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Laurels: November 2016

Published: November 1, 2016

Lesley Farmer, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling, was honored by the International Association of School Librarianship with their Commendation Award. This annual recognition is given to one person who has contributed significantly to the field. Farmer was selected for her work in information and digital literacy.

Stan Finney, Geological Sciences, has been elected Secretary General of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). The IUGS is one of the largest non-governmental scientific organizations in the world with 121 nation members. Finney was elected to his new leadership position at the 35th International Geologic Congress in Cape Town, South Africa in September.

Neil Hultgren, English, chaired three panels and presented a paper titled “Richard Marsh and the Plot Machinery of the Imperial Gothic” at the 2016 Conference of the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States, which was held in Austin, Texas.

Nate Onderdonk, Geological Sciences, presented an invited lecture at the annual meeting of the Southern California Earthquake Center meeting on “Earthquake displacements and timing of events and Quincy and Mystic Lake, San Jacinto Fault.” He also co-authored with graduate student Andrew Farris a presentation on “Quantifying Late Quaternary deformation in the Santa Maria Basin: A OSL, GPS and soil Chrono sequence based model for determining strath terrace deformation in the Zaca Creek drainage, Santa Barbara County.”

Robert D. Francis, Geological Sciences, recently saw the publication of his latest book titled Black Gold in California: The Story of the California Petroleum Industry by the California Independent Petroleum Association through HPNbooks.