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Volume 60, Number 3    August 27, 2012         

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American Indian Studies
Associate Professor of American Indian Studies Melissa Nelson presented "Toward a poly-cognitive science: The Native ecologies of tribal canoe revitalization" at the Ecological Society of America's annual meeting on Aug. 8 in Portland, Oregon.

Asian American Studies
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung wrote the chapter "Asian Americans, Religion and the 2008 Election" in the book Religion, Race, and Barack Obama's New Democratic Pluralism (Routledge, Aug. 21, 2012)

Biology Lecturer Gloria Nusse co-authored "Face to Face with the Past: Reconstructing a Teenage Boy from Early Dilmun," which was published in the June 2011 issue of Near Eastern Archeology (Vol. 75, Iss. 2).

Associate Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride and Professor of Cinema Bill Nichols each contributed their list of the 10 best films ever made to the prestigious Sight & Sound Critics' Poll, which is conducted every ten years and published by the British Film Institute. McBride's list can be viewed at and Nichols' list can be viewed at

Creative Arts
Assistant to the Director of Creative Arts Technical Services Diana Rumjahn's award-winning film Determined Spirits and her new film Into the Light were shown on July 31 in a private screening at SF State.

Design and Industry
Professor of Design and Industry Martin Linder's Industrial Design Outreach Institute has received a Notable Award from the Core 77 International Competition in the Educational Initiative category.

Health Education
Professor of Health Education Erik Peper gave three invited presentations in Kobe, Japan during July: "Relaxation by Therapeutic Touch" for the Department of Physical Therapy, Konan Women’s University; "Cancer Prevention, Treatment, Choices and Hope" at the Institute of Holistic and Integrative Medicine; and "Biofeedback and EMG for Physical Therapists" at the Kobe College of Rehabilitation and Welfare.

At a reception at the Smithsonian Museum on July 31, Associate Professor of Mathematics Mariel Vazquez was presented with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the U.S. government's highest honor for researchers in the early stages of their careers

Social Work
Assistant Professor of Social Work Rashmi Gupta and Associate Professor of Social Work Eileen Levy co-authored the paper "Relationship quality and elder care giver burden in India," which appeared in the June 2012 issue of Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice (Vol. 21, No. 2).


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