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Noteworthy - January 28, 2013

Jan 28, 2013

College of the Pacific

Ken Albala, History, delivered a paper on Italian Cuisine in America at a conference on "Foodways and Heritage" sponsored by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  

Alison Alkon, Sociology, had her article, "What's in a Name?: Language, Framing and Environmental Justice Activism in California's Central Valley" accepted for publication in Local Environment. It was co-authored with Marisol Cortex of Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and Julie Sze from UC Davis.

Zhou Xiaojing, English and Ethnic Studies, presented the paper "The Interlocking Agency of 'Actor-Network' in Through the Arc of the Rain Forest by Karen Tei Yamashita" during the round table disucssion "Environment, Epistemology, and Literature of the Americas" at the 2013 MLA Convention in Boston.    

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Pacific McGeorge faculty members were active in leadership roles and as presenters at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association on American Law Schools, which was held Jan. 4-7, 2013, in New Orleans.

Michael Colatrella discussed the increased need for law schools to partner with public institutions to mitigate the decrease in public legal services due to budget cuts and to provide law students with greater experiential learning opportunities with shrinking law school budgets at the Breakfast for Advocacy, Dispute Resolution, and Clinical Law Faculties, To illustrate innovative public-private partnerships, Colatrella described two recent additions to the clinics: Pacific McGeorge's Section 1983 Prisoner Civil Rights Mediation Clinic and the Housing Mediation Clinic. Both of these clinics receive significant resource support from the public institutions they serve. He also facilitated a discussion among breakfast attendees of the innovative ways their schools are partnering with public institutions to improve both the education of its students and the legal services in their communities.

Frank Gevurtz was a panelist on a presidential workshop at a concurrent session on "Innovating to Globalize the Curriculum in U.S. Law Schools," that included Raquel Aldana. At the annual Pacific McGeorge International Programs Breakfast, he moderated a discussion on "Everything You Wish You Had Said During Yesterday's Workshop on Globalizing the Curriculum." He also was a commentator on a discussion of "Outcomes, Measures and Assessment in International Legal Exchanges" sponsored by another section.

Ruth Jones, a member of the executive committee of the Section on Teaching Methods, was responsible for selecting speakers and organizing the section's program. She also moderated the panel discussion, "Sharing Methods and Materials for Collaborative Teaching Methods." In addition, Jones served as a mentor for the Women in Legal Education Speed Mentoring event.

Courtney Lee gave a presentation, "Assess Me Once, Shame on You: Creating and Assessing a Continuum of Support for At-Risk Law Students," for the Section on Academic Support's Program. She was later elected to the section's governing board and named co-editor of the section's publication, The Learning Curve. She was confirmed to a second year on the Section on Balance in Legal Education board, and will serve as the liaison between her two sections.

Michael P. Malloy was an organizer and principal speaker at a roundtable session sponsored by the Society of Socio-Economists on the opening day of the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. He spoke on "25 Years of Banking Regulation - Socio-Economic Perspectives." At the beginning of the Roundtable, Mr. Malloy was presented with a Plaque honoring the 25th anniversary of the publication of his treatise, The Corporate Law of Banks, sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, publishers of the successor edition, Banking Law and Regulation, now in its second edition. Later in the day, he delivered the paper "Say What? The Cognitive Dissonance of Say-on-Pay" during an AALS panel on corporate personhood and governance.  

Dean Francis J. Mootz III was a panelist on a Section on Women in Legal Education program.

Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker moderated the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Global Engagement's "listening session."

Michael Vitiello spoke on his prolific marijuana scholarship and assessed possible outcomes in the conflict between federal and state law at a smoking-hot topic program, "What Happens When 'Legalize It' Moves from Slogan to State Law?"

Gladys Benerd School of Education

John Cassell '09, doctoral candidate, and Thomas Nelson, Curriculum and Instruction, had their article, "Exposing the effects of the 'invisible hand' of the neoliberal agenda on institutionalized education and the process of socio-cultural reproduction," accepted for publication with Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education. They also had their chapter, "Control, choice and the fulfillment of fundamental human needs: William Glasser's humanistic vision of individual, classroom and school-wide positive behavioral support" published in the 2013 printing of the Handbook of Educational Theories, published by Information Age Publishing, Inc.   

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Peter E. Hilsenrath, Joseph M. Long Chair in Healthcare Management and Professor of Economics, presented "Healthcare Occupations Outlook in the USA" at the Seventh International Conference on Healthcare Systems & Global Business Issues at Jaipur National University in Jaipur, India.

Eberhardt School of Business   

Peter E. Hilsenrath, Joseph M. Long Chair in Healthcare Management and Professor of Economics,  was a panelist on "Best Practices in Business Schools - What Should the Future of Business Education Look Like to Enhance Student Skills" at the Seventh International Conference on Healthcare Systems & Global Business Issues at Jaipur National University in Jaipur, India.  

Business and Finance

Lori Guerrero, Treasury Analyst, passed the examination to qualify as a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).  The CTP serves as a benchmark of competency in the finance profession and is recognized as the leading credential in corporate treasury worldwide.  

Jonathan Fong, Investment Analyst, passed Level I of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) program.  The CAIA program provides individuals with the core competencies required to create, manage, and monitor an institutional-quality portfolio consisting of both traditional and alternative investments.     

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