Faculty Notes, May 29, 2014

Faculty News and Notes

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Charlene Baldwin, dean of Leatherby Libraries, and Essraa Nawar, Leatherby Libraries development coordinator, delivered a presentation titled “Bringing Events and Programming to Life” at The Academic Library Advancement and Development Network annual conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Rand Boyd, coordinator of Special Collections & Archives at Leatherby Libraries, presented in May at the Society of California Archivists conference in Palm Springs. The title of his presentation was “’That’s Amazing! But what do I do with it?'”: the archival challenges of the Huell Howser Papers and the California’s Gold Archive.

Catherine Clark, Ph.D., professor and associate dean in the School of Earth and Environmental sciences, Schmid College, and Jason Keller, Ph.D., associate professor, also from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, attended the inaugural Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting co-sponsored by the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS), Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), Phycological Society of America (PSA), and Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), the meeting will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. May 18 to 23.

Hesham El-Askary, Ph.D., associate professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Schmid College of Science and Technology, visited King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals this spring where he gave one-day workshops entitled “Introduction to Remote Sensing” and delivered a seminar titled entitled “Earth’s Spheres and the Changing Climate: Are we in Denial?”

Rosalee Hellberg, Ph.D., assistant professor, Food Science and School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Schmid College of Science and Technology, recently published a paper entitled “Comparison of DNA extraction and PCR setup methods for use in high-throughput DNA barcoding of fish species” in the journal Food Analytical Methods. The paper may be read online at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12161-014-9865-z#.

Judy Montgomery, Ph.D., professor and director of the Communication Science and Disorders program, College of Educational Studies, has received an Outstanding Contributions to Education Award from the Orange County Department of Education. The award honors administrators, educators, volunteers, business leaders and community organizations that have made significant contributions to education. The program, which began in the early 1980s, has made an impact on the Orange County community by acknowledging the value of giving and honoring those who have offered their time and talents to support education in schools throughout the county.

Amir Shirazi, Ph.D., a new research associate in the Chapman University School of Pharmacy, has received the prestigious Excellence in Doctoral Research Award from the University of Rhode Island.

Louise Thomas, DMA, Conservatory of Music, College of Performing Arts, has been appointed as the college’s new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, effective June 1.

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