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Noteworthy - April 22, 2013

Apr 22, 2013

College of the Pacific

Ken Albala, History, passed the Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) exam administered by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. The CCP program is the only multidisciplinary credentialing program in the culinary industry. It is designed to recognize those who have reached the highest level of culinary achievement and is widely regarded as a symbol of leadership and knowledge.

Sayandeb Basu, Physics, presented the paper, "Asymptotic Darkness versus Asymptotic Safety: An Assessment" at the Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, PCGM session 29 at UC Davis, March 29-30. 

Jeffrey Hole, English, presented the paper "Wall-Street Apostrophes and the Sphere of Humanism" at the American Comparative Literature Association held in April at the University of Toronto, Ontario.

Tomomi Kinukawa, History, received an NEH Fellowship for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan for 2013-2014. The fellowship will allow Kinukawa to work on a book project "Health Disparities and Immigration Politics in Cold War Era Japan: The Case of Korean Diaspora Communities." Kinukawa also has been selected to take part in Beatrice Bain Research Group, Scholars in Residence Program, at the University of California, Berkeley, during the fellowship year.

Traci Roberts-Camps, Modern Languages and Literature, received a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to attend a Seminar on Urban Brazilian Narrative in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Caroline Schroeder, Religious and Classical Studies, presented "Cracking the Code: a Coptic Digital Corpus for Interdisciplinary Research" at the Digital Classics Association Conference in Buffalo, N.Y. The research was funded by a Pacific Fund grant.

Nicole Schultz '13, Emily Metz '13 and Heather Dunn Carlton, Judicial Affairs Office, and Carolynn Kohn, Psychology, presented the poster "Means may be meaningless when assessing standard drink knowledge" at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in San Francisco.  

Director of Undergraduate Research Lydia Fox accompanied Pacific students who presented research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) held at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.

  • Tanairi Alcaraz '14 presented "Terrorism: Power Assertion and Resistance to Power in Late 1800s Slave Narratives"
  • Kelsey Belomy '13 presented "Patriarchy, Misogyny, and Orientalism in Delacroix's The Massacre of Scio."
  • Ashveen Dhillon '13 presented "Economy, Law, and the Threat of Intelligence in Moby Dick and Benito Cereno."
  • Dale Dong '16 presented "The Impact of Social Media Dependency, Self-esteem and Academic Performance on Online Health Information Seeking."
  • Jessica Dudoff  '14 and Derek Kuether '15 presented "Imaging Photoelectron Photoion Coincidence Spectroscopy of Energy Selected Nitromethane Ions."
  • Jessica Fong  '13 presented "Sally Mann and Proud Flesh: The Death and Rebirth of Masculinity Through the Photographic Process."
  • Sarah George '13 presented "Co-Wife Jealousy Among Polygynous Families of Saint Louis, Senegal: Causes and Effects."
  • Eeva Nelson '15 presented "The Hypocrisy of the Sight: Lorna Simpson's Photographic Subversion of Eurocentric Ideals of Beauty."
  • Danielle Procope '14 presented "Reclaiming Our Humanity: Neo-Slave Narratives written by Black Women."
  • Angelina Seals '13 presented "Douglas: The Politics of Identity Amidst A Figure of Terror."
  • Taylor Shiro '14 presented "Inequality in the Land of Equality: Visual Evidence from Japanese Internment Camps."
  • Amelia Watson, '14 presented "New Examples of Amine-Induced Reversal of Diastereoselectivity during Acylation of trans-1,2-Substituted Cyclohexanols."  

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Anne Bloom presented "Plastic Injuries," at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, in London, England.

Linda Carter co-edited the book International Criminal Procedure: The Interface of Civil Law and Common Law Legal Systems, which has been published by Edward Elgar. Carter co-wrote the first chapter, "The Challenge of Shaping Procedures in International Criminal Courts." Her co-editor is Judge Fausto Pocar of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She taught a week-long course to a group of 40 lawyers from around the world on the impact of civil law and common law approaches in the development of procedures in the international criminal tribunals, in the LLM in International Criminal Justice offered by the University of Turin and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) in Turin, Italy. Carter also spoke on "The Relationship between the International Criminal Court and National Jurisdictions" at a program on international law sponsored by the International Law Institute - African Centre for Legal Excellence in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Raymond R. Coletta had his book, Coletta's Exam Pro Workbook on Estate and Future Interests (3d ed., 2013), published by West.

Leslie Jacobs had the article "Snow White" published in the Journal of Legal Education.

Michael P. Malloy was invited to participate in a plenary session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, Committee on Housing and Land Management for the third time in four years. At the fall 2012 session held at the UN Office in Geneva, he contributed an analysis of new risk management strategies under U.S. banking regulation, and a critique of the delays in transition efforts aimed at moving the economy from crisis to recovery. His article, "Human Rights and Unintended Consequences: Empirical Analysis of International Economic Sanctions in Contemporary Practice," has been published in the Boston University International Law Journal.

Lawrence Levine spoke to law students at George Washington University School of Law about the Supreme Court same-sex marriage cases.

Hether Macfarlane presented "Learning How Civil Law Students Reason to Help Them Reason Differently" at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference.

Mary-Beth Moylan was elected to the Board of Directors for the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

John Sims and Linda Carter spoke on "Equal Protection in Public Education: From Mendez v. Westminster to U.S. v. Alabama,", at the Operation Protect & Defend Annual MCLE Luncheon in Sacramento.

Michael Vitiello had his book, Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy in Trial and Appellate Courts (3d ed. 2013), co-written with Michael R. Fontham, published by Aspen.

Jarrod Wong had the article "The Compensatory Nature of Moral Damages in Investor-State Arbitration," published in Columbia FDI Perspectives. His article "Arbitrating in the Ether of Intent" was published in the Florida State University Law Review. The article was cited in lawblogposts in January 2013 by professors from Northern Kentucky University and Georgetown University http://www.vcc.columbia.edu/content/compensatory-nature-moral-damages-investor-state-arbitration   

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

Michael Elium,  Curriculum and Instruction, delivered the keynote speech "School Wide Interventions: Simplifying the Language" at the Positive Environment Network of Trainers (PENT) Forum in March.  PENT (www.pent.ca.gov) is the California Department of Education organization that provides leadership for school-based behavioral interventions throughout the state.

Scott Evans, Educational Resoure Center, has had his third literary mystery, Sylvia's Secret, published by Port Yonder Press.  This novel follows protagonist Joe Conrad from Evan's previous books, Tragic Flaws and First Folio, who finds possible evidence in one of Sylvia Plath's missing notebooks that suggest the poet's death may have been murder staged to look like a suicide.  

Thomas Nelson and John Cassell '13, Curriculum and Instruction, chaired the panel discussion "Interdisciplinary Ways of Knowing in Teacher Education: A Systems-Based Focus on Place-Based Learning and Sustainability Education" that included doctoral students Roger Coss, Connor Sloan, Charlane Starks, Kristen Smith, Chanthou Thoeun, Robin Perry, and Doe Jamall at the California Council on Teacher Education Conference in San Jose. This body of work has resulted in the acceptance of a special themed issue of Multicultural Education, "Interdisciplinary Ways of Knowing Across Multicultural Education Contexts: A Systemic Place-Based Learning and Sustainability Pedagogy," featuring Harriett Arnold, Curriculum and Instruction, as a guest editor.  

Engineering and Computer Science

Said Shakerin, Mechanical Engineering, published the article "Helicopter Toy and Lift Estimation" in the May issue of The Physics Teacher.  

Andrew Babaoka '13, Jose Cordova '13, Joe Doan '13, and Mark Rea '13, Mechanical Engineering, finished in first place in the Student Design Competition at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) District D Student Professional Development Conference at Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Wash. The goal of the competition was to design a remotely-controlled inspection vehicle that must be able to perform five tasks without direct visual sight of the course. By finishing in first place, the team is invited to compete at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference & Exposition in San Diego in November. The design and fabrication of this robotic device was the team's senior project. Their advisor is Kyle Watson, Mechanical Engineering.

School of International Studies

Bruce La Brack, Emeritus, participated in the session "Open Dialogue: Facilitating Intercultural Learning and Development Across the Study Abroad Experience," at the Forum on Education Abroad, Ninth Annual Conference, in Chicago, Ill. He also presented the plenary address on "Welcome Home! Now What?" and conducted training as part of the Reentry Enrichment Seminar for international Fulbright students from Pakistan who will be returning home after completing their master's and doctoral degree programs at U.S. universities. The seminar is sponsored by the U.S. State Department, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs - Fulbright Office, and hosted by Portland State University, Portland, Ore.  

Athletics

The Tigers' No. 1 sand duo of Hannah Clancy '13 and Kat Schulz '16 played their way to the 2013 AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships as announced on Monday, April 22. Clancy and Schulz will be one of 10 individual pairs to play in the tournament. They join the top pairs from the team championships to play in the 16-pair individual tournament from May 3-5, as the nation's best sand players meet in Gulf Shores, Ala., to decide a champion. Throughout the Tigers' inaugural season of sand volleyball, Clancy and Schulz proved to be Pacific's most fearsome pairing as the duo ran through the NorCal Consortium en route to a 6-1 overall record.

Twenty-one student-athletes from Pacific's swimming program earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic honors following the 2012-13 season, the most in the program's three-year membership in MPSF. Among other requirements, student-athletes must have a 3.00 or better cumulative grade point average to qualify.

Jenna Chaplin '13, Mallory McGowan '13, Allie Vetterlein '13, Becca Wyant '13, RJ Barton '13, Sean Dunnigan '13 and Zachary Zlotoff '14 were three-time honorees.

Shelby Bolin '14, Lydia Schramm '14, Dekel Shahaff '15, Oliver Simkovic '14 and Dai Wilson '14 were two-time honorees.

Hayley Shillington '14, Kelsey Boreyko '15, Kelsey Crowder '15, Sydni Johanson '15, Shannon Mack '15, Cody Burkard '15, Brandon Chandler '15, Casey Fleming '15 and Cooper Rogers '15 earned recognition for the first time.  

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