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Noteworthy newsletter - Feb. 5, 2015

A digest of staff and faculty accomplishments and scholarly activity
Feb 5, 2015

Awards, recognition and service

College of the Pacific 

Qingwen Dong, professor and chair of Communication, received a distinguished faculty lecture award from China's Tongji University in Shanghai to give two weeks of lectures on media theorizing and development to graduate students in Tongji's College of Communication in December. He also helped the college launch a Research Center on Social Media and Social Development and serves as a joint director for the research center. 

Ruth Lewis, visiting assistant professor of Sociology, is part of a collaborative team that has won a Public Health Intervention Development grant from the UK Medical Research Council. Led by colleagues at University of Cardiff, the team has been awarded ₤130,288 for a mixed-method, multi-case study to develop a comprehensive sexual health intervention within further education settings in the UK.

Matthew Normand, associate professor of Psychology, was named to the editorial board of the new journal Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, published by the American Psychological Association.

Indianization of Lewis and ClarkBill Swaggerty, director of the John Muir Center, had his book, The Indianization of Lewis and Clark, reviewed in Gateway magazine, a publication of the St. Louis Historical Museum. Gateway reviewer Mary McWay Seaman stated, "This stunning work, beautifully composed and exceedingly entertaining, delivers a veritable, virtual time travel in full!"

Professor Lisa Tromovitch and playwright Reed MartinLisa Tromovitch, professor and chair of Theatre Arts, was named President of the Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA), the international membership organization of theater producers whose work focuses on the production of Shakespeare's plays. The announcement was made at the 25th annual conference in San Francisco Jan. 4-10. Pictured at right are Tromovitch with playwright Reed Martin.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Paul Glassman, director of the Pacific Center for Special Care, has received a $275,000 grant from the California Wellness Foundation to expand the center's Virtual Dental Home system of care to low-income seniors in Los Angeles. The Center will work with Front Porch, an organization that provides low-income housing for a diverse population of seniors. The main focus of this project will be Korean-speaking seniors, some of whom also have hearing disabilities. The Cal Wellness grant is a three-year award for community providers, with the goal of ensuring that they will ultimately be able to run a self-sustaining system using telehealth-connected oral health teams. Read more>>

Dan SoineDan Soine, director of Marketing and Communications, was named as a board member of the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District, which works to provide cleaning, safety, marketing, events, grants and other services to the South of Market district in San Francisco. He also serves on the YBCBD marketing and renewal steering committees. 

The Pacific Dental Hygiene program, in partnership with the YMCA of San Joaquin and San Joaquin County Office of Education, has been awarded a grant of $70,860 from St. Joseph's Medical Center/Dignity Health to develop a program of dental services at schools and after-school programs. The grant will provide for oral health education—provided in part by dental hygiene students—and dental hygiene preventative care—provided by registered hygienists assisted by dental hygiene students—to children in after school programs.

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

Dean Lynn G. BeckDean Lynn G. Beck was selected by the San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women to receive a Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement Award for education. She will be recognized at the 40th annual gala awards ceremony on Feb. 15 at Stockton Golf and Country Club. The award is given annually to women who have excelled in their fields and raised the status of all people in the San Joaquin County area. Beck was nominated by the Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. She has been the dean for 10 years and is a recipient of the Pacific Women of Distinction Award (2010). Beck has been a champion of literacy efforts in the county, including helping to create the Tomorrow Project Academies as part of Pacific's Beyond Our Gates initiative. Read article in The Record>>

Abingdon Intro to BibleJoel N. Lohr
, associate professor of practice in Educational Administration and Leadership, had his book, The Abingdon Introduction to the Bible: Understanding Jewish and Christian Scriptures, coauthored with Joel S. Kaminsky and Mark Reasoner, named Outstanding Academic Title for 2014 by Choice Reviews, the review publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Reviewer L. J. Greenspoon of Creighton University lists the book as "highly recommended" and describes it as "consistently thoughtful, unfailingly sensitive, and coherently structured."

McGeorge School of Law

Raquel Aldana, professor of law, organized the second Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting Symposium, "Congressional Dysfunction and Executive Lawmaking during the Obama Administration," held on Jan. 5 by the AALS Committee on Special Programs. Aldana collaborated on the symposium proposal with a colleague at New York University School of Law. The symposium was broadcast on CSPAN>>.

Linda Carter, distinguished professor of law, co-directed the 10th Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ) with Justice Richard Goldstone of South Africa Jan. 4-8 at the the University of Malta in Valletta and co-facilitated two sessions: one on the pace of international justice and one on the relationship of international courts with NGOs. Read more. Carter served as part of The American NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court (ICC) delegation team at the annual meeting of the ICC's Assembly of States Parties' (ASP) meeting Dec. 8-17 at the United Nations in New York City. The ASP comprises one representative from each of the 122 countries that are a party to the ICC.

Courtney Lee, associate professor of Lawyering Skills, assumed the role of Chair of the AALS Section on Balance in Legal Education during the 2015 Business Meeting at the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 3. Lee served as Chair-Elect since January 2014. She serves as Executive Editor of the AALS Section on Academic Support's official publication, The Learning Curve, which is published in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.

Michael MalloyMichael Malloy, distinguished professor of law, served as McGeorge's designated representative to the American Association of Law Schools House of Representatives during two sessions during the AALS Annual Meeting Jan. 3-5 in Washington, D.C. Malloy also was one of the honorees at the AALS Reception for Law Schools' Teachers of the Year. 

Stephen McCaffrey, distinguished professor of law, participated as a member in the fourth meeting of the Implementation Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Water Convention, held in London Dec. 4. 

Jarrod Wong, professor of law, was elected co-vice chair of the American Society of International Law - International Economic Law Interest Group in November. Wong organized the Inaugural Academic Council Work-in-Progress Workshop for the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration Jan. 17 in Houston, Texas, as part of his role as an Executive Committee and Academic Council member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA). 

Office of the Provost

Vernon SmithVernon Smith, vice provost for Distributed Learning, has been appointed to the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Advisory Board. ELI is a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to the advancement of learning through the innovative application of technology. ELI regularly publishes the "7 Things You Should Know About" series on learning technologies.   

Student Life

Ana ArguetaAna Argueta, operations and budget specialist in the Career Resource Center, has received a Professional Administrative Certificate of Excellence from the American Society of Administrative Professionals. Argueta completed 92 credits of coursework in five areas of competency - Interpersonal Communication, Office & Digital Technologies, Project and Task Management, Management Skills, and Career Development. She was among the first to join Pacific's Administrative Excellence (AE) Program, designed to support administrative staff working towards the PACE certificate.

Publications and Presentations, Scholarly Work

College of the Pacific

Martín Camps, associate professor of Modern Languages and Literature, published the article "Narratives of the Drug War: Literature and Testimonies of Writers from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico" (in Spanish) in Hispanic Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2. (2015). 

Dennis Flynn, emeritus professor of Economics, published a lead essay, "Link-Unit-of-Account versus Ratio-Unit-of-Account Moneys: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Mint Policy," in Money in Asia (1200-1900): Small Currencies in Social and Political Contexts, J.K. Leonard and U. Theobald eds., published by Brill (2015).

Jeffrey Hole, assistant professor of English, had his essay "Edward W. Said, the Sphere of Humanism, and the Neoliberal University" published in The Geocritical Legacies of Edward W. Said, edited by Robert T. Tally Jr.

Cathie McClellan, associate professor of Theatre Arts, was the costume designer for the regional theatre production: "Peter and the Starcatcher" for the Pacific Conservatory Theatre in Santa Maria, California, which will be performed Feb. 12-Mar. 1 at the Marian Theater on the campus of Alan Hancock College in Santa Maria and Aug. 21-Sep. 13 at the Solvang Festival Theater in Solvang. The play, written by Rick Elice, is based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Often called the "grown-ups prequel" to Peter Pan, it tells the back story of how Peter and Wendy met and the origins of Neverland and its inhabitants.

Xiaojing Zhou, professor of English and director of Ethnic Studies, presented the papers "Race and Environmental Justice in Asian American Ecopoetry" and "The Agency of Kinship for Re-representing Japanese American Internment" at the 130th MLA Convention in Vancouver, Canada, in January.

School of International Studies

Yong Kyun Kim, assistant professor of Political Science, had his coauthored paper, "Credibility, Preferences, and Bilateral Investment Treaties," accepted for publication in the Review of International Organizations.

Bruce LaBrack, emeritus professor of Anthropology, co-facilitated a Qualifying Seminar on the Intercultural Development Inventory followed by a workshop on "Applications for Academic Advising Staff of the SABIC (Saudi Arabia Basic Industries) Scholarship programs in North America," Jan. 27-30 in Houston, Texas.

Conservatory of Music

Mathew Krejci performs in BrazilMathew Krejci, adjunct instructor of flute, performed a concert of chamber music with Patricia Shands, professor of clarinet, and staff accompanist Patricia Grimm on Nov. 9 at the Rio de Janiero Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Krejci performed a Flute Concerto by CPE Bach with a chamber orchestra on Nov. 11. The three musicians also gave master classes on their instruments at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Department of Music.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Alan Gluskin, professor and co-chair of Endodontics, was chosen to be the author of the American Association of Endodontists' Fall 2014 monograph, The Standard of Practice in Contemporary Endodontics. The monograph is sent to all members of the ADA and selected specialty groups.

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

Thomas Nelson,
 associate professor of  Curriculum and Instruction, presented the workshop "Writing for Publication: What Prospective Authors Need to Know" at the 13th Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu on Jan. 7. 

McGeorge School of Law

Raquel Aldana, professor of law, was a panelist in a day-long program, "New Challenges and Opportunities in Globalizing Legal Education," on the topic of International Summer Abroad programs, "Educating Students Abroad During Lean Times: Maximizing Value and Creating Sustainability," on Jan. 5 at the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. She was also on a panel for the New Law Teachers Workshop on Integrating Teaching and Scholarship, "Potential and Pitfalls: Harnessing Your Teaching to Inform Your Scholarship," on Jan. 4.

Linda Carter, distinguished professor of law, moderated the panel "Promoting Accountability for Human Rights Violations - Forging Effective and Efficient Litigation of International Atrocity Crimes," on Dec. 10 in New York City.

Julie Davies, professor of law, organized and moderated the AALS Section on Part-Time Programs panel on "Blowing up Part Time Programs as We Know Them: Providing an Authentic Legal Education" at the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 4. She spoke on "The Non-Traditional Student: Student Services Role in Providing Acclimation and Support" on the AALS Student Services program panel.

Franklin Gevurtz, distinguished professor of law, had the fifth edition of his casebook, Business Planning (5th ed. 2014), published by Foundation Press. His article, "Determining Extraterritoriality," has been published in the William & Mary Law Review, 341 (2014). Gevurtz served as the commentator for a paper undertaking a comparative examination of the Indian law regarding corporate squeeze-outs and for another paper undertaking a comparative examination of corporate opportunity doctrine at a workshop sponsored by the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law held on Nov. 7-8 at UC Davis School of Law. Gevurtz was a panelist at the AALS Section on Agency, Partnership, LLCs and Unincorporated Associations meeting on the topic "Bringing Numbers into Basic and Advanced Business Associations Courses: How and Why to Teach Accounting, Finance, and Tax" at the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Courtney Lee, associate professor of Lawyering Skills, presented at the AALS Section on Animal Law panel on "Keeping it Current: Animal Law Examples across the Curriculum," at the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. She presented "Changing Gears to Meet the New Normal in Legal Education," at the Fourth Colonial Frontier Legal Writing Conference on Dec. 6 at the Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. 

Michael Malloy, distinguished professor of law, had his first 2015 Supplement to his three-volume treatise Banking Law and Regulation (2d ed.) published by Wolters-Kluwer Law and Business. Malloy gave a formal lecture on "Institutional Organization of Supervision: Reform in the US," at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Faculty of Law, Queen Mary University of London on Dec. 5. He also was chair and panelist in a concurrent session "Teaching Financial Services Law in Times of Crisis," presented by the AALS Section on Socio-Economics and presented the paper "Structural Crisis in post-Meltdown Financial Services Regulation," at the Society of Socio-Economists Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the AALS meeting in Washington, D.C., in January.

Stephen McCaffrey, distinguished professor of law, had his blog post republished as an article, "Dr. Stephen McCaffrey on the entry into force of the 1997 Watercourses Convention," in Water Policy, Vol. 16 No. 6 (2014). He co-organized a workshop on the role of legal and scientific expertise in the avoidance and settlement of water law disputes on Dec. 5 at Queen Mary University of London, chaired three of the workshop sessions and spoke at a session about international litigation and other means of dispute settlement. He is the lead co-editor of a volume that will contain contributions from those participating in the workshop, to be published by Brill-Nijhoff.

Dean Francis J. Mootz III had his book review, "Lillian L. Beeson, Persuasion: Theory and Applications" published in Legal Communication and Rhetoric: JALWD (Fall 2014, Vol. 11). 

John E.B. Myers, professor of law, had his article, "California's Eavesdropping Law Endangers Victims of Domestic Violence," published in the John Marshall Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law, Vol. 31, No. 1.

State v. Casey

Joseph Taylor, professor of law, had his casefile, State v. Casey (2nd ed. 2015), published by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Criminal Law Simulations

Michael Vitiello, distinguished professor of law and director of the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, had his book, Bridge to Practice: Criminal Law Simulations (2014), coauthored with Emily Hughes, published by West. This is part of the Bridge to Practice series conceived by Vitiello, for which he is also the general editor, which uses sets of simulations covering a wide array of issues to help students develop essential lawyering skills.

Jarrod Wong, professor of law, had his article, "The Subversion of Investment Treaty Arbitration," published in the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 53. Wong, Frank Gevurtz and Raquel Aldana led the discussion on "Rethinking Overseas Programs in the Face of Global Prejudice and Unrest" at the Pacific McGeorge International Programs Breakfast for International Law Faculties and Members of the American Society of International Law Teaching International Law Interest Group at the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 4. He also conducted a luncheon interview, "A Conversation with Professor J. Martin Hunter of Essex Court Chambers," with the keynote speaker during a luncheon session at the 2nd Annual ITA-IEL Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration in Houston Jan. 16. 

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Adam Kaye '95, clinical professor of Pharmacy Practice, coauthored the abstract and chapter "Appropriate Dispensing of Prescription Medications and Recognition of Substance Abuse: The Pharmacist's Perspective" published in Substance Abuse:Inpatient and Outpatient Management for Every Clinician (Springer, 2015), A. Kaye, N. Vadevelu, R. Urman eds.

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Elizabeth Basha, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, had the paper "Surface Classification for Sensor Deployment from UAV Landings," coauthored with colleagues from University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and the paper "On Air-to-Water Radio Communication between UAVs and Water Sensor Networks," coauthored with Jacob Palmer '14, '15, Nicholas Yuen '12, '13 and colleagues from UNL, accepted at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2105, one of the top conferences in robotics. 

Eberhardt School of Business

Stefanie Naumann, professor of Management and Organizational Behavior, coauthored the article, "How team identification and expertise identification affect R&D employees' creativity," which was published in Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 23, No.3. 

Office of the Provost

Vernon Smith, vice provost for Distributed Learning, co-presented "The Future of Online Learning Analytics: Measuring Course Health," examining the fusion of data analytics, learning technology and the improvement of curriculum and instruction, at EDUCAUSE Connect on Jan. 28.

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