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Volume 53, Number 21   February 13, 2006         

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Behavioral and Social Sciences
Bill Issel
, History, presented on his research for a book on religion and politics in California history in November -- at the Second World Congress of the International American Studies Association held Aug. 3 in Ottawa, Ontario, and at the annual meeting of the American Italian Historical Association held Nov. 4 in Los Angeles.

Patricia Foschi, Geography and Human Environmental Studies/Romberg Tiburon Center, co-authored and presented "Using GIS Techniques to Analyze Climate Mechanism," at the annual meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers held in October in Phoenix.

Creative Arts
'Peace Dreams,' a film by Martha Gorzycki, Cinema, was premiered Dec. 15 by the San Francisco chapter of the International.

Joel Schechter, Theatre Arts, presented a talk on "Messiahs of 1933, or How American Yiddish Theatre Survived Adversity Through Satire," on Dec. 11 at the Bureau of Jewish Education Jewish Community Library in San Francisco.

"American Masculinity Under Clinton: Popular Media and the '90s 'Crisis of Masculinity,'" by Brent Malin, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, was recently published by Peter Lang Publishing.

Branford Marsalis, Music and Dance, was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Jazz Instrumental Solo category for "A Love Supreme -- Acknowledgement."

Gilda M. Bloom
, Secondary Education, presented "Too Many Children Left Behind: Why Ruby Payne is Contributing to the Reproduction of Current Educational Inequities and Widening the Achievement Gap" at the International Conference on Teacher Education and Social Justice held Oct. 16 in Honolulu. Bloom also serves as the elected program chair of the American Educational Research Association's Hispanic Research Issues SIG for 2006 and was re-appointed to the State Executive Board of Civil Rights in Education for the California Teachers Association.

"Conversations with Principals: Issues, Values and Politics," by Andrew Dubin, Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies, was recently published by Sage Publications. Dubin gave a presentation based on the book at the Hawaii International Conference on Education held Jan 6-9 in Honolulu.

Ethnic Studies
American Indian Studies Assistant Professor Melissa Nelson and lecturer Philip Klasky's documentary film, "The Salt Song Trail: Bringing Creation Back Together," won the award for best documentary short at the American Indian Film Festival held in November in San Francisco.

Health and Human Services
"Enhancing Therapeutic Success -- Some Observations from Mr. Kawakami: Yogi, Teacher, Mentor and Healer," co-authored by Erik Peper, Holistic Healing Studies, was published in Somatics. "Place Yourself in Your Client's Shoes with Biofeedback to Promote Healing: Part 1," by Peper and M. Fuhs was recently published in Biofeedback.

Cristina Azocar
, Journalism, was honored in November as one of four "local heros" by KQED Public Broadcasting in honor of American Indian Heritage Month.

Kitty Millet, Jewish Studies, presented "Jewish Communities in the Pampas, The Plaza, and the Bario" on Nov. 22 at the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center in Walnut Creek.

Nitzhia Shaked, Jewish Studies, presented "Famous Biblical Women" on Nov. 29 at the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center in Walnut Creek.

"Pocket Guide to Arabic Script," by Fayeq Oweis, Foreign Languages and Literatures, was published in November by Hippocrene Books.

"Our Intangible Home," by Meredith Eliassen, Archives/Special Collections, was published in The Argonaut: Journal of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society.

President's Office
Robert A. Corrigan
was elected to serve as chair of the Association of American Colleges and Universities at the association's annual meeting held in January in Washington, D.C. Corrigan will also serve as the 2006 chair of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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