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Aug 11, 2014

Awards and Recognition

37th Annual Stockton Arts Commission Arts Awards
Thomas DerthickThe annual Stockton Arts Commission Arts Awards celebration will be held on October 18 at the Stockton Civic Auditorium. The awards recognize people who have been exceptional in their participation, talent, advocacy and support of the arts in Stockton.

Thomas Derthick, Conservatory of Music, was selected to receive the Outstanding Arts Education-Music Award. Derthick is serving hisMarian Jacobs '47 15th year as music director of the Central Valley Youth Symphony, where he has helped expand performances, enrollment and community outreach. He has conducted and directed in Modesto and the San Joaquin County Honor Orchestra, and has been a member of the Conservatory of Music faculty since 1988.

College of the Pacific alumna Marian Jacobs '47 will receive the STAR Award, the highest award bestowed by the Stockton Arts Commission, for her many decades of support of the arts in Stockton, including being a founder of the Stockton Arts Commission and The Marian Jacobs Literary Forum.

Parlisha Watts-Andrews courtesy of United America PageantsParlisha Watts-Andrews '14, a Theatre Arts major in the College of the Pacific, was crowned Mrs. United America 2014. The 10-year-old United America Pageant, based in Austin, Texas, selects contestants who are positive role models to represent their state in the national competition and to be recognized for their achievements in their personal life and with their education, community involvement or career. Watts-Andrews hopes her pageant crown will open doors for her to make a difference in helping children in the community. Read more in news story from The Record>>

Desiree Maldonado, Purchasing Department buyer, has received the prestigious Certified Purchasing Card Professionals (CPCP) certification exemplifying a high level of knowledge in the field of procurement as recognized by the Purchasing Card Professional Certification Council (PCPCC).  This comes only three short months after receiving a certificate in purchasing, a WASC accredited program and Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) equivalent.

Grants, Research and Scholarship Awards

Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program
Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
was one of nine pharmacy schools in the country to receive funding through a $2 million donation from the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program for 2014. The school was chosen based on its commitment to advancing the independent pharmacy profession. Schools selected offer curricula focused on operating an independent pharmacy; support student-run chapters of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA); endorse internship and co-op programs with local independent retail pharmacies; and demonstrate high post-graduate placement rates in community pharmacy settings. The funding will be designated for scholarships to support pharmacy students with an entrepreneurial passion and who are pursuing a career in independent pharmacy. Read more: Cardinal Health news release>>

Kaiser Foundation Healthy Children 2014 Grant
The Department of Physical Therapy in the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has received a grant for Healthy Children 2014: Reducing the Impact of Childhood Obesity in San Joaquin County, California, from the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Northern California Community Benefit Programs Division - Central Valley Area. The grant is for $9,999 for the project from August 1, 2014, through July 31, 2015. This grant supports the community outreach fitness and nutrition after-school program provided by Pacific second year physical therapy students in partnership with the San Joaquin County Office of Education and the Stockton Unified School District. This grant also supports the Physical Therapy white coat ceremony that highlights professional development through service and community involvement. Casey Nesbit is the project lead on the grant.

Research Pilot Project Awards
Ove Peters
and Su Jung Shin, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, received a research pilot project award for "Evaluation of the angiogenic effect on human apical papilla-derived stem cells by new types of calcium silicate cements."

Mirek Tolar, Hennasea Tokumura '15, Steven Speaker '15, Tamer Alpagot, Robert Boyd, Mohamed Fallah and HeeSoo Oh, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, received a research pilot project award for "Biomarkers of orthodontic tooth movement in gingival crevicular fluid of patients treated with Invisalign."

Publications and Scholarly Presentations

College of the Pacific
Jennifer Helgren, History, published "Native American and White Camp Fire Girls Enact Modern Girlhood, 1910-1939" in the American Quarterly, the journal of the American Studies Association. She presented "'What Kind of World Do You Want?' American Youth, the UN, and Anti-Racism in the Early Cold War" at the 16th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women in Toronto, Ontario. She also presented "'Play Foreign Shopper': Girls' Consumption and Internationalism after World War II" at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Diplomacy Conference in Lexington, Kentucky.

Matt Normand, Psychology, and his graduate students published the lead article in the summer issue of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. The study "Further evaluation of a functional analysis of moderate-to-vigorous activity in young children," was authored by Tracy A. Larson '12, Normand, Allison J. Morley '12 and Bryon G. Miller '10, '14.   The article, which explored factors that contribute to increased physical activity in young children, has ignited a string of similar work on physical activity by researchers in other universities.  

Caroline Schroeder, Religious and Classical Studies, presented "Digitizing the Dead and Dismembered: DH Technologies for the Study of Coptic Texts," co-authored with Amir Zeldes of Humboldt University, at DH2014, the annual international conference of the digital humanities held in Lausanne, Switzerland. She also presented "Shenoute in Code: Building a Collaborative Online Environment for Studying Coptic Literature" at the  UCLA-St. Shenouda Society Conference on Coptic Studies at UCLA.

Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Raquel Aldana moderated a panel on "Reversing Pedagogical Conventions: Embracing Bilingualism and Naturalizing the Constitution for a Multiethnic Generation," at the Immigration Law Professors Workshop held at UC Irvine School of Law.  

Anne Bloom spoke on a panel celebrating the work of Marc Galanter at the annual meetings of the Law and Society Association in Minneapolis, Minn. 

Courtney Lee presented "When First Spring Isn't Enough: Supporting Struggling Students with a Second-Year ASP Course" at the Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) annual conference at IU McKinney School of Law, in Indianapolis, Ind. 

Banking and Financial Institutions Law in a NutshellMichael P. Malloy had his book, Banking and Financial Institutions Law in a Nutshell (8th Edition), published by West Academic. The book was coauthored with William A. Lovett of Tulane University.

Stephen McCaffrey co-presented a training workshop on international water law for officials from the Palestinian Water Authority and other line ministries in Ramallah, Palestine. 

John Myers led three workshops; "Recent Developments Regarding Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse"; "Legal and Ethical Responsibilities of the Expert Witness in Child Abuse Cases"; and "Hearsay in Child Abuse Litigation," at the 22nd Annual Children's Justice Conference, sponsored by Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in Spokane, Wash. 

Paul Paton had his article, "Without Leadership," published in Lexpert. 

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Adam M. Kaye '95, Pharmacy Practice, was a coauthor on the article "Perioperative analgesia and the effects of dietary supplements," published in the June issue of journal Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology (Vol. 28, No. 2). 

Donald Y. Shirachi, Emeritus, coauthored the research paper "The acute antinociception of hyperbaric oxygen is not accompanied by an increase in markers of oxidative stress," which was published in Life Sciences.  

Presentations, Performances and Exhibitions in the Performing and Visual Arts

Monika Meler, College of the Pacific Visual Arts, had two paper-cuts juried into the Vulnerability vs. Strength exhibit, which took place at Linus Galleries in Long Beach, Calif.  She also had two prints juried into the Shy Rabbit Print International Exhibition. This exhibit was juried by renowned print artist Karen Kunc and is taking place at the Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts Center in Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Tricia Vang '13 costars in "Khia"Tricia Vang '13, College of the Pacific Theatre Arts, is one of the stars of the film Khiav, shot entirely on location in Thailand, about the struggles of the Hmong during and after the war in Viet Nam. She is pictured on the top right of the film's poster.

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