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Sumangala Bhattacharya Sumangala Bhattacharya, assistant professor of English and World Literature, presented a paper titled “Between Worlds: The Haunting of the Victorian Bengali Bhadralok in Four Ghost Stories of Rabindranath Tagore” in August 2006 at the North American Victorian Studies Association Conference held at Purdue University, Indiana.
Nigel Boyle

Nigel Boyle, professor of Political Studies, presented a paper titled “The Patchy Europeanisation of Irish Governance” in September 2006 at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Third Pan-European Conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

Jose Calderon José Calderón, professor of sociology and Chicano/a Studies, presented “Ways to Advance Diversity and Democratic Culture in the Classroom and Community” at the 2006 Department Chairs’ Conference at the American Sociological Association (ASA) Conference in Montreal, Canada, in August. At the ASA conference, he presented the Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology to Arthur Shostak; was selected to serve three more years on the Practice of Sociology Committee; and was elected president of the ASA Latino/a Section. Locally, the Pomona City Council awarded Calderón the city’s highest honor, the “Goddess of Pomona” award for “serving our community by inspiring the pursuit of higher education and advocacy for human rights.”
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José Calderón with award presenters and recipients at the American Sociological Association annual conference. As chair of the Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology, he presented this award to Drexel University Professor Arthur Shostak.
David Furman David Furman, Peter and Gloria Gold Professor of Art, had a solo exhibition at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art in San Angelo, Texas, from April 21 to June 25. Furman also participated in a number of group exhibitions from 2005 to 2006.
• Jingdezhen International Ceramic Art Exhibition, Jingdezhen Ceramics Museum, Oct. 18-30, Jingdezhen, China • The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 30-Oct. 15 • A China Response, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, Aug. 4-Sept. 2
• Trick of the Eye: Trompe L’oeil Sculpture, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, July 7-30 • Venice Art Walk, Bergamont Station, Santa Monica, CA, May 20-21 • Tea Time: The Art of the Teapot, Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI, May 13-July 30 • An Extravagance of Salt and Pepper: Containers/ Shakers/ Concepts, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, May 6-June 4 • The Yixing Effect, Echoes of the Chinese Scholar, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT, April 15-June 30 • At Your Service, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, March 17-April 15 • Interpreting the Figure, Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR, March 1-31 • California Dreamin’, Arizona State University, Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, AZ, Feb. 13-24
• Surface Matters, Eppink Gallery of Art, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, Jan. 11-Feb. 11
• New Works 2005: Celebrating Recent Gifts to RAM, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, Oct. 19-Jan. 22, 2006 • Mastery in Clay: 2005, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 7-22 • International Exhibition/Teapots, Yixing Ceramics Museum, Yixing, China, June 2-30 • NCECA 2005 Invitational Teapot Exhibition, Yixing Ceramics Museum, Yixing, China, June 2-30 • Venice Artwalk, Auction and Benefit, Venice, CA, May 22 • The Third World Ceramic Biennale 2005 Korea, World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon, Korea, April 23-June 19 • Contemplating Realism, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA, March 3-April 2 • Terra Sutra II, An Exhibition of Erotic Art, Montage Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Feb. 26-March 22.
Between 2005 and 2006 Furman was invited to give lectures/slide presentations at the following institutions and conferences:
• Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, Nov 1-4 • University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, Oct 2-4 • The Pottery Workshop/ Experimental Sculpture Factory, Jingdezhen, China, June 23 • San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo, TX, April 21-23 • The Chicken Farm Art Center, San Angelo, TX, April 22 • Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, April 4-6 n “Giving Back: Building Community Through Service,” National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference, Portland, OR, March 9
• Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China, June 15 • California State University, Los Angeles, School of Fine Arts, April 18 • Galen Ceramics Lecture Series, University of Southern California, School of Fine Arts, March 24.
Furman’s work was catalogued and reviewed in the following publications from 2005 to 2006:
Who’s Who in American Art, 2006, Marquis Publications, New Providence, NJ • Works by Ceramic Artists from Around the World, Shanghai Fine Arts Publishers • Yixing International Ceramic Art Exhibition, Shanghai Chinese Classics Publishing House • The Yixing Effect: Echoes of the Chinese Scholar, Marvin Sweet, Foreign Language Press, Beijing, China • Catalog: Surface Matters, Eppink Gallery of Art, Emporia State University Publications.
Ceramics Technical, #21, Adelaide, Australia California Design: The Legacy of West Coast Craft and Style, Luria & Baizerman, Chronicle Books, San Francisco • Ceramics Monthly, October, 2005 • Catalog: East/West: International Ceramic Artists, Yixing International Conference, Yixing, China • Catalog: Third World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea • Catalog: Delightful Teapot, Third World Ceramic Biennale, Youju, Korea Electric Kiln Ceramics, Third Edition, Richard Zakin, Krause Publications.
Paul Faulstich Paul Faulstich, professor of Environmental Studies, was Visiting Scholar at the School of Humanities, Flinders University, in Australia during the antipodal winter. In conjunction with his post, he stayed in the remote Aboriginal community of Kunbarlanja, working with international students and Aboriginal elders on an ethnoarchaeology project documenting traditional rock art and relationships with the environment. Faulstich was also appointed a member of the International Federation of Rock Art Organizations (IFRAO). Faulstich participated in the Sound Science Initiative of the Union of Concerned Scientists, where he met with members of the California State Legislature, advocating for AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act (co-authored by Fabian Núñez ’97, Speaker of the California State Assembly).
Judy Grabiner Judith V. Grabiner, Flora Sanborn Pitzer Professor of Mathematics, published the following book reviews: Gert Schubring, Conflicts between Generalization, Rigor, and Intuition, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Review n Jacob Bernoulli, The Art of Conjecturing, tr. & ed. E.D. Sylla, Mathematical Reviews n John Derbyshire, Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra, American Scientist n Karen Parshall, James Joseph Sylvester, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society n Oliver Darrigol, Worlds of Flow: A History of Hydrodynamics from the Bernoullis to Prandtl, Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences. She also gave a talk in July at the Claremont Summer Mathematics Colloquium, titled “The Changing Concept of Change: The Derivative from Fermat to Weierstrass.”
Melinda Herrold-Menzies Melinda Herrold-Menzies, assistant professor of Environmental Studies, had her article titled “Integrating Conservation and Development: What We Can Learn from Caohai, China” accepted for publication in the Journal of Environment and Development. She was also invited to the University of California, Berkeley, to give two guest lectures for the Geography Department in October.
Adam Landsberg Adam Landsberg, associate professor of physics, and his research on game theory were featured as the cover story of Science News. The article, titled “Chaotic Chomp: The mathematics of crystal growth sheds light on a tantalizing game,” was written by Ivars Peterson and appeared in the July 22, 2006, issue of Science News.
Ron MacCauley Ronald Macaulay, professor emeritus of linguistics, published a paper titled “Pure Grammaticalization: The Development of a Teenage Intensifier,” in Language Variation and Change. Macaulay also presented a paper titled “Adolescents as Innovators” at the New Ways of Analyzing Variation Conference at Ohio State University.
John Milton John Milton, William R. Kenan Chair of Computational Neuroscience and co-PIs Lissette de Pillis, T. Gregory Dewey, Art Lee and Mario Martelli were awarded a $429,878 grant from the National Science Foundation in support of their effort to develop an innovative undergraduate curriculum in biology over the next five years.
Greg Orfalea Gregory Orfalea, director of Pitzer’s Center for Writing, spoke in August at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., and read from and later signed copies of his book, The Arab Americans: A History. His appearance was filmed by CSPAN’s Book TV and appeared in October. In September Orfalea was interviewed about The Arab Americans on KPFK-FM for Don Bustany’s “Middle East in Focus.”
Susan Phillips Susan Phillips, director of Pitzer’s Center for California Cultural and Social Issues, participated in a conference this summer about children in armed conflict. The conference was hosted by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation in Ascona, Switzerland, at the Centro Incontri Umani. This fall, she co-organized a session for the American Anthropological Association meeting titled “Anthropological Contributions to the Study of Gangs: Potentials and Futures.” Her article, “Physical Graffiti West: African American Gang Dance and Semiotic Practice,” was published in Migrations of Gesture: Art, Film, Dance, edited by Carrie Noland and Sally Ness (University of Minnesota Press).
Katie Purvis-Roberts Kathleen Purvis-Roberts, assistant professor of chemistry, published two articles: “The Effects of Particulate Matter on the Lung Function of Collegiate Athletes,” The Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research (in press). With D. Neff and D. Garcia; and “Perceived Risks from Nuclear Testing Near Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan: A Comparison Between Physicians, Scientists, and the Public,” Risk Analysis (in press). With C.A. Werner and I. Frank. Purvis-Roberts was also invited to present a paper titled “Particle into liquid sampler (PILS) for Southern California PM-2.5 analysis” with Z.H. Davis, A. Braun, E.L. Zeitler, B. Brayton, J. Gordon, J. Wiggins-Camacho and J. Chapman at the American Chemical Society Meeting in Atlanta on March 30.
Dan Segal Daniel Segal, Jean M. Pitzer Professor of Anthropology and professor of Historical Studies, was elected to a three-year term as secretary of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). The secretary is both a member of the AAA Executive Board and the chair of the AAA Nominations Committee.
Lako Tongun Lako Tongun, associate professor of International and Intercultural Studies and Political Studies, was interviewed by Howard Lesser for his October 16, 2006, Voice of America broadcast and article titled “China Contributes $1M to African Union’s Darfur Force.”
Emily Wiley Emily Wiley, assistant professor of biology, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (top 5% were funded) for “Investigating Heterochromatin Assembly Through Histone Deacetylases Principle Investigator.” This award, in the amount of $654,000 for five years, will support her research on how genetic information is turned on and off correctly, and establish the Joint Science Department as a center for undergraduate involvement in genome research.
Kathy Yep Kathy S. Yep, assistant professor of Asian American Studies and sociology, presented a research paper in April on the cultural politics of gender and class for a paper session titled “Dynamics of Social Inequality: Sport as Contested Terrain.” Organized by Michael Messner of the University of Southern California, this session was a Presidential Panel at the Pacific Sociological Association and included Sherri Grasmuck of Temple University and Eric Anderson of the University of Bath.
Kathleen Yep
Kathleen S. Yep (far left, bottom row) with her R2W Summer Youth Leadership Institute students

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Bill Anthes, Bill Anthesassistant professor of art history, published Native Moderns: American Indian Painting, 1940-1960 with Duke University Press in September 2006 as part of a series titled “Objects/Histories: Critical Perspectives on Art, Material Culture, and Representation.”The book examines a generation of Native American artists who made bold departures from what was considered the traditional style of Bill AnthesIndian painting, and created hybrid, modern works that complicated notions of identity, authenticity and tradition, and challenged stereotypes of Native Americans as people of the past.

Nigel Boyle, professor Nigel Boyleof Political Studies,
published Crafting Change: Labor Market Policy under Mrs. Thatcher, with University Press of the South in October 2006.

Carmen Fought, Carmen Foughtassociate professor of linguistics, published Language and Ethnicity with Cambridge University Press in September 2006 as part of a series titled “Key Topics in Sociolinguistics.” The Carmen Foughtbook reveals the fascinating relationship between language ethnic identity, exploring the crucial role it plays in both revealing a speaker’s ethnicity and helping to construct it.