Faculty Notes, July 25, 2014

Faculty Notes, July 25, 2014

Georgiana Bostean, Ph.D. assistant professor, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Science, Department of Sociology, and the Schmid College of Science and Technology, Environmental Science and Policy Program, presented at the European Population Conference in Budapest this summer on a paper with co-author Dr. Leah Ruppanner of University of Melbourne, that examines the impact of familial caregiving norms on caregiver well-being. The paper’s title is “Who Cares? Caregiver Well-being in Europe.”

Extreme Leadership: Leaders, Teams and Situations Outside the Norm, edited by Cristina M. Giannantonio, Ph.D., associate professor, and Amy E. Hurley-Hanson, Ph.D., associate professor, both of the Argyros School of Business and Economics, has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the Department of Leadership Studies Outstanding Leadership Book Award at the University of San Diego.  The award will be presented at the International Leadership Association Conference in San Diego in October.

Donald Guy, assistant professor, Department of Theatre, College of Performing Arts, and head of Entertainment Technology, recently finished designing the lighting and serving as the technical coordinator for the Gala de Danza in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The international dance festival was held at the 680–seat Pabellon Cultural de la Republica. The event was directed by Christina Lyon and featured world-renowned ballet dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Washington Ballet and the Bavarian State Ballet.

Rosalee Hellberg, Ph.D., assistant professor of food science, Schmid College of Science and Technology, recently published a paper titled “Rapid detection and differentiation of human noroviruses using RT-PCR coupled to electrospray ionization mass spectrometry” in the journal Food Microbiology. The paper may be read online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2014.05.017.

Annie Knight, associate librarian at Leatherby Libraries and coordinator of Brandman University Library Services, co-presented a paper titled “Imagine, create, experience: IL credit-course for distance student learning” at the 16th Distance Library Services Conferencein Denver. At the recent 2014 CARL Virtual Conference, she co-presented “Mentoring the way for future librarians who staff our libraries.”

Annie Knight, Carolyn J. Radcliff and Kevin A. Ross recently co-presented “Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills: What the SAILS Tests Reveal Over Time” at the 2014 WASC Academic Resource Conference in Los Angeles and “Purposeful and Repeated Use of Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy: A Case Study at a U.S. Private Liberal-Arts University” at the 6th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Ramesh P. Singh, Ph.D., professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Schmid College of Science and Technology, was quoted in sifynews.com on the environmental impacts of crop residue burning in northern India. The full story may be read online: http://newsle.com/article/0/157976648/

Jeff Tollaksen, Ph.D., professor, director of Center of Excellence in Quantum Studies, Schmid College of Science and Technology, had a paper he co-authored, titled “Mapping the optimal route between two quantum states,” published in Nature on July 31, 2014. This research was supported in part by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, through the Army Research Office.

Dawn Bonker

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