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Laurels: June 2014

Published: June 16, 2014

Rick Behl, Geological Sciences, and his graduate students made nine presentations at the annual conference of the combined Pacific Sections of the Society for Sedimentary Geology and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists in Bakersfield on different aspects of sedimentology, stratigraphy, geochemistry and petrology of the Monterey Formation. At the same meeting, Behl was awarded honorary membership in the Pacific Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology.

Kirstyn Chun, Counseling and Psychological Services, chaired a symposium presentation titled “The intersection of multiple identities and mental illness on campus: Race, culture, religion, and sexual orientation as compounding sources of stigma” and participated in a symposium presentation titled, “Even Kansas isn’t Kansas anymore: Cultural competence in the assessment and treatment of campus mental illness” at the USC Gould School of Law and Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics on March 12-13.

Barry Lavay, Kinesiology, recently gave an invited presentation at the University of Limerick, Ireland, in the Physical Education and Sport Science Department as part of the Physical Education Physical Activity Youth Sport (PEPAYS) Let’s Talk PEPAYS series. His talk was titled “Let’s Talk, Integrated and Inclusive Physical Education.” In addition Lavay published with Sharon Guthrie; Lavay, B., Henderson, H. and Guthrie, S., an article titled “The Behavior Management Training and Teaching Practices of Adapted Physical Education Teachers,” PALAESTRA, 28 (1), 24-31.

Editte Gharakhanian, Biological Sciences, with co-authors Surya Manandhar and Erika Calle, recently saw published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) their article “Distinct Palmitoylation Events at the Amino Terminal Conserved Cysteines of Env7 Direct its Stability, Localization, and Vacuolar Fusion Regulation in S. cerevisiae.” JBC is the highest-ranked American journal in molecular biology and biochemistry and serves as the journal for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The work was sponsored by a National Science Foundation grant through the NSF-Research for undergraduate Institutions.