Ahmed Amer (Computer Engineering) co-authored a paper with Thomas Schwarz and two other colleagues titled, "Improving Disk Array Reliability Though Expedited Scrubbing." It was accepted for publication and has been accepted for presentation at the 5th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage.
Aldo Billingslea (Theatre and Dance) received a 2010 Artist Fellowship Grant from the Arts Council Silicon Valley for his ground-breaking contribution to the arts in Santa Clara County. He and five other recipients will be honored at a special reception and awards presentation at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara on May 26. Billingslea was also in a play titled …and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi at the Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco. He played the role Damascus, a runaway slave searching for his lost daughter.
Perlita R. Dicochea's (Ethnic Studies) manuscript titled, "Between Borderlands and Bioregionalism: Life-Place Lessons Along a Polluted River," will be published in the upcoming Spring 2010 issue of the Journal of Borderlands Studies.
Chris Kitts (Mechanical Engineering) has been awarded a $10,000 Workforce Development grant from the California Space Grant Consortium. The funds will support undergraduate and graduate student interns to develop expand a network of automated satellite communication stations that are being used to monitor NASA and university-built spacecraft.
Dale Larson (Counseling Psychology) wrote a paper entitled, “What have we learned from research on grief counselling? Response to Schut and Neimeyer,” which was published in Bereavement Care.
Nam Ling (Computer Engineering) and PhD student Xiang Li (Computer Engineering) presented their proposed contribution, "Predictive Adaptive Transform Coefficients Scan Ordering for Inter-Frame Coding," to compete for adoption into the next generation video coding standard (JCT MPEG HVC/VCEG "H.265"), at Dresden, Germany in April.
Ed Maurer (Civil Engineering) had a paper published: Vicuna, S., J. A. Dracup, J. R. Lund, L. L. Dale, and E. P. Maurer (2010), Basin-scale water system operations with uncertain future climate conditions: Methodology and case studies, Water Resour. Res., 46, W04505, doi:10.1029/2009WR007838.
Edward Steinman's (Law) civil rights work on behalf of Chinese-Americans is the focus of chapters in two recent books -- Elaine Ellnson and Stan Yogi’s Whatever There’s A Fight [Heyday Books, 2010) and Mark Brilliant’s The Color of America Has Changed: How Racial Diversity Shaped Civil Rights Reform in California, 1941-1978 (Oxford University Press, 2010).
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