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Noteworthy Newsletter | Dec. 13, 2019

Dec 13, 2019

Awards, recognition and service


Business and Finance

Budget and Financial Services held their semi-annual employee recognition award ceremony on Nov 22. Recipients who exemplify the four key attributes of leadership, collaboration, initiative and innovation are nominated by their department colleagues. The winners of the fall 2019 Summit Awards are:
Top Tiger: Anabela Bettencourt, assistant director of student accounts.
Member of the Pack: Todd Sparrow, associate director of e-commerce in PacificCard; Angelita Balingit, accounts payable specialist in accounts payable; and Anabela Bettencourt.

Eberhardt School of Business

Stefanie Naumann, professor of management and organizational behavior, earned a first place award in the historical non-fiction and biography/memoir/autobiography categories of the 2019 Royal Dragonfly Awards for her book “How Languages Saved Me: A Polish Story of Survival,” which she co-authored with her late grandfather.

McGeorge School of Law

Stephen McCaffrey, distinguished professor of law, was re-elected for a second term to the Implementation Committee of the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes on nomination of Switzerland during the tenth meeting of the committee in Geneva, Switzerland, Dec. 2–3.

Publications


College of the Pacific

Jane Khudyakov, assistant professor of biological sciences, published a manuscript titled "Blubber proteome response to repeated ACTH administration in a wild marine mammal" in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics. The manuscript was coauthored by Pacific undergraduate Alicia Stephan ’18 and graduate students Jared Deyarmin ’19, Ryan Hekman ’18 and Molly McCormley ’18.

School of Engineering and Computer Scienes

Said Shakerin, professor of mechanical engineering, published his paper titled “Fluids Demonstrations II: Bubbles in Mondrian Painting, Eruption-Like Flow, Rotational Instability, and Wake Vortices” in the December 2019 issue of The Physics Teacher.

School of International Studies

Ahmed Kanna, associate professor of anthropology, will have his paper "Arab Gulf Societies Within A Global History of Proletarian Struggle" published in Global Middle East: Into the 21st Century, edited by Asef Bayat and Linda Herrera. Kanna also will have his new book “Beyond Exception: New Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula” published in spring 2020 by Cornell University Press. He co-authored the book with sociologist Amélie Le Renard of CNRS-Paris and anthropologist Neha Vora of Lafayette College.

Presentations and artistic activity


College of the Pacific

    Ken Albala, professor of history, presented a keynote address about "Japanese Luxury Ingredients and their Transmission to the West” to a conference in November at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.

    Eberhardt School of Business

    Peter Hilsenrath, professor of economics and Joseph M. Long Chair of Healthcare Management, presented "Health Care and Macroeconomics: Productivity, Inflation and Monetary Policy" at the 13th South-Eastern European Economic Research Workshop held at the Central Bank of Albania in Tirana.

    McGeorge School of Law

    Stephen McCaffrey, distinguished professor of law, along with Ambassador Valentin Zellweger of Switzerland; Ambassador Ximena Fuentes Torrijo of Chile; and Attila Tanzi, professor of international law at the University of Bologna in Italy, had a roundtable discussion “Water Disputes: How to Prevent and Solve Them? on Dec. 3 at the tenth meeting of the Implementation Committee of the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes in Geneva, Switzerland.
    McCaffrey also spoke on “Strengthening the Implementation of Universal Freshwater Agreements at the Regional and Basin Levels” at the Dec. 4 conference on The Implementation of International Water Law: Global, Regional and Basin Perspectives and on “Obligations under International Law for Transboundary Exchange of Data and Information” at the Global Workshop on exchange of data and Information in transboundary basins on Dec. 5.

    School of Engineer and Computer Sciences

    Said Shakerin, professor of mechanical engineering, exhibited six self-contained flow visualization demonstration devices and their posters at the Gallery of Fluid Motion held in conjunction with the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics in Seattle on Nov. 23–26. The devices were made by funds from a 2018 Scholarly/Artistic Activities Grant.

    School of International Studies

    Ahmed Kanna, associate professor of anthropology, recently served as a discussant on the panel "Mobility, Value, and Infrastructure in and out of Africa: A New Books Roundtable" at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Vancouver, Canada.

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