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Volume 54, Number 21   February 12, 2007         

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Behavioral and Social Sciences
Patricia Foschi and Kathy Pagan Quadros, Geography and Human Environmental Studies/Romberg Tiburon Center, received NASA Honor Group Achievement Awards for their research contributions to the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite Program in May. Foschi also received two awards from the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing at its annual conference in Reno in May: the Ford Bartlett Award for outstanding support of the society's membership program and the Conference Management Award for serving as technical program co-chair.

"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.

Creative Arts
Rhonnie Washington
, Theatre Arts, played the role of Cal in an American Conservatory Theatre production of "The Little Foxes," which was performed Oct. 27 - Nov. 26.

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.

Ronald J. Compesi, 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
Edition, published in August by Allyn and Bacon.

Ethnic Studies
Andrew Jolivette
, American Indian Studies, served on a San Francisco a citywide symposium on issues concerning the Native American community held Nov. 2 in San Francisco.

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
Nettie Kelly
, Recreation and Leisure Studies, accepted the American Sail Training Association (ASTA) award for the 2006 Sea Education Program of the Year at ASTA's annual awards banquet held Nov. 7 in Charleston, S.C.

"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.

An essay by Jon Funabiki, Journalism, was published in First Informers in the Disaster Zone: The Lessons of Katrina, a recent Aspen Institute report on a conference about the role of communications media and the flow of information surrounding disasters.

"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
Katharyn Boyer,
Biology, was invited to represent estuarine restoration projects in the United States at the Third National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration held Dec. 9 -13 in New Orleans. Boyer spoke about her work and the efforts in San Francisco Bay to restore native eelgrass.

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