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Noteworthy - October 22, 2012

Oct 22, 2012

College of the Pacific

Alison Hope Alkon, Sociology, had her new book, Black White and Green: Race, Farmers Markets and the Green Economy released by University of Georgia Press. The book explores dimensions of race and class as they relate to farmers markets and the green economy.

Kieran Holland, Physics, was invited to speak at the "New frontiers in lattice gauge theory" workshop at the Galileo Galilei Institute in Florence, Italy. He gave a presentation on his work on lattice simulations of Beyond Standard Model theories. 

Ty Raterman, Philosophy, will have his article "Bearing the Weight of the World: On the Extent of an Individual's Environmental Responsibility" published in the next issue of the journal Environmental Values.

Susan M. Schneider, visiting scholar, Psychology, has had her book, The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World, published by Prometheus Books. It takes an inclusive, nature and nurture approach to that debate, emphasizing the empowerment that is possible when we use what we know about how we learn from consequences.

William R. Swagerty, History, had his two-volume study The Indianization of Lewis and Clark published by Arthur H. Clark Company, an imprint of the University of Oklahoma Press. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the book retraces the well-known trail of America's most famous explorers as a journey into the heart of Native America, a case study of successful material adaptation and cultural borrowing.   

Pacific Speech and Debate traveled to Azusa Pacific University in Southern California October 4-8 to compete in the California Double-Up Tournament. Pacific finished 1st place in debate and 4th place overall out of 26 schools from around the country.  

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Raquel Aldana received a 2012 National TRIO Achievers award for her work in broadening educational opportunities for minority students. It was presented on Sept. 6, at the Council for Opportunity in Education's 31st Annual Conference in New York City. She also was a panelist on the topic of "The State of Latinos in the Legal Academy" at the Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass.

Cary Bricker and Michael Vitiello had their article, "Chinese Homicide Law, Irrationality and Incremental Change," accepted for publication in the Temple International & Comparative Law Journal.

Clark Kelso had his article on the California Supreme Court's recent term, "State High Court Defining Boundaries," published in the September issue of the California Bar Journal. It is the twelfth consecutive year that publication has published his annual review.

Michael Malloy had his article, "Built to Scale: Small Business Policy and the Meltdown," published in the Michigan State Law Review. He also spoke on the U.S. housing market's tepid recovery and the potential for more effective risk-management tools in housing financing at the 73rd Plenary Session of the Committee on Housing and Land Management, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva, Switzerland.  

Steve McCaffrey was nominated by Switzerland on Sept. 4 to serve on the Implementation Committee of the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and Lakes. The committee will be finalized in November at the meeting of the parties to the convention in Rome.

John Myers spoke twice at two workshops at the 20th Oklahoma Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect and Healthy Families in Norman, Okla. The event was sponsored by the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Jarrod Wong presented his forthcoming book chapter, "From Misapprehension to Misapplication: Moral Damages in Investor-State Arbitration," at the annual roundtable meeting of the Northern California International Law Scholars at UC Berkeley Law School.

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Mary Kay Camarillo, Civil Engineering, presented the paper "Operating an anaerobic digestion and co-generation system with stringent air quality regulations to limit nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur oxides (SOx) in stack gas emissions" at the 85th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC 2012) in New Orleans, La . Her co-authors were William Stringfellow, Environmental Research Center, and research associates Jeremy Hanlon and Michael Jue '10. Camarillo also presented the paper "Technology developments in the rapid detection of microbial contaminants in drinking water systems" at the California Nevada American Water Works Association 2012 Annual Fall Conference in San Diego. Her co-authors were Kristen Shimizu '06, '12 and Dean Ravi Jain

School of International Studies

Bruce La Brack, Emeritus, School of International Studies, was an invited research scholar at the Third Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange where he was a facilitator for a discussion group on AFS and Schools in Germany and also participated in American Field Service-International's  Educational Advisory Council meetings. The events were held in Vienna, Austria, and were sponsored by the Fondazione Intercultura, EFIL (European Federation for Intercultural Learning), AFS-Austria and IDRI (International Development Research Institute).


The Pacific field hockey team raised $1,000 for cancer research at the National Foundation for Cancer Research with their participation in the 3rd Annual Stick It To Cancer event. The Tigers raised the funds for NFCR during their match against Stanford at Brookside Field. Pacific's participation in the Stick It To Cancer campaign came in place of their annual Pink Game as the Tigers looked to broaden their support of cancer research.  Spearheading the Tigers' efforts for the event was Pacific's newest assistant coach Kendra Lucking.

"So many people have family and friends affected by many different cancers. I thought it important to recognize all forms of cancer. I am so proud of the money we were able to raise," said head coach Linda MacDonald. "I also loved the idea of the players creating their own t-shirts. It was a fun event and I look forward to doing it again."

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a leading cancer research charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.

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