Associate Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy's latest volume of poetry, "Suck on the Marrow," was nominated for a California Book Award. Dungy is also among the distinguished nominees (Derek Walcott, Alice Walker, Nikki Giovanni and Major Jackson) for the NAAPC Image Award in poetry. The Image Awards will stream live Friday, March 4 beginning at 3 p.m. and can be viewed at www.naacpimageawards.tv/naacpimageawards/2011/ or on KTVU-TV at 8 p.m.
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Director of the Clinical Laboratory Science Internship Program Geraldine Albee received the 2010 Education award from the Northern California section of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry at the annual awards dinner on Jan. 19.
Gabriela Segovia-McGahan, administrative support coordinator for Raza and American Indian Studies, writes features about Pacifica's diverse and creative community in the Pacifica Patch, an online community newspaper. To read her latest work, visit http://pacifica.patch.com/articles/bam-high-school-arts-find-a-focal-point-at-oceana
Professor of Health Education Erik Peper was awarded the 2011 Educator Award by the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe for his ongoing contribution and teaching in the field of applied psychophysiology and biofeedback. The award was presented at the organization's 15th annual meeting in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 22-26.
Peper also gave oral and poster presentations, which were co-authored with Assistant Professor of Health Education Rick Harvey and undergraduate students Jourdan McPhetridge and Erin Thorne. The oral presentation was "SEMG for training awareness and muscle relaxation during toe touching" and the poster presentation was titled "The pragmatic use of a stress profile to improve performance."
Professor of Journalism Jon Funabiki moderated an hour-long discussion at the Commonwealth Club titled "Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam." Funabiki also runs the Vietnam Reporting Project (VRP), an initiative funded by the Ford Foundation.
On March 2, Assistant Professor of Public Administration Eric Zeemering testified at the California State Assembly before a joint oversight hearing of the Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review and the Committee on Local Government. He spoke about possible consolidation efforts between special districts.
Professor of Theatre Arts Jo Tomalin presented acting and voice workshops on Feb. 3 and 17 for the Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Company in Oakland. The company of 30 actors includes several Theatre Arts department alumni.
Professor of Theatre Arts Joel Schecter's essay about the plays of Isaac Beshevis Singer, "Yeshiva Cross-Dressers, Shlemiels and Demons," appeared in the Feb. 25 issue of the Yiddish publication Forward.