February 1, 1999 Vol. III, No. 9

Achievements

Publications

Ryoichi Seki (Physics and Astronomy) co-authored "Critical Exponent of Species-Size Distribution in Evolution," in Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Artificial Life (MIT Press, 1998), with his student and an organizer of the conference. This was presented at the conference held at UCLA, June 26-29.

Richard Squires (Geological Sciences) authored "New Information on Morphology, Stratigraphy, and Paleoclimate Implications of the Eocene Brackish-Marine Gastropod Loxotrema Turritum Gabb, 1868, From the West Coast of the United States" in The Veliger, (vol. 41, pp. 297-313). He also co-authored "New Cretaceous Gastropoda from California" in the British journal Palaeontology, (vol. 41, pp. 461-488).

Ben Yaspelkis and Steven Loy (Kinesiology) assisted graduate student Amy Hughes, who authored "Movamonos" in Feb. and March, a take-home pamphlet conveying the importance of exercise during pregnancy to participants in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children in Santa Barbara County. Yaspelkis and Loy are on her thesis committee.

Barbara Tabachnick (Psychology) co-authored "Why Professors Ignore Cheating: Opinions of a National Sample of Psychology Instructors," which appeared in a special issue of Ethics and Behavior on the Ethics of Teaching: Practices and Concerns, fall 1998.

Gary Katz (Psychology) co-authored "Bimodal Expression of Emotion by Face and Voice." In workshop on Face/Gesture Recognition and Their Applications, the Sixth ACM International Multimedia Conference, Bristol, England in Sept.

Charles Kaplan (English) published an article titled "Suggested Reading," ARF Notes, Vol. 2, no. 3 (publication of the Association of Retired CSUN Faculty). Sharron Kollmeyer and Pat Swenson (English) published "Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems" in the fall.

Steven Oppenheimer (Biology) had his letter on "California Standards" published in SCIENCE, Science's Compass, Vol. 282, Nov. 13, 1998, pp. 1265. He also co-authored with 11 of his Northridge students a poster paper titled "Rapid Approaches to Cell Surface Studies," presented at the 38th annual national meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco in Dec. An abstract of this paper was published in Molecular Biology of the Cell, Vol. 9 (suppl.), pp. 199a (1998).

Ali Tabidian and Richard Squires (Geological Sciences) both wrote chapters in "Simi Valley: A Journey Through Time," a 500-page publication published in late 1997 by the Simi Valley Historical Society Museum. Tabidian's chapter is entitled "Water Resources in Simi Valley," and Squires' chapter is entitled "Geologic Profile of Simi Valley." The publication received the State of California Governor's Historical Preservation Award for 1998.

Richard Squires (Geological Sciences) was senior author of "New Upper Paleocene Species of the Bivalve Plicatula From Southern California," published in the Journal of Paleontology, v. 72, no. 6, pp. 1024-1029. Three new species of this shallow-marine, warm-water bivalve were described. They represent the first Paleocene (about 57 million years) record of this genus in So. California.

John Mason (Faculty Affairs) published three brief essays in the recently published "Walt Whitman Encyclopedia" by Garland Press. His essays are "Passage to India," "Oratory," and "Whitman's Catalogues."

Ralph Segalman (Sociology emeritus) edited and wrote three chapters in a new book, "Reclaiming the Family," published by Paragon Books.

Victor Shaw (Sociology) published "Productive Labor and Thought Reform in Chinese Corrections: A Historical and Comparative Analysis" in Prison Journal, 78.2, 186-211, 1998, and also "Reform of the Socialist Housing System in China" in China Report, 33.2, pp. 125-144, 1997.

Oscar Marti (Philosophy and the Center for Ethics and Values) published an article-length entry, "El positivismo del XIX," in the Enciclopedia Iberoamericana de Filosofia, vol. 17, Concepciones de la Metafisica, edited by J. J. E. Gracia, (Madrid, Spain: Editorial Trotta, 1998), pp. 209-30.

Glen Gray (Accounting & MIS) authored the book, "Electronic Commerce Assurance Services," published by Harcourt Brace.

Presentations

Ellen Mayer (University Counseling Services) presented a paper entitled "Keeping the Spirit Alive: Developing Successful Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness Programs on College Campuses," at the National Conference of Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, Inc., in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Oct. 10-13.

Arnold Court (Geography emeritus) explained some of his recent and current research findings on "Wind Estimation, Measurement and Depiction" to students of geography at Indiana University in Bloomington on Oct. 5, and also at Ohio State University in Columbus on Oct. 8.

On Oct. 9-10, he spoke at the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University during "Polar Pioneers: A Symposium on Scientific Exploration in the Polar Regions" of the American Polar Society, where he described the background, methodology, and results of his "First Measurements of the Antarctic Stratosphere" at Little America III, the West Base of the U.S. Antarctic Service, 1939-1941.

On Oct. 12 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, he spoke on wind engineering, and on Oct. 13, he spoke to atmospheric science students science on the same topic. He also participated in the annual meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff on Oct. 14-17.

Eugene Fritsche (Geological Sciences) presented an invited talk titled "Miocene Paleogeography of Southwestern California," at Cal State Fullerton and Santa Barbara City College.

Gary Katz and Jeffrey Cohen (Psychology) presented a poster titled "Emotional Expression: Vocal Acoustics and Psychophysiology," at the International Journal of the Society for Psychophysiological Research meeting in Denver, Sept. 23-27.

Patricia Watkins (English) presented a paper titled "Criminal Laws and Innocent Criminals in Sherley Anne Williams's 'Dessa Rose,' Toni Morrison's 'Song of Solomon' and Anne Petry's 'The Street,'" at the annual conference of the Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association in San Francisco in Nov.

Sandra Stanley (English) presented a paper titled "Playing in the Dark: Toni Morrison's Paradise and the Paradox of Race," at the annual conference of the Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association in San Francisco in Nov.

Donald Hall (English) presented a paper on "Ethical Queeries: Critical Responsibilities and Perverted Practices," at the annual conference of the Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association in San Francisco in Nov.

Scott Berman (Journalism) presented "Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Public Building as Public Relations," which examined the communicative aspects of architecture, at the National Communication Association's 1998 Convention, Nov. 21, in New York City.

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