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Faculty Achievements, 2004-2005
Conferences and Invited Talks

Faculty Achievements 2004-2005
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Conferences and Invited Talks

Jennifer Armstrong (Biology)
Professor Armstrong was an invited speaker for the Career Development Panel Discussion at the Damon Runyon Scientific Retreat

Cheryl Baduini ( Biology)
“Analysis of Population Structure Among Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) Populations from the Eastern and Western Pacific Ocean using Mitochondrial DNA.” 32nd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group (held jointly with the Waterbird Society), Portland, Oregon, January 2005. With K.I. Warheit.

“Analysis of Population Structure Among Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) Populations from the Eastern and Western Pacific Ocean using Mitochondrial DNA.” 32nd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group (held jointly with the Waterbird Society), Portland, Oregon, January 2005. With K.I. Warheit.

“Tracking the Movements and Trans-Pacific Migration of Sooty Shearwaters Captured off Central California.” 32nd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group (held jointly with the Waterbird Society), Portland, Oregon, January 2005. With J. Adams, D. Hyrenbach, and J.T. Harvey.

“Analysis of Population Structure Among Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) Populations from the Eastern and Western Pacific Ocean Using Mitochondrial Cytochrome b and Control Regions.” Third International Albatross and Petrel Conference, IAPC, Montevideo, Uruguay. South America. August 2004. With K.I. Warheit.

“Post Breeding Movements and Habitats of the Black-Footed Albatross and Sooty Shearwater.” Third International Albatross and Petrel Conference, IAPC, August 2004. Montevideo, Uruguay. South America. August 2004. With K.D. Hyrenbach, K.D., M. Hester, C. Keiper, and J. Adams.

“Analysis of Population Geographic Structure Among Sooty Shearwater Populations from the Eastern and Western Pacific Ocean using Mitochondrial Cytochrome b and Control Regions DNA.” Invited speaker for Biology Summer Seminar Series, Pomona College, Harvey Mudd College, Joint Science Department of the Claremont Colleges. July 2004.

“The Versatile Lifestyle of Sooty Shearwaters: From the Temperate Rainforests to the Pelagic Oceans and Back.” Invited Speaker for the Pomona Valley Audubon Association. April 2004.

David Bachman (Mathematics)
“Waldhausen’s Converse” at Complex of Curves Fest. Caltech, Pasadena, CA, January 2005.

“Heegaard Splittings and Connected Sums” AMS sectional meeting. UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA, April 2005.

“Isotopic Heegaard Splittings in Toroidal 3-manifolds” New methods in Heegaard splittings. Technion, Haifa, Israel, July 2005.

Mita Banerjee (Psychology)
“Teaching Feelings: The Connection Between Parents’ Emotion Beliefs and Parent-Child Interactions.” Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, April 2005.

Nigel Boyle (Political Studies)
“FÁS and Active Labour Market Policy 1987-2004.” Policy Institute Working Paper, Policy Institute, Trinity College, October 2004.

“Consensus and Institutional Capacity in Irish Policymaking: the ‘Irish Model’ and Active Labor Market Policy 1987-2004,” 2nd Pan-European Conference on EU Politics, Bologna, Italy. June 2004.
www.jhubc.it/ecpr-bologna/docs/375.pdf

“Imitation, Flattery and the Lisbon Agenda: the Irish Model and Labor Market and Social Policy,” 2nd ATINER International Conference on European Political Economy, May 2004, Athens.

  • In addition, Professor Boyle gave invited talks at the following:
    “FÁS and Active Labour Market Policy 1985-2004.” Presentation to launch a book being published by The Policy Institute. Trinity College, Dublin, March 2005.
    “The Irish Economic Miracle: A Crock of What?” International Relations Colloquium, Oldenbourg Center, Pomona College, February 2005.
    “The Celtic Tiger and the Swiss Army Knife: An Foras Áiseanna Saothair and the Irish Model,” Department of Political Science, University of California, Irvine, December 2004.
    “The Celtic Tiger and the Swiss Army Knife.” European Union Center of California Opening Public Lecture in “Small States – Global Influence” Series , Scripps College, September 2004.
    “Boston versus Berlin? The European and neo-liberal stripes of the Celtic Tiger Economy.” Presented at The Irish Seminar 6th Annual Summer Session June 2004, Keough-Notre Dame Centre, Newman House, Dublin.
    “Problem-Induced Policy Development: FÁS and Active Labour Market Policy 1987-2004”. Presented as a Policy Institute Seminar, Trinity College Dublin, May 2004. www.policyinstitute.tcd.ie/working_papers/Boyle_Presentation_180504.ppt

Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert (Biology)
“Characterization of Prp43-cofactor Interactions by Yeast Two-hybrid Analysis.” Ninth annual meeting of the RNA Society, Madison, Wisconsin, June 2004. With G. M. Diaz and T. Lemon.

Paul Faulstich (Environmental Studies)
Academic Committee, Rock Art Research Congress: Changing Paradigms, Agra, India, 2004

Carmen Fought (Linguistics)
“African-Americans and Language in the Media: An Overview.” NWAV 2004, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 2004. With Lea Harper, ‘03.

David Furman (Art)
Slide lecture at the University of Southern California, Art Department, Los Angeles, in March 2005 and at California State University, Los Angeles, spring quarter, 2005.

Slide/lecture presentation to the Hellenistic Fulbright Association International Conference in Athens, Greece, October 2004

Judith V. Grabiner (Mathematics)
“It’s All for the Best: Optimization in the History of Mathematics,” Swedish Mathematical Society’s Annual Meeting, Lund, Sweden, June 2004.

“It’s All for the Best: Searching for Perfection with Mathematical Models,” American Mathematical Society – Mathematical Association of America Joint Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, January 2005.

  • Other invited talks include:
    “Newton, Maclaurin, and the Authority of Mathematics,” History and Philosophy of Science Colloquium, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, May 2004.
    “Mathematics in the Islamic World,” Pomona College Islamic Studies Seminar, November 2004.
    “Why Does Historical Truth Matter to Mathematicians? Dispelling Myths while Promoting Maths,” Claremont Mathematics Colloquium, January 2005.
    “Why Should Historical Truth Matter to Mathematicians?” The Oberlin College Tamura-Lilly Mathematics Lecture, March 2005.

Laura Harris (Black Studies/English and World Literature)
“Hybrid Italians, Diasporic Africans: Who’s Metticcio/Whose Meticcio in the Eritrea-Italy Diaspora?” essay presentation by invitation from the Huntington Library Women’s Studies Seminar, San Marino, May 2004

“Teaching A Queer Harlem Renaissance.” essay panel presentation by invitation, American Literature Association 15th Annual Conference on American Literature, San Francisco, May 2004.

“Solutions.” Panel discussant by invitation, Making Change: Women’s Experiences With Work Conference, Cal-State University Long Beach, April 2004.

“Notes from a Welfare Queen in the Ivory Tower.” A reading at Making Change: Women’s Experiences With Work Conference, Cal-State University Long Beach, April 2004.

“Notes from a Welfare Queen in the Ivory Tower.” A reading at Smith College by invitation from the Journal Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism. April 2004.

Respondent/Moderator for Versus Desire/Identity, a queer wo/men of color visual arts exhibit at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Opening Reception Panel Featuring Artists: Laura Aguilar, Alma Lopez, and YK Hong, Fall 2004

Invited Keynote Speaker for Queering Femininity Conference, Seattle, May 2005

Mary Hatcher-Skeers (Chemistry)
“31P-Dynamic NMR Studies of DNA Backbone Dynamics.” 49th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting, Long Beach, CA, February 2005. With R. Levitan, R. Olsen, G. Leskowitz, and L. Mueller. Melinda Herrold-Menzies (Environmental Studies)

“Caohai Nature Reserve and Infrastructure Development: Why the Impacts of a Nature Reserve’s Infrastructure Projects Apparently Outweigh Those of China’s Western Development Project,” International Studies Association Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, March 2005.

“People-Centered Conservation: Is it Worth it?” Harvey Mudd Environmental Research Colloquium, February 2005.

Co-organized and co-facilitated “The Participatory Biodiversity Conservation Workshop,” funded by the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program. Guiyang, China, January 2005.

“Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice in Environmental Studies.” Presented at the Interdisciplinary Departments Roundtable. Higher Education in the Crosshairs: Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice. Pitzer College, February 2005.

Jim Hoste (Mathematics)
“Eigenvalue Varieties of 2-bridge Links,” AMS Meeting 1002, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2004. With P. Shanahan.

“Boundary Slopes in 2-bridge Link Complements,” Topology Seminar, Claremont Colleges, February 2005.

“Knots: From 3-coloring to the A-polynomial.” Mathematics Colloquium, California State University, Long Beach. October 2004.

Beth Jennings (Sociology)
“The Politics of End-of-Life Decision-Making: Computerized Decision-Support Tools, Physicians’ Jurisdiction, and Morality” at the Eastern Sociology Society’s Annual meeting March 2005 (A Mini-Conference on the Sociology of Bioethics)

Ethel Jorge (Spanish)
“Service Learning: Taking Language Learning into the Real World,” AATSP Annual Conference, Acapulco, Mexico. July -August, 2004.

“Models that Work,” AATSP Annual Conference, Acapulco, Mexico. July -August, 2004.

“Video Documentaries: The Intersections of Language Learning and Service.” AATSP Annual Conference, Acapulco, Mexico. July -August, 2004.

“A Dialogue on Community-Based Language Learning,” Occidental College. Los Angeles. August 2004.

“Approaches to Learning within Broader Communities: The Service Learning Component,” CIEL Conference, Evergreen College, Washington, October 2004.

Alexandra Juhasz (Media Studies)
SCMS: Chair and paper, “Remembering AIDS Video,” March 2005.

“Media Praxis: Towards Integrating Theory, Practice and Politics in the Inter-Disciplines,” Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice Conference: Pitzer College, February 2005.

  • In addition, Professor Juhasz gave invited talks at the following:
    Rutgers University, History Department: Memory, Race and the Archive: 2005.
    UCLA, Make Art/Stop AIDS: 2004.
    Fire in the Library, Conversations on the Future: Organized by Eugenia Butler, 2004.

Brian Keeley (Philosophy)
“The Hunt for the Wily Quale,” Dept. of Philosophy, William Paterson University. November 2004.

Jesse Lerner (Media Studies)

  • Professor Lerner gave invited talks at the following:
    The Department of Communications, University California, San Diego
    Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico

Ming-Yuen S. Ma (Media Studies)
“Moving Out,” A Dialogue on Dance/Dance Moving Forward Festival 2004: The Architecture of Dance, 2004.

Ntongela Masilela (English and World Literature)
“Frantz Fanon: Psychiatrist and Revolutionary Thinker.” Closing address to the Sixth World Psychiatric Association East Africa Regional Congress, Arusha, Tanzania, April 2004.

Joseph D. Parker (International and Intercultural Studies)
Professor Parker organized the conference “Higher Education in the Crosshairs: Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice” at Pitzer College, February 2005.

Thomas Poon (Chemistry)
“Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers: A Workshop of the GSAS Teaching Center,” Columbia University., June 2004. With J. Gibber (coorganizer).

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

“Multimedia in Research and Education,” Emory University Chemistry Department, Atlanta, 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, March 2004.

Marion Preest (Biology)
“Hormonal Stress Response and the Influence of Reproductive State in New Zealand Common Geckos.” Invited Research Seminar, Loma Linda University, February 2005.

Katie Purvis-Roberts (Chemistry)
“Perceptions of Risk From Nuclear Testing in Kazakhstan,” Society for Risk Analysis 2004 Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, December 2004.

Norma Rodriguez (Psychology)
“Development and Validation of the Multidimensional Acculturative Stress Inventory,” National Latino Psychological Association, Scottsdale, AZ. November 2004. With T. Flores, C. Bingham Mira.

“Social Support and Undermining Among Men and Women of Mexican origin,” Western Psychological Association Meeting, Phoenix, April 2004. With E. London, N. Urbina, G. Vargas, C. Bingham Mira, and H.F. Myers.

“Familism Among Mexican Americans: Re-examining Acculturation, Family Values, Support, and Conflict,” Western Psychological Association Meeting, Phoenix, April 2004. With N. Urbina, G. Vargas, E. London, C. Bingham Mira, and H.F. Myers.

Barry Sanders (History of Ideas)
Convocation Speech, Chaffey College, “Fahrenheit 450: What a Difference a Degree Makes,” October 2004.

Speaker, “Fire in the Library: a Laboratory with Velocity,” William Andrews Clark Library, Los Angeles, November 2004.

Panelist, “Activist Scholarship,” Higher Education in the Crosshairs Conference, Pitzer College, February 2005.

Faculty Member, The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury, Vermont, Summer 2005.

“Welcome Back to the Raft, Huncke Honey: The Beats in the States,” Public Lecture at New York University , January 2005.

“Literacy Revisited,” CBC television interview, January 2005.

Daniel Segal (Anthropology and History)
Professor Segal spoke at Rice University “Teaching History, Worlding History” at the invitation of its History Department, March 2005.

Susan Seymour (Anthropology)
Invited speaker at UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives of Families, December 2004.

“Resistance,” The Missing Psychology in Cultural Anthropology’s Key Words session at the joint meeting of the Society for Psychological Anthropology and the American Ethnological Society, San Diego, April 2005.

Claudia Strauss (Anthropology)
“Class and Gender in Psychosocial Context: Commentary on Valerie Walkerdine.”

Presidential Forum, Society for Psychological Anthropology biennial meeting, April 2005.

“The Imaginary.” Society for Psychological Anthropology biennial meeting, April 2005.

Laura Skandera Trombley (President)
President Trombley was the keynote speaker at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VII Conference. “Our Mandate is to Change the Universe: Advancement in the 21st Century.” San Francisco. December 2004.

She was also the keynote at the American Council of Academic Deans California Regional. “Reduced Expectations: A Mixed Message for Future Generations.” Pepperdine University, October 2004.

Teresa Vázquez (Sociology/Chicana/o Studies)
“Is Empire a New Planning Regime?” part of the panel “Empire, Globalism and New Orientalisms in Planning,” ACSP 2004, 45th Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, October 2004.

“Vulture City: In Search of a Safer City for Women in Ciudad Juárez,” as part of the panel “Urban Landscapes, Redevelopment, and Inequality,” XXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2004.

“Globalization and Borders.” Discussant. ACSP 2004, 45th Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, October 2004.

Discussant/Moderator and Organizer, “Femicide on the US-Mexico Border: Speaking Tour with a Mother of a Murdered Young Woman.” Organized the visit of the tour in collaboration with the Claremont Colleges Intercollegiate Women’s Studies Center and the Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Center, Pitzer College, Claremont, March 2005.

“Contesting Academic Knowledge Systems,” Panel chair. Conference on Higher Education in the Crosshairs: Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice, Pitzer College, February 2005.

“Orientalism, Development and Planning.” Panel organizer. ACSP 2004, 45th Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, October 2004.

“Redefining Global Planning Education for Undergraduate Curriculum.” Roundtable organizer and moderator. ACSP 2004, 45th Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, October 2004.

“Responding to Samuel Huntington’s Article: The Hispanic Challenge.” Roundtable organizer and moderator. Broad Hall 207, Pitzer College, April 30, 2004.

Andre Wakefield (History)
“Humboldt and the Mines.” Alexander von Humboldt: From the Americas to the Cosmos, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, October 2004.

“The German Sciences of State Promotion.” Fifth Joint Meeting of the British and North American History of Science Societies (BSHS, CSHPS, and HSS), Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 2004.

  • In addition, Professor Wakefield gave invited talks at the following:
    “Leibniz in the Harz,” Southern California Colloquium in the History of Science Technology and Medicine, UCLA, October 2004.
    “The Uses and Abuses of Cameralism,” 17th Heilbronn Symposium in Economics and the Social Sciences, Heilbronn, Germany, June 2004.
    “Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff und die fiskalische Forsten Sachsen-Gothas,” University of Erfurt, Germany, July 2004.

Kathy Yep (Asian American Studies/Sociology)
“Unbinding Asian American Women’s Lives: Judy Yung’s Contributions to History,” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, June 2004. With Sue Armitage, Karen Leong, Xiaojian Zhao, and Judy Yung.

“Red, Yellow, Black: Performing Racialized Masculinities through Basketball and the Body,” at the Spotlight Session, “Interdisciplinary Dialogues: Thinking Through Sport, Race, and the Nation,” National Conference, North American Society for Sociology of Sport, November 2004. With Brett St. Louis and Gregory Rodriguez.

“We Were Like Mosquitoes: Place, Basketball and the Chinese Playground,” Pacific Coast Branch-American Historical Association, August 2004. With David Yoo, Masao Suzuki, and Timothy Tseng.