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Grants, Awards, and Publications

David Hess (Biology) has received an additional $153,782 funding from the National Science Foundation to support "RUI: Utilization of Natural Variation in Domesticated Strains of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae to Elucidate Metabolic Specialization." Total funds awarded to date now total $470,971.

Robert Henry (Chief Information Security Officer) made two presentations at the EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference in St. Louis, April 15–17. Henry's topics were "Securing Information Stored in Google Apps," co-presented with Cloudlock, and "When to Declare an Information Security Incident and How to Respond When You Do," co-presented with Dr. Kees Leune, CISO at Adelphi University in New York. The Security Professionals Conference was attended by 500 higher education information security practitioners from North America, Asia, and Europe.

Farid Senzai (Political Science) and Hatem Bazian researched the Muslim community in the Bay Area. His study, The Bay Area Muslim Study: Establishing Identity and Community, was featured in a ISPU (Institute for Social Policy and Understanding) news report release.

Michael Whalen (Communication) has received recognition from ESPN Deportes. His film Gringos at the Gate will be featured as part of their next season.

Dale Larson (Counseling Psychology) made two presentations: “Secrets at the end of life,” at the 35th Annual Conference of the Association for Death Education and Counseling on April 24 and "A person-centered approach to grief counseling," at the 27th Meeting of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement on April 30 in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Angelo Ancheta (School of Law) has received $15,066 from the International Institute of the Bay Area to support “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” This grant will help provide legal services toward undocumented youth who are eligible for the Obama Administration's “deferred action” initiative for undocumented youth who were brought to this country as children.

Alma Garcia (Sociology) was awarded the national Susan Koppelman Award for Best Anthology for “Contested Images: Women of Color and Popular Cultures.” 

Justin Boren (Communication) co-authored a study published in the April 2013 issue of Southern Communication Journal called “Examining the Relationships Among Peer Resentment Messages Overheard, State Guilt, and Employees’ Perceived Ability to use Work/Family Policies.”

Tim Myers (English) had four new children's books accepted by various publishers. An excerpt from his Glad to Be Dad coming out in September in the New York Times parenting blog. He was a runner-up for the 2013 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for fiction, and has also placed three poems, one short story, and five non-fiction pieces in various periodicals. 

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