Nov. 22, 1999 Vol. IV, No. 7



Stephen Walton (Physics and Astronomy) had a paper published titled "Restoration and Photometry of Full-Disk Solar Images" in the April 1 issue of The Astrophysical Journal. It was co-authored with Dora Preminger, a research associate working at the San Fernando Observatory. Walton also gave an invited seminar on the same subject at the High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, Colo.

Shahid Ansari (Accounting and MIS) co-authored a module with Carol Lawrence (University of Richmond) on "Cost Measurement Systems.

Jan Bell and Shahid Ansari (Accounting and MIS) had their first in a series of articles and papers from their best practices study for CAM-I published in an issue of the International Journal of Strategic Cost Management. They also have completed the newest module in their series titled "The Kaleidoscopic Nature of Costs." Six of their prior modules now have been picked up and adopted into a professional version by the AICA.

Victor Shaw (Sociology), Yih-Ing Hser, Douglas Anglin and Kathleen Boyle co-authored a paper titled "Sequences of Powder Cocaine and Crack Use Among Arrestees in Los Angeles County," which was published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 25.1: 47-66.

Jean Elbert(Sociology) had an invited chapter titled "Learning and Motor Skills Disorders" published in Child and Adolescent Psychological Disorders pages 24-50 (1999).

Gary Katz (Psychology) co-authored a paper that was accepted for presentation and publication in fall 1998 at the sixth ACM International Multimedia Conference in Bristol, England.

Ah-Jeong Kim (Theatre) authored a book with Robert Graves (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana), titled "The Metacultural Theater of Oh T'ae-sok: Five Plays from the Korean Avant-Garde." This first English anthology of Korean plays was released by the University of Hawaii Press.

Steven Oppenheimer (Biology) co-authored with four of his students a poster paper: "Charged Molecules Block Egg Activation," which was presented by his students at the 58th national annual meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology, Charlottesville, Va., June 1999. An abstract of this paper was published in Developmental Biology, vol. 210, p. 217 (1999).

He also had three papers published in the July 1999 issue of the international journal Acta histochemica, vol. 101: "A Simple Image Analysis Method for Evaluating Cell Binding to Derivatized Beads," pages 263-270; "Analysis of Cell Surface Properties Using Derivatized Agarose Beads," pages 271-279; "A Putative Role for Carbohydrates in Sea Urchin Gastrulation," pages 293-303. The papers included 13 CSUN students as co-authors.

Richard Squires (Geological Sciences)had his article "William More Gabb, First Paleontologist of the Geological Survey of California" published in California Geology, v. 52, no. 4, p. 11-14. This article chronicles and discusses the significance of the main scientific contributions that the young paleontologist made during the 1860s.

Alexis Krasilovsky (Radio-TV-Film) and graduate student LaVeria Alexander published an article "Cinderella and Ever After: Retrieving the Heroine's Journey" in Creative Screenwriting, June 1999. The article analyzes the process of modernizing fairy tale characters in screenwriting.

Ben Yaspelkis III (Kinesiology) had his article "Attenuating the decline in ATP arrests the exercise training-induced increases in muscle GLUT4 protein and citrate synthase activity" published in Acta Physiologica Scandinavica, vol. 165, pages 71-79 (1999). The paper was co-authored with A.L Castle, Z. Ding and J.L. Ivy. He also had three other articles published including "Blood lactate concentration and rated perceived exertion following active recovery in water" published in Sports Medicine Training and Rehabilitation vol. 9(1), pages 41-50 (1999), co-authored with O.D. Hudson, S.F. Loy and W.J. Vincent; "Chronic leptin administration increases insulin-stimulated skeletal muscle glucose uptake and transport" published in Metabolism vol. 48(5), pages 671-676 (1999), co-authored with Lily Ansari, Erik Ramey, George Holland and Steven Loy; and "Creatine supplementation differentially affects maximal isometric strength and time to fatigue in large and small muscle groups" published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition vol. 9, pages 136-145 (1999), co-authored with Richard Urbanski, Steven Loy and William Vincent.


Victor Shaw (Sociology) presented "Research with Troubled Youth: Strategies and Tactics" at the Western Social Science Association's 41st Annual Conference, Fort Worth, April 22-24.

Jerry Shaw (Sociology) presented a poster titled "Centrality Preferences in Choices Among Similar Options" at the meetings of the Western Psychology Association in Irvine in April. He also was elected regional chairperson of the Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology.

Shahid Ansari (Accounting and MIS) gave a keynote address at the Management Accounting Conference sponsored by the London School of Economics and CIMA (the British equivalent of IMA) in April.

Sheldon Harris (History emeritus) was the guest speaker at the Office of Protection from Research Risk seminar. The seminar was titled "Ethics of Biological Warfare Research," and was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and took place May 20 in Rockville, MD. He also was a guest speaker at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles on May 23 for the film "Factories of Death."

Lori Ivas (American Intercontinental University) and Nancy Owens (Family Environmental Sciences) presented a paper, "Male-a-Prop: Using the Male Body as a Sales Tool in Advertising" at the annual conference of the International Textile and Apparel Association in Dallas.


Mark Raab (Anthropology) was the recipient of the 1999 Outstanding Professor Award at CSUN. Raab received the award at the Honored Faculty Reception held in the University Student Union on May 20.

Jim Hammitt (Disabilities Management) was listed as a community leader in the recently published encyclopedia "The ABC-CLO Companion to the Disability Rights Movement." He was cited for his contributions to the growth of the movement as the founder of MAINSTREAM Magazine in 1975 to chronicle the growth and diversity of the communities with disabilities.

Mohammad Sangeladji (Accounting and MIS) received the outstanding professor award at the Accounting & MIS awards banquet in April 1999.

The Health Sciences Department had three students and an alternate participate against teams from seven other Southern California health administration programs during the annual college bowl for graduate health administration students at UCLA's faculty center in April. The students were Zlatan ("Z") Muminovic, Maurice Rivera, Tope Ogunyankin and Elizabeth Scarcelli. They were coached by instructors Ron Sorensen and Louis Rubino. The CSUN team bested the team from Loma Linda, then topped UCLA to advance to the final match. There they competed against CSU Long Beach. CSUN placed second and USC placed third. CSUN's winning students each received $150 in prize money. The Health Administration Student Association also received $150.

Ludwin Molina (Sociology) was awarded a partial travel grant by the American Psychological Society to present his poster, co-authored with Michele Wittig, titled "Two School Interracial Climate Conditions Predict Change in Students' Affective Bias." The poster was presented at the APS meeting in Denver on June 4. Fifteen awards were given nationally in a competition that attracted 150 applicants.

Judith Marti (Anthropology) was selected to receive a Judge Julian Beck award for her proposed project "Preparation on New Course: Immigration and Ethnicity, Anthropology 396I (Project Notebook and Personal Journal)."

Bruce Gelvin (Anthropology) was selected to receive a Judge Julian Beck award for his proposed project "Integration of Multimedia Instruction in Anthropology 151." Gelvin also was awarded a research grant for the 1999-2000 academic year for his proposal, "Research at University of Missouri, Large-scale Maps of Hominid Sites, and Mapping of Primate Localities."

Sabina Magliocco (Anthropology) was selected to receive a Judge Julian Beck award for his proposed project "Pre-Structure and Update of Anthropology 222, 'Visions of the Sacred'."

Allan Oberman (Alumnus) was elected to a second term as president of the CSUN Alumni Association at the annual meeting in May. Oberman has served on the association's executive committee and is a member of the Legislative Connection. He is also a member of local, state and American Bar Associations and serves on other committees.

Johnie Scott (Pan-African Studies) gave the commencement speech at Antioch University's Southern California university-wide graduation exercises on June 18 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles on behalf of that university's MFA in Creative Writing program. Scott also received an MFA in Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction) as a member of Antioch University's Charter Class.

Cyndi Signett (Recycling Coordinator) was nominated and awarded a certificate with special recognition by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for her community services on May 17 in Pershing Square Park.

Astrid Logan (Transportation Programs) was appointed to serve on the Southern California Rideshare/ TDM Committee of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). This committee plays a critical role in addressing issues directly related to the regional rideshare program.

Steven Oppenheimer (Biology) received a commendation from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on his "Outstanding Commitment to Teaching," June 1999.

Nancy Owens (Family Environmental Studies) was re-appointed for a second three-year term as proceedings editor for the International Textile and Apparel Association.

Peter Weigand (Geological Sciences) served on a National Science Foundation panel in Washington, D.C., reviewing proposals submitted to the Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Program in the Division of Undergraduate Education, Aug. 3 and 5.

Joel Zeitlin (Mathematics) attended the Rocky Mountain Mathmatica conference in Frisco, Colorado, July 12-17. He was awarded a prize for the winning entry in the software-programming contest. His solution to the problem of eliminating duplicates appeared in the Rocky Mountain Mathematica newsletter.

Matthew Harris, George Heussenstam and David Whitwell (all Music) received cash awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers. The awards were chosen by an independent panel and were based on the unique prestige value of each writer's catalog of original compositions as well as recent performances of those works in areas not surveyed by the society.

James Macklin (Accounting) was elected first vice president of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA), a professional organization with nearly 30,000 members statewide.

Mark Crase was appointed the Senior Director of Technology Infrastructure, IT Services, at the CSU Chancellor's Office.

Ah-Jeong Kim (Theatre) was selected as CSUN's Jerome Richfield Memorial Scholar for 1999-2000. This award is given annually to a faculty member conducting research in the arts, sciences or humanities.

Ann Watkins (Mathematics) was named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. This honor signifies an individual's outstanding professional contribution and leadership in the field of statistical science.

Rebecca Wise (Computer Science) accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

CSUN alumnae Krista Douglas, Rosi Kuehn and Matt McKagen were recipients of the Amgen Award for Teacher Excellence.

November 8, 1999

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