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Laurels: May 2015

Published: May 1, 2015

Hyowon Ban, Geography, presented a paper, “Geographical information converted into graphic design and music,” to the Association of American Geographers annual national conference in Chicago in April.

Norman Carter, Geography, gave a paper to the Chicago meeting of the Association of American Geographers in April, entitled “Multi-faceted urban regimes.”

Suzanne Dallman, Geography, presented “Navigating drought in the West: Lessons from Down Under,” to the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Chicago, April.

Lesley Farmer, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling, presented a paper on “Teaching visual literacy through comic arts” at the U.S. conference of the International Association for School Librarianship, which met in Austin, Texas in April.

Martin Fiebert, Psychology, co-authored an article, with undergraduate student Brandon Yip, titled, “Typology of Facebook Posts: An Examination of Data,” which appeared in April issue of the International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Gabriel Gardner, University Library, presented his original research paper titled “Bypassing Interlibrary Loan Via Twitter: An Exploration of #icanhazpdf Requests” at the Association of College and Research Libraries conference. The paper was co-authored by Carolyn Caffrey Gardner of USC.

Christine L. Jocoy, Geography, gave a talk, “Experiencing urban sustainability in five field trips,” to the Chicago meeting of the Association of American Geographers in April.

Maulana Karenga, Africana Studies, published two articles: “Reclaiming King: Matters of Race, Reflection and Resistance” and “Malcolm X and the Ethics of Martyrdom: Witness, Service, Struggle and Sacrifice”, Los Angeles Sentinel, Opinion Page, p. A6, Jan. 15 and p. A7, Feb. 19, respectively. In addition, he gave lectures on “King, Ferguson and Our Tradition of Struggle: The Anatomy and Obligation of Struggle” and “Malcolm X and the Ethics of Martyrdom: Witness, Services, Struggle and Sacrifice” at the African American Cultural Center, Los Angeles, Jan. 25 and Feb. 22, respectively; and “The Black Community and Clergy and Labor Alliance (BCCLA): Its Mission and Meaning” at the African Methodist Episcopal Ministerial Alliance, Los Angeles, Feb. 19. He also served on a series of panels on “King, Ferguson and Our Current Struggles: An Intergenerational Dialogue on Resistance,” at the African American Cultural Center, Jan. 18; “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture,” African American History Month, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Our Authors Study Club, Los Angeles City Hall, Feb. 5; “Conscious Film Making in this Post-Racial Era,” American Black Film Institute, African American Cultural Center, Los Angeles, Feb. 17; “Dr. Martin Luther King, Selma and the Legacy: Building and Sustaining a Movement,” MLK Commemoration Celebration, CSULB, Feb. 24; and “Finding Freedom in the Land of the Free,” Muslim Student Association, CSULB, Feb. 26. He also presented a paper titled “Religion, Resistance and Liberation Struggles: Towards an Ethical Reframing of Issues” at the Intersectional Symposium sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies on “The Edge: Religions and Cultures in Conflict,” CSULB, Feb. 26.

Paul Laris, Geography, presented “Buffering the savanna: the human ecology of burning in an unstable environment” to the April meeting of the Association of American Geographers. In addition, he is the organizer of five special sessions on pyrogeography: Fire Histories 1 and 2, Fire Drivers, Fire Case Studies, and West African Fires. Also, he chaired the last two of these special sessions and served as a panelist in the Internationalization of Geography Postgraduate Education special session.

Dmitrii Sidorov, Geography, presented “Geography of/in Siberia: National challenges and transnational opportunities,” to the Association of American Geographers annual conference in Chicago in April. Additionally, he organized and served as a panelist on a special session on Internationalization of Geography Postgraduate Education.

Shira Tarrant, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies appeared on CCTV-America’s Full Frame on April 18. The episode is titled “The Plight of Men”.

Deborah Thien, Geography, was a panelist in two special sessions at the April Chicago meeting of the Association of American Geographers: (Geo)politics of Ebola and Methods for Accessing Emotions ? Dealing with Affect Empirically. In addition, she chaired a special session on Internationalization of Geography Postgraduate Education.

Judith A. Tyner, Geography, presented “Don’t forget Winona: Route 66 and the nostalgia industry.” The paper was presented to the Association of American Geographers annual national meeting in Chicago in April.

Suzanne Perlitsh Wechsler, Geography, published an article entitled, “An alternative approach to geospatial education” in ArcNews.