August 2012

Posted Aug. 13

Silas H. Abrego was named emeritus vice president for student affairs, in recognition of his more than 26 years of service to the campus community. Abrego joined the campus in 1985 as director of student academic services and university outreach. He has served in numerous capacities, including associate vice president, before being named acting vice president for student affairs in January 2011.

Keith H. Wanser, Physics, co-authored “High Accuracy Optical Inverse Square Law Experiment Using Inexpensive Light to Frequency Converters” with students Steve Mahrley and Joshua Tanner and published in Vol. 47, No. 2 of Physics Education.

Aug. 9

Lana Dalley was appointed to a one-year term as acting chair of English, Comparative Literature, effective Aug. 1.

Sheryl I. Fontaine, English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics, was appointed associate dean of administration for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences effective July 26. Fontaine has served on campus since 1990 and in addition to teaching, has served as department chair, coordinator of the Writing Center and director of the University Learning Center.

Aug. 3

Alexandro Gradilla was appointed to a three-year term as chair of African American Studies and reappointed to a one-year term as chair of Chicana and Chicano Studies. Both appointments are effective Aug. 22.

Aug. 2

Physics graduate student Daniel Henrikson, who works in the lab of Ionel Tifrea, Physics, gave a contributed talk on “Confinement and Diffusion Effects in Dynamical Nuclear Polarization in Low Dimensional Nanostructures” at the March meeting of the American Physical Society.

Fred Zandpour, Communications, presented “Culture, Communication and Social Capital in Social Media Around the World” at the July 3-4 BCN International Conference on Social E-xperiences 2012 meeting in Barcelona.

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