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Water Polo Coach James Graham

Water Polo Coach James Graham was named National Coach of the Year, having guiding the Tigers to the NCAA Championship finals, where Pacific finished as the national runner-up. Pacific went 23-5 with the MPSF regular season title and the program's second-ever NCAA berth. Graham is only the fourth coach in Pacific Athletics history to achieve National Coach of the Year honors. He joins the ranks of volleyball's Taras Liskevych (1979, 80, 84) and John Dunning (1985) and football's Amos Alonzo Stagg (1943)

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Noteworthy - February 18, 2014

Feb 18, 2014

College of the Pacific

Grow Food, Cook Food, Share FoodAlbala's Book a Finalist for World Cookbook Award
History Professor Ken Albala's  latest book, Grow Food, Cook Food, Share Food: Perspectives on Eating from the Past and a Preliminary Agenda for the Future, was named a finalist by Gourmand International for the 2014 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in the category of Culinary History. The winners will be announced at the Beijing Cookbook Fair in May. The book is a practical food history lesson, an editorial on our use of packaged convenience foods, and a call to arms-of the kitchen variety. Mixing food writing and history, adding a dash of cookbook, Albala shares the story of what happened when he started taking food history seriously and embarked on a mission to grow, cook, and share food in the ways that people did in the past.

Alison Hope Alkon, Sociology, gave the invited talk "Food Justice, Farmers Markets and the Green Economy," based on her book, Black White and Green: Farmers Markets, Race, and the Green Economy," at UC Santa Cruz. 

Mustafa Barak '14 and Qingwen Dong, Communication, presented a paper on "The Impact of Social Media Use on Afghan Youth Self-esteem and Social Activism" at the Annual National Communication Association Conference in Washington, D.C.

Teresa Bergman, Communication, gave the invited guest lecture "Sex and Gender in the Lincoln Memorial" at California State University, San Bernardino.

Qingwen Dong, Communication, along with Yun Wu' 12, Xiaoting Gu' 13 and Dale Dong'16 had their book chapter on "Cultural Values, Gender and Chinese Young Adults in Using Social Media," published in Social Media in Asia (Dignity Press, 2014), L. Cui and M. Prosser eds.   

Jimmy Juge, Physics, gave the invited seminar "Computing the hadronic excitation spectrum in a finite box" at the University of Tsukuba, Japan.

Monika Meler, Visual Arts, judged the entries for the 83rd Annual McKee Student Art contest and exhibition, where San Joaquin County students from kindergarten through grade 12 get to display their talents. There were an estimated 1,000 entries from 59 schools of 2- and 3D works created with crayon, colored pencil, pastels, watercolors, and oil and acrylic paints. The exhibit will be on display at the Haggin Museum through April 6.

Pacific Speech & Debate Takes Third at Talk Hawk Invitational
Two Pacific Students took first in Individual competition and Pacific Speech and Debate took third place in the School Sweepstakes at the Talk Hawk Invitational on Feb. 1 at Las Positas College in Livermore, Calif. The tournament featured 14 schools from all over the region, including UC Berkeley, San Francisco State, CSU Chico and many others. Nick Brummel '15 took 1st place in open division Impromptu Speaking and 3rd place in open Division persuasive Speaking. This marked Brummel's third tournament win of the semester in Open Impromptu speaking. Tazeen Hussain '15 took 1st place in novice division Impromptu Speaking and 3rd place in novice division Extemporaneous Speaking. Tyler Reardon took 2nd Place in open division Programmed Oral Interpretation and 3rd place in open division Prose Interpretation.

School of International Studies

Ahmed Kanna, Anthropology, spoke on "Gulf Urbanism: The Semantic Field of the Category of Space" as part of a lecture series at New York University Abu Dhabi's downtown campus. About 80 people attended the lecture, which was the second in a series of three lectures about new topics in Arab studies.

Bruce La Brack, Emeritus, and Laura Bathurst delivered an invited session on "Facilitating Intercultural Learning, Model 1: Home Campus Faculty Teach Students Prior to and After Study Abroad" at the Sixth Annual WISE (Wake Forest Intercultural Skills Enhancement) Conference at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. The presentation focused on University of the Pacific's academically credited pre- and post-study cross-cultural training courses.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Debra Woo '86, Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences, was appointed to the Dental Board of California by Governor Jerry Brown. Woo has been an assistant professor at the Dugoni School of Dentistry since 2012, and was adjunct clinical professor of oral diagnosis and treatment from 1986 to 1988. Read more >>

Chan Park, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, was named as a new member of the board of directors of the California Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.

McGeorge School of Law

Raquel Aldana was a panelist on "Defining Your Faculty Agenda Post-Tenure" at The North Eastern People of Color Conference (NEPOC) at University of Puerto Rico School of Law. 

Adrienne Brungess presented "Encouraging students to work digitally" at the Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop held at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego.

Linda Carter conducted two-day workshops for students and faculty on developing an international criminal law program and gave the talk "The Importance of National Expertise for International Criminal Justice: Complementarity in Action" at Midlands State University School of Law in Gweru, Zimbabwe, and at University of Nairobi School of Law in Nairobi, Kenya. The trip was part of the International Criminal Law University Outreach Programme and sponsored by the International Law Institute-African Centre for Legal Excellence.

Julie Davies was elected as the Chair-Elect of the AALS section on Part-Time Legal Education at the AALS Annual Meeting in New York City.

Franklin Gevurtz presented thepaper "Determining Extraterritoriality" at the Securities Regulation Section session at the AALS Annual Meeting in New York City. He also spoke on "Incorporating Transnational and Comparative Law Across the Curriculum: Advantages and Disadvantages," at the Advisory Committee on Globalization session on Globalization of Legal Education: Developing Optimal Models for Your Law School and moderated the annual Pacific McGeorge Breakfast for International Law Faculties and Members of the American Society of International Law Teaching International Law Interest Group on the topic "Converging Trends in Legal Education: Globalization Meets Experiential Legal Education" at the same conference.

Brian Landsberg was a panelist on "Affirmative Action: The impact of Fisher v. University of Texas on Minority Communities" at the Bay Area Asian Pacific American Law Student Association Conference at UC Davis.

Courtney Lee was elected Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on Balance in Legal Education during the 2014 Business Meeting at the AALS Annual Meeting in New York City. 

Michael Malloy gave two lectures, "New Challenges in Bank Supervision - Reform in the US" and "Institutional Organization of Supervision: Reform in the US," at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Faculty of Law, Queen Mary University of London. Watch. His first 2014 supplement to his Three-volumne treatise, Banking Law and Regulation (2d ed.) has been published by Wolters-Klewer Law and Business.

Christine Manolakas had her article, "The Mixed Use of a Personal Residence: Integration of Conflicting Holding Purposes Under I.R.C. Sections 121, 280A, and 1031," published in the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law.

Stephen McCaffrey had his keynote address, "Keynote: Sustainability and Sovereignty in the 21st Century," published in the Denver Journal of Intenational Law and Policy.

Mike Mireles moderated a panel on "Affirmative Action: The impact of Fisher v. University of Texas on Minority Communities," at the Bay Area Asian Pacific American Law Student Association Conference at UC Davis.

Maureen Moran presented "Apps and Other Innovations for Teaching LRW," at the Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop at University of Oregon Law School in Eugene, Ore.

Mary Beth Moylan presented "Curricular Innovation Goes Global: Pushing the Boundaries of LRW," at the Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop at University of Oregon Law School in Eugene, Ore.  

Dean Francis J. Mootz III had his book review, "Gadamer: A Philosophical Portrait" reviewing Donatella Di Cesare's Gadamer: A Philosophical Portrait (2013) published in the Notre Dame PHilosophical Review.

John Myers presented two workshops at the 28th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment in San Diego. The first workshop was on the topic "Forfeiture-By-Wrongdoing in Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Elder Abuse Cases." The second workshop was with Thomas D. Lyon of USC School of Law on the topic "Annual Review of Important Cases and Research."

Paul Paton had his coauthored book, Global Issues in Legal Ethics (2d ed. 2014 with James E. Moliterno), published by West Academic. His article, "Accountant-Client Privilege, Accountant-Client Privilege," has been published by Lexpert.

Joseph Taylor had his casefiles, State v. Donaldson (2nd ed. 2013 with Michael Sands) and State v. Anderson (2nd ed. 2013), published by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Michael Vitiello had his article, "Personal Reflections on Connick v. Thompson,"  published in The Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.

Jarrod Wong presented his paper, "The subversion of state-to-state arbitration under bilateral investment treaties," at the 2013 Asian Society of International Law Biennial Meeting in New Delhi, India. Wong's book chapter, "The Misapprehension of Moral Damages in Investor-State Arbitration," has been published in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers 2012.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharamacy and Health Sciences

Donald Y. Shirachi, emeritus, Pharmacology, coauthored the paper "Involvement of spinal cord opioid mechanisms in the acute antinociceptive effect of hyperbaric oxygen in mice," which was published in Brain Research.

Student Life

Sandy Mahoney, Assessment and Student Development Services, was selected to serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice for the 2014-17 term.


Pacific Men's Water Polo captains - Goran Tomasevic, Alex Malkis and Balazs ErdelyiMore Accolades for Water Polo
In addition to Head Coach James Graham's National Coach of the Year honors, the Pacific men's water polo team earned five All-American awards from the AWPCA, the most in program history, while senior Balazs Erdelyi (pictured at right) earned National Player of the Year honors. Erdelyi, senior Goran Tomasevic (pictured at left) and senior Alex Malkis (pictured at center) were named First Team All-American, while junior Alex Obert earned second team honors. Kevin Oliveira was named All-American Honorable Mention. With the AWPCA Player of the Year Award, Erdelyi completed his collection of awards, winning every major honor at least once in his career: All-Conference, MPSF Player of the Year, NCAA Championship Most Valuable Player, Freshman All-American, MPSF Freshman of the Year, All-American, Peter J. Cutino Award, and now ACWPA NCAA Player of the Year. With a modern-era record of seven goals in the NCAA title game, Erdelyi was named Most Valuable Player of the 2013 NCAA Collegiate Men's Water Polo Championship. Erdelyi's seven goals in the final are the most since the two-point line was removed. He also became the fourth player to win solo MVP honors while bringing home the second place trophy. Tomasevic earned First Team honors for the third time in his career after taking home the award in 2010 and 2011. Malkis was stellar in net for Pacific as he earned First Team honors for te first time in his career after earning Honorable Mention accolades in 2012 and 2010.  Pacific set a program record for most All-Americans for the second-straight season. The Tigers had a then-best four in 2012 (Erdelyi, Malkis, Obert and Aleksandar Petrovic).

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