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Noteworthy - June 24, 2013

Jun 24, 2013

College of the Pacific

Ken Albala, History, had a condensed version of his food history course produced on DVD by the Great Courses Company and released this spring. It includes 36 episodes stretching from prehistoric times to the present.  

Dennis O. Flynn, Economics, was invited to present lectures on his "Unified Theory of Prices" in the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam University College, and Leiden University in the Netherlands. Co-created with Marie A. Lee, Visual Arts, the "Hydraulic Metaphor" version of the model was aimed at interdisciplinary audiences. Flynn presented "A Restatement of the Price Theory of Monies" at an international workshop on "Transfers of Precious Metals and their Consequences (XVIIth-XXth Centuries)" at the Museo del Traje in Madrid, Spain, and acted as session chair the previous day.

Sharmila King, Economics, presented "Debt Contagion in the EMU: a Panel VAR Analysis" and "Income Inequality and Election outcomes in OECD Countries" at the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) Conference in Baltimore, Md.

Caroline T. Schroeder, Religious and Classical Studies, was appointed to the North American Patristics Society Board to their committee on digital scholarship.


Chris Snell, Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, was invited to present on "Exercise Challenge Studies in CFS" at the Food and Drug Administration Scientific Drug Development Workshop "Development of Safe and Effective Drug Therapies for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)" in Bethesda, Md.

Bill Swaggerty, History and John Muir Center, had a review of his book, "The Indianization of Lewis and Clark," written by M. L. Tate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, published in Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. "This sophisticated and exhaustive study represents 20 years of the author's diligent research into an even larger story than the book's title implies. Its comprehensive bibliography and explanatory endnotes testify to its sound scholarship, which academicians and general readers alike can appreciate," says Tate, who lists the book as "highly recommended."

Paul Turpin, Communication, was an invited discussant at the graduate student conference "Equality Equals..." at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

School of International Studies

Bruce La Brack, Emeritus, School of International Studies, was invited as a Guest Expert to participate in the American Field Service (AFS) Educational Assessment Summit as part of their strategic plan to expand research on intercultural and educational outcomes for their secondary school exchange programs in sixty countries worldwide, sponsored by AFS-International, New York City. He also delivered an invited Experts Phone Conference on "Why Reentry is Difficult for Everyone Involved!" for the Expatriate-Intercultural Expatriate/Intercultural Coaching Community of Practice Group of the International Coach Federation.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Eve Cuny, Environmental Health and Safety, was appointed to the National Occupational Research Agenda Council (Healthcare and Social Assistance Sector) by the Department of Health and Human Services. She also wrote the guest editorial "First Do No Harm" in the June issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Dan Tanita '73, a member of the Pacific Dugoni Foundation Board, received a Jefferson Award for public service and was featured on CBS 5. Tanita has been a tremendous resource for underserved children in the East Bay, and spearheaded the opening of a dental clinic at an elementary school serving primarily low-income children in the city of Richmond. Watch video >>

Dental School Volunteers Support CDA Cares
More than 190 dental school students, faculty and alumni volunteered at CDA Cares, a free two-day dental clinic hosted by the California Dental Association in San Jose on May 18-19. The students gave up their weekend to volunteer as patient escorts, dental assistants and patient intake and outtake coordinators, among other duties. Student participation was coordinated by students Erin Meidinger '14 and Keon Ahghar '14. Faculty members and numerous dental school alumni also participated and provided free cleanings, fillings, extractions, full and partial dentures and more. In total, more than $1.6 million of free care was provided to patients, according to the CDA.

Dental School Wins CASE Award
The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry won a Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Gold Award in the Fundraising Publication category. This national honor was given in the category Case Statements/General Cultivation Publication (Digital), for the "Campaign iBook". The iBook was designed to present information about the school's new building and is intended for use on iPads. It can be downloaded free through iBooks. Email pr@pacific.edu if you have difficulty accessing it.

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Michael P. Malloy made multiple contributions to the Eighth International Conference on Contracts, held at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. He moderated a panel examining Frontiers of Doctrine and organized the panel "Mixing the Brew, Stirring the Pot: Is there a Law of Contracts Without Statutes?" He served as moderator of the panel and panelist arguing for balanced, real-world coverage of case law, statutes and other sources that replicate actual practice. 

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Abby Kurtz '13, Jessica Leong '13, Doctoral Program, and Sachin Shah, Pharmacy Practice, had their coauthored research article "Effects of Caffeinated Versus Decaffeinated Energy Shots on Blood Pressure and Heart Rate in Healthy Young Volunteers" published in Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy.

Athletics

Tyger Pederson Selected by Dodgers in MLB Draft
Pacific senior Tyger Pederson '13 was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers on day three of the Major League Baseball Draft on Saturday.The infielder, who wrapped up his collegiate career in May with a degree in sports pedagogy, was selected in the 33rd round. Read the full news release

Kendall RodriguezPacific Women's Basketball standout Kendall Rodriquez '13 has signed to play professionally in Germany with GiroLive Panthers. GioLive Panthers, in Osnabrueck, compete in D1 Bundesliga (DBBL), the top league in Germany, and finished fourth out of 12 teams last season. Rodriguez will fill one of three roster slots America players are eligible to fill. Rodriguez, a 2013 First Team All-Big West selection, became the first Tiger in 23 years to amass over 1,200 career points (1,315) and 700 career rebounds (743). She's one of just five players in school history to do so. She finished her career tied for fifth in Pacific history in scoring, sixth in rebounding, fifth in three-pointers made, 10th in three-point percentage, seventh in free throw shooting, 11th in steals and 17th in assists.

Men's Water Polo's Alex Obert has been selected for the USA Senior National Team for the FINA Water Polo World League Super Final, June 11-16 in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Obert got his first taste of national team play May 24-27 at the FINA Water Polo World League Preliminaries, impressing the U.S. coaching staff over the four-day tournament. He scored two goals in the team's first game versus Canada on May 25 before adding another score in the second encounter with Canada on May 27. Overall, the U.S. finished the week with a 3-1 record, taking first place in the tournament. The U.S. team will be joined by seven other national teams for the FINA Water Polo World League Super Final. Brazil will join the U.S. from the Americas region while China and Japan will represent the Asia region. Montenegro, Serbia, Hungary and Russia round out the field and will represent the Europe region. Obert and the rest of the team will train at the U.S. Water Polo National Training Center in Los Alamitos before taking off for Russia.

Women's Water Polo's goalkeeper Michele Relton will be spending her summer with the Canadian Senior National Team, competing for her native country. After the FINA Water Polo World League PreliminariesMay 24-27 in Los Alamitos, Relton traveled to Beijing, China, for the FINA World League Super Finals June 1-6. Relton is coming off a banner year in her third season at Pacific. She earned Second Team All-Big West honors after leading the league in saves with 371. Her blocks total also set a new record for single-season saves at Pacific, and she surpassed 1,000 blocks midway through the season, etching her name at the top of every blocks record at Pacific.

Sophomore Zarette Munoz-Aguilar has been selected to attend training camp for the Mexican Under-20 National Soccer Team in Mexico City, Mexico. The Under-20 Mexican National Team is working toward qualifying for the Under-20 World Cup, which will take place in Canada in 2014.

 

 

 

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