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Noteworthy - July 22, 2013

Jul 22, 2013

College of the Pacific

Ken Albala, History, delivered the opening keynote address at the 82nd Anglo-American Conference of Historians in London. His talk, "Toward a Historical Dialectic of Culinary Styles," and the overall theme of the conference was Food in History.  

Trent Burkett, Visual Arts, was selected for a residency with the Artist In Wilderness Workshop in the White River National Forest near Marble, Colo.  One to two artists are selected each year for the residencies to facilitate the creation of works inspired by the lands the Workshop seeks to protect. Burkett hiked in surrounding areas taking molds of rock formations, which he had shipped back to his studio where he will make sculptures that will mirror the texture and shape of the local rocks. 

Sharmila King, Economics, had her blog, "Economic divergences among Eurozone countries have played an increasingly important role in ECB decision-making since the start of the crisis," was featured on the London School of Economics and Political Science website. 

Caroline Schroeder, Religious & Classical Studies, had her article, "An Early Monastic Rule Fragment from the Monastery of Shenoute," accepted for publication in the journal Le Muséon.

Conservatory of Music

Madelaine Matej '16Madelaine Matej '16 won the 2013 Glenn Miller Birthplace Society Ray Eberle Vocal Scholarship at the 38th Annual Glenn Miller Festival in Clarinda, Iowa, on June 13. The annual festival includes both a vocal and instrumental competition. Fifty-three vocal applicants and fifty-three instrumental applicants representing 33 states participated in the 2013 competition. Matej placed first among vocalists and performed with other finalists in the festival's Stage Show on June 15. Matej is a performance major at Pacific and studies voice with Daniel Ebbers.


Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

ADEA's Journal of Dental Education Features Case Study on Pacific Dental Helix Curriculum
A new case study published in the June issue of the Journal of Dental Education (JDE) showcases Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's innovate Pacific Dental Helix Curriculum and how the school designed and implemented the curriculum through a school-wide reform process starting several years ago. The JDE is recognized as the premier publication for academic dentistry.

In recent years, spurred by the American Dental Education Association's Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education (ADEA CCI), North American dental educators, have begun advocating for major curriculum reform in order to develop students with higher order thinking skills required for contemporary dentistry. Through its integrated curriculum, University of the Pacific is on the forefront of innovation in this important area. "A Case Study on Development of an Integrated, Multidisciplinary Dental Curriculum" describes how the school's academic leaders and faculty moved from a traditional siloed approach to an integrated curriculum, which uses case-based, integrated multidisciplinary courses to improve teaching and learning.

The case study was written by Nader Nadershahi, executive associate dean and associate dean of academic affairs; Daniel Bender, assistant dean of academic affairs; Dean Lynn Beck, Gladys L. Benerd School of Education; and Steven Alexander, a graduate of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and orthodontic resident at University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Additional articles with detailed outcomes on each strand will be published in the JDE in coming months. For more information about the Pacific Dental Helix Curriculum, visit http://www.dental.pacific.edu/School_Initiatives/Pacific_Dental_Helix_Curriculum.html.


Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Anne Bloom had the article "The Radiating Effects of Torts" published in the DePaul Law Review.

Raquel Aldana spoke on the panel "Multilingual Legal Education: Driving Forces and Instructional Objectives" at the Multilingual Legal Education: Theory and Pedagogy conference at American University Washington College of Law. She also organized the conference. Cary Bricker presented "Active Listening for Improved Direct Examination at Trial" at the Stetson Education Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference in Gulfport, Fla.

Raymond Coletta spoke about "New Developments in California Property Law" at the California State Bar's 32nd Annual Real Property Retreat.

Michele Finerty, assistant director for Technical Services, has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 American Association of Law Libraries Volunteer Service Award. Finerty coordinated a program on water law with David Sandino, Senior Staff Counsel of the Department of Water Resources, for the Northern California Association of Law Libraries Institute. She also moderated a panel discussion on leadership development in a changing law school environment for the American Association of the Law Libraries Webinar Series.

Ruth Jones presented "Higher, Faster, Stronger, Prettier: Equality and Femininity within the Masculine Paradigm of Olympic Competition" at the Law & Society Annual Meeting 2013 in Boston, Mass.

Brian Landsberg presented the paper "Lee vs. Macon County Board of Education: A Case Study in Constitutional Enforcement, Separation of Powers, and Federalism" at the Midwest Political Science Association conference in Chicago, Ill.

Jay Leach presented "Active Listening for Improved Direct Examination at Trial" at the Stetson Education Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference in Gulfport, Fla.

Courtney Lee presented "Best Practices in Drafting Conference Proposals and Making Scholarly Presentations" at the Inaugural Association of Academic Support Educators National Conference at William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Michael P. Malloy has published the second 2013 Supplement to his three-volume treatise, Banking Law and Regulation (Aspen, 2013). His article, "Negotiating in a Ditch: Institutional Implications of the Sovereign Debt Crisis," was published in the Connecticut Journal of International Law. His article, Governing Foolishness: A Comparative Analysis of Executive Compensation Rules, in David A. Frenkel (ed.), Economy and Commercial Law-Selected Issues 31 (Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2013), has been published.

Mary-Beth Moylan was announced as the president-elect of Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) at the organization's biennial conference on June 26, 2013. Moylan, the director of Pacific McGeorge's Global Lawyering Skills (GLS) program, was one of the co-chairs of the conference planning committee. The three-day conference was held at Marquette University School of Law in Milwaukee, and Moylan participated via teleconference. She will begin her president-elect service in August, becoming the president of the organization in August 2014. Moylan represented ALWD in early June in St. Louis at a meeting of the ABA Council on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.

Stephen McCaffrey had the second edition of his coauthored book, Bridges Over Water: Understanding Transboundary Water Conflict, Negotiation and Cooperation, published by World Scientific. McCaffrey served on a three-person team in Central Asia that visited Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan with the Deputy Head of the U.N. Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia on a project that involves working with government officials in the Republics to develop a framework agreement on shared water resources. He also served on a three-person team that led DFID (the British development agency) -funded workshops, for a group of 25-30 Chinese intellectuals and high government officials on international water law.

Michael S. Mireles had his book review "Here to Stay: Universities, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property," reviewing University Intellectual Property: a Source of Finance and Impact (2012) (Graham Richards, ed., Harriman House Press) published in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice.

Paul Paton presented "Privilege for Accountants? Costs, Consequences and a Comparative Perspective" at the ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility, San Antonio, Texas.

Joseph Taylor had his casefile, State v. Baker (3rd ed. 2013), published by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Michael Vitiello moderated the panel "Colorado and Washington Initiatives - Implementation, Enforcement, and Federalism" at the Oregon Law Review Symposium. His article, "Joints or the Joint: Colorado and Washington Square Off Against the United States," was published in the Oregon Law Review.

Jarrod Wong spoke on the panel "Uncommon Remedies in International Dispute Resolution" at the American Society of International Law 2013 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Wong presented the paper "Moral Damages in International Law" to law faculty at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

Dean Lynn Beck was a co-author on "A Case Study on Development of an Integrated, Multidisciplinary Dental Curriculum" showcasing Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's innovative Dental Helix Curriculm published in the ADEA Journal of American Dental Education. (See Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry story above).

Doctoral student and Ella Sargent co-presented and Rachelle K. Hackett, Educational and School Psychology, was a co-author on "Assessment of Finite Element Active Learning  Modules: An Update of Research Findings" with colleagues from the School of Engineering and Computer Science (see entry under Ashland Brown in School of Engineering and Computer Science).

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Adam Kaye, Pharmacy Practice, had his co-authored article, "Benzodiazepine Pharmacology and Central Nervous System - Mediated Effects," published in The Ochsner Journal.

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Ashland O. Brown, Mechanical Engineering, and doctoral student and Ella Sargent, Gladys L. Benerd School of Education, co-presented the paper "Assessment of Finite Element Active Learning  Modules: An Update of Research Findings" at the NSF Grantees poster session at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Convention in Atlanta, Ga. Other co-authors included Kyle Watson and Jiancheng Liu, Mechanical Engineering and Rachelle K. Hackett, Gladys L. Benerd School of Education.

Eberhardt School of Business

Dean Lewis Gale was installed for a three-year term on the board of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce.

Student Life

Christy Lenzi, Housing and Greek Life, had her debut novel, Stone Field, a lyrical Wuthering Heights re-imagining set during the Civil War, acquired by Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press and is slated to be published fall 2015.

Athletics

Kendall Kenyon, women's basketball, donned the cover as one of the individuals featured in San Joaquin Magazine's "Best of San Joaquin" issue.

Coach Redondo Leads Northern California To Historic Maze Cup Victory
This past weekend, Director of Tennis and Men's Head Coach Ryan Redondo helped coach a historic victory at the 38th annual 2013 Maze Cup Team Championships; coaching Northern California to its first out-right-win ever. The Northern California team had previously only won the event in 1985 where the matches were split at 10-10 and the tie was decided on most wins. This year, NorCal won 11-9. 

Adair And Relton Named Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-Americans
With the completion of the 2012-13 season, Pacific saw sophomore Taylor Adair and junior Michele Relton earn All-American honorable mention honors as announced by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.

Former Pacific Golf Teammates will Play Together again at the 2013 Senior Open
Born one day apart, Jeff Brehaut '86 and Jeff Wilson '85 met in 1982 as freshman on the Pacific golf team and have been fast friends ever since. Now the two Archania brothers are on the greens together again, qualifying to play in the U.S. Senior Open, both shooting 3-under 69s to secure their spots. Read more: 

USGA news story>>
Pacific Athletics news story>> 

Jeff Brehaut '86 is playing his first U.S. Senior Open this week with his good friend and ex-University of the Pacific teammate Jeff Wilson '85. (USGA/Chris Keane) Jeff Wilson '85 of Fairfield follows a drive on the par 4, 11th hole at Green Valley Country Club. (Joel Rosenbaum/JRosenbaum@TheReporter.com)

    

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