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  •  Grants, Awards and Publications

    Tim Myers (English) published a full-length poetry book entitled Dear Beast Loveliness. He also won the 2012 Magazine Merit Award for Fiction from the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.


    Tom Plante (Psychology), David Feldman (Counseling Psychology), Shauna Shapiro (Counseling Psychology), and Diane Dreher (English) all wrote chapters in the book Religion, Spirituality, and Positive Psychology: Understanding the Psychological Fruits of Faith.


    The Santa Clara, the University’s student-run weekly newspaper, won a 2012 Newspaper Pacemaker award. Judges commented “the paper is superbly organized with fine typography and relevant stories for readers, direct, clear, and sometimes with an appropriate dose of humor.”


    Hohyun Lee (Mechanical Engineering) has received $15,000 from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to support “"Phase Change Material in Automated Window Shades.”"

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Stephen Carroll (English) received an additional $80,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation to support “Enhancing the Relevance and Effectiveness of Course, Program and Department Evaluation: Improving the Utility and Usability of the Student Assessment of Learning Gains Site."

    Farid Senzai (political science) received $49,130 additional funding from San Jose State Research Foundation/U.S. Dept. of Educ. to support “Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies.”

    Justen Whittall (biology) received $272,968 from the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation to support “Reintroduction of the Metcalf Canyon Jewelflower (Streptanthus albidus ssp. albidus) at Tulare Hill in Southern Santa Clara County.”

    Drazen Fabris (mechanical engineering) received $89,023 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support “Passive Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell (PUReFC) for Energy Storage in Off-Grid Locations.”

    Michael McCarthy, S.J. (Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education) has received $30,000 from Y and H Soda Foundation to support “Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality.”

    Angelo Ancheta (School of Law) has received additional funding in the amount of $27,922 from County of Santa Clara to support the “Unmet Civil Legal Services Program.”

    Brett Solomon (liberal studies) has received an additional $21,266 UCLA subcontract from the National Institute of Health. Funding will support “Psychosocial Benefits of Ethnic Diversity in Urban Middle School.”
     

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Angelo Ancheta (School of Law) received additional funding of $27,922 from County of Santa Clara to support the "Unmet Civil Legal Services Program".  

    David Hasen (School of Law) received a one year funding of $75,000 from the Internal Revenue Service, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Program to support the "Santa Clara University Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic" to be run by Caroline Chien at the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center.  

    David Hess (Biology) received an additional $154,664 funding from the National Science Foundation to support "RUI: Utilization of Natural Variation in Domesticated Strains of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae to Elucidate Metabolic Specialization." 

    Nam Ling (Computer Engineering) has received $60,000 from the Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. to support "High Efficiency Video Coding - Next Step.”

    David Hess (Biology) received a four year contract from the University of Washington on a NIH prime award that provides $71,712 to support "Genetic Basis of Stress Tolerance in Natural Populations of Yeast." 

    Ahmed Amer (Computer Engineering) received $109,986 from the National Science Foundation to support "SHF:  AF:  Small:  Collaborative Research:  RESAR:  Robust, Efficient, Scalable, Autonomous Reliable Storage for the Cloud."   

    Shoba Krishnan (Electrical Engineering) received an additional $8,333 in subcontract funding from the University of Minnesota, Department of Energy Prime to support "A Nationwide Consortium of Universities to Revitalize Electric Power Engineering Education by State of the Art Laboratories."   

    Elizabeth Dahlhoff (Biology) has received an additional $66,862 from the National Science Foundation to support "Collaborative Research:  RUI:  Ecological and Evolutionary Responses to Environmental Change in Sierra Nevada Populations of a Montane Willow Beetle."

    Betty Young (Physics) received year two funding of $39,015 from the National Science Foundation to support the "Cryogenic Detector Work for SuperCDMS and Beyond."   

    Yuling Yan (Electrical Engineering) has received an additional $44,031 from UC Berkeley/NIH Prime to support "High-Contrast Imaging of Single Molecules in Live Cells.”

    Steve Suljak (Chemistry) and John Birmingham (Physics) have received additional funding from Research Corporation for Science Advancement that provides $38,219 to support "Investigating the Role of Neurohemal Biogenic Amines in Shaping Stomatogastric Motor Programs of the Crab Cancer Borealis."  This is the final installment of an award that totaled $75,000.

    Virginia Matzek (Environmental Studies) has received an award from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture/USDA to support "Riparian Forests as Ecological and Economic Buffers to Climate Vulnerability in Flood-Prone Agricultural Systems."   

    Chris Kitts (Mechanical Engineering) received additional funding from NASA Ames Research Center that provides $425,000 to support "Small Spacecraft Division Microsatellite-Nanosatellite Technology Research & Development Support." 

     
  •  Alumni Awards Dinner Recap

    On April 28, the Alumni Association held the seventh annual Alumni Awards Dinner, honoring five Santa Clara graduates for outstanding achievements and service with the Ignatian, Louis I. Bannan, and Paul L. Locatelli Awards. These alumni were Robert Downey ’92, Dori Rose Inda J.D. ’00, Larry McDonald ’66, Nick Livak ’59, J.D. ’62, and Francisco Jimenez ’66. 

    The Ignatian Award

    This award recognizes those Santa Clara University alumni who live SCU ideals and have been a credit to the Alumni Association and the University through outstanding achievement in their service to humanity.

    Robert Downey ’92 utilizes his outstanding skills as a teacher and laboratory scientist to help others across the globe. Since 2004, Downey has been traveling to Haiti three times a year on a voluntary basis to provide laboratory services to needy people there, including rapid testing for major infectious diseases such as HIV, as well as routine blood chemistry tests that are otherwise unavailable to this population. His lab also provides malaria screening, pregnancy testing, and the diagnosis and monitoring of the common, serious illnesses of the rural poor. In addition to doing the lab work himself, Downey trains volunteers in basic lab techniques so they can run the lab in his absence.

    Downey has also helped improve and modernize laboratories in the national hospital and other regional hospitals in Tanzania. In addition, he is a deployable volunteer member of the CA-4 Disaster Medical Assistance Team, a part of the National Disaster Medical System run by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of the CA-4 DMAT is to set up medical teams that can be self sufficient in a disaster area for up to 72 hours. His team was deployed to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

    After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1989, Dori Rose Inda J.D. ’00 worked for over ten years as a social worker with homeless men and women and foster families in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. She began law school at Santa Clara University in 1997. During her three years of study, she commuted fifty miles from Watsonville to Santa Clara to attend classes and intern at the school’s legal clinic while raising two school-age children. As a law intern, she assisted on a consumer fraud case in which many of the victims were from the Watsonville area. These clients were unable to obtain legal representation locally, and this brought to light the critical gap in legal services in Watsonville.

    She then dedicated herself to founding the Watsonville Law Center (WLC), modeling it after the legal clinic at Santa Clara. The WLC is a non-profit dedicated to providing essential legal services to low-income families and individuals. WLC focuses on addressing issues related to worker rights, consumer protection and barriers to employment.

    Larry McDonald ’66 was recruited as a pitcher to Santa Clara on a baseball scholarship in 1962. He majored in business and met his wife of 45 years, Karen, when they were both students on campus. 

    In 2007, McDonald was ordained a deacon. After ordination, the Archbishop of Seattle appointed McDonald administrator of a new parish. The parish was to serve a diverse community of business people, the poor living in the streets or shelters, as well as Catholics living in new multi-million dollar high-rise condos. He managed to fundraise, create a marketing plan, recruit volunteer leadership, and undertake a major building project—and in August 2010, Christ Our Hope became the first new parish to be established in the archdiocese in over 40 years.

    In addition to his responsibilities at Christ Our Hope, McDonald continues his diaconal ministry at his home parish. He is also a Trustee of the Fulcrum Foundation in Seattle, which provides financial assistance to promote and support Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle primarily through tuition assistance, assistance to schools in need, and initiatives that promote academic excellence and faith formation. He has also served on the Board of Regents at SCU, been a member of the Bronco Bench Foundation, and in 1996, established the Larry and Karen McDonald Family Endowed Scholarship here at Santa Clara.

    The Louis I. Bannan, S.J., Award

    This award recognizes a single individual or couple who has given distinguished and outstanding service to the Alumni Association and Santa Clara University. Nick Livak ’59, J.D. ’62 has supported Santa Clara for more than 50 years. He currently serves as a Trustee on the Bronco Bench; attends many University events each year; is a vocal supporter at all men’s and women’s basketball games, among other sports; has served on his committee each reunion year; is active with the SCU School of Law in fundraising and activities; is a volunteer with the New Student Calling Program; and was an SCU Ambassador. Nick is well known around the campus and among alumni, and has given back to the University with both his time and financial support consistently since he graduated.  

    The Paul L. Locatelli, S.J., Award

    This award recognizes a single Santa Clara University employee or affiliate who has given distinguished and outstanding service to the Alumni Association and Santa Clara University. Francisco Jimenez ’66 was recognized for his longstanding and distinguished career as a scholar and author, and also his unwavering commitment to Santa Clara alumni. He maintains strong connections with his former students, is a speaker at many Alumni Association events, attends association and University events as an alumnus, and consistently participates in Grand Reunion weekends as both author and lecturer.

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Angelo Ancheta (Law) has received a one-year renewal of $26,645 from the State Bar of California Legal Services Trust Fund Program’s Equal Access Fund. The fund will be used to support the “Consumer Rights Project.”
     
    Cullen Bash, adjunct professor for mechanical engineering, was named Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a society that promotes art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe.
     
    Elsa Chen (Political Science) had an article, “In the Furtherance of Justice, Injustice, or Both? A Multilevel Analysis of Courtroom Context and the Implementation of Three Strikes,” accepted for publication in the journal Justice Quarterly.
     
    Chris Kitts (mechanical engineering) and two robotics lab students have had the paper, “Dynamic Guarding of Marine Assets through Cluster Control of Automated Surface Vessels” published in the February 2012 issue of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.
     
    Thane Kreiner (Center for Science, Technology, and Society) has received $199,983 from the World Bank Institute to support "Santa Clara University/World Bank Institute GSBI Online Capacity Development program."
     
    Dan Lewis (computer engineering) is hosting an NSF Showcase presentation about the Exploring Computer Science project in which he and Ruth Davis (computer engineering) are working with 10 San Jose area high schools. The presentation will be held at the 2012 SIGCSE conference in Raleigh, N.C.
     
    Ed Maurer (civil engineering) has received a subcontract in the amount of $50,000 from the UC San Diego/CA Energy Commission to support “Climate Analysis, Monitoring and Modeling: Phase V.”
     
    Catherine Montfort (Modern Languages and Literatures) had an article, “Deuil et écriture: Des phrases courtes, ma chérie de Pierrette Fleutiaux” published in Dalhousie French Studies 94 (Fall 2011).
     
    Catherine Montfort (Modern Languages and Literatures) has been elected a member of the Advisory Board for Pacific Coast Philology, for a 3-year term.
     
    Catherine Montfort (Modern Languages and Literatures) signed a contract in January 2012 with Project Muse to include Women in French Studies as part of the online database, a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content.
     
    Sukhmander Singh (civil engineering) has been appointed Associate Editor of The International Journal of Science in Society published by Common Ground Publishers for University of Illinois.
     
    Dr. Cory Wade (English) delivered a lecture on the 14th century Italian poet and author of the Divine Comedy Dante Aligheri at the San Jose Museum of Art. The talk was part of the Museum’s Lunchtime Lecture series.
  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Katerina Bezrukova (psychology) co-authored a paper, titled "Reviewing diversity training: Where we have been and where we should go" that was accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Learning & Education Journal.
     
    Ruth Davis (computer engineering) was invited to a mentor recruitment event for TechWomen, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, bringing 42 emerging women leaders in technology from the Middle East and North Africa to the U.S. in September.
     
    Lisa Fullam (JST), Michael Hickson (philosophy), Ken Manaster (law), Bill O’Neill (JST), Laura Robinson (sociology), David Sloss (law), Nancy Unger (history), David Yosifon (law) have been elected into the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics’ Scholars of Ethics Center. There are currently a total of 62 Center Scholars on campus.
     
    Miok Kim, Ph.D. student, and Nam Ling (computer engineering), have a paper "NonDelaunay Hierarchical MeshBased Motion Estimation and Compensation for Wavelet Video Coding," accepted for the May 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2012) in Seoul, South Korea.
     
    Leilani Miller (biology) and Ken Manaster (law) have been selected to join to Markkula Center for Applies Ethics’ Faculty Steering Committee. The Steering Committee provides ongoing monitoring and recommendations on how the Ethics Center can best serve the campus.
     
    Godfrey Mungal (engineering) received an invitation to attend a reception for Engineering Education at the White House with President Barack Obama.
     
    Dennis Smolarski, S.J. (mathematics and computer science) had a book, How not to Say Mass, published in a Chinese translation by the Chinese Regional Bishops’ Conference.
     
    Li Song, visiting associate professor, and Nam Ling (computer engineering), have a paper, "Object Contour Tracking Using Multi-feature Fusion based Particle Filter," accepted for July’s 7th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications in Singapore.
     
    Jean Ponder Soto (religious studies) was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship for the Fall of 2012 by the Lonergan Institute at Boston College to research social media through the lens of philosophy and theology.
     
    Marian Stetson-Rodriguez (adjunct faculty) will be the featured speaker at the May 3, 6 p.m., IEEE Technology Management Council Silicon Valley Chapter meeting. The evening’s topic is “Successful Virtual Teams: Lessons from China and India.”
     
    More announcements will be published in the next issue on March 15 . If you have any announcements you would like to submit, email scufyi@scu.edu by Mar. 8 .
  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Christine Bachen and Chad Raphael (Communication) co-published “Social flow and learning in digital games: A conceptual model and research agenda” in the edited volume of Serious Games and Edutainment Applications.
     
    Christine Bachen, Chad Raphael (Communication) and Pedro Hernandez-Ramos (Education) published “Stimulating REAL LIVES: Promoting global empathy and interest in learning through simulation games” in the journal Simulation & Gaming.
     
    Rich Barber (Physics) received an additional $20,569 in subcontract funding from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/U.S. Dept. of Energy to support "Oxides, Interfaces and Disorder."  
     
    Buford Barr (Communication/Marketing) and Chuck Byers (Communication/Marketing) have assembled two custom textbooks for COMM 150B and COMM 152B distributed by Pearson Publishing.
     
    Radha Basu (CSTS/Engineering) is being honored with the Girl Scouts' Forever Green Award for women who are greening the future of Northern California through their contributions to the arts, health, environment, social justice, education, philanthropy, economic development, and science.
     
    Jonathan Fung (Communication) received a $2,500 Hackworth Grant from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics to produce his film Hark about sex slavery and human trafficking.
     
    Katie Heintz (Communication) participated in the Broadband and Social Justice Summit in Washington, D.C., as well as the Media that Matters Conference at American University. 
     
    Katie Heintz, Chad Raphael, Christine Bachen, and Justin Boren (Communication) had papers accepted for presentation at the upcoming International Communication Association conference in May.
     
    Charlotta Kratz’s (Communication) photo, It Rained on the Morning Glory, was short listed for the Mobile Photography Awards, and will be part of an exhibit running April 5 through June 30, 2012 at San Francisco’s ArtHaus.
     
    Dan Lewis (Computer Engineering) recently had the second edition of his book, "Fundamentals of Embedded Software," published by Prentice Hall.
     
    Nam Ling, Guichun Li, and Li Song, (Computer Engineering) filed two U.S. provisional patents, "Simplification of Mode Dependent Intra Smoothing" and "Reference Pixel Reduction for Intra LM Prediction," on Jan. 19.
     
    Hisham Said (Civil Engineering) has been appointed to the Academic Committee (AC) of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) for a period of three years starting in January.
     
    The Santa Clara Bronco Battalion was selected as the winner of this year’s MacArthur award as the best Army ROTC program on the west coast.
     
    Farid Senzai (Political Science)has received $21,787 additional funding from San Jose State Research Foundation/U.S. Dept. of Education to support "Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies."
     
    Sukhmander Singh (Civil Engineering) had a paper, "Geotechnical Engineering Education in the IT Era" accepted for both publication and presentation at the Geo-Congress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering conference.
      
    Dr. SunWolf (Communication) was invited by the University Honors Program to give a presentation on "Our Social Brains, Neuroscience, and the New Science of Happiness." She also received an invitation from the new editor of the Journal of Applied Communication Research to serve on the editorial board.
     
    Michael Whalen’s(Communication) film, A Question of Habit, was broadcast on Chicago’s PBS station. The rating indicates it reached roughly 100,000 people.
       
    Ye Cai (Finance) co-published a paper “Board Connections and M&A Transactions” in the latest issue of Journal of Financial Economics (Volume 103, Issue 2, February 2012).
     
    Yuling Yan (Bioengineering) attended the SPIE Photonics West Conference in San Francisco Jan. 21-26. She and her co-authors presented four papers at this conference.
     
    More announcements will be published in the next issue on March 1 . If you have any announcements you would like to submit, email scufyi@scu.edu by Feb. 27 .
  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Gerald Alexanderson (Mathematics and Computer Science) published Fascinating Mathematical People: Interviews and Memoirs in 2011. He also contributed to the book Expeditions in Mathematics.

     
    Kathy Aoki (Art and Art History) will be exhibiting new artwork commissioned by the San Jose Museum of Art specifically for the upcoming group show "Renegade Humor." Exhibition runs at SJMA from Feb. 3 to July 8.
     
    Christopher Beatty (Biology) contributed to the book Terrestrial Arthropods of Macaronesia. He also contributed to the book Wading for Bugs: Exploring Streams with the Experts.
     
    Rose Marie Beebe (Modern Languages and Literatures) and Robert Senkewicz (History) published To Toil in the Vineyard of the Lord: Contemporary Scholarship on Junipero Serra.
     
    Bioengineering received a $10,000 grant from Intuitive Surgical for undergraduate summer research fellowships.
     
    Brian Buckley (Philosophy) was awarded $1,000 to support development of a class called "Ethics and Marginalized Persons” from Hackworth Grants for Research in Applied Ethics.
     
    Jerry Burger (Psychology) had the books Personality and Returning Home: Reconnecting with Our Childhoods published in 2011.
     
    Thomas Cattoi and June McDaniel (Jesuit School of Theology) had the book Perceiving the Divine through the Human Body: Mystical Sensuality published.
     
    George Chacko (Finance) and Carolyn Evans (Economics), et al. had their book, The Global Economic System: How Liquidity Shocks Affect Financial Institutions and lead to Economic Crises published.
     
    Rohit Chopra (Communication) co-edited the book Global Media, Culture, and Identity: Theory, Cases, and Approaches, which was published in 2011.
     
    Ruth Cook (Education), et al., published Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children with Special Needs.
     
    Jim Cottrill’s (Political Science) article, "The Effects of Non-Legislative Approaches to Redistricting on Competition in Congressional Elections" was published in the latest issue of Polity (Volume 44, January, 2012).
     
    Elizabeth Drescher (Religious Studies) was awarded $2,000 by Hackworth Grants for Research in Applied Ethics to support work on a project called "Pastoral Care in Social Media Communities: Exploring the Ethics of Digital Ministry." She also published her book Tweet of You [Love] Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation.
     
    Penelope Duckworth (Theatre and Dance) published A Common Glory in 2011.
     
    Eileen Elrod (English and Women's and Gender Studies) had an article, "Gender, Genre and Slavery: The Other Rowson, Rowson's Others" published in the latest issue of Studies in American Fiction (Volume 38, Spring and Fall, 2011).
     
    John Endres (Jesuit School of Theology) published First and Second Chronicles.
     
    Alexander Field (Economics) had his book A Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth published in 2011.
     
    Karen Fraser (Art and Art History) had her new book Photography and Japan published in 2011.
     
    Jonathan Fung (Communication) was awarded $2,500 by Hackworth Grants for Research in Applied Ethics to complete work on a film called "Hark.”
     
    Lester Goodchild (Education) published “Higher Education as a Field of Study in the United States: Its History, Degree Programs, and Knowledge Base” in Peking University Educational Review 9.
     
    Terri Griffith (Management) published The Plugged-In Manager.
     
    Ron Hansen (English) published the book A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion: A Novel.
     
    Yvonne Ekern (Law) published Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing.
     
    Mary Hood (Law) edited Santa Clara Law 1911-2010: Centennial Faculty Bibliography, which was published in 2011.
     
    Paul Janowiak (Jesuit School of Theology) published Standing Together in the Community of God: Liturgical Spirituality and the Presence of Christ.
     
    Peter Kareiva and Michelle Marvier (Environmental Studies and Sciences) published Conservation Science: Balancing the Needs of People and Nature.
     
    Barbara Kelley (Communication) co-wrote the book Undecided: How to Ditch the Endless Quest for Perfect and Find the Career-and Life- That’s Right For You in 2011.
     
    Phil Kesten (Physics) and Dave Tauck (Biology) published University Physics for the Physical and Life Sciences in 2011.
     
    John Kohler, Thane Kreiner, and Jessica Sawhney (Center for Science, Technology and Society) published Coordinating Impact Capital: A New Approach to Investing in Small and Growing Businesses in 2011.
     
    James Lai (Ethnic Studies) published the book Asian American Political Action: Suburban Transformations.
     
    Fabio Lopez-Lazaro (History) published the book The Misfortunes of Alonso Ramirez: The True Adventures of a Spanish American with 17th-Century Pirates.
     
    Gary Macy (Religious Studies) had a busy month. He contributed a chapter in Donne e Bibbia nel Medioevo, and his plenary address for the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States was published in the online Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology.
     
    Barbara Molony (History), et al., had the book Modern East Asia: An Integrated History published in 2011.
     
    Steven Nahmias (Operations Management and Information Systems) published Perishable Inventory Systems.
     
    Aparajita Nanda (English and Ethnic Studies) edited the book Black California: A Literary Anthology, which published in 2011.
     
    Thomas Plante (Psychology) published the book Contemporary Clinical Psychology. He also co-edited Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis, 2002-2012.
     
    Kathleen Ridolfi (Law) was awarded $5,000 by Hackworth Grants for Research in Applied Ethics to support work called "Prosecutorial Ethics Curriculum."
     
    Laura Robinson (Sociology) received $3,000 from Hackworth Grants for Research in Applied Ethics to support work on a project called "Digital Democracy and Citizen Participation: Examining the Ethical Implications of Inclusion and Exclusion in the Digital Commons."
     
    Sandra Schneiders (Jesuit School of Theology) published Prophets in their Own Country: Women Religious Bearing Witness to the Gospel in a Troubled Church.
     
    David Sloss (Law) contributed to the text International Law in the U.S. Supreme Court: Continuity and Change that was published in 2011.
     
    Meir Statman (Finance) published What Investors Really Want: Discover What Drives Investor Behavior and Make Smarter Financial Decisions.
     
    Andy Tsay (Operations Management & Information Systems) has been reappointed
    for a second three-year term as Senior Editor of the Production & Operations
    Management journal.
     
    Nancy Unger (History) was awarded $2,255 to support work on a project called "Diggs-Caminetti and the Mann Act: Test Case in Legislating America's Sexual Ethics" from the Hackworth Grants for Research in Applied Ethics.
     
    Tim Urdan (Psychology) contributed to APA Educational Psychology Handbook, which was published in 2011.
     
    Beth Van Schaack (Law) contributed to the publication Cambodia’s Hidden Scars: Trauma Psychology in the Wake of Khmer Rouge: An Edited Volume on Cambodia’s Mental Health.
     
    Stephanie Wildman (Law) co-published Women and the Law Stories.
     
    Shannon Vallor (Philosophy) received $2,000 from Hackworth Grants for Research in Applied Ethics to support development of a class called "Sustainable Energy and Ethics in Engineering."
     
    Juan Velasco (English) published La Masacre de Los Sonadores.
     
    Manuel Velasquez (Management) published the book, Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases.
     
    Simone Billings (English) published The Well-Crafted Argument: A Guide and Reader.
     
    Yuling Yan (Bioengineering) co-authored a paper entitled “Vocal fold vibratory characteristics of healthy geriatric females—analysis of high-speed digital images,” which was accepted for publication in Journal of Voice.
     
    Betty Young (Physics) has received an additional $9,003 in subcontract funding from UC Berkeley/NSF to support "SuperCDMS Operation at Soudan."
     
    More announcements will be published in the next issue on Feb. 15. If you have any announcements you would like to submit, e-mail scufyi@scu.edu by Feb. 9.
  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

     

    Dr. Mujahid Ali (engineering) has published a paper on the “Engineering Properties of Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator Residue,” in ACI Materials Journal.
     
    Mohammad Ayoubi (mechanical engineering), graduate student Farhad Goodarzi, and colleague Arun Banerjee had a paper, “Attitude Motion of a Spinning Spacecraft with Fuel Sloshing and Nutation Damping,” accepted in the Journal of Astronautical Sciences.
     
    Rose Marie Beebe (Spanish) has just received a prestigious full-year research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
     
    Justin Boren (communication) published “A decade of research exploring biology and communication: The brain, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and immune systems” in Communication Research Trends, co-authored with A.E. Veksler. 
     
    Joe Burke, Anthony O’Malley, Carol Wang, and Michael Biederer 12 (engineering) were awarded the grand prize at the BMW Mobile Sensor Service Challenge. They were presented with a $1,000 prize. Freshmen Phillip Coyle, Alex Gillen, and Brian Grau received honorable mention.
     
    Amanda Holl 15, (Web design and engineering) received an Honorable Mention in Engineering Education Service Center’s Fall 2011 Poster Contest.
     
    Sally Lehrman (communication) published an op-ed in the November 30 edition of the San Jose Mercury News, titled “Spiral of invisibility hides the continuing peril of AIDS in Silicon Valley.” 
     
    Kern Peng (engineering management) has written a book, Equipment Management in the Post-Maintenance Era: A New Alternative to Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), which will be available soon.
     
    Amy Shachter (chemistry) has received $500,000 from The Fletcher Jones Foundation to support “Advanced Biosciences Initiative.”
     
    Pete Woytowitz (mechanical and civil engineering) co-authored the paper “On Determination of Sample Size to Evaluate Reliability Growth Plans,” with X. Jin and T. Tan of Novellus Systems. 
     
     
    These announcements are from December. January announcements will be published in the next issue on Feb. 1. If you have any announcements you would like to submit, email scufyi@scu.edu by Jan. 24.
  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

     
    Angelo Ancheta (Law) has received funding under the FY 11 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking in the amount of $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice. This is a two-year award to support the "City of San Jose Police Deparrtment Human Trafficking Task Force/The South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking Project."
     
    Monem Beitelmal (Mechanical Engineering) had five new U.S. patents granted since March of 2011: energy efficient CRAC unit operation no. 18,019,477; control of vent tiles correlated with a rack no. 27,995,339; Microcontroller for controlling an actuator no. 37,902,966; energy efficient crac unit operation using heat transfer levels no. RE42,195; and refrigeration system with parallel evaporators and variable speed compressor no. 57,895,854.
     
    Justin Boren (Communication) co-authored a paper that was awarded a top three paper at the Western States Communication Association meeting. The title of the paper is “Affectionate Communication Can Suppress Immunity: Trait Affection Predicts Antibody Titers to Latent Epstein-Barr Virus.”
     
    Ruth Davis and Silvia Figueira (Computer Engineering) attended the 2011 Grace Hopper conference in Portland last week with 18 SCU female computer engineering students.
     
    Radhika Grover (Computer Engineering) published a book, "Programming with Java: A Multimedia Approach," in October of 2011.
     
    Francisco Jimenez (English) received a Creative Work Fund grant of $40,000 for a collaborative project with the National Steinbeck Center titled “Our American Voices.”
     
    Chris Kitts (Mechanical Engineering) and a number of students in the Robotic Systems Laboratory had a new journal article, "The O/OREOS Mission: First Science Data from the Space Environment Survivability of Living Organisms Payload," accepted for publication in Astrobiology. The article provides initial peer-reviewed science results from the O/OREOS mission which is being controlled by SCU students.
     
    Gary Macy (Religious Studies) co-wrote a new book titled Women Deacons, which was published this fall.
     
    Paul Mariani, S.J., (History) published a book titled Church Militant: Bishop Kung and Catholic Resistance in Communist Shanghai.
     
    Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (Electrical Engineering) co-wrote a conference paper titled, "Performance-Enhanced Multi-rate iLBC," which was presented at the IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers in Asilomar, Calif. in November. He also spoke on a panel at Stanford, "Publishing in your Field: Components for Success," on Nov. 15.
     
    Kim Parnell (Mechanical Engineering) attended the International Conference on Composite Materials at Jeju, Korea in August to present a paper entitled: "Stiffness and Strength of Laminates Fabricated with Bi-Directional Tape."  
    James Reites, S.J., (Mechanical Engineering) presented a talk about the “Jesuit Mission and Schools of Engineering” to colleagues at Xavier Institute of Engineering in Mumbai, India. 
     
    Michael Whalen, Rohit Chopra, Barbara Kelley, and Lisa Davis (Communication) were chosen to be honored at the College’s Scholarly Achievement Celebration for their scholarly and creative work published over the last year.
     
    Yuling Yan (Bioengineering) co-wrote a paper entitled “Construction of Real-time Brain-Machine-Interface Control System Based on Motor Imagery,” which was accepted for oral presentation at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics in Phuket, Thailand in December.
     
    Jonathan Zhang (Bioengineering) has received $245,456 from National Institute of Health to support "Regulation of Structure and Function of Protein by Glycosylation." The long-term goal of this proposal is to study the regulatory role of O-N-acetylglucosamine modification in biological pathways. 
     
    These announcements are from November. December announcements will be published in the next issue on Jan. 17. If you have any announcements you would like to submit, email scufyi@scu.edu by Jan. 9.

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

     

    Ahmed Amer, JoAnne Holliday (Computer Engineering) and a group of collaborators including former faculty member Thomas Schwarz will have a paper based on their shingled disk research published in the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics.
     
    Angelo Ancheta (School of Law) has received a $7,000 subcontract from Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County prime Silicon Valley Community Foundation to support "South Bay Legal Immigration Services Network."  
     
    Eduardo Fernandez, S.J., (Jesuit School of Theology) has received $20,000 from the Jesuit Conference, Inc. to support "Social and International Ministries."  
     
    David Hess (Biology) was awarded a grant from the Molecular and Cellular Evolution panel of the National Science Foundation. The grant, which sums to $600,000 over a three year span, will go towards his research on evolutionary patterns in Saccaromyces cerevisiae, more commonly known as yeast. 
     
    Hohyun Lee (Mechanical Engineering) has received $18,510 from Ultora, Incorporated to support "Ultracapacitors Prepared from Powdered Graphene Using a PTFE Binder."  
     
    Michael McCarthy, S.J., (Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education) has received $30,000 from Y and H Soda Foundation to support "Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality."
     
    Susan Popko (International Programs)was awarded the IES Abroad Professional Development Award at the IES Annual Conference.
     
    Sandra Schneiders (Jesuit School of Theology)received the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities’ 2013 Monika K. Hellwig Award for outstanding contributions to Catholic intellectual life.
     
    Sukhi Singh (Civil Engineering) was invited to contribute a chapter, “Sustainable Solutions for an Environmentally and Socially Just Society,” to a book on EcoSystems.
     
    These announcements are from October. November announcements will be published in the next issue on Dec. 1. If you have any announcements you would like to submit, e-mail scufyi@scu.edu by Nov. 22.

     

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

     

    Rose Marie Beebe (Modern Languages and Literatures) received the President’s Special Recognition Award.
     
    Jerry Burger (Psychology) received the Dr. David E. Logothetti Teaching Award at the College of Arts and Sciences Convocation.
     
    Elsa Chen (Political Sciene) received the President’s Special Recognition Award.
     
    Ruth Cook (Education) has received $195,994 from the U.S. Department of Education to support “Preparing Special Educators to be Leaders in the Implementation of Effective Techniques for Supporting Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders.”
     
    Kari Craighead (Modern Languages and Literatures) received the Nancy Keil Service Excellence Award at the College of Arts and Sciences Convocation.
     
    Jane Curry (Political Science) received the President’s Special Recognition Award.
     
    Andre Delbecq (Management) received the University Award for Sustained Excellence in Scholarship.
     
    Andre Delbecq (Management) received the President’s Special Recognition Award.
     
    Kelly Detweiler (Art and Art History) received the Professor Joseph Bayma, S.J., Scholarship Award at the College of Arts and Sciences Convocation.
     
    Laura Ellingson (Communication) won a $4,432 Hackworth Research Grant from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics for a project called "Voices of Survivorship: Using Photovoice to Explore the Experiences of Long-Term Survivors of Cancer."
     
    Amelia Fuller (Chemistry) has received additional funding from Research Corporation that provides $17,500 to support "Efficient Identification of Protein Mimics."
     
    Jonathan Fung (Communication) received a Faculty-Student Research Assistance Program Grant.
     
    Sara Garcia (Education) has been selected for a Fulbright Specialist grant in Education at Cundinamarca Higher School University, Colombia.
     
    Jim Grainger (Biology) received the Dr. John B. Drahmann Advising Award at the College of Arts and Sciences Convocation.
     
    Leslie Gray (Environmental Studies) received the Bernard Hubbard, S.J., Creative Collaboration Award at the College of Arts and Sciences Convocation.
     
    Tim Hight (Mechanical Engineering) has received $15,000 subcontract funding from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/Dept. of Energy to support "Reduction of Energy Use in Electric Clothes Dryers."
     
    Thane Kreiner (Center for Science, Technology, and Society) has received $340,000 from the Skoll Foundation to support "Skoll Foundation - GSBI Partnership."   This is the first year funding of a three-year grant.
     
    Hohyun Lee (Mechanical Engineering) has received $14,995 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support "Enhanced Solar Thermal Energy Harvest for Power Generation from Brayton Cycle."
     
    Hohyun Lee (Mechanical Engineering) has received $20,000 subcontract funding from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/Dept. of Energy to support "Max Tech and Beyond: Ultra - Low Energy Use Appliance Design Competition."
     
    Dan Lewis (Computer Engineering) has received $851,779 from the National Science Foundation to support “New GK-12: A Symbiotic Exploration of Computer Science in High School Classrooms.”
     
    Fabio Lopez-Lazaro (History) received the University Award for Recent Achievement in Scholarship
     
    Virginia Matzek (Environmental Studies) has received $21,035.20 from The Nature Conservancy to support "Do Sustainability Certifications and Green Labels Deliver Conservation Benefits?"
     
    Leilani Miller (Biology) received the President’s Special Recognition Award.
     
    Susan Parker (Accounting) received the President’s Special Recognition Award.
     
    Chuck Powers (Sociology) received the Louis and Dorina Brutocao Award for Teaching Excellence.
     
    Rebecca Schapp (de Saisset Museum) has received $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to support "California History Community Education and Family Day Workshops."
     
    Brett Solomon (Liberal Studies) has received an additional $24,808 UCLA subcontract from the National Institute of Health. Funding will support "Psychosocial Benefits of Ethnic Diversity in Urban Middle School."
     
    Craig Stephens (Biology) received the Louis and Dorina Brutocao Award for Curriculum Innovation.
     
    Beth Van Schaack (Law) received the President’s Special Recognition Award.
     
    Mike Whalen (Communication) received a $3000 Bannan Visitors Grant from the Ignatian Center to bring three documentary filmmakers to campus this fall.  Mike also won a Technology Innovation Grant for $17,500 that helped the department upgrade to high-definition, tapeless cameras.
     
    Gordon Young (Communication) won a $3,000 Hackworth Research Grant from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics for his forthcoming book, Teardown: Memoir of a Shrinking City.
     
    These announcements are from September. October announcements will be published in the next issue on Nov. 15. If you have any announcements you would like to submit, e-mail scufyi@scu.edu by Nov. 8.

     

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Angelo Ancheta (Law) received funding of $19,529 from The State Bar of California Legal Services Trust Fund Program to support the "Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center."
     
    Katerina Bezrukova's (Psychology) research, "Out of reach: Examining group faultlines in virtual teams," received an award for Outstanding Conference Poster at the INGRoup conference in Minneapolis, MN.
     
    Marco Bravo (Education) received an additional $48,403 in subcontract funding from UC Berkeley/NSF to support "R&D: The Role of Educative Curriculum in Supporting Science Teaching Practices with English Language Learners."
     
    Amelia Fuller (Chemistry) received a five year award from the National Science Foundation that provides $349,603 to support "CAREER: Expanding the Structural Complexity and Functional Repertoire of Sequence-specific Polyamide Oligomers."
     
    Chris Kitts (Mechanical Engineering) received additional funding from NASA Ames Research Center that provides $98,300 to support "Small Spacecraft Division Microsatellite-Nanosatellite Technology Research & Development Support." This brings total funding for this project to $139,300.
     
    Shoba Krishnan (Electrical Engineering) received an additional $8,333 in subcontract funding from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Energy Prime to support "A Nationwide Consortium of Universities to Revitalize Electric Power Engineering Education by State of the Art Laboratories."
     
    Shoba Krishnan (Electrical Engineering) received $10,000 from the Stevens Institute of Technology to support "2011 Engage Mini-Grant."  
     
    Dale Larson (Psychology) will be a key participant in the Hospice Foundation of America webcast “Beyond Kübler-Ross: New Perspectives on Death, Dying and Grief” in November.
     
    Helen Popper (Economics) received $3,101 from the University of Surrey to support "The Stability of Exchange Rate Regimes."
     
    Dan Strickland (Mechanical Engineering) received $14,907 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support "Regenerative Fuel Cell for Off-Grid Renewable Energy Storage."
     
    Keith Warner (Religious Studies) received $39,543 subcontract from University of California, Riverside/Department of Food and Agriculture prime to support "Biological Control of Arthropod Pests in California Agriculture: Future Prospects with Special Emphasis on its Role in Managing Invasive Species." 
     
    These announcements are from August. September announcements will be published in the next issue on Nov. 1. If you have any announcements you would like to submit, e-mail scufyi@scu.edu.

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

     

    Angelo Ancheta (Law) has received a year two funding of $31,519 from County of Santa Clara to support the "Unmet Civil Legal Services Program."
     
    Mike Carrasco (Chemistry) has received $159,159 from the National Science Foundation to support "MRI: Acquisition of a mass Spectrometer."
     
    David Hess (Biology) has received funding of $147,525 from the National Science Foundation to support "RUI: Utilization of Natural Variation in Domesticated Strains of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae to Elucidate Metabolic Specialization."
     
    Chris Kitts (Mechanical Engineering) has received a two year contract from NASA Ames Research Center that provides $41,000 to support "Small Spacecraft Division Microsatellite-Nanosatellite Technology Research & Development Support."
     
    Dennis C. Smolarski S.J. (Mathematics and Computer Science) has received first place in a Liturgy book award by the Catholic Journal with his book, Eucharist and American Culture.
     
    William Stover (Political Science) was elected to serve on the International Political Science Association’s Board of Advisors for a third term of three years after chairing a panel on “Terrorism and Legal Considerations” in Ankara, Turkey.
     
    Chris Weber (Physics) has received an award from National Science Foundation that provides $190,000 to support "RUI: Measurement of density of states of (Ga,Mn)As and diffusion of photoinduced order by ultrafast transient-grating spectroscopy."
     
    These announcements are from July. August announcements will be published in the next issue on Oct. 17. If you have any announcements you would like to submit, e-mail scufyi@scu.edu by Oct. 11.

     

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Radha Basu (Engineering) and Hohyun Lee (Mechanical Engineering) presented as part of a clean energy map event hosted by CSTS on May 23.
     
    Elizabeth Dahlhoff (Biology) has received an additional $56,768 from the National Science Foundation to support "Collaborative Research: RUI: Ecological and Evolutionary Responses to Environmental Change in Sierra Nevada Populations of a Montane Willow Beetle."
     
    Fred Folvary’s (Economics) prediction of the 2008 recession was directly cited in an article by Mason Gaffney, “An Award for Calling the Crash,” in the May 2011 edition of Econ Journal Watch.
     
    Francisco Jimenez’s (Modern Languages and Literatures) book Reaching Out was adapted into a one-act play by the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts in Salinas.
     
    Steve Suljak (Chemistry & Biochemistry) and John Birmingham (Physics) received a two-year grant from Research Corporation for Science Advancement that provides $36,781 to support "Investigating the Role of Neurohemal Biogenic Amines in Shaping Stomatogastric Motor Programs of the Crab Cancer Borealis."
     
    Korin Wheeler (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received a two-year grant from Research Corporation for Science Advancement that provides $17,000 to support "Characterization of the Interactions Between Azurin and Silver Nanoparticles."
     
    Sally Wood (Electrical Engineering) attended the 2011 Network Mapping and Measurement Conference (NMMC) in Madison, Wis. in May. She and three coauthors presented a paper entitled, “Network Evolution over the Next Decade: A Severe Challenge for Network Management.”
     
    Yuling Yan (Bioengineering) presented her work, “Lock-In Detection Methods for High-contrast Fluorescence Imaging in Living Cells Using Optical Switch Probes," at the BIT Life Sciences’ 2nd World DNA and Genome Day 2011 Conference in China in April.
     
    The next edition will be published on Sept. 15. If you have any announcements you would like to submit, e-mail scufyi@scu.edu by Sept. 1.

     

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    The Arrupe Partnerships were nominated by Santa Clara Adult Education to receive the Adult Education Collaborative Services Award presented by the California Council for Adult Education.
     
    Rohit Chopra (Communication) had a new publication, “Introduction: Media, Culture, and Identity in the Time of the Global,” released in Global Media, Culture, and Identity.
     
    Silvia Figueira (Computer Engineering) received $5,208 as one of the CSTS Jeff and Karen Miller Faculty Fellowships in Frugal Innovation to create her Mobile Health Lab.
     
    The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education has announced the Bannan Grant recipients for Fall 2011. Bannan Grants are available to faculty, staff, and students who wish to explore the implications of Ignatian and Jesuit values within the ongoing life of the University. The 2011 recipients are:
    ·         “Shakespeare at San Quentin,” Aldo Billingslea (Theatre and Dance)
    ·         “SCU Delegation to Magis/World Youth Day 2011,” Jack Treacy, S.J. (Campus Ministry)
    ·         “Has Jesuit Education Changed Us? A Look at First Generation College Student Experiences at Jesuit Universities,” Lester Deanes (Student Life), Erin Kimura-Walsh (Ethnic Studies and LEAD Scholars)
    ·         “Creating Sacred Space: A Labyrinth for the Santa Clara University Campus and Beyond,” Julia Claire Landry (Campus Ministry)
     
    Chris Kitts (Mechanical Engineering, Robotics Systems Lab) has been reappointed for a fourth year as Technical Editor for the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.
     
    Shoba Krishnan (Electrical Engineering) has received $8,333 subcontract award from the University of Minnesota/Dept. of Energy to support "A Nationwide Consortium of Universities to Revitalize Electric Power Engineering Education by State of the Art Laboratories." This is the first year funding of an anticipated three-year grant totaling $24,996, and is part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Funding.
     
    James Lai (Ethnic Studies and Political Science) was invited by the McKesson Corporation in San Francisco to give a talk on his book Asian American Political Action: Suburban Transformations for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on May 3.
     
    Dale Larson (Counseling Psychology) gave a presentation, "The Journey of Compassion," at the 2011 Florida Hospices and Palliative Care Conference, The Heart and Science of Caring in Florida on May 6.
     
    Nam Ling (Computer Engineering) has been elected a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Additionally, Ling and Ph.D. student Guichun Li, together with researchers from Huawei Technologies, will present their paper, "Integration of Plane Mode with Multiple Predictor Sets in Intra Prediction for Video Coding," at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in May.
     
    Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (Electrical Engineering) and two Ph.D. students have invited papers for presentation at the upcoming 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems taking place in May in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: "Digital Post-linearization of a Wideband Low Noise Amplifier for Ultra-Wideband Wireless Receivers" with Ifiok Umoh, and "On the complex Kernel-based Adaptive Filter" with Thomas Paul.He and Ph.D. student, JeoongSung Park will also present "FPGA Implementation of Channel Estimation for MIMO-OFDM."
     
    Kathleen Ridolfi (Law) has received an additional $39,690 in subcontract funding from CalEMA to support "California Postconviction DNA Testing Assistance."
     
    Sally Wood and Drazen Fabris (Engineering) were announced as the new chairs of electrical and mechanical engineering for a period of three years, beginning Sept. 1.

    Toshishige Yamada (Center for Nanostructures) gave a presentation, "Modeling of nanocarbon ultracapacitor," in the US-Taiwan Nanoscience workshop in April in Seattle.

    More grants, awards, and publications will appear in the next edition of fyi. The last edition of fyi for the academic year will be published June 1. If you have any announcements you would like to submit, email scufyi@scu.edu by May 19.

     

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Richard Barber(Physics) received an additional $19,158 in subcontract funding from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/Dept. of Energy to support "Oxides, Interfaces and Disorder." 

    Katerina Bezrukova (Psychology) co-authored a paper titled "The effects of alignments: Examining group faultlines, organizational culture, and performance" that was accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Psychology.
     
    Greg Corning (Political Science) has an article, “Trade Regionalism in a Realist East Asia: Rival Visions and Competitive Bilateralism,” published in the Journal Asian Perspective.
    David Jones (University Library) received the 2011 Beacon Award from the Innovative Users Group April 14.
    Shoba Krishnan (Electrical Engineering) received $8,333 subcontract award from the University of Minnesota/Dept. of Energy to support "A Nationwide Consortium of Universities to Revitalize Electric Power Engineering Education by State of the Art Laboratories."
    Elizabeth McKeigue (University Library) co-wrote an article, "Going Beyond the Desk: 21st Century Reference, Outreach, and Teaching Services," which was published in the book, Reference Reborn: Breathing New Life into Public Services Librarianship.
    Godfrey Mungal Engineering) presented two papers at the AIAA International Space Planes Hypersonic Systems & Technical Conference in San Francisco April 11-14: “The Influence of Boundary Layers on Supersonic Inlet Unstart,” by H. Do, S. Im, M. G. Mungal and M. A. Cappelli and “Ignition and Flame Structure in a Compact Inlet/Scramjet Combustor Model,” by M. Gamba, V. A. Miller, M. G. Mungal and R. K. Hanson.
    Justen Whittall (Biology) received $40,000 from the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management to support "Identifying Reservoirs of Genetic Diversity and Reproductive Mode in the San Benito Evening Primrose (Camissonia Benitensis)."

     

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

     
    Angelo Ancheta (Law) has received year one funding of $31,024 from County of Santa Clara to support the "Unmet Civil Legal Services Program."
     
    Marco Bravo (Education) has received an additional $46,405 in subcontract funding from UC Berkeley/National Science Foundation to support "R&D: The Role of Educative Curriculum in Supporting Science Teaching Practices with English Language Learners."  
     
    Matt Cameron (Student Life) has received the Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Service to Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
     
    Rohit Chopra (Communication) has guest edited an issue of Indian journal The Economic and Political Weekly, “Reflections on Empire” (March 26-April 1) and also authored a piece in the issue, “Resurrection and Normalisation of Empire.”
     
    Matthew Duncan (Office of Student Life) has received an additional $38,238 in subcontract funding from Palo Alto University/U.S. Department of Education to support "Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking and Violent Behavior Among College Students."  
     
    Alex Field (Economics) has a new book, A Great Leap Forward, published by the Yale University Press.
     
    Fred Foldvary (Economics) had an article, "Are Financial Markets Efficient?" published in The Progress Report.
     
    Unyoung (Ashley) Kim (Bioengineering) is one of the nine investigators in a proposal, "Advanced Bioscience Initiative," awarded by Fletcher Jones Foundation totaling $500,000.
     
    Dan Lewis (Computer Engineering) has been invited to become a member of San Jose Unified School District's Advisory Committee for Career-Technical Education.
     
    Nam Ling (Computer Engineering) was an invited participant in the 10-year anniversary celebration of Huawei-United States and the opening of its R & D center in Santa Clara, on April 5.
     
    Ed Maurer (Civil Engineering) has received a FulbrightVisiting Scholars grant. He will spend a portion of his upcoming sabbatical year in Chile where he will work with colleagues at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile from July through December conducting research to aid resource planners and managers in anticipating and adapting to impacts of climate change on water resources.
     
    Craig Stephens (Biology) and Unyoung (Ashley) Kim (Bioengineering) were awarded a Jeff and Karen Miller Faculty Fellowship in Frugal Innovation Grant of $4,768 for Accelerating HIV Diagnosis/Monitoring through Compact and Low-cost Flow Cytometry in Developing Countries.
     
    Sarah Kate Wilson (Electrical Engineering) had a paper, “SCFDE with Space-Time Coding for IM/DD Optical Wireless Communication,” Kodzovi Acolatse (NJIT); Yeheskel Bar-Ness (NJIT); presented this week at the 2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) in Cancun, Mexico.
     
    Betty Young (Physics) has received year one funding of $40,395 from the National Science Foundation to support the "Cryogenic Detector Work for SuperCDMS and Beyond."
     
    More grants, awards, and publications will appear in the next edition of fyi.

     

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Katerina Bezrukova (Psychology) co-authored a paper, titled "Subgroups within a team: The role of cognitive and affective integration" that was accepted for publication in the Journal of Organizational Behavior
     
    Fred Foldvary (Economics) had a review of "While America Aged" that was published in Choice magazine, included in its "hot topic" newsletter on labor unions. Choice Reviews is a journal for scholarly books and web resources.
     
    Nam Ling (Computer Engineering) and Guichun Li, Ph.D. student, together with researchers of Huawei Technologies, filed a U.S. Provisional Patent on their invention "Using Multiple Prediction Sets to Encode Extended Unified Display Interface Mode Numbers for Robustness," on March 10, 2011.
     
    Sarah Kate Wilson (Electrical Engineering) has an editorial on IEEE’s Reviewer Appreciation Program published this month in IEEE Communications Letters.
     
    More grants, awards, and publications will appear in the next edition of fyi.

     

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Ruth Davis (Undergraduate Programs) presented a poster on "Pathways to Meaningful Learning" in Washington, D.C. at a National Science Foundation Conference for principal investigators in January.
     
    James Lai (Ethnic Studies/Political Science) has published a new book entitled Asian American Political Action: Suburban Transformations.
     
    Mike Sexton (Enrollment Management), as a member of the College Board's College Planning Advisory Board, presented the prototype of a new web site at a session entitled "You Can Go": The New Online College Planning Resource Helping Lower-Resourced Students Make It to College" at the Western Regional Forum in San Francisco.
     

    More grants, awards, and publications will appear in the next edition of fyi.

      

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