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Laurels: May 2010

Published: May 17, 2010

Kirstyn Chun, Counseling and Psychological Services, co-authored a peer-reviewed journal article titled “’From the Margins to the Center’: Moving towards a Resilience-Based Model of Supervision for Queer People of Color Supervisors” published in Training and Education in Professional Psychology in February.

Boak Ferris, English and Comparative World Literature (CWL), presented a showcase of student art collected over 20 years titled ”Fifty Images of Prometheus” in order to demonstrate the power of guided visualization as a pedagogical tool, for the CSULB Annual CWL and Classics Conference, March 5.

Teresa Fiore, Romance/German/Russian Languages and Literatures, had her article “Class and Ethnicity: An Interdisciplinary Approach to di Donato’s ‘Christ in Concrete’” published in the Options for Teaching Series of the MLA volume titled Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture and edited by Edvige Giunta and Kathleen McCormick (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2010). Fiore was the keynote speaker for the Italian section of the 16th Annual Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, March 26-28. The title of her address was “Pre-Occupied Spaces: Re-Mapping Italy’s Emigration, Immigration and (Post) Colonialism.” On March 25, she presented a lecture at Duke University for its Italian Program, Romance Languages Department titled “Una Roma ‘spiazzata:’ Clash and Harmony in the Capital of Italy’s Migrations.”

John Jung, Psychology, spoke to the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California in Los Angeles on his book, Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton on Feb 3. He also spoke at the Alhambra Public Library as part of the Big Read event on the topic “Chinese American History and the Joy Luck Club” on March 20. He later spoke at the Chi-Am Circle in Santa Clara on his book, Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton, on March 28 and on the same day, spoke at Chateau Cupertino on his book, Southern Fried Rice.

Maulana Karenga, Africana Studies, was interviewed on his philosophy, Kawaida, and his pedagogy, as the subject of an hour-long film in a series of interviews with major scholars in multicultural education by the Expanding Cultural Diversity Project, Western Illinois University, June 1-5, 2009. He also had published an entry “Tubman, Harriet (1820-1913)” in The Frederick Douglass Encyclopedia, Julius E. Thompson, James C. Conyers, Jr. and Nancy J. Dawson, (eds.), Greenwood Press, Denver, Colo., 2010, pp, 188-190.

Paul Scotton, Comparative World Literature and Classics, has been awarded a Kress Publication Fellowship from the American School of Classical Studies Athens which will enable him to spend Fall 2010 in ancient Corinth and Athens, Greece. During his stay, Scotton will complete his monograph, “The Julian Basilica in Corinth: An Architectural Investigation.” The expanded text will now include the complete corpus of inscriptions from the basilica and a discussion of their context and significance.

Susan Gomez-Zwiep and William Straits, Science Education, saw the publication of their article, “Elementary Teachers’ Perspectives on the Integration of English as a Second Language and Science Instruction” in AccELLerate, the newsletter of the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition. Their study investigates how practicing elementary teachers envision the potential overlap between science and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction and explores their attitudes towards the combining the two.