November 17, 2003 Vol. VIII, No. 7



Research and Sponsored Projects

Research Larry Allen (Biology) received $145,703 from the California Department of Fish and Game in continuing support of a project titled "White Sea Bass Sampling."

Kathryn Anderson (Financial Aid) received $40,000 from EDFUND, a service provider in the student loan industry, in support of a project titled "Debt Management."

Lisa Banner (Biology) received $7,500 from The American Society for Cell Biology in continuing support of a project titled "The American Society for Cell Biology Minority Affairs Committee Linkage Program."

Kenneth Berry (Secondary Education) received $120,932 from American River College in continuing support of a project titled "Engineering/Technology Consortium Project for the Los Angeles Area."

Berry also received $3,000 from the Solid Works Corporation in support of a project titled "Robo Educators."

Nancy Burstein (Special Education) received $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Education in continuing support of a project titled "Providing Competent Special Educators for Urban Schools."

Nancy Burstein and Sue Sears (Special Education) received $345,000 from the Los Angeles County Office of Education in continuing support of a project titled "California State University, Northridge Special Education Intern Program."

Ana Cadavid (Physics and Astronomy) received $18,117 from the California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in continuing support of a project titled "Modeling of Solar Influences on Atmospheric Dynamics."

Laurence Caretto (Mechanical Engineering) and Karla Johnson-Majedi (Engineering, Student Services/EOP) received $6,250 from UC Berkeley as supplemental support for a project titled "MESA/MSP-NSF Scholarship Grant."

Edward Carroll (Science and Mathematics), Steven Oppenheimer (Biology), and Gerry Simila (Geological Sciences) were awarded $127,052 by The Regents of the University of California for their project titled "San Fernando Valley Science Project."

Edward Carroll (Science and Mathematics) and Karla Johnson-Majedi (Engineering, Student Services/EOP) received $151,186 from the U.S. Office of Naval Research in continuing support of a project titled "Raising Interest in Science and Engineering."

Gary Chapman (Physics and Astronomy) received $81,712 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in support of a project titled "A Study of Solar Variability Using Precise Ground-Based Photometry from Full-Disk Images."

Deborah Chen (Special Education) received $1,000 from WestEd in continuing support of a project titled "WestEd Training Coordination and Support."

Xueming Chen (Urban Studies and Planning), Richard Horowitz (History) and Christa Metzger (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) received $1,000 faculty development grants from the university's China Institute to conduct China-related studies.

Xue-Wen Chen (Electrical and Computer Engineering) received $363,127 from the U.S. Army Research Office in support of a project titled "Hyperspectral and Polametric Military Target Detection Using Supervised Learning Systems."

E. Audrey Clark and Alyce Akers (Family and Consumer Sciences) received $149,745 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in continuing support of a project titled "Higher Education Hispanic Services Partnerships Grants: CSUN and San Fernando Valley Head Start."

Irene Cota (Elementary Education) received $383,310 and $55,448 from the Los Angeles Unified School District in continuing and supplemental support of a project titled "Multiple Subject University Internship Credential Program."

Cota also received $1,250 from the Glendale Unified School District in support of a project titled "Glendale Unified School District Intern Program." Norman Dean, Eric Kelson and Taeboem Oh (Chemistry) received $171,852 from the National Science Foundation in support of a project titled "MRI-RUI Acquisition of a Mach-3 Single Crystal Diffractometer to Support Synthetic Chemistry Research at CSUN."

Herman De Bose (Sociology) received $145,000 from the Los Angeles County Probation Department in support of a project titled "County-Wide Juvenile Crime and Anti-Gang Strategies Program."

Roger Di Julio (Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics) received $164,126 from The Regents of the University of California in support of the "MESA-LAUSD Project."

Colin Donahue (Facilities Planning, Design and Construction) received $250,000 from the City of Los Angeles in support of a project titled "Prop. K: Abbott and Linda Brown Western Center for Adaptive Aquatic Therapy." Peter Edmunds (Biology) received $13,606 from the University of Puerto Rico in continuing support of a project titled "The Demographics of Changing Coral Community Structure in St. John, USVI."

Edmunds also received $24,045 from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in continuing support of a project titled "Global Climate Change and Coral Recruitment: The Interactive Effects of Temperature and Ontogeny on Biology of Porites Astreoides Larvae."

Janice Eckmier and Christine Smith (Secondary Education) received $510,538 and $163,931 from the Los Angeles Unified School District in continuing and supplemental support of a project titled "Single Subject University Intern Program."

Michael Fronmueller (Management), Deborah Cours and Judith Hennessey (Marketing) received $1,372,419 from the U.S. Small Business Administration in support of a project titled "Los Angeles Region SBDC Lead Center."

Warren Furumoto (Science and Mathematics) received $49,500 from San Francisco State University in continuing support of a project titled "Alliance for Minority Participation Academic Year 2002-2003." Furumoto also received $81,000 from San Francisco State in continuing support of a project titled "Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Bridge Program 2003."

He also received $2,233,116 from the U.S. Department of Education in support of a project titled "Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)."

Alan Glassman (Management) received $64,000 from the California Department of General Services as supplemental support for a project titled "California Acquisition Training Program."

Glassman also received $99,000 from the City of Los Angeles in support of a project titled "Los Angeles Department of General Services Training Program."

Charles Hanson (Educational Psychology) received $1,714 from the County Department of Children and Family Services in support of a project titled "Aftercare Support Program," and $316,083 from the department in continuing support of a project titled "Community Family Preservation Network Program."

Susan Henry (Journalism) received a major research award from the Commission on the Status of Women of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, in support of her research on women in journalism. The award was based on Henry's book about the uncredited work of wives who partnered on projects with their renowned male journalist spouses.

Donald Jacobs (Physics and Astronomy) received $25,000 from the California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology in support of a project titled "Bioinformatic Study on Correlating Protein Flexibility with Function."

Mehran Kamrava (Political Science) received $30,315 from the United States Institute of Peace in support of a project titled "Shi'ite Thought in Contemporary Iran."

Nicholas Kioussis (Physics and Astronomy) received $235,000 from the U.S. Army in support of a project titled "Acquisition of a Parallel Beowulf Cluster for Computational Materials Research and Education."

He also received $35,700 from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in support of a project titled "Electronic Structure of Defect Reactions in KDP."

Kioussis also received $18,000 from the Naval Research Laboratory in support of a project titled "AB initio, Tight-Binding and Monte Carlo Simulations of Surface Growth of Quantum Dots," and $10,000 from Lawrence Livermore in support of a project titled "Third International Workshop on Electron Correlations and Materials Properties."

Victor Liu (Environmental and Occupational Health) received $24,600 from UCLA in continuing support of a project titled "Occupational Safety and Ergonomics Training and Intervention in the Maquiladora Industry."

Kathleen Marsaglia, Gerry Simila, Vicki Pedone and J. Douglas Yule (Geological Sciences) received $297,409 from the National Science Foundation in continuing support of a project titled "Mentoring Through Research: Catalyst for Success in the Geosciences."

Kathleen Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) received $25,984 from Texas A&M Research Foundation in support of a project titled "LEG 210 USSSP Program."

Gillian Massey (Engineering, Educational Equity Program) received $76,800 from Project GRAD Los Angeles in continuing support of a project titled "GEAR UP Project GRAD for MESA."

S.T. Mau and Karla Johnson-Majedi (Engineering and Computer Science) received $6,250 from The Regents of the University of California in support of a project titled "MESA/MEP Caltrans Recruiting Subagreement."

Richard Moore (Management) received $199,996 from the City of Los Angeles in continuing support of a project titled "Performance Management."

Juana Mora (Chicano/a Studies) received $102,000 from Lodestar Management/Research, Inc., in support of a project titled "Neighborhood Data Use Collaborative."

Helena Noronha (Mathematics) received $96,225 from the National Science Foundation in support of a project titled "A U.S. Brazil Collaboration for Research Experiences in Mathematics."

Steven Oppenheimer (Biology) was awarded $288,686 from the National Institutes of Health for a research project titled "Minority Biomedical Research Support SCORE Program Supplement: Mechanisms of Adhesive Interactions."

Steven Oppenheimer (Biology), Norman Herr (Secondary Education), Gerry Simila (Geological Sciences), and Virginia Vandergon (Biology) received $278,294 and an additional $42,000 from the California Postsecondary Education Commission in continuing support of their Superfunded Science Leader Initiative at CSUN.

Steven Oppenheimer, Paul Tomasek and Maria Elena Zavala (Biology) received $97,294 from the National Institutes of Health in support of a project titled "Limited Competition for Equipment Supplements to Minority Biomedical Research Support RISE Awards."

Amalie Orme (Geography) received $5,000 from the County of Los Angeles in support of a project titled "Community Advocacy Partnership Monitoring Program."

Clara Park (Secondary Education) received $247,719 from the U.S. Department of Education in continuing support of a project titled "Los Angeles TEP: Bilingual Teacher Education Project." She also received $383,254 in continuing support of a project titled "Project Los Angeles: Transition to Teaching Program."

Merri Pearson (National Center on Deafness) received $1,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Education in support of a project titled "Western Region Outreach Center and Consortia."

Pearson also received $292,782 from the U.S. Department of Education in continuing support of a project titled "Demonstration Projects to Ensure Students with Disabilities Receive a Quality Higher Education."

Harry Rizer (Center on Disabilities) received $106,255 from the California Department of Rehabilitation Services in continuing support of a project titled "Work Ability IV Contract with the California Department of Rehabilitation Services."

Paul Robinson (Geography) received $47,036 from the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in support of a project titled "Project Export—Using GIS to Better Understand and Eliminate Health Disparities."

Maureen Rubin (Community Service Learning) received $111,341 from the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism in support of a project titled "Cesar Chavez: Living His Legacy Through Reading and Seeding."

Rubin also received $125,000 from the Corporation for National and Community Service in support of a project titled "University/Community Partnership to Reduce Gang Activity."

Carrie Saetermoe (Psychology) received $285,513 from the National Institute of Mental Health in continuing support of a project titled "Facilitating Minority Advancement in the Social Sciences."

Carrie Saetermoe and Jill Razani (Psychology) received $211,080 and $65,222, respectively, from the National Institute of Mental Health in support of a project titled "Center for Psychological Study of Urban Diversity."

Debra Sheets (Health Sciences) received $50,000 from UniHealth Foundation's David R. Carpenter Initiative: Advancing Healthy Aging in support of a project titled "Training for Dignity: Basic Dementia Care Training Program."

Donna Sheng (Physics and Astronomy) received $100,000 from the National Science Foundation in support of a project titled "Novel Transport Properties in Strongly Interacting Electron Systems."

Michael Summers (Biology) received $214,706 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project titled "CSUN Bridges to the Doctorate."

Janice Tolan (Leisure Studies and Recreation) received $27,300 from the Lily Academy of Japan in continuing support of a project titled "2003 Lily Academy of Japan Recreation Institute."

Paul Tomasek (Biology) received $16,025 from the California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology in support of a project titled "Development of Bioelectrode to Rapidly Detect Pathogenic Bacillus Cereus and Bacillus Anthracis."

William Toutant (Arts, Media, and Communication) received $397,400 from the U.S. Department of Education in support of a project titled "Technology and Other Expenses to Develop an Entertainment Engineering Curriculum."

Susan Wasserman (Elementary Education) received $908,952 from the Los Angeles Unified School District in continuing support of a project titled "Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program."

Ann Watkins (Mathematics) received $72,965 from Western Michigan University in continuing support of a project titled "Core-Plus Mathematics Revision Project."

David Wakefield (Child and Adolescent Development) received $91,517 from the National Science Foundation in continuing support of a project titled "African American and Latina/o Adolescents' Perceptions of and Responses to Racial Discrimination."

Maria Elena Zavala (Biology) received $341,745 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project titled "Minority Biomedical Research Support Development and Enhancement at CSUN (RISE)."

Zavala also received $484,176 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project titled "MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research Program."

The following faculty members received support as part of the Minority Biomedical Research Support SCORE Program Supplement from the National Institutes of Health: Jheem Medh (Chemistry), $49,350; Rheem Medh (Biology), $49,350; Steven Oppenheimer (Biology), $144,343; Miroslav Peric (Physics and Astronomy), $169,180; Radha Ranganathan (Physics and Astronomy), $152,221; Laleh Razani (Psychology), $49,212; Debra Sheets (Health Sciences), $49,184; and Maria Elena Zavala (Biology), $10,293.


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