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Noteworthy - February 25, 2013

Feb 25, 2013

College of the Pacific

    Ethel Nicdao, sociology professor in College of the Pacific, was one of 12 educators selected to be profiled by "Diverse: Issues in Higher Education" magazine in a special annual issue focused on Emerging Scholars.
    "Nicdao is another example of the commitment to teaching, research and community service that exemplifies our latest class of scholars," wrote executive editor David Pluviose.
    Nicdao's research centers on health disparities and access, quality and delivery of health care services in low-income rural communities, with particular focus on Asian-American populations.

Dennis O. Flynn, Economics, and Marie A. Lee, Visual Arts, published "East Asian Trade before/after 1590s Occupation of Korea: Modeling Imports and Exports in Global Context," in the Asian Review of World Histories. An earlier version of this paper was a keynote address at the 2nd Asian Association of World Historians conference in Seoul, South Korea. Flynn also published "Precious Metals and Moneys, 1200-1800," in Gerard Caprio (ed.), Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure, Vol. 1, published by Oxford: Elsevier Inc.

Joan and Geoff Lin-Cereghino, Biological Science, and Jerry Tsai, Chemistry, had their research article "The Effect of α-Mating Factor Secretion Signal Mutations on Recombinant Protein Expression in Pichia pastoris" accepted for publication in the journal Gene. The article features student and alumni coauthors, Carolyn M. Stark '11; Daniel Kim '07, '09; Jennifer Chang '09; Hansel Poerwanto '12; Kimiko Agari '12; Lauren K. Low '09; John William Chang '08; Namphuong Tran '10; Kristin T. Oshiro '12; Amy D. Huang '08 '11; Archana Chavan '14; Nadia Shaheen '13; Pachai Moua '14; and Maria Nattestad '13.

Ethel Nicdao, Sociology, had her article "Religion and the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Among Cardiac Patients" accepted for publication in the Journal of Religion and Health.

Matt Normand, Psychology, was named editor for the journal The Behavior Analyst, the official publication of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International.

Gregory Rohlf, History, published the chapter "A Preliminary Investigation of the Urban Morphology of the Towns of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau" in Chinese History in Geographical Perspective, (2013) Yongtao Du and Jeff Kyong-Mcclain, eds.

Tanya Storch, Religious and Classical Studies, had her article "Buddhist Universities in the United States of America," accepted for publication in the Journal of Dharma Studies. Also, she has been contracted by Lexington Books to publish her book, Buddhist Universities in the USA (forthcoming in 2014).

Lisa Tromovitch, Theatre Arts, was elected vice president of Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA) last month at its annual conference held at DeSales University in Center Valley, Penn. Tromovitch is chair of Pacific's Theatre Arts department and the founding artistic director of Shakespeare's Associates, producer of the outdoor summer Livermore Shakespeare Festival. The STA was established in 1991 to provide a forum for artistic, managerial and educational leadership for theatres primarily involved with the production of the works of William Shakespeare.

Austin Tuttle '14, Mathematics, presented his work on "Pandemic Proliferation at Pacific" during a poster session at the Joint Mathematical Meetings in San Diego. This poster summarized work completed under a Pacific Undergraduate Research Fellowship with advisor John Mayberry, Mathematics.

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Amy Landers had the chapter "The Inventive Step and Cooperative Harmonization," published in the Japanese version of Intellectual Property in Common Law and Civil Law Countries, (T. Takenaka, ed., Edward Elgar). The English version of that volume of the four-volume treatise is scheduled for publication in late February.

Hether Macfarlane and Stephanie Thompson presented at the Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop at UC Berkeley School of Law. Thompson spoke on "Addressing Everyday Ethical Issues," and Macfarlane presented on "Internationalizing the Legal Research and Writing Curriculum."

Michael Malloy lectured on "Institutional Organization of Bank Supervision - Reform in the U.S." at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University in London, England.

Mary-Beth Moylan taught a two-week Legal English course to undergraduate students at the University of Salzburg.

John Myers spoke on "Making and Meeting Objections; Expert Psychological Evidence of Child Sexual Abuse" in a Sacramento appearance sponsored by local law firms representing parents in juvenile court dependency cases.

Paul Paton had his article, "Today's Team, Tomorrow's Trouble," about Canadian court decisions affecting corporate counsel, published in the Fall 2012 issue of The Lawyers Weekly magazine. He also spoke at the "Future of Law Conference" celebrating the 100th anniversary of the University of Saskatchewan College of Law in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Paton was a keynote speaker for "Point/Counterpoint: The Law is a Business/The Law is a Profession," an ethics symposium sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association in Raleigh, N.C. He also spoke at a two-session workshop, "Practical Ethics: Real Problems, Real Solutions," sponsored by the Law Society of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and was the keynote speaker for the Advocates' Society ethics workshop, "Practical Ethics," in Vancouver, B.C.

Jarrod Wong presented the paper "The Misapprehension of Moral Damages in Investor-State Arbitration" at the American Society of International Law International Economic Law Interest Group's biennial meeting in Washington, D.C. The conference, "Re-Conceptualizing International Economic Law: Bridging the Public/Private Divide," was held at the George Washington School of Law and co-sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Tim Tong '13, PharmD student, had his article, "Is Caffeine a Pain Killer" published on the online healthcare information and networking site RxEconsult.  

Student Life

Christy Lenzi, Housing & Greek Life, was invited to display three of her wire art pieces in the Writer's Brush Exhibit at the Sacramento Poetry Center's art gallery in Sacramento January 22 - March 1. The pieces are from a series of portraits inspired by strong, quiet women in literature and silent films.


Four members of the Pacific men's water polo team earned Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-America honors, the organization announced in January.

  • First Team: Balazs Erdelyi '14 - Posting one of the greatest seasons in the school's history in 2012, Erdelyi was a first team pick for the second consecutive year. He led the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with 83 goals on the year and his 3.46 goals per game average also topped the conference. The Hungarian native became the first player in school history to earn MPSF Player of the Year honors and was also nominated for the prestigious Peter J. Cutino Award, presented annually to the nation's top water polo player.
  • Second Team: Alex Obert '15 - In just his sophomore season, Obert has established himself as one of the more dominant two-meter players in the nation. He racked up 51 goals on the year, finishing the season with 15 multi-goal games.
  • Honorable Mention: Alex Malkis '14 and Aleksandar Petrovic '16 - Malkis had a stellar year in the cage for Pacific, finishing the season with 273 saves. His average of 12.07 saves per game was tops in the MPSF was the only average over 12.00. Petrovic emerged as a force to be reckoned with in his first year in Stockton. Taking over the role of the team's starting center defender, the Serbian native finished the year with 42 goals and ranked in the top 20 in the league with a 1.68 goals per game average.      

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