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Noteworthy Newsletter | March 25, 2020

Mar 25, 2020

Awards, recognition and service

College of the Pacific

Kevin Lamb, assistant professor of mathematics, coached students Justin Barber ’21, Savio Cao ’20 and Kelli Loritsch ’21 at the Mathematical Contest in Modeling Feb. 13–17.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan, professor and chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Department, serves as a board member in the California Speech-Language Hearing Association Foundation.


Conservatory of Music

Feilin Hsiao, associate professor of music therapy, co-authored the manuscript “Factors Associated with Music Therapy Board Certification Examination Outcomes” published in Music Therapy Perspectives.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

Melanie A. Felmlee, assistant professor of pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry, and colleagues Robert Jones, Vivian Rodriguez-Cruz, Kristin Follman and Marilyn E. Morris, published “Monocarboxylate Transporters (SLC16A): Function, Regulation, and Role in Health and Disease” in Pharmacological Review.

Carly A. Ranson, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, and colleagues Cynthia S. Valle-Oseguera and Matthew Heinsen published the article “Updates and Application of the 2019 American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria” in the California Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.

Presentations and artistic activity

College of the Pacific

    Teresa Bergman, chair and professor of the Communications Department, in March had her invited lecture on her book “Commemoration of Women in the U.S.: Context, Diversity, and Challenges” sponsored by the Stanislaus State chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national History Honor Society.

    Jennifer Helgren, associate professor of history, and Keely Canniff, digital projects manager in the University Library, discussed the Digital Deltas Project at the Marysville Bakkai Festival's workshop on public history in February. They demonstrated their virtual reality recreation of Stockton's historic Little Manila. The project was funded by a Pacific Strategic Investment Fund grant and a California Humanities grant.

    Zhou Xiaojing, professor of English, presented the paper “Craig Santos Perez’s Ecopoetry as an Archive of Imperial Ruination, Indigenous Resistance, and Environmental Activism” at the 135th Modern Language Association Convention in Seattle Jan. 9–12.

    Conservatory of Music

    Ruth Brittin, professor and program director of music education, was featured as the keynote speaker for the Ohio Music Educators Association research seminar in Cincinnati in January.

    McGeorge School of Law

    Michael Mireles, professor of law and director of the Intellectual Property Certificate of Concentration, co-organized and presented at the Intersection of Intellectual Property and Competition Law in the Age of Platforms and New Technology conference in Chennai, India, in February.

    Brian Slocum, professor of law, presented his paper “Reforming the Canon of Constitutional Avoidance” at Yale Law School’s 10th Annual Legislation works in progress roundtable Feb. 27–29.

    Slocum also presented “Big Data and the Structure of Statutory Interpretation” at the Brooklyn Law Review Symposium: Data-Driven Approaches to Legal Interpretation held March 5–7.

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