Assistant Professor of Cinema Julian Hoxter gave a talk on his new book “Write What You Don’t Know: An Accessible Manual for Screenwriters” (Continuum Books), in conversation with Associate Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride, on Nov. 10 at University Press Books in Berkeley.
Chair and Professor of Creative Writing Maxine Chernoff was a featured author who read at the Bernal Yoga Literary Series 2011/2012 on Nov. 12.
Professor of Health Education and Director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies Erik Peper co-authored the article "Optimize Self-healing: Respecting Our Evolutionary Roots while Nurturing the Mind/Body/Spirit Connection" in the Japanese journal Environment and Health (2011).
Professor of Information Systems Sameer Verma was a lead organizer of and participant in the One Laptop per Child Community Summit 2011 held at the Downtown Campus on Oct. 22. One project that was unveiled at the event was the BookServer, a small, low-power, low-cost device that can hold 20,000 ebooks and serve them to as many as 500 users at a time.
Recreation, Parks and Tourism
At a hearing before the California Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife on Nov. 1, Professor and Chair of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Patrick Tierney presented on the economic impact of California state parks and the potential economic results from closing 70 state park units.
Associate Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism and Director of the Pacific Leadership Institute Nina Roberts delivered the prestigious Metcalf Endowment Lecture at the 61st annual State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland Recreation Conference on Nov. 4. Roberts spoke on "Multiculturalism and Quality of Life: Strong Communities Build a Strong Nation."
Professor of Theatre Arts Rhonnie Washington performed in two one-act plays, Almost Nothing and Day of Absence, which opened Oct. 11 and run through Nov. 20 at the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre in San Francisco.