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Noteworthy Newsletter | June 2016

A digest of recent faculty and staff accomplishments and scholarly and artistic activity
Jun 1, 2016

Awards, recognition and service

College of the Pacific

Ken Albala, Professor of History and Chair of Food Studies, was appointed to the College of Eminent Professors at the William Angliss Institute in Melbourne, Australia. The institute is Australia's largest specialist center for foods, tourism, hospitality and events training and comprises internationally renowned academics working in the institute's specialization fields. 

Caroline Schroeder, Professor of Religious Studies,  has joined the advisory board for the Global Philology Project at Leipzig University.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Steve and Art DugoniSteven Dugoni '81, Adjunct Clinical Professor and Director of the Mixed Dentition Clinic in the Department of Orthodontics, was installed as president of the American Board of Orthodontics at the ABO President's Dinner held during the 2016 Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists in Orlando, Florida. With this appointment, Arthur A. Dugoni '48, Dean Emeritus, and Steven Dugoni made history as the first father and son to have served as ABO president. Read more >>Natasha Lee ACD Award

Natasha Lee '00, Assistant Professor of Dental Practice, received the the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Northern California Section of the American College of Dentists in recognition of her leadership contributions to the dental profession. The award was presented at a recent ACD dinner in San Francisco. Read more >>

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

Lynn G. Beck ACD AwardLynn G. Beck, Professor and past Dean, was honored with the Dr. Joseph Krajewski Award of Merit by the Northern California Section of the American College of Dentists at a recent ACD dinner in San Francisco. The award recognizes a non-dentist whose outstanding activities have contributed to the advancement of the dental profession and enhanced the image of dentistry. Read more >>

McGeorge School of Law

Diversity Matters AwardMcGeorge School of Law was recognized by the Law School Admission Council with a first place Diversity Matters Award at the LSAC Annual Meeting and Educational Conference on May 31. Tracy Simmons, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Diversity Initiatives and Financial Aid, accepted the award on behalf of McGeorge. This first place award marks the fourth year in a row that McGeorge was recognized as a top three finalist for the Diversity Matters Award. Read more>> 

Michael Malloy, Distinguished Professor of Law, had his article, "Functional Regulation: Premise or Pretext?," cited in Elizabeth F. Brown's, "Lessons From Efforts to Manage the Shift of Pensions to Defined Contribution Plans in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom," published in the American Business Law Journal Vol. 53.

Center for Teaching and Learning

Martin Lehman '06, Instructional Media Coordinator, will direct the Community Theatre of Linden presentation of Gypsy June 16-26.

Publications and Presentations

College of the Pacific

Boy Soldiers coverCaroline Cox, late Professor of History, had her book, Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution, published posthumously by University of North Carolina Press (April 2016). The book, which was in the final stages of editing at the time of her death, was shepherded through to publication by her husband, Victor Ninov, and several members of the history department faculty in College of the Pacific.

Melissa Davies, Assistant Professor of Health Exercise and Sport Sciences, presented a guest lecture on May 26 in a sport and exercise psychology class at the University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, on the topic of motivation and group exercise, where she highlighted some of the research she's conducted surrounding CrossFit and golf participant motivation. 

Caroline T. Schroeder, Professor of Religious Studies, presented the paper "The Dark Side of Digitization: Ideology and Power in the Technological Utopianism of the 'Archive'" in May at the annual meeting of the North American Patristics Society in Chicago. 

Rui Schroeder, Adjunct Professor of Modern Languages and Literature, published "The Development and Validation of the Academic Spoken English Strategies Survey (ASESS) for Non-native English Speaking Graduate Students" in the Journal of International Students (6:2). This article reports on the three-year development and validation of a new assessment tool, the ASESS.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Marlene Storz, Assistant Professor of Periodontics, published the continuing education article "Screening for Suicide May Save a Life" in the May 2016 issue of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. The article provides strategies for oral health professionals to screen for this preventable cause of death during the dental hygiene process of care.

McGeorge School of Law

Courtney Lee, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills, presented "Finding Your Voice in the Legal Academy" at a pre-conference workshop for new academic support professionals and "The Mindful Path to Success" at the Fourth Annual Association of Academic Support Educators Conference at City University of New York (CUNY) Law School, Long Island, New York, May 24-26.

Michael Malloy, Distinguished Professor of Law, released the second of three 2016 supplements to his three-volume treatise, Banking Law and Regulation, 2d ed. (Wolters Kluwer Law and Business), which offers up-to-date coverage of current developments in U.S. regulation of depository institutions. 

Michael Mireles, Professor of Law, will be giving talks on "Trading IP" in Hangzhou and Beijing and will be teaching a class on "U.S. Intellectual Property Law" in a law school in Shanghai in July.

Francis J. Mootz III, Dean, presented his paper, "Law as a Liberal Art," at the Bi-Annual Meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America on May 29 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was part of a panel of legal academics and rhetoric scholars addressing the theme of "Legal Education as Rhetorical Education."

Ordinary Meaning coverBrian Slocum, Professor of Law, is presenting his book, Ordinary Meaning: A Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation (University of Chicago Press, December 2015) on a book panel, Introducing New Books in Language and Law, at the 2016 Law and Society Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 2-5.

Michael Vitiello, Distinguished Professor of Law, published "Mass Incarceration: Why are Solutions so Difficult in California?" in the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class (15:2).

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Casey Nesbit, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, was the lead author on the article "The Development of Narrative Reasoning: Student Physical Therapists' Perceptions of Patient Stories," published in the Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. Nesbit co-authored the poster presentation "A Model of Environmental Correlates of Adolescent Obesity in the United States" at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in February in Anaheim, California.

Eberhardt School of Business

Peter Hilsenrath, Joseph M. Long Chair of Healthcare Management and Professor of Economics, presented "Precautionary Savings, Health Insurance and Macroeconomic Structural Adjustment in China" at the Sixth International Jerusalem Conference on Health Policy in Jerusalem, Israel, in May.

Collaborative scholarship

Casey Nesbit, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy in the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Justin Low, Assistant Professor of Educational and School Psychology in the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education, co-authored "Adolescent BMI Trajectories with Clusters of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors: An Exploratory Analysis" published in Obesity Science and Practice (2016).

Ned L. Nix, Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Lynn G. Beck, Professor and past Dean of the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education, and Tobias E. Rodriguez, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Educational Administration and Leadership in Gladys L. Benerd School of Education, published "The Benefits of Volunteering as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Educator" in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read article >>










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