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Volume 52, Number 23   February 21, 2005         

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Behavioral and Social Sciences
Betty Blecha
, Economics, edited a special issue of the Social Science Computer Review (Winter 2004) on computer applications in economics instruction. She also organized and chaired a session on economic experiments now available in the National Science Foundation's National Digital Library at the meetings of the American Economic Association held Jan. 7-9 in Philadelphia.

Robert C. Smith, Political Science, spoke at a celebration of the life of The Rev. Martin Luther King held Jan. 17 at Hercules Middle School in Hercules.

Creative Arts
Ricardo Gomes
, Design and Industry, was presented with the Ron Mace Designing for the 21st Century Award at the Adaptive Environments Third International Universal Design Conference held Dec. 8-12 in Rio de Janeiro.

Jim Kitses, Cinema, presented and discussed the Sam Peckinpah film "Ride the High Country" Feb. 3 at the San Rafael Film Center.

Herbert Zettl, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (emeritus), presented "Meddling with Your Mind with Nonverbal Persuasion: A Brief Tour Through Media Aesthetics" on Feb. 1 at Baylor University.

Rhonnie Washington, Theatre Arts, played the part of Troy Maxson in a production of August Wilson's "Fences" Feb. 3-20 at The Harbour Theatre in Suisun.

Penelope V. Flores
, Secondary Education, gave a keynote address on "Dr. Jose Rizal: The First Global Filipino" at the symposium of the Council of Philippine American Organizations of San Diego held Dec. 31. Whisper of the Bamboo: An Anthology of Philippine American Writers and Artists, edited by Flores and Allen Gaborro, was published last November by Philippine American Writers and Artists Inc.

Ready to Learn: How to Help Your Preschooler Succeed, by Stan Goldberg, Special Education, was recently published by Oxford University Press. Goldberg was one of 17 winners of the 2004 Templeton World-Wide Power of Purpose Essay Contest.

Ruth B. Love, Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies, was honored with the second Bishop Roy C. Nichols Lifetime Achievement Award by the Downs Community Development Corp. at a Feb. 5 gala held in Oakland.

Ethnic Studies
"A Toda Maquina," a short story by Alejandro Murguia, Raza Studies, appeared in the anthology Public House which was published in December by Public House Press. Murguia read from the epic poem "Puerto Rican Obituary" by Pedro Pietri at a San Francisco Public Library memorial for poets Pedro Pietri, Gloria Anzaldua and Gary Webb held Jan. 6 in San Francisco.

Eric Mar, Asian American Studies, was elected president of the San Francisco Board of Education.

Health and Human Services
Eric Peper
, Holistic Healing Studies, presented "Therapeutische Beruhrung im Spiegel der Wissenschaft" at the Akademie fur Fort-und Sonderausbildungen held Oct. 23 at Allgemeines Krankenhaus in Vienna, Austria. He presented "Acht aspecten van Healthy Computing-Biofeedback" and "San Francisco Model" at a seminar held Oct. 26 in Soestduinen, The Netherlands.

"Developing the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Education Infrastructure: Baccalaureate Programs in the United States" by Adam Burke, Erik Peper, Kenn Burrows and Barry Kline, Holistic Healing Studies/Health Education, was published in the December issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

"Teaching in a High-Tech Conference Room: Academic Adaptations and Workplace Simulations" by Lousie Rehling, Technical and Professional Writing, was published in the January issue of the Journal of Business and Technical Communication.

Marc Dollinger, Jewish Studies, was the scholar-in-residence Jan. 28-29 at Temple Beth El in Aptos, Calif. He gave presentations on 350 years of American Jewish life, Jews and the civil rights movement in the South, and Jews and California. Dollinger also served as the William Rubin scholar-in-residence at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael from Feb. 11 to 13. He presented the following lectures: "Hamans and Torquemadas: Southern and Northern Responses to the Civil Rights Movement," "Is It Good for the Jews? Power, Politics and the 1960s," and "And the Streets Were Paved With Gold: A History of San Francisco Bay Area and California Jewry."

Paul K. Longmore, History, wrote the introduction to The Hospital Poems by Jim Ferris. The book is published by Main Street Rag Publishing Co.

Jacob Needleman, Philosophy, was recently named ethicist-in-residence at Branson School in Ross.

Science and Engineering
Debra Fischer
, Astronomy, recently received a Cottrell College Science Award in recognition of her work that detected "hot Jupiter" planets orbiting nearby stars.

Bill Hsu, Computer Science, programmed the movement of a robotic sculpture by artist Matt Heckert for an exhibit at the Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco. The exhibit runs through Feb. 26.

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