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Laurels: August 2010

Published: August 16, 2010

Angela Aleiss, Business Administration, recently saw her article on the Mormon imagery and themes in the popular “Twilight” series titled “Mormon Influence, Imagery Runs Deep Through Twilight” run by Religion News Service in July. It also was featured in the Long Beach Press Telegram, the Los Angeles Daily News and the Huffington Post. It is available on the Religion News Service Web site.

Hyowon Ban, Geography, with students N. Cressie, and N. Zuniga-Shaw, published in the journal Applied Geography an article titled “Statistical Counterpoint: Knowledge Discovery of Choreographic Information Using Spatio-Temporal Analysis and Visualization.”

Lesley Farmer, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling, presented a paper on “Using Datamining Techniques to Develop State Library Standards” for the Association of College and Research Libraries at the American Library Conference in June. She also gave a presentation on “23 Things: Web 2.0 Professional Development” at the MERLOT conference in July.

Martin Fiebert, Psychology, co-authored an article with Christine Pekarek titled “Intimate Partner Violence and Interracial Relationships” which was published in the International Family Aggression Society Bulletin in January. He wrote an article titled “References Examining Assaults by Women on Their Spouses or Male Partners: An Annotated Bibliography” in Sexuality and Culture, 14, /49-91, in March. He also wrote an article titled “Sex, Lies and Letters: A Sample of Significant Deceptions in the Freud-Jung Relationship” in the on-line journal Psychology, /1/, 113-115 in June.

Joy Goebel, Nursing, is the author of a manuscript titled “Addressing Patients’ Concerns About Pain Management and Addiction Risks” which was chosen by Medscape Nursing (a top nursing search engine) as a “top pick” for the week June 29.

David Jacques, Theater Arts, recently designed the lighting for “Madame Butterfly,” “Orpheus in the Underworld” and “Three Decembers” for the Central City Opera in Central City, Colo. In August, he designed the lighting for “Tosca” for the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo, Norway. In April 2011, he is scheduled to design the lighting for a new production of “The Tsar’s Bride” for The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in London.

Jacqueline Mills, Geography, with students Andrew Curtis, B. Kennedy, S. Wright Kennedy and Jay D. Edwards, published a multimedia article in the journal Applied Geography titled “Geospatial Video for Field Data Collection.”

Britt Rios-Ellis, Health Sciences, has published a paper in the upcoming supplement issue 21.3 of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved which came out Aug. 1. The paper, titled “Increasing HIV-Related Knowledge, Communication and Testing Intentions Among Latinos: Protege tu Familia: Hazte la Prueba,” was created to increase HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, to improve communication regarding sexual risk and to augment intentions to use condoms and test for HIV. Rios-Ellis also serves as the director of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR)/CSULB Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training

Jonathan Talberg, Bob Cole Conservatory, conducted more than 200 high school students from Maine for the Maine All-State Choir in May in a concert of Mendelssohn, Beethoven and contemporary choral music.

Victor C.X. Wang, Teacher Education, published a three-volume Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration. He cited as his primary reason for publishing in the field is his belief that that E-learning has become a major force in adult education on any campus in any country. The Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration seeks to provide comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends and theories in adult education, adult ESL (English as a Second Language) and information communication technologies. The Encyclopedia features in-depth descriptions of key terms and theories/concepts related to issues and trends in adult education worldwide. Lesley Farmer, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling, contributed four chapters and Janaki Santhiveeran, Social Work, contributed one chapter. Wang wrote four chapters as sole editor. Due to the smooth collaboration with teacher/scholars from 30 some research one universities from around the globe, Wang is currently preparing the publication of a multiple-volume book titled Encyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training.