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Noteworthy Newsletter | May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

Awards, recognition and service

College of the Pacific
Matt Normand, professor of psychology, has been participating as a member of the “Behavioral Science Response to COVID-19 Working Group.” The goal of the group is to disseminate evidence-based recommendations in areas where behavioral science can make a positive contribution.
Normand also was appointed as the associate editor for a special series on behavior analysis in public health for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Student Life
Marc Falkenstein, executive director of campus life, won the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association Regional Award of Merit for NIRSA Region 6. The regional award of merit is awarded to one person each year based on nominations to recognize a colleague who has demonstrated an outstanding capacity for innovation, dedicated volunteer service to the association and has significantly contributed to the advancement of the profession and student development.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy
Rajkumar Sevak, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, received the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Foundations Strategic Goals Award for his research on mental health stigma.


College of the Pacific
Qingwen Dong, director of the Graduate Program and professor of communication, and co-author and Pacific visiting scholar Jinlong Zhang published an article on “An Analysis of American Communication Discipline’s Learning Outcomes” in the Journal of Modern Communication.  

Matt Normand, professor of psychology, and graduate student J. Logan Gibson ’21 published the article "Behavioral Approaches to Weight Management for Health and Wellness" in the journal Pediatric Clinics of North America.

Vyacheslav Samoshin, professor of chemistry, and graduate students Mulinde Ruyonga, Oscar Mendoza and Michael Browne published the research article “Exploration of trans-2-(azaarylsulfanyl)-cyclohexanols as potential pH-triggered conformational switches” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry. The paper was honored with an image of it on the cover of the journal.

Zachary Stahlschmidt, assistant professor of biological sciences, and Dustin Johnson ’17, ’19 published Johnson’s thesis research “City limits: Heat tolerance is influenced by body size and hydration state in an urban ant community” as an article in the peer-reviewed journal Ecology and Evolution.

Eberhardt School of Business
Vusal Eminli, assistant professor of finance, and Jeremiah Karris of Kent State University had their paper “Determinants and Consequences of Reactive Divestitures” accepted by the World Finance Conference in September 2020.

Lewis R. Gale, professor of business, John Mayberry, assistant professor of mathematics, Joey Gullikson, water polo associate head coach, and Lara Killick of Cal Poly Pomona published “Not Throwing Away My Shot: An Analysis of Shot Features in Men’s Collegiate Water Polo” in the International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport.

Stefanie Naumann, professor of management and organizational behavior, and co-author C. Tang had the paper “When does developmental feedback improve employee creativity? The role of the creativity reward system” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Employment Studies.
Naumann and Jeffrey Miles, professor of management and organizational behavior, had their presentation “The Influence of Sexual Orientation on Academic Self-Concept as a Mediator of Gender and Leadership” accepted for oral presentation in a session at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in August 2020.

Wenjing Ouyang, associate professor of finance, Jeffrey Miles, professor of management and organizational behavior, and Samuel Szewczyk of Drexel University had their paper “Whether to Follow the Market? Board Gender Diversity on Investment-to-Q Sensitivity” accepted for submission for the Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society in June 2020.

Pacific Technology
Faye Snowden, senior project manager, has sold the sequel to her book “A Killing Fire” to Flame Tree Press. In addition, her short story “One Bullet. One Vote” is the lead story in the anthology “Low Down Dirty Vote Volume II.” All money earned from the anthology will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center's programs to fight voter suppression and defend voting rights.

University Libraries 
Jack Schroeder, academic support librarian, had his issue brief “Exemptions for Schools and Libraries in the Anti-Circumvention Provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act” published on the government relations page of the American Association of Law Libraries website. 

Presentations and artistic activity

College of the Pacific
Lisa Tromovitch, professor of Media X, was invited to provide a five-minute video introduction to Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost for the Shakespeare 2020 Project, an online community dedicated to exploring all of Shakespeare's plays in the year 2020.

    Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy
    Rajkumar Sevak, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, along with Edward Rogan, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, William Kehoe, professor emeritus, and Robert Halliwell, professor of physiology and pharmacology, made a poster presentation and a separate podium presentation titled “Impact of a Required Neuropsychiatric Course on Mental Health Stigma among Students Enrolled in an Accelerated Pharmacy Program” at the 23rd annual national conference of College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) held virtually from April 27 to May 1.

    Deepti Vyas, associate professor of pharmacy practice and director of interprofessional education and instructional design, was scheduled to present “New Drugs in Select Gastrointestinal Disorders” at the 32nd Annual New Drugs and Modern Concepts in Pharmacotherapy March 27–29 in San Francisco.

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