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Noteworthy - December 2, 2013

Dec 3, 2013

College of the Pacific

Andreas Agocs, History, had his chapter, "Divisive United: The Politics of Cultural nationalism at the First German Writers' Congress, 1947," published in Becoming East Germans: Socialist Structures and Sensibilities after Hitler, published by Berghahn (2013), M. Fulbrook and A. Port eds.

Gregory RohlfGregory Rohlf, History, was the recipient of the 2013 Stephen E. Corson Award. The award was established in 2004 by former Pacific Regent Rev. John E. Corson and his wife, Sylvia Bradbury Corson, in memory of their son, Stephen Edmund Corson, who passed away at the age of 38. The award is given each year to one faculty member in the College of the Pacific who has distinguished himself or herself in the teaching of freshmen students.

Randall Enlow, Theatre Arts, designed the set for the Conservatory of Music Pacific Opera Theatre production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. The production was awarded first place in the 2013 Opera Production Competition sponsored by the National Opera Association. 

Helene Flohic, Physics, has been accepted into the Astronomy Ambassador program from the American Astronomy Society. This 2-day workshop is designed to improve astronomers' ability to effectively communicate with students and the public.

Two history students in the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society were invited to present their research at Phi Alpha Theta's national biennial research conference in Albuquerque, N.M. in Jan. 2014:

John Langdon '14 will present "Iola Brubeck: Social Justice Advocacy through Jazz and Sacred Choral Music," which uses primary source research from the Brubeck Collection housed at Pacific.

Julia Rowe '14 will present "The Virginia Delegation: Decision to Sign the Constitution," which makes use of national documents at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., where Row spent the fall semester participating in Pacific's Washington Semester Program.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Takahiro Chino, Biomedical Sciences, received a Research Committee Pilot Project Award for his project, "Effects of Paclitaxel to Overcome the Resistance of TRAIL-Induced Apoptosis in Oral Cancer Cells."

Ove Peters and Edwin Ng, Endodontics, received a Research Committee Pilot Project Award for their project "Stem Cell Character of Apical Papilla Subcultures."

Karen Schulze, Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences, received the 2013 Research Enhancement Award for her project, "Accuracy Evaluation of Conventional versus Digital Impression Techniques Including an Experimental Ultrasound Scanning Device."

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

Harriett Arnold, Curriculum and Instruction, was an invited keynote speaker and workshop leader for the International Conference on Spirituality and Values in K-12 Schools held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The conference was sponsored by St. Andrew's Scot School, founded in 1838.

University of the Pacific had the largest representation of any California university at the California Council on Teacher Education conference held in San Diego in October with fourteen participants, including faculty members, doctoral students and alumni:

Thomas Nelson, Curriculum and Instruction, served as co-chair of the conference, themed Regenerating the Field: Our Future Scholars, Practitioners, and Partners. Nelson, current doctoral students, Robin Perry '15, Charlane Starks '14 and Roger Coss '15, and John Cassell '13, Curriculum and Instruction, and Teresa Vail '11, director of Field Experiences, presented the session "Perspectives, Orientations, and Beliefs of Future Teacher Educators: In Their Own Words." Nelson also served as moderator for the session "Preparing Future Teacher Educators," which included Cassell and Cynthia Coleman '11.

Heidi Stevenson, Curriculum and Instruction, presented "The Myths and Motives Behind STEM Education: What Do Teacher Educators Need to Know to be Critical Consumers of STEM."
John Cassell '13, Curriculum and Instruction, presented "One Doctoral Student's Journey Toward a Career in Teacher Education: A Heuristic Exploration."

Janine Fisk '12 presented "Igniting Creativity in Education with Digital Storytelling."

Charlane Starks '14 presented "Examining Support for Doctoral Students at CCTE Member Institutions."

Harriett Arnold and Thomas Nelson, Curriculum and Instruction, served as reviewers for the Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award.


Emily Tregoning '14, field hockey, was named a Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region Second Team selection by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.. Stanford and Pacific were the only two NorPac West teams with honorees to the All-Region teams in 2013. Tregoning has been named to three straight All-NorPac West squads and was named co-captain by vote of her teammates before the 2013 campaign.

Finishing their first year in the West Coast Conference, the Pacific women's volleyball team picked up three spots on the All-WCC team as announced by the conference office on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Lexi Elman '17 earned all-freshman honors in her first year of eligibility to lead the way for the Tigers while Gillian Howard '15 and Kat Schulz '16 each earned honorable mention honors. In addition, Schulz and Kimmy Whitson '16 were named to the 2013 West Coast Conference Volleyball All-Academic Team. In addition to the two top honors, Megan Birch '14 and Mia Feiner '16 were named to the All-Academic Honorable Mention team.


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