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Noteworthy Newsletter | Nov. 13, 2018

Nov 12, 2018

Awards, recognition and service

Business and Finance

Shani RichardsShani Richards, assistant director of Learning and Development, was selected by the Department of Defense to receive a Patriot Award for her understanding and accommodating of the needs of a military family among her staff. The award was presented during Pacific's Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 12. Richards was nominated for the award by staff member Cara Schon, learning and performance specialist, for Richard's help as Schon was preparing for her husband's extended deployment. Find out more >

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Kids in the Klinic Golf Classic Raises $120,000 for Children's Oral Health
This year's tournament raised $120,000 for the school's Kids in the Klinic Endowment through funds raised at the golf event and a matching gift provided by University of the Pacific's Powell Fund. Over the course of two decades, the event has generated funding to grow the endowment to nearly $2.7 million in total today. Find out more >

College of the Pacific

Ken Albala, professor of history, served as a distinguished visiting professor at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., for a "Before Farm to Table" seminar funded by the Mellon Foundation. Albala was also an intern there 33 years ago as an undergraduate senior.    

McGeorge School of Law

Stephen McCaffrey, distinguished professor of law, served as fall 2018 Nanda Center Scholar-in-Residence and gave a lecture on International Water Law in the Anthropocene and held one-on-one informal Career Conversations meetings with students in October at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.   

Francis J. Mootz III, professor of law, will participate in a public meeting on Nov. 13 in Los Angeles as part of the Malpractice Insurance Working Group, which has been charged by the Legislature to consider whether mandatory malpractice insurance should be required of attorneys in California. California Bar Association.        


College of the Pacific

Nuts: A Global History  - JapaneseKen Albala, professor of history, just had his book "Nuts: A Global History," originally published in 2014, translated into Japanese. 

Jane Khudyakov, assistant professor of biological sciences, and her students published the manuscript, "A sample preparation workflow for adipose tissue shotgun proteomics and proteogenomics," in Biology Open journal, October 2018. This manuscript describes an experimental pipeline for extracting and sequencing the proteome of lipid-rich tissues from mammals, such as blubber. Graduate students Jared Deyarmin, Ryan Hekman '18 and Laura Pujade Busqueta '17, '19, and undergraduate students Rasool Maan '18, Melony Mody '18 and Reeti Banerjee '19 contributed to this publication. 

Xiaojing Zhou, professor of English, had her translation of one long poem by Zheng Xiaoqiong, "Transmogrified Village" / 《变异的村庄》(260 lines), published in International Poetry Exchanges, no. 1.  

Conservatory of Music

Music Therapy assessment cover artEric G. Waldon, associate professor of music therapy, co-edited the textbook, "Music Therapy Assessment," a first-of-its-kind anthology of recent theory, research, and practice in the area of music therapy assessment. Including the work of authors from around the world, this text is the latest collaboration from the International Music Therapy Assessment Consortium (IMTAC) of which University of the Pacific is a charter member.  

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Patrick L. Roetzer, associate professor of preventive and restorative dentistry, Shika Gupta, associate professor of clinical oral health, and Karen A. Schulze, associate professor of preventive and restorative dentistry, co-authored the paper Restoration of unusually shaped canals with post endodontic treatment: a review of progressive approaches published in the Compendium of continuing Education Dentistry Vol. 39:6.   

Doug A. Young, professor of diagnostic sciences, co-authored the paper Nonrestorative Treatments for Caries: Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis published in the Journal of Dental Research.  

McGeorge School of Law

Julie Davies, professor of law, co-authored "Dissonant Voices: Understanding Guatemala's Failure to Amend Its Constitution to Recognize Indigenous Law," which will be published in the UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy (Spring 2019). The article seeks to understand why highly indigenous Guatemala has again failed to recognize indigenous law as part of its legal system. The authors explore the subtext behind the public debate and discover how Guatemala's courts and some local officials have moved ahead despite formal recognition.   

Courtney Lee, professor of lawyering skills, will have her article "From Footnote to Forethought:  Considering the Consequences of Large-Scale, Industrialized Animal Agriculture in Developing Nations," published in the U.C. Davis Journal of International Law and Policy, Vol. 25.2 (Spring 2019), in which she examines the ways in which industrialized animal agriculture, or "factory farming," harms animals, the environment, and humans and suggesting ways in which laws and regulations might balance the demand for animal products with greater sustainability.   

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

Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy 4th editionMike Vitiello, professor of law, recently published the 4th edition of Fontham and Vitiello, "Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy in Trian and Appellate Courts" (Wolters Kluwer). 

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Jeannene Ward-Lonergan, professor chair of speech-language pathology, and Jill K. Duthie, associate professor of speech-language pathology, co-authored the article "The state of dyslexia: Recent legislation and guidelines for serving school-age children and adolescents with dyslexia," which was published in Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, Vol. 49(4) and was an invited article included in the LSHS Clinical Forum: What SLPs Need to Know About Dyslexia.    

School of International Studies

Dividing ASEAN and Conquering the South China SeaDaniel C. O'Neill, associate professor of political science, had his book, "Dividing ASEAN and Conquering the South China Sea: China's Financial Power Projection," published by Hong Kong University Press and released in the USA on Oct. 31.    

Presentations and artistic activity

College of the Pacific

Melissa Davies, assistant professor of health exercise and sport sciences, was involved in three presentations at the Sport Marketing Association Conference in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 24-26. She presented "Trust the Process: An Investigation of Fan Support during Periods of Tanking," led a professional development session, "Teach Students How to Ideate: Using Design Thinking in the Sport Management Classroom," and was a panelist with industry practitioners on the panel, "Monetizing the Medium: The Future of Social and Digital Media."   

Lydia Fox, professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences and director of undergraduate research, presented the paper "Designing course-based undergraduate research experiences (CURES) to address science literacy" at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America in Indianapolis Nov. 6. 

Jennifer Helgren, associate professor of history, presented "Little Manila Recreated," a virtual reality game and museum exhibit, at the Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in October. The game/exhibit, "Little Manila Recreated," was created by the Digital Delta Project summer fellowship and is supported by a Humanities for All grant from California Humanities. The project involved a collaboration between University of the Pacific, the Filipino American National Historical Society (where the exhibit was installed in June 2018), and the advocacy foundation Little Manila Rising. Others involved in the project were Josh Salyers, digital initiatives coordinator, University Library; Dan Cliburn, professor of computer science, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Kyle Sabbatino '18, Sophia Vu '18, Andre Johnson '19, Tyler Reardon '19, Alicia Stephan '18, Keely Canniff '20 and Mary Milliken '20.   

Jane Khudyakov, assistant professor of biological sciences,  gave an oral presentation on "Obesity-related gene expression during fasting in a naturally obese marine mammal" at the American Physiological Society Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Intersociety Meeting of Comparative Physiology in New Orleans on Oct. 27. The presentation described changes in expression of genes encoding adipose-derived hormones during prolonged fasting in northern elephant seals. The co-authors included undergraduate students Angela Ngo '14, '18, Eileen Abdollahi '16 '18, Gureet Sandhu '16, '17 and Alicia Stephan '16 '18. Khudyakov's graduate student, Laura Pujade Busqueta '17, '19, gave an oral presentation on her master's thesis research, "Development of a biomarker panel of chronic stress in free-ranging marine mammals," on Oct. 27 at the American Physiological Society's Intersociety Meeting of Comparative Physiology in New Orleans, in which she described gene expression and hormone levels and their correlation with baseline stress states in northern elephant seals.        

Caroline Schroeder, professor of religious studies, presented "A Linked Digital Environment for Coptic Studies," an overview of the work her research group is doing at Coptic Scriptorium and a preview of the research they will conduct under their newly awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Advancement grant.  

McGeorge School of Law

Franklin Gevurtz, distinguished professor of law, was the chair and discussant on the panel on "Competition law and Agencies" at the American Society of International Law midyear meeting research forum on Nov. 8. Gevurtz presented a paper, "Cracking the Corwin Conundrum and Other Mysteries of Shareholder Approval of Mergers and Acquisitions," at the Workshop on Corporate and Securities Litigation at the University of Richmond School of Law on Oct. 20.  

Stephen McCaffrey, distinguished professor of law, gave a talk at Stanford Law School on "Litigating before the International Court of Justice" on Nov. 1. In October, he spoke for a lunch talk for students at Denver University Law School on "International Water Law in the Anthropocene" and gave an after-dinner address to the Denver Council on Foreign Relations on "The Human Right to Water."  

Mary-Beth Moylan, professor of law, and students in the California Initiative Forum gave a presentation to the AAUW Sacramento and Citrus Heights/American River branches on Saturday, Oct. 13. The two-hour presentation covered 11 statewide ballot measures along with Q&A from the audience of about 100. Moyland also presented at the Downtown Sacramento Rotary Lunch on Oct. 23 on the statewide ballot propositions.  

Michael Vitiello, professor of law, is presenting a paper on racism and marijuana laws at the Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, in February 2019. He also will deliver a paper on criminal justice sentencing a the NYU Criminal Justice and National Security Symposium at New York University Law School in April, and a paper on Miranda and the right to counsel at the annual Law Review Symposium at Texas Tech Law School in Lubbock, Texas, in March.    

McGeorge faculty will have a significant role in the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) annual meeting in New Orleans in January 2019:

  • Francis J. Mootz III, professor of law, is the chair of the section on Legal Interpretation and will be moderating the section program on "Corpus Linguistics: The Search for Objective Interpretation." The Program is Co-Sponsored by the section on Legislation.
  • Courtney Lee, professor of law, is the 2018 chair-elect and will assume the 2019 chair position for the Animal Law and the Academic Support sections.
  • Adrienne Brungess, professor of law, is an officer for a Legal Writing, Research and Rhetoric section and will be responsible for organizing section meetings and several events.
  • Michael P. Malloy, distinguished professor of law, is serving as the McGeorge Representative to AALS House of Representatives; is acting as commentator for a paper in the Works-in-Progress Program of the AALS Section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Transactions; will be performing duties as a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Financial Institutions Section; and as a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Socio-Economics Section.
  • Jarrod Wong, professor of law, will present "NAFTA 2.0: Are We Building or Burning Bridges with USMCA?" as one of six hot topics program sessions.        

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Robert Halliwell, professor of physiology and pharmacology, was an invited speaker at the SelectBIO Stem Cells in Drug Discovery and Toxicity Screening meeting, San Diego, where he gave the lecture, "Stem Cell-derived Neurons for Neuro-psychiatric Drug Discovery and Safety Testing," on Oct. 10  

University Libraries

Michele Gibney, digital repository coordinator, gave the peer-reviewed paper presentation, "Evolution of a Course: Instructional Design elements and Impacts," on an Information Systems course collaboration by instructional staff from the U.S., Sweden and Kosovo at an international conference in Kosovo. Mary M. Somerville, university librarian, was a co-author of the presentation. Also at the conference, Gibney presented the peer-reviewed paper, "Creating and Curating New Knowledge: A North American University Case Study," on a University of the Pacific faculty/Libraries collaboration of virtual reality technology for use in the classroom and curating on Scholarly Commons, Pacific's institutional repository. Niraj Chaudhary, associate university librarian was a co-author. Gibney was invited to present the Pacific Open Educational Resources pilot project from summer 2017 in the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium webinar OER Programs at Private Liberal Arts Institutions on Oct. 25. Gibney's article, "From pilot to launch: A step-by-step approach to developing an OER program and OA journals," was published in the online resource Library Connect.  

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