March 23, 1998 Vol. II, No. 13

Achievements

Publications

Amir Hussain (Religious Studies) authored "The Concept of Law in Islam" in the Journal of Dharma: An International Quarterly of World Religions (Oct.-Dec. 1997, Vol. XXII, No. 4, pp. 418-429).

Richard Squires (Geological Sciences) was the senior author of "Eocene Megafossils from the Needles-Gray Wolf Lithic Assemblage of the Eastern 'Core Rocks,' Olympic Peninsula, Washington" in Washington Geology (Dec. 1997, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 25-29). He also authored "Geologic Profile of Simi Valley," a chapter in the book "Simi Valley, A Journey Through Time" (Dec. 1997).

Toke Hoppenbrouwers (Psychology) co-authored "Infant Polysomnography: Reliability" in the Journal of Sleep for the American Sleep Disorders Assn. and Sleep Research Society (1997, Vol. 20., No. 7, pp. 553-560).

Michele Wittig (Psychology) published two articles with former students. One with Rachel Williams is titled "I'm Not a Feminist, but...Factors Contributing to the Discrepancy Between Pro-Feminist Orientation and Feminist Social Identity." The other with Larissa Myaskovsky is titled "Predictors of Feminist Social Identity Among College Women." Both appear in Sex Roles (1997, Vol. 36).

Evelyn McClave (English) authored "Pitch and Manual Gestures" in the Journal of Psycholinguistic Research (1998, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 69-89).

Presentations

Victor Shaw (Sociology) was invited to give a speech, "American People and Their Social Systems," to about 250 university students and faculty in January in Wuhan, China.

Elizabeth Weber and Linda Andron (Communication Disorders and Sciences) presented a mini-seminar "Imagination, Affect, and Humor in Children and Adolescents with Autism" at the 1997 California Speech-Language-Hearing Assn. annual state conference, Palm Springs, April 6, and at the 1997 Autism Society of America's national conference on autism, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., July 11.

Joyce Feucht-Haviar (College of Extended Learning) spoke about marketing in higher education at the annual University Continuing Education Assn. marketing conference in February.

Steven Oppenheimer (Biology) presented an invited address to the Feb. 10 joint meeting of the California State Board of Education and the Academic Standards Commission. His address was on the state of science education today and recommended policy directions in developing the state's K-12 science standards. He also presented an invited keynote address, "Biology and Prevention of Cancer," to the California Science Center's 34th annual Committee for Advanced Science Training's scientific meeting at the California Science Center, Feb. 21.

Ron Kopita (Student Affairs) was one of six vice presidents for student affairs from around the country who conducted a three-hour-pre-conference workshop, "Our Declaration of Leadership in the Learning Communities of the 1980s and 1990s: A Reflective," at the National Assn. of Student Personnel Administrators annual national conference in Philadelphia, March 7-11.

Also, Adele Scheele (Career Center) presented "Catapulting Careering Onto the Campus for America's Third Century" at the National Assn. of Student Personnel Administrators conference. Ludim Seja de Manzano (Student Outreach and Recruitment) and Florentino Manzano (Student Resources Center/EOP, College of Arts, Media, and Communication) produced a presentation, "A Strategic Campus Model to Rebound Enrollment of New Students." It was delivered by Kopita and Gigi McGuire and Fidel Ramirez (Student Outreach and Recruitment).

Johnie Scott (Pan-African Studies) presented "Future Shock: Science Fiction, Hollywood and the African American Image in Cinema" at the third annual conference of the National Assn. of African American Studies and the National Assn. of Hispanic and Latino Studies in Houston, Feb. 12.

Nayereh Tohidi (Women's Studies) presented "A Comparative Study of Ethnic and National Identity Among Azerbaijanis in Iran and in Post-Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan" at the 31st annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Assn., San Francisco, Nov. 22-24. Tohidi was an invited speaker at a symposium on U.S.-Iran relations sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies of UC Berkeley and the Society of Iranian Professionals, Nov. 21. She also spoke on "The Present Status of Women in Iran" at the University of Washington, Seattle, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Jan. 10. At the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley, on Feb. 8 and 9, she was an invited speaker for two talks: one in English, "Women and Gender in Islam," and the other in Persian, "Women in Contemporary Iran." She also was an invited speaker at the Conference on Globalism, Political Islam and Urban Movements, Center for International Studies, UC Berkeley, March 6-8. And Tohidi participated in a panel, "Religious Fundamentalism and Gender in Comparative Perspective," at the annual meeting of the American Historical Assn., Seattle, Jan. 8-11.

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