August 27, 2001 Vol. VI, No. 1


Steven Oppenheimer (Biology)had his letter on teacher training published in the Los Angeles Times, Sunday, July 22, 2001, p. M4. He also published an abstract of a poster paper titled "Survey of Surface Characteristics of Human Cancer Cells Using Derivatized Agarose Beads," co-authored by 21 of his students and one middle school teacher, in Developmental Biology, Volume 235, pp. 183-184, July, 2001. Three of Oppenheimers' students presented this paper in poster form at the 60th annual national meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology at the University of Washington, Seattle in July.

Ben Yaspelkis (Kinesiology)had his article titled "Leptin Administration Improves Muscle Insulin Responsiveness in Diet-Induced Insulin-Resistant Rats" published in the American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology and Metabolism 280: pp. E130-E142, 2001.

Gerry Rossy (Management)and Wayne Smith(Business and Economics)had their article titled "Information the Strategic Management Process" published in Knowledge Management magazine, May, 2001.

Richard Squires (Geological Sciences)is the senior author of "A New Genus of Aporrhaoid Gastropod from Upper Paleocene Rocks in Southern California," published in The Veliger, July, 2001, Volume 44, Number 3, pp. 327-330, Figures 1-8.

Alexis Krasilovsky (Cinema and Television Arts)had her article, "An Academic Cinderella in the Ivory Tower," published in Thought & Action: The NEA Higher Education Journal, Volume XVII, No. l, Summer 2001, pp. 111-116.

Donald Hall (English)co-edited a special issue of Victorian Poetry (Winter 2000) titled "Victorian Sexualities and Desires." It includes his introductory essay "Is There a Queer Ethics" and related articles.


Gray Mounger and Shellie Smith (Alumni Relations)presented a session titled "Successful Components of a Web Community," highlighting the CSUN Alumni Association's innovative web program through the Internet Association Corp. at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The session included technical and educational aspects of the program and further affirmed the CSUN online community as a national model for effective web programming and communication.

Ben Yaspelkis, Steven Loy and William Whiting (Kinesiology)presented a paper titled "Leptin Treatment Increases GLUT4 but not GLUT1 Protein Concentration in Insulin-resistant Muscle" at the 48th annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, held May 30-June 2, 2001 in Baltimore.

Tobias Gregory (English)presented a paper titled "Epic God's-eye Views" at the Renaissance Conference of Southern California at the Huntington Library on May 18.

Scott Kleinman (English)presented two papers titled "The Place of the Danes in Layamon's Brut" and "All or Nothing: Medieval Literature in the Curriculum" at the 36th International Congress on Medieval Studies from May 3-6.

Honors and Awards

The CSUN Student Engineering Team placed tenth out of 23 universities at the annual finals for steel bridge building, topping all other California schools in only its second year in the two-day contest, which was held at Clemson University in South Carolina. Last year, the engineering team placed 19th.

Maria Elena Zavala (Biology)has been named president of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. She is the first woman to hold this position.

(More Achievements will appear in future issues.)

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