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Noteworthy Newsletter | Oct. 23, 2018

Oct 23, 2018

Awards, recognition and service

College of the Pacific

The Pacific Forensics team led by Director of Forensics Steven Farias has achieved a rank of 5th overall in the National Parliamentary Debate Association following three back-to-back tournament weekends, with its top team of senior Kayla Gerdes '19 and junior Dominic Lesaca '20 ranked 8th in the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence rankings. The team placed second overall in the tournament sweepstakes at the Golden Gate Opener hosted by San Francisco State University Sept. 21-21. This is the 4th straight year the team has finished in the top five at the season opener. In individual events, Pacific logged 16 awards across six events, a team second place in Lincoln Douglas Debate, open division, and tournament championship for Connor Lemmon '21 in the junior division. At the Rice University Classic Sept. 28-30, Pacific debaters placed first in prose and first and second in programmed oral interpretation. At the Santa Rosa Junior College Invitational Oct. 5-6, Pacific took second overall in the Individual Events Sweepstakes and were Tournament Champions in University Sweepstakes. Cassidy Johnson '21 took first in after-dinner speaking and prose interpretation and Arshita Sandhiparthi '22 took first in novice impromptu speaking.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Forty-eight students and eight faculty members traveled to Jamaica during the fall break in September for an oral health mission. The volunteers treated approximately 1,201 underserved patients in three clinics (Brompton, Belmont and Torrington). They also volunteered at a clinic their hotel designed to serve hotel employees. Most of the treatments involved fillings, cleanings, exams and extractions. In addition to the treatments, Dugoni School students and faculty visited local classrooms to provide oral health instruction to children. View pictures ›  

Business and Finance

Employee Recognition Award Recipients for Budget and Financial Services
Budget and Financial Services (BFS) held their semi-annual employee recognition award ceremony on Oct. 4. Colleagues within the division nominate staff members who exemplify key attributes of leadership, collaboration, initiative and innovation. The winners of the fall 2018 Summit Awards are:

  • TOP TIGER - Margaret Caldwell, associate budget director
  • MEMBER OF THE PACK - Julie Ness, financial analyst
  • MEMBER OF THE PACK - GROUP - Student Loans and Collections: Debby Fee-Block, Lori Slawson, EJ Kim and Claudia De La Cruz
  • MEMBER OF THE PACK - GROUP - Associate Controller Audrey George and Financial Reporting: Betty Flores, Heather Bishop, Amanda Chow, Julie Ness, Tony Martin, Lori Kinder and Ashley Dunnigan)
  • MEMBER OF THE PACK - GROUPShorelight Project Jacqulyn Estes, Julie Ness and Anabela Bettencourt  

Student Life

Paul Fairbrook, former director of food service, was honored for his many years of volunteer service to St. Mary's Interfaith Dining Hall with the dedication of the facility's kitchen as the Paul Fairbrook Kitchen.


College of the Pacific

Andreas Agocs, visiting assistant professor of history, contributed the chapter "The Emperor's Broken Bust: Representations of the Habsburg 'Shatterzone' in World War I" to the volume "World War I in Central and Eastern Europe: Politics, Conflict, and Military Experience," edited by J. Devlin, M. Falina, and J.P. Newman (I. B. Tauris, 2018).  

Martin CamDialogues on the Deltaps, professor of modern languages and literature and director of Latin American studies, edited the volume "Dialogues on the Delta: Approaches to the City of Stockton" published by Cambridge Scholars Press. In addition to Camps, chapters were contributed by Robert Benedetti, emeritus professor of political science; Jeffrey Michael, executive director of the Center for Business and Policy Research and Thomas Pogue, associate director of the Center of Business and Policy Research; Sacha Joseph-Mathews, associate professor of marketing in the Eberhardt School of Business; Susan E. Mannon, associate professor of sociology in the College of the Pacific; Marcia Hernandez, associate dean and professor of sociology in the College of the Pacific; Alison Hope Alkon, associate professor of sociology in the college of the Pacific, with Dena Vang '14; María de Jesús Duarte; Jennifer Helgren, associate professor of history, and Johanna Bakmas '09, associate director of development and alumni relations communications; Mike Wurtz, head of Special Collections; and Traci Roberts-Camps, professor of modern languages and literature in the College of the Pacific.   

Melissa Davies, assistant professor of health, exercise and sport sciences, had the article "Understanding the Adventure Sportscape's Impact on Consumer' Destination Image, and Event Conative Loyalty" published in Event Management (23:2), an international journal.    

Ryan Hill, associate professor of biological sciences, and Louis Prusa '18 co-authored the article "Testing the adaptive hypothesis of Batesian mimicry among hybridizing North American admiral butterflies," which was published in the journal Evolution.  

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Lola Giusti, associate professor of diagnostic sciences, co-authored the paper "Use of silver diamine fluoride for the maintenance of dental prostheses in a high caries-risk patient: A medical management approach" in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (119).  

Doug Young, professor of diagnostic sciences, co-authored the paper "Evidence-based clinical practice guideline on nonrestorative treatments for carious lesions: A report from the American Dental Association," published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (149:10).  

McGeorge School of Law

Karrigan Börk, visiting assistant professor of law and environmental sciences in McGeorge School of Law and the College of the Pacific, had his article "Cases and Places: A Field-based Approach to Teaching Natural Resource and Environmental Law," which he co-authored with Kurtis Burmeister, associate professor of geological and environmental sciences, accepted for publication in the Journal of Legal Education.    

Michael P. Malloy, distinguished professor of law, had his book, "United States Economic Sanctions: Theory and Practice," published by Kluwer Law International, cited in Misha Boutilier, "From Seal Welfare to Human Rights: Can Unilateral Sanctions in Response to Mass Atrocity Crimes Be Justified under the Article XX(A) Public Morals Exception Clause?," from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review (101). The book was cited in a footnote, deferring to its analysis of the effectiveness of economic sanctions.

Stephen McCaffrey, distinguished professor of law, had his article, "International Water Law in the Anthropocene," an expanded version of his remarks delivered on receipt of the Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy, published in Environmental Policy and Law (48) (2018).   

Michael Hunter Schwartz, dean and professor of law, had his article, "Fifty Ways to Promote Teaching and Learning in Law Schools," published in the Journal of Legal Education (67).  

Pacific Technology

Faye Snowden, certified project manager in Pacific Technology, published the article "The PMO as Change Agent and Business Partner" in the EDUCAUSE Review.  

Presentations and artistic activity

College of the Pacific

Gaelle Corvaisier, visiting assistant professor of French, was a Guest Speaker in the Class "France in Evolution" at Stanford University on Sept. 11.  

Laura D. Gutierrez, assistant professor of history, was invited to present her article, "Abandoned: Repatriation, Transportation, and the Search for Home in Mexico during the Great Depression," at the Generatively Humane: Inclusive Approaches to Undocumented Experiences and Histories conference at UC Irvine. She also presented at San Francisco State University's Constitution and Citizenship Day Conference on "The Denaturalization Task Force and the History of Immigrant Removal."  

Carla Strickland-Hughes, assistant professor of psychology, will present the research project,  "Intergenerational Intervention to Combat Age-Based Stereotype Threat and Promote Self-Regulation," at the 70th annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America on Nov. 16 in Boston, Massachusetts. Her co-author is psychology major Mercedes Ball '19. She also was invited to give the research presentation "Aging, Self-Regulation and Cognitive Success" to the developmental psychology program at the University of California, Riverside.  

McGeorge School of Law

Stephen McCaffrey, distinguished professor of law, presented "Managing sediment at the river basin scale: too-much or too-little sediment across borders" at a small interdisciplinary workshop-style meeting on Oct. 12 at UC Berkeley.  

Michael Hunter Schwartz, dean and professor of law, delivered the invited lecture "Expert Learning for Law Students" at Texas State University's Thurgood Marshall School of law.    

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Robert Halliwell, professor of physiology and pharmacology, gave an invited lecture at the Stockton Institute for Continued Learning at San Joaquin Delta College, "Everything you Wanted to Know About Stem Cells," on Sept. 28.  

Yvonne Mai '13, regional coordinator-Stockton, co-authored the research presentation "Pharmacist Impact on Patient Outcomes in a County Chronic Pain and Addiction Clinic" given at the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists Seminar in San Diego. She also co-authored the research paper, "Role of Pharmacists in Reducing Congestive Heart Failure Readmissions in the Community Setting" that will be presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists midyear meeting in December in Anaheim, California.  

Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan, department chair and professor of speech-language pathology, will co-present the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association continuing education workshop "The Language-Literacy-Dyslexia Connection: Speech-Language Pathologist on Board," on Dec. 1 at the Santa Clara County Office of Education in San Jose.    

Zhu Zhou '14, assistant clinical professor of pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry, co-chaired the session "Intestinal Influx Transporters: A missing piece in the puzzle?" at the 2018 American College of Clinical Pharmacology Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.  

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