Associate Professor of Africana Studies Antwi Akom recently gave a TEDx Talk in Sacramento designed to demonstrate how people and communities can innovate their way out of poverty and the ways in which designing for all can create a brighter, greener future. The talk, "Innovation Out of Poverty," is the basis for a series of projects he is working on with best-selling author Lisa Gansky as well as neighborhood- and community-based organizations around the world.
Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman and Romberg Tiburon Center Research Technician Adam Paganini are the authors of "Biochemical adaptation to ocean acidification," published last month in the Journal of Experimental Biology. The paper outlines approaches that have been used to study the potential for marine organisms to adapt to ocean acidification and proposes that biochemical systems such as proteins and membranes exposed to the external environment could help such animals adapt to declines in ocean pH levels.
Professor of Biology Tom Parker authored "Dispersal mutualism incorporated into large-scale, infrequent disturbances," published July 7 in PLOS ONE.
Professor of Biology Kimberly Tanner co-authored "Investigating Undergraduate Science Students' Conceptions and Misconceptions of Ocean Acidification," published July 13 in Life Sciences Education. The study's lead author, Kathryn Danielson, received her master's degree at SF State.
Professor of Health Education Erik Peper published clinical commentaries for three papers in the January 29 NPi-service Psychosomatiek (Vol. 4, No. 1).
Peper gave the invited presentation "Next Generation Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Using HRV Biofeedback" at Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan, July 9. He also writes the quarterly Health and Wellness column in the San Francisco neighborhood publication Western Edition.
Professor of History Marc Stein was part of a panel on gay history hosted by WHYY in Philadelphia on July 3. The panel was part of a weeklong series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of gay rights demonstrations at Independence Hall. He is also the curator of "50th Anniversary Annual Reminders, Philadelphia, July 4, 1965-July 4, 1969," an online exhibit about the demonstrations, for OutHistory.org.
Associate Professor of Liberal Studies José Acacio de Barros co-authored the article "The surface Laplacian technique in EEG: theory and methods" with Claudio Carvalhaes that appeared in the June 2015 issue of the peer-reviewed International Journal of Psychophysiology.
Professor of Management Mitchell Marks co-authored the article "The 3 Ways People React to Career Disasters," which appeared in the June 18 Harvard Business Review.
Associate Professor of Marketing Gulnur Tumbat's research with Kent Grayson was the basis of the article "We Trust Reputation. Should We?" which was published in the Insight section of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management website on June 2.
Physics and Astronomy
Professor of Physics and Astronomy Zhigang Chen was a co-author on "Laser-assisted guiding of electric discharges around objects," published online June 19 in Science Advances.