Faculty Achievements 2004-2005

Faculty Achievements 2004-2005
Grants, Awards and Honors | Publications | Exhibitions | Film and Video | Conferences/Invited Talks

Jennifer Armstrong (Biology)
“The Drosophila Trithorax Group Protein Kismet Facilitates an Early Step in Transcriptional Elongation by RNA Polymerase II.” Development 132 (2005). With S. Srinivasan, R.Deuring, I. Dahlsveen, H. McNeill, and J.W. Tamkun

David Bachman (Mathematics)
Distance and Bridge Position.” Pacific Journal of Mathematics (April 2005). With S. Schleimer.

“A Note on Kneser-Haken Finiteness.” Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 132 (2004)

“Large Embedded Balls and Heegaard Genus in Negative Curvature.” Algebraic & Geometric Topology 4 (2004). With D. Cooper and M. E. White.

Cheryl Baduini (Biology)
“Biogeography of Procellariiform Foraging Strategies: Does Ocean Productivity Influence Provisioning?” Marine Ornithology 31 (2003).

Dipa Basu (Sociology/Black Studies)
“A Critical Examination of the Political Economy of Hip-hop Entrepreneurship” in African Americans in the US Economy. C. Conrad, J. Whitehead, J. Stewart, and P. Mason, (eds.) Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2005

Nigel Boyle (Political Studies)
FÁS and Active Labour Market Policy 1985-2004. Dublin: The Policy Institute, 2005.

“How We Study Work-Family and Work-Life Interactions” in From Work-Life Balance to Work-Family Interaction. D. Halpern and S. Murphy (eds.) New Jersey: Erlbaum, 2005. With D. Halpern and R. Drago.

“Imitation, Flattery and the Lisbon Agenda: The Irish Model and Labor Market and Social Policy” in Current Issues in European Integration. Yiannis Stivachtis (ed.) Athens: Atiner 2004.

Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert (Biology)
“Definition of a Spliceosome Interaction Domain in Yeast Prp2 ATPase.” RNA 10 (2004) With G.D.H. Kim, E. Silverman, C. Cheng, and R.J. Lin.

Paul Faulstich (Environmental Studies)
Exploring Relationships Through Rock-Art: Colonialism, Landscape and Ecology. U.K.: Western Academic and Specialist Press, 2004. With Paul Taçon, and Sven Ouzman, co-editors.

He also reviewed Christine Watson’s Piercing the Ground, for Aboriginal History and serves as a peer reviewer for John Wiley & Sons.

David Furman (Art)
“The Trouble Maker,” an erotic ceramic tea pot is featured in the new edition of Electric Kiln Ceramics, by R. Zakin. Chilton Books, 2004.

Judith V. Grabiner (Mathematics)
“Newton, Maclaurin, and the Authority of Mathematics,” American Mathematical Monthly (December 2004)

A review of From Newton to Hawking: A History of Cambridge University’s Lucasian Professors of Mathematics, in American Mathematical Monthly.

Her monograph, The Origins of Cauchy’s Rigorous Calculus (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1981), was reprinted by Dover publications in February 2005.

The following past articles were included in Sherlock Holmes in Babylon and Other Tales of Mathematical History, Marlow Anderson, Victor Katz, Robin Wilson, (eds.) Mathematical Association of America, 2004.

“Descartes and Problem-Solving,” Mathematics Magazine (1995)

“The Derivative from Fermat to Weierstrass,” Mathematics Magazine (1983)

“Was Newton’s Calculus a Dead End?” American Mathematical Monthly (1997)

Laura Harris (Black Studies/English and World Literature)
Professor Harris published four poems, “My Blackness,” “American Heritage,” “The Wastrel,” and “Downtown Morning Hours,” in Maryland Review (Fall 2004)

Mary Hatcher-Skeers (Chemistry)
“The Amide Rotational Barriers in Isonicotinamide: NMR and Ab Initio Studies.” Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2004). With G.M Leskowitz, N. Ghaderi, R.A. Olsen, K. Pederson, and L.J. Mueller.

Melinda Herrold-Menzies (Environmental Studies)
“Amur Oblast.” Sections of Chapter 5 in The Russian Far East: A Reference Guide for Conservation and Development. Josh Newell (ed.). Daniel & Daniel Publishers in association with Friends of the Earth Japan, 2004. With Josh Newell.

Jim Hoste (Mathematics)
“Commensurability Classes of Twist Knots,” J. Knot Theory Ram. 14 No. 1 (2005). With P. Shanahan.

Ethel Jorge (Spanish)
“A Journey Home: Connecting Spanish-Speaking Communities at Home and Abroad.” Hispania (May 2005)

“Establishing a Community-based Spanish Language and Culture Program.” Models and Good Practices in Engaging Communities. Hispania (March 2005)

Alexandra Juhasz (Media Studies)
“The Crisis in Publishing In Focus,” editor of, and contributor to, a collection of writings for “In Focus” section, Cinema Journal (Spring 2005).

“Victim Stories: Documenting Pain, Punishment, Prison and Power,” Studies in Law, Politics and Society 30 (2004). Special Volume, Punishment, Politics and Culture.

“No Woman is an Object: Realizing the Feminist Collaborative Video,” Camera Obscura 54 (2004)

Brian Keeley (Philosophy)
“Anthropomorphism, Primatomorphism, Mammalomorphism: Understanding Cross-species Comparisons.” Biology & Philosophy 19 (4) (September 2004)

Jesse Lerner (Media Studies)
The Shock of Modernity: Criminal Photography from the Casasola Archive. Madrid: Turner, 2005.

“Las Cianotipias de Charles Lummis,” Alquimia (2005)

Leah Light (Psychology)
“Effects of Repetition and Response Deadline on Associative Recognition in Young and Older Adults.” Memory & Cognition, 32 (2004). With M.M. Patterson, C. Chung, & M.R. Healy.

“Dual-process Models of Memory in Young and Older Adults: Evidence from Associative Recognition.” In L. Taconnat, D. Clarys, S. Vanneste, & M. Isingrini (eds.) Manifestations Cognitives du Vieillissement Psychologique: Actes des VIIiemes Journees du Vieillissement Cognitif. Paris: Publibook, 2005. With M.R. Healy, M.M. Patterson, & C. Chung.

Ronald Macaulay (Linguistics)
Talk That Counts: Age, Gender, and Social Class Differences in Discourse. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Extremely Common Eloquence: Constructing Scottish Identity through Narrative. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005.

Ntongela Masilela (English and World Literature)
In August 2004, Professor Masilela launched the Web site: The New African Movement

Sia Morhart (Environmental Studies)
California Desert Flowers. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. With Emil Morhardt.

Lee Munroe (Anthropology)
“Social Structure and Sex-Role Choices among Children in Four Cultures.” Cross-Cultural Research 38 (2004)

Peter Nardi (Sociology)
Interpreting Data: A Guide to Understanding Research. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2004.

His revised 2003 monograph, Doing Survey Research: A Guide to Quantitative Research, is being reprinted by Allyn & Bacon for a second edition.

Gregory Orfalea (Writing)
The Arab Americans. Massachusetts: Interlink Publishers, 2005.

Op-ed piece in The Los Angeles Times Sunday Opinion section “Snuffing the Fire of Radical Islam” (Dec. 12, 2004 )

“We Were the People,” Mizna (December 2004)

Thomas Poon (Chemistry)
Introduction to Organic Chemistry. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley and Sons, 2004. With W. Brown.

“Stereocontrol Inside Confined Spaces: Enantioselective Photooxidation of Enecarabamtes Inside Zeolite Supercages,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126 (2004). With J. Sivaguru, R. Franz, S. Jockusch, W. Adam, and N.J. Turro

“Multidimensional Control of Stereoselectivity in the Reactions of Singlet Oxygen with Oxiazolidinone-substituted Enecarbamates,” J. Am. Chem. Soc.126 (2004). With J. Sivaguru, R. Franz, S. Jockusch, C. Martinez, I. Washington, W. Adam, Y. Inoue, and N.J. Turro.

Marion Preest (Biology)
“A Pharmacological Examination of Na+ and Cl- Transport in Two Species of Freshwater fish,” Physiological and Biochemical Zoology (March 2005). With R. J. Gonzalez, and R. Wilson.

Katie Purvis-Roberts (Chemistry)
“Designing a Geospatial Information Infrastructure for the Mitigation of Natural Hazards in Urban Areas,” R. Natural Hazards Review (2004). With O.V. Wilhelmi, and L. Harris.

Hilton Root (Economics/Freeman Fellow)
Capital & Collusion: Political Logic of Global Economic Development. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2005.

Barry Sanders (History of Ideas)
“The Decline of the Average Mind,” Cabinet Magazine 15 (Winter 2004)

“Literacy Entrances Everyone It Touches,” in Light Onwords, Bruce Powe (ed.). Toronto: The Coach House Press, 2005.

Alienable Rights: The Exclusion of African Americans in a White Man’s Land, 1619-2000, was issued in paperback edition, November 2004.

Daniel Segal (Anthropology and History)
Unwrapping the Sacred Bundle: Reflections on the Configuration and Discipline of Anthropology Now. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005. Co-edited with Sylvia Yanagisako.

“Civilization, Savagery, and Barbarism,” and “Anthropology” in The Encyclopedia of World History, William McNeill et al., (eds.) Great Barrington, MA, Berkshire, 2005.

“Worlding History,” in Looking Forward, Looking Backwards: Perspectives on Social Science History, H. J. Graff, L. P. Moch, and P. McMichael (eds.) Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004.

Susan Seymour (Anthropology)
Guest editor for the special issue of Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology titled “Contributions to a Feminist Psychological Anthropology,” Vol. 32 (4) (December 2004)

“Introduction” to the special issue Contributions to a Feminist Psychological Anthropology, Ethos 32 (4) (2004)

“Multiple Caretaking of Infants and Young Children: An Area in Critical Need of a Feminist Psychological Anthropology,” Ethos 32 (4). (2004)

Claudia Strauss (Anthropology)
“Is Empathy Gendered and If So, Why? An Approach from Feminist Psychological Anthropology.” Ethos 32 (4) (2004)

“Diversity and Homogeneity in American Culture: Teaching and Theory.” (2004) FOSAP Newsletter 11(2)

Guest co-editor, Ethos special issue, Contributions to a Feminist Psychological Anthropology. Ethos 32(4) (2004)

Laura Skandera Trombley (President)
“ ‘She Wanted to Kill’: Jean Clemens and Postictal Psychosis” American Literary Realism (Spring 2005)

Teresa Vázquez (Sociology/Chicana/o Studies)
Land Privatization in Mexico: Urbanization, Formation of Regions and Globalization in Ejidos. London and New York: Routledge, 2004.

“Alejandro Portes,” in The Encyclopedia of the City, Roger W. Caves (ed). London and New York: Routledge, 2005.

Rudi Volti (Sociology)
The fifth edition of Society and Technological Change (Worth Publishers) was published in Spring 2005.

Al Wachtel (English and World Literature)
“Goddess,” The Gettysburg Review (Spring 2005).

Ur Nammu,” Great Lives from History: The Ancient World. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2004.

Andre Wakefield (History)
“Books, Bureaus, and the Historiography of Cameralism.” European Journal of Law and Economics, vol. 19 (no. 3) (2005)

Dan Ward (Political Studies)
Review of Emma Goldman: An Exceedingly Dangerous Woman, American Historical Review (October 2004)

Phil Zuckerman (Sociology)
“Atheism: Rates and Patterns” in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, Michael Martin, (ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.