Faculty Notes, June 17, 2013

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Jennifer Funk, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Schmid College of Science and Technology, recently published a paper entitled “Differential allocation to photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic nitrogen fractions among native and invasive species” in the journal PLOS ONE. The paper may be read at the PLOS ONE website.

Donald Guy, director of production and assistant professor, Department of Theatre, College of Performing Arts, recently served as the lighting designer and stage manager for the Festival Ballet Theatre’s production of the full-length ballet Don Quixote at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. For this production, he hired current Chapman students Sarah Stavich ’15 and Liliane Neubecker ’14 to serve as assistants.

Wenshan Jia, Ph.D., professor, Department of Communication Studies, Wilkinson College, was nominated in April by the Chinese Communication Association (CCA) Steering Team as one of two candidates for President of the  Chinese Communication Association, which represents more than 200 universities around the world.

Tibor Machan, Ph.D., professor, Argyros School of Business and Economics, will be a guest on The Stossel Show with John Stossel on the Fox Business Network Thursday, June 27. Machan holds the R. C. Hoiles Chair in Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at the Argyros School.

Gary Metzker, adjunct faculty, Department of English, Wilkinson College, was named Journalism Educator of the Year (4-year university division) by the California Journalism Education Coalition. Metzker is the design advisor to the Panther newspaper and teaches sports journalism.

Ramesh Singh, Ph.D., professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Schmid College of Science and Technology, was invited to serve as Deputy Organizer  for the scientific event, “Towards Scientific Exploitation of Operational EO Missions for Land Processes and Natural Hazards,” to be held during 40th COSPAR Scientific General Assembly to be held in Moscow in August, 2014. The COSPAR scientific assembly is held biennially in different countries.

Bart Wilson, Ph.D., professor, Economic Science Institute, Argyros School of Business and Economics, had his research featured in The Property and Environment Research Blog in a post titled “How do societies avoid collapse?

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