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Volume 54, Number 33   May 14, 2007         

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Behavioral and Social Sciences
Bernard Wong
, Anthropology, presented a lecture on "Globalization and the Chinese High-Tech Professionals in Silicon Valley" on April 10 at the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Globalization and Information Technology. Wong presented "Globalization and the Chinese in Cuba and the U.S." at the Chinatown Branch of the San Francisco Public Library in December.

"The Hegemony of Common Sense, Wisdom and Mystification on Everyday Life," by Dean W. Manders, Social Science, was recently published by Peter Lang Publishing. The book is part of the San Francisco State University Series in Philosophy.

Maziar Behrooz, History, served on a panel at a Commonwealth Club forum on "Moving Forward in Iraq," held March 21 at the Bentley School in Lafayette.

"Mapping Global Cities: GIS Methods in Urban Analysis," a textbook by Ayse Pamuk, Urban Studies, was published recently by ESRI Press.

Andrei Tsygankov, International Relations, presented a lecture on "The U.S. Policy of Regime Change and Russia's Response" on April 17 at CSU Fresno.

Jules Tygiel, History, presented a lecture celebrating the opening of the baseball season and the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's Major League debut on April 11 at Bookshop West Portal in San Francisco.

"San Francisco and the Great Earthquake of 1906" by Robert Cherny, History, was published in History Now, the quarterly online journal of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Sally Baack
, Management, has been named an "Ascendant Scholar" by the Western Academy of Management. Baack is only one of four scholars selected for the honor, and the only winner from the U.S.

Creative Arts
Barbara Damashek
, Theatre Arts, directed the Aurora Theatre production of "Private Jokes, Public Places," by Oren Safdie, from April 6 to May 13 in Berkeley.

"Concerto for Piano and Nine Instruments,"a composition by Richard Festinger, Music and Dance, premiered April 20 and 22 with performances by the Network for New Music at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia.

"Backwards into the Future -- Again" by Mark Phillips, Secondary Education, was published in the May issue of Phi Delta Kappan.

Health and Human Services
Nina Roberts
, Recreation and Leisure Studies/Pacific Leadership Institute, is the 2007 recipient of the Kurt Hahn Award, the highest honor given by the Association of Experiential Education.

"Muscle Biofeedback at the Computer" by Erik Peper and Katherine H. Gibney, Health Education/Holistic Healing, was recently published by the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe. Peper and Richard Harvey, Holistic Healing, and other co-authors presented the posters "Health Risks for Poker Dealers" and "Using Biofeedback Assessment During Buddhist Monk Chanting" and "How Standardized Assessment Can Facilitate
Behavior Change: Evidence from Poker Dealers and Office Workers" at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback held Feb. 15-18 in Monterey. Harvey also presented the paper "Every-day Courage in the Face of Adversity."

Marc Dollinger
, Jewish Studies, and Edward Shapiro discussed "Jews and American Liberalism, Jews and American Conservatism: Quest for Inclusion and Impossible Dreams" on March 18, 2007, as part of the Jewish Writers and Scholars Lecture Series presented by the Institute for Judaic Studies in Portland, Ore.

Several works by Toni Mirosevich were published this spring: "The Prize Inside" in Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture; "Lie or Lay" in The Bark, a magazine for food lovers; and "Going To" in San Francisco Chronicle Magazine. In addition, Mirosevich's poem "The Takeaway Bin" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Camille Dungy, Creative Writing, read from her work Feb. 20 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash.

J. Paul Leonard Library
Ned Fielden
presented the Historical Nodes of Inquiry: University Education and Technological Tectonic Shifts" at the Technology, Knowledge & Society Conference held in January at New Hall, University of Cambridge, U.K.

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