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Volume 51, Number 22   February 23, 2004         

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CampusMemo accepts submissions to the Insiders column from members of the campus community. Items must reflect faculty or staff achievements beyond the campus, e.g., papers/lectures given at professional meetings; appointments to boards; books/articles published; performances, exhibits, readings of works off campus; awards and honors, etc. Please submit items no more than six months old. Items are edited for space.

Deadline for submissions to "Insiders" is the 10th of the month preceding publication. Send submissions to: Please include a contact name and extension.

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Bill Issel, History, won the 2004 Webb-Smith History of the American West Essay prize. His essay, "For Both Cross and Flag: Catholic Action in Northern California during the 1930s" will be published as part of the 39th Annual Walter Prescott Webb Lectures by Texas A&M Press.

C. Sarah Soh, Anthropology, presented "Japan's 'Comfort Women' Controversy" at the 11th Annual Bakai Conference at the Center for Japanese Studies held Feb. 13 at University of California, Berkeley.

Ronald E. Purser, Management, presented "The Art of Change Management" at the Economic Development Board of Singapore in January. He was also recently promoted to associate editor of the business discipline editorial board for MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching).

Creative Arts
New drawings by Paul Mullins, Art, are included in two exhibitions: "Displacement, Contemporary Drawings," an exhibit in honor of painter Hyman Bloom which runs through March 27 at the Gescheidle Gallery in Chicago; and "Fresh Works on Paper," an exhibit open through Feb. 26 at the James Kelly Contemporary Gallery in Santa Fe.

Roy Conboy, Theatre Arts, received an Excellence in Theatre Education Award at the regional Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival held Feb. 9-15 in San Bernardino.

Ethnic Studies
"Egypt: The Ancient History of African Philosophy," an article by Théophile Obenga, Black Studies, appears in the book A Companion to African Philosophy edited by Kwasi Wiredo and recently published as part of the Blackwell Companion to Philosophy series by Blackwell Publishing.

Jose Cuellar, Raza Studies, gave several academic talks, and performed at various venues celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Latin American Religious Experience at Harvard University in December. He also performed at various festivals during the fall semester with his band Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalapeño Band, including the Cotati Accordion Festival, Autumn Magic Dinner and Dance, Annual California Rural Legal Assistance fund-raiser and Oakland's Dias De Los Muertos celebration. He also was honored with Golden West College's Pillar of Achievement Award.

Health and Human Services
Robyn Lock, Kinesiology, presented "Critical Action Research and Professional
Development" at the International Conference on Education held in January in
Honolulu and "Good Behavior to Yourself: A Physical Educator Developing Student Self Esteem through Action Research" at the North Coast Conference on Education held in February at Humboldt State University.

Steve Wallace, Kinesiology, and David Anderson, Kinesiology, coauthored the paper "Grip Force Using an Artificial Upper Limb in a Congenital Amputee" for the Neuroscience Annual Conference held in November in New Orleans. Wallace and Anderson also cowrote "Training with an Upper-Limb Prosthetic Simulator to Enhance Transfer of Skill Across Limbs," which appeared in a recent edition of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and "Using Contextual Interference to Facilitate the Learning of Prosthetic Control," which appeared in a recent edition the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Fred Astren, Jewish Studies, was recently named to the executive board of the Western Jewish Studies Association.

Loretta Stec, English, presented "Rebecca West in South Africa: The Limits of Liberalism" at the First International Rediscovering Rebecca West Conference held in September at Long Island University and a paper on the censorship of birth control information in fiction vs. journalism in Britain during the 1920s and 1930s at the Modern Language Association conference held in December in San Diego.

"Happy Hour," a poem by Toni Mirosevich, Creative Writing, appears in the winter edition of The Malahat Review.

Evolution of the Bridge a collection of short prose poems by Maxine Chernoff, Creative Writing, was recently published by Salt Press. Her poem "Heavenly Bodies" was performed at the Poets' Theater Jamboree held in January and February at Small Press Traffic in San Francisco.

Science and Engineering
" Self-trapping of Light in a Photorefractive Organic Glass" by Zhigang Chen, Physics and Astronomy, and student M. Asaro and others was published recently in Optics Letters.

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