Volume 54, Number 21 February 12, 2007
Behavioral and Social Sciences
"Gender Archaeology in Native North America" by Karen Olsen Bruhns, Anthropology, appears in the "The Handbook of Gender in Archaeology," published last year by Altamira Press. Bruhns also contributed "Housekeeping in Postclassic El Salvador" to "Reconstructing the Past: Studies in Mesoamerican and Central American Prehistory," published by the British Archaeological Reports International Series.
"Dose-Effect Relations Between Manganese Exposure and Neurological, Neuropsychological and Pulmonary Function in Confined Space Bridge Welders" by Rosemarie Bowler, Psychology, et. al was published in a recent edition of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. "Sequelae of Fume Exposure in Confined Space Welding: A Neurological and Neuropsychological Case Series," by Bowler et. al. was published in NeuroToxicology. She has also presented her bridge welders study at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City, the California Health Department, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Morgantown, W.V., and locations in South Korea and Italy.
Prints by Barbara Foster, Art, and two other artists were on display in "Flight Out of Time," an exhibit from Nov. 9 to 25 at AndrewShire Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibit is now on display at the Kale Art Institute through March 17.
Jassen Todorov, Music and Dance, recently won a 2006 Crystal Lyre Award for contributions and achievements in music. It is the top award for music and dance in Bulgaria.
A choral concert of compositions by Greg Murai, Music and Dance, was held Nov. 5 at the Lake Merritt United Methodist Church in Oakland. The music included selections from Murai's latest CD, "Unveiling a Song." Murai is resident composer at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church.
Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, gave the keynote address "Evolution of the Media Landscape: Shifting
Media Platforms in the U.S." at the Evolution of the Media Conference
held Aug. 24 at Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand. Compesi is
also the author of Video Field Production and Editing, Seventh
Phil Klasky, American Indian Studies, recently worked with the Fort Mohave Tribe of the Mohave Indians, lawyers, government officials and PG&E to broker a settlement over the company's desecration of a sacred site. The site, on a bluff in the Mohave Desert overlooking the Colorado River and known as Topoc Maze, is considered a portal to the afterlife by members of the tribe.
Caitlin Ryan, Cesar Chavez Institute, was honored as Researcher of the Year by the Lesbian Health & Research Center at University of California, San Francisco. The award was presented Oct. 11 as part of the center's Lesbian Health Institute at the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's annual conference in San Francisco.
Health and Human Services
"The 'Mind Room' in Italian Soccer Training: The Use of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback for Optimum Performance" by Erik Peper, Health Education, and co-authors V.E. Wilson and D. Moss was published in a recent edition of Biofeedback.
"Heavier Than Air," a book of stories by Nona Caspers, Creative Writing, was published by University of Massachusetts Press in December.
Peter Orner, creative writing, was one of five writers to win a 2006 Lannan Literary Fellowship. He also won the 2007 Bard Fiction Prize.
Science and Engineering
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