Alexia Krasilovsky’s (Cinema & Television Arts) film, “Shooting Women,” was screened at the Culture & Cultures Intercultural Film Festival in Soreze, France on Sept. 14, at the Women Make Movies Film Festival at the Roxy Cinema in San Francisco, on Sept. 1, and the International Women’s Film Festival in Rehovot, Israel on Sept. 9.
Joyce Broussard (History) will discuss Natchez women during the Civil War at the eighth biennial Historic Natchez Conference at the First Presbyterian Church on Oct. 9.
Yolanda Linda Reid Chassiakos (Klotz Student Health Center) discussed college health issues on the “Kids Health” show on Health Radio on Sept. 30.
Joyce Broussard (History) will discuss Natchez women during the Civil War at the eighth biennial Historic Natchez Conference at the First Presbyterian Church on Oct. 9.
Yolanda Linda Reid Chassiakos (Klotz Student Health Center) discussed college health issues on the “Kids Health” show on Health Radio on Sept. 30.
Ana Sánchez-Muñoz (Chicana/o Studies) presented her paper entitled “Register and Language Acquisition: A Comparative Study between Heritage and Second Language Speakers” at the 38th Annual LASSO Conference (Linguistic Association of the Southwest), Sept. 25-26 at Brigham Young University in Utah.
Dianah Wynter (Cinema & Television Arts) visited Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) on Oct. 7 to screen her feature film, “Happy SAD,” which was shot on location in Trinidad and Tobago.
Dorothy Clark (English) chaired a panel discussion on “Trauma in Children’s Literature: Hope and Healing” at the American Literature Association Conference (ALA) in Boston in May.
Stan Mantooth (Educational Leadership & Policy Studies) spoke at the Oct. 1 meeting of the Democratic Club of Camarillo.
Markar Melkonian (Philosophy) spoke at a conference at Glendale Community College on “Overcoming the Capitalist Crisis,” part of the “Armenians and Progressive Politics” series organized by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation.
Tom Spencer-Walters (Pan African Studies) was selected by the Oxford Round Table to attend a symposium on “Human Rights: The World Quest” at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, England last July.
Audrey Thacker (English) presented her paper “Nu? THIS Is Where We’re Going? Moving the Holocaust from the Sacred to the Profane in Melvin Jules Bukiet’s ‘After’ and Tova Reich’s ‘My Holocaust’” at the annual Jewish American and Holocaust Literature symposium in Salt Lake City.
Shubha Venugopal’s (Pan African Studies) short story collection has been selected by the producer of the New Short Fiction Series to be performed by a cast of professional actors on Feb.14, 2010. The New Short Fiction Series is L.A.’s longest running spoken word series that showcases up-and-coming West Coast authors.
Campus architect Nat Wilson (Facilities Planning) took part in the “Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Practice Conference” at the Southern California Edison Sustainability Center in Costa Mesa on July 21.
Harry Gamboa (Chicana/o Studies), founding member of the Chicano Art Collective – ASCO, discussed his original and current work at Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural in Sylmar on July 23.
D.P. Choudhary (Physics & Astronomy) presented a 12-minute documentary film on solar eclipse at an seminar entitled “When the Sun Disappears from the Varanasi Sky” at the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU) on July 21.
Ric Alviso’s (Music) ensemble group Masanga Marimba will perform “Musical Raindrops: Songs, Stories & Dances from Zimbabwe” July 25 at the Ford Amphitheatre, as part of Big!World!Fun!, an eight-week series of music and dance performance geared toward families with preteen children.
Nayereh Tohidi (Gender & Women’s Studies) was invited by the Nobel Women Initiative to speak at the International Conference on “Women Redefining Democracy for Peace, Justice and Equality” in Antigua, Guatemala in May.
Blenda J. Wilson (President's Office) former CSUN president, addressed graduates at Cedar Crest College’s 139th Commencement Ceremony in May.
Ana Sánchez-Muñoz (Chicana/o Studies) presented a paper entitled “Two Giants in Contact: The Characteristics of Spanish in the U.S. Context” at the Second International Conference on Language Change in Times of Globalization (LCTG 2) at theUniversity of Groningen, Netherlands in June.
Ana Sánchez-Muñoz (Chicana/o Studies) presented a paper entitled “Variation in the Use of Punctors in Spanish-English Bilinguals” at the 5th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 5) at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in June.
Nayereh Tohidi (Gender and Women’s Studies) has accepted an invitation to speak at the July 13 conference “Vanguard: Women in the Iranian Election Campaign and Protest” at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.
Al Jazeera English, a 24-hour English-language news and current affairs TV channel headquartered in Doha, Qatar, featured Nayereh Tohidi (Gender and Women’s Studies) as a speaker on the Riz Khan Show on June 11.
Daniel Kessner’s (Music) composition “Speed Games – Chamber Concerto No. 6” was performed by the Grammy nominated North/South Chamber Orchestra conducted by Max Lifchitz, at the auditorium of Christ & St. Stephen’s Church in Manhattan on June 16.
Nayereh Tohidi (Gender and Women’s Studies) delivered a paper entitled “The Women’s Movement and Democracy in Iran: A Comparative Perspective” on March 14 at the Huntington Library panel discussion, “Women Changing the Face of the Middle East.”
Theresa White (Pan African Studies) presented a paper entitled “Re-Imagining Black Masculinity on the Cinematic Landscape” at the Southwest Texas Popular Culture Conference in Albuquerque; “Media as Pedagogy and Socializing Agent: Influences of Teen Media on African American Adolescent Self-Image” at the National Association of Ethnic Studies Conference in San Diego; and “From Buckism to Barackism: Re-Imagining African American Male Masculinity and Sexuality on the Cinematic Landscape” at the Popular Culture Association Conference in New Orleans.
Matt Falker (Music) directed the award winning performances of CSUN students at the North Texas Jazz Festival in April.
Jim Hogue (Biology) did a walk and talk on beetles at the Field Ecology Weekend Workshop for the Topanga Canyon docents at Malibu Canyon State Park in April.
Evelyn McClave (English) made two presentations entitled “Gesture: Its Relationship to Language and Thought” and “Gesture: Communicative and Discourse Functions” in Taiwan at the National Taipei University, National Chengchi University, and Ta Tung University.
Sean Murray (Biology) presented a paper on “Suppressors of Growth Defects in Tumor-Targeting Salmonella” to the biological sciences department at CSU Dominguez Hills on April 9.
Steven Oppenheimer’s students (Biology) presented seven posters at Experimental Biology 2009 in New Orleans on April 20. Oppenheimer co-authored all of the posters. Ed Carroll, Cathy Coyle Thompson, Stan Metzenberg, and Virginia Hutchins-Carroll co-authored one of the extracts.
Ana Sanchez-Munoz (Chicana/o Studies) made a presentation entitled “ ‘Pues, I speak los dos’: El Cambio de Codigos en Communidades Hispanohablantes en los Estados Unidos” at the Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP So/Cal), at California State University, Northridge, on April 18.
Cesar Soto (English) presented a paper entitled “Public Spectacle and the Uses (and Abuses) of Monstrosity in the Ratcliffe Highway Murders and in Thomas de Quincey’s ‘On Murder Considered as a Fine Art’" at the Second Annual Colloquium on the Gothic in Mexico City.
Scott Kleinman (English) presented a paper entitled "Anglo-Saxon Legal Discourse: A Case Study" at the Medieval Association of the Pacific Conference in Albuquerque, N.M.
The Biomimicry Swarm, an international gathering of professionals in business, design, engineering, government and education, featured Janet Kubler (Biology) as a featured speaker during its meeting in San Diego.
Linda Rader Overman (English) read from her novel, "Letters Between Us," at Lyon's Books in Chico in February, and co-taught at Butte College a master class on aspects of writing and literature. Rader Overman appeared with other authors at the Los Angeles Times Book Fair, and is scheduled to speak for the Words Wit Wisdom organization at the Skirball Cultural Center on April 29.
Stephanie Satie (English) appeared in "Refugees," her one-person play that ran at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena until April 5.
John Roscigno (Music) is to conduct the CSUN Symphony Orchestra in its performance of the West Coast premiere of Philip Glass' "Symphony No. 2," at 8 p.m. May 8 in the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall.
Ana Sanchez-Munoz (Chicana/o Studies) made a presentation entitled "Heritage Language Development in U.S. Latinos: Challenges and Pedagogical Considerations" at the 21st Conference on Spanish in the U.S. and 7th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages, at Florida International University, Coral Gables/Miami, in February.
William Whiting (Kinesiology) gave a lecture entitled "Biomechanical Modeling and Simulation" in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California, in March.
Scott Andrews (English) presented a paper, “Tayo’s Anatomy and Pueblo National Fantasy,” at the 10th annual Native American Literature Symposium in Albuquerque, N.M., in February. Andrews also organized and chaired a panel on “Native Lit v. Western Crit.”
Leilani Hall (English) gave a February poetry reading at the Associated Writing Programs Conference in Chicago.
Matt Harris (Music) and CSUN's Jazz "A" Band will play two concerts at Wildwood Elementary and Lindero Middle School on Friday, March 20, followed by a Saturday concert at the Newbury Park High School Jazz Festival. The band recently appeared at Catalina's, the well-known jazz club in Hollywood.
Shanté Morgan (University Advancement) participated on two panels, “How to Impact the Political Process” and “Entrepreneurship: Getting the Nerve to Launch Your Own Business,” at the Women’s Expo, Ventura County Fairgrounds, on March 14.
Stephanie Satie (English) will perform her solo play, “Refugees,” through April 5 at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena.
Eric Warren (English) presented " 'Ravaged Patrimony:' Corrupted Inheritance and the Construction of Ethnic Idntity in William Faulkner's 'Go Down, Moses' " at the Humanities International Conference in Honolulu, in January.
Carole Oglesby (Kinesiology), kinesiology chair in the College of Health and Human Development, has accepted an invitation to participate as an expert in a March 2 panel discussion on Women in Sport at the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW). Oglesby is vice chair of the International Working Group on Women and Sport. Set to take place at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the event is a follow-up to the launch of a publication of the DAW’s “Women 2000 and Beyond: Women, Gender Equality and Sport,” which was presented at the Commission on the Status of Women in 2008. Discussion at the event will focus on implementation of last year’s recommendations.
Linda Rader Overman (English) gave a presentation entitled “Publish or Perish and Live to Tell About It” to the West Side Writers at the Westlake Porter Library in Cleveland, Ohio, in January.
At the annual conference of the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies at Oxford University in January, Jutta Schamp (English) presented “Black and Jewish Relations in Ignatius Sancho’s ‘Letters’ and Olaudah Equiano’s ‘Interesting Narrative.’ “
Pat Swenson and Nancy Taylor (English) in January conducted a virtual presentation entitled “Digital Natives, Digital Narratives: Redefining Student Learning Communities” for the 5th Annual International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, in Huntsville, Ala.
Jim Hogue (Biology) recently gave a presentation on insects and native plant gardens for the Theodore Payne Foundation.
Doug Kaback (Theatre) appears in “The Immigrant,” a play by Mark Harelik that follows two Russian Jewish immigrants from the early 1900s through the 1940s, exploring themes of “early 20th Century Jewish immigration, anti-Semitism, and the challenges to retain traditional values and Jewish identity in American culture.” The play runs through March 1 at The Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica, except for Sunday, February 22.
A play by Rick Mitchell (English) entitled “The Composition of Herman Melville” (abridged) was presented in New York by Metropolitan Playhouse as part of Melvillapalooza, the theater’s Living Literature Festival of performances inspired by the life and work of an American author. The festival, which ran through January 25, featured music by L.A.-based composer Max Kinberg.
Dmitry Rachmanov (Music) makes his Sonoma County debut performance February 1, for the 2009 season of Concerts Grand, billed as “The North Coast’s Only Classical Piano Series.” Rachmanov’s program for his performance, in Santa Rosa, will include Schubert’s “Huttenbrenner” Variations and “Wanderer” Fantasy, Op. 15; Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin,” and Stravinsky’s “Sonata (1924). Rachmanov also will perform that program on January 30 as part of the Old First Concerts, a Bay Area independent concert series which presents chamber and recital repertoire year-round.
At the South Central Modern Language Association’s Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Rick Mitchell (English) presented a paper entitled “Narratives, Counter-Narratives, and Performance (Post 9/11): Anthropology Goes to War.”
Clarinetist Julia Heinen and pianist Dimitry Rachmanov (Music) were invited by the president and artistic director of Bargemusic to perform aboard “the world’s only floating concert hall” as part of a concert series presented weekly in New York City, in October. Joined by oboist Richard Kravchak and cellist Ovidiu Marinescu, they performed world premieres of Frank Campo’s “dall’ombra alla luce,” Daniel Kessner’s “Undercurrent/Current,” and Gernot Wolfgang’s “New York Moments;” New York premieres of Rod Butler’s “Fantasy on Days,” Jonathon Grasse’s “Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Piano,” and William Toutant’s “sins of middle age” in the form of “Three Peccadilloes” for oboe, clarinet and piano. They also performed Liviu Marinescu’s “Quodlibet Sonata for Unaccompanied Cello.” Liviu Marinescu and Toutant are CSUN faculty composers; Campo and Kessner are faculty emeriti composers. Bargemusic is moored at the Brooklyn Bridge, on the Brooklyn side of the East River.
James Decker (Social Work) was invited by the Master of Social Work Program at Ilia Chavchavadze State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, to present workshops on “Historical Trauma and How It Relates to Displaced People: After a War,” “Working with Displaced Children with Trauma: After A War,” and “Trauma Work for Displaced Social Services Workers in Community Settings.” All three workshops were presented in November.
Two papers were presented by Philip Walsh (University Library) in November. The first, “Nature at Margin and Center in the Literatures of the Americas,” was presented at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference at Pomona College. “Unleafing Himself in a Sea of Cabbages: Nature and Self-Relinquishment in Gloria E. Anzaldúa’s Work,” Walsh’s work-in-progress, was presented as part of the English Department’s Brown Bag lecture series.
Ben Yaspelkis III (Kinesiology) was an invited speaker in a symposium entitled “TOGETHER We Can Improve Health: An Integrated, Multidisciplinary Approach to Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus” at the Southwest Regional American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting held in San Diego in November. The title of Yaspelkis’ presentation was “The Pathophysiology of Diabetes: What’s Happening in the Laboratory?”
MariaElena Zavala (Biology) attended and guided the Plant Biology/Agriculture Conversations with Scientist session at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans (SACNAS) Annual Conference in Salt Lake City recently.
Ashwani Vasishth (Urban Studies and Planning), director of Cal State Northridge’s Institute for Sustainability, will join a November 20 panel of experts at BREATHE LA’s closing salon for the year, at CSUN. “Healthful Living & Community Wealth: Going Green and Growing the Economy” is the topic for the event, co-sponsored by Community Engagement at California State University, Northridge, Coro Southern California, and a number of other organizations. Breathe California of Los Angeles County (BREATHE LA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the future of clean air and healthy lungs in Los Angeles County.
At an October refereed professional meeting at the XXXVII Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO) Conference for the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Making Connections Beyond the Academic Community, Ana Sánchez-Muñoz (Chicana/o Studies) gave a presentation entitled “Sharing Our Stories, Learning from Our Communities.” The conference was held at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Muñoz also presented “Playing with Words: The Differentiation of Registers in Spanish as a Non-Dominant Language” at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) in San José, Costa Rica, in July.
Alexa Dimakos (English) presented “Discipline and Surveillance in ‘Paradise Lost’: Hell, Heaven and Eden as Prisons” at the Northern California Renaissance Conference in September at UC Berkeley.
President Jolene Koester is scheduled to join the roster of speakers at a November 21 conference sponsored by the Oklahoma Women in Higher Education. The president’s topic will be “Reflections on the Leadership Journey.” The one-day event will be held at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
Head Archivist Robert Marshall (Oviatt Library) spoke on the panel “L.A. as Subject: Why Archives Matter” at the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar October 25 at the USC Davidson Conference Center. Participating from CSUN were the Oviatt Library’s Special Collections, Urban Archives Center and the University Archives and the Map Library of CSUN’s Department of Geography. Marshall is a founder of L.A. as Subject, a prestigious association of archival institutions.
Jennifer Matos (Biology), faculty president, took part in an October candidates forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters-Ventura County. Matos is running for a seat on the Santa Paula City Council. According to the Santa Paula Times, Matos said she would bring analytical skills and consensus building to the council.
“The Son: The Balance of Persuasion and Might in ‘Paradise Lost’ and ‘Paradise Regained’ “was presented by Emmanuel Sabaiz (English) at the Northern California Renaissance Conference at UC Berkeley, in September.
Martha Sayles (English) presented a paper entitled “Menacing Maternity: Ugly Facts Make Funny Fiction in Dickens’s ‘Little Dorrit’ “ at the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States Conference, at the University of Washington in Seattle, in early October.
Karen Abramowitz and Ilene Rubenstein (English) presented a paper, “A New (University Pathway: Developmental Freshman Writing and Supplemental Instruction” at the Fifth International Conference on Supplemental Instruction in Orlando, Fla., in May.
Linda Rader Overman (English) read from her novel “Letters Between Us,” at the Whitsett Room and at Book Soup in West Hollywood early in October.
A teleconference on tumor-targeting Salmonella for the Teleconference Network of Texas, presented by Sean Murray (Biology), was broadcast to hospitals throughout the country for physicians, nurses and microbiologists seeking continuing education credit.
Paul Wilson (Biology) spoke on shifts between pollination syndromes at San Diego State University.
MariaElena Zavala (Biology) presented a talk on “Money, Money, Who’s Got the Money?” at the National Research Council’s Ford Fellowship Conference in Washington, D.C.
Mike Summers (Biology) presented a talk at the European Workshop on the Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, in which he discussed his laboratory’s progress on identifying and characterizing genes related to akinete (cyanobacterial spores) formation and function.
Scott Andrews (English) read his fiction and poetry at a Granbury, Texas, conference in early September. The gathering celebrated the publication of the 2008 Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, which includes Andrews' short story, "Now and Forever," and his essay on writing titled "Punch Lines."
James Hogue (Biology) will share his expertise on beetles and other “six-leggers” as one of the featured educators and naturalists in a lecture series sponsored by the Topanga Canyon Docents. The series begins in late September at Trippet Ranch Nature Center in Topanga State Park.
Scott Kleinman (English) presented a paper entitled “Layamon and the Legacy of Bishop Wulfstan of Worcester” in July at the Sixth International Layamon Conference in Gregynog, Wales.
Paula Schiffman (Biology) gave a presentation about grassland ecology for a Sierra Club group at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, in July.
Sembiam Rengarajan (Electrical and Computer Engineering) presented a paper entitled “Bandwidth Characteristics of Waveguide Planar Slot Arrays” at the XXIX triennial International Union of Radio Science (URSI) General Assembly in Chicago, in August. His research paper, “Slot array antennas for the Juno Radiometer Application,” was presented in July at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation in San Diego, and a paper called “Analysis of Iris-Excited Centered Slot in the Broad Wall of a Rectangular Waveguide” was presented in January at the National Radio Science Meeting in Boulder, Colo.
Charles Hatfield (English) is slated to discuss "the tension between domestic storytelling and the technological sublime in Kirby and Lee's Fantastic Four" at the Comic Con comic book and popular arts convention in San Diego, in July. Hatfield's presentation is entitled "Reinventing the Superhero."
Melissa Wall (Journalism) prepared a 30-minute audio documentary that aired on radio station KPFK 90.7 FM the week of July 14. Wall's work, which explored the "dynamic media scene" and the media reform movement in Taiwan, included interviews with journalists, media activists, academics and students.
James David Ballard (Sociology) was interviewed on the subject of nuclear waste transport accidents for the television program Mega Disasters. The episode featuring Ballard, entitled “Glow Train,” was scheduled to air June 24 on the History Channel, and to be repeated in subsequent broadcasts.
Charles Zembillas (Art) is scheduled to give a July lecture on animation in Conley Lecture Hall at Fresno State University, as part of California State University’s Summer Arts program. In the program, guest artists offer lectures and performances in a variety of art forms, including animation, photography, music and more.
Nayereh Tohidi (Women’s Studies) will be a featured speaker in July on “Iran and her Neighbors,” as part of a series of programs on Afghanistan, Iran and Kurdistan sponsored by supporters of Global Exchange Ventura County.
Ben Yaspelkis III (Kinesiology) co-authored a paper, “Divergent regulation of mTOR complex formation in response to chronic lipid availability and exercise training,” presented in May at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Indianapolis. Yaspelkis, also an invited symposium speaker at the Indianapolis meeting, participated as a panelist in a session entitled “Exercise Training and Insulin Action: At the Crossroads of Science and Practice.” He spoke on the topic of resistance versus endurance training for improving insulin action.
Scott Kleinman (English) gave a paper entitled “Teaching Early Middle English: Where are we now? Where do we need to be?” at the International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo on May 9.
Robert Chianese (English) on May 10 read a section of his lyrical verse drama, “Orpheus Re-Membered,” at the Bulgarian American Cultural and Education Society in Los Angeles.
Irene Clark (English) gave a presentation entitled “Critical Reading” at Los Angeles Valley College.
Ian Barnard (English) gave a presentation, “Disciplining Queer” as part of the CSUN Center for Sex and Gender Research’s spring 2008 Colloquium Series.
James Decker (Social Work) presented a paper titled “Male Alienation: Pain and Shame Leads to Silence and Depression” at the first Annual National Conference on Social Work with and for Men, sponsored by the University of Alabama School of Social Work on April 29. Decker presented welcoming remarks at a Department of Social Work-sponsored conference—“Empowering Relative Caregivers: Linking Community Resources”—with grandparents acting as parents, held in April at the Satellite Student Union.
Stan Metzenberg, Steve Oppenheimer (Biology), Ed Carroll (Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Virginia Hutchins-Carroll with several students co-authored a poster paper, “Recombinant strongylocentrotus purpuratus hyaline binds to proteins isolated by disaggregating sea urchin embryos,” presented by graduate student Oliver Badali at Experimental Biology 2008 in San Diego.
Rick Mitchell (English) will present his play “Through the Roof” at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, part of the Juneteenth Legacy Theatre’s annual Juneteenth Jamboree of New Plays, in June. Mitchell presented a paper on “Praisesong for the Widow” and Caribbean tourism in New Orleans at “Virtual Caribbeans: A Conference on Representation, Diaspora & Performance in and on the Caribbean,” hosted by Tulane University’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute.
Steve Oppenheimer (Biology) co-authored with 27 students a poster paper entitled “Parameters affecting cell binding to lectin beads in carbohydrate-based drug development,” presented by teacher research associate Greg Zem at Experimental Biology 2008 in San Diego. A published abstract appears in the FASEB Journal (2008).
Jon Stahl (CTVA) participated in a panel on mobile-media production at the annual Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Convention in April, delivering a paper entitled "Writing for the Postage-Stamp Screen: Can Good Things Come in Such Small Packages?" At the convention, Stahl was elected as the new Paper Competition Chair for the BEA Writing Division.
Larry Allen (Biology) gave an invited presentation entitled “A Fisheries Independent Assessment of the Returning White Seabass Fishery Off California” at the University of New Orleans.
James David Ballard (Sociology) gave co-authored presentations on “Scenario Development in Oil and Gas Management: ‘Envisioning the Future’ by Means of Analytical Techniques” and “Using Social Scientific Methodological Approaches to Reducing Risk: How the ‘Risk Reduction’ Approach Works With Oil and Gas Facilities,” at the Petrosec SEIF-CV Conference in Salzburg, Austria. Nationally, he presented the co-authored “Assessing the Vulnerability of Yucca Mountain Shipments: A Threat Matrix for Human-Initiated Events,” “State of Nevada Perspective on the U.S. Department of Energy Yucca Mountain Transportation Program,” and “Yucca Mountain Transportation Security Issues: Overview and Update” at the Waste Management conference in Tucson, Arizona. He also presented the co-authored “Teaching Ethics for Intelligence Service: Focusing in on Self-Identity, Self Awareness and Accountability” at the Ethics in the Intelligence Community annual meetings in Baltimore, Maryland. Regionally, he presented “Two Simple Models of Nuclear Transparency,” and “Gimme Two Steps,” both co-authored, at the Western Social Science meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also presented “Mentoring Criminology Students for Employment in the Intelligence Community” at the Western Society of Criminology meetings in Sacramento and “Mentoring Gifted Undergraduates,” co-authored with Melanie Klein (Sociology) as part of the Honors Freshman Faculty Mentors Brown Bag Lunch series with the Center for Innovative and Engaged Learning Opportunities at CSUN.
Maria Elena de Bellard (Biology) presented “Mechanisms of Neural Crest Migration,” a paper based on data collected with her students, at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans conference.
Joseph Galasso (English) presented a paper called “New Perspectives on Lexical and Functional Categories” at CSU Bakersfield.
Harry Hellenbrand (Office of the Provost), Ian Barnard, Tina Bertacchi-Love, Pamela Bourgeois, Irene Clark (English) and Kathleen Rowlands (Secondary Education) participated in a panel entitled “Writing Realities among Future Elementary School Teachers” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in New Orleans. Clark also presented a paper, "Identity and Form: Constructing Reality through Genre," at the conference.
James Hogue (Biology) presented a talk on “Beetles of Southern California and Their Relationships with Native Vegetation” to the Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains chapter of the California Native Plant Society.
Cesar Soto (Chicana/o Studies) presented a paper entitled “The Orientalist Sublime in ‘La Casa de los Espiritus’ and William Beckford’s ‘Vathek’ ” at The Gothic Conference, National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City.
Rodolfo Acuna (Chicana/o Studies) gave the keynote address, “Chicana/o Studies: A Paradigm, a Pedagogy or a Field of Study?” at the 2008 National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Tejas Regional Conference at South Texas College.
Larry Allen (Biology) organized and moderated a symposium entitled "Marine Reserves off California--What Do We Really Know About Their Impact on Marine Fisheries?" Allen also delivered the keynote presidential address, "Perspective," at the naturalists' Presidential Banquet.
Scott Andrews (English) presented a paper called "The Abject of My Affections: Teen Angst in Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Richard Van Camp's The Lesser Blessed" at the Native American Literature Symposium in Prior Lake, Minn., in March. He also chaired a panel entitled "Teaching Native Drama (The Staged Kind)."
Irene Clark (English) gave presentations titled “Writing Centres in the United States” at Queen Mary University in London and “The Mystery of Theses and Dissertations” at the University of Ireland at Galway. She also presented a paper entitled "Can First Year Composition Papers be Creative, and if so, What Does That Mean?" at the Writing Research across Borders conference in Santa Barbara. Clark was a panelist in a discussion on "Assessing the Writing Proficiency of Future Elementary School Teachers: Results from Year One of the Teachers for a New Era Literacy Research Project at California State University, Northridge."
Dale Conner (Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management) presented the paper, "Fracture Toughness Study on Zr-based Bulk Metallic Glasses" at the Materials Research Society's annual meeting in Boston, MA. He also presented the paper, "Shear Band Spacing and Cracking of Metallic Glass Plates in Bending" at the meeting.
Robert Espinoza (Biology) was an invited symposium speaker at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Summer Research Conference, Snowmass, Colo. He also presented research at the Museo de Diencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Salta, in Argentina.
Fred Field (English) presented a paper entitled “Chicano English in its Broader Cultural Context” for the American Dialect Society (ADS) at the joint meeting of the ADS and Linguistics Society of America (LSA) in Chicago.
John Gides (English) represented CSUN at the ESL/ELL/Generation 1.5 Roundtable Symposium at Santa Monica College, in March, presenting problem-solving methods to more than 100 literacy educators in the Southern California region, to help bridge language and cultural gaps between students in developmental reading/writing and first-year college writing courses.
Angelina Gonzales (English) presented "Speaking through the Seal: What the California Notary Public Seal is Really Saying" at the Hawaiian International Conference on Arts and Humanities.
Robert Gustafson and Jim Overman (Cinema and Television Arts) were panelists at the Shanghai Normal University's conference in conjunction with the City of Shanhai's International Film and Television Convention. Overman spoke on the logistics and production elements related to the upcoming Beijing Olympics, and Gustafson spoke on the newest in digital technology in television and film, the Hollywood entertainment industry and characteristics in U.S. film and television production.
Janet Kubler (Biology) presented "Biology for Nonbiologists" at a meeting of the Biomimicry Institute in Flathead Lake, Montana.
Cindy Malone (Biology) led workshops on careers in genetics and biology for the San Fernando Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women Brighter Horizons conference.
Evelyn McClave (English) presented "Telling Stories with the Body: How Narrative Structure is Expressed through Gesture" at the Georgetown University Roundtable on Languages and Linguistics.
Pamela McCrory (Educational Psychology and Counseling) gave a poster presentation on “Cooperative Testing” at the 115th Convention of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco.
Rheem Medh (Biology) presented a talk on genetic risk factors in diabetes at the 3C Cardiology and Diabetes conference in India.
Sean Murray (Biology) was an invited speaker at the annual meeting of the Southern California American Society for Microbiology in San Diego. His seminar title was "Scientific serendipity: From tumor-targeting Salmonella to outer membrane barrier function."
Carole Oglesby (Kinesiology) was a featured speaker at a forum sponsored by the Studio for Southern California History, in conjunction with its exhibit on "Playing Place: Southern California Sports," tracing individuals who have shaped local history through sports. The forum was held in the Chinatown Public Library in April.
Steven Oppenheimer’s (Biology) students Azalia Contreras and John Vitale presented a poster paper titled “Sea Urchin Hyalin from Lytechinus Pictus May Mediate Archenteron-Blastocoel Roof Attachment,” co-authored with Oppenheimer, Edward Carroll, Jr. (Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Virginia Hutchins-Carroll, at the 47th Annual National Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in Washington, D.C. Oppenheimer was invited to deliver a symposium on glycobiology at the 13th International Congress of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry in Gdansk, Poland.
Louis Rubino (Health Sciences) gave two invited presentations in China: “Overview of the United States Health Care System: An International Comparison for Reform” at Guangdong No. 2 Provincia l People’s Hospital and “International Comparisons of Health Care Systems: What China Can Learn from Other Countries," at Kunming Medical University.
Ana Muñoz Sánchez (Chicana/o Studies) will present her research on Spanish as a heritage language in Costa Rica in July.
Jutta Schamp (English) presented "From Memory to Interethnic 'Post-Memories': David Dabydeen's A Harlot's Progress" at a conference entitled "On Whose Terms? Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts" at the University of London, in March.
Beth Wightman (English) presented "Lost in Space? Architecture, Geography, and Culture in Eilis ni Dhuibhne's The Bray House" at the Queen's Postcolonial Research Forum First International Conference, "Postcolonial Islands: Geographic, Theoretical, and Human."The conference took place at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.