Volume 51, Number 25 March 15, 2004
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Behavioral and Social Sciences
Patricia Foschi, Geography and Human Environmental Studies/Romberg Tiburon Center, and co-authors from Arizona State University presented "Feature Selection for Image Data via Learning" at the International Workshop on Intelligent Multimedia Computing and Networking held as part of the Joint Conference on Information Science in September in Cary, N.C.
Daniel Vencill, Criminal Justice, and co-author Mary Vencill presented "Spatial and Economic Aspects of Crime: The Mapping of Homicides in Oakland, CA 2003-2004: Are Murders Serially Correlated by Location and Is Police Response Appropriate?" at the annual meeting of the Western Regional Science Association held Feb. 25-28 in Maui. At the same meeting they also presented "Drug Dealer Diversion in San Francisco: Street to Work, a Job Training Program for First-Time Offenders -- A Benefit-Cost Analysis," a report on the results of a study funded by an Annie Casey Foundation grant. Vencill also spoke on "Evaluation of Alternative Policies to Combat False Emergency Calls."
"Women's Sexual Labor and State in Korean History," by C. Sarah Soh, Anthropology, appears in the winter edition of the Journal of Women's History.
"Staging the Invisible: Giorgio Strehler and Luigi Pirandello," by Mohammad Kowsar, Theatre Arts, appeared in the fall 2003 issue of the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism.
Work by Gail Dawson, Art, has appeared in a variety of recent gallery shows and exhibitions including, at the Mark Moore Gallery in Santa Monica, at the Women and their Work show held Jan. 10 - Feb. 14 in Austin, at Gensler Architects and Design in Houston, and at "Women and their Work: Off Site/On Target," a show held Jan. 15 - Feb. 20 at the Austin City Lofts Arts Collaborative in Austin.
Paul M. Ellison, Music and Dance, recently interviewed Tallis Scholars' director Peter Phillips as part of the Cal Performances Sightlines pre-concert series.
Modernities: Cinemas and Popular Media in Transcultural East Asia, by Jenny Lau, Cinema, was published recently by Temple University Press.
Health and Human Services
Erik Peper, Institute for Holistic Healing Studies/Department of Health Education, presented the papers "Make Health Happen -- An Integrated Stress Management Program for College Students" and "Training the Trainers -- Healthy Computing Coaches," at the annual meeting of the Biofeedback Foundation held Feb. 26 in Winterthur, Switzerland.
Marc Dollinger, Jewish Studies, gave an address on the 350th anniversary of Jewish settlement in North America on Feb. 26 at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles. At the private opening of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, held Feb. 27, Dollinger gave presentations on the history of Jews in San Francisco and how construction of the new building fits into larger themes of American Jewish history and life.
Jacob Needleman, Philosophy, discussed "The American Soul: Founding Ideals and the American Dream" at a Stanford University forum held Jan. 26.
Minoo Moallem, Women Studies, presented "Transnational Feminist Practices and the Postcolonial Middle East" at the For Gendered Bodies, Transnational Politics Conference held in December at the American University in Cairo. Moallem also contributed the book chapter "Transnationalism and Immigrant Entrepreneurship: Iranian Diasporic Narratives from the U.S., France, England and Germany" to The Social Construction of Diversity, edited by Christiane Harzig and Danielle Juteau and published last year by Berghahn Books.
"Mr. Hellerman's Vacation," a short story by Nona Caspers, Creative Writing, was runner-up in the Missouri Review Editor's Prize.
Science and Engineering
Edward Lank, Computer Science, and E. Saund presented "Stylus Input and Editing without Prior Selection of Mode" at the User Interface Software and Technology Symposium held in November in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Ilmi Yoon, Computer Science, and several co-authors presented "Webs on the Web (WOW): 3D Visualization of Ecological Networks on the WWW for Collaborative Research and Education" at the annual IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization held in October in Seattle.
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