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Academics

Noteworthy faculty and staff accomplishments and scholarly activity

May 27, 2014

College of the Pacific

Kurtis C. Burmeister, Earth and Environmental Sciences, had the paper "Deformation and magnetic fabrics in ductile shear zones: a review" published in the journal Tectonophysics. And check out his recent blog post about his field research trip to Ireland at http://pacificees.org/post/geology-emerald-isle-2014.

Dennis O. Flynn, Economics, and Marie A. Lee, Visual Arts, presented "Hydraulic Metaphor: A Model of Global and Local Connectivity," at a conference on "Encounters, Old and New, in World History: A Celebration of Jerry Bentley," at the University of California, Berkeley.

Christopher Goff, Mathematics, has had two English translations accepted for inclusion in the Euler Archive, a dynamic library and online database that provides digitized versions of original publications, links to available translations, and access to current research regarding the published works of Leonhard Euler (1707-1783). Goff provided the first translations of these papers from Latin to a modern language as part of a worldwide effort to translate all of Euler's works by the year 2033.

Merrill Schleier, Visual Arts, had her article, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: the Two Lincolns, Monuments, and the Preservation of Patriarchy," published in the May 2014 issue of the Quarterly Review of Film and Video.

Caroline T. Schroeder, Religious and Classical Studies, presented "Digital Coptic:  Building an Online Environment for the Study of Coptic Literature" with Dr. Amir Zeldes, of Humboldt University, Berlin, at the Center for Tebtunis Papyri at UC Berkeley.

Ilona Serebnitskaya '14, Gurbir Gudial '13, and Andreas Franz, Chemistry, published the article "Structure assignment and H/D-exchange behavior of several glycosylated polyphenols" in the peer-reviewed online journal ARKIVOC. The paper was co-authored by Christopher Wallis from the Crop Diseases, Pests, and Genetics Research Unit of the USDA-ARS San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center. A

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Dean Patrick J. Ferrillo Jr., Paymon Bahrami and Eugene LaBarre traveled to Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt, where they served as judges for the research competition at Pharos' second-annual International Dental Student Conference, May 7-9. They also made a joint presentation on "How Globalization Benefits Dental Education: Past & Future of PUA - Pacific Dugoni Cooperation." PUA and Pacific Dugoni have formally cooperated on student and faculty exchange visits since 2007. During that time, 35 PUA students and faculty have visited San Francisco, and 10 Pacific Dugoni representatives have traveled to Egypt. Although the program has been beneficial to both institutions, activities were curtailed since the Egyptian revolution in early 2011. With widespread hope that upcoming presidential elections in Egypt will have stabilizing and constructive effect in the country, the International Dental Student Conference at PUA provided an opportunity for both partners to plan future cooperative activities according to PUA's strategic interests. Representatives from both institutions are already looking forward to the next round of collaborative activities. Dean Ferrillo met with PUA Vice President Alaa Ragab and PUA Faculty of Dentistry Dean Yehia Ashour.

Kristin Heller '14 was honored for her outstanding leadership and academic achievement at a Delta Dental of California awards luncheon. The award is given to students who have demonstrated leadership skills in their activities and accomplishments during dental and pre-dental education. Award winners are actively involved in civic and community service, excel in academics and have outstanding accomplishments in dentistry or related sciences. Awardees are chosen from each California dental school by the school's dean. Heller is in the top 10 percent of her class and currently serves as Associated Student Body President. She previously served as the president of the Class of 2014. She is a member of the dental school's Strategic Plan Oversight Committee and participates in many extracurricular activities including the Dugoni Practical Leadership Institute (DPLI), the Student Community Outreach for Public Education (SCOPE) program, Project Homeless Connect, Give Kids a Smile, the Student Ambassador Program, the Simulation Course, Big Sibling Mentorship Program and the Academy of General Dentistry.


Dental school faculty, students and alumni recognized by NorCal section of the American College of Dentists The Northern California section of the American College of Dentists (ACD) recognized outstanding dental students, educators and professionals during a dinner held at The Olympic Club at Lakeside on Sunday, May 4. Pacific's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry also recognized selections for the Outstanding Student Leader Award and Distinguished Faculty Award.  

Daniel Tanita '73Dr. Daniel Tanita '73 was awarded the Dr. Willard C. Fleming Meritorious Service Award in recognition of his tireless efforts to improve the dental health of elementary school children in Contra Costa County. In addition to his work advancing children's health in the community, Tanita serves as the Pacific Dugoni Annual Fund Chair on the Pacific Dugoni Foundation Board.

Dr. Alan GluskinAlan Gluskin received the Distinguished Faculty award for his excellent work as an educator at the Dugoni School of Dentistry where he serves as a full-time faculty member and co-chair of the Endodontics Department. His recent accomplishments include serving on the national Board of Directors of the American Association of Endodontists between 2011 and 2014.

Jesse Manton '14Jesse Manton '14 was awarded the Outstanding Student Leader Award for demonstrated leadership and outstanding scholastic performance. He currently serves as president of the DDS Class of 2014 and has proven to be an outstanding student through his performance in and out of the classroom.

Founded in 1920, the ACD is the oldest major honorary organization for dentists with a mission to advance excellence, ethics, professionalism and leadership in dentistry. ACD members have exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society. Membership is by invitation only and currently includes more than 7,400 active and retired fellows.


Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Michael P. Malloy had his article, "Housing Policy and the Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision," published in a recent issue of Vital Spaces, the newsletter of the Committee on Housing and Land Management of the UN Economic Commission for Europe. The article, based upon his contributions at the Seventy-Fourth Plenary Session of the Committee at the UN Offices in Geneva in October 2013, argues that the cost of financing new construction or retrofitting current housing stock towards greater energy efficiency, and the availability in particular of long-term loans, necessarily impacts the feasibility of affordable housing as a goal of social policy.

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Scott Larwood, School of Engineering and Computer Science, along with co-authors Daniel Schow '13 and a colleague from UC Davis, had their manuscript "Design Studies of Swept Wind Turbine Blades" accepted for publication in the journal Renewable Energy.

Athletics

Pacific baseball players earn All-WCC honors
With the completion of the 2014 regular season, four Tigers earnedAll-West Coast Conference honors. Jake Jenkins '16 and Brett Sullivan '16 earn first team honors while Erik Lockwood '14 and Taylor Murphy '15 both were named honorable mentions. The awards were the first postseason honors four each of the four Tigers.      

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