June 01, 2004 Vol. VIII, No. 17

Presentations and Publications


Scott Andrews (English) presented a paper titled "Luther Standing Bear: Particle or Wave?" at the annual Native American Literature Symposium in Minnesota.

Fred Field (English) organized and participated in CSUN's annual Day of Diversity, sponsored by the Educational Equity Committee, along with the English Department, in April. The Fred Field Band was one of the day's featured performers. Field also presented a paper titled "Linguistic Borrowing in the Greater Context of Language Context" at the Graduate Students in Linguistics Student Workshop in May, at USC.

Joseph Galasso (English) presented two papers on child language development, titled "The Acquisition of Inflection," at the Stanford Child Language Research Forum and at the Spring Linguistics Colloquium at Cal State Long Beach, both in April.

Jeremy Hamlett (Commercial Services Manager) co-presented an educational session titled "Auxiliary Collaborations: Generating Revenue and Enhancing Student Life Through Campus Wide Participation" at the National Association for Campus Auxiliary Services Conference (NACAS) in Las Vegas on April 14.

Elizabeth Kessler (English) presented a paper titled "Las Mexicas y Las Chicanas en la Casa del Padre, or What do Chicanas Really Want?" for the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., in April.

Scott Kleinman (English) presented a paper titled "The Textual Tradition of 'Havelock the Dane' " at the 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Mich. He also organized and chaired a session titled "Racial, Ethnic, and Regional Identity in England."

Barbara Kroll (English) gave a poster presentation titled "Using Scrapbooks to Document Present-Day Language Variations and Change" at the recent American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference in Portland. While there, she participated in a meeting of the editorial board of the Journal of Second Language Writing. Kroll organized a panel of second language writing teachers for a colloquium titled "More Enduring Questions in the Teaching of Writing" at an international TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) conference in Long Beach. Her own presentation was titled "The Five Stages of Teaching."

Brian Leung (English) read from his new book titled "World Famous Love Acts" for a session hosted by the English Department and the College of Humanities Faculty fellows Program in Jerome Richfield Hall in April, and at Skylight Books in Hollywood in May. He also was invited to read in Chelsea, N.Y., as part of Sarabande Books' Tenth Anniversary Celebration in May.

J'aime Morrison (Theatre) had her theatre piece, "Vuillard's Room," selected from more than 1,000 applications for performance in The New York International Fringe Theater Festival this summer. Morrison's work was inspired by the life and art of French Post-Impressionist painter Edouard Vuillard, member of a group of experimental painters called the Nabis.

Joyce Munsch (Child & Adolescent Development) presented a poster titled "He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother" at the recent Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence in Baltimore.

Martin Perlich (KCSN) joined KPFK "Global Village" host John Schneider and Southwest Chamber Music musicians for a May 1 performance of Samuel Beckett's "Cascando" at the Norton Simon Museum and a May 4 performance at the Colburn School of Performing Arts.

Jon Stahl (Cinema and Television Arts) presented a paper titled "Character, Action, Image: Discovering the Intrinsic Connections" at the 49th Annual Broadcast Education Association Convention in April.

Joseph Thomas (English) presented a paper titled "Recuperating the Oral: A Poetics of Childhood Folk Rhymes" at the California Folklore Society's annual conference in April.


Scott Andrews (English) has had three poems accepted for publication in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, a publication of the American Indian Studies Program at UCLA.

Carmelo Gariano (Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures) has published a philological article titled "Editing the Minimal Pairs," in the electronic collection, Writers Knowledge Base, second section, sponsored by American Books Publishers, www.american-book.com/articles.html.

Raymond Juárez (Satellite Student Union) co-authored an article titled "Challenges of Making Satellite Unions a Part of the College Union Experience" for the Association of College Unions International Union Wire on March 25.

Kitty Nard (English) had a short story titled "Canvas" published in the online journal, Philament.

Steven Oppenheimer (Biology) edited the 9th volume of the Journal of Student Research Abstracts published by Pearson Education, 2004. He also co-authored three poster papers titled "Binding of Immobilized Concanavalin A to Cells," "Isolation of Molecules that Influence Cellular Interactions in the Sea Urchin Gastrula Model," and "Carbohydrate Involvement in Sea Urchin Gastrula Cellular Interactions." The papers were presented at Experimental Biology 2004, in Washington D.C. in April.

Richard Squires (Geological Sciences) had a paper titled "Cretaceous corbulid bivalves of the Pacific slope of North America" published in The Veliger 47 (2): 103129.

Jackie Stallcup (English) had her published article, "Power, Fear and Children's Books," selected as the Best Article in Literary Criticism of Children's Literature for 2002. Her award will be presented at the 31st annual Children's Literature Association Conference set for June in Fresno.

Elyce Wakerman (English) had her ironic essay "A Healthy Diet Can Be Hazardous To Your Heart" published in the May 7 issue of The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Her essay, "Does a 'No' Automatically Make It Rape?," appeared in the May 15 Op-Ed page of The Los Angeles Times.

Benjamin Yaspelkis (Kinesiology) co-authored an article titled "Resistance training enhances components of the insulin signaling cascade in normal and high-fat-fed rodent skeletal muscle" published in the May edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology.

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