio Trust's Pasado del Presidio program in San Francisco.

Creative Arts
Choreography by Jerry Duke, Music and Dance, was featured at "Dancing Across Cultures," a May 26 performance of the Presidio Performing Arts Foundation held at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Joel Schechter, Theatre Arts, discussed "Yiddish Comedy: On Stage and on Film" on May 23 as part of the Sam and Emma Ziegler Tuesday Morning Lecture Series at the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center in Walnut Creek.

Bill Peters, Theatre Arts, directed a Ghostlight Theatre Co. production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," from June 29 through July 2 in Santa Cruz.

Martin Linder, Design and Industry, recently won a bronze Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for his work on the Reveal Imaging Technologies CT-80 Explosive Detection System.

Health and Human Services
Erik Peper
, Holistic Healing Studies/Health Education, presented "Biofeedback: Present and Future" and "Biofeedback: Research Design and Applications" at a conference held June 2-5 at National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan.

Paul Hoover
, Creative Writing, gave a poetry reading on May 17 at the Marin Poetry Center in San Rafael.

Jacob Needleman, Philosophy, gave a lecture on "The American Soul: In Search of the Spiritual Meaning of America" on June 13 at the Teaching American History Summer Institute held at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Anita Silvers, Philosophy, gave a presentation on "The Right Not to Be Normal as the Essence of Freedom" at the Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights conference held May 26-28 at Stanford University Law School.

Several Creative Writing faculty members read in the 2006 Bay Area Summer Poetry Marathon, held on May 13, June 24, July 15 and Aug. 12 at The LAB in San Francisco. Participants included: Maxine Chernoff, Steve Dickison, Kathleen Fraser (emerita), Truong Tran, Dodie Bellamy and Barbara Tomash. Donna de la Perriere, Creative Writing, is co-founder and co-curator of the Summer Poetry Marathon.

J. Paul Leonard Library
Meredith Eliassen
, Library, presented "The San Francisco Experiment: The California Children's Year, 1918" at the annual conference of the Organization of American Historians held April 20-22 in Washington, D.C.

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