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Noteworthy - September 23, 2013

Sep 23, 2013

College of the Pacific

Ken Albala, History, is featured in the chapter "Portrait of Success: Ken Albala, Food Scholar" in Irena Chalmers' new book Great Food Jobs: Ideas and Inspiration for Your Job Hunt. Albala also delivered the keynote address at the "Tools of the Trade: Experiential Studies for the Food Industry" conference in Boston.

Alison Hope Alkon, Sociology, presented the paper "Food Justice, Food Sovereignty and the Challenge of Neoliberalism" at Yale University's Agrarian Studies Conference.  

Peg Ciccolella, Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences, and Todd Davenport, Physical Therapy, had the article "Scientific and Legal Challenges to the Functional Capacity Evaluation in Individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," published in the journal Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior.  

Chemistry Professor Balint SztarayBalint Sztaray, Chemistry, has been awarded a 3-year National Science Foundation grant of $403,000 as the Principal Investigator on the project "High-Accuracy Thermochemistry with Threshold and Imaging Photoelectron Photoion Coincidence Spectroscopy", CHE-1266407.

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Global Issues in Immigration LawRaquel Aldana had her book, Global Issues in Immigration Law, published by West Academic Publishing (2013). Co-authors are Won Kidane, Beth Lyon and Karla M. McKanders. Aldana had the chapter "A Reflection on Transitional Justice in Guatemala 15 Years After the Peace Agreements" published in Victims of International Crimes: An Interdisciplinary Discourse (Thorsten Bonacker & Christoph Safferling, eds., Springer 2013). Her article, "La Conducta de los Defensores de Ríos Montt," has been published in La Revista de la Defensoría Penal Pública.

Anne Bloom presented "Pragmatic Realism as Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the International Disability Rights Context" at the International Congress on Law and Mental Health in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Melissa Brown testified before the California Senate Judiciary Committee in support of AB 477, a bill that amends the civil code, government code and welfare and institution code by including notaries public as mandatory reporters for elder abuse.

Evidence: A Contemporary Approach

Gerald Caplan was named to the Governance Committee of the Children's Legal Center of California.

Fred Galves had the second edition of his casebook, Evidence: A Contemporary Approach (with Sydney A. Beckman & Susan Crump) published by West Publishing as part of its Interactive Casebook series. Galves gave the keynote address about the myths and realities of law school at the Pre-Law Society Banquet at the Golden Eagle Ballroom at CSU Los Angeles. Galves and the Honorable James Mize of the Sacramento County Superior Court spoke on "Civility and Ethics Matter" at the Women Lawyers of Sacramento June Luncheon. Highlights of the session were published in the July 2013 Women Lawyers of Sacramento WLS newsletter.

Global Issues in Security LawFranklin Gevurtz had his book, Global Issues in Securities Law, co-authored with Marc Steinberg and Eric Chaffee, published by West. His article, "Why Delaware LLCs?" has been republished by The Corporate Practice Commentator.

Leslie Gielow Jacobs and Emily Garcia Uhrig gave the annual Supreme Court in Review lunch presentation for the Sacramento Federal Bar Association.

Clark Kelso spoke on "Leadership and Lawyering" at a Sacramento Valley Paralegal Association (SVPA) meeting.

Brian Landsberg spoke about the Federal Government's Role in Lee v. Macon County Board of Education, the case that led to the desegregation of Tuskegee High School in Macon County, at the Tuskegee Human & Civil Rights Multicultural Center. The Center and Auburn University co-sponsored a Symposium on Tuskegee 1963, commemorating the 50th anniversary of school desegregation in Tuskegee, Ala.

Lawrence Levine was a panelist on the subject "The New LGBT Legal Employment Market," at the National LGBT Bar-Lavender Law Conference in San Francisco, Calif. Levine also co-facilitated "Teaching Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Law: A Roundtable Discussion," and participated in the Academic Advisory Committee at the conference.

Michael Malloy had the abstract of his presentation "Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision: New Concepts and Challenges" published in Gregory T. Papanikos (ed.), Law Abstracts: Tenth Annual International Conference on Law (Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece: 8-11 July 2013).  

John Myers gave the opening keynote address on the topic "Evidence Issues in Juvenile and family Law" at the National Conference of the National Association of Counsel for Children in Atlanta, Ga.

Paul Paton was a featured speaker and panelist at the American Bar Association's Annual Meeting CLE Showcase Program, "The New Ethical Terrain of Global Legal Services," in San Francisco, Calif. Paton was a participant in the invitation-only presentation and discussion on "Regulating the practice of law: enabling high standards, client choice, and access to justice" hosted by the Law Society of England and Wales and involving the heads of Bar Councils or Law Societies from Germany, Denmark, France, Canada, the United States and others at the British Consulate in San Francisco, Calif.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Todd Davenport, Physical Therapy, co-authored with Peg Ciccolella, Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences, the article "Scientific and Legal Challenges to the Functional Capacity Evaluation in Individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," which was published in the journal Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior.  

Lauren Epperson '14 was named a a RESpy award winner by Pharmacy Times. She was profiled and interviewed in the September 17 issue>>. Eight RESPy award winners are chosen each year and featured in Pharmacy Times along with their respective college of pharmacy. RESPy winners receive a cash award and are also offered a summer internship with Walmart. Candidates are nominated by their deans and are selected based on such things as a demonstrated voluntary public service activities; a high level of professional/public health-related activities outside the classroom; and a high level of effort to advance the profession of pharmacy in the public area.

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