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Noteworthy - January 21, 2014

Jan 21, 2014

College of the Pacific

Ken Albala, History, delivered the keynote talk "The Impact of the Reformation on Foodways in the Low Countries" at the First Annual Amsterdam Food Symposium.

Lydia Fox, Earth and Environmental Sciences, led the workshop "Getting Started in Undergraduate Research," presented  "Faculty Development Workshops to Support Establishing and Sustaining Undergraduate Research Programs in the Earth Sciences," and chaired the business meeting of the Board of Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Science Departments at the meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

Jeffrey Hole, English, has had his essay, "From Sentiment to Security: Cugoano, Liberal Principles, and the Bonds of Empire," accepted for publication by the journal Criticism.

Sharmila King, Economics, had her article "Debt Contagion in the Euro Area: A Panel-Vector Autoregressive (PVAR) Analysis" accepted to the journal Social Sciences, special issue: The Eurozone Crisis: A Multidisciplinary Perspective.

Marisela Ramos,  History, had her blog post, "American in the Classroom," published in University of Venus: GenX Women in Higher Ed, Writing from Across the Globe (Blog) on Insider Higher Ed.

Zhou Xiaojing, English and Ethnic Studies, presented two papers, "The City as a 'Contact Zone': Re-inscribing American Space: Meena Alexander's Manhattan Music" and "Agency of the Undead: Converging Histories in The Legend of Fire Horse Woman by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston," at the 2014 MLA convention in Chicago.

The Physics Department was awarded a Theodore Dunham Jr. Grant for Research in Astronomy in the amount of $1,825. Helene Flohic, Physics, led the project, which helped the department purchase computer hardware and software.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Maureen Harrington, program manager at the Pacific Center for Special Care, had her article "Pacific uses cloud technology to deliver care to virtual dental homes" published in the American Student Dental Association magazine, The Mouth. Other contributors to the article were Paul Glassman, Maysa Namakian, and Michelle Rosaschi.

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Michael Colatrella presented "Informed Consent in Mediation: Promoting Pro Se Parties' Informed Settlement Choice While Honoring the Mediator's Ethical Duties," at the AALS Section on Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Conference at Cardozo School of Law in New York City.

Leslie Gielow Jacobs was a panelist on "Emerging Issues in Compelled Commercial Speech" at the Jefferson Symposium on Compelled Commercial Speech at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Va.

Brian Landsberg spoke about "The Voting Rights Act: Past, Present, and Future" to an audience of more than 150 people at the Renaissance Society at California State University Sacramento.

Courtney Lee presented "Changing Gears to Meet the New Normal in Legal Education," at the West Coast Consortium of Academic Support Professionals (WCCASP) Conference in San Diego. Lee co-founded the WCCASP organization and participated in the conference planning committee.

Michael P. Malloy had his paper "Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision: New Concepts and Challenges," which he delivered at the Tenth Annual International Conference on Law hosted by the Athens Institute for Education and Research, published online in the ATINER's Conference Paper Series. The paper will also be published as part of a Proceedings volume in the near future. Malloy began a weekly column on Global K (Blog) on the Contracts Prof Blog. The first post, Brazil and the CISG, discusses the implications for regional trade and contracts students of Brazil's accession to the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

Stephen McCaffrey has accepted the series editor position for the International Water Law Series of books to be published by Brill.

Dean Francis J. Mootz III presented "The Integrity of Pseudo-arguments in Law," at the West Coast Rhetoric Scholarship Workshop in Las Vegas, Nev.

Paul Paton presented "The American Bar Association's Ethics 20/20 Commission and the Tortured Tale of Alternative Business Structures," to the Law Society of England and Wales' invited audience at Law Society premises in London, England.

Emily Garcia Uhrig and Raquel Aldana conducted a training program for Chilean public defenders on client interviewing, counseling and plea-bargaining in Spanish in Santiago, Chile. Nineteen public defenders from throughout Chile, some with more than 15 years of public defender experience, participated in the program. Cary Bricker, Garcia Uhrig, Aldana, and Matt Fleming, '11 developed the skills-based syllabus and materials for a similar course conducted in August 2012. Read more>>

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Donald Y. Shirachi, emeritus. coauthored "Involvement of brain opioid receptors in the anti-allodynic effect of hyperbaric oxygen in rats with sciatic nerve crush-induced neuropathetic pain," which was published in Brain Research.

Student Life

The Career Resource Center was selected as a 2013-2014 NASPA Excellence Gold Award winner in the Careers, Academic Advising and Support, and Related category for its "Meet Your Future Mock Interview Event: Prepare to Succeed" program. Award winners will be recognized at the 2014 NASPA Annual Conference Baltimore, Md., in March, and are invited to participate in a poster session recognizing Gold Award winners. The "Meet Your Future" is event held each spring and offers students the opportunity to participate in practice interviews with employers from various businesses and industries and receive feedback on how they can improve their skills to ensure future interviewing success. NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, is the leading organization of the student affairs profession. The NASPA Excellence Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of members who are transforming higher education through exceptional programs, innovative services, and effective administration.


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