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Laurels: October 2015

Published: October 1, 2015

Angela Aleiss, Information Systems, saw her editorial titled “The Mouse That Roared” appear in the Sept. 16 issue of the Eastern Arizona Courier which reflected a debate over the Resolution Copper Mine that pits the San Carlos Apache Nation against giants of the corporate and political world.

Lesley Farmer, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling, presented at the International Federation of Library Associations conference in Cape Town in August. Her session addressed teaching ethics to teens at the school library reference desk.

May Ling Halim, Psychology, was quoted in the Sept. 16 issue of the New York Times as part of an article titled “Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child” by James Vlahos on how artificial intelligence helps Mattel’s legendary doll Barbie to interact with little girls. When children reach preschool, they begin to avidly collect information about gender roles—what distinguishes girls from boys, and what each gender is supposed to say and do, said Halim, who studies gender identity. To access the article, click here.

Maulana Karenga, Africana Studies, published two entries: one on his philosophy, “Kawaida”; and the other on his cultural and social change organization, “Us (the Organization Us),” in The Sage Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America, Sage Publications, Inc., pp. 515-519 and 822-827, respectively. He also presented a paper titled “Maatian Moral Anthropology: A Critical Examination of Ancient Egyptian Ethical Texts” and was a subject of and participant in a Plenary Session on his and Molefi Asante’s contribution to Black Studies titled “From Our Foundation to the Future: Maulana Karenga and Molefi Asante in the Making of African/Black Studies” at the Annual Conference of the National Council for Black Studies, March 13-14, Los Angeles. He also gave testimony at the California Legislative Black Caucus African/Black Studies Informational Hearing on behalf of CSULB’s Department of Africana Studies and on behalf of President Horace Mitchell of the CSU Task Force on the Advancement of Ethnic Studies, NCBS, Los Angeles, on March 13.

Chris Muller, Benefits Services, had a program evaluation of the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program published in the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration.