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Faculty Achievements 2005-2006

Faculty Achievements 2005-2006
Grants, Awards and Honors | Publications | Exhibitions | Film and Video | Conferences/Invited Talks


Jennifer Armstrong (Biology)
"Genetic screens for enhancers of brahma reveal functional interactions between the BRM chromatin-remodeling complex and the Delta-Notch signal transduction pathway in Drosophila." Genetics 170 (2005). With A.S. Sperling, R. Deuring, L. Manning, S.L. Moseley, O. Papoulas, C.I. Piatek, C.Q. Doe, and J.W. Tamkun.

David Bachman (Mathematics)
"Surface Bundles versus Heegaard Splittings," Communications in Analysis and Geometry 13, No. 5 (2005). With Saul Schleimer.

"Sweepouts of amalgamated 3-manifolds," Algebraic & Geometric Topology 6 (2006). With S. Schleimer and E. Sedgwick.

"Non-isotopic Heegaard splittings of Seifert fibered spaces," Algebraic & Geometric Topology 6 (2006). With R. Derby-Talbot.

Derek Barker (Political Studies)
"Good Politics Makes for Good Scholarship: Five Emerging Practices," Higher Education Exchange (publication of the Kettering Foundation), 2006.

"The Scholarship of Engagement: A Taxonomy of Five Emerging Practices," Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 9, No. 2 (Spring/Summer, 2005).

"Haemon’s Paideia: Speaking, Listening, and the Politics of the Antigone," Polis: Journal of the Society for Greek Political Thought 23 (2006).

Book Review of Joshua Beer, Sophocles and the Tragedy of Athenian Democracy (Praeger, 2004), Review of Politics 67, No. 2 (Spring, 2005).

Dipa Basu (Sociology)
Her book, The Vinyl Ain't Final: Hip Hop and the Globalization of Black Popular Culture (London: Pluto Press), co-authored with Sid Lemelle, was published in the U.S. by the University of Michigan Press.

Nigel Boyle (Political Studies)
Crafting Change: Labor Market Policy under Mrs. Thatcher. New Orleans: University Press of the South, 2005.

"Neo-liberalism and Labor Market Policy in Britain and Ireland: Ideational Coalitions and Divergent Policy Trajectories" in A. Denzau, T. Willett and R. Roy (eds.) Neo-Liberalism: Ideas, Interests and Global Economic Change. New York: Routledge, 2005. "Frontiers of Political Economy Series."

Emily Chao (Anthropology)
"Fifth Generation Film Directors" in Edward Davis (ed.) Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture. New York: Routledge, 2005.

"Hulijing" in Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture.

"Marriage Laws" in Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture.

Review of Shan Shan Du’s "Chopsticks Only Work in Pairs." The China Quarterly (2005).

Paul Faulstich (Environmental Studies)
His 1998 essay "Mapping the Mythological Landscape: An Aboriginal Way of Being-in-the-World" was reprinted in J. Baird Callicott, & Clare Palmer (eds.) Environmental Philosophy: Critical Concepts in the Environment (Routledge). This collection gathers classic, influential, and important papers in environmental philosophy from the late 1960s to the present.

In addition, he was extensively quoted in Erin Middlewood’s "Social Medicine: The Isolation of Modern Life may be Bad for your Health" (Orion, September/October 2005).

"Down (Under) but Not Out: Reflections on Environmental Field Research in Australia." Invited talk at a Fulbright Fellows Alumni Conference at Stanford University, March 2006.

Carmen Fought (Linguistics)
"Talking With Mi Gente (Chicano English)," in W. Wolfram and B. Ward (eds.), American Voices: How Dialects Differ from Coast to Coast. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006.

David Furman (Art)
Professor Furman’s work is included in the following monographs, periodicals and catalogs:
Ceramics Technical 21, Adelaide, Australia
J. Luria & S. Baizerman, California Design-The Legacy of West Coast Craft and Style. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2005.
"David Furman: The Human Connection," Ceramics Monthly (October 2005). Cover and Lead Article.
"Catalog: East/West: International Ceramic Artists," Yixing International Conference Yixing, China, 2005.
Catalog: 3rd World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea, 2005.
Catalog: Delightful Teapot, 3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005, Youju, Korea.

Judith V. Grabiner (Mathematics)
"Was Newton’s Calculus a Dead End? The Continental Influence of MacLaurin’s Treatise of Fluxions," in Glen Van Brummelen and Michael Kinyon (eds.) Mathematics and the Historian’s Craft: The Kenneth O. May Lectures. New York and London: Springer-Verlag, 2005.

In addition, professor Grabiner wrote the following book reviews:
I. Bernard Cohen, The Triumph of Numbers, "Read This" (the Mathematical Association of America’s online review journal) (May 2005).
K.C. Knox and R. Noakes, (eds.), From Newton to Hawking: A History of Cambridge University’s Lucasian Professors of Mathematics, American Mathematical Monthly (October 2005).
Gert Schubring, Conflicts between Generalization, Rigor, and Intuition, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Review (2006).

Dan Guthrie (Biology)
"Distribution and provenance of fossil avifauna on San Miguel island" in D.K. Gardelon, and S.A. Schwemm (eds.) Proceedings of the Sixth California Islands Symposium. National Park Service Technical Publication CHIS-05-01, Institute for Wildlife Studies, Arcata, California, 2005.

"Analysis of Prey remains excavated from an historic bald eagle nest site on San Miguel Island, California," in Proceedings of the Sixth California Islands Symposium (see above). With P.W. Collins, T. C. Rick and J.M. Erlandson.

Laura Harris (Black Studies/English and World Literature)
"Reflections on Nobody Knows My Name And An Interview With The Director Rachel Raimist: A Female Hip Hop Film Maker" in D. Basu and S. Lemelle (eds.) The Vinyl Ain’t Final: The Local and Global in Hip Hop. London: Pluto Press, 2006. Co-authored essay with Dipannita Basu.

Melinda Herrold-Menzies (Environmental Studies)
"From Adversary to Partner: The Evolving Role of Caohai Nature Reserve in the Lives of Reserve Residents," Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 27, No. 1 (2006).

Jim Hoste (Mathematics)
"The enumeration and classification of knots and links," in W. Menasco and M. Thistlethwaite (eds.) Handbook of Knot Theory. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2005.

"Remarks on Some Hyperbolic Invariants of 2-Bridge Knots," in Calvo, Millett, Rawdon, and Stasiak (eds.) Physical and Numerical Models in Knot Theory, Series on Knots and Everything 36 (2005). With P. Shanahan.

Tom Ilgen (Political Studies)
Edited Hard Power, Soft Power, the Future of Transatlantic Relations. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Press, 2006. The book grew out of a conference that Professor Ilgen organized at the EU Center of California in Spring 2004 and includes original contributions from scholars and policy analysts from both sides of the Atlantic.

Ethel Jorge (Spanish)
"Models and good practices in engaging communities," Hispania (March 2005)

Alexandra Juhasz (Media Studies)
"From the Scenes of Queens: Genre, AIDS and Queer Love," in James Morrison (ed.) The Cinema of Todd Haynes. London: Wallflower Press, 2006.

"The Crisis in Publishing, In Focus," editor of, and contributor to collection of writings for Cinema Journal (Fall 2005).

Brian Keeley (Philosophy)
Edited Paul Churchland. Series: Contemporary Philosophy in Focus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Adam Landsberg (Physics)
"On the chaotic behavior of the satellite hyperion," Journal of Difference Equations and Applications 11, No. 7 (2005). With M. Furi and M. Martelli.

Jesse Lerner (Media Studies)
"The Paradoxes of Quirigoá," Journal of Film and Video 57, nos. 1-2 (Spring/Summer 2005).

Jim Lehman (Economics)
Professor Lehman has two entries in Sage Press’s Encyclopedia of Governance; "Trade Agreements" and "Monopoly" (2006).

Leah Light (Psychology)
"Dual-process models of associative recognition in young and older adults: Evidence from Receiver Operating Characteristics," Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition 31 (2005). With M.R. Healy and C. Chung.

"Language comprehension and production in normal aging" in J. E. Birren & K. W. Schaie (eds.) Handbook of the Psychology of Aging (6th ed.). Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2006. With R. Thornton.

Ming-Yuen S. Ma (Media Studies)
"Untitled" (Dear Mr. Rocha), Release Print (November/December 2005).

Don MacFarlane (Biology)
"The 19th Century excavation of Kent's Cavern, England," Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 67, No. 1 (2005). With J. Lundberg.

"The Late Pleistocene Hutias (Geocapromys brownii) of Red Hills Fissure, Jamaica." Geological Journal 40 (2005). With J. Blake.

"Speleogenesis of the Mount Elgon ‘Elephant Caves, Kenya,’" Special Publication. Geological Society of America (2006). With J. Lundberg.

Ronald Macaulay (Linguistics)
The second edition of his book The Social Art: Language and its Uses was published by Oxford University Press in January 2006.

Professor Macaulay contributed the following chapters to collections:
"Sociolect/Social Class" in Keith Brown (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd ed., Elsevier, 2005.
"Can we find more variety in variation?" in Markku Filpulla et al. (eds.) Dialects across Borders. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2005.

Ntongela Masilela (English and World Literature)
The Cultural Modernity of H.I.E. Dhlomo. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 2006. Professor Masilela was invited to launch the book in Soweto, South Africa, in April 2006.

"Xhosa Folklore" in W. Clemens (ed.) World Folklore and Folklife, Vol. 1. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2006.

David Moore (Psychology)
"A little bit of knowledge: The pointlessness of estimating heritability of IQ from adoption studies." Human Development (2006).

"Perception precedes computation: Can familiarity preferences explain apparent calculation by human babies?," Developmental Psychology (2006). With L.A. Cocas.

Kathryn Miller (Art/Environmental Studies)
Seduction and Discord in the Frozen Dinner, Artists’ book, edition of 7 (2005).

Professor Miller’s artwork has appeared in the following publications:
The exhibition catalog for the show Contemporary Desert Photography: The Other Side of Paradise by Marilyn Cooper and Katherine Plake Hough published by the Palm Springs Art Museum (December 2005).
"Public Art in California" by Helen Lessick, Public Art Review (Winter 2005)
"Eyes on the Desert" by Steven Biller, Palms Springs Life (December 2005)

Lee Munroe (Anthropology)
"Reflections of Women’s Status in Speech Frequency: A Four-Culture Study," Cross-Cultural Research 39 (2005).

Ethnographic Setting: The Major Sociocultural Forms of the Black Carib of Punta Gorda, British Honduras. New Haven, CT: Human Relations Area Files, 2005. E-publication.

"Comparative Field Studies: Methodological Issues and Future Possibilities." Reprinted in Alan Sica (ed.) Comparative Methods in the Social Sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2005. The late Ruth H. Munroe co-authored this work.

"Gender and Age Differences in Same-Sex Aggregation and Social Behavior: A Four-Culture Study," Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 37 (2005). With A. Kimball Romney.

Peter Nardi (Sociology)
"Friendship, Sex, and Masculinity" in Michael Kimmel (ed.) The Sexual Self. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2006.

"The Reality of Illusion: The Magic Castle in Hollywood," Contexts (ASA Journal) 5, No. 1 (2006).

Book Review Essay: "Comparative Masculinities," Contemporary Sociology 34, No. 4 (2005).

John Norvell (Anthropology)
"Racing Across Borders in the Americas: Anthropological Critique and the Challenge of Transnational Racial Identities" in Kathleen Fine-Dare and Steve Rubenstein (eds.) Border Crossings. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2006.

Gregory Orfalea (Writing)
"The Arab American Novel." Melus (2006).

Thomas Poon (Chemistry)
Introduction to Organic Chemistry: Spanish translation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2006. With W. Brown.

"Stereoselective Photooxidation of Enecarbamates: Reactivity of Ozone vs Singlet Oxygen," Organic Letters, 7 (2005). With J. Sivaguru, H. Saito, T. Omonuwa, R. Franz, S. Jockusch, C. Hooper, Y. Inoue, W. Adam, and N. J. Turro.

"Control of Chirality by Cations in Confined Spaces: Photooxidation of Enecarbamates Inside Zeolite Supercages," Photochem. Photobio 82 (2006). With J. Sivaguru, H. Saito, M. R. Solomon, L. S. Kaanumalle, S. Lakshmi, S. Jockusch, W. Adam, V. Ramamurthy, Y. Inoue, and N. J. Turro.

Marion Preest (Biology)
"ACTH-induced stress response during pregnancy in a viviparous gecko: No observed effect on offspring quality," Journal of Experimental Zoology 303A (2005). With C.L. Tyrrell, and A. Cree.

Dan Segal (Anthropology and History)
"Cultural Approaches" in G. Delanty and K. Kumar (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Nations and Nationalism. London: Sage, 2006. Co-authored with Richard Handler.

"Anthropology" and "Civilization, Barbarism, Savagery" in William McNeill et al. (eds.) The Encyclopedia of World History (William McNeill et al. eds.) Berkshire, 2005.

Susan Seymour (Anthropology)
"Resistance," Anthropological Theory (2006). A special issue titled "The Missing Psychology in Cultural Anthropology’s Keywords."

Maria Soldatenko (Gender and Feminist Studies and Chicana/o Studies)
"Justice for Janitors, Latinizing Los Angeles: Mobilizing Latina(o) Cultural Repertoire" in Enrique C. Ochoa and GildaL. Ochoa (eds.) Latino LA: Transformations, Communities, and Activism. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2005.

Claudia Strauss (Anthropology)
"Analyzing discourse for cultural complexity" in Naomi Quinn (ed.) Finding Culture in Talk: A Collection of Methods. New York: Palgrave, 2005.

"Cognitive Anthropology" in Keith Brown (ed.) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2005.

"Commentary: Borders as Sites of Pain," Ethos 34, No. 1 (2006).

John D. (Jack) Sullivan (Political and Environmental Studies)
Review of Sanjeev Khagram, Dams and Development: Transnational Struggles for Water and Power in Perspectives on Political Science (Spring 2005).

He continues to work on updating the League of Women Voters book Guide to California Government. His "Politics of Water" class in the spring of 2005 wrote an 80-page report titled "At the Edge of the Desert: Water Conservation at Pitzer College (2005)," which looked at water issues in light of the construction of new residence halls at Pitzer.

Diane Thomson (Biology)
"Measuring the effects of invasive species on the demography of a rare endemic plant." Biological Invasions 7 (2005).

"Matrix models as a tool for understanding invasive plant and native plant interactions." Conservation Biology 19 (2005).

"The spatial spread of invasions: New developments in theory and evidence." Ecology Letters 8 (2005). With A. Hastings, K. Cuddington, K. Davies, C. Dugaw, S. Elmendorf, A. Freestone, S. Harrison, M. Holland, J. Lambrinos, B. Melbourne, and C. Taylor.

Rudi Volti (Sociology)
"The Automobile" and "Transportation" in Sal Restivo (ed.) Science, Technology, and Society: An Encyclopedia of. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Dan Ward (Political Studies)
Professor Ward contributed a chapter titled "Herbert Read’s Aesthetic Politics: Art and Anarchy" in Michael Paraskos (ed.) Re-Reading Read: New Views on Herbert Read. London: Freedom Press, 2006.

Andy Zanella (Chemistry)
"Partial Molar Volumes and Refractions of Cobalt (III) Complexes, Part 1: Homologous Series of Hexaaminecobalt (III) Complexes," Journal of Solution Chemistry 34 (2005). With A. F. Fucaloro, S. Widjaja, and J. Widjaja

"Introduction to UV-Visible Spectroscopy Using an Active Ingredient in Sunscreen," Journal of Chemical Education (2005). With A. Fucaloro, R. Pinnell, K. Conrad, and Y. Pu.

Phil Zuckerman (Sociology)
Phil Zuckerman published a chapter, "Contemporary Atheism: Rates and Patterns" in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

"Atheism and Societal Health," Free Inquiry (April 2006).

His book Invitation to the Sociology of Religion is being translated into Turkish, and is being published this year in Ankara, Turkey.