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Noteworthy Newsletter | Jan. 28, 2020

Jan 28, 2020

Awards, recognition and service

McGeorge School of Law

Courtney Lee, professor of lawyering skills, received a SEEDS Award on Jan. 8 for her work in animal law from the International Society for Animal Rights.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

Xin Guo, professor of pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry, was awarded a Scholarly/Artistic Activities Grant of $3,200 from University of the Pacific. The grant will support one year of pharmaceutical research on a project entitled "Nanometer Assemblies of Drug Molecules versus Micrometer Clusters of Cancer Cells: Putting Scientific Innovations to Clinical Challenges.”


College of the Pacific

Alan Lenzi, professor of religious studies, published the article "Narrating for Nabû: Power and Persuasion in an Assyrian Prayer to the Scribal God" in State Archive of Assyria Bulletin, Volume 25. This is the first interpretive study of this prayer since 1951, when the cuneiform tablet bearing the prayer was excavated.

Geoff Lin-Cereghino, Joan Lin-Cereghino, Craig Vierra and Douglas Risser, professors of biology, and Andreas Franz, professor of chemistry, and Der Thor, assistant professor of biomedical sciences, along with authors from their laboratories had the article “Characterization of the Role of BGS13 in the Secretory Mechanism of Pichia pastoris” published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

Matthew Normand, professor of psychology, and graduate student Jesse Bober ’20 published the paper "Health Coaching by Behavior Analysts in Practice: How and Why" in the journal Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice published by the American Psychological Association.

Zach Stahlschmidt, assistant professor of biological sciences, along with Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy student Iris Chu and Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry student Christina Koh ’18 has their paper “When do looks matter? Effects of mate quality and environmental variability on lifetime reproduction” accepted for publication in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

Xiaojing Zhou, professor, chair of the English department and director of ethnic studies, had her translation of the long poem "Shame” by Zheng Xiaoqiong published in World Literature Today.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

Robert Halliwell, professor of physiology and pharmacology, Hamed Salmanzadeh ’22 and colleagues from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran and University of Insubria, Italy published a paper entitled “A review of evidence for the development of persistent changes in brain function” in Brain Research Bulletin.

Presentations and artistic activity

College of the Pacific

    Lydia Fox, associate professor of geological and environmental sciences, gave a presentation in December on "Evaluation: Best Practices for Broader Impacts," convened a poster session "Assessing Student Learning: Moving Beyond Affect," and led a workshop "Establishing and Sustaining an Undergraduate Research Program" at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

    Christopher Goff, professor of mathematics, Michele Gibney, library head of publishing and scholarship support, and Erik Tou of the University of Washington, Tacoma, in January at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Denver presented their recent work managing the Leonhard Euler Archive and migrating its content to Pacific's Scholarly Commons academic repository.

    Macelle Mahala, associate professor of Media X, recently served as dramaturg on the production of Fireflies at the Tony Award-winning regional theatre South Coast Repertory.

    McGeorge School of Law

    Franklin Gevurtz, distinguished professor of law, commented on papers at the Business Associations and Securities Law "New Voices" sessions at the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting in January in Washington, D.C.

    Jay Leach, emeritus professor of law and director of the trial and appellate advocacy certificate of concentration, held a presentation during the Association of American Law Schools advocacy breakfast in January in Washington, D.C.

    Michael Malloy, distinguished professor of law, served as McGeorge School of Law representative to the Association of American Law Schools House of Representatives, as well as a speaker on the contracts section panel and moderator and speaker in the socio-economics section (extended program) during the AALS annual meeting in January in Washington, D.C.

    Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

    Yvonne Mai, assistant professor and regional coordinator, along with Louisa Sullivan, Stephanie Wong, Jason Ellison, Katherine Shafter and Roy Choi ’20 presented the poster “Evaluation of a Pharmacist-led Program to Reduce Outpatient Fluoroquinolone Prescribing in the Emergency Department” at the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists Seminar Conference in October 2019 in Anaheim.

    At the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists conference, Mai along with others also presented the posters “Evaluation of a Vancomycin Time-Out Program at St. Joseph’s Medical Center,” “Impact of Pharmacist Interventions in Patients at High Risk for Readmission” and “Reducing Days of Antibiotic Therapy in Neonates.”

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