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Noteworthy - November 4, 2013

Nov 4, 2013

College of the Pacific

Ken Albala, History, had his book Pancake: A Global History translated into Japanese and published in Japan. He spoke on "Adventures in Cooking from the Past" as a guest lecturer for the Carlton College Department of History Lecture Series, Grub and Grog: Food and Drink in History.

Professor Teresa BergmanExhibiting PatriotismTeresa Bergman, Communications, won the Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award from the Urban Communication Foundation for her book "Exhibiting Patriotism: Creating and Contesting Interpretations of American Historic Sites." She will receive the award at the National Communication Association Conference in Washington, D.C., on November 22. The nonprofit Urban Communication Foundation was founded in 2005 to promote and support research in urban communication, sponsor special seminars and special events, encourage young scholars and reward outstanding contributions and perspectives.

Martín Camps, Modern Languages and Literature, had the chapter "Rings for Mexican Political Corruption and Nationalism: Lucha Libre and Boxing" published in Latinos and American Popular Culture (Praeger), Patricia Montilla, ed.

Jennifer Little, Visual Arts, won first place in the juried exhibition "The Human Impact: New Directions in Landscape Photography." The exhibition may be viewed at Book and Job Gallery at 838 Geary St. in San Francisco from Oct. 26 to Nov. 9, with an opening reception at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26. The exhibition was juried by Jo Babcock, Lucas Foglia, and Andrew Paynter.

Graduate student KC Albiston '13, Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, presented the paper, "Mood Disturbances Associated with Training Distress in Swimmers" at the South West chapter meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Newport Beach. The paper was co-authored with Mark Van Ness, Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences.

School of International Studies

Laura Bathurst, Anthropology, presented the paper, "Cultural and Intercultural 'Competence': Contrasting Approaches to Teaching and Assessing Cross-Cultural Skills" at the Columbia University Teachers College Fall 2013 Seminar "On the Future of Anthropology in Schools of Education."

Ahmed Kanna, Anthropology, gave the following lectures: "Everydayness and the Long Imperial Encounter in Dubai," at the UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies; "Gramsci and Lefebvre as Sources for the Critique of Space in the Contemporary Middle East" at the Working Group on Neoliberalism and Urbanization in the Contemporary Middle East, Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, in New Orleans; and presented the panel paper "Imperial Dubai: A Lefebvrian Reading" at annual Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Daniel C. O'Neill, Political Science, presented the paper "Playing Risk: Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Developing States" at the 2013 Chinese Community of Political Science and International Studies Conference sponsored by Tsinghua University in Beijing; at the Institute for Central Asian Studies at Lanzhou University in Lanzhou, China; and at Ateneo and De La Salle Universities, the top two ranked universities in the Philippines. O'Neill and Yong Kyun Kim, Political Science, had their manuscript, "Transparent Motives: The Democratic Advantage in International Credit Markets," accepted for publication by the Journal of International Relations and Development.

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Michelle Pai and Eurick O'BryantMoot Court Team Advances to National Finals in Thomas Tang Competition
A Pacific McGeorge team advanced to the national finals of the 21st Annual Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition. They will be among 16 teams chosen for the competition. Eurick O'Bryant '14 and Michelle Pai '14 will represent Pacific Nov. 7-10, in Kansas City, Mo., after a semifinalist finish at the Tang Western Regional in October in San Francisco. O'Bryant, won the Best Oralist Award at the San Francisco regional. Professor Hether McFarlane, attorney Erich Shiners '06 and Nikole Omotoy coached both teams. Pacific McGeorge has placed a team in the Tang nationals in four of the last five years. The National Asian-Pacific American Bar Association sponsors the annual event, which attracts teams from more than 50 law schools. The nationally ranked Pacific McGeorge moot court team will send entries to three competitions later this fall: the San Diego National Criminal Procedure Moot, the Pepperdine National Entertainment Law Moot and the New York National.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Phi Delta ChiPharmacy Fraternity Makes Strong Showing at National Meeting
Pacific's Alpha Psi chapter of Phi Delta Chi
pharmacy fraternity made a strong showing and gained national recognition at the 69th Annual Phi Delta Chi Grand Council. For the second consecutive year, Alpha Psi took home fourth place for the Emory W. Thurston Grand President's Award, which is the highest honor awarded by the fraternity and represents exemplary achievement in service, scholarship, leadership, brotherhood and a professional window display project. In addition, the chapter placed third in both the Prescott Scholarship Cup and Rand P. Hollenback Scholarship and in the Chapter Publication Award and Norman H. Franke Scholarship; fourth in the Ralph L. Saroyan Brotherhood Award and Desmet Scholarship; and received the 100 percent Achievement Award. Twenty three brothers were in attendance.

Phi Delta Chi-Alpha Psi promotes scholastic, professional and social growth in its brothers and strives to provide quality services to their patients, thereby advancing public health and becoming leaders in the field. Alpha Psi encourages members to take on leadership positions within the fraternity and build experience and confidence to apply in future positions. New initiates are encouraged to share ideas and take the lead in implementing the annual chapter retreat and have the opportunity to participate in mock interviews, leadership panel discussions and other activities. Throughout the year, they organize several programs to help members achieve their academic and scholarship goals.

Eberhardt School of Business

Jeffrey Michael, Business Forecasting Center, spoke on "The Road Ahead for Central and Northern California: Economic Analysis for Business Planning" at the Central Valley Venture Forum, a conference for businesses and investors in Fresno, Calif., The conference is organized by California State University, Fresno's Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Central Valley Fund. He was a panelist on the topic "Perspectives on Delta Economic Futures" at the 11th Biennial State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference "20/20 Vision: Past Reflections, Future Directions" in Oakland, Calif. He is also a presenter at the Community Forum "The Real Delta Story: Bay Delta Conservation Plan Impacts on the Bay-Delta Estuary & Delta Communities," sponsored by the Delta Coalition in Stockton.

 

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