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Volume 54, Number 29   April 16, 2007         

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Behavioral and Social Sciences
Sujian Guo, Political Science, has been named editor of Lexington-Rowman & Littlefield's new book series " Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development."

David Matsumoto, Psychology, gave a presentation on "The Variety of Happiness" and served on a panel that discussed "Learning to be Happy" at the second International Conference on Happiness & Its Causes, held June 14-15 in Sydney, Australia. The Dalai Lama was a special guest at the conference.

Bernard Wong, Anthropology, presented "The Formation and Development of Chinatown in North America" at the Incheon Metropolitan City Museum symposium the Overseas Chinese – the Leader of Globalization held Oct. 20-21 in Incheon, South Korea. Wong presented "From Sojourners to Luo Di Sheng Gen (establishing root)" at the
annual meeting of the Japan Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas held Nov. 18-19 at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.

"Estimating Firm-Specific and Relational Properties in Interorganizational Relationships in Marketing" by Lihua Olivia Wang, International Business, and co-authors James C. Anderson and Philip C. Zerrillo was named the 2006 outstanding article of the year by the Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing.

Creative Arts
Mark Johnson
, Art, participated in a panel on "Ruth Asawa's Life and Work" on Jan. 6 at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

Recent concerts by the Alexander String Quartet, Music and Dance, include a Jan. 14 performance of works by Mozart at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center at University of California, Davis.

Judith Bettelheim, Art, gave a lecture on "Afro-Cuba: Through the Artist's Lens" on Feb. 25 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

David Xiques, Music and Dance, prepared the San Francisco Symphony Chorus for its Jan. 18 performance of Mozart's Mass in C-Minor with the San Francisco Symphony.

Health and Human Services
Erik Peper
, Health Education, coauthored "Tongue Piercing by a Yogi: QEEG Observations" for a recent edition of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He co-authored with S. Francis "Falls and Hip Fractures are NOT Inevitable: A Return to Nature" for Biofeedback.

The California Counseling Association presented Robert C. Chope, Counseling, with the James Saum Government Relations Award at its annual convention in February. Chope was recognized for his "outstanding public policy/legislative and licensing advocacy contributions to the California Counseling profession." He was also elected President of the National Employment Counseling Association (NECA), a division of the American Counseling Association.

Fred Astren
, Jewish Studies, gave a presentation on "From the Caliph to the Ayatollah: Addressing Jewish Life under Islamic Rule," at Finding Our Voice: The Conference for Progressives Constructively Addressing Anti-Semitism held Jan. 28 in San Francisco.

Anne Galjour, Creative Writing, performed her solo play "Hurricane" from Feb. 6 to 16 at various Vermont and Massachusetts venues as part of the Dartmouth College Hopkins Center for the Arts series on "Class Divide." Galjour is also leading "story circles" with New England residents on social and ecomomic class divisions. This is part of a two-year research project at Dartmouth that will culminate in a play about social and economic class in Northern New England.

Marc Dollinger, Jewish Studies, was recently appointed to the California Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Science and Engineering
Elahe Enssani
, Engineering, was part of a U.S. delegation that attended a global conference of more than 200 women in science, technology and engineering held Jan. 8-10 in Kuwait. The purpose of the conference was to help female scientists, entrepreneurs, science administrators and graduate students from 20 Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa to develop stronger networks with their U.S. counterparts. Enssani is a member of the Advisory Committee for International Science at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), also a sponsor of the conference.

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