April 19, 2004 Vol. VIII, No. 14



Research and Sponsored Projects

Behzad Bavarian (Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics) received $499,141 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in continuing support of a project titled "Failure Analysis Prevention and Reliability Modeling for Sub-Micron Electronics Technology."

Ann Bisno (Special Education) received $48,766 from North Los Angeles County Regional Center in support of a project titled "Family Focus Resource Center Antelope Valley" and $73,955 for a project titled "The Family Focus Resource Center."

Bisno also received $203,460 from the California Department of Education, in continuing support of a project titled "Family Focus Center-Family Empowerment Act."

Cal State Northridge has received $1,000,000 from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, in continuing support of a project titled "Teachers for a New Era Initiative."

Deborah Chen (Special Education) has received $33,321 from the Oregon Health and Science University in support of a project titled "Validation of Evidence-Based Assessment Strategies to Promote Achievement in Children who are Deafblind."

Shawna Dark (Geography) received $43,853 from the County of Ventura in support of a project titled "Enhanced Digital Wetland Mapping for Ventura County Priority Areas."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) received $275,000 from the National Science Foundation in support of a project titled "Long Term Coral Reef Dynamics in the U.S. Virgin Islands: 1987-2008."

Charles Hanson (Educational Psychology and Counseling) has received $338,346 and $79,000 from the Office of Criminal Justice Planning in continuing support of projects titled "Valley Trauma Center" and "Valley Trauma Center-SART," respectively.

Karla Johnson-Majedi (Engineering) received $78,750 from the CSU Sacramento Foundation in support of a project titled "CSU Louis Stokes- Alliance for Minority Participation, Phase III."

Nicholas Kioussis (Physics and Astronomy) received $5,000 from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and $30,000 from the U. S. Army Research Office in support of a project titled "Third International Workshop on Electron Correlations and Materials Properties." He received $40,000 from UCLA in continuing support of a project titled "Modeling the Deformation of Engineered Nano-Layered Structures by Computer Simulations."

Kioussis also received $82,410 from the Department of the Army in continuing support of a project titled "Dislocation Core and Cross Slip Properties in Metals and Intermetallics: Linking Ab Initio and Continuum Approaches."

David Klein (Mathematics) received $15,698 from the Fordham Foundation in support of a project titled "Evaluation of State Mathematics Standards."

Kathleen Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) received $25,289 from Texas A&M Research Foundation in support of a project titled "Provenance and Diagenesis of Oligocene to Albian Sandstones and Grainstones Recovered During ODP Leg 210."

Thomas Minehan (Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $17,626 from the American Chemical Society in continuing support of a project titled "Investigation of C-Aryl Glycosine Formation in Aqueous Media."

Joyce Munsch (Child and Adolescent Development) received $46,000 from Jumpstart in support of a project titled "Jumpstart for Young Children."

Barbara Polland (Child and Adolescent Development) received $10,405 from the Lily Academy Group in continuing support of a project titled "Child Development Institute."

Alfonso Ratcliffe (Alliance for Minority Participation Program) received $45,295 from San Francisco State University in continuing support of a project titled "Alliance for Minority Participation Project."

Jason Roberts (Outreach and Recruitment) and Christopher Villa (Student Access and Support Services) received $206,013 from the EdFund in support of a project titled "California Higher Education Financial Aid Outreach Plan Campus and Agency Partnership Development Grant."

Paula Schiffman (Biology) has received $7,500 from the Western National Parks Association in support of a project titled "Effects of Competition from Invasive Plants on Endangered Plant, Pentachaeta Iyonii."

Debra Sheets (Health Sciences) received $45,000 from Temple University's Center for Intergenerational Learning in support of a program titled "Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders (Project SHINE)," which prepares elderly immigrants for U.S. citizenship.

Ben Yaspelkis (Kinesiology) received $211,500 from the National Institutes of Health in support of a project titled "High Fat Diet Alterations in Muscle Insulin Signaling."

The Stipend Commission of the Office of Online Instruction, under Undergraduate Studies, has granted the following faculty $2,000 to create online courses for fall 2004:
Kenneth Berry (Secondary Education)
Ana Balboa-Guenthner (Elementary Education)
Eric Collins (Physics and Astronomy)
York Gunther (Philosophy)
Mark Raab (Anthropology)
Jamie Rose (Theatre)
Debra Sheets (Health Sciences)
Martine Vallade (Geography)
Nan Yamane and Leslie Smithers (History)

Stipends of $500 were granted to the following faculty for creating and teaching one or two sections of a Share the Space (half-online) course in fall 2004:
Maria Helena Noronha (Math)
Robert Lingard (Computer Science)
Seunghae Lee (Family and Consumer Sciences)
Allen Martin (Family and Consumer Sciences)


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