April 2012

Posted April 25

Anthropology undergraduate students Jamie Gray and Holly Eeg, graduate student Richard George and Brenda Bowser, Anthropology, presented “Archaeology Day at the Arboretum” at the March Society for California Archaeology conference in San Diego. Based on faculty-student research funded by the Faculty Development Center, they presented hands-on activities and curriculum for K-6 teachers and children to teach the science of archaeology and promote an understanding of the archaeological record in Orange County.

Gayle K. Brunelle, History, authored “Samuel de Champlain, Founder of New France: A Brief History With Documents” published in February by Bedford/St. Martins.

Marcelo E. Tolmasky, Biological Science, co-authored “Small Plasmids Harboring qnrB19: a Model for Plasmid Evolution Mediated by Site-Specific Recombination at oriT and Xer Sites” published in the April issue of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, and “A Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae Epidemic Clone in Jerusalem: Sequence Type 512 Carrying a Plasmid Encoding aac(6')-Ib” in the April issue of the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. In February, he presented “Small Quinolone Resistance Plasmids: A Model for Evolution Mediated by Site-Specific Recombination (SSR) at oriT and Xer Sites” and “Achromobacter Xylosidans and Emerging Pathogen Carrying Differential Elements Involved in Horizontal Genetic Transfer,” co-authored with undergraduate MARC Scholar Christina Adams and visiting Fulbright Scholar Maria Soledad Ramirez, at the 10th American Society for Microbiology Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting in Washington, D.C.

April 23

Leticia Gutierrez-Lopez was appointed director of Counseling and Psychological Services effective April 16. Prior to joining the campus she spent 13 years with Pacific Clinics, most recently as the associate divisional director.

In February, John Reinard, Human Communication Studies, gave a lecture on “Intercultural Communication Competence: How Can We Really Understand Each Other?” at the Pacifica Institute in Irvine.

In March, Zair Ibragimov, Mathematics, gave a talk on “Hyperbolization of Metric Spaces” at the American Mathematical Society meeting and “Towards Mobius Classification of Ultrametric Spaces” at the Hawaii Conference in Algebraic Number Theory, Arithmetic Geometry and Modular Forms. Both were held in Honolulu.

April 18

Mitch Avila, Humanities and Social Sciences, spent a month in Japan and Vietnam teaching critical thinking classes at universities there as part of a Cal State Fullerton faculty-exchange program.

Susan Cadwallader, Marketing, who has been serving as president of the Marketing Educators Association, will become immediate past president following the organization's April 18-21 annual conference in Long Beach.

April 17

John Hickok was appointed acting chair of the Pollak Library’s Technical Services Department from March 1 through June 30.

Mohinder S. Grewal, Electrical Engineering, was the author of “Space-Based Augmentation for Global Navigation Satellite Systems” published in the March issue of IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control.

Armando Martinez-Cruz, Mathematics, and undergraduate mathematics student Joe Torres presented a session on “Symbols, Constructions, Problems and Dynamic Software (GeoGebra)” at the November California Mathematics Council Conference in Palm Springs. At the same conference Torres, joined José Contreras of Ball State University in giving a session on “Modeling Problems With GeoGebra” and Contreras and undergraduate math major Garret Delk co-delivered “Generating Problems and Conjectures With Sketchpad.”

Physics major Gabriela Serna presented “Assessing Changes to Instructional Format in Introductory Astronomy,” co-authored by Josh Smith and Michael Loverude, both Physics, at the national winter meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in Ontario. At the same meeting, Loverude delivered “Research-Based Instruction in Upper-Division Physics Courses.”

April 11

In Memoriam — W. Preston Stedman, emeritus professor of music, died March 31 at the age of 89. Stedman joined the university in 1976 as chair of the Music Department after serving for a decade as a dean of the conservatory of music at University of Pacific and as a department chair at Texas A&I University in Kingsville. He served CSUF for 23 years. He served on the board of directors of several music organizations, including the Association of California Symphony Orchestras and California Association of Professional Music Teachers and was author of such books as "The Symphony," "The Symphony - A Research and Information Guide: The Eighteenth Century" and "Introduction to Stylistic Theory." When "The Symphony" was first published, the publisher erred and put the book in a dust jacket with an image of Seiji Ozawa, noted Japanese conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Stedman reacted by contacting Ozawa seeking contacts for research into modern Japanese symphony. He became an authority on the subject. Stedman is survived by his wife of 40 years, Leslie, his sons Preston and Alex, stepson Rob McNeill and stepdaughter Kate McNeill Hicks and five grandchildren.

April 8

Jeanine Congalton, Human Communication Studies, served on a panel on “Competitive Papers in Forensics” and Angela Glatfelter, Human Communication Studies, chaired a panel on “The Dynamic Between Instructor Behavior and Student Involvement in the College Classroom: A Critical Theory Perspective” at the Western States Communications Association meeting Feb. 17-22 in Albuquerque, N.M. At the same conference, graduate student Tiffani J. Smith delivered a paper titled “To Drink or Not to Drink? A Qualitative Analysis on a University Campus.”

Dmitry Khanin and David Leibsohn, both Management, co-authored “International Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital Networks and Reinvestment Decisions” with Kristie Ogilvie of Cal State San Bernardino. The article was published in the March 2012 of the Journal of International Entrepreneurship.

Scott Annin, Mathematics, will present “Mathematics and Mountaintops” at the April 14 Mathematical Association of America (Southern California-Nevada Section) meeting on campus.

April 6

Lea Jarnagin, Dean of Students, is serving as conference chair for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Western Regional Conference 2012: “Hulihia Opportunities to Change. Opportunities to Inspire” Nov. 6-12 in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Last year, Jarnagin was honored with the association's Ruth Strang Research Award.

Joel Weintraub, emeritus Biological Science, will speak on "The 1940 Census and Online Finding Aids" at the April 29 meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois in Skokie.

April 4

Angel Pineda, Mathematics, co-authored “On the Performance of T2* Correction Methods for Quantification of Hepatic Fat Content” in Vol. 67, Issue 2 of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Pineda discussed “Noise, Cramer-Rao Bound and NSA” at the February International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine’s Scientific Workshop on Fat-Water Separation: Insights, Applications & Progress in MRI in Long Beach.

Presenting posters at the January 2012 Western Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at Stanford University were undergraduates Cinthia Padilla, “Measuring Light Scatter for Advanced LIGO Optics” and Gabriela Serna on the physics of the water molecule.

April 2

A journal article co-authored by Bogdan D. Suceava, Mathematics, is among the most cited articles published since 2007 in Historia Mathematica. “Barbilian Spaces: The History of a Geometric Idea,” co-authored with W. G. Boskoff, Ovidius University in Romania, was published in the May 2007 issue of the publication.

Math majors Peter T. Ho and Lucy Odem delivered “Chasles’ Angle Invariance Property of the Helicoid in the Tri-Twisted Real Ambient Space” at the January 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston and at CSU Dominguez Hills’ in February. They also will present their research at Whittier College and Cal State Long Beach. Their adviser is Bogdan D. Suceava, Mathematics.

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