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Noteworthy - September 24, 2012

Sep 24, 2012

College of the Pacific

Ken Albala, History, had his book The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home: The Happy Luddites Guide to Domestic Self Sufficiency, published by Penguin/Perigee (October 2012). His co-author is Rosanna Nafziger Henderson, his collaborator on The Lost Art of Real Cooking.

Sayandeb Basu, Physics, presented the talk "Hoop conjecture, minimal length and black hole formation in the asymptotically safe scenario of quantum gravity" at the international conference IC-MSQUARE 2012, in Budapest, Hungary. He also presented a seminar on "UV completion in theories of quantum gravity" at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Jeffrey Hole, English, received the Stephen E. Corson Award for the Distinguished Teaching of Freshman. This award is given each year to one faculty member in the College of the Pacific who has distinguished himself/herself in the teaching of freshmen students. The Stephen E. Corson Award was established in 2004 by the Reverend John E. Corson, former Pacific Regent, and Sylvia Bradbury Corson, in memory of their son, Stephen Edmund Corson, who passed away at the age of 38.

Sharmila King, Economics, will have her paper "Do National Economic Shocks Influence ECB Interest-Rate Decisions? The Impact of the Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises" published in the Journal of Common Market Studies.

Cynthia Ostberg, Political Science, was honored with the Faye and Alex G. Spanos Distinguished Teaching Award. The Award is based on a career of teaching. To be eligible for the award, faculty members must have completed at least 10 years of teaching in residence in the College. Winners of the Faye and Alex Spanos Award go beyond teaching in the classroom by advising, directing research, supervising laboratories, and mentoring students and new faculty members.

Keith Smith, Political Science, will have his article, "Why Just Two Parties?  A Voting Game to Illustrate Duverger's Law," published in PS: Political Science & Politics. The article uses a classroom game to explore why there are just two major political parties in the United States.

Simge Tarhan, Economics, presented "Campaign Contributions and Political Polarization" at the Meeting of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare in New Delhi, India, and at the Public Economic Theory Conference in Taipei, Taiwan.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Allen Wong, AEGD Program director, received a certificate of recognition from the American Dental Assocation for meritorious service to the people of China and Fiji.

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Adrienne Brungess, Hether Macfarlane, Jeffrey Proske and Maureen Watkins presented at the Western States Legal Writing Conference at the University of Oregon at Eugene. Brungess spoke on "Supervising a JD Certificate Program." Proske presented on "The Transactional Lawyer's Toolkit." Macfarlane and Watkins discussed legal research and writing classes for international LLM students.

Frank Gevurtz and Brian Slocum received the John G. Sprankling Faculty Scholarship Award for their contributions to legal scholarship during the 2011-12 year. The award was presented on August 24 at the annual faculty dinner. Gevurtz was honored for his Washington Law Review article, "The Globalization of Corporate Law: The End of History or a Never-ending Story," while Slocum was cited for his Statute Law Review article, "Linguistics and 'Ordinary Meaning' Determinations."

Amy Landers presented her paper, "The Space Between: An Openwork Approach to IP Protection," at the 12th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at Stanford University.  Her book, Understanding Patent Law, has been published in its 2nd edition by LexisNexis (2012).

Jay Leach had his 2012 supplement to California Evidentiary Foundations (with Edward J. Imwinkelried, 4th ed.) published by LexisNexis. He also traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia, on July 6-7 to speak at an ABA Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative roundtable and participate in a workshop on "Standards of the Legal Profession: American and Russian Approaches." 

Larry Levine received the Manolakas Extraordinary Contribution Award for his numerous contributions to the law school at the annual faculty dinner on August 24.

Christine Manolakas had her article "The Exit Tax: A Move in the Right Direction" published in the William and Mary Business Law Review

Dean Jay Mootz had his article "The 'Ethical' Surplus of the War on Illegal Immigration" published in the University of Iowa's Journal of Gender, Race and Justice. His co-author is Leticia M. Saucedo of UC Davis. 

book coverMichael Malloy had his 2012-2013 supplement to Banking and Financial Services Law (3d ed. 2011), published by Carolina Academic Press, which also published a new teacher's manual for the casebook in an electronic format. His article "Stressing Out: New Guidance on Stress Testing for Large Banking Organizations" was published in the August 2012 issue of Banking & Financial Services Policy Report.  Malloy's 2012 cumulative supplement No. 1 to his three-volume treatise, Banking Law and Regulation, has been published by Aspen Publishers and Wolters Kluwer.

Steve McCaffrey had his chapter "International Watercourses" published in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Rudiger Wolfrum, ed. Oxford 2012). McCaffrey argued on behalf of India at the Court of Arbitration's two-week hearing on the "Indus Waters Kishenganga Arbitration" at The Hague, Netherlands, dealing with Pakistan's claim that the planned diversion of the waters of the Kishenganga/Neelum River by a major hydro-electric project is prohibited by the Indus Waters Treaty.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 

Peter Hilsenrath, PharmD/MBA program, had his paper, "Redefining the Role of the Pharmacist: Medication Therapy Management," which was co-authored with Joe Woelfel and Allen Shek, Pharmacy Practice, and Katrina Ordanza '13 published in the Journal of Rural Health. Hilsenrath also serves as a Review Committee Member for the Rural Health Research Center Cooperative Agreement Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the Department of Health and Human Services in Rockville, Md.

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Ravi Jain, dean, was the lead author on Handbook of Environmental Engineering Assessment: Strategy, Planning, and Management, published by Butterworth-Heinemann (May 2012). The text provides a comprehensive source with step-by-step procedures for preparing environmental assessment and statement documents which respond to the complexities of environmental law and make planning, managing, and reporting easier.

 

Eberhardt School of Business

Peter Hilsenrath, PharmD/MBA program, had his paper, "Healthcare Management Education Settings: History and Perspective" published in the Journal of Management History. He presented "Origins of Leading Sector Technology in South Africa: Coal-Based Synthetic Fuels and Cyanide-Based Gold Extraction" at the XVIth World Economic History Congress in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Ray Sylvester, associate dean, was elected President Elect of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. He will serve for the next six years, two years as President Elect followed by two years as President and then two years as Immediate Past President. He has been an active member of the National Board since 2007, most recently serving as Vice President for Marketing and Member Benefits.

School of International Studies

Bruce La Brack, Emeritus, assisted with the workshop "Working Across the Cultural Divide: The Intercultural Conflict Styles Inventory" and delivered the paper "Integrating the IDI into an Already Existing Academic Curriculum" as part of the panel New Frontiers in Study Abroad: Developing Intercultural Competence through IDI Guided Development at the European Association for International Education conference in Dublin, Ireland. 

University Library

Brenda Carrillo, electronic resources specialist, was selected by the American Library Association's Office of Diversity as a 2012 ALA Spectrum Scholar.  This program is ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues in the future. She was also selected by REFORMA, the national association promoting library and information services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking, as one of five national winners of the 2012 REFORMA scholarship for library school students. Brenda is currently enrolled in the Library and Information Science graduate program at San Jose State University.

Michelle Maloney, reference and instruction/outreach librarian, contributed a co-authored chapter, "The Library and Student Life:  Activist Partnerships in First-Year Experience Programs," in Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration, published by the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association (March 2012), L. Hinchliffe and M. Wong eds. Her co-authors are Joanna Royce-Davis, dean of Students, and Elizabeth Griego, vice president for Student Life. A review of this book in the ACRL research journal, College and Research Libraries, describes this book as "essential.

Linda Selvidge, coordinator of access services, Health Sciences Branch Library, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Dr. Pepper Corporation and a registration assistance award from California State Library and the American Library Association's Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) to support her studies toward the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC) offered by Cuesta College's online program.

Brigid Welch, dean, has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) for a second three-year term. SCELC brings together nonprofit academic and research institutions to promote the effective use and dissemination of electronic information to libraries and their users. 

Veronica Alzalde Wells , access services and music librarian, published the article "Hunting for QR Codes: Linking Students to the Music Collection" in the September issue of Music Reference Services Quarterly 

Student Life

Joanna Royce-Davis, dean of students, and Elizabeth Griego, vice president, were co-authors on the chapter "The Library and Student Life:  Activist Partnerships in First-Year Experience Programs" published in Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration. See above listing under Michelle Maloney, University Library. 

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