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Week of: Sep 19, 2010

Faculty Dr. Steven Steinberg, Dr. Sheila Steinberg and Sarah Keeble, CCRP & ISA

Drs. Steven and Sheila Steinberg and Sarah Keeble, a recent graduate of the Masters in Environment and Community published a short article titled: “Using PPGIS to Study Rural Ethnic Entrepreneurship” in the 2010 CSU Geospatial Review.

The Geospatial Review is available digitally at:

Faculty Dr. Tasha R. Howe, Psychology

Tasha published an article about her experiences as a Fulbright Scholar in Cyprus, working with Greek and Turkish Cypriots on issues related to child maltreatment. The article makes recommendations for social work instructors who wish to globalize their students’ thinking and experience. The article is titled, “International Child Welfare: Guidelines for Educators and a Case Study from Cyprus.” It was published in the Journal for Social Work Education, Vol. 46., No. 3, Fall, 2010.

Student Lindsay Weymouth, Psychology

Lindsay Weymouth, a recent graduate of the Master’s Program in Academic Research (Developmental Psychopathology emphasis) was awarded the McConkey honor for outstanding thesis at HSU. Her thesis work evaluated a nationwide violence prevention parenting program. The American Psychological Association invited Lindsay to present her results to program implementers in Washington D.C., and her mentor, Dr. Tasha R. Howe, presented the work at the Conference for APA in San Diego.

Faculty Dr. Armeda C. Reitzel, Communication

Dr. Armeda C. Reitzel will give a presentation on teaching English as a Foreign Language in Nicaragua at the Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages conference on Oct. 2, 2010. This presentation is based on her experiences as a Fulbright Scholar in Nicaragua spring semester 2010.

Week of: Sep 12, 2010

Student Du Cheng, Biological Sciences

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has selected Du Cheng from Humboldt State University as a 2010 award recipient of the ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship. This fellowship is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.) in microbiology. Dr. Jianmin Zhong from HSU is Du Cheng’s mentor. The research title is: Study of Prevalence and Transmission Routes of Rickettsia species in Ixodes pacificus by Real-time PCR.

Faculty Drs. Sheila Steinberg and Steven Steinberg, Sociology / Environmental Science and Management

Dr. Sheila Steinberg (Professor, Sociology) and Dr. Steven Steinberg (Professor, Environmental Science and Management) published a book chapter, Global Women Superheroes: Place, Space and Action, in the September 2010 release: Women’s Encounter with Globalization. Frontpage Publications, London, UK. ISBN: 9788190884181.

The chapter examines examples of how individuals, critically exploring their own space and place, achieved successful social and environmental change.

Faculty Kathleen Doty, English

Kathleen Doty recently published “(Un)Becoming Conduct: Cotton Mather’s Ornaments for the Daughters of Zion and the Salem Witchcraft Crisis,” in Instructional Writing in English, eds. Matti Peikola et al., published by John Benjamins, Amsterdam.

Her article “Formulaic Discourse and Speech Acts in the Witchcraft Trial Records of Salem, 1692,” appeared in Journal of Pragmatics 41:3, 458-469.

Week of: Sep 05, 2010

Student Breanna Powers, Matt Johnson, Joseph LaManna, Adam Rich, Wildlife

A paper has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Northwestern Naturalist. The lead author is Breanna Powers, who was part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at HSU. Other authors include Matt Johnson (wildlife faculty), Joseph LaManna (wildlife graduate student), and Adam Rich (biologist with the US Forest Service). Their research examined effects of cattle grazing on gophers in high elevation meadows on the Sierra Nevada.

Faculty John W. Powell, Philosophy

John Powell presented two invited plenary-session papers at conferences in April at Manchester Univ. in England, and a revision of one is forthcoming in The Philosophers’ Magazine. The first paper, appearing in TPM, at a conference on informal logic, critical thinking and argumentation theory, is entitled “What Are the Criteria of a Good Argument?” The second, at a conference on methods of Wittgenstein and Frank Ebersole, was entitled “How Subversive is Ordinary Language Philosophy?”

Faculty Nicole Jean Hill, Art

My images are included in the upcoming book “CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Factory Farms” published by Watershed Media. The book includes essays by major writers on the topics of food and agriculture, including Michael Pollen and Wendell Berry. The photographs documented purebred poultry and accompany the chapter on breed diversity.

Link to the book info:

Faculty Steven Martin, Environmental Science & Management

Steven Martin and former graduate student Kate McCurdy published a peer-reviewed article in International Journal of Wilderness on the use and effectiveness of bear resistant food storage canisters in Yosemite National Park.

Martin, Steven and Kate McCurdy. 2010. Wilderness food storage: Are bear-resistant food storage canisters effective? International Journal of Wilderness 16(1): 13-19.

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