Faculty Notes, Jan. 9, 2014

Richard Bausch, professor, Department of English, Wilkinson College, has received excellent reviews for the French publication of Quelque chose est la-dehors (Something Is Out there, 2010, Alfred A. Knopf) by Elle Magazine, Le Monde and Livres Hebdo. Hesham El-Askary, Ph.D., has been selected to edit a collection of papers on the newest research regarding aerosols [...]

Richard Bausch, professor, Department of English, Wilkinson College, has received excellent reviews for the French publication of Quelque chose est la-dehors (Something Is Out there, 2010, Alfred A. Knopf) by Elle Magazine, Le Monde and Livres Hebdo.

Hesham El-Askary, Ph.D., has been selected to edit a collection of papers on the newest research regarding aerosols and their impacts on global climate issues for the journal Advances in Meteorology, a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of meteorology.

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 “The physiology of invasive plants in low-resource environments” in the journal Conservation Physiology. The paper may be read online at http://conphys.oxfordjournals.org/content/1/1/cot026

Eileen Jankowski, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of English, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Director of Fellowships and Scholar Programs, and Faculty Advisor for the past 20 years for the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society at Chapman University was presented with the Margaret C. McCauley Fellowship Award by Mr. Jim McNutt, National Executive Director of the Gamma Beta Phi Society.  Only two previous fellows have been chosen from among the 131 national chapter advisors. The award recognizes “men and women who have been forces for educational and community service, leadership and student development.”  Mr. McNutt traveled from Tennessee to present the award and join the Chapman chapter as they celebrated their 20th year on campus as an organization that recognizes scholarship, service, and character among its over one hundred and fifty members.

Aron Kallay, DMA, adjunct faculty, Conservatory of Music, College of Performing Arts, was nominated, with Vicki Ray, William Winant, and Tom Peters, for a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, for a recording titled Cage: The 10,000 Things! The winners will be announced Sunday, Jan. 26, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and aired live on CBS.

Tibor Machan, Ph.D., the R.C. Hoiles Chair in Free Enterprise and Business Ethics, Argyros School of Business and Economics, gave a talk at the University of Florida School of Law, Gainesville, Fla., Jan. 8, titled “Libertarianism in One Lesson.” The invitation came from the UoF chapter of the Federalist Society, for which Machan often makes presentations across law schools in America.

Ramesh P. Singh, Ph.D., professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Schmid College of Science and Technology, has been conferred as a Fellow of Indian Society of Remote Sensing by the Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS) for his scientific contributions to the field of remote sensing. Singh is a life member of the ISRS. Previously he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for two terms during 1998-2000 and 2000-2002 and the chief editor of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing Journal during 2001 – 2007 published by Springer. The fellowship was conferred on him in December 2013 at the Inaugural Function of the Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG) – Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS) National Symposium on “Remote Sensing and GIS for Environment with Special Emphasis on Marine and Coastal Dynamics.”

Vernon Smith, Ph.D., professor, Economic Science Institute, Argyros School of Business and Economics, and the Dale E. Fowler School of Law, spoke Dec. 4 at James Madison University. The title of his talk was Adam Smith’s Humanomics: From Propriety and Sentiments to Property and Wealth.

Richard Turner, professor, Department of Art, Wilkinson College, had his work included in HIGH LOW, a group exhibition at the Irvine Fine Arts Center that focused on different artistic practices in the realm of ceramics.

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  • Tibor Machan gave a talk at the University of Florida School of Law, Gainesville, FL., January 8, 2014, “Libertarianism in One Lesson.” The invitation came from the UoF chapter of the Federalist Society (for which Machan often makes presentations across law schools in America).

  • “Ideologically motivated” is nonsense without spelling out the precise meanings of the terms and how one comes to know what motivates someone’s critical position.