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Volume 55, Number 9   October 8, 2007         

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Health and Human Services
Members of the counseling faculty served on several panels at the American Psychiatric Association's annual convention in San Francisco this summer. Professor of Counseling Andres Consoli delivered a presentation on practicing contextual integrative psychotherapy with Counseling Chair Robert Chope. Assistant Professor of Counseling Rebecca Toporek chaired a panel addressing narrative approaches to career counseling, which also included Chope and Lecturer Cliff Flamer. Associate Professor of Counseling Robert A. Williams shared his findings concerning delinquency and low drug use among African American teens.

Toby Garfield, professor of oceanography and director of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, was the expert du jour at the Oct. 3 "Ask a Scientist" event at the Axis Café in San Francisco. Garfield served up his expertise on the geography, atmospheric conditions, and basic laws of physics that create huge waves off the San Mateo coast each winter. The event was sponsored in part by KQED TV's science show, Quest, on which Garfield appeared earlier this year.

Creative Arts
Betsy Blosser, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, and her students in the Media in Community Service class visited Thailand over the summer to produce promotional videos for the Thai Society for the Conservation of Wild Animals, an organization that returns animals to the wild. They shot two short videos and two long-form documentaries. The videos will be screened on campus on Oct. 18.

William Corbett-Jones, pianist and professor of music, performed works of Tchaikovsky and others on Oct. 2 at Old St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco.

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Jo Tomalin gave two presentations and workshops to faculty and staff at University College London, England, in July: "The Art and Science of Teaching: Theatre Techniques for the Classroom" and "Enhancing Your Communication, Negotiating and Influencing Skills."

Joshua Habermann, associate professor of music, led a singing exploration of William Byrd's music for the Catholic and Anglican churches on Aug. 18 at the California Bach Society in Palo Alto.


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