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Noteworthy Newsletter | Sept. 18, 2019

Sep 18, 2019

Awards, recognition and service


College of the Pacific

Martín Camps, professor of Spanish and director of Latin American Studies, had his research on Mexican poet José Juan Tablada's travel to Japan serve as inspiration for an exhibition at the National Palace of Fine Arts. The exhibition was followed with a lecture at El Colegio de México and the National Institute of Fine Arts.

Laura Gutierrez, assistant professor of history, was named "Outstanding Professor of the Year" at the 2019 Latinx graduation ceremony.

Michael Leonard, visiting assistant professor of art and graphic design, was recognized for "outstanding work and tireless dedication as an educator" with a Faculty Appreciation Award at San Joaquin Delta College in May.

Carla Strickland-Hughes, assistant professor of psychology, chaired a symposium entitled "Maximizing the impact of cognitive interventions via learning and socio-motivational factors" at the biannual conference of the International Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition in June.

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Said Shakerin, professor of mechanical engineering, received two awards for his entries of flow visualization demonstration devices in the apparatus competition during the July meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in Provo, Utah.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Eve Cuny, director of environmental health and safety and associate professor in the Department of Dental Practice, received the 18th Annual Dr. Milton Schaefer Award in May from the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention.

Rajul A. Patel, professor of pharmacy practice, received a $25,000 grant from the Emmanuel Medical Center (EMC) Health Foundation to support a Medicare program in Stanislaus and Merced counties. He also received a $44,685 grant from San Joaquin Aging and Community Services.

McGeorge School of Law

Jennifer Harder, associate professor of lawyering skills, in June was appointed editor-in-chief of the Environmental Law News, a biannual publication of the Environmental Law Section of the California Lawyers Association.

Larry Levine, professor of law, is one of three law professors named to the Association of American Law Schools Planning Committee. He will begin the program in June 2020.

Michael Mireles, professor of law, spent two weeks this summer teaching in Salzburg, Austria, as part of the University of Salzburg faculty exchange program.

Jarrod Wong and Omar Dajani, professors of law and co-directors of the McGeorge Global Center for Business and Development, are organizing the upcoming McGeorge International Board of Advisors annual meeting and biennial International Alumni Reunion to be held in Prague in May 2020. 
Wong also has been announced as the co-chair of the 114th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law in April 2020. In November, he will moderate a panel on international economic law at the 2019 American Society of International Law midyear meeting and research forum at Brooklyn Law School.

Publications


College of the Pacific

Eileen Abdollahi '19, Angela Ngo '18, Gureet Sandhu '18, Alicia Stephan '18 and Jane Khudyakov, assistant professor of biological sciences, published the manuscript "Expression of obesity-related adipokine genes during fasting in a naturally obese marine mammal" in the American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

Polly Adema, director of food studies, was interviewed by the New York Times, which mentioned her book, "Garlic Capital of the World: Gilroy, Garlic, and the Making of a Festive Foodscape."

Andreas Agocs, visiting assisting professor of history, published the article "Modernist Empire: Hermann Bahr's Dalmatian Journey, 1908" in "Mobility in the Russian, Central and East European Past."

Ken Albala, professor of history, presented a paper on the value of historic cooking as pedagogy at the Association for the Study of Food and Society meeting in Anchorage in June. Albala also will release his new 24-episode series "Cooking Across the Ages for The Great Courses" next year.

Teresa Bergman
, professor, chair of the Department of Communication and director of Graduate Studies, wrote the book "The Commemoration of Women in the United States: Remembering Women in Public Space" published by Routledge.

Jessica Grady, assistant professor of psychology, published the article "Parental gentle encouragement promotes shy toddlers' regulation in social contexts" in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Marcos Gridi-Papp, associate professor of biological sciences, and Thiago Tavares, visiting postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Biological Sciences, co-authored the paper "Tonal calls as a bioacoustic novelty in frogs of the genus Physalaemus (Leptodactylidae)" published in the journal Acta Herpetologica.

Rachelle Hackett, professor, and Linda Webster,  senior associate dean of BenerdCollege,  along with Xiaoying Xia, published their article "Chinese Parental Involvement and Children's School Readiness: The Moderation Role of Parenting Style, Early Education and Development."

Alan Lenzi, professor of religious studies, will present his paper "King Nabonidus, the Righteous Sufferer" at Boston College's symposium "The Spirit of Scholarship: Biblical and Mesopotamian Studies in the Roman Catholic Academy" on Sept. 24.

Jianhua Ren, professor of chemistry, and graduate students Patrick Batoon '16 and Yuntao Zhang '21 had their invited paper "Characterization of Protonated AcAlaDab and AcDabAla by IRMPD Spectroscopy and Molecular Modeling" published in International Journal of Mass Spectrometry.

Vyacheslav Samoshin, professor of chemistry, along with students Mulinde Ruyonga '19 and Oscar Mendoza '19, had their research paper "trans-2-(Azaarylsulfanyl)cyclohexanol derivatives as potential pH-triggered conformational switches" published in Mendeleev Communications.

Carla M. Strickland-Hughes, assistant professor of psychology, along with Sarah J. Barber of Georgia State University, co-authored "The relationship between future time perspective and memory control beliefs in older adults," that was accepted for publication in the journal Research in Human Development. Strickland-Hughes also collaborated with faculty from University of California, Riverside and Johns Hopkins University on the manuscript "The impact of learning multiple real-world skills on cognitive abilities and functional independence in healthy older adults" that was accepted for a special issue of the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Science.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Leticia Ferreira, associate professor of diagnostic sciences, Darren Cox, professor of oral pathology, David Chambers, professor of dental education, Avni Buhla '19, David Ojcius, professor and department chair of biomedical sciences, and Erivan Ramos-Junior and Ana Carolina Morandini, assistant professors of biomedical sciences, had their manuscript "Investigation of Foreign Materials in Gingival Lesions" published and featured on the cover of the September issue of the Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology Journal.

McGeorge School of Law

Jennifer Harder, associate professor of lawyering skills, is a co-author with the Public Policy Institute of California on a study investigating the potential of ecosystem-based management in California water.

Courtney Lee, professor of lawyering skills, had her article "From Footnote to Forethought: Considering the Consequences of Large-Scale, Industrialized Animal Agriculture in Developing Nations, 25 U.C. Davis J. Int'l L. & Pol'y 101" published in the UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy. 
Lee helped draft a resolution and report urging mandatory non-lethal animal encounter training for law enforcement officers. The report cites her article "More Than Just Collateral Damage: Pet Shootings by Police."
Lee
also was invited to draft extended answer explanations for the AdaptiBar Criminal Law multistate bar examination questions.

Michael Malloy, professor of law, had his three-volume treatise "Banking Law and Regulation" cited by the D.C. Circuit in American Bankers Association v. National Credit Union. Publisher Wolters Kluwer also released the fourth of five 2019 supplements to Malloy's treatise.
Malloy also had his book "Banking and Financial Institutions Law in a Nutshell (9th Edition)" published by West Academic. The book was co-authored with William A. Lovett of Tulane University.
Malloy had his paper "Interdisciplinarity: Classic Crossover Cases and Effective Law Pedagogy" published by the Athens Institute for Education and Research in a proceedings volume, New Challenges of the Law in a Permeable World. Malloy also had his article "Banking in the Twenty-First Century" cited in the article "Destructive Collectivism: Dodd-Frank Coordination and Clearinghouses" by Yuliya Guseva. 

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Eric Boyce, associate dean for Academic Affairs and professor of pharmacy practice, along with Greg Alston '77, Wallace Marsh, Ashley Castleberry and Katherine Kelley, published "Pharmacists opinions of the value of specific applicant attributes in hiring decisions for entry-level pharmacists."

Robert Halliwell, professor of physiology and pharmacology, and his co-investigator, Parto S. Khansari, published their article "Mechanisms Underlying Neuroprotection by the NSAID, Mefenamic Acid in an Experimental Model of Stroke" in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.

S. Lena Kang-Birken, associate professor of pharmacy practice, co-authored "Role of rapid diagnostics for viral respiratory infections in antibiotic prescribing decision in the emergency department."

Gabriella Musacchia, assistant professor of audiology, along with her co-authors published the article "Frequency-following Response Among Neonates with Progressive Moderate Hyperbilirubinemia."

Michael Ng '20, Justin Louie '17, Jieyun Cao '19 and Melanie A. Felmlee, assistant professor of pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry, published "Developmental Expression of Monocarboxylate Transporter 1 and 4 in Rat Liver" in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science.

Edward Rogan and Carly A. Ranson, assistant professors of pharmacy practice, Rajul A. Patel, professor of pharmacy practice, Joseph A. Woelfel, emeritus professor of pharmacy practice, and Traci K. Mori '18, Salley K. Park '18, Howard M. Lam '18, Jamie F. Legaspi '18, Lan Kim Tran '18, Christine Julie M. Cameros '18, Amy Natsuki Blackburn '18, Sandra T. Lee '19, Cynthia S. Valle-Oseguera '12 and Christopher N. Pham '15 co-authored "Exploring the Valley of Savings: Minimizing Part D Costs and Optimizing Drug Therapy Outcomes in Medicare Beneficiaries with Developmental Disability."

Rogan, Patel, Ranson, along with Patricia Tam, Jacqueline Le, Valle-Oseguera '12, and students Brandon Le '19, Mitchell Kozono '19, Janice Park '19, Amanda Tam '19 and May Chen '19 and had their work "No sugarcoating: Prevalence and associated factors for prediabetes in a community‚Äźdwelling Medicare population" accepted for publication in the Senior Care Pharmacist.

Sachin A. Shah, professor of pharmacy practice and regional coordinator for Travis AFB, along with Andy H. Szeto '18, Raechel Farewell '18, Allen Shek, professor of pharmacy practice and associate dean of professional programs, Dorothy Fan '18, Kathy N. Quach '18, Mouchumi Bhattacharyya, Jasmine Elmiari '19, Winny Chan '20, Kate M. O'Dell, professor of pharmacy practice and director of experiential programs, Nancy N. Nguyen, clinical professor of pharmacy practice and regional coordinator for Palo Alto, Tracey J. McGaughey, Javed M. Nasir and Sanjay Kaul published the article "Impact of High Volume Energy Drink Consumption on Electrocardiographic and Blood Pressure Parameters: A Randomized Trial" in the Journal of the American Heart Association in June.

Zhu Zhou, assistant clinical professor of pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry, along with L. Wu, A. Kang, Y. Lin, C. Shan, X. Shi and B. Yu published the article "LC-MS/MS Method Development and Validation for the Determination of Ilexsaponin A1 and Its Application in Intestinal Bacterial Metabolic Study" in Current Pharmaceutical Analysism.
Zhou, along with Huang Z., Xu B., Huang X., Zhang Y., Yu M., Han X., Zhang Y., Song L., Xia Y., Wang X., Chen M. and Lu C., also published "Metabolomics reveals the role of acetyl-l-carnitine metabolism in γ-Fe2O3 NP-induced embryonic development toxicity via mitochondria damage." Nanotoxicology. 

University Libraries

Veronica Wells, music librarian and associate professor, presented her paper "Using Participatory Design to Develop Strategies for the Library's Information Literacy Program" at the 10th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.


Presentations and artistic activity


College of the Pacific

Susan Giraldez, associate professor of Spanish and chair of the Modern Languages and Literature Department, presented "Don Quixote & Miguel, Sancho & Rondell: Teaching Don Quixote with YAL" at the 17th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities in Granada, Spain in July.

Laura Gutierrez, assistant professor of history, was invited to present her article "Post-Entry Control: The Mexican State and the Management of Deportation in the 1970s and 1980s" at the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association in Las Vegas.

Courtney Jensen, assistant professor of health and exercise science, and Mark VanNess, professor of health and exercise science, accompanied 25 Pacific students and alumni who presented their work at the annual American College of Sports Medicine meeting in Orlando, Florida. Their research also was published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Other Pacific faculty that contributed to the students' research were Bill Herrin, professor of economics and director of the School of International Studies, Peg Ciccolella, professor of health and exercise science, and John Mayberry, associate professor of mathematics.

Psychology faculty and students presented at the 45th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Chicago in May:

  • Carolyn Kohn, professor of psychology and director of Graduate Studies, Matthew Normand, professor of psychology, along with Amir Cruz-Khalili '16, Katrina Bettencourt '15, Tyler Nighbor '14 and Henry Schlinger Jr., presented their paper "Do infants make moral judgements? Investigating other probable explanations."
  • Corey Stocco, assistant professor of psychology, Ingrid Saavedra '19 and Sadaf Fakharzadeh '19 presented the poster "Free operant comparison of interventions for off-topic speech using reinforcement with and without preferred topics."
  • Adam Moline '19 and Stocco presented the poster "Modest, unreliable effects of a praise-based intervention on the honest reports of children."


Alan Lenzi,
professor of religious studies, gave two lectures on "Ashurbanipal's Lament: A Half-Told Tale of Healing an Assyrian King" at the University of California, Berkeley on Sept. 5 and at the Assyrian American Association of San Jose on Sept. 8.

Michael Leonard, visiting assistant professor of art and graphic design, provided surgical illustrations for "Aortic or Pulmonary Valved Homograft Right Ventricle to Pulmonary Artery Conduit in the Norwood Procedure," published July 15 in the World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery.

Lisa Tromovitch, professor of Media X, produced a critically acclaimed production of Othello during the Livermore Shakespeare Festival. Michael Wayne Rice, adjunct professor, was the director and students Keven Boult '22 and April Chai '22 were paid apprentices. 

Chemistry faculty and students presented research at the American Chemical Society's 258th National Meeting and Exposition held Aug. 25-29 in San Diego:

  • Carim van Beek '20 and Vyacheslav V. Samoshin, professor of chemistry, presented their co-authored poster "Exploration of cis-diamine-based conformationally locked chiral ligands in asymmetric synthesis."
  • Mandeep Singh '20 and Liang Xue, associate professor of chemistry, presented their poster "Use of Neomycin as a Side Chain for Phenanthroline based G-quadruplex ligands and Telomerase inhibitors." The poster is co-authored by Ryan Hekman '16 and Craig Vierra, professor of biological sciences. 

Benerd College

Jacquelyn Ollison, an adjunct professor, will give the talk "Compassion Fatigue: Teachers are Suffering and It Impacts All of Us" at a TEDx event on Sept. 26 at Ohlone College in Fremont. The presentation is focused on research from her dissertation "Improving Teacher Retention by Addressing Teachers' Compassion Fatigue."

McGeorge School of Law

Franklin Gevurtz, professor of law, presented his article "The Shareholder Approval Conundrum" at the National Business Law Scholars Conference held at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in June.

Michael Colatrella, McGeorge School of Law interim dean and professor of law, spoke on the issue of negotiation ethics during the Appreciating Our Legacy and Engaging the Future: An International Conference for Dispute Resolution Teachers, Scholars, and Leaders in June in Malibu.

Omar Dajani, professor of law and co-director of the McGeorge Global Center for Business and Development, presented "Decentralization for Conflict Resolution: Can a Two-State Confederation End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" as part of a panel at the International Studies Association and Central and East European International Studies Association conference in June in Serbia.

Jennifer Harder, associate professor of lawyering skills, participated on a panel of scholars and agency leadership at the Public Policy Institute of California workshop in San Francisco in May. Harder also was a guest speaker at the annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute held in July in Monterey. 

Michael Hunter Schwartz, Pacific's interim provost, in June delivered the plenary presentations "50 Ways to Promote Teaching and Learning: Developing Yourself as a Teacher" at the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Annual Conference in Topeka and "Learning Theory" at the 36th American Association of Law Schools (AALS) workshop for new law school teachers in Washington, D.C. He also delivered a breakout session on "Course Design" at the AALS Conference.

Brian Landsberg, emeritus professor of law, gave a lunch talk on the topic of racial discrimination and voting rights at a meeting of the Yolo County Bar Association in June.

Courtney Lee, professor of lawyering skills, presented at the Animal Law Academic Summit at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland in August.

Larry Levine, professor of law, participated in the panel "Advocating for LGBTQ+ Issues in Law Schools" at the National LGBT Bar Association's Lavender Law meeting in Philadelphia in August.
Levine also participated in the panel "Public Engagement: LGBT Rights and Family Vulnerability" in June during the International Society of Family Law Conference sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law, Notre Dame Law School, the Rackman Center at Bar-Ilan University, the Discovery Partners Institute, Schlesinger & Strauss, LLC and the United Nations Committee for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
Levine participated in the panel "Public Engagement: Using LGBT Rights and Family Vulnerability as a Case Study, The Centrality of Children to Securing Marriage Equality" at the June International Society of Family Law North American Regional Conference in Chicago. 

Michael Malloy, professor of law, will participate on the committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management during the 80th plenary session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, which will be held during the first week of October in Geneva, Switzerland.

Michael Mireles, professor of law, taught Intellectual Property Law at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing this summer. 
Mireles also made presentations at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich and at the Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen. 

Francis J. Mootz III, professor of law, will be a featured speaker at the Business Insurance Cannabis and Hemp Conference on Oct. 25 in New York City.
Mootz will present his paper "Corpus Linguistics and Vico's Lament: Against Vivisectional Jurisprudence" at the Nevada Law Journal symposium held at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Sept. 27. His paper will be published in the UNLV Law Review and he was asked to write the introduction to the volume. 

Mootz and Leticia Saucedo, professor of law, will co-present the paper "Be Our Guest," which develops a rhetorical critique of the Braceros Program, at the Rhetoric Society of America Biannual Conference in May 2020. Mootz also will co-present on "The Ethos of Originalism."

Mary-Beth Moylan, associate dean for experiential learning and professor of lawyering skills, was a panelist at a pre-conference leadership academy and facilitated a roundtable discussion for associate deans at the May Association of Legal Writing Directors biennial conference "A Time for Transformative Leadership: Teaching and Learning."

Brian Slocum, professor of law, presented twice during the International Language and Law Association's "Taking Language and Law Seriously" conference at UCLA School of Law Sept. 13 and 14.
Slocum also gave the presentation "From creation to application of law: reality or fig-leaf?" at the 29th World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy at University of Lucerne, Switzerland, in July.

Michael Vitiello, professor of law, presented lectures in Italy at the University of Bergamo in May and at the University of Parma in June. He also organized a panel discussion on marijuana law, held four presentations, commented on three papers, served as a mentor to a new scholar and served as McGeorge's representative at the annual meeting for Southeastern Association of Law Schools in Boca Raton in July. 

Vitiello and Mootz, professor of law, will lead a roundtable discussion about the legal issues arising in the state legal cannabis realm at the annual meeting of the Appellate Judicial Attorneys Institute in Anaheim in January.

Jarrod Wong, professor of law and co-director of the McGeorge Global Center for Business and Development, will have a presentation of paper on the World Investment Court at the Association of American Law Schools Alternative Dispute Resolution's annual Works-in-Progress Conference in October at William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

School of International Studies

Bill Herrin, professor of economics and director of the School of International Studies, presented "Regional Variation in Childhood Malnutrition Associated with Staple Food Consumption in Uganda" at the 61st Western Social Science Association conference. 

Daniel O'Neill, associate professor of political science, presented his paper "'Going Out' toward the Maritime Silk Road: Political Regimes and Chinese Influence in Southeast Asia" at the 2019 Association of Asian Studies' AAS-in-Asia Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. He also chaired and organized the panel "China in the Global South: Investments, Institutions and Influence," which included scholars from mainland China, Taiwan and the Philippines.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Todd Davenport, program director and professor of physical therapy, presented "Ethics of Societal Transformation: APTA's Code of Ethics in the 21st Century" at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in January in Washington, D.C.

Robert Halliwell, professor of physiology and pharmacology, gave a lecture "Everything you Wanted to Know About Stem Cells" at the Stockton Institute for Continued Learning at San Joaquin Delta College in September 2018. He also was an invited speaker at the Select Biosciences Stem Cells in Drug Discovery Toxicity and Organoids in Coronado Island, California. In June, he was an invited speaker at the 3D-Culture, Organoids and Tox Screening Europe 2019 in Rotterdam, Netherlands and gave two lectures on brain injuries and related disorders at the IBRO-ARC Neuroscience School in Morocco.

Pharmacy faculty and students will present at the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists seminar in Anaheim in October:

  • Rajul A. Patel, professor of pharmacy practice, Carly A. Ranson and Edward L. Rogan, assistant professors of pharmacy practice, Ryan Lee '20, Sophia Liao '20, Petrus Nguyen-Tu '20, Shivilesh Kumar '20 and Daniel Lee '20, will present "The Brewing of an Updated 2019 Beers Criteria and its Impact on the Older Medicare Beneficiaries."
  • Rogan, Ranson and Patel, along with students Sharon J. Bae '20, Christine M. Sahyouni '20, Roy J. Choi '20, Sylvia V. Le '20, Don Q. Pham '20, will present "Dissecting the Medicare MTM benefit: Are we cutting in the right places?"
  • Patel, Ranson, Rogan, and students Reshma Patel '20, Tala Ataya '20, Irene Li '20, Ida Lam '20, Jenny He '20, will present "First Aid to Survival: Naloxone Distribution to Medicare Beneficiaries."


Patel
, Ranson, Rogan and students Reshma Patel '20, Ataya '20, Li '20, Lam '20, He '20, will present "First Aid to Survival: Naloxone Distribution to Medicare Beneficiaries" at the American Public Health Association annual meeting in November in Philadelphia.

Pharmacy faculty and students will present at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas in November:

  • Patel, Ranson, Rogan and students Ryan Lee '20, Liao '20, Nguyen-Tu '20, Kumar '20, and Daniel Lee '20 will present "The Brewing of an Updated 2019 Beers Criteria and its Impact on the Older Medicare Beneficiaries."
  • Patel, Ranson, Rogan and students Bae '20, Sahyouni '20, Choi '20, Le '20 and Pham '20 will present "Dissecting the Medicare MTM benefit: Are we cutting in the right places?"


Pete Schroeder
, associate professor of health, exercise and sport sciences, along with Alex Holt and Joey Gullikson, associate head coach for men's and women's water polo, presented the poster "Technology Boom (and Bust): Culture Change and the Policy Process in One Division I Athletic Department" at the College Sport Research Institute at the University of South Carolina in April.

Zhu Zhou, assistant clinical professor of pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry, presented "Intestinal OATPs mediated drug interactions: where are we?" at a July webinar for the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

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