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Noteworthy - February 3, 2014

Faculty and Staff accomplishments and scholarly activity
Feb 3, 2014

College of the Pacific

Center for Community Involvement
Congratulations to the Center for Community Involvement (CCI) - Winner of ZipcarU grant comptetition

Pacific's CCI won $5,000 worth of Zipcar credits through ZipcarU's recent grant competition. CCI uses Zipcars to provide transportation for student tutors and volunteers to travel to schools and community sites throughout Stockton. The credits are awarded through Zipcars "Students With Drive" program, which rewards students for doing positive work in their college communities. The CCI will be automatically entered to win the final grand prize for the 2013-2014 academic year, consisting of an additional $5,000 in Zipcar transportation, $10,000 in cash, and $10,000 for Pacific's scholarship fund.

Alison Hope Alkon, Sociology, gave an invited lecture on her book, Black White and Green: Farmers Markets, Race and the Economy, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Peg Ciccolella, Mark VanNess, Brian Moore and James Wyant, Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences, have had their article "Rhabdomyolysis and the Law: A Brief Review," accepted for publication in the Journal of Exercise Physiology.

Katie Golsan, Modern Languages and Literature and Film Studies, has been invited to serve a 2-year term on the national Phi Beta Kappa Fellowship Selection Committee for the Sibley Award-a $20,000 post-graduate fellowship for the study of Greek language, literature, history or archaeology, or the study of French language or literature.  

Keisuke Jimmy Juge, Physics, gave the seminar "Computing the hadronic excitation spectrum in a finite box" at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Great ShakespeareansCourtney Lehmann, English, had her co-authored book Great Shakespeareans: Welles, Kurosawa, Kozintsev, Zeffirelli, published by Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare (December 2013). It has been optioned for paperback publication based on its outstanding early reviews. The book is volume 17 in Bloomsbury's Great Shakespeareans series, which offers a systematic account of individuals who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally. In this volume, Lehmann discusses interpretations of Shakespeare's plays by Italian film director and producer Franco Zeffirelli.

George Lewis, Emeritus, Sociology, had his 2000 Journal of Popular Culture article "From Minnesota Fat to Seoul food: Spam in America and the Pacific Rim," cited and used extensively as a resource in a recent New York Times article, "In South Korea, Spam Is the Stuff Gifts Are Made of."

Monika Meler, Visual Arts, had her work included in the "International Printmakers: Crossing Boundaries and Making Connections" exhibit at Gallery Shoal Creek in Austin, Texas.  The exhibit was curated by noted print artist Karen Kunc and comes with a published catalogue. Meler is an Artist in Residence at Kala Arts in Berkeley, making a series of artworks that will be exhibited at the Southern Graphics Council International Conference in San Francisco in March. Her work is also on display at the LA Printspace in West Hollywood and will soon be exhibited as part of the 48th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show at the Del Mar College Art Gallery in Corpus Christi, Texas, an exhibit juried by Leonard Lehrer.

Traci Roberts-Camps, Modern Languages and Literature and director of Gender Studies, is on the editorial board of the journal Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World (University of California), a peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal of Luso-Hispanic and U.S. Latino literary and cultural studies.

Carline Schroeder, Religious Studies, gave the invited lecture "Like Father, Like Son: Genealogies and Cultural Reproduction in Early Christian Monasticism" at the School of Religion at the University of Southern California.

Dari Sylvester, Political Science and the Jacoby Center, had her 2011 coauthored article "Who Converts to Vote-By-Mail Evidence From a Field Experiment" published in "Appendix J: Absentee Ballots and Early Voting" as part of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration report and recommendations issued Jan. 22. The commission, established by executive order on Mar. 28, 2013, was tasked to identify best practices in election administration and make recommendations to improve the voting experience.

Mark VanNess, Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, will be addressing the Assembly of Northern Ireland in the Long Gallery of the Stormont Building in Belfast about discriminating myalgic encephalomyelitis from other fatiguing illnesses. This is part of a seven-day trip that includes meeting with scientists at East London University; providers at a patient conference at Newry, Northern Ireland, and a CME conference at the Watershed in Bristol, England. The trip is funded by the Newry & Mourne ME support group and the Bristol ME/CFS continuing medical educators.

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Michael P. Malloy had his blog post "Global K: Economic Sanctions and Transnational Contracts" published on the "Global K"  ContractsProf Blog column in December. The post explores the current environment of transnational contract practice, which includes a pervasive and persistent array of economic sanctions programs, both multilateral and unilateral.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Kylie Rowe, Physical Therapy, spoke at the Stockton Chronic Pain Support Group meeting at St. Joseph's Medical Center. The meeting covered how to understand and work with pain, simple exercise ideas to help begin moving again and ideas on how to improve diet to remain healthy.  

Eberhardt School of Business

Jeff Miles, Management and Organizational Behavior, developed, launched and chaired a Management Theory Conference on in September at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. The conference was attended by 102 management professors from 85 universities in 16 countries. Sixteen Eberhardt School students also participated on the conference program. The 17 best papers and two keynote addresses from the conference are being published in a hardbound book by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in Cambridge, England, that will be available later this year.

Beta Gamma Sigma FraternityThe Eberhardt School of Business Beta Gamma Sigma chapter was named a Premier Chapter for its exceptionally high-qualifying student membership. The recognition provides a matching scholarship for the school to award to a student. Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International, and membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by that body.

Most Beautiful Campuses

Pacific Beautiful

University of the Pacific was once again selected as one of the 50 Most Amazing College Campuses in annual ranking, released on Jan. 13, 2014. The list is compiles to "emphasize to students the importance of the context and learning environment in which they choose to get educated." In polling students, the organization has found that campus setting plays a significant role in student satisfaction.


Six Pacific men's water polo players were named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic Honors:
Balazs Erdelyi '14 and Goran Tomasevic '14 received All-Academic honors for the third time. Erdelyi, a business administration major, was a force for the Tigers, setting the program's single-season goal record with 96, including 24 multi-goal games while leading the conference in goals per game. He was named Most Outstanding Player in the National Championship Game after a seven-goal performance in a losing effort. The 2012 Cutino Award winner for national player of the year was again named a finalist for the 2013 award in addition to a fourth straight All-MSPF selection. Tomasevic, also a business administration major, returned to dominance following a redshirt year, tallying 66 goals in 27 games. Alex Obert '15 and Casey Fleming '16 received their second straight All-Academic honors. Obert, an engineering major, was a member of the U.S. National Team for the FINA World Championships last summer and was third on the Tigers with 44 goals. Fleming, a sport medicine major, had a breakout year posting 18 goals, including one in the National Semifinal against Stanford. Kevin Oliveira '13 and J.T. Sarmento '16 earned the honor in their first years of eligibility. Oliveira, a communication major, scored 41 times for the Tigers. Sarmento, a psychology major, scored six goals in limited action for the Tigers.  

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