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Noteworthy Newsletter | August 2017

Aug 10, 2017

Awards, recognition and service

College of the Pacific 

Balint SztarayBálint Sztáray, Professor of Chemistry, is the principal investigator on a new grant from the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation for the project "Isomer Selective Interrogation of Combustion and Atmospheric Intermediates." In this project, Sztáray is using a combination of mass spectrometry and photoelectron spectroscopy to study the chemical reactions of very reactive, elusive intermediates in the gas phase. The technique used in this project, PEPICO spectroscopy, combines mass spectrometry with the detection of electrons, which offers a much more detailed molecular fingerprint, making it suitable for analyzing gaseous mixtures of many components. With a prototype experiment they recently built in Switzerland and with a planned new Sandia National Lab apparatus for the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley, reactions of unstable intermediate species, relevant in combustion, atmospheric or interstellar environments are studied. Sztáray was the lead author on two articles that provide more scientific details about the project, both published in The Journal of Chemical Physics: "Breaking through the false coincidence barrier in electron-ion coincidence experiments" and "CRF-PEPICO: Double velocity map imaging photoelectron photoion coincidence spectroscopy for reaction kinetics studies."

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Dental School student and faculty volunteers for Special Smiles

Steven Sadowsky, Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, was installed as president of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics at its Annual Meeting and Scientific Session in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, June 28-July 1.  

Faculty and SCOPE students volunteered during their summer break for the Healthy Athletes — Special Smiles program at the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games, held June 23-25 in Davis, California.

McGeorge School of Law

Michael Malloy, Distinguished Professor of Law, had his work cited by Hannah Tucker Warren in her article "Comment, The New Cold War: A Novel Regulatory Takings Theory on Economic Sanctions Against Exploration and Production in Russia" published in the Houston Journal of International Law, Vol. 39: "Où Est Votre Chapeau? Economic Sanctions and Trade Regulation," cited in support of the view that broader factual context is important for understanding sanctions action, and "Are the U.S. Treasury's Assets Control Regulations a Fair and Effective Tool of U.S. Foreign Policy? The Case of Cuba," cited regarding the impact of communism on Cuba's economy.       

Publications, presentations, scholarly and artistic activities

College of the Pacific

Teresa Bergman, Professor of Communication, gave a presentation on "Documentary Film Production and Distribution and New Media" at the Pacific Summer Institute on July 13. The summer institute hosted on the Stockton Campus included faculty and students from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.  

Peg Ciccolella, Professor, Chris Ludwig, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Athletic Training Program, J. Mark Van Ness, Professor, all in the Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, and Chris Pond, Director of Athletic Training in Pacific Athletics, co-authored the article "Concussion Policy and Law: Primacy or Subservience for Athletic Trainers?," which was published in the Journal of Athletic Training & Sports Health Care.  

Helene Flohic, Assistant Professor of Physics, presented the poster "The Limited Impact of Outflows: Integral-field Spectroscopy of 20 Local AGNs" at the AGN Winds on the Georgia Coast conference held June 25-29.  

Gesine Gerhard, Professor of History and Associate Dean, gave a presentation on her book, Nazi Hunger Politics: A History of Food in the Third Reich, at the German American Heritage Center in Davenport, Iowa.  

Monika Meler, Associate Professor of Art and Graphic Design, had her solo exhibition "How Things Fall Apart" on view at the Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech University in July.   

Kevin Pontuti, Director of Media X, had his short film Onere screened at the Prague Film Festival Aug. 5. The film premiered at the Duluth-Superior Film Festival last summer and won awards at the Altered Aesthetics Film Festival (Minnesota), the Flyway Film Festival (Wisconsin, Minnesota) and FEDAXV (Chile), and received the top Human Path Award at the Pi Greco Zen Film Festival (Italy).   

Caroline Schroeder, Professor of Religious Studies, delivered the lecture "Education in Coptic Christianity in Late Antiquity" at the conference "Was ist Bildung in der Vormoderne? (What is Education in Premodernity?)" sponsored by the Bildung und Religion (Education and Religion) special research group at Georg-August University in Goettingen, Germany, June 29 to July 1. 

Xiaojing Zhou, Professor of English, presented the paper "'Imperial Debris': Ruination of U.S. Nuclear Colonialism in Poetry from Asian America and Pacific Islands" at the 12th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment held in Detroit, Michigan.  

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Bernadette Alvear Fa, Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, and Daniel Castagna, Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, co-authored the paper "Dental Pain Management Strategies" published in Decisions in Dentistry (3:6).  

Psychology of Executive Coaching-KoreanPsychology of Executive Coaching-PolishBruce Peltier, Professor of Diagnostic Sciences, had his book The Psychology of Executive Coaching: Theory and Application, 2nd Ed., published in Korean. It has already been published in Polish.   

Allen Wong, Professor of Diagnostic Sciences, Paul E. Subar, Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences, and Douglas A. Young, Professor of Diagnostic Sciences, co-authored the article "Dental caries: An update on dental trends and therapy," published in Advances in Pediatrics (64:1).   

Allen Wong, Professor of Diagnostic Sciences, Edmond Bedrossian '86, Associate Professor of Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery, Douglas Farrell, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences, Chan Park, Associate Professor of Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery, Thomas Indresano, Professor of Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery, and Fawaz Alzuobi '15 co-authored the paper "Outcomes Assessment of Treating Completely Edentulous Patients with a Fixed Implant-Supported Profile Prosthesis Utilizing a Graftless Approach. Part 1: Clinically Related Outcomes" published in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants 32(4).   

Andrew Young, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences, co-authored the article "Pro and anti-inflammatory cytokine levels (TNF-α , IL-1β, IL-6 andIL-10) in rat model of neuroma," published by Pathophysiology (2017).  

Douglas A. Young, Professor of Diagnostic Sciences, and Bernadette Alvear Fa, Associate Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, co-authored the paper "The Effect of Calibration on Caries Risk Assessment Performance by Students and Clinical Faculty," which was published in the Journal of Dental Education, Vol. 81.  

Meixun Sinky Zheng, Instructional Designer and Assistant Professor, Daniel Bender, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences, Laura Reid, Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, and James Milani, Associate Professor of Clinical Oral Health, co-authored the paper "An Interactive Online Approach to Teaching Evidence-Based Dentistry with Web 2.0 Technology" published in the August issue of Journal of Dental Education.  

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Omar Dajani, Professor of Law, co-authored the report "Rethinking Oslo: How Europe Can Promote Peace in Israel/Palestine," which was published by the European Council on Foreign Relations. He also received an invitation to include part of the article in a new collection on the Oslo process to be published by Tel Aviv University.

Leslie Gielow Jacobs, Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills, and J. Clark Kelso, Professor of Law, reviewed the Supreme Court's last term at "The Supreme Court Year in Review" sponsored by the Federal Bar Association in Sacramento on July 27. 

Michael Malloy, Distinguished Professor of Law, had the third of four 2017 supplements to his three-volume treatise Banking Law and Regulation published, which covers current developments in the regulation of depository institutions. Malloy was a member of the organizing committee for the 14th Annual International Conference on Law sponsored by the Athens Institute for Education and Research in July and presented the paper, "Bank Capital and Liquidity Requirements: The Emerging International Regime of Financial Services Regulation," which argues that the work of the Bank for International Settlements represents an emerging source of international law applicable to financial services providers operating in international markets"   

Francis J. Mootz III, Professor of Law, is an invited speaker for the California Cannabis Industry Association annual business conference in Anaheim, California, which will be held Sept. 21-22. He will discuss legal liabilities for the cannabis industry and insurance solutions for those risks. Mootz published the article "After the Battle of the Forms: Commercial Contracting in the Electronic Age" in I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, Vol. 4.  

Michael Vitiello gave a presentation on issues in California surrounding the legalization of marijuana for the Asian Bar Association luncheon July 17.  

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

Sharla Berry, Assistant Professor of Educational Innovation, had the paper "Building Community in Online Doctoral Classrooms: Instructor Practices that Support Community," published in the Online Learning Journal (21:2).  

Jacalyn Griffen, Visiting Assistant Professor, and Ronald Hallett, Associate Professor, from the Department of Educational Administration and Leadership, co-authored the article "Reframing professional development: an action-inquiry case study of a collaborative school counselor network," published in July by the Journal of Professional Capital and Community.  

Delores McNair, Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Leadership, co-authored the article "Who Guards the Guardians? National Implications of Accreditation at City College of San Francisco," which was published in the July 2017 Community College Review.  

Delores McNair, Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Leadership, and Brett D. Taylor '14 co-authored the article "Virtual school startups: Founder processes in American K-12 public virtual schools," which has been accepted for publication in The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning. The article, based on findings from Taylor's dissertation study, focuses on the ways public school leaders establish and sustain virtual schools in traditional, brick and mortar districts.    

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Melanie A. Felmlee, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, co-authored the article "SLC and ABC Transporters: Expression, Localization, and Species Differences at the Blood-Brain and the Blood-Cerebrospinal Fluid Barriers" in The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Journal

Adam M. Kaye '95, Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, co-authored the article "Macrolide and fluoroquinolone mediated cardiac arrhythmias: clinical considerations and comprehensive review." Published in the Postgraduate Medical Journal.   

Jeannene Ward-Lonergan, Professor and Chair of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, will present the co-authored research "Discourse Intervention: Improving Spoken and Written Discourse in School-Age Children and Adults" at the American Speech Language-Hearing Association Convention, in Philadelphia in November.  

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Vivek Pallipuram, Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering, co-authored the paper, "A Best-features Based Digital Rotoscope," which has been accepted for presentation in 51st Asilomar Conference in Signals, Systems, and Computers to be held in Pacific Grove, California, Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. Student co-authors include Iain Murphy '16, electrical engineering, and Tyler Norlund '18, computer engineering.

School of International Studies

Bill Herrin, Director and Professor of Economics, and Courtney Jensen, Assistant Professor of Health, Exercise and Sport Science, organized research projects for and helped with the orientation of three Pacific summer interns at the Kampala headquarters of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics and led a June 26 discussion and workshop on current and future research collaboration with Bureau staff using Bureau data.   

Dan O'Neill, Associate Professor of Political Science, presented "The Current State of U.S.-China Relations" on the Stockton Campus and other venues in Stockton and Lodi as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) speaker series in July.  

University Libraries

Mary Somerville, University Librarian, co-authored the paper "University for Business and Technology Knowledge Center: Making local knowledge visible," presented this summer at the 61st Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) in Vienna, Austria.