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Volume 54, Number 25   March 12, 2007         

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Behavioral and Social Sciences
Larry Foster
, Geography and Human Environmental Studies (emeritus), presented "Shaping the Destiny of Our World: How Mediterranean Sea Countries Play Their Role" on Jan. 17 at CSU East Bay's Concord campus as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's winter lecture series.

Darlene Yee, Gerontology, was honored as a distinguished teacher by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education at the association's annual meeting held March 1-4 in Portland, Ore. Yee was also asked to give a featured presentation at the meeting.

Creative Arts
"Driving to Stony Lonesome: Jack Welpott's Indiana Photographs, 1936-1959," by Jack Welpott (emeritus), Art, was published recently by Indiana University Press.

Audio and video production work by Jeff Jacoby, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, is mentioned in "Photoshop CS WOW!," a book by Linnea Dayton and Cristen Gillespie and published recently by Peachpit Press; "Speed Therapy," an audio installation by Jacoby was part of the "LOUD" exhibition recently on display at the Arts and Literature Laboratory in New Haven, Conn.

Animation work by Raquel Coelho, Cinema, is included in the new film adaptation of "Charlotte's Web," which opened in movie theaters on Dec. 15.

"Unfurling 2006," a short animated film by Martha Gorzycki, Cinema, screened in September as part of the NY Film-Makers Cooperative’s program “Peace, For Life Against the War.” "Unfurling" was also accepted to a juried show of new media works titled “Sisyphean Desires Systems and Devices,” which opened in November at the Saltworks Gallery in Atlanta and runs through Jan. 13. The program will then travel to the Sarai Media Lab in New Delhi, India, and to the Forum Gallery of the Cranbrook Academy of Art. "Peace Dreams," a short animated film by Gorzycki, screened in September at the Bay Street Film Festival in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Karl Cohen, Cinema, presented lectures on animation history in the fall at the 2006 "Optics Valley of China" International Annual Conference on Animation in Wuhan, China; the Beijing Film Academy; and Vancouver International Film Festival's Forum.

Dee Spencer, Music and Dance, is giving a series of talks on jazz history at the Berkeley Public Library. The serice began Feb. 26 and continues on March 26, April 9, May 21 and June 25.

Ethnic Studies
Philip M. Klasky
, American Indian Studies, who has been working with the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe to preserve its marching band history and tradition, wrote an article about this work. It appeared in the fall 2006 issue of News from Native California magazine.

Extended Learning
"The Professional Studio Vocalist" by Clay Toven was recently published by Thomson Course Technology.

Nona Caspers
, Creative Writing, and Toni Mirosevich, Creative Writing, read from their works on Dec. 14 at Modern Times Bookstore in San Francisco.

Jon Funabiki, Journalism, was honored as an Ethnic Media Champion at the National New America Media Awards, held Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C.

Yvonne Daley, read from several works in progress on Dec. 5 at Book King in Rutland, Vt.

Midori McKeon, Foreign Languages and Literatures, gave a talk on artist Yayoi Takizawa's work on Nov. 16 at the Consulate General of Japan's Japan Information Center in San Francisco.

Peter Orner, Creative Writing, recently won the 2007 Bard Fiction Prize for his novel "The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo."

"Witness," a book of poetry by Kathleen Fraser, Creative Writing (emerita), and Nancy Tokar Miller, was published in February by Chax Press.

Paul Hoover, Creative Writing, read poems of his own and Friedrich Holderlin on Jan. 20 at Trace Gallery in San Francisco. Hoover was recently named curator of a new poetry series at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. Hoover and Dawn Michelle Baude gave a reading on Jan. 28 at Black Oak Books in Berkeley. Hoover and Tenney Nathanson gave a reading on May 25 as part of the Small Press Traffic series at California College of the Arts.

Kendra Van Cleave
and Athena Nazario presented "All Information on a Need-to-Know Basis: Teaching Today's Undergraduates" at the California Academic and Research Libraries conference held April 22 in Pacific Grove and "Promoting Lifelong Learning within the Constraints of the One-Shot: The Social Sciences Perspective" at the LOEX-of-the-West annual conference held in June in Hawaii. "'A Style All Her Own': Fashion, Clothing Practices, and Female Community" by Cleave was published in the journal Dress.

Science and Engineering
Matthias Beck
and Jamylle Carter, Mathematics, were among 15 U.S. math instructors selected to recently observe and conference with colleagues in Moscow and St .Petersburg, Russia regarding Math Circles, an international educational outreach program. The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute sponsored the trip.

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