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Week of: Apr 03, 2011

Faculty William Wood, Chemistry

William Wood, Terrence McGlynn (CSU Dominguez Hills) and the student, Thuy-Tien Hoang, reported their research on the alarm pheromones of Costa Rican turtle ants ants.

Volatile components from the mandibular glands of the turtle ants, Cephalotes alfaroi and C. cristatus. William F. Wood, Thuy-Tien Hoang, Terrence P. McGlynn. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 39, 135-138 (2011).

Faculty Dr. Marisol Cortes Rincon; Sarah Nicole Boudreaux ; Robert Gustas ; and Jeff Bryant, Anthropology

Dr. Marisol Cortes Rincon presented on her research at the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) on April 1st, 2011. Her paper is titled “Dos Hombres to Gran Cacao Settlement Survey Project: Preliminary Findings.” The research is based on her archaeological work in Belize, Central America.

Additionally, three of her students also presented at the SAAs: Sarah Nicole Boudreaux – (University of Texas at Austin) “Overview of Settlement Survey Studies at Programme for Belize Archaeological Project (PfBAP)”; Robert Gustas (HSU) “Peoples of Humboldt County – A Cultural Center”; and Jeff Bryant (HSU-CRF) “Spatial Visualization: Dos Hombres to Gran Cacao Settlement Survey.”

Week of: Mar 27, 2011

Faculty Micaela Szykman Gunther and colleagues, Wildlife

Micaela Szykman Gunther and colleagues had a paper published in Conservation Genetics:

Spiering, Penny A., Szykman Gunther, Micaela, Somers, Michael J., Wildt, David E., Walters, Michelle, Wilson, Amy S. and Maldonado, Jesus E. 2011. Inbreeding, heterozygosity and fitness in a reintroduced population of endangered African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus). Conservation Genetics, 2011(12): 410-412.

Faculty William Wood and Warren Wood, Chemistry

William Wood and Warren Wood (University of Portland) and three of their undergraduate students had their research on western thatching ants published.

Chemical analysis of the defensive secretion from the western thatching ant, Formica obscuripes. Gloriane W. Faith, Brian G. Solliers, Rachel M. Feeny, Warren J. L. Wood and William F. Wood. Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research 10, 15-17 (2011).

Student Ilan Navah, Nursing

Received a Global Health Fellowship with USAID (US Agency for International Development) where he will work as an HIV/AIDS home-based care nurse in Uganda for 3 months. In the capital, Kampala, Ilan will work with TASO (The AIDS Support Organization) in local communities helping carry out their mission of “living positively with AIDS.”

Faculty Lonny Grafman, Environmental Resources Engineering

Lonny Grafman presented about Appropedia, a site for collaborative solutions in sustainability, poverty reduction and international development through the use of sound principles and appropriate technology, at the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Open 2011 Conference in Washington, DC on March 24th, 2011. He also co-facilitated a panel session on Fantastic Failures from the Field: Lessons learned in abroad programs.

Week of: Mar 20, 2011

Student May Patino and Graeson Harris-Young, Anthropology

May Patino and Graeson Harris-Young will present their research on mona monkeys at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists’ conference in Minnesota in April 2011. Their paper is titled “Comparison of Boom Calls in Cercopithecus mona in Benin and Grenada”. This research is based on vocal analyses done in the Biological Anthropology Research Laboratory with Professor Mary Glenn. May and Grae also plan to submit this paper for publication in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Student Sandy Strayer, Anthropology

Sandy Strayer presented her research at the Society for California Archaeology symposium on March 12th, 2011. Her paper is titled “Ribar High 2 Ground Stone Tool Analysis”. Her research is based on lithic analysis which she carried out as part of a course taught by Professor Marisol Cortes-Rincon. Sandy was invited to submit her article for publication in the Proceedings of the Society for California Archaeology.

Faculty Drs. Sheila and Steve Steinberg, Sociology

Drs. Sheila and Steven Steinberg contributed a book chapter entitled “Geospatial Analysis Technology and Social Science Research” to the newly released book: Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research, edited by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, Oxford University Press, 2011.

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