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Noteworthy

Faculty and staff accomplishments and scholarly activity
Aug 26, 2013

College of the Pacific

Alison Hope Alkon, Sociology, will present "Food Justice, Food Sovereignty and the Challenge of Neoliberalism" at the Food Sovereignty: A Critical Dialogue conference at Yale University.

Cosana Eram, Modern Languages and Literature, participated in "Comparative Literature as Critical Approach," during the 20th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Eram presented the paper "Intermediality as Teaching Practice," a result of her abiding interest in the new field of digital humanities and its connections with pedagogy.   

Dennis O. Flynn, Economics, presented "A Restatement of the Price Theory of Money" in a roundtable interview at the May 2013 conference "Transfers of Precious Metals and Their Consequences (XVIIth-XXth Centuries)" on Silver Monetary Depreciation and International Relations, held at the Museo del Traje in Madrid. He also presented "A Restatement of the Price Theory of Monies," co-authored with Marie A. Lee, Visual Arts. Videos of both presenatations are posted on the organization's website www.anr-damin.net.  

Jennifer Helgren, History, presented the paper "Youth, Gender and Post World War II Reconciliations, 1945-1959," at the Children and War: Past and Present conference at the University of Salzburg, Austria. Her article, "Sensible Safety Rules: Class, Race, and Girls' Sexual Vulnerability in the U.S. Print Media, 1950-1970," was published in Girls' Sexualities and the Media (Peter Lang, 2013).  

Alan Lenzi, Religious and Classical Studies, contributed the web page entry "Divine Secrets" for the Society of Biblical Literature's Bible Odyssey's website, which debuts in spring 2014 with the intent to make critical biblical scholarship available to the public in an engaging online format.  

Joan and Geoff Lin-Cereghino, Biological Sciences, and Marcia Fox, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, had their research article, "Mutant strains of Pichia pastoris with Enhanced Secretion of Recombinant Proteins," published in the journal Biotechnology Letters. Undergraduate and student co-authors are Sasha Larsen '11, Jun E. Weaver '13, Katherine de Sa Campos '13, Rhobe A. Bulahan '12, Jackson C. Nguyen '10, Heather Grove '05, Amy D. Huang '11, Lauren K. Low '09, Namphuong Tran '10, Seth R. Gomez '13, Jennifer Yau '10, Thomas Ilustrisimo '13, Jessica Kawilarang '13, Jonathan Lau '09, Maivi Tranphung '11, Irene Chen '08, and Christina Tran '12.  

Monika Meler, Visual Arts, has two works of art juried into the "Paper Cuts" exhibit held at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Louis, Mo.  Joyce Yarborough, an award-winning paper-cut artist, selected Meler's "Untangle" for a juror award.  

Andrew Powell '13, Communications, is the first Pacific student to receive a $1,000 Bob Schieffer special award to accompany his selection as a fall 2013 participant in the Washington Semester Program, which is jointly sponsored by Pacific's Jacoby Center for Public Service and Civic Leadership and The American University in Washington, D.C.  

Jianhua Ren, Chemistry, along with students Ashish Sawhney '12, Yuan Tian '12, Bhupinder Padda '12, and Patrick Batoon '15, had their video article "Determination of the Gas Phase Acidities of Oligopeptides" published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments.  

Liang Xue, Chemistry, had the co-authored paper "Dual recognition of the human telomeric G-quadruplex by a neomycin-anthraquinone conjugate" published in Chemical Communications.  

Pacific McGeorge School of Law Michele Finerty, Assistant Director for Technical Services, was selected as the recipient of the 2013 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Volunteer Service Award, which was presented at the AALL Annual Meeting in Seattle, Wash. in July. Earlier this year, Finerty was elected as the Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL) vice-president/president-elect. She will serve as vice president until June 2014, and then as president until June 2015. Finerty also was a panelist on the topic
AALL President Jean M. Wenger presenting Michele Finerty with the Volunteer Service Award in Seattle at the organization's annual meeting.

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Michele Finerty, Assistant Director for Technical Services, was selected as the recipient of the 2013 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Volunteer Service Award, which was presented at the AALL Annual Meeting in Seattle, Wash. in July. Earlier this year, Finerty was elected as the Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL) vice-president/president-elect. She will serve as vice president until June 2014, and then as president until June 2015. Finerty also was a panelist on the topic "Effective State Legislative Advocacy" at the AALL annual meeting. While in Seattle, she also developed and moderated the program "Fighting Ag-Gag Laws: Moving the Ball Forward for Farm Animals" with Humane Society Public Policy Manager for Farm Animal Protection Matthew Dominguez.

Eberhardt School of Business

Joel Herche, Marketing, had his coauthored article, "The Personal Selling Ethics Scale: Revised and Shortened for Time-Sensitive Professionals," published in Innovative Marketing.        

KUDOS

Several Pacificans were recognized in the August/September 2013 issue of The Record's Lifestyles magazine among the "More than 40 under 40."

Philip Berolzheimer '09 of Palomino Pencil Company is a graduate of the Eberhardt School of Business. Kristen Dyke '04, marketing director and owner of Port City Marketing Solutions, Inc., is a graduate of College of the Pacific. Darien Fields '15 is a current student in the Conservatory of Music. Rafael Carillo '12, of Miller Law Corporation is a graduate of Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Courtney Boettger '12, a teacher and coach at Lincoln High School, is a graduate of Gladys L. Benerd School of Education. Also, Leah Myers '10, who earned her master's in communications from College of the Pacific, and Jennifer Torres Siders, External Relations, were recognized as contributors to the issue.  

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