Faculty Achievements 2003-2004
Conferences and Invited Talks

Faculty Achievements 2003-2004
Grants, Awards and Honors | Publications | Exhibitions | Film and Video | Conferences/Invited Talks

Jennifer Armstrong (Biology)
“Interactions Between the Brahma Chromatin-remodeling Factor and Signal Transduction Pathways,” West Coast Chromatin Conference, Pacific Grove, CA, December 2003. Abstract to be published in the journal Biochemistry and Cell Biology in 2004.

Cheryl Baduini (Biology)
“Interactions Between the Brahma Chromatin-remodeling Factor and Signal Transduction Pathways,” West Coast Chromatin Conference, Pacific Grove, CA, December 2003. Abstract to be published in the journal Biochemistry and Cell Biology in 2004.

Mita Banerjee (Psychology)
“Metaemotion: Links Between Parental Emotion Beliefs and Parent-Child Interactions,” Western Psychological Association Meetings, Vancouver, May 2003.

Dipa Basu (Sociology)
Panelist and presenter, “Women and Hip Hop,” The Berkeley Hip Hop Conference, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, April 2002.

“Blackness in Global Context,”A Tale of Two Transatlantic Cities: Black Deaths, Boys in Blue, and White Invisibility, University of California, Davis, March 2002.

“Diversity and Learning,” AAC&U’S Diversity and Learning Conference Education for A World Lived in Common, St. Louis, MO, October 2002.

Nigel Boyle (Political Studies)
“Multi-tiered Governance of the Irish Labor Market 1987-2000: FÁS, the EU and the Irish State,” presented at the European Union Studies Association Conference, Nashville, TN, March 2003.

“National, Sub-National and Supra-National Governance in the Celtic Tiger: FÁS 1987-99,” Keynote address at the American Conference for Irish Studies Conference, Santa Clara University, October 2002.

“Employment Programs in Ireland 1987-1999: National, Sub-national and Supra-national Governance in a Globalized Political-economy,” International Studies Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 2002.

Carol Brandt (External Studies)
“Directions in Intercultural Education-The Global-Local Paradigm,” Invited Plenary Speech for INGED-ELEA (English Language Education Association), Izmir, Turkey, September 2004.

“Español Enraizado en las Comunidades Extranjeras y Locales: Community-based Spanish Abroad and at Home,” Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Budapest, Hungary, November 2003. With E. Jorge and K. Rodriguez.

“Learning the Language of Science and Engineering: Recruitment and Advising Strategies for Science, Pre-Health, and Engineering Students,” Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Budapest, Hungary, November 2003. With J. Alperstein, L. Black and I. Herman.

“Tomorrow’s Scientists Need Today’s Study Abroad,” Council for International Education Exchange (CIEE), Atlanta, GA, November 2002. With C. Craney, S. Gould, and S. Wettack.

José Calderon (Sociology)
“Teaching Chicana/o and Latina/o Sociology,” American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA, September 2003.

“Connecting Research, Teaching, and Community Organizing,” to Sociology Honor Students, American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA, September 2003.

“Participatory Research in the Pomona Day Labor Center,” American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA, September 2003.

“Immigration and Public Policy in Multi-Ethnic Los Angeles,” Ethnic Geography Specialty Group Plenary Session, Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, March 2002.

“Organizing Day Laborers: Action Research and Strategies in the Pomona Day Labor Center,” at 28th Annual Southwest Labor Studies Conference, Cal State University, Los Angeles, May 2002.

“Partnership in Teaching and Learning: Combining the Practice of Critical Pedagogy with Civic Engagement and Diversity,” and “For the Common Good: Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement,” Oberlin College, Campus Compact, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Oberlin College, OH, June 2002. Also a forum leader for a reflective seminar of high school and college faculty on “Civic Engagement in a Diverse Democracy,” Oberlin College, OH, June 2002.

“Overview of the MOST Program: Origins, Goals, and Accomplishments,” at Transforming Higher Education: New Ways for Academic Departments to Advance Excellence and Inclusiveness: Lesson on Promoting Diversity from the MOST Program, sponsored by the American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C., July 2002

“A Perspective on the MOST Program and its Achievements: Pitzer College,” as part of a Thematic Session, “Creating Inclusive and Excellent Departments of Sociology: Lessons From ASA’s MOST Program,” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2002.

“Challenges and Lessons in Community Based Research,” Teaching Workshop: Community-Based Research Methods, Courses, and Experiences. ASA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2002.

“Overcoming Cultural and Structural Sources of Division: Coalition-Building Between Asian Pacific and Latino Communities,” Special Session: “Emerging Relations of Asian Americans and Latinos,” ASA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2002.

“Service Learning and Immigration: Meeting the Challenge in Southern California,” Unboxing the University Conference, Azusa Pacific University, November 2002.

Emily Chao (Anthropology)
“Constructing Difference in the Borderlands,” UCLA Center for Chinese Studies Symposium on “New Directions in Yunnan Studies,” January 2002.

Co-presented with Jim Lehman (Economics) and co-organizers of the “Teaching East Asia” Institute for Southern California social studies teachers.

Kebokile Dengu-Zvobgo (External Studies)
United Nations Consultant for the African Micro-credit Summit in Accra, Ghana, April 2003.

“How Zambuku Trust Developed a Gender Balanced Board,” Association of Women and Development bi-annual conference: Re-inventing Globalization (AWID International Forum 2002), Guadalajara, Mexico, October 2002.

“The Erasure of Zimbabwean Women in the Land Question,” Swarthmore College, PA, November 2002.

“History, Land, and Democracy in Zimbabwe: A Global Issue,” San Jose State University, November 2002.

Co-led the workshop: “Stories of Equitable Development: Innovative Practices from Africa” AWID - Women’s Rights Campaign, 9th International Forum, Claremont, October 2002.

Mike Donahue (External Studies)
“Connecting ‘Home’ to ‘Abroad’ in Global Education,” NAFSA Region XII: The Association of International Educators Regional Conference, Los Angeles, November 2003. With R. Slimbach.

“Facilitating Out of Class Language Learning for Beginning Language Learners,” Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Conference Budapest, Hungary, November 2003. With F. Mora-Feboli and S. Prasai.

Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert (Biology)
“Characterization of Splicing Helicase-cofactor Interactions by Yeast Two-hybrid Analysis,” Eighth annual meeting of the RNA Society, Vienna, Austria, July 2003. With G. Hasson, E. Jones and M. Diaz.

“Residues in the C-terminus of Prp43 are Required for Activity in Vivo.” Seventh annual meeting of the RNA Society, Madison, Wisconsin, May 2002. With G. Kim, M. McCloskey, C. Smith, R. White and E. Znameroski.

Participant in “Germany Today, 2002: The New Politics of Life Sciences in Germany and in Europe,” June 16-27. One of 20 people selected from the U.S. and Canada to participate in an information visit to Germany regarding policies on stem cell research and biotechnology.

“Protein-protein Interactions in the Yeast Spliceosome,” Invited talk given in the Department of Molecular Biology at the City of Hope, Duarte, CA. May 2003.

Paul Faulstich (Environmental Studies)
“Environmental Education in Schools and Communities,” Beyond Rhetoric: Educational Alternatives and Community Participation, Ontario, CA, 2002.

Maya Federman (Economics)
“Using Small Group Discussions for Active Learning,” Developments in Economics and Business Education Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2003, and at American Economic Association Meetings, Washington D.C., January 2003.

“Using Current Events in Class,” Workshop Facilitator, Southern California Economics Teaching Conference, Claremont, October 2002.

Carmen Fought (Linguistics)
Professor Fought was asked to teach at the prestigious Linguistic Society of America’s Summer Linguistic Institute, 2003.

“Prosodic Patterns in Chicano English,” NWAVE XXXI, Stanford, CA, October 2002. With John Fought.

“The Role of Code-switching (‘Spanglish’) in the Los Angeles Latino Community,” AATSP, Southern California Chapter. Claremont, April 2002.

“The Role of Dialect in Media Representations of African-Americans,” Stanford University, Stanford, CA, February 2004.

“Chicano English 101: Basic Facts and Persistent Myths,” Stanford University, Stanford, CA, February 2004.

David Furman (Art)
“The Non-Secular Ceramic Object,” National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, March 2004.

“The Inca Ruins of Machu Picchu, Sacasayhuaman, and Quenco,” Pomona College, November 2003.

Konkuk University, Department of Art, Seoul, Korea, October 2003.

Catalog: 21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada, American Ceramic Society¸ 2003.

Gail Gottfried (Psychology)
“Interactive Video: A Tool for Emphasizing the Science in Behavioral Science,” National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Undergraduate Education program, “Invention and Impact: Building Excellence in Undergraduate STEM Education,” Arlington, VA, 2004.

“Teaching with Technology: A Developmental Journey,” Invited address to the ad hoc teaching-with-technology committee, Pomona College, 2003.

Judith V. Grabiner (Mathematics)
“Why Should Historical Truth Matter to Mathematicians? Dispelling Myths and Promoting Maths,” Mathematics Colloquium, University of Leeds, England, March 2004. The same presentation was given at the University of Helsinki, Finland, May 2004.

“Dispelling Myths while Promoting Mathematics,” Mathematica Association of America National Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, January 2004.

“It’s All for the Best: Looking for Perfection with Mathematical Models,” Southern California section of the Mathematical Association of America, Claremont, March 2003.

“You Can’t Do That without Mathematics, and You Can Do Mathematics,” Mathematical Association of America National Meeting, Baltimore, MD, January 2003.

Laura Alexandra Harris (English and World Literature)
Notes from a Welfare Queen in the Ivory Tower, Midnight Special Bookstore, November 2002, and Espresso Mi Cultura Café, February 2003.

New York readings from Notes from a Welfare Queen in the Ivory Tower, Nuyorican Poets Café, Asian-American Writer’s Workshop and Audre Lorde Project Center, October 2002.

“Hybrid Italians, Diasporic Africans: Who’s Metticcio/Whose Meticcio in the Eritrea-Italy Diaspora?” The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas Conference, University of Padua, Italy, June 2002.

“This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation,” Keynote Panel Roundtable Discussant for the Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas Conference, University of Padua, Italy, June 2002.

Melinda Herrold-Menzies (Environmental Studies)
“When the Wasteland is Remembered as an Eden: Discrepancies between Visitor Center Displays and the Recollections of Local People at Caohai Nature Reserve, Guizhou, China,” American Association of Environmental History Annual Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, March-April 2004.

“From Adversary to Partner: The Evolving Role of a Nature Reserve in the Lives of Reserve Residents,” presented at the Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, New York City, March 2003.

Jim Hoste (Mathematics)
“Trace Fields of Hyperbolic Knots,” with P. Shanahan, AMS Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2002.

“A Formula for the A-polynomial of Twist Knots,” with P. Shanahan, Geometric Topology, A Satellite Conference of ICM 2002, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China, August 2002.

“What Color is Your Knot?” a talk for secondary mathematics teachers and students sponsored by the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute, Harvey Mudd College, February 2004.

“Trace Fields, A-polynomials, and Commensurability Classes of 2-bridge Knots,” Topology Seminar, California Institute of Technology, November 2003.

“The A-polynomial of Knots,” Claremont Colleges Mathematics Colloquium, November 2003.

“A Recursive Formula for the A-polynomial of Twist Knots,” Topology Seminar, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 2002.

Tom Ilgen (Political Studies)
Organized conference, “Reconfigured Sovereignty,” presented paper, “Ontario: Tiger of the Inland Empire.” Claremont, May 2002.

“Reconfigured Sovereignty” Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, Louisiana. March 2002.

Invited speaker, “National Security Policy Under Clinton and Bush,” Conference at CMC, February 2004.

Invited speaker, “The United States and the United Nations,” International Place, CMC, October 2003.

Conference organizer, “The European-American Partnership: Decline or Renewal?” Los Angeles and Scripps College, April 2004.

Carina L. Johnson (History)
“Transmitting Islam in the 16th Century: Ideas of Religion and Culture in the German-Speaking World,” German and Scandinavian Studies Seminar, University of Oregon, March 2004.

“Identifying ‘Indians of New Spain’: Cultural Nations and Difference in Sixteenth-Century Castile,” Rereading the Black Legend: the Discourses of Racial Difference in the Renaissance, Duke University, Durham, NC, April 2003.

“Stone Gods and the Production of Counter-Reformation Knowledge,” Westergaard Workshop, Knowledge and its Making in Northern Europe 1500-1700, Pomona College, April 2003.

“Comparing Colonialisms,” How Empire Mattered: Imperial Structures and Globalization in the Era of British Imperialism, U.C. Berkeley, April 2003.

“Collecting Idolatry: the Imperial Court and Counter-Reformation Ideology,” Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference, October 2002.

Alan Jones (Dean of Faculty/Neuroscience)
“Gestational Influence on Body Weight Regulations,” Neuroscience Conference, Princeton, NJ, 2003.

“Community-based Pedagogy as Practiced at Pitzer College,” AAC&U, Charleston, SC, 2003.

“The Consortial-Collegiate Relationships at the Claremont Colleges,” CIEL Conference, Hampshire College, 2003.

Ethel Jorge (Spanish)
“Outcomes for Community Partners: The Promotoras’ Perceptions,” American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Chicago, IL, July-August 2003.

“Course Design,” AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) Summit for Spanish and Portuguese Educators and Service-Learning Professionals: Community Partners, West Chester University, October 2002.

“See What I See: Perceptions Among Students and Community Participants of a Community-based Spanish Program in California,” AATSP Annual Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July-August, 2002. Also a panelist on “Service-Learning in Spanish Rountable: Partnerships for Engagement and Empowerment.”

“Student Documentaries: Integrating Visual Narratives in the Spanish Language and Culture Curriculum,” AATSP Regional Conference, Scripps College, April 2002.

“The Relevance of the Community in Learning,” Beyond Rhetoric: Educational Alternatives and the Community, Pitzer College and Claremont Graduate University, April 2002.

Alexandra Juhasz (Media Studies)
“Representing Trauma Responsibly,” SCS, May 2002.

“Video and the Public Sphere,” Western States Communication Association, Moderator, 2002.

  • In addition, Prof. Juhasz has given invited talks at:
    “Feminist Activist Video,” Ohio University, 2004; “Women and Prison,” Middlebury College, 2003; “Women of Vision,” Harvard University, 2003; Reelife: College of Sante Fe, 2002; 4th Women’s Film Festival in Seoul: Activist Video, 2002; Queer Graduation: Selected Speaker, Claremont Colleges, 2002; Pomona College: Documentary and Sociology Conference, 2002; “Naming Prairie and Making Family,” Amherst College, 2002; and UC Riverside: Sexualities and Knowledges, featured speaker, 2002.

Brian Keeley (Philosophy)
“Is There a Special, Conceptual Problem of Mental Disease (Beyond the Problem of Disease Itself)?” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Seattle, WA, April 2002; also given as an invited paper at Occidental College, Cognitive Science Program, April 2002.

“Anthropomorphism, Primatomorphism, Mammalomorphism: Understanding Cross-species Comparisons,” (1) Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Edmonton, Ontario, June 2002, (2) 39th Annual Taft Philosophy Colloquium: Animal Cognition. Cincinnati, OH, April 2003, (3) Invited paper given at Virginia Tech, November 2003.

“Deciphering the Ocular Dialect: How to Use Eyes to Read Minds,” Carleton/McDonnell Philosophy and Neuroscience Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, October 2002 and ICCS/ASCS-2003 Joint International Conference on Cognitive Science, Sydney, Australia, July 2003.

“Eye Gaze and the Problem of Other Minds,” invited paper given at Pennsylvania State, Science Studies program, December 2003.

“The Concept of ‘Dedication’ in Comparative Neurobiology,” invited paper given at Cambridge University and Trinity College, Dublin, December 2003.

James Lehman (Economics)
Chaired a session on “Institutions and Economic Performance,” and served as discussant for the paper “The Evolution of Institutions,” Western Economic Association Annual Conference in Seattle, WA, June 29-July 3, 2002.

China Finance Conference, Claremont, March 2004: Chaired session on (China’s) “Domestic Financial Issues,” Exchange Rate Workshop, Claremont, April 2004: Chaired session on “Exchange Rate Policies: Australia and the Americas.”

Jesse Lerner (Media Studies)
Jesse Lerner has given invited lectures at the following institutions: UC Davis, 2004; UC Santa Barbara, 2003; University of California Los Angeles, 2003; Universidad Autonoma de Yucatán, Mérida, Mexico, 2002; Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado La Esmeralda, Mexico City, 2002; Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia, 2003; Foro Internacional de Teoría de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, 2003; Franklin and Marshall College, PA, History, 2002; Museo de Arte Mexicano Alvar y Carmen T. de Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, 2002; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2002; University of London - School of Advanced Study, 2003; University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, “Orphans Film Symposium,” 2002; and University of Southern California, 2002.

Leah Light (Psychology)
“Dual-process Models of Memory in Young and Older Adults: Evidence From Associative Recognition,” Proceedings of the VIIth Cognitive Aging Conference at the University of Tours, France, 2003, as well as USC, UCSC and several additional U.S. conferences.

Ming-Yuen S. Ma (Media Studies)
Spoke at the Vancouver Art Gallery as a participant in the symposium for their exhibition “Home and Away: Crossing Cultures on the Pacific Rim,” 2003.

Mario Maldonado (Brain, Mind and Medicine)
“Traditional Diagnosis and Healing: Vindicating Yachactaitas (Quichua Healers) in the Andes,” Third Annual “Healing Our Wounded Spirits” Research Conference, Colville Confederated Tribes, Omak, WA, April 2003.

“Why Studying Llaqui Could Improve the U.S.A. Medical Curriculum?” NHMA Eighth Annual Conference on Hispanic Health Strategies Across the Nation, Washington D.C., March 2004.

“Llaqui in the Andes: Exploration of a Quichua Illness Cluster,” Native American Research Center for Health Symposium, University of Oregon, Eugene, February 2003.

“LIaqui: An Exploration of a Quichua Mental Illness Cluster,” Symposium of the Transcultural Psychiatry Section, World Psychiatry Association on Assessment and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Immigrants: Clinical Issues, XII World Psychiatric Congress of Psychiatry, Yokohama, Japan, August 2002.

“Are Yachactaitas (Quichua Healers) Good Diagnosticians?” 14th Annual Indian Health Service Research Conference, April - May 2002, Albuquerque, NM. Also presented at the Mind, Medicine and Culture Meeting, UCLA, February 2002.

“Working with Yachactaitas (Quichua Healers) in the Andes: A Case Study,” Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Spring Symposium on Ethical Issues in Research Involving Human Subjects, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, March 2002.

“On the Abilities of Quichua Healers to Identify Cases in the Community,” Cultural Issues in Health course, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University, February 2002.

Ntongela Masilela (English and World Literature)
“Frantz Fanon: Psychiatrist and Revolutionary Thinker,” Association of African Psychiatrists, Arusha, Tanzania, April 2004.

Donald A. McFarlane (Biology)
“Speleogenesis of the Mt. Elgon ‘Elephant’ Caves,” Geologic Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2003. With J. Lundberg.

“The Late Pleistocene Hutias of Red Hills Fissure, Jamaica,” Geologic Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2003. With D. A. Blake.

“A New Fossil Rodent from the Holocene of Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles,” Geologic Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 2002. With J. Lundberg.

Kathryn Miller (Art)
“Art, Ecology and Restoration,” Annual National Park Service Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance Program Annual Training, Santa Catalina Island, CA, 2003.

“Viewing Nature: Art, Ecology and Restoration,” Viewing Nature: Framing the Landscape - Workshop. Your Town/ Designing Its Future; The Kings River Region: Navigating the Currents of Change Symposium Reedley, California, 2003.

“Viewing Nature: Art, Ecology and Restoration,” Viewing Nature: Framing the Landscape - Workshop. Your Town/ Designing Its Future; The Kings River Region: Navigating the Currents of Change Symposium Reedley, California, 2003.

“Making the Invisible Visible: The Art of Environmental Restoration,” Association of Environmental Professionals conference; Land, Laws and Spirit: Practical Tools for Environmental Planning, Monterey, California, March-April 2003.

Santa Barbara International Film Festival, introduced “Rivers and Tides,” a film by Thomas Riedelsheimer about artist Andy Goldsworthy.

“Creative Arts and the Environment,” Symposium on Environmental Affairs, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR.

J. R. Mureika (Physics)
“Painting the Sky with Stars: Area Scaling in Cosmology and Beyond,” Loyola Maryount University Department of Physics, February 2004.

“Holographic Swiss Cheese: What Can This Tell Us about the Storage Capacity of the Universe?’’ W. M. Keck Science Center Colloquium, September 2003.

“The Packed Swiss Cheese Cosmology and Multifractal Large-Scale Structure in the Universe,” Proceedings of the 10th Canadian Conference on General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2003.

“Toward a Quantum Theory of Aesthetics,” Quantum Mind 2003, Tucson, AZ, 2003.

“Multifractal Fingerprints in Abstract Expressionism: Can Aesthetic Value be Scientifically Quantified?” Malott Academy Series, Scripps College, April 2003.

“And the Winner is... Using Mathematical Models to Predict the Sprints,” invited lecture, Physics Department, Pomona College, March 2003.

“Re-Writing the Record Books: Accounting for Wind and Altitude Effects in the Sprints,” W. M. Keck Science Center Colloquium, October 2002.

Jenifer Onstott (PACE/MLLC)
“Language and Community: Becoming Engaged Citizens through Synthesizing Second Language Theory and Experiential Learning,” Eleventh Annual Conference on Literacy and Learning, Havana, Cuba, 2004.

Joseph D. Parker (IIS)
“Agency and Complicity in Straight, White, Economically Privileged Masculinity,” National meeting of the Men’s Studies Association, University of Wisconsin, Madison, July 2003.

“Heteronormativity and the Politics of the Writing Subject: Zeami Motokiyo (1363-1443) and the Legitimation of Popular Literature,” National meeting of the Association of Japanese Literary Studies, UCLA, November 2003.

“The Politics of the Limits of the Object of Knowledge: Vincent Wimbush on Signifying Scriptures,” invited paper at the inaugural conference, “Theorizing Scriptures,” of the Institute for Signifying Scriptures, School of Religion, Claremont Graduate University, February 2004.

Thomas Poon (Chemistry)
“Engaging Science Students without Sacrificing Breadth or Depth: Technology Facilitated Approaches,” AAC&U Pedagogies of Engagement Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2004.

“Bridging Technology and Pedagogy in the Organic Chemistry Curriculum: Guided by the Nicholas Turro Model of Chemical Education,” 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, April 2004

“Spectroscopy of Biphenyl Radical Cations in Zeolites,” 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, March 2004. With N. J. Turro, A. Tease and T. Morkin.

“Beyond Technology as a Tool: Ways of Learning and Liberal Learning Outcomes,” AAC&U Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2004. With E. Clausen and E. Pope.

“Molecular Spectroscopy as a Tool which Informs, Enables and Transforms Teaching and Learning Across the Undergraduate Curriculum in Chemistry,” 226th ACS National Meeting, New York. September 2003. With N. J. Turro.

“Thermal and Photochemical Control of Enantioselectivity Using a Ship-In-A-Bottle Approach for Forming a-Methyldeoxybenzoin in Zeolite NaY,” ICPOC16, the IUPAC Conference on Structure and Mechanism in Organic Chemistry, San Diego, August 2002. With S. Bosio, P. Lakshminarasimhan, X. Lei, S. Jockusch, Z. Liu, W. Adam and N.J. Turro.

“Photophysical Properties and Photochemistry of Indole in Zeolite NaY,” 226th ACS National Meeting, New York, September 2003. With A. Williams, T. Poon and A. Fucaloro.

“Photochemical Synthesis of 3,4-dimethyltricyclo[,8]dec-3-ene-7,10-dione in Zeolites.” With M. MacLeod. And “Zeolites as Catalysts for Quaternary Carbon Formation: Synthesis of Cuparene,” and “Effects of Sodium Polyacrylate Soil Amendment of Lead Bioaccumulation in Lolium Multiflorum.”

“An Investigation of the Induction Capabilities of Oxazolidinones in the Enantioselective Formation of Methyldeoxybenzoin,” 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2003. With J. Chapman, N.J. Turro, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Bosio, W. Adam, S. Jockusch, X. Lei, Z. Liu and V. Ramamurthy.

“Cyclopentadiene Approach Towards Fullerene Fatty Acids,” 223rd ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2002. With L. Kinsey.

Marion Preest (Biology)
“Acute Stress Response During Pregnancy in a Viviparous Gecko: Effect on Offspring Quality,” Joint Annual Meeting of SSAR/ASIH/HL, Manaus, Brazil, 2003. With A. Cree and C.L. Tyrrell.

“Incubation History and Embryonic Development in Boat-tailed Grackles,” American Ornithological Union Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2002. With N.J. Clum.

“Do Live-bearing Lizards Suppress Their Adrenocortical Stress Response During Pregnancy?” International Congress of Physiology and Biochemistry, Mt. Buller, Australia, 2002. With A. Cree and C.L. Tyrrell.

Katie Purvis-Roberts (Chemistry)
“Nuclear Testing in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan: An Environmental Catastrophe,” Biology-Chemistry Seminar, Azusa Pacific University, February 2004. Also given at Macalester College and Scripps College, February 2004.

“Research on the Long-term Effects of Radioactive Fallout in Kazakhstan,” Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College, October 2003.

“Perceptions of Risk from Nuclear Testing in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan,” University of California, Berkeley, Energy Resources Group Weekly Seminar Series, April 9, 2003.

“Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Concentrations in New York City Traffic,” American Association for Aerosol Research Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, March-April 2003. With A. Ghertner, D. Beals, J. Spiegel, R Harriss, M. Canagaratna, J. Jayne, S. Herdon, C. Kolb and D. Worsnop.

“Perceptions of Risk from Nuclear Testing in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan,” Science, Technology, and Society Colloquium at Pomona College, March 2003.

“Particulate Matter from New York City to Kazakhstan,” University of California at Irvine Earth Systems Department Seminar, November 6, 2002.

Honors Seminar on the Nevada Test Site, “The Polygon in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.” Environmental Studies Seminar, “Perceptions of Risk from Nuclear Testing in Kazakhstan,” University of Nevada, Las Vegas, October 2002.

Norma Rodriguez (Psychology)
“Familial Expectations and Responsibilities Among Bicultural Latino College Students,” Western Psychological Association Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 2003. With M. Bingham, C. Mira and H. Myers.

Kathryn S. Rogers (Organizational Studies)
“Preparing for Teaching,” Presentation at the Doctoral/Junior Faculty Consortium Western Academy of Management, April 2003. With Paul Olk.

“Hands On Mini-Fair of Environmental Teaching Resources,” Joint Symposium organized for the Academy of Management. Co-sponsored by Social Issues in Management and Organizations, Management Education, and the Natural Environment Divisions, Denver, CO, August 2002.

David Sadava (Biology)
Presentations have included: American Society of Clinical Oncology, Chicago IL; First American Conference on Chinese Herbal Medicine, San Francisco; University of Arizona School of Medicine; City of Hope Medical Center; University of Colorado; University of California, San Diego.

Barry Sanders (History of Ideas)
Talks delivered at symposia for federal judges, sponsored by George Mason University, School of Law and Economics Center, titled “The Idea of America,” “Individualism and Self-Reliance: Emerson,” delivered at Santa Fe, NM, Summer 2002; “American Humor: Mark Twain, the Tall Tale, and the Truth,” delivered at Tucson, AZ, Summer 2003.

“The Velocity of Narration,” keynote talk for Humanities Institute, College of Santa Fe, NM, Fall 2002.

“Discussion of Violence and Youth in Symposium,” sponsored by (Out)law and Order, Gene Autrey Museum of Western Heritage, Summer 2002. (named Project Advisor, 2003).

“Who Now Of All Dancers Sports Most Playfully,” lecture delivered at Pacific Northwest College of Art, November 2003.

“We, Whee, Wee,” catalog essay for Eugenia Butler Retrospective, Otis Art Institute, Fall 2003.

Participant in symposium at Otis Art Institute on the Fluxus Movement, Fall 2003.
Provost’s Conversations on Diversity, Democracy and Higher Education, University of Maryland, “The Exclusion of African-Americans,” February 2004.

“African American Study Center Lecture on Race in America,” Georgetown University, February 2004.

“Reading from Alienable Rights” University of Iowa, School of Creative Writing, February 2004.

“Interview,” National Public Radio, “Writers At Work Series,” February 2004.

In-class lecture, Department of Education, UCLA, (Peter McLaren and Radical Education Theory), March 2004.

Marie Sandy (External Studies)
“Building Bridges: Understand and Practicing Democracy,” American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU), Washington, D.C., January 2004.

“Aristotelian Practical Philosophy and Contemporary Community-based Learning Environments,” International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, January 2004.

“Civic Responsibility in the Arts and Sciences,” American Conference of American Deans/Phi Beta Kappa, Charleston, SC, October 2003.

“Powerful Collaborations: Building a Movement for Social Change,” Loka Institute: Sixth Annual Community Research Network Conference, Sandstone, MN, October 2003.

“Engaging as Citizens: Transforming Community-University Partnerships and The Power of Community Partnerships,” Campus Compact Annual Conference of the Western Region, Bellevue, WA, April 2003.

Susan Seymour (Anthropology Emerita)
“Multiple Childcare: Its Implications for Western Theories of Child Development,” Paper presented as part of the panel, “Family,” Annual meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Santa Fe, NM, February 2002.

Laura Skandera Trombley (President)
Pepperdine University, Featured Speaker, “Mark Twain: American Icon, Classic Writer and Film Star,” Malibu, February 2003.

“The Dean in Transition to a Presidency,” American Conference of Academic Deans/Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference, Seattle, WA, January 2003.

Sharon Snowiss (Political Studies/IIS)
Organizer, chair, panelist, “Rethinking the Canon from a Global Perspective,” American Political Science Association meeting, September 2003.

Chair, “The Politics of Political Economy and Staatswissenschaften in 17th and 18th Centuries,” at Sciences of Politics Conference, sponsored by CSPT and Tulane University, January 2004.

Chair, “Actors and History,” at Colonialism and Its Legacies, University of Chicago, April 2004.

Discussant, “Nature of Political Order,” International Society of Political Psychology, Pitzer College, January 2004.

Claudia Strauss (Anthropology)
“Gender and Empathy,” Mind, Medicine, and Culture Seminar, UCLA, April 2004.

“School Shooters and Welfare Mothers: How Americans Explain Problematic Behavior,” Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, December 2003.

“Diversity and Homogeneity in American Culture: Teaching and Theory,” American Anthropological Association 102nd annual meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2003.

“Does American Culture Explain the American Health-care system?” American Anthropological Association 101st annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 2002.

Three talks at the University of Hamburg: “New Developments in Cognitive Anthropology,” “Methods for Studying Variation and Change in Cultural Schemas,” and “What Cultural Models of the Person did Americans Use to Explain the Columbine Shootings?” Institut für Ethnologie, University of Hamburg, Germany, June 2002.

Zhaohua Irene Tang (Biology)
“SR Protein-specific Kinases in S. pombe: Dsk1 and Kic1,” Eukaryotic mRNA Processing, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 2003.

“Kic1, a CLK/STY Orthologue in Fission Yeast, is a Cytokinesis Regulator and is Functionally related to Dsk1,” “Kinases that Phosphorylate Pre-mRNA Splicing Factors with RNA Binding and Arginine-serine Rich Domains,” Second International Fission Yeast Meeting, Kyoto, Japan, March 2002.

“The Kic1 Kinase of Schizosaccharomyces Pombe is a CLK/STY Orthologue that Regulates Cytokinesis and Cell-cell Contact,” Annual Meeting of the RNA Society, Madison, WI, 2002.

Rudi Volti (Sociology)
Served as moderator for the conference, “Inventing for Humanity,” held at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History and sponsored by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, 2002.

Al Wachtel (English and World Literature)
“Beyond Fancy Indulgences: Shakespeare and the Beauty of Truth,” L.I.F.E. Society, UC Riverside, November 2002.

Andre Wakefield (History)
“Leibniz’s Protogaea: Practices, Concepts and Contexts,” Organized with Claudine Cohen at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology (MIT), with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Cambridge, MA, May 2002.

“Reflections on the Dangerous Past,” Claremont Discourse Lecture Series, Honnold Library, Claremont, March 2004.

“Science for Profit: Promoting Knowledge in Eighteenth-Century Germany,” Pomona College, Claremont, April 2003.

“Forget the German Enlightenment. I Need a Job,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, January 2003.

“The Practical Enlightenment: German Cameralists and Yankee Economists,” Max-Planck Institute for History, Göttingen, Germany, November 2002.

Dan Ward (Political Studies)
As Executive Director of ISPP, Dan Ward organized the 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society of Political Psychology in Lund, Sweden, July 2004. The title of the conference was “The Political Psychology of Hegemony and Resistance.”

“Read on Anarchists, Anarchists on Read,” invited paper given at the Herbert Read Conference at the Tate Britain, London, June 2004.

Chair of the Erik Erikson Centennial Symposium, 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Berlin, Germany, July 2002.

Invited Address: “Can We Resist Using the Internet? Do We Have a Choice?” UNESCO, Post-Development Conference, Paris, February 28-March 4, 2002.

Linus Yamane (Economics)
“The Labor Market Status of Vietnamese Americans,” Western Economic Association meetings, Seattle, WA, July 2002, and at USC, October 2002.

Andrew Zanella (Chemistry)
“Synthesis and Reactivity of Binuclear µ-Decaammine(organodinitrile)dicobalt(III) Complexes,” ACS Western Regional Meeting, Long Beach, CA, October 2003. With R. Pinnell; A. Kennedy, L. Kinsey and D. Neff.

Phil Zuckerman (Sociology)
Talk at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, May 2003, commemorating the 100th anniversary of W.E.B. Du Bois’ publication of The Souls of Black Folk, for which Zuckerman penned the introduction.

“Cult of Religion? The Social Construction of Religious Legitimacy,” The Pacific Sociological Association’s annual meeting, Pasadena, April 2003.