November 17, 2003 Vol. VIII, No. 7



Achievements/Honors and Awards

Robert Danes (Undergraduate Studies) received the Outstanding Staff Member Award at the 19th annual Recognition Award Ceremony sponsored in June by the Center on Disabilities at the Hilton Hotel in Woodland Hills.

Cynthia Desrochers (CELT/Education) has been elected to serve as president of the Faculty Development Council by the faculty development center directors from the 23 CSU campuses.

Desrochers also has been elected to serve a two-year term as the CSU's Faculty Development Council representative to the advisory board of the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning.

She has been elected chairperson of the Bright Idea Award Committee for the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, the largest faculty development organization in North America.

Peter Grego (Theatre) directed the Eugene O'Neill play, "A Moon for the Misbegotten," at the Spotlight Theater in Bakersfield, in September.

Martha Highfield (Health Sciences) received the 2003 Outstanding Alumna Award from the College of Nursing, Harding University, Ark., in October.

Mary Hirt (Kinesiology) received the National Teacher of the Year Award from the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at an April convention in Philadelphia.

Amir Hussain (Religious Studies) has been selected as the Jerome Richfield Memorial Scholar for the 20032004 academic year.

Liviu Marinescu and David Whitwell (Music) have received the 20032004 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Award.

Robert Marshall (University Library) has been honored with an Award of Excellence from the California Heritage Preservation Commission for his leadership in compiling a directory of archives and collections about Los Angeles.

Robert Masuda (Health Sciences) won Cal State Northridge's "Work-Study Supervisor of the Year" Award.

Evelyn McClave (English) served as an invited reviewer of grant applications for the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders at the National Institutes of Health in July.

Steven Oppenheimer (Biology) was invited to serve on the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences research grant review panel in October.

As part of his duties on the editorial board of Acta Histochemica, an international journal on structural biochemistry, Oppenheimer has been engaged in manuscript evaluation.

He also received the Senator Richard Alarcon Community Award, through a California State Senate resolution, for his work with teachers. He received a similar honor by way of a California Board of Equalization resolution.

Mindy Puopolo (Psychology) received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award at the 19th annual Recognition Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Center on Disabilities at the Hilton Hotel in Woodland Hills, in June.

Tarek Shraibati (Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management) received a lifetime honorary membership in the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers for his significant contributions to the organization.

Veda Ward (Leisure Studies and Recreation) has been appointed to the Leisure Time Advocacy Board for Hilton Hotels. The board aims to promote awareness of the health and societal benefits of leisure time.

Peter Weigand (Geological Sciences) received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Pacific Section, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, at the organization's Long Beach convention.

David Whitwell (Music) was the guest conductor of the Sinfonisches Jugendblasorchester der Stuttgarter Musikschule on May 5, in Stuttgart, Germany.

Maria Elena Zavala (Biology) received a Local Hero of the Year Award from Union Bank of California in partnership with the Los Angeles public television station KCET, during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Zavala also was selected as a "Powerhitter in Business and Technology" by the editors of Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine.


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