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Noteworthy Newsletter | August 2016

Aug 9, 2016

Awards, recognition and service

College of the Pacific

Lydia FoxLydia Fox, Associate Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences, was elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. She will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the annual meeting of the GSA on Sept. 25 in Denver, Colorado. Society fellowship is an honor bestowed on the best of the geoscience profession by election at the spring GSA council meeting. GSA members are elected to fellowship in recognition of distinguished contributions to the geosciences.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

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Volunteers provide health screenings to Thai community

Volunteers from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry participated in a health fair on July 30 at the Wat Buddhanusorn in Fremont. It was organized by a group of Thai nurses and health care providers in the San Francisco Bay Area to serve members of the Thai community. Dugoni alumni and AEGD residents from the Union City Clinic and Highland Hospital provided dental screenings and oral hygiene health education. Allen Wong, Professor and Director of the AEGD and Hospital Dentistry program; Anthony Mock, Adjunct Professor of Dental Practice; Soe Wynn '98 and Yan Gao '18; Aiyasara Kittivatana, RDA-Hospital Dentistry Case Coordinator; Valeria Donald, RDA from Orofacial Pain; and Tina Saechao, CARE Program, were among the many volunteers.

McGeorge School of Law

Raquel Aldana, Professor of Law, was reappointed by the American Bar Association to serve on the Latin America and the Caribbean regional council of the Rule of Law Initiative Project.

Michael P. Malloy, Distinguished Professor of Law, had his article "Banking in the Twenty-First Century" cited by Yuliya Guseva in "Destructive Collectivism: Dodd-Frank Coordination and Clearinghouses," published in the Cardozo Law Review.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Rajul A. Patel '01, '06, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, received a $30,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Northern California Regions under their "Access to Primary and Preventative Care" funding priority for the Mobile Medicare Clinics.

University Library

Robin Imhof, Associate Professor and Academic Support Librarian for Humanities, has been appointed to the Library Advisory Board of Harrington Park Press, a scholarly publisher specializing in LGBTQ topics.

Professional development-Multiple divisions

Five employees completed the Professional Administrative Certificate of Excellence: Blake Crary, Administrative Coordinator for the Department of Public Safety; Nadine Gaillard, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management; Ava Hammond, Administrative Assistant for the Office of the Provost; Kristen Hernandez, Administrative Assistant II for Speech-Language Pathology; and Wanda Wright, Administrative Assistant II for Student Life, OSLI, who have all completed the 92 required credits to earn the Professional Administrative Certificate (PACE) from the American Society of Administrative Professionals. The PACE certificate is recognized among private and public organizations as documenting current, practical learning in key competencies that executives and managers view as critical for today's administrative professionals.

Wendy Meeks, Senior Payroll Specialist in Business and Finance, earned her Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification this July through the American Payroll Association.

Publications, presentations and artistic endeavor

College of the Pacific

Melissa Davies, Assistant Professor of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, co-authored the article "Exploring the Information Source Preferences Among Canadian Adult Golf League Members" published in the Journal of Amateur Sport.

Dennis O. Flynn, Emeritus Professor of Economics,  presented "Anthropocene Epoch and Globalization's Birth over Four Centuries Ago" at the Third International Big History Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on July 17, in collaboration with Arturo Giráldez, Professor of Modern Languages and Literature. Flynn also participated in a social science research conference at the University of Pittsburgh July 21-23, where a consortium of six European and U.S. research groups founded a "Big Questions Big Data" Association.

Alan Lenzi, Associate Professor and Chair of Religious Studies, presented the paper "Assyriology at the Liberal Arts College: A Report from the Field," at the 62nd Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, which convened at the University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College.

Jennifer Helgren, Associate Professor of History, presented the paper "Peace through Strength: The Militarization of U.S. Youth Organizations during the Cold War" at the third International Conference on Children and War: Past and Present, held at the University of Salzburg, Austria.

Traci Roberts-Camps, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literature, and Martín Camps, Professor of Modern Languages and Literature, co-translated the novel Rainbows at Seven Eleven by Mexican author Luis Arturo Ramos (Ediciones Eón).

Caroline Schroeder, Professor of Religious Studies, presented the paper, "Coptic SCRIPTORIUM: A Digital Platform for Research in Coptic Language and Literature," chaired a panel of papers on Coptic Digital Humanities, and co-led a workshop on digital tools for Coptic Studies at the 11th International Congress of Coptic Studies of the International Association of Coptic Studies, held at Claremont University July 25-30. The congress is held every four years.

Tara Thiemann, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, co-authored "Bionomics and Vector Potential of "Culex thriambus: (Diptera: Culicidae) Mosquitoes in Lake County, California", published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. Undergraduate researcher Alan Williams '16 helped collect data for the project.

Paul Turpin, Associate Professor of Communication, authored the chapter "Straining the Social Bond: Government Policy versus Social Custom in Capitalism and Freedom" published in Milton Friedman: Contributions to Economics and Public Policy, edited by R.A. Cord and J.D. Hammond (Oxford University Press, August 2016).

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Nader A. Nadershahi, Dean, and Cindy Lyon, the James R. Pride DDS and Carolyn L. Pride Endowed Chair for Practice Management, contributed to the book chapter "Buying/Buying into a Practice," and Nadershahi, Lyon and Lisa Itaya, Associate Professor and Group Practice Leader, contributed to the book chapter "Business Planning: From the Perspective of the Dentist and the Banker" in the Dental Practice Transition: A Practical Guide to Management, 2nd Ed., published by Wiley-Blackwell.

McGeorge School of Law

Raquel Aldana, Professor of Law, co-authored the article "Banning Mining in Guatemala," which was published in the Vermont Law Review. Aldana will be a commentator for Naomi Roht-Arriaza's paper, "Safeguarding Development: Improving Social, Human Rights and Environmental Standards in Bilateral Development Assistance," at the Northern California International Law Schools Scholars' Works-in-Progress at Stanford Law School on Oct. 7.

Omar Dajani, Professor of Law, spoke on Aug. 3 to the Young Palestinian Lawyers Fellowship Conference on "Rebuilding the Palestinian Movement in Ramallah, Palestine." 

Michael P. Malloy, Distinguished Professor of Law, had his new casebook, Contemporary Payment Systems: Cases, Materials and Problems, published by West Academic (July 2016), which brings payment systems to new generations of law students facing fresh demands of practice in this area. The book is part of West's American Casebook Series. Malloy participated as a member of the organizing committee for the 13th Annual International Conference on Law sponsored by the Athens Institute for Education and Research. As Director of the Institute's Business and Law Research Division, he delivered welcoming remarks to the conference. He also presented the paper, "Encountering UTOPIA: Social Stresses and Responsibilities of the Lawyer," and chaired a panel on public policy and law. 

Christine Manolakas, Professor of Law, had the article "Qualified Residence Interest Deduction: A Study in Statutory Interpretation" accepted for publication in the Nevada Law Journal. Her article, "The Tax Treatment of Natural Disasters: Greater and Equitable Relief is Necessary," was published in the Real Estate Law Journal (Vol. 44).

Rachael Salcido, Professor of Law, presented "Will the Golden State Light the Way on Climate Action?" at the Natural Resources law teacher lunch on July 21, and was co-organizer of the Environmental Law Section Panel on July 23 at the 62nd Annual Institute of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, held in Lake Tahoe, California. 

Brian Slocum, Professor of Law, published "Conversational Implicatures and Legal Texts," in Ratio Juris (29:1).

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Eric Boyce, Associate Dean and Professor of Pharmacy Practice, presented "Incorporating the Patient Care Process in the Curriculum — Ready, Set, Go?"  at the teachers seminar, "Dialogues on Foundations of Teaching," during the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California on July 23.

David Thomas, Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, co-authored the paper "Stromal Interaction Molecule 1 rescues store-operated calcium entry and protects NG115-401L neuronal cells against cell death induced by endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondrial oxidative stress" published in Neurochemistry International (Vol. 97). His co-author was pharmaceutical and chemical sciences doctoral student Changfeng Zhang '14.

Eberhardt School of Business

Chris Sablynski, Associate Professor of Management, presented his work, "Feeling Stuck? Exploring the Six Sub-dimensions of Job Embeddedness" at the 2016 Western Psychological Association's annual conference, held in Long Beach, California, in April. Undergraduate visiting exchange student Angela M. Larkin was a co-author. Sablynski co-authored the study "The Pacific Production Game: A Multidimensional Teaching Tool Using Lego® Bricks," which was published in Management Teaching Review (a SAGE publication).

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Shelly Gulati, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, presented the paper "Microfluidic measurements of drug dissolution using a quartz crystal microbalance," at the 14th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels in Washington, D.C., in July. Co-authors included graduate student Janpierre "JP" Bonoan '13, '15, undergraduate students Joshua Arucan '16 and Kylee Schesser '16, and Xiaoling Li, Professor of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, in the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

David Mueller, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was the lead author on the article "Development of a Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm for Strain-Enhanced Quantum Cascade Lasers" published in a special issue of the journal Photonics: Quantum Cascade Lasers - Advances and New Applications.

School of International Studies

Analiese Richard, Associate Professor of Anthropology, was invited to speak to the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the Congress of the Union of the bicameral legislature of Mexico, about environmental citizenship, which was the subject of her recent Fulbright research project in Mexico. The talk was broadcast live on television and released in short form for internet audiences. (View video: Richard appears at minute 8.)

Garden Program

Patty A. Gray, Garden Program Director, published the article "Memory, Body and the Online Researcher: Following Russian Street Demonstrations via Social Media" in the journal American Ethnologist (43:3).

Writing Program

Eileen Camfield, Director of University Writing Programs, published "Mediated Efficacy: Hope for 'Helpless' Writers" in the Journal of Developmental Education (39:3), which highlights the effective work being done to support student success in the PACS 1 Plus program.

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