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Noteworthy - September 9, 2013

Sep 9, 2013

College of the Pacific

Robert Benedetti, emeritus, Political Science, accepted an appointment as a visiting scholar for 2013-14 at the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento. During the yearlong appointment, Benedetti will pursue research on municipal bankruptcies and mayors in California and work with graduate students. He will also be able to present his findings to the campus and the Capitol community as well as engage with the Departments of Government, and Public Policy and Administration.


Ryan Hill, biological sciencesRyan Hill, Biological Sciences, received a grant of $114,344 from the United States Department of The Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, for the project "Population Genetics Research and Development of a Genetic Management Plan for the Callippe Silverspot Butterfly."




Jeffrey Hole, English, was interviewed for an article on "Herman Melville, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, and U.S. Empire," by the online Journal of Empire Studies: Topics in the Cycle of Empire, East and West. The interview was also published, which deals with Hole's current research and book project on the Fugitive Slave Act, in Cunning Inventions and the Force of Law: Literature in the Wake of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act. 

Katrina Alison Jaggears, School of International Studies and General Education, was elected Chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) for the San Joaquin Council of Governments. She will serve in that position for one year. Jaggears was appointed in February 2012 to a four-year term on the CAC by the Council of Governments Board, made up of San Joaquin County's Supervisors and the mayors and selected councilmembers of the cities of Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton and Tracy.

Penumbra, by Theatre Arts Professor Macelle Mahala

Macelle Mahala, Theater Arts, had her book Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama published by The University of Minnesota Press. Mahala will also participate in Penumbra Theatre Company's "Let's Talk" Theatre Series this fall.

Monika Meler, Visual Arts, had her artwork accepted to the Stories We Tell Exhibition, juried by Jessica Porter, and curated by Karen Gutfreund, which will take place at Phoenix Gallery in New York City.  Her work will also be published in the Stories We Tell Exhibition catalog.

Ethel Nicdao, Sociology, presented "More than income: Socio-economic indicators, culture, and psychological distress among different Latino groups" at the Annual Meeting of The Society for the Study of Social Problems in New York City.

Matt Normand, Psychology, was named an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Marisela Ramos, History, had her article "'I Am Not the Mulata de Córdoba': The Cultural Meaning of Blackness in Nineteenth-Century Mexico," published in the Journal of Pan African Studies. The article appears in the themed special issue "Africans in Mexico: History, Race and Place." 

Andrey Samoshin '11, Nataliya Samoshina, and Vyacheslav Samoshin and their colleagues from Moscow State University, Russia, had their paper "Fliposomes: new amphiphiles based on trans-3,4-bis(acyloxy)-piperidine able to perform a pH-triggered conformational flip and cause an instant cargo release from liposomes" published in the journal Tetrahedron Letters.

Vyacheslav Samoshin, Chemistry, gave a report on "Fliposomes: pH-sensitive liposomes containing a trans-2-aminocyclohexanol-based amphiphile that performs a conformational flip and triggers an instant cargo release in acidic medium" at the IV International Conference on Colloid Chemistry and Physicochemical Mechanics in Moscow, Russia. The report was co-authored by Xin Guo, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Nataliya Samoshina, Andreas Franz, Xin Liu '13 and Yu Zheng '13, Chemistry.

Qinliang Zhao, Chemistry, presented the talk "Secondary Interactions between the Metal Center and Pendant Fluorine Atoms from the Ligands" at the 7th Chinese Coordination Chemistry Conference in Beijing in July.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Nejat Düzgüneş, Microbiology, had his co-authored review "Current status of liposomal porphyrinoid photosensitizers" published in Drug Discovery Today.

Lisa Harpenau, Periodontics, was the lead editor of Hall's Critical Decisions in Periodontology and Dental Implantology, 5th ed., published by People's Medical Publishing House-USA. William Lundergan and Richard Kao, Periodontics, were co-editors. The book is designed to guide students and practitioners in applying their decision-making knowledge in a structured and logical manner whether in diagnosis, treatment selections and options, procedures in various treatments, or evaluating outcomes. It is intended as a reference for general dentists, dental specialists, residents, dental hygienists and those preparing for specialty boards. It includes insights from 100 contributing authors who have shared their expertise and reasoning behind their decision making, representing both North American and international thinking.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry faculty members contributed learning resources to the MedEdPORTAL Publications service over the past year as part of the school's effort to promote educational scholarship and collaboration. These published modules provide the open exchange of peer-reviewed health education teaching and assessment resources and are available to health professionals around the globe. MedEdPORTAL Publications is a free medical research publishing service provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges in partnership with the American Dental Education Association. Content is only accepted after a rigorous peer review process that is based on standards used in the scholarly publishing community. Modules submitted to Publications are considered complete, have been classroom tested and are ready for implementation by other users at their own institutions.


Pacific Center for Special Care Receives Grant for National Dental Pipeline Learning Institute Phase II
The Pacific Center for Special Care at Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of $782,141 to support the second phase of the Dental Pipeline National Learning Institute. The new funding will support the pairing of ten schools with community partners to develop and carry out a community-based education or recruitment project. Paul Glassman, professor of dental practice and director of the Center for Special Care, explained that the Learning Institute was founded by the Pacific Center in 2011 to spread the lessons of the National Dental Pipeline program to schools that did not participate in the first decade of Pipeline activities. Pacific is working with the American Dental Education Association to plan and develop the Learning Institute.  Read more>>


Pacific McGeorge School of Law

International Banking by Michael Malloy, Pacific McGeorge School of LawMichael P. Malloy, had a new edition of International Banking: Cases, Materials, And Problems, 3d ed., published by Carolina Academic Press. The book contains case excerpts, related materials and over 200 detailed problems and notes that guide readers through the complex, interrelated issues of contemporary international banking law and policy. The casebook focuses primarily on the latest developments in regulation of international banking at the federal level, but with extensive international and comparative materials. An accompanying Documentary Supplement includes current statutory developments and the revised Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision. A detailed Teacher's Manual walks professors through all problems and notes and opens topics for discussion.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Xin Guo, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, was a co-author on  "Fliposomes: pH-sensitive liposomes containing a trans-2-aminocyclohexanol-based amphiphile that performs a conformational flip and triggers an instant cargo release in acidic medium" presented by Vyacheslav Samoshin, Chemistry, at the IV International Conference on Colloid Chemistry and Physicochemical Mechanics in Moscow, Russia. (see above under College of the Pacific, Vyacheslav Samoshin).

Kudos

Ron '65 and Dea BerberianFormer Regent Dea Berberian and current Regent Ron Berberian '65 are the recipients of the 2013 Good Will Helping Hands Award in recognition of their generous support of the arts, education, youth programs, health care and environmental initiatives. The award will be presented on September 19 at the Evening of Good Will benefit dinner, which supports the Goodwill Foundation to provide job services for people with employment barriers. 

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