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Noteworthy - March 5, 2015

A digest of faculty and staff accomplishments and scholarly activities in recent weeks
Mar 5, 2015

Awards, Recognition and Service

College of the Pacific

Christopher Ludwig, clinical assistant professor of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, was selected as the Committee Chair for the California Athletic Trainers' Association Leadership Development Conference and Clinical Symposium.   

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Dean Patrick J. Ferrillo Jr. delivered the keynote address for the installation of officers for the American College of Dentists Northern California Section, held in San Jose. Dean Emeritus Arthur A. Dugoni presided over the installation of the incoming board of directors for 2015. Pacific was well represented in this organization's incoming leadership, including chairman Ned Nix '95 and secretary and treasurer Daniel Lewis '81. The ACD is the oldest major honorary organization for dentists.   

McGeorge School of Law

Tracy  Simmons, assistant dean of Admission, has been appointed to serve a two-year term on the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admissions Council as an Appointee-at-Large, effective after the May 2015 LSAC Annual Meeting.  

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

Joel N. Lohr, associate professor of practice in Educational Administration and Leadership, received a six-year renewal for his Jewish-Christian Dialogue and Sacred Texts group in the Society of Biblical Literature, which he co-chairs.     

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Donald Floriddia

Donald Floriddia '71, professor emeritus of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, will be honored with the Linwood F. Tice Friend of American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Award at the annual meeting and exhibition in March. The award recognizes an individual whose long-term services and contributions have benefited APhA-ASP, and thereby student pharmacists in general. Floriddia served as faculty advisor to the APhA-ASP University of the Pacific Chapter for more than 30 years and inspired his students to create thousands of projects and outreach events for the community. He also served as an advisor to the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity-Gamma Nu Chapter, California Pharmacy Student Leadership, Yearbook Committee and Professional Fraternity Council.   

Raj PatelRajul Patel '01, '06, associate professor of Pharmacy Practice, will be honored as an American Red Cross Hero for his exceptional compassion and commitment to the community at the organization's Heroes Breakfast on March 25. Patel leads the award-winning Mobile Medicare Clinics which have assisted more than 3,000 Medicare beneficiaries in saving more than $2.24 million out-of-pocket drug costs. View a recent video about what beneficiaries are saying about the clinics >>     

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Gary LittonGary Litton, professor and chair of Civil Engineering, was selected by the San Joaquin Engineers Council as the recipient of the 2015 Engineer of the Year Award. Each year participating Engineering Societies nominate candidates who have given freely of their time and services for the benefit of their profession and the community.  The award was presented at the 2015 Engineers Week Banquet, which was held at Pacific on Feb. 26.  

Eberhardt School of Business

Dean Lewis Gale was re-elected as secretary/treasurer of the San Joaquin Partnership, a private, nonprofit economic development corporation focused on business attraction, retention, and expansion into and throughout San Joaquin County. Regent Kevin Huber '86 was also re-elected as chair.  

Student Life

Dylan Bacon, administrative assistant in the Center for Community Involvement, was selected as the vice chairman of the San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation Commission. Dylan is the First Supervisorial District Representative on that commission. His term extends through 2018.  

Dan  Ocampo, associate director of Residential Life, was selected as one of four faculty from the U.S. who will facilitate the 2015 Roelf Visser South African Training Institute at the University of Pretoria in April. The Institute, an educational outreach program of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International, provides a thorough professional development experience for professionals working in University Housing in South Africa.    

Erin Rausch, director of the Center for Community Involvement, was recently elected to the Leadership Stockton Alumni Association board of directors. Leadership Stockton is California's oldest adult community leadership program. Rausch completed the program in 2009. The Alumni Association supports the ongoing work of Leadership Stockton as well as continued community improvement.   

Publications and Presentations   

College of the Pacific

Kris Alexanderson, assistant professor of History, presented the paper "Japanese Penetration and Dutch Conciliation in Maritime Asia during the 1930s" at the Institute for Humanities Research at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as part of their Center for Cultural Studies Colloquium Series on February 11. The paper is part of Alexanderson's larger book manuscript on global maritime networks and the modern Dutch empire, which she is currently completing.    

Teresa Bergman, associate professor of Communication, gave a guest lecture at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, on "Exhibiting Asian-American Patriotism: The USS Arizona Memorial and the California Railroad Museum," on Jan. 26.   

Martín Camps, associate professsor of Modern Languages and Literature, had his book chapter "Con la cabeza en el abismo: Roberto Bolaño's Los detectives salvajes and 2666, Literary Guerrilla, Maquiladora of Death and the Search for the Masterpiece" published in Roberto Bolaño: A Less Distant Star, edited by Ignacio López-Calvo, published by Palgrave Macmillan (2015).   

Qingwen Dong, professor and chair of Communication, gave a talk on "The Impact of Positive Communication on Chinese Students" at the Western States Communication Association Annual Conference in Spokane, Washington, on Feb. 23.    

Helene Flohic conducts workshop for K-12 teachersHelene  Flohic,  assistant professor of Physics, and James Hetrick, professor and chair of Physics, held a workshop for K-12 science teachers in November through the San Joaquin County Office of Education on teaching astronomy and using the SJCOE's inflatable, digital planetarium, StarLab, in curriculum. They currently are conducting the workshops twice per year and may  increase frequency due to high demand.

Dennis Flynn, emeritus professor of Economics, and Arturo Giráldez, professor of Modern Languages and Literature, published "Los origenes de la globalización en el siglo XVI," the lead article in B. Hausberger and A. Ibarra (eds.), Oro y plata en los inicios de la economia global: de las minas a la moneda, published by El Colegio de Mexico, Centro de Estudios Historicos (2014).   

Keisuke Juge, associate professor of Physics, had his collaborative research highlighted in a forthcoming invited article, "Unearthing Excited Hadron Resonances in Lattice QCD Using NSF XSEDE Resources," written by one of his collaborators, C. Morningstar, in the March/April edition of Computing In Science and Engineering magazine.  

Sy Kahn, late professor emeritus of Theatre Arts, will have is book-length narrative poem, "The Life of Edmund Genet," published posthumously by Minatour Press in Port Townsend, Washington, with a forward by his wife Janet Baker Kahn.   

Dan Kasser, professor of Art and Graphic Design, has several of his photographic works of the Central Valley on exhibit at Turlock's Carnegie Arts Center through Mar. 22 in "Valley Focus: Paintings by Chella & Photographs by Dan Kasser" in the center's Ferrari Gallery.    

Carolynn Kohn, associate professor of Psychology, gave the poster presentation "An Evaluation of Free-pour Training Procedures for College Students" at the 33rd Annual Convention of the California Association of Behavior Analysis in San Diego, California. Coauthors were graduate students Emily Metz '14, Katrina Bettencourt '15, Molly Hankla '16, Audrey Campbell '15 and Amir Cruz-Khali '16.  

Christopher Ludwig, clinical assistant professor and director of the Athletic Training Program, presented on "The Concepts and Principals that Guide Us: A Review of our Professional Ethics and how to Report Ethical Violations" at the California Athletic Trainers' Association Leadership Development Conference and Clinical Symposium on February 22.  

Caroline Schroeder, associate professor of Religious and Classical Studies, delivered the paper, "Dead Heretics amongst the Living Saints: The Discovery of the Papyri from Turah at Dayr al-Qusayr (DayrArsaniyus) and Its Legacy," at the St. Mark Foundation Conference on Coptic Christianity and Monasticism at the Mar Mina Monastery in Egypt. Schroeder and the other conference participants also met with Pope Tawadros II, the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church.   

Xiaojing Zhou, professor of English and director of Ethnic Studies, had her translation of Li-Young Lee's prose-poem memoir, The Winged Seed: A Remembrance (a winner of the 1995 American Book Award), published by the Jiangsu Literary Publishing, Lit. in Nanjing, China.  Her article "Contested 'Frontier' and 'Pioneers' in Writings about Japanese American Concentration Camps" has been included in the first anthology of Asian American ecocriticism, Asian American Literature and the Environment, L. Fitzsimmons, Y. Chae, B. Adams eds., published by Routledge (2014).   

School of International Studies

Bruce LaBrack, emeritus professor of  Anthropology, conducted the preconference workshop "ReEntry Courses: Challenges and Opportunities" and presented an invited session on "Why Didn't Somebody Tell Me This Before Now" at the Seventh Annual WISE (Wake Forest Intercultural Skills Enhancement) Conference on Preparing Students for Cross-Cultural Engagement, held Feb. 5-7 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   

Conservatory of Music

Patrick  Langham, professor and director of  Jazz Studies, will be a clinician at the CSU Stanislaus Jazz Festival March 7 in Turlock, CA.   

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

David W. Chambers, professor of Dental Education, had the article "The World is Coming Apart" published in the Impressions section of the CDA Journal. Chambers is also editor of the Journal of the American College of Dentists.   

Eve Cuny, associate professor of Dental Practice, had her article, "Infection control in an era of emerging infectious diseases," published by The Dental Tribune International in advance of her lectures at the AEEDC Conference in Dubai. The article will also be reprinted in the Dental Tribune's print journal in March. Cuny is also a consultant to the American Dental Association's Council on Scientific Affairs and is an expert reviewer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

Nejat Duzgunes, professor of Biomedical Sciences, was the guest editor for the Journal of the California Dental Association February issue, which focused on student and faculty research in dental schools. He authored the introductory article, "The Impact of Student Research in California Dental Schools," and coauthored the article "Mannose-Specific Lectins That Inhibit HIV Infection Bind Nonspecifically to HIV Env-Expressing Cells." Coauthors on the second article were Deborah Chau '14, Michael Yee '17, former research associate Senait Gebremedhin, research associate Jennifer Cheung, and Takahiro Chino, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology. Read more>>   

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education


Joel N. Lohr,
associate professor of practice in Educational Administration and Leadership, co-edited the book, The Book of Exodus: Composition, Reception, and Interpretation, published by Brill (2014). This 669-page volume, part of the Vetus Testamentum Supplements series, contains twenty-four essays written by leading experts from Europe, Canada, Australia, and the United States.  

McGeorge School of Law

Michael Malloy, distinguished professor of law, had his paper, "There are no Bitcoins, only Bit Payers: Law, Policy and Socio-Economics of Virtual Currencies," published as the lead article in the anthology Selected Issues in Public Private Law (2015), D.A. Frenkel ed., published by the Athens Institute for Education and Research.    

Jarrod Wong, professor of law, gave a talk on "Emergency Arbitrators" at the Conference on Effective Advocacy in International Arbitration at UC Berkeley Law School on Feb. 20.   

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Eric Boyce, associate dean for Academic Affairs and professor of Pharmacy Practice, had his co-authored American College of Clinical Pharmacy White Paper, "Clinical pharmacy should adopt a consistent process of direct patient care," published in Pharmacotherapy: the Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy, Vol. 34, No. 8. Co-authors were other members of the 2011-12 ACCP Public Relations Committee, of which Boyce was a member. Boyce also co-authored the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education (CAPE) Assessment Paper, "Are you CAPE-A.B.L.E. Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education: An Assessment Blueprint for Learning Experiences," which is available on the AACP website under Educational Resources. The 92-page document was a collaborative effort of numerous pharmacy educators across the country, including alumnus Greg Alston '77, assistant dean at Wingate University School of Pharmacy.  

Sian Carr-Lopez '85, professor of Pharmacy Practice, Allen Shek, Rajul Patel '01, '06, associate professor of Pharmacy Practice, Susan Galal, assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice, Joseph Woelfel '70, '72, '78, assistant professor and chair of Pharmacy Practice, Berit Gundersen, associate provost for educational effectiveness, and Janine Lastimosa '14 had their co-authored article, "Medication adherence behaviors of Medicare beneficiaries," published in Patient Preference and Adherence, Vol. 2014, No. 8.  

Joseph  Woelfel '70, '72, '78 assistant professor and chair of Pharmacy Practice, co-authored the article, "An Overview and Study of Beneficiaries' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of the Medicare Part D Benefit," published in The Consultant Pharmacist, Vol. 2015, No.30. Co-authors were Rajul Patel '01, '06, associate professor of Pharmacy Practice, Mark Walberg '06, '09, assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice, Sian Carr-Lopez '85, professor of Pharmacy Practice, Susan Galal, assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice, and Henry Lee '15, Sean Chu '14, Carly Ranson '13, Binita Patel '14 and Urvishkumar Italia '14.  

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Scott Larwood, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, presented the paper "Prediction and Alleviation of Flutter in Swept Wind Turbine Blades" at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics SciTech Forum 2015 Jan. 5-9 in Kissimmee, Florida.    

University Library

Jack Schroeder, information services librarian, had his article, "How to Find English Translations of Mexican and Other Foreign Law," published in the third quarter 2014 issue of Across the Bar, the official publication of the San Joaquin County Bar Association. 

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