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Noteworthy - November 19, 2012

Nov 19, 2012

College of the Pacific

Alison Alkon, Sociology, had her article "The Socio-Nature of Local Organic Food" published in Antipode.

Martín Camps, Modern Languages and Literature, published his article, "Travel and Japanese Migration to Brazil in O sol se põe em São Paulo by Bernardo Carvalho," in Peripheral Transmodernities: South-to-South Intercultural Dialogues between the Luso-Hispanic World and "the Orient.: (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012)

Christopher Goff, Mathematics, was recently elected as vice chair of the Golden Section of the Mathematical Association of America. The Golden Section serves Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii.  Pacific will host the Golden Section's annual meeting at the DeRosa University Center on Saturday, February 23, 2013.  

Jonel Imutan '13, Karen Obligacion '13, Alexis Ortega '15, Francisco Gallardo '12 and Dante Pasquini '16, Visual Arts, were contracted by The Heinz North America Corporation to produce a cycle of four mural paintings to be installed in their newly constructed Research and Development Labs located here in Stockton. The students, all from the greater Stockton community, were selected for their ability to conduct historical research and their outstanding skills in realist and portrait painting. Lucinda Kasser and Dan Kasser, Visual Arts, will supervise the project.

George Lewis, Sociology, had his article "Don't Go Down Waikiki: Music and Social Protest in Hawaii" published in Music And Protest, the most recent 2012 volume of Ashgate Press's Politics and Society series.

Camille Norton, English, lectured on the poet Adrienne Rich at the Sacramento Poetry Center and gave a reading in Crockett, Calif. Her poem, "Sapphics for Monique Wittig" will be published in The Women's Studies Quarterly.

Jianhua Ren, Chemistry, published a review article, "Shaping the properties of peptides" in the International Innovation. The article describes the research carried out by many of her students in recent years. The key collaborator is, Mike McCallum, Chemistry.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Steven Dugoni received the Pacific Coast of Orthodontics (PCSO) Award of Merit at the PCSO Annual Session held in Monterey, Calif. The award recognizes and honors a PCSO member who has made a significant contribution to the profession of orthodontics over a number of years.

Mark Booth received the NorCal Development Grant and Bruce Peltier received the Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in Dental Education from the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an honorary organization that recognizes outstanding dentists and dental professionals. Both awards were presented at the Academy's Northern California Section awards dinner.

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Raquel Aldana received the Community Service Award for her work with the Inter-American program and the citizenship fairs at the 25th Annual Unity Bar Dinner in Sacramento. Aldana also spoke on the benefits of educating American law students abroad at the symposium "Building Global Professionalism," sponsored by the Drexel Law Review and the International Law and Human Rights Society in Philadelphia.

Jerry Caplan received a Certificate of Appreciation from the California Department of Managed Health Care on Oct. 5 for his work this year as a member of the California Legislature's Autism Advisory Task Force.

Fred Galves had his book, Genesis Reloaded: Questioning a Literal Interpretation of the Bible, published by Dog Ear Publishing (September 2012). The 466-page paperback gives an analytical look at the teachings of the Bible and examines the origins of many of its famous passages.

Larry Levine spoke on a panel at the Society of American Law Teachers' "Teaching Workshop on Combating Homonormativity" in the Classroom in Baltimore, Md. He also was a panelist in a discussion on the role of international and comparative perspectives in the study of law and did an informal faculty colloquium on his recent McGeorge Law Review symposium piece on Justice Kennedy and the struggle for gay marriage equality at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. Levine was a panelist in Sacramento on a post-viewing discussion of the movie 8, which was based on transcripts from Proposition 8 federal court case.

Michael Malloy had the 2012 second supplements to this three-volume treatise Banking Law and Regulation, now in its second edition, published by Wolters-Kluwer and Aspen Publishers. Michael Malloy has been named to the editorial board of Frontiers of Legal Research, a Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture bimonthly publication whose mission is to advance legal developments in Canadian, European and international jurisprudence.

Steve McCaffrey gave the keynote address, "An International Law Perspective on Groundwater," at the 2012 Dividing the Waters Conference in Davis. The theme of this year's event sponsored by the National Judicial College was "Making the Connection: Surface and Groundwater."

John Myers  had his article, "Child Neglect and American Law," appear in World Perspectives on Child Abuse, Howard Dubowitz, ed., (10th ed. 2012), a publication of The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. He spoke on legal issues in child abuse and neglect at the conference, "Medical Response to Child Abuse and Neglect," sponsored by Stanford School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics at Stanford. Myers also spoke on positive developments in the prosecution of child abuse at Penn State's inaugural Child Sexual Abuse Conference, "Traumatic Impact, Prevention, and Intervention," in University Park, Pa.

Jay Mootz had his article, "Law Among the Sight Lovers," published in a symposium issue of the New York Law School Law Review.

Vice Provost Paul Paton, discussed the divergence in international rules on outside ownership of law firms as the keynote speaker at the annual awards dinner of the Wisconsin Law Foundation in Milwaukee.

Jarrod Wong taught international commercial arbitration as part of a class, "Legal Essentials of Legal Practice for Public and Private Sector Advocates," in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The seminar for legal professionals was sponsored by the Uganda-based International Law Institute African Centre for Legal Excellence. 

The Pacific McGeorge Moot Court Team scored an early-season success October 25-28 in San Diego at the 24th Annual University of San Diego National Criminal Procedure Tournament. Justin Giovannettone and Madison Simmons won seven of eight rounds en route to a 2nd place finish. In addition, the team received an average score for its brief of 95 (out of 100), placing it among the best briefs submitted in the tournament. A second McGeorge team, comprised of Cole Sherman and Megan Beaver, also performed strongly in the event, advancing to the octofinals of the 40-team double bracket competition. Beaver was named the ninth best oralist (out of 80 competitors) in the competition and received a plaque for the honor. Moot Court Program director Ed Telfeyan  and former Moot Court Honors Board member Gil Vega '09 coached the McGeorge entries. The field included teams from Alabama, Baylor, Fordham, Marquette, Pepperdine, Santa Clara, Stetson, UC Hastings and many of the other nationally ranked moot court programs in the country.

School of International Studies

Bruce La Brack, Emeritus, School of International Studies, presented his paper "100 Years of Stockton Gurdwara History and Its Impact on the Larger Society" at the Sikh Seminar, held at the Sikh Temple Gurdwara in Yuba City. The seminar was sponsored by the Sikh Temple Management Committee as part of their 33rd Annual Nagar Kirtan (Sikh Parade) community events.

 

 

 

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