In April, James Young, emeritus
Theatre and Dance, was recognized with the Marcy Award – the
highest honor given by the by the Marcy Arroues Mulville Memorial
Mark Day, Titan Student Union,
is serving on the Association of College Unions International’s
Board of Trustees.
In March, Raman Unnikrishnan,
Engineering and Computer Science, was honored with the 2006 Missouri
Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering by the University
Alan S. Kaye,
English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics, has been appointed
to the Board of Editors of Al-‘Arabiyya: Journal of
the American Association of Teachers of Arabic.
Selbo, Radio-TV-Film, served a panelist at Script Magazine’s
Scriptwriters Showcase April 8 in Los Angeles.
In January, Richard L. Deming,
Chemistry and Biochemistry, served as general chair and Robert
Belloli, Chemistry and Biochemistry, was program chair,
at the 40th Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical
Society in Orange. Barbara Gonzalez, Kereen
Katherine Kantardjieff, Fu-Ming Tao and Peter
de Lijser, all Chemistry and Biochemistry, chaired
symposia at the meeting.
In November, Lea Beth Lewis, Health and Human
Development, co-chaired the 22nd annual International Career
Development Conference in Garden Grove.
Sorel Reisman, Information Systems and Decision
Sciences, has been appointed managing director of the MERLOT
project and vice president of the Electronic Products and Services
Board of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Zvi Drezner, Information
Systems and Decision Sciences, was honored in June with the Lifetime
Achievement Award in Location Analysis from the Section of Location
Analysis of INFORMS at the ISOLDE Conference in Seville, Spain.
In October, David J. Cheng, Electrical
Engineering, and Spiridon H. Courellis,
Computer Science, were invited to attend the Dane and Louise Miller
Symposium and Center for the Advancement of Scholarship Engineering
Education annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind.
Darren Sandquist, Biological Science,
has received $88,908 from the National Science Foundation to continue
his study into the effects of African fountain grass taking root
in Hawaii. The grasses, brought to the island for landscaping,
can grow up to four feet high and have taken over the habitat
beneath such large trees as the Koa or Hawaiian acacia. The tall
grasses shut out light and limit the growth of native plant seedlings,
and also are a fire hazard that can threaten the trees. Since
2002, Sandquist has received more than $475,000 in NSF grants
for his study. A portion of the funds is allocated for student
Arthur Hansen , History, and Kathy
Frazee, Oral History, were awarded $5,000 from the California
Council for the Humanities for "Packed Up, Squeezed OutóCitrus
Industry in Placentia" and $2,516 from Michael Chavez for "Ben
Chavez Remembers." Hansen also received $7,365 from the Salk Institute
for a project outlining the history of the Salk Institute, $238
from Les Schmertzler for the "Harry Schmertzler interview" and
$1,652 from Margaret Peter for "Margaret's Memoirs."
Donald Valachi, Finance, was awarded
$31,636 from the CSU Real Estate and Land Use Institute in support
of the university's institute of the same name. The campus institute
was established in 1996 with the mission to be Orange County's
center for applied real estate research and an education center
for real estate development and land use economics.
Timothy Lancey, Mechanical Engineering,
and Vonna Hammerschmitt, Mathematics,
Engineering and Science Achievement, were awarded a $75,319 grant
from the statewide MESA office in support of the Cal State Fullerton
program. The statewide program was established to increase the
number of disadvantaged and underrepresented students attending
college and earning degrees in math, the sciences and engineering.
Now in its 27th year, CSUF's MESA program offers academic excellence
workshops and other activities to more than 1,400 students in
six area high schools and eight intermediate schools, including
MESA Day, where students compete in glider flying, bridge building,
crystal growing and the package egg drop contest, as well as other
activities that utilize math, science and engineering knowledge.
Cal State Fullerton also operates a MESA Engineering Program (MEP)
as one of several outreach programs in the College of Engineering
and Computer Science.