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Laurels: February 2013

Published: February 15, 2013

Sharyn Blumenthal, Film and Electronic Arts, recently saw the acceptance of three poems by the Petrichor Review Literary Journal and the acceptance of a short story titled “1602” by the Wilderness House Literary Review and Press.

Kirstyn Chun, Counseling and Psychological services, co-authored a book chapter titled “Multiracial/Multiethnic Queer and Transgender Clients: Intersections of Identity and Resilience” with Anneliese Singh of the University of Georgia, published in the Casebook for Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons and Their Families, edited by Sari H. Dworkin and Mark Pope, in 2012.

Lesley Farmer, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling, presented two papers at the International Association of School Librarianship annual conference held in November in Qatar. She spoke about digital citizenship in distance education and about reimagining school librarianship. She also presented at the California Library Association and the California School Library Association earlier that month on similar topics. In addition, she gave a plenary speech on technology and change processes in knowledge systems for the third International Conference on Communication and Management in Technological Innovation and Academic Globalization held in Paris. She also presented four other papers for the conferences.

Boak Ferris, English/Comparative World Literature/Classics, presented a fiction-writing workshop titled “Homer’s Modern Fiction Techniques” for the Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities held Jan. 13.

Steve Fleck, Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures, gave a paper titled “Teaching Molière: Performance Considerations” at the Association for Interdisciplinary French 17th Century Studies conference held at Wellesley College on Nov. 8. He will host next year’s conference jointly at UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Library and CSULB.

Tom O’Brien, Center for International Trade and Transportation, recently saw the acceptance for publication of “Environmental Innovation and the Role of Stakeholder Collaboration in West Coast Port Gateways” in Research in Transportation Economics. He published with G. Giuliano in 2012 “Contested Trade and Policy Responses in Southern California,” in M. Hesse and P.V. Hall (eds.) Cities, Regions and Flows, London: Routledge. He authored in 2011 “Understanding the Supply Chain,” in G. Giuliano (ed.) Intermodal Transportation: Moving Freight in a Global Economy, Washington, D.C.: ENO Transportation Foundation. In addition, he presented on “Best Practices in Urban Freight Management: Lessons from an International Survey” with L. Dablanc, G. Giuliano and K. Holliday at the 92nd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board held in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13-17.

Donald Penrod, Forty-Niner Shops, recently was designated a Certified Auxiliary Services Professional (CASP) by NACAS, the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education. Earning the CASP designation requires recipients to meet an advanced standard of expertise and experience in higher education auxiliary services. A Certified Auxiliary Services Professional is a four-year certification for aspiring auxiliary services professionals and is the only certification that demonstrates recipients have met a high standard of excellence as defined by experts in the industry, and that they have the skills necessary to be a director of auxiliary services.

Christine M. Rodrigue, Geography and ES&P, presented a paper titled “The AAG’s ALIGNED Toolkit: A place-based approach to fostering diversity in the geosciences” to the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco held Dec. 3.

José Sánchez-H., Film and Electronic Arts, wrote a chapter for the book International Film Guide 2012, published in London by Wallflower Press. The International Film Guide is distributed in the U.S. by Columbia University Press, which describes the book as the most authoritative and trusted source of information on contemporary world cinema. Promotion of the book includes major international films festivals such as Berlin, Cannes and Tribeca, where thousands of copies are disseminated to filmmakers from all over the world. He also collaborated with the Academy Film Archive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival on the preservation from research to completion of the classic anti-war Mexican film “Let’s Go with Pancho Villa!” (1936) by Fernando de Fuentes.

Graham Thomas, English, recently saw the publication of his new novel A Long Lonely Time.

Julie Van Camp, Philosophy, led a workshop on aesthetics for the docent education program at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento in January 2012 and chaired two sessions at the Rocky Mountain Ethics Conference in Boulder in August. She also refereed manuscripts for Oxford University Press, Cultural Studies, Dance Chronicle and Dance Research Journal. In addition, she has been appointed to the advisory board of Dance Chronicle.