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Laurels: July 2010

Published: July 15, 2010

Richard Behl, Geological Sciences, with his students, Carlye Peterson, Courtney Marshall, Sara Afshar, Melissa Bernardino and Linda Ta, made four presentations at the joint meeting of the Cordilleran Section Geological Society of America/Pacific Sections American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society for Sedimentary Geology on “Geomorphic Expression of a Miocene Dike Complex, San Joaquin Hills, California, USA,” “Abrupt and Millennial-Scale Climate and Ocean Change since the Mid-Pleistocene Transition in Santa Barbara Basin, California,” “Orbital- to Sub-Orbital-Scale Cyclicity in Seismic Reflections and Sediment Character in Early to Middle Pleistocene Mudstone, Santa Barbara, CA,” and “Sedimentation in an Active Fold and Thrust Belt, Santa Barbara Basin, CA: Spatial and Temporal Evolution of Sedimentation from 1.0 Ma to Present.” He also led a professional field trip on May 25 and published Guidebook to the Monterey Formation of the Los Angeles Basin for the joint meeting of the Cordilleran Section Geological Society of America, Pacific Sections American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Society for Sedimentary Geology in Anaheim.

Lesley Farmer, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling, presented a paper on “Culturally Sensitive Elearning Practices in Library Education” at the Canadian Association of Information Sciences conference in Montreal on June 4.

John Jung, Psychology, gave a presentation titled “Laundries, Grocery Stores and Restaurants: Keys to Chinese Immigrant Survival” at a fundraiser in Vancouver, Canada, May 27.

Ingrid M. Martin and Sayantani Mukherjee, Marketing, presented their research on “The Magical Powers of Dietary Supplements” at the Marketing and Public Policy Conference in Denver on May 20-22. Their research looked at the intended and unintended consequences of supplement usage among adults. Also at the conference, Martin and Wade E. Martin, Economics, with Stacey Menzel Baker of Wyoming, organized a roundtable on “Planning, Mitigation and Recovery in Natural Disasters: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Public Policy.” The roundtable included researchers from marketing, economics and the U.S. Forest Service. Martin also organized the Sustainability Workshop for Doctoral Students held at Colorado State University. The workshop was designed to encourage potential Ph.D.s in marketing to engage in public policy research at the beginning of their academic careers. The workshop included faculty from marketing, psychology and economics working with more than 30 students from the U.S., Canada, Germany and New Zealand.

Ron Schmidt, Political Science, published a chapter, “Immigration, Diversity and the Challenge of Democratic Inclusion,” in R. Jeffrey Lustig, ed., Remaking California: Reclaiming the Public Good (Berkeley: Heyday Books, 2010), pp. 121-139.

Jennifer Smith, English, presented a paper titled “Ancrene Wisse: An Early Middle English Corrective against the Growth of Female Mysticism in Continental Europe?” at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University. The paper was part of a panel that addressed writings by and about women. In addition, in June, Smith will begin translating for a book about Medieval Latin exegesis of Christian scripture which is being written by Esther Chung-Kim of the Claremont School of Theology.

Shira Tarrant, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, delivered a paper titled “Not Just a Misunderstanding: Masculinity, Gender Justice, and Sexual Assault Prevention” at the Campus Training and Technical Assistance Institute. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women in cooperation with California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, June 16, Las Vegas.

Terry Witkowski, Marketing, presented “Gun Culture USA: A Macromarketing Perspective” at the 35th Annual Conference of the Macromarketing Association, University of Wyoming, June 9-12. The paper was published in the conference proceedings.