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Laurels: May 2014

Published: May 1, 2014

Brent C. Dickerson, Mathematics and Statistics, is the author of the book Narciso Botello’s Annals of Southern California 1833-1847, providing the world premiere publication of the dictations of a resident of Los Angeles concerning his experiences in the final years of Mexican California. The original document, dictated in Spanish, is given in English, with notes and remarks by Dickerson.

Lesley Farmer, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling, has published her book Introduction to Reference and Information Services for Today’s School Libraries by Rowman and Littlefield.

Neil Hultgren, English, gave a talk titled “Detection and Imperial Melodrama in ‘The Moonstone'” in a history and English departments colloquium at Loyola Marymount University on April 3.

Jose Moreno, Chicano and Latino Studies, was an invited panelist in March for a featured plenary session titled “Improving and Measuring Student Success: Perspectives on Policy and Practice” at the annual Diversity, Learning and Student Success Conference of the Association of American Colleges and Universities held in Chicago. Moreno also was invited to serve on the AACU’s initiative General Education Maps and Markers (GEMs) Equity Working Group, one of three expert teams whose research and guidance will shape the GEMs initiative.

Victor Rodriguez, Chicano and Latino Studies, saw his articles on the political economy of Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis appear as “The Genealogy of a Crisis: Puerto Rico and Wall Street’s 21st Century Debt Peonage Imperialism” in Counterpunch on Feb. 19, in an updated version titled “Colonialism and Puerto Rico’s Crisis” in Dissident Voice on April 5, and The Global Research Centre (Canada) on Globalization, April 11.