Dec. 13, 1999 Vol. IV, No. 8

Achievements

Publications

Tony Arthur (English) published a book titled "The Tailor King: The Rise and Fall of the Anabaptist Kingdom of Muenster, 1534-1535."

Tamarah Ashton(Special Education) co-authored a paper titled "Improving the Writing Skills of Students with Learning Disabilities: Are Word Processors with Spelling and Grammar Checkers Useful?" published in Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 9 (3), 87-98 (1999). She also authored two books titled "Student Study Guide to Accompany Teaching Special Students in General Education Classrooms (5th ed.)" and "Instructor's Manual and Test Bank to Accompany Teaching Special Students in General Education Classrooms (5th ed.)" (1999).

Nancy Burstein(Special Education) co-authored a paper titled "Redesigning Teacher Education as a Shared Responsibility of Schools and Universities" published in the Journal of Teacher Education, 50(2), 106-118 (1999).

Claire Cavallaro(Special Education) co-authored a book titled "Preschool Inclusion" (1999).

Deborah Chen(Special Education) authored two articles titled "Centered-Based Programs for Infants with Visual Impairments: Natural or Unnatural Learning Environments?" published in the Journal of Visual Impairments & Blindness, vol. 93, pages 390-392 (1999) and "Learning to Communicate: Strategies for Developing Communication with Infants Whose Multiple Disabilities Include Visual Impairment and Hearing Loss" published in the journal ReSources, vol. 10, pages 1-6 (1999). Chen also was the editor of "Essential Elements in Early Intervention: Serving Infants Whose Multiple Disabilities Include Visual Impairment and Their Families" (1999).

John Clendenning(English) published his essay titled "Visions of War and Versions of Manhood" in War, Literature & the Arts, an international journal of the humanities.

June Downing(Special Education) published "Teaching Communication Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities" (1999).

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

Alan Glassman(Management) had a chapter titled "Personal Commitment in the Transference of Theory Into Practice" published in Impact Analysis: How Research Can Enter Application and Make a Difference.

Sarah Hall(Special Education) had her article "Letters from Beginning Teachers: Common Questions about Behavior Management" published in CalState TEACH Reader, pages 225-228 (1999).

Sandra Jewett(Chemistry) published a paper with one graduate student and three undergraduate students titled "A New Look at a Time-Worn System: Oxidation of CuZn-SOD by Hydrogen Peroxide." The paper appeared in April 1999 in Free Radical Biology and Medicine.

Gong-Yuh Lin and Tim Boyle(Geography) published an article titled "The Ultraviolet Index in the Contiguous United States and its Verification in Los Angeles" in the California Geographer, October 1999 (Vol. XXXIX, pp.1-19).

Steven Oppenheimer(Biology) had his letter titled "Valuing Scientists as Educators" published in Science, Vol. 286, p. 1298, 12 November 1999.

Sembiam Rengarajan(Electrical and Computer Engineering) published "Impedance Matching of Microstrip Patch Antenna Arrays over Wide Scan Angles," Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, November 1998 (Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 252-255). Rengarajan also co-authored the following research papers: "The Self-Impedance of a Waveguide-Fed Transverse Broad Wall Slot Radiating Between Baffles," Electromagnetics, July-August 1999 (Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 337-350); "Genetic Algorithms in the Design and Optimization of Antenna Array Patterns," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, March 1999 (Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 506-510); and "Waveguide-Fed Slot Antennas and Arrays: A Review," Electromagnetics, January-February 1999 (Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 3-22).

Sue Sears(Special Education) had her article, "The Development of Reading Strategies in a Whole Language Classroom," published in the Journal of Reading Psychology, vol. 20, pages 91-105.

Victor Shaw(Sociology) published "Reading, Presentation, and Writing Skills in Content Courses" in College Teaching, 47.4, pages 153-157.

Michael Spagna(Special Education) co-authored "Counseling with Exceptional Children" published in the journal Counseling Children and Adolescents, 2nd ed., pp. 159-194.

Richard Squires(Geological Sciences) was senior author of the article "First Fossil Record of the Pteropod Limacina from the Pacific Coast of North America" published in the Southern California Academy of Sciences Bulletin (Vol. 98, pp. 80-89).

G.R. Thompson(English Alumnus) co-authored a book titled "Neutral Ground: New Traditionalism and the American Romance Controversy." The book was published by Louisiana State Press and is a critical analysis of the romance controversy regarding the distinction between novel and romance in American letters. Thompson is currently a professor of English at Purdue University.

Wendy Weichel(Special Education) had her article "Preparing Special Education Teachers Through an Alternative Credential Program" published in the Kappa Delta Pi Record, 36(1), 19-22.

William Whiting(Kinesiology) co-authored a paper titled "Exercise-Induced Bone Adaptation: Considerations for Designing an Osteogenically Effective Exercise Program" published in the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, vol. 24, pages 235-238 (1999). He also co-authored a chapter titled "Bone Biomechanics and Fractures" in the book "Biomechanics in Ergonomics" (1999).

Ben Yaspelkis(Kinesiology) co-authored a paper titled "The Effect of a Carbohydrate-Arginine Supplement on Post-Exercise Carbohydrate Metabolism" published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition, 9: 241-250 (1999).

Presentations

David Cary(Finance, Real Estate and Insurance) and Wayne Smith(Business Administration and Economics) gave a presentation titled "Automating On-Line Access to Archived Classroom Lecture Audio" at the annual EdCause conference in Long Beach.

Sandra Jewett(Chemistry) gave an invited talk on "A New Look at a Time-Worn System: Superoxide Dismutase Reaction with Hydrogen Peroxide" at the regional American Chemical Society meeting held Oct. 7, 1999 in Ontario.

Kim Karloff(Journalism) presented a paper titled "Made in Taiwan and the U.S.A.: A Study of Gender Roles in Two Nations' Magazine Advertisements" at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's national convention, Aug. 3-7 in New Orleans. Karloff also was an invited panelist for talks on Diversity Teaching Strategies and Raising Academic Standards, and moderated an AEJMC Law Division panel on First Amendment issues.

Sharon Maselli(English) presented a paper titled " 'The Odyssey' and the World Wide Web in the Developmental English Classroom" at the statewide conference of the English Council of California Two-Year Colleges in Costa Mesa in October.

Rei Noguchi(English) co-conducted a two-day workshop as part of the 10th annual NCTE Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar Conference in North Branch, New Jersey. He made two presentations on integrating the teaching of grammar and writing.

Vicki Pedone(Geological Sciences) gave a presentation titled "Replacement of aragonite by speroidal dolomite in a late Pleistocene tufa mound, Great Salt Lake, Utah" at the 11th International Bathurst Meeting of Carbonate Sedimentologists, held at Cambridge University in England in July.

Silvia Pellarolo(Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures) participated in the III Encuentro de Mujeres de Iberoamerica en las artes escenicas, "Cuerpo y metaforas escenicas. Discursos silenciados," at the Festival Iberoamerican de Teatro, Cadiz, Spain in October. As a member of the Irvine Hispanic Theater Research Group, she organized and led discussions of plays staged during the festival.

Sembiam Rengarajan(Electrical and Computer Engineering) presented a research paper titled "Study of Deformable Flat Plate for Compensating the Gain-Loss of Reflector Antennas" at the IEEE International Antennas and Propagation Symposium/URSI Radio Science meeting in Orlando, Fla., in July 1999. Rengarajan was also a guest professor at the Technical University of Denmark during his spring sabbatical and gave guest lectures on integral equations and moment methods. A seminar titled "Compensating the Gain-Loss due to Gravity-Induced Surface Deformations of Large Reflector Antennas" was presented at the Technical University of Denmark; the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and the IEEE Sweden chapter of the Microwave Theory and Techniques and Antennas and Propagation Societies at Gothenberg, Sweden, in April.

Jerry Shaw(Psychology) presented a poster titled "Centrality Preferences in Choices Among Similar Options" at the meetings of the Western Psychology Association in Irvine in April 1999. He was also elected regional chairperson of the Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology.

Victor Shaw(Sociology) presented "Marijuana Use Among Troubled Youth: Facts from the United States" at the NIDA/CPDD meeting in Acapulco, Mexico June 1999. He also presented "In the Observance of Social, Professional and Academic Civilities: A Sociological Analysis of Job Rejection Letters from Sociologists and Sociology Departments" at the 34th Congress of Sociology, International Institute of Sociology, Tel Aviv, Israel, in July 1999.

Peter Weigand(Geological Sciences) was the co-winner of the 1998 George Lefevre Award for Distinguished Research, presented by the CSUN Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. He presented his research in a lecture titled "The Conejo Volcanics in the Santa Monica Mountains-Origin of the Miocene Volcanic Firestorm in Southern California" in October.

William Whiting(Kinesiology) presented a keynote lecture titled "Biomechanical Factors that Limit Human Performance" at the annual meeting of the National Strength and Conditioning Association in Kansas City, Mo. (1999).

Ben Yaspelkis(Kinesiology) presented a tutorial titled "Can Leptin Administration Improve Skeletal Muscle Insulin-Resistance?" at the 1999 annual meeting of the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine held Nov. 12-13, 1999, in San Jose, Calif.

Honors/Awards

Don Brownlee(Communication Studies) was appointed interim chair of the Department of Communication Studies.

Miriam Cotler(Health Sciences) was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Center at CSUN, which is scheduled to open in January in Monterey Hall. She is currently chairing an advisory committee for the center.

Eugene Fritsche(Geological Sciences) Geraldine Luethy(Family Environmental Sciences) and James Sobredo(Asian American Studies) were awarded honorary memberships in the Golden Key National Honor Society.

William Jennings(Finance, Real Estate and Insurance) was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of Volunteers of America, Los Angeles and Orange County, November 1999. He also was elected as a Director of the Association of Student Managed Investment Programs in October 1999.

David Klein(Mathematics) was an invited panelist for the conference titled "Curriculum Wars: Alternative Approaches to Reading and Mathematics" at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, October 1999.

Gale Larson(English) was appointed the general editor of The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies. He also was a guest editor of "Shaw and History," volume 19 of The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies. He contributed the general introduction and an essay titled "In Good King Charles' Golden Days: An Imaginative and Truthful History" in this volume published by Penn State University Press.

Sembiam Rengarajan(Electrical and Computer Engineering) was the guest editor of a special issue of Electromagnetics, January 1999 (Vol. 19, No. 1).

Jack Solomon(English) was selected to appear in the Marquis Millennium edition of Who's Who in the World.

Carl Totton(Psychology) was named Educational Psychologist of the Year for 1999 by the California Association of Licensed Educational Psychologists at its annual convention in October.

William Whiting(Kinesiology) was elected as president-elect of the American College of Sports Medicine (Southwest Regional Chapter) for 1999-2000.

David Whitwell(Music) was a guest professor at the National Academie for Music in Trossingen, Germany, in August.

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