Faculty Achievements 2009-2010
Conference Presentations and Invited Talks
Ahmed Alwishah (Philosophy)
"Avicenna on Mantel Language" at the 27th annual joint meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy (SAGP) with the Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science (SSIPS), NY, Fordham University, October 16-18, 2009.
"The Study of Islamic Philosophy in US" Baghdad University, Art College, Philosophy department, Iraq, January 12, 2010
Commenting on a paper titled "Avicenna's Self and Olivi's Personality," by Calvin Normore, Southern California Philosophy Conference, Pitzer College, November 7th. 2009.
Commenting on a paper titled "Al-Ghazali on the Oneness and Simplicity of the Necessary" by Aladdin Yaqub, at the Pacific APA, San Francisco, April 3 2010.
Bill Anthes (Art)
"Native American Artworks at the Claremont Colleges," lecture presented at the Tribal Nations, Indian Communities and Higher Education Conference, Pitzer College, November 19, 2009.
Brent Armendinger (English and World Literature)
Poetry reading, Books and Bookshelves. San Francisco, January 4, 2010.
Poetry reading, Amy Adler's Echo Park Studio. Los Angeles, March 6, 2010.
Jennifer Armstrong (Biology)
"The CHD1 chromatin remodeling factor alters global chromosome structure" Poster presented at the 51st Annual Drosophila Research Conference, held in Washington D.C. Jennifer A. Armstrong, Lakshmi V. Bugga, Eugenie S. Hong, Rebecca Edwards, Ivy McDaniel, April 7-11, 2010.
David Bachman (Mathematics)
"Convergence of Discrete Poker Models," Paper presented at the MAA Mathfest. Portland, OR. August, 2009.
"Persistence of Essential Surfaces after Dehn Filling," Paper presented in the Princeton Topology Seminar. Princeton, NJ. September, 2009.
Organizer: Southern California Topology Colloquium. Claremont (Pomona College), February 2010. With Jim Hoste and Erica Flapan.
"Topological, PL and geometric minimal surfaces," Paper presented in the MIT Topology Seminar. Boston, MA. March 2010.
"Topological, PL and geometric minimal surfaces," Paper presented in the Boston College Topology Seminar. Boston, MA. March 2010.
José Z. Calderón (Sociology and Chicano Studies)
"Our Academic Challenges in Building Community-Based Leadership" Keynote Presentation at Fourteenth Annual Hilda L. Solis Scholarship Dinner, Cal Poly Pomona University, April 9, 2010.
"The Election of Obama as a Transformative Movement." Presented in a Plenary Session at the 104th American Sociological Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, August 8, 2009.
"Day Laborer Communities and Immigrant Social Movements," presentation in Social Movements Thematic Session on August 9, 2009 and "Dilemmas in Service Learning and Community-based Research" in the Civic Engagement Session at the American Sociological Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, August 10, 2009.
"Connecting Critical Pedagogy, Multiculturalism and Community-based Teaching, Research and Learning," presentation and workshop facilitation at the Faculty Development Institute, Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN, July 28-29, 2009.
"The Significance of Forging Ties Between the People of the U. S. and Viet Nam," presentation at Viet Nam Trade University as part of an American Labor Delegation panel, Hanoi, December 10, 2009.
"Perspective-Taking and Community-Based Learning," presented at the American Association of Colleges and Universities Educating for Personal and Social Responsibility Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 2, 2009.
Ciara Ennis (Art)
Guest critic: California Institute for the Arts, Valencia, CA, 2009.
Invited Participant, International course for contemporary European Curators, Fondazione Ratti, Milan, Italy, 2009.
Portfolio reviewer, Photo LA, 19th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, Los Angeles, CA, 2010.
Juror and panelist for the California Community Foundation's (CCF) 2010 Fellowships for Visual Artists, Category: Emerging Artists.
Paul Faulstich (Environmental Analysis)
Paul Faulstich (Environmental Analysis) "Human Ecology Perspectives on Sustainability," presented at the East-West Center's 50th international conference, Honolulu, HI, July 2010.
"Islands, Oceans and Sustainability," Panel chair at the East-West Center's 50th international conference, Honolulu, HI, July 2010.
Judith V. Grabiner (Mathematics)
"Why Proof? A Historian's Perspective," paper presented at the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction Study 19: Proof and Proving in Mathematics Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, May 13, 2009.
"Liberal Arts Mathematics," paper presented at the meeting of Ohio Project NExT, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, October 30, 2009.
"Lagrange, Symmetry and Space," paper presented at the Mathematical Association of America, Ohio Meeting, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, October 30, 2009.
"It's All for the Best: Optimization in the History of Science," paper presented at the Mathematical Association of America, Ohio Meeting, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, October 31, 2009.
"Why Should Historical Truth Matter to Teachers of Mathematics? Dispelling Myths while Promoting Maths," paper presented at the California Mathematics Council Community Colleges 38th Annual Conference, Monterey, CA, December 12, 2009.
Tessa Hicks Peterson (Cultural Studies/Urban Studies/Community Engagement Center)
Professor Hicks Peterson presented the efforts of her three-year long partnership with community organizers of ICUC (Inland Communities United for Change), along with community partners, Tom Dolan and Rocio Ruiz, on the topic of their recent article, "Partnering with youth organizers to prevent violence: An analysis of relationships, power and change" at the annual conference of Community- Campus Partnerships for Health in Portland, OR, May 2010.
Ethel Jorge (Spanish)
"Best Practices in community-based learning?," workshop offered at AATSP Conference. Albuquerque, NM, July 2009.
"Google my barrio: Carnival murgas in the 21th century," paper presented at AATSP Conference. Albuquerque, NM, July 2009.
"Spanish in the Community and Children of Immigrants," paper presented at AATSP Conference. Guadalajara, Mexico, July 2010.
"Community-Based Learning: How? When? Why?," workshop offered at AATSP Conference. Guadalajara, Mexico, July 2010.
Alex Juhasz (Media Studies)
Visible Evidence: Institutionalized Lesbian Cinema and its Revolutionary Roots, Istanbul, August 2010.
Queer You(th) Tube (via YouTube), Digital Media and Learning Conference, UCSD, February 2010.
Queer Mentorship: The Future of LGBTQ Film Studies, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Los Angeles, March 2010.
Contradictions of a Process Archive, American Studies Association, Washington DC, October 2009.
Visible Evidence: An Archive of Process: Women's Building Video, Los Angeles, July 2009.
YouTube's Ironic Free-Fall, College Art Association, Los Angeles, January 2009.
Women in View: Sex, Money, Media: Keynote Speaker, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, October 2010.
Women, Poverty and Globalization Series, Revolt on YouTube, UC Berkeley, September 2010.
Center for Arts in Society, Collaboration in Media Studies, Carnegie Mellon, March 2010.
Youth Media, Sensory Ability and Visual Culture: Learning from Fred, UC San Diego, April 2010.
The Corpus of Corpus, UC Riverside, April 2010.
Animating Archives, "Publishing Learning from YouTube," Brown University, November 2009.
New Trends in Media Studies Speaker's Series, "Publishing Learning from YouTube," UC Santa Cruz, February 2009.
Ulrike Ottinger Symposium: A Critical Symposium, Boston University, October 2009.
Activism, Art and the AIDS Crisis, Remarks, Harvard University, October 2009.
Keynote address, Avant-Doc: Intersections of the Avant-Garde and Documentary, "Irony is Ubiquitous," University of Iowa, March 2009.
Azamat Junisbai (Sociology)
"Determinants of Economic System Legitimacy in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan," presented at the Central Eurasian Studies Society Annual Conference at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, October 11, 2009.
"Understanding Economic Justice Attitudes in Two (formerly similar) Countries: Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan," presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, August 7, 2009.
"Winners and Losers of Economic Transition in post-Soviet Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan," invited talk at the International Relations Colloquium at Pomona College. The talk was co-sponsored by the Pacific Basin Institute and the Pomona College Department of German and Russian. Claremont, CA, April 16, 2010.
Brian L. Keeley (Philosophy and Science, Technology and Society)
"The theory-ladenness of introspection: Appealing, but potentially incoherent," invited paper presented at the Mind, Technology and Society colloquium series. University of California, Merced, CA, April 22, 2010.
Adam Landsberg (Physics)
"A renormalization approach to combinatorial games: The geometry of Chomp," paper presented at INFORMS, San Diego, Oct. 2009. With Eric J. Friedman.
Jesse Lerner (Media Studies)
"The Shock of Modernity," paper presented at Ghosts of the Mexican Revolution conference. Trinity College, Cambridge, England, February 26, 2010.
"Documentary and its Double," paper presented at Ambulante, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, March 8, 2010.
Artists' talk, Center for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, January 29, 2010.
"Éxtasis en Izamal," paper presented at Congress of Americanists, Mexico City, July 24, 2009.
"Superocheros asquerosos," paper presented at Congreso Internacional de Teoría y Análisis Cinematográfico, Morelia, Mexico, October 3, 2009.
"El impacto de la modernidad," paper presented at the Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, August 5, 2009.
"Hector García and the Mexican Street," paper presented at the Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Latin American Studies Association Conference, Brazil, June 12, 2009.
Ntongela Masilela (Creative Studies)
"One Path of a Possible Thousand Paths across the New African Movement," presented at the Faculty Seminar, University of Stellenbosch (Cape Town), South Africa, August 2010.
"Positioning the Scholarship of Bernard Makhosozwe Magubane within the Intellectual Traditions of the New African Movement," presented at the Human Sciences Research Council, Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa, August 2010.
David Moore (Psychology)
"The Development of Sex Differences in Mental Rotation in Human Infants," invited lecture for the Department of Social and Developmental Psychology Seminar Series at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, October 27, 2009.
"Developmental Systems Theory: The Nature and Nurture of Genes and Environments," invited lecture at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, October 28, 2009.
"Sex Differences in Infants: The Case of Mental Rotation," paper presented at the symposium "Sex Differences in Infants," at the Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 15, 2010.
"The Epigenetic Revolution: Changing Views of Biopsychological Inheritance, and What It All Means for Society," invited lecture at the UCLA Center for Society and Genetics, Los Angeles, CA, May 20, 2010.
Thomas Poon (Chemistry)
"Using Video Technology and Personal Response Systems to Facilitate and Assess Student Learning in Organic Chemistry," presented at the 239th American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 24, 2010.
Katie Purvis-Roberts (Chemistry and Environmental Analysis)
"Differences in perceived risk from nuclear testing near Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan," paper presented at the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Conference, Portland, OR, June 19, 2010. With Cynthia Werner and John D. Sullivan.
Laura Skandera Trombley (President/English and World Literature)
"Biography: Literary Masters," panel discussion at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, CA, April 24, 2010.
Mark Twain in the Company of Women, Friends of the CalTech Libraries, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, June 3, 2010, and ALOUD, Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA, July 27, 2010.
Susan Seymour (Anthropology, Emeritus)
"Multiple Childcare and Attachment in India," paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Albuquerque, NM, February 2010.
"Culture, Gender and Development," lecture given at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, February 2010.
Rudi Volti (Emeritus, Sociology)
"Did the Maoist Promotion of Worker Innovation Contribute Anything to China's Present Technological and Economic Successes?," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Philadelphia, PA, March 28, 2010.
Andre Wakefield (History)
"Leibniz and the Wind Machines," invited lecture at the Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland, February 22, 2010.
"Earth, Wind, Water and Mining Machines: Leibniz," presented at the History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, November 22, 2009.
Albert Wachtel (Creative Studies)
"From Conventional to Telling Metaphor—Verse to Poetry," presented at Scribblerus Salons, Berkeley, CA, February 18, 2010.
"Performance as Critical Vision: Film as Analysis," presented at The Shakespeare Club, Claremont, CA, February 8, 2010.
Emily Wiley (Biology)
"The HDAC Thd2 promotes post-replication chromatin processing," poster presented at the Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference. VT, July 2009.
"The Ciliate Genomics Consortium," talk presented at the Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference. VT, July 2009.
"The Ciliate Genomics Consortium: Integrating research into the classroom," poster presented at the AAAS Vision and Change Conference: Transforming Undergraduate Biology Education (attendance by invitation only). Washington DC, July 2009.
"Sirtuins and programmed nuclear death," Midwest Protozoology Conference, Peoria, IL, April 2010. With Kristin Slade.
"Involving undergraduates in a community-wide genomics research effort," poster presented at the American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, San Diego, CA, May 2010.
B. Scott Williams (Chemistry)
"An Inversion of Reductive Elimination Reactivity from Two Isomeric Pt (IV) Complexes," poster presented at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, March 2010. With Allegra Liberman-Martin.
"The Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource: A community for teachers and students of inorganic chemistry," poster presented at MADCP2010 (Middle Atlantic Discovery Chemistry Project meeting), Penn State Berks, Reading, PA, June 4-5, 2010. With Ethan Benatan, Jezmynne Dene, Hilary Eppley, Margret Geselbracht, Elizabeth Jamieson, Adam Johnson, Barbara Reisner, Joanne Stewart, and Lori Watson.
"The Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource and the Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists," presentation given at MADCP2010 (Middle Atlantic Discovery Chemistry Project meeting), Penn State Berks, Reading, PA, June 4-5, 2010.
"VIPEr: Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic resource," poster presented at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, March, 2010. With Ethan Benatan, Jezmynne Dene, Hilary Eppley, Margret Geselbracht, Elizabeth Jamieson, Adam Johnson, Barbara Reisner, Joanne Stewart, and Lori Watson.
"Blurring the Line Between Repository and Social Network," paper presented at EDUCAUSE 2009, November 3-6, Denver, CO. With Ethan Benatan.
"Platinum as a matchmaker: Using platinum pincer complexes in the making and breaking of carboncarbon bonds," talk presented at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, October 2009.
"An Inversion of Reductive Elimination Reactivity from Two Isomeric Pt(IV) Complexes," poster presented at the Organometallics Gordon Conference, Newport, RI, 2010. With Allegra Liberman- Martin.
Kathleen S. Yep (Asian American Studies)
"Let That Sh*t Come Out in a Way That People Know: Asian American Studies and Teaching as Social Change," paper presented at University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, April 2010.
"Embodied Solidarity and Chinatown Basketball (San Francisco: 1930- 1950)," lecture presented at the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, April 2010.
"Storytelling as Political Act: The Legacy of Asian American Studies," Keynote Speaker, Five College Asian American Advisory Board Conference, Claremont, CA, February 2010.
Phil Zuckerman (Sociology)
"Secularity and Society," Orange County Free-thought Alliance Conference, Costa Mesa, CA, May 8, 2010.
"Society Without God," Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, April 17, 2010.
"Society Without God," Humanist Association of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA, April 11, 2010.