Oct. 6, 1997 Vol. II, No. 4



Jim Lawrence (Radio-TV-Film) co-authored a book "The Beginning Filmmaker's Guide to a Successful First Film" (New York: Walker and Company Publishers, July 1997).

Charles Bearchell (Marketing emeritus) co-authored a book "Marketing Dictionary-English-German: Deutsch-English [Third Edition]," (Hamburg, Germany: Gesellschaft fuer angewandtes Marketing, GmbH, 1997).

Johnie Scott (Pan-African Studies) authored "From Blackface to Blackfilm" in "Turning Point Magazine" (August/September/October 1997, vol. 5, no.3).

William Watkins (Mathematics) published "Quadratic Transformations on Matrices: Rank Preservers" in the "Journal of Algebra" (vol. 179, pp. 549-569), and "Bilinear Transformations on Matrices: Rank Preservers" in "Linear Algebra and Its Applications" (vol. 250, pp. 31-38).

G. Jay Christensen (Office Systems and Business Education) co-authored the second edition of "On-the-Job Communications for Business, The Professions, Government, and Industry" (Simon and Schuster Custom Publishing).

Bob Chianese (English) has two photo-poem pages on the cover and back of ART/LIFE (September 1997, vol. 17, No. 9): "Spikes" and "Dusty Road." His cover page will appear in October on the ART/LIFE web page at www.art-life.com.

Jack Solomon (English) was featured in an interview entitled "Semiotics in the Classroom: A Conversation with Sonia Maasik and Jack Solomon" in the journal "Issues in Writing" (Fall/Winter 1996, pp. 4-26). The interview focuses on the second edition of Solomon and Maasik's book "Signs of Life in the USA."

Shirley Svorny (Economics) authored "State Medical Boards: Institutional Structure and Board Policies" in the "Federation Bulletin: The Journal of Medical Licensure and Discipline" (1997, vol. 84, no. 2,).

Tom Spencer-Walters (Pan-African Studies/International Programs) published three poems, "Reflections," "Clarion Call" and "Complex Rhythms" in "A Collection of Poetry and Prose by Gmat Readers" put out by Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton.


Sandra Jewett (Chemistry) presented a talk, "The Chemical Studies of Superoxide Dismutase," summarizing her work with students, at Loyola Marymount last month. She also presented a talk on "Tibet: A Geology Field Trip of a Lifetime" at a Los Angeles Mineralogical Society meeting.

Roberta Mauksch (Family Environmental Sciences) and G. Jay Christensen (Office Systems and Business Education) gave presentations on their Web page development to faculty representing 17 campuses at a meeting at Sacramento State.

Faculty members of CSUN's Pan-African studies department participated in the 82nd annual convention of the Assn. of Study of Afro-American Life and History on Oct. 1-5 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. The organization is the world's oldest and largest black historical scholarly organization. CSUN participants included: David Horne, Johnie Scott, Rosentene Purnell, Joseph Holloway, Selase Williams, Scott Johnson, Nate Thomas, Barbara Rhodes, James Bracy, Verne Bryant, James Dennis and David Fulton.

Amir Hussain (Religious Studies) presented a paper "Understanding Islam: How Islam's Religious Tenets Impact the Arab World's View of Jews and the Land of Israel" at the Jewish Federation's "Pre-Mission Education Session" in September. He also presented a paper "An Introduction to Islam" at the Religious and Cultural Diversity Fair at CSUN in September.


Daniel Weidman (Journalism alumnus '94) received the Silver Anvil award from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for public education work on the city of Los Angeles' residential recycling program. Weidman is a senior account executive at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Los Angeles. The Silver Anvil is the highest award for overall client programming given by PRSA.


Evelyn McClave (English) served on an advisory panel to plan the future direction of the National Institute of Health's Partnership Program. The NIH program provides training opportunities for students from institutions historically underrepresented in research.


October 6, 1997

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