December 2011

Posted Dec. 20
Stan L. Breckenridge, Afro-Ethnic Studies, performed Sept. 19 at Irvine Valley College’s “From Slavery to Civil Rights” concert. He also performed and served as musical director for the Black Chamber of Orange County’s annual banquet in August. He co-wrote with Selina Joy the event’s theme song, “Awake My Dream.”

Marcelo Tolmasky, Biological Science presented co-authored papers on “Genomic Analysis of Multidrug-Resistant (MDR) Klebsiella Pneumoniae (Kpn) Clinical Isolates by Optical Maps Comparison” and “The Abundance of Monocistronic aac (6')-ib mRNA Is Dependent on the Presence of the attC Locus in Tn1331” at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy in Chicago Sept. 17-19.

Bogdam Suceava, Mathematics, co-authored “Revisiting the Foundations of Barbilian Metrization Procedure” in the August issue of Differential Geometry and Its Applications and “Classification Theorems for Spacelike Surfaces in 4-Dimensional Indefinite Space Forms With Index 2” in Vol. 15, No. 2 of the Taiwanese Journal of Mathematics.

Dec. 15
Carolyn Zimmerman
, women’s volleyball coach, has signed a three-year contract extension that will keep her with the Titans at least through 2014. The volleyball team finished this year with a 13-16 overall record and sharing fourth place in the Big West Conference.

Dec. 12
Raphael J. Sonenshein
, Politics, Administration and Justice, was among the guest speakers Oct. 14 at “Changing Political Landscapes and the Asian Community: A Look at the Recent Redistricting Plans,” sponsored by the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment, in Los Angeles.

Angel Pineda, Mathematics, gave a talk on “Cramer Rao Bounds for Chemical Species Separation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging” at Centro de Investigacion en Matematica in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Murtadha A. Khakoo, Physics, co-authored “Collisions of Low-Energy Electrons With Isopropanol” posted online Oct. 5 and published in Vol. 84, Issue 4 of Physical Review A.

Joshua Smith, Physics, chaired a plenary session on LIGO detector characterization and presented “Progress Toward a LIGO Detector Characterization” at the June LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration meeting in Orsay, France.

Victoria Scott Jagoda has been named assistant director of annual giving in University Advancement effective Dec. 19. She has been serving as development coordinator in Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.

Dec. 6
Denise Bell
was named director of sponsored programs in Auxiliary Services Corp. She formerly served as director of grants, contracts and foundation programs at Cal State Long Beach.

Dec. 2
Elizabeth Housewright
was awarded the title of emeritus associate university librarian and associate librarian in recognition of her 16 years of service to the Pollak Library and Cal State Fullerton. During her tenure on campus, Housewright served as head of access services and library systems in the Library and was on the Academic Senate, as well as numerous committees, task forces and boards. She also was a member on the California State University task forces dealing with library statistics and a unified information access system.

Donald McLaren was awarded the title of emeritus equipment technical III, electro-mechanical (broadcast engineer) in recognition of his 37 years of service to the campus community. As a student (B.A. sociology '71), he worked in the Media Center, the Physics Department and the university library before being named equipment technician in charge of the Communication Department’s new television studio in 1969. He continued to serve through the creation of the Radio-TV-Film Department, recommending equipment purchases, troubleshooting problems and assisting in production courses.

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