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Noteworthy - October 8, 2012

Oct 8, 2012

College of the Pacific

Dianne Philibosian

Regent Dianne Philibosian '68 was honored by the the Child Development Institute with the CDI Heart of Gold Award at their annual Block Party Celebration in September. 

"Dianne's work as Director of CSU Northridge's Institute of Community Health and Wellbeing demonstrates her vision to bring a holistic approach to meeting the health needs of our community," said Joan Maltese, executive director of the Child Development Institute (pictured above with Dr. Philibosian at the awards ceremony). "She has worked to address the needs of children and families in the state of California by connecting state leaders, campus partnerships and community organizations to work together to serve families."

The Child Development Institute has been one of the principle providers of therapeutic services and relationship-based early intervention to children and their families in the San Fernando Valley for more than 17 years.

Armando Flores

Regent Armando Flores '71 was recognized by The Victoria Foundation with the Edith Sayre Auslander, Outstanding Support of Hispanic Issues in Higher Education Award, presented in September at the third annual Arizona Higher Education Awards ceremony. The award is given to a person in the community who has demonstrated significant accomplishments in support of Hispanic issues. It is named for Edith Sayre Auslander, who was a pioneer in championing Latino higher education issues. Flores is entering his sixth season as Director of Administration and Community Affairs for Arizona State baseball. His civic involvement includes the ASU College of Education Dean's Council, the ASU College of Public Programs Advisory Council, the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors, the Children's Action Alliance Board, the Blood Systems Inc. Board of Directors and the University of Pacific Alumni Board.

The Victoria Foundation, established in 2008, is the first Latino Community Foundation in the United States.

Andreea Boboc, English, was selected to serve as a reviewer for The Chaucer Review. Her article, "Teaching off the Literary Grid with Hildegard of Bingen's Physica,"  in which she proposes a new approach to making medieval science meaningful to general education majors, is slated to appear in the journal Pedagogy in March 2013. 

Martín Camps, Modern Languages and Literature, published the article "El cuento como poesía narrada y la corrupción en El monje de Praga de Marco Martos" in Homenaje a Marco Martos. Lima: Academia Peruana de la Lengua, 2012.

Alan Lenzi, Religious and Classical Studies, is the new Ancient Near East and Hebrew Bible section editor for the journal Compass-Religion.

George Lewis, Sociology, developed the teaching resource package "Social Research Methods."  According to the American Sociological Association, it was one of the top most downloaded resources of the Association's online Teaching, Research and Innovation Library of Sociology (TRAILS) for 2010-2011.  His 2005 essay, "Dirt Roads and White Lines: Identity and Place in the Country Sound of the Other California," was accepted as a resource for the year-long major exhibit "The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and California Country" at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Lara Killick, Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, has had her co-authored paper, "The UK Netball Superleague: A Case Study of Franchising in Elite Women's Sport Organisations," accepted for publication in European Sport Management Quarterly. Killick, along with Ethel Nicdao, Sociology, and Tya Allred '13, are presenting the poster "Project YES: Developing community-academic partnerships to improve individual and community health in Stockton, CA" at the 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit in Washington, D.C., in November.  

Ryan Moffet, Chemistry, was awarded a three-year $261,113 grant by the Department of Energy's Atmospheric Science Program for "Relating the Chemical and Physical Properties of Aerosols to the Water Uptake and Ice Nucleation Potential". He also co-authored three papers: "Biogenic Potassium Salt Particles as Seeds for Secondary Organic Aerosol in the Amazon" in the journal Science; "Tropospheric Chemistry of Internally Mixed Sea Salt and Organic Particles: Surprising Reactivity of NaCl with Weak Organic Acids" in the Journal of Geophysical Research; and "Heterogeneous ice nucleation and water uptake by field-collected atmospheric particles below 273 K" for the Journal of Geophysical Research.

Ethel Nicdao, Sociology, had her co-authored the article, "Chronic Conditions, Behavioral Health, and Use of Health Services Among Asian American Men: The First Nationally Representative Sample," published in the American Journal of Men's Health.

Matt Normand, Psychology, and graduate students Tracy Larson '12, Allison Morley '12, and Bryon Miller '13 had their article, "A Functional Analysis of Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity in Young Children," accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Jianhua Ren, Chemistry, received a user grant from the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The grant allows Ren and her students to conduct research on "Charge effects on the conformations of peptides" at LBNL.

Caroline T. Schroeder, Religious and Classical Studies, presented the paper "Like Father Like Son: Paternity, Masculinity, and Childhood in Shenoute's Monastery" at the International Association of Coptic Studies in Rome.

Chris Snell, Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences and Pacific Fatigue Lab (PFL), was invited to speak on clinical exercise testing for chronic fatigue syndrome research and treatment at a conference organized by the Stockholm branch of the National Society for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in Sweden. While there he also met with researchers and clinicians to discuss the PFL's work and was interviewed for Swedish television.  Snell and Mark Van Ness, Sport Sciences, and Staci Stevens, Pacific Fatigue Lab, were co-authors on research presented at the California Physical Therapy Association Conference in Santa Clara, Calif. See detailed entry below under Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Lisa Tromovitch, Theatre Arts, was recognized by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors with a 2012 Arts Leadership Award. Award recipients were selected based on their achievements within the arts field and their contributions to the community. Tromovitch was selected for her work as Producing Artistic Director and Founder of the Shakespeare's Associates, Inc., which produces the Livermore Shakespeare Festival. The award was presented at the October board meeting as part of the County's celebration of California Arts Day and National Arts and Humanities Month. 

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Michael P. Malloy accepted an invitation to join the inaugural Editorial Advisory Board of the University of Western Sydney Law Review. The annual peer-refereed law journal seeks to encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary scholarship with an emphasis on topical comparative scholarship. The role of the recently established Editorial Advisory Board is to establish links with leading law academics worldwide, to broaden the reach of the UWSLR, and to facilitate the review's editorial committee's efforts in seeking external referees and advice on particular submissions.

Thomas J. Long School of PHarmacy and Health Sciences

Faculty and students in the Department of Physical Therapy were recognized for outstanding research contributions and presented research at the California Physical Therapy Association Conference in Santa Clara, Calif.:

Todd Davenport, with Chris Snell and Mark Van Ness, Sport Sciences, and Staci Stevens, Pacific Fatigue Laboratory, received a 2012 Research Publication Award for their article, "Diagnostic Accuracy of Symptoms Characterising Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," which was published in Disability and Rehabilitation in 2011.

Shiren Assaly '11 and Todd Davenport  were awarded a 2012 Research Publication Award for their article, "Effectiveness of Neuromuscular Condition to Prevent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Female Athletes: A Critical Synthesis of Literature," which was published in Orthopaedic Practice in 2011.  The article was co-authored by former faculty member Katrin Mattern-Baxter.

Ben Larson '14 presented the poster, "Reproducibility of Measurements Obtained During Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Individuals with and Without Fatiguing Health Conditions: A Case Series."  Co-authors on the poster included Todd Davenport, Chris Snell , Mark Van Ness and Staci Stevens.

Abigail Schulz '13, Lorene Young '13, Kristin Sullivan '13 and Vicente Ceja '13 presented the poster "Functional Anatomy of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: A Cadaver Case Series." Co-authors were Todd Davenport, Tamara Phelan, and Jim Mansoor.

Noelle Erosa '13, Devin Leslie '13, Michael Marcello '13 and Alison Schienbein '13 presented the poster, "Functional Anatomy of Lateral Retinacular Release Surgery for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Cadaver Case Study."  Co-authors were Todd Davenport, Tamara Phelan and Jim Mansoor.

Todd Davenport co-authored the poster, "An Exercise-Based Work Injury Prevention Program Reduces Injury Rates and Costs in Urban Firefighters," with Mat Moore of Physical Edge in Davis, Calif., and Katrin Mattern-Baxter.

Todd Davenport presented the educational break-out session, "Identification and Management of Psychosocial Issues in Physical Therapy."

School of International Studies

Bruce La Brack, Emeritus, School of International Studies, delivered an invited paper on the "Social and Political Lives of Early Sikh Settlers in California: 1897-1946" at Sikhs Beyond Boundaries: Imagined Profiles and the Real People, a conference sponsored by the Pacific Coast Khalsa Diwan Society in September as part of the celebration of the Centenary of the founding of the Stockton Gurdwara.

Student Life

Lisa Cooper, assistant vice president for Diversity and Community Engagement, served on a panel presentation for "Lifting as We Climb: Drexel's 2nd Annual Women of Color Leadership Forum," an event sponsored by NASPA Region VI. NASPA is the National Association for Student Affairs Professionals. Cooper was one of three women featured on the panel who were described as "dynamic women in administrative leadership positions who have shattered the stained-glass ceiling."

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