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  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Sanjiv Das (finance) co-authored a study about how investors wrongly assume that stocks they analyze over a short stock chart are safer than stocks analyzed over a longer period.

    Fred Foldvary (economics) spoke about the state of the real estate market at a meeting held by the SCU real estate network.

    Karen Fraser (art and art history) wrote an article title "Studio Practices in Early Japanese Photography: The Tomishige Archive," which was published in the most recent issue of the journal History of Photography. She also received a travel grant from the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies to conduct research in Japan.

    JoAnne Holliday (computer engineering) and Godfrey Mungal (School of Engineering) attended the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education in Seattle where the SoE received its Certificate on Information Assurance from the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) headed by the National Security Agency (NSA).

    The Ignation Center for Jesuit Education received a $2,000 contribution from the Morgan Stanley Foundation from its Volunteer Incentive Program. This contribution was granted on behalf of the volunteer efforts of Ignatian Center Advisory Board member, and employee of Morgan Stanley, Michael Hack.

    Francisco Jimenez (modern languages and literatures) received Bank of America’s 2009 Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Award for helping to create a better Silicon Valley. He was also awarded a $5,000 grant to a nonprofit organization of his choice, ALearn, which helps underrepresented students get to and succeed in college.

    Pancho Jimenez (art and art history) exhibited his sculpture in a two-person show titled “Ceramica de la Tierra” at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona. He also exhibited his sculpture in a solo exhibition titled “Contemporary Ceramics” at CLAY MIX Gallery from July to August in Fresno.

    Chris Kitts (mechanical engineering) and graduate and undergraduate students from the Robotics Systems Laboratory and collaborators at NASA Ames published two papers at the AIAA Conference on Small Satellites: "Initial Flight Results from the PharmaSat Biological Microsatellite Mission," and "The IRIS Nanosatellite Autonomous High Spectral Resolution Earth Imaging Mission."

    Ed Maurer (civil engineering) gave a presentation called “New statistical downscaling techniques for California and the West” at the 6th Annual California Climate Change Research Symposium in Sacramento in September.

    Russell Skowronek (anthropology) was the principal investigator in a decade-long study of ceramic production during California’s Spanish and Mexican periods (1769–1848). El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park is featuring the period artifacts and reproduced pottery in an exhibit called “Ceramics Rediscovered: Science Reshapes Understanding of Hispanic Life in Early California.”

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    More grants, awards, and publications from September, October, and November will appear in the next edition of fyi.

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Dale Larson (counseling psychology) and Jerrold Shapiro (counseling psychology) have been elected as Fellows in the American Psychological Association (APA), both for a second consecutive time.

    John Mooring (biology) wrote a paper titled “An Eriophyllum lanatum (Asteraceae) for the Hybrid Zone,” which was published in the Madroño.

    Susan Morse (Law School) received a grant of $1,500 to support work on a project called, “Selling a Value Added Tax: The Ethical Limits of Government Persuasion.”

    David Pleins (religious studies) received a grant of $2,335 for his project titled, “Charles Darwin and the Golden Rule: Evolution, Creation, and the Moral Sense.”

    Terry Shoup (mechanical engineering) has been named Chairman of the Board for the ASME Foundation.

    David Sloss (Law School) received a $2,500 grant to support work on a conference to be held next spring at the SCU Law School called, “Corporations and International Law.”

    Bill Stover (political science) received a $35,000 grant from the Foundation for Global Community for his project and research called Conflict Resolution Simulation Middle East.

    Shannon Vallor (philosophy) received a grant of $4,027 to support work on her project called “Human Enhancement Technologies and the Virtues.”

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

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Andre Delbecq (management) received two awards at the 36th Annual OBTC Teaching Conference for Management Educators and the Society’s “Legacy Award” for sustaining the torch of learning through a legacy of contributions to Management Education. He was also named a Fellow of the Society.

    Drazen Fabris (mechanical engineering), Chris Kitts (mechanical engineering), Aaron Melman (applied mathematics), Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (electrical engineering), and Mahmud Rahman (electrical engineering) received the 2009 Kuehler Undergraduate Research Grants.

    Robin Hayes (ethnic studies/political science) received $1,500 to support her work on a project entitled, “A Diasporic Underground: African Liberation and Black Power,” which examines the role of the African diaspora in shaping the ideas of racial justice that inspired black power organizations in the U.S. in the late 20th century.

    Tim Hight (mechanical engineering) received a Technology Steering Grant in the amount of $22,180 for “Solar Decathlon 2009: Instrumentation and Control.”

    John Ifcher (economics) received $1,500 to support his work on a project called, “The Happiness of Single Mothers After Welfare Reform.” He’s using the social scientific tool called the “difference in difference model” to study how the welfare reforms of the last decade have affected the subjective well-being of single mothers.

    Susan Morse (School of Law) received $1,500 to support her work on a project called, “Selling a Value Added Tax: The Ethical Limits of Government Persuasion.” It examines the ethical constraints on government efforts to persuade the public to accept a value-added tax, which is considered by some experts to be necessary in light of the size of current federal budget deficits.

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  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Rich Barber (physics) received additional subcontract funding of $17,636 from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to support “Oxides, Interfaces and Disorder.”

    Marco Bravo (Education) received $46,218 in subcontract funding from the UC Berkeley National Science Foundation to support “The Role of Educative Curriculum Materials in Supporting Science Teaching Practices with English Language Learners.”

    Rance DeLong (computer engineering) and his co-authors received the Best of Conference recognition from the 27th Digital Avionics Systems Conference for their paper titled “The MILS Component Integration Approach to Secure Information Sharing.” DeLong also wrote an article titled “High Assurance: Provably Secure Systems and Architectures,” which was published in the Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security.

    Kirthi Kalyanam (marketing) wrote an article titled “From Volume to Value: Managing the VAR Channel at Cisco Systems, Inc.,” which will be published in the California Management Review this summer.

    Chris Kitts (mechanical engineering) and graduate student Ignacio Mas wrote an article on their multi-robot motion control technique titled “Cluster Space Specification and Control of Mobile Multirobot Systems” for IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.

    Geri Lamble (computer engineering) will lead a Birds of a Feather session titled “NonTrads: Women Following a non-Traditional Path in Pursuit of a Technical Degree and Career” at the 2009 Grace Hopper Conference.

    Nam Ling (computer engineering) served as a panelist for the discussion on “Managing Projects Across International Boundaries” at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems in Taipei, Taiwan.

    Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (electrical engineering) and Ph.D. student, Wally Kozacky, wrote a paper titled “A Frequency-Domain Adaptive Filtering Algorithm with Constraints on the Output Weights,” which was presented at the IEEE International Symposium on circuits and Systems in Taipei, Taiwan. Ogunfunmi also co-authored a paper titled “An Adaptive Nonlinear Filter for System Identification,” with Ph.D. student, Ifiok Umoh. It will be published in Eurasip Journal.

    Kieran Sullivan (psychology) co-authored an article with SCU alumna Tara Cornelius titled “Participation in Prevention Programs for Dating Violence: Beliefs about Relationship Violence and Intention to Participate.” It will appear in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence in June.

    Keith Warner (Religious Studies/CSTS) received year 3 funding of $34,098 from the National Science Foundation to support “Managing Risk in the Public Interest: How Ethics and Values Shape Biological Control Practice and Policy.”

    Sarah Kate Wilson (electrical engineering) gave a presentation at the University of Washington, Electrical Engineering 2008-2009 Colloquium Series titled “Shine a light: Diffuse Optical Wireless Transmission and OFDM.”

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Geoffrey Bowker (CSTS) has received a $25,000 subcontract supplement from New York University to support “Collaborative Research: SoD-Team at Play Integrating Social Factors into Design.”

    Michael E. Engh, S.J., (president) was mentioned in the AASHE Bulletin, because sustainability and environmental justice were major topics of his inaugural address. Engh issued a proposal for SCU to become a leading center for “just sustainability.” Click here to watch his speech.

    Shoba Krishnan (electrical engineering) received a volunteer recognition award from the Junior League of San Jose at the 40th Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on April 24.

    Dan Lewis (computer engineering) authored the first part of a two-part article titled “Attracting the Next Generation of Students to Computing.” It was published on the front page of the May 2009 issue of CSTA Voice, a national newsletter for K-12 computer science teachers.

    Ed Maurer (civil engineering) participated in the inaugural workshop of the Global Change Center of the Universidad Catolica de Chile, titled “Climate Change and Public Policy.” It was held April 23 in Santiago. His presentation was titled “Uncertainty in Projections of Climate Change Impacts.” He also gave a technical seminar at the School of Engineering at the Universidad Catolica titled “Downscaling Global Climate Models for Water Resources Impact Assessment in a World of Uncertainty” on Friday, April 24.

    Aaron Melman (applied mathematics) had a paper published in the Taiwanese Journal of Mathematics titled “Some Properties of Newton’s Method for Polynomials with All Real Zeros.” He also gave a talk in the Linear Algebra/Optimization seminar of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University on April 29.

    Craig Stephens (biology) has received a $9,000 Research in Undergraduate Institutions (REU) supplement to his National Science Foundation award, “RUI: Function of LacI-type Transcription Factors in Caulobacter.”

    Katie Wilson (electrical engineering) gave a talk to the Women in Electrical Engineering (WEE) group at Stanford on April 29.

    Wendelin Wright (mechanical engineering) received $50,000 from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories to support “Mechanical Behavior of Amorphous Metallic Foams.” 

    Toshishige Yamada (Center for Nanostructures) co-authored a paper with Drazen Fabris (mechanical engineering), Cary Y. Yang (electrical engineering), and T. Saito ’10, titled “Electrothermal Analysis of Breakdown in Carbon Nanofiber Interconnects,” for IEEE Electron Device Letters. Yamada gave an oral presentation, “Modeling of Heat Transport along Horizontal Carbon Nanofiber Bridging Two Electrodes,” at the MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco in April. Later that month, he gave a second oral presentation titled “Modeling of Electrothermal Performancefor Carbon Nanofibers,” at the US Airforce/Taiwan Nanoscience Workshop in San Francisco.

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publication

    Glenn Appleby (mathematics, computer science) has been selected to receive the Santa Clara Valley Mathematics Association’s 2009 “Teacher of the Year Award.”

    Elizabeth Dahlhoff (biology) has received an award of $95,691 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.” This is first-year funding of an anticipated five-year award.

    Marilyn Edelstein (English) has recently published an article titled “Love, Politics, and Ethics in the Postmodern Feminist Work of bell hooks and Julia Kristeva” in the book Critical Perspectives on bell hooks, edited by Maria del Guadalupe Davidson and George Yancy. Edelstein also authored an article titled “Before the Beginning: Nabokov and the Rhetoric of the Preface” in the book Narrative Beginnings: Theories and Practices, edited by Brian Richardson.

    Francisco Jimenez (modern languages and literatures) received the Carter G. Woodson Book Award from the National Council for the Social Studies for his book Reaching Out.

    Francisco (Pancho) A. Jimenez (art and art history) exhibited his sculpture at UC Merced: Head Games, a solo show of his larger-than-life ceramic busts that will run through May.

    Christopher Kitts (mechanical engineering) has received a one-year award of $55,000 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to support “IRIS: Intelligent Response Imaging Spacecraft.” This is first-year funding of an anticipated two-year award.

    Ed Maurer (civil engineering) co-authored an article titled “Assessing Reservoir Operations Risk under Climate Change,” which appeared in the latest issue of Water Resources Research, published by the American Geophysical Union.

    William Stover (political science) was recognized for excellence in teaching by the Northern California Association of Phi Beta Kappa.

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Applied Materials has made a $100,000 commitment to Santa Clara University and California College of the Arts for the 2009 Solar Decathlon.

    Ruth Davis (computer engineering) was named the “2009 Alumna of the Year” by the Academy of Our Lady of Peace in San Diego. Her many achievements will be celebrated at a special event in May.

    Chris Kitts (mechanical engineering) has been reappointed as the Technical Editor of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics for a period of two years.

    Ignacio Mas (mechanical engineering graduate student) traveled to Bangkok to present a paper entitled “Error Characterization in the Vicinity of Singularities in Multi-Robot Cluster Space Control” at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics. The paper was authored by Mas, Christopher Kitts (mechanical engineering), and two graduate students, Jose Acain and Ognjen Petrovic.

    Ed Maurer (civil engineering) is a co-author in a newly released report titled “Climate Change Scenarios and Sea Level Rise for the California 2008 Climate Change Scenarios Assessment,” which was published in the Public Interest Energy Research Program Reports, sponsored by the California Energy Commission.

    Bioengineering has received a commitment of $200,000 in funding, to be received in December, which will support laboratory and equipment needs through the generosity of the Fletcher Jones Foundation. Margaret McCarthy (development) in soliciting this donation.

    Barry Z. Posner (Leavey School of Business) has been named a recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award by the American Society for Training and Development, an international organization for training efforts in the workplace. Posner, along with his writing partner, James Kouzes (leadership), will be recognized at the organization’s international conference in Washington, D.C., on June 1.

    Chris P. Weber (physics) co-authored a paper titled “Emergence of the Persistent Spin Helix in Semiconductor Quantum Wells,” which has been scheduled for publication in Nature on April 2.

    Yuling Yan (bioengineering) was an invited faculty speaker at the XVII Annual Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation/UCLA Voice Conference on Neurological Voice Disorders: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes. The title of her presentation was “Acoustic and Imaging-based Analysis of Voice Contributes to the Understanding and Differential Diagnosis of Neurological Dysphonia and Mimicking Disorders.” Yan is also one of the three investigators in a proposal titled “High-Contrast Imaging of Single Molecules in Live Cells,” which was recently awarded $220,842 by the National Institute of Health for a four-year period. Lastly, Yan co-authored a paper titled “Implementation of a Virtual Laryngoscope System Using Efficient Reconstruction Algorithms,” which was accepted for publication in Medical Science Monitor.

  •  Grants, Awards and Publications

    Francisco Jimenez’s (modern languages and literatures) book, Reaching Out, received the Pura Belpre Honor Book Award by the National Library Association. The award will be presented at the ALA annual conference in July. The book is about his college career and his decision to become a teacher.

    Ed Maurer (civil engineering) co-authored an article in the journal Ecology titled “Projected Climate-Induced Faunal Change in the Western Hemisphere.” By assessing the impact of climate change on thousands of species of birds, mammals, and amphibians, the authors found local loss of at least 10 percent of the vertebrate fauna over much of North and South America.

    Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (electrical engineering) and Ph.D. student, Jeoong Sung Park authored a paper that has been accepted for presentation at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) taking place in Taipei, Taiwan, in April. The paper is titled “A New Hardware Implementation of the H.264 8x8 Transform and Quantization.”

    The School of Engineering received five grants. Congratulations to Toshishige Yamada, “Modeling of quantum capacitance and kinetic inductance in nanostructures”; Xuhui Sun, “Fabrication of carbon nanofiber via interconnect structures”; Tim Healy and Mahmud Rahman “Photovoltaic measurements laboratory”; Silvia Figueira, “Increasing the accuracy and improving the data-processing mechanism in clinical trials”; Weijia Shang, “Register allocation and instruction scheduling” and “Visualization of processes in compiler optimization.”

    The Center for Advanced Study and Practice of Information Assurance (CASPIA) has once again been recognized by the National Information Assurance Education and Training Program of the National Security Agency. CASPIA is an interdepartmental institute in the School of Engineering whose purpose is to promote research, education, and good practice in information security and information assurance.

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    The California Legacy Project, a partnership between Santa Clara University and Heyday Books that promotes the literature of California's past, was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and two new books in the California Legacy series were published last fall.

    Kirk Hanson (ethics) co-authored an article titled, "Let's Heal Ourselves First." It was co-authored with Richard Norling, the CEO for Premier Healthcare Alliance.

    Ed Maurer (civil engineering) and Peter Kareiva (ESI, director of conservation and policy programs) were co-authors on a new journal article titled "Projected Climate-induced Faunal Change in the Western Hemisphere" that was published by the Ecological Society of America. Other contributors to the article were Lawler, J.J., S.L. Shafer, D. White, A.R. Blaustein, and P.J. Bartlein.

    Russ Skowronek (anthropology) published a book titled HMS Fowey Lost and Found: Being the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost off the Cape of Florida in 1748. The book, which he co-authored along with George R. Fischer, was published by the University Press of Florida.

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    A Faculty Awards Ceremony honored 2008 awardees: Mark Aschheim (civil engineering) Researcher of the Year; Chris Kitts (mechanical engineering) Award for Teaching Excellence; Santanu Dutta (electrical engineering) Term Lecturer of the Year; and Nirdosh Bhatnagar (applied mathematics and computer engineering) Gerald E. Markle Award in recognition for excellence in the teaching of engineering and applied mathematics.

    Gregory Baker (management) and Kirk Hanson (ethics) co-authored an article titled “Greene Gardens” for the Journal of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association.

    Iris Stewart-Frey (environmental studies) published a paper in Hydrologic Processes titled “Changes in Snowpack and Snowmelt Runoff for Key Mountain Regions.”

    Dan Lewis (computer engineering) received an award from the National Science Foundation that provides $71,883 to support “Attracting a New Generation of Students to Computing.” This award provides first-year funding of an anticipated five-year award.

    Ed Maurer (civil engineering) published an article titled “Climate Model Based Consensus on the Hydrologic Impacts of Climate Change to the Rio Lempa Basin of Central America” for the journal Hydrology and Earth System Science. This article represents a collaborative effort with co-authors from Washington State University and 3Tier Group in Seattle and benefited from the assistance of colleagues at the Universidad Centroamericana in El Salvador.

    Thomas Plante (psychology) authored a book titled Spiritual Practices in Psychotherapy: Thirteen Tools for Enhancing Psychological Health, published by American Psychological Association.

    Tom Savage (education) and Marsha Savage (education) published a new book with Sage Publications titled Successful Classroom Management and Discipline.

    Shauna Shapiro (counseling psychology) published a paper titled "Meditation and Positive Psychology" in The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology.

    Elizabeth Thompson (Career Center) and Dave Feldman (counseling psychology) co-authored an article titled “Let Your Life Speak: Assessing the Effectiveness of a Program to Explore Meaning, Purpose, and Calling with the Millennial Generation” that will be published in the Journal of Employment Counseling.

    Michael Whalen (communication), whose most recent film “Christmas in Tent City” received the 2008 Accolade Award in December, was also honored with the Broadcast Education Association's Award of Excellence. The film premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival on March 1 in downtown San Jose.

    Wendy Wright (mechanical engineering) gave an invited presentation at the TMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco entitled "Shear Band Activity During Micropillar Compression Testing of Bulk Metallic Glasses." On Wednesday, she chaired a session in the same symposium on Structures and Modeling of Bulk Metallic Glasses.

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Leslie Gray (environmental studies) has received third-year funding of $39,014 from the National Science Foundation to support “RUI: Cotton, Poverty and the Environment in Africa.” The award with this amendment now totals $127,981.

    Lucila Ramos-Sanchez (counseling psychology) published an article in the Journal of Counseling & Development entitled “The Relationships Between Mexican American Acculturation, Cultural Values, Gender, and Help-Seeking Intentions.” The article was co-authored with Donald R. Atkinson. Ramos-Sanchez also presented her research entitled “The Psychosocial Stressors of Undocumented College Students,” at the

    National Multicultural Conference and Summit in New Orleans.

    Susan Leigh Star (Center for Science, Technology, and Society) has published an exciting new book entitled Standards and Their Stories. This work is a major contribution to the study of information science and was published by Cornell University Press this month. Click here for more information about the book.

    William Stover (political science) published an article entitled “Sovereignty over Jerusalem: A Legal Solution to a Disputed Capital.” The article was co-authored with Marina Mankaryous, an undergraduate at Santa Clara University, and was published in the International Journal on World Peace in December 2008.

    Christopher Weber (physics) has received a two-year award from Research Corporation that provides $44,570 to support “Ferromagnetic Exchange in (Ga, Mn) As: Microscopic, Time-Resolved Study by Transient-Grating Spectroscopy.”

    Sarah Kate Wilson (electrical engineering) was named the new editor-in-chief of IEEE Communications Letters, beginning this year. The announcement was made at GlobeCom (one of the two main IEEE Communications Society conferences).

    Cary Yang (Center for Nanostructures/electrical engineering) has received $1,328,000 in continuation funding from the U.S. Army to support “Thermal and Electrical Nanoscale Transport.” The award now totals $4,355,998.

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Frank Farris (mathematics and computer science) begins the year as the editor of Mathematics Magazine, an official publication of the Mathematical Association of America and one of the most widely circulated mathematics journals in the world. He served in this position from 2001-05 and stepped in as the interim editor for much of 2008.

    Fred Foldvary (economics) wrote a book review that was published in the January 2009 issue of CHOICE, a journal for librarians. The reviewed book is by Roger Lowenstein and is entitled, While America Aged: How Pension Debts Ruined General Motors, Stopped the NYC Subways, Bankrupted San Diego, and Loom as the Next Financial Crisis.

    Francisco Jimenez (modern languages and literatures) and Alma M. Garcia (sociology) received the Oral History Association’s 2008 Elizabeth B. Mason award for their oral history project, “Legacy Oral History Project of Mexican American Community Activists in San Jose, CA, 1960-2000.”

    Shauna L. Shapiro (counseling psychology) published an article in the Journal of Positive Psychology entitled, “Intensive Mindfulness Training-Related Changes in Cognitive and Emotional Experience.” This article was co-authored with Kevin Orzech and Kirk Brown. Shapiro published another article in the Journal of Science and Healing, entitled, “Mindfulness Meditation and CBT for Insomnia: A Naturalistic 12-Month Follow-up.” This article was co-authored with Jason Ong and Rachel Manber.

    Andy Tsay (OMIS) co-authored “Engineering a Lower Tax Bill,” for CPO Agenda, which is a publication for Chief Procurement Officers. This piece was co-authored by Corey Billington and Francois Jager. Tsay also published “Reaping What You Sow?” for the International Commerce Review, along with co-authors Aleda Roth, Madelaine Pullman, and John Gray.

    St. Vincent de Paul would like to thank all the Santa Clara University Alumni who volunteered to help make Thanksgiving food boxes for local churches to give to those in need.

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Christine Bachen and Chad Raphael (communication) published a journal article in Political Communication entitled “Civic Engagement, Pedagogy, and Information Technology on Web Sites for Youth.” They had another article accepted for publication in Games and Culture entitled “Games for Civic Learning: A Conceptual Framework and Agenda for Research and Design.” Both articles were co-publications with students Kathleen M.-Lynn, Kristen Mckee, and Jessica Baldwin-Philippi.

    Geoffrey Bowker and Susan Leigh Star (Center for Science, Technology, and Society) have received a three-year award from the National Science Foundation that provides $193,905 to support “Collaborative Research: AOC: Monitoring, Modeling and Memory: Dynamics of Data and Knowledge in Scientific Cyberinfrastructures.”

    Rebecca Black (English) has just been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Melissa Gilbert and Dennis Smithenry (education) were invited speakers at the November 6-7 Teacher In-Service Program Training Workshop for Region Six of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in San Francisco. Their presentation was entitled “Challenges and Opportunities in California Schools.”

    John Hawley (English) has just edited a three-volume encyclopedia called LGBTQ America Today for the Greenwood Press. He also co-edited the creative writing issue of the South Asian Review and has been elected to a five-year term on the Modern Language Association’s executive committee on postcolonial approaches to literature.

    Francisco Jimenez (modern languages and literatures), whose book The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child was translated into Italian by Dr. Victor Vari (modern languages and literatures), received the Premio Internazionale Bonifacio VIII from the Catholic Community in Anagni-Alatri, Italy. His children’s book, La Mariposa, has been adapted for the stage by the Book-It Repertory Theatre in Seattle and has been touring schools, libraries, and community centers throughout Washington state this past fall.

    Lucila Ramos-Sánchez (counseling psychology) chaired a symposium entitled “Mental Health of Undocumented Latinos” and presented a paper entitled “Psychological Stressors of Undocumented Latino College Students” at the National Latina/o Psychological Association in Costa Mesa.

    SunWolf (communication) was awarded the National Communication Association’s Ernest Bormann outstanding scholarly book award for her 2007 book Practical Jury Dynamics2: From One Juror’s Trial Perceptions to the Group’s Decision-making Processes at their annual conference in November.

    Tim Urdan (psychology) has co-edited two new books: The Ones We Remember: Scholars Reflect on Teachers Who Made a Difference, through Information Age Publishing; and Advances in Motivation and Achievement, v. 15: Social Psychological Perspectives, through Emerald/JAI press.

    Betty Young (physics) has received supplement subcontract funding from Case Western Reserve University that adds $36,000 to support “Super CDMS 25 kg Experiment.” The revised award total is $489,169. The National Science Foundation provides the funds for this collaborative award.

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Charlie Ambelang (human resources) was listed as one of the Top Practitioners in Leadership Development on Leadership Excellence Online in an article by Ken Shelton entitled “The Excellence 100 Top Thought Leaders for 2008-2009.”

    Barbara Colyar (international programs) received the IES Professional Development Award. Santa Clara University was the first full IES Abroad Consortium Member and, due to Colyar’s efforts and those of her faculty colleagues, the partnership has grown and become increasingly productive.

    Diane Jonte-Pace (religious studies) has co-edited a book with William Parsons and Susan Henking, titled Mourning Religion, published by the University of Virginia Press.

    Sally Lehrman (communication) published a chapter entitled “Cops, Sports and Schools: How the News Media Frames Coverage of Genetics and Race” in the book Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age, edited by Barbara A. Koenig, Sandra Soon-Jin Lee, and Sarah S. Richardson. The book was published by Rutgers University Press as part of a series on medical anthropology.

    Jim Purcell (university relations) will be awarded the J. Barry McGannon, S.J., Award from the Jesuit Advancement Administrators at their next annual conference in Seattle in June. The McGannon Award is the highest honor bestowed by JAA. It is presented biennially to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to Jesuit higher education and to Jesuit advancement. It is a unique honor reserved for individuals whose service to one or more Jesuit institution of higher education has been exemplary and who is acknowledged by colleagues nationally as meriting recognition. 

    Meir Statman (finance) has won the 2008 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing, along with his co-author Denys Glushkov of Barclays Global Investors. The pair won the award from the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Their winning study, “The Wages of Social Responsibility,” demonstrated that socially responsible investors can do both well and good by investing in companies that score high on social responsibility characteristics, such as good employee relations and environmental stewardship, while not nixing outright companies associated with products such as tobacco and weapons, which some socially responsible investors consider objectionable.

    William Stover (political science) was recognized as “an extraordinary educator in Political Science” by the American Political Science Association for his teaching involving information technology and international relations.

    Andy A. Tsay (Operations & Management Information Systems) spoke at UC Berkeley in a conference called “Holding China Accountable? Strategies for Protecting Consumers in a Globalized World.” The conference was underwritten by the Travers Program on Ethics and Accountability in Government and cosponsored by the Commonwealth Club of California.  

  •  Grants, Awards and Publications

    Sara Soledad Garcia (education) published a paper entitled, “Spanish-English or English-Spanish in California: The Dialectics of Language in a Sociocultural Historical Context,” in the Forum on Public Policy, a journal of the Oxford Round Table. It was published in the spring 2008 online edition of the Forum.

    Dale Larson (counseling psychology) gave a keynote presentation titled, “A Person-Centered Approach to End-of-Life Care: Learning from our Mistakes,” for the European Association of Client-Centered Psychotherapy and the Person-Centered Approach in Naples, Italy, on Oct. 10.

    Sally Lehrman (communication) published an article entitled, “The Christian Man’s Evolution: How Darwinism and Faith Can Coexist,” for the October issue of Scientific American.

    Ed Maurer (civil engineering) presented the Dawdy Lecture in Hydrologic Sciences at San Francisco State University on Oct. 14. The title of the seminar was, “California's Changing Hydrologic Landscape: Dealing with Uncertain Climate Change Impacts.”

    Godfrey Mungal (engineering) presented an invited lecture entitled, “Jet Diffusion Flame Stabilization via Pulsed Plasma Forcing,” at the 61st Gaseous Electronics Conference in Dallas in October.

    Robert Parden (engineering management) was presented with a plaque for his 50-plus years of dedicated service to the School of Engineering at the school’s first Big Bash on Oct. 18.

    Kathy Potter (Career Center) participated in a panel discussion for the Castilleja Alumni Parent Association in Palo Alto on Oct. 25.

    Shauna Shapiro (counseling psychology) has three peer-reviewed papers in press: “Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for the Treatment of Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatients: A Randomized Clinical Trial” for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology; “Mindfulness Meditation and CBT for Insomnia: A Naturalistic 12-Month Follow-up” for The Journal of Science and Healing; and “Cultivating Mindfulness: Effects on Well-Being” for the Journal of Clinical Psychology.

    Marian Stetson-Rodriguez (engineering management) and Richard Lowe of WorldWork, London, presented the research and case study, “Building Trust in Global Teams,” at the SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) Europa annual conference on Oct. 24 in Granada, Spain.

    Wendelin Wright (mechanical engineering) and William Nix (Stanford) have had a paper accepted for publication in the March 2009 Focus Issue on Indentation Methods in Advanced Materials Research in the Journal of Materials Research. The paper is entitled, “Storage and Loss Stiffnesses and Moduli as Determined by Dynamic Nanoindentation.”

  •  Awards and Publications

    Mark Aschheim (civil engineering) co-authored a paper that has been accepted for publication called “Optimum RC Column Reinforcement Considering Multiple Load Combinations,” for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. He co-authored another paper that was recently published called “Theorem of Optimal Section Reinforcement,” for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.

    JoAnne Holliday (computer engineering) participated in “Western Conversations” October 17-19 at University of San Francisco. She also gave a presentation on Information Assurance to the Golden Gate Chapter of the Association of Old Crows September 10.

    John Jameson (Center for Nanostructures), Cary Yang (Center for Nanostructures, electrical engineering), and Thorsteinn Adalsteinnson (chemistry) have received an award from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $229,999 for the purchase of a Nanomanipulator System for Collaborative Undergraduate Research at SCU.

    Christopher Kitts (mechanical engineering) has received a one-year subcontract award of $200,000 from the University of Alaska Fairbanks to support “RETINA: Robotic Exploration Technologies in Astrobiology.”  The University of Alaska Fairbanks award was funded by NASA.

    Nam Ling (computer engineering) and PhD student Maria Pantoja presented their paper, “Transcoding with Quality Enhancement and Irregular Sampling,” at the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, in San Diego, October 12-15. Ling was recognized as one of the new IEEE Fellows during the opening ceremony of this major conference in image processing. Ling also presented “Simplified Fast Motion Estimation: Simplified and Unified Multi-Hexagon Search (SUMH) with Context Adaptive Lagrange Multiplier (CALM),” to the IEEE Rio de Janeiro Chapter at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on September 12.

    Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (electrical engineering) gave an invited lecture to faculty and students at Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Howard University, Washington DC on his research into nonlinear adaptive filters in September. Ogunfunmi and Ph.D. student, Thomas Paul, had a journal paper titled “Evolution, Insights and Challenges of the PHY Layer for the Emerging IEEE 802.11n Amendment” that was accepted in the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. He was also a delegate from the Santa Clara Valley Section to the 2008 IEEE Sections Congress in Canada.

    Meir Statman (finance) won the Moskowitz prize for best paper on socially responsible investing.

    Kieran Sullivan (psychology) has published a journal article “Incorporating Religious Practice in Marital Interventions: To Pray or Not to Pray?” in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology and co-authored a chapter with SCU alumna Tara Cornelius entitled “Prevention Programs for Relationship Distress and Violence: Importance, Exemplars, and Strategies for Recruitment” in the book Psychological Counseling Research Focus.

    Katie Wilson (electrical engineering) gave a seminar at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden on August 26. The talk was titled “Transceiver techniques for bit-loading for asymmetrically-clipped optical wireless OFDM.”

  •  Awards and Publications

    Michael Axelman (counseling psychology) gave several talks last spring: “Appreciating Your Strengths as a Parent” to Kids on Campus (Parent Meeting) at SCU; “Relational Pragmatism: From Case Conceptualization to Treatment Planning” to the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in Los Gatos; “Counseling Challenging Adolescents” to the Graduate Student Association, Case Seminar at SCU; and "Working with Difficult Adolescents” at Kaiser Santa Teresa in San Jose.

    Elsa Chen (political science) published an article, “The Liberation Hypothesis and Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Application of California’s Three Strikes Law” in the fall issue of The Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice.

    Ruth Cook (education) has received $199,966 from the U.S. Department of Education to support, “Joining Forces to Meet the Challenge: Preparing Special Educators who Will Also Be Able to Meet the Needs of Young Children with Autism Spectrum.” The award with this amendment totals $791,207. This is the fourth and final year of the award.

    Fred Foldvary (economics) reviews The Three Trillion Dollar War by Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Blimes in the September 2008 issue of Econ Journal Watch,

    Jorge Gonzalez (mechanical engineering), Tim Hight (mechanical engineering) and Mark Aschheim (civil engineering) have received a one-year $30,000 award from the National Science Foundation to support, “Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Sustainable Engineering Systems.” This proposal integrates the activities from three institutions: Santa Clara University, San Jose State University, and California College of the Arts.

    Francisco Jimenez (modern languages and literatures) authored Reaching Out, which was published this year by Houghton Mifflin. The Circuit, written by Jimenez and first published in 1997, was selected by the Peninsula Public Library System for their 2008 One Book Community Reads Summer Program.

    Michael Kevane (economics) and Leslie Gray (environmental studies) co-authored an article entitled “Darfur: Rainfall and Conflict” in Environmental Research Letters.

    Terri Peretti (political science) presented a paper on “Polarized Politics and Constitutional Law” at a conference at Oregon Law School in September.

    Shauna L. Shapiro (counseling psychology) recently published, “Cultivating mindfulness: Effects on Well-Being,” along with D. Oman, T. Plante, C.E, Thoresen, and T. Flinders in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.

    Dennis Smithenry (education) co-authored “Whole-Class Inquiry Assessments; Students Work Together to Solve Problems and Form a Scientific Community” in The Science Teacher, National Science Teachers Association’s peer-reviewed journal for secondary science teachers. Smithenry, along with Ruth Davis (computer engineering), Melissa Gilbert (education), Craig Stephens (biology), and Atom Yee (arts & sciences) has also received a five-year $750,000 award from the National Science Foundation to support, “Santa Clara University Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.”

    Craig Stephens (biology) has received $136,851 from the National Science Foundation to support, “RUI: Function of LacI-type Transcription Factors in Caulobacter.” This is year-one funding of an anticipated three-year award.

    William Stover (political science) this year authored, along with Michael Lynch, “A Turbulent Transition: The Army National Guard and Army Reserve’s Movement to an Operational Reserve” in the Journal of Political and Military Sociology.

    Andy Tsay (OMIS), along with A.V. Roth, M.E. Pullman, and J.V. Gray, published “Unraveling the Food Supply Chain: Strategic Insights from China and the 2007 Recalls,” in the Journal of Supply Chain Management.

    Fred White (English) wrote a book, The Daily Writer: 366 Meditations to Cultivate a Productive and Meaningful Writing Life, which has just been published by Writer's Digest Books. It is also a featured selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club.

    Sally Wood (electrical engineering) has received an additional $95,000 in subcontract funding from Southern Methodist University to support, “High-Tech Eyes—an Adaptive Agile Thin Imaging Sensor.” Total funding for this subcontract award is $203,139. SMU's award is funded by the U.S. Army.

  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Angelo Ancheta (law) has received two one-year renewal awards that provide funding for the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center. The first is a City of San Jose award of $27,539; the second is a County of Santa Clara award of $31,519.   
    Jorge Gonzalez (mechanical engineering), Tim Hight (mechanical engineering), and Mark Aschheim (civil engineering) have received a one-year, $30,000 award from the National Science Foundation to support, “Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Sustainable Engineering Systems.” 
    Rich Barber (physics) has received a new $50,000 subcontract award from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to support, “Oxides, Interfaces and Disorder.” LBNL received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for this research project. Barber also copublished “Scanning Josephson Tunneling Microscopy of Single-Crystal Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+delta with a Conventional Superconducting Tip” in Physical Review Letters (2008).
    Amelia A. Fuller (chemistry) was recently selected by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation as a 2008 Faculty Start-up awardee. The foundation is a leading nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of the chemical sciences. The $30,000 unrestricted award will support Fuller’s research program. 
    Lucia Albino Gilbert (provost) recently co-published “Undergraduate research in the humanities: Transforming expectations at a research university” in CUR Quarterly
    Dale G. Larson (counseling psychology) was elected to Fellow status in August by the American Psychological Association, Counseling Psychology divison. He co-authored “A Realistic Approach to Drawing Conclusions from the Scientific Literature: Response to Bonanno and Lilienfeld (2007).” This was published in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Larson was also Symposium Chair (“A New Look at Grief: Evidence on Process and Treatment Outcome”) with colleagues at the 2008 American Psychological Association Convention in Boston on Aug. 16. 
    Jeanette Leach (law) has received $75,000 in additional funding for the Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program from the Law School Admission Council. 
    Manoj Parameswaran (OMIS) has received a two-year award from the National Science Foundation that provides $75,954 to support, “CT-ISG: Collaborative Research: Incentives, Insurance and Audited Reputation: An Economic Approach to Controlling Spam.” 
    Mahmud Rahman (electrical engineering) has received third-year funding in the amount of $30,000 from NASA-Ames to support, “Field Emission Optimization of an Individual Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube.” 
    Jerry Shapiro (counseling psychology) was elected to Fellow status in August by the American Psychological Association, Family Psychology division.
    Craig Stephens (biology) received $136,851 from the National Science Foundation to support, “RUI: Function of LacI-type Transcription Factors in Caulobacter.” This is year one funding of an anticipated three-year award.
    Kathy Potter, Elspeth Rossetti, and Elizabeth Thompson (career center) have been selected to present sessions at the upcoming Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers conference in San Diego Dec. 10–12. Thompson and Rossetti will be presenting “Teaching Students to Tell Their Story.” Potter and Rossetti will present another session titled, “Clearing Space for Counseling.”
    Betty Young (physics) has received second-year subcontract funding from Case Western Reserve University that adds $228,794 to support, “Super CDMS 25 kg Experiment.” The revised award total is $453,169. The National Science Foundation provides the funds for this collaborative award.
  •  Awards and Publications

    Ruth Cook (education) has received $196,007 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support, “Joining Forces to Meet the Challenge: Preparing Special Educators Who Will Also Be Able to Meet the Needs of Young Children with Autism Spectrum.” This is second-year funding of an anticipated four-year award. The two-year award total is $391,511.

    Ron Danielson (information services) has received a two-year award from the U.S. Department of Education that provides $478,492 to support, “Equipment, Technology, and Training in Support of Library and Information Commons Activities.”
    Alma Garcia (sociology) has received the Ethnic Studies Program’s Cedric Busette Award for Outstanding Contributions to Ethnic Studies.
    John Hawley (English) has edited India in Africa, Africa in India: Indian Ocean Cosmopolitanisms for Indiana University Press.
    Angel Islas (biology) has received two amendments totaling $166,100 from the National Science Foundation to support, “RUI: Template Switching by DNA Polymerases Involved in DNA Repair and Translesion Synthesis.” The award, with these amendments, now totals $506,100. The first amendment adds $6,100 to support and an additional student research assistant. The second amendment adds year three funding of $160,000, a portion of which supports two student research assistants.
    Francisco Jimenez (modern languages and literatures) was the keynote speaker at De Anza College’s 41st annual commencement on June 28.
    Edwin Maurer (civil engineering) has received a one-year subcontract award from UC San Diego that provides $50,000 to support, “Use of Other Statistical Downscaling Techniques and Hydrological Modeling.” The UCSD award was received from the California State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.
    Thomas Plante (psychology) recently published an article, “Can We Teach College Students to be More Compassionate?,” in Human Development.
    Santa Clara University received the Silicon Valley Power (SVP) Energy Innovator Award in the category of Environmental Innovator (100 employees or more). As of July 1, Santa Clara University is the largest contributor to SVP’s Electric Utility’s Green Power program. 
    Cary Yang (Center for Nanostructures/electrical engineering) has received two recent amendments from the U.S. Army that provide a total of $1,316,853 to support, “Thermal and Electrical Nanoscale Transport [TENT].” With these amendments, the award now totals $3,016,853.
  •  Grants, Awards, and Publications

    Angelo Ancheta and the Alexander Community Law Center have received $57,586 in continuing funding from the County of Santa Clara.  This funding will enable the Law Center to continue to provide legal services to indigent and poor residents of Santa Clara County. 
    Matthew Bell (psychology) recently co-published four articles for Behavioral Processes. They are “Signals Function as Conditioned Reinforcers During Resistance to Change in a Multiple Schedule;” “Amount of Reinforcement, Resistance to Change, and Generalization Decrement;” “Effects of Unsignaled Delays to Conditioned Reinforcement in Chain Schedules on Resistance to Change in a Multiple Schedule;” and “Effects of a Discrete-Trial Procedure on Probe Test Results.”
    Elsa Chen (political science), published “Cumulative Disadvantage and Racial and Ethnic Disparities in California Felony Sentencing,” a chapter in Racial and Ethnic Politics in California, Vol. Three, edited by Bruce Cain, Jaime Regalado, and Sandra Bass.
    Wingyan Chung’s (OMIS) paper, ”Web Searching in a Multilingual World” was chosen to be the cover story for the May issue of Communications of ACM, the top-ranked journal for computing and information systems. Read the article.
    Ruth Davis (computer engineering) and Shoba Krishnan (electrical engineering) have received a two-year award from the National Science Foundation that provides $150,000 to support “Pathways to meaningful learning.”
    Mary Elaine Hegland (anthropology) co-authored “Modernization and Social Change: Impact on Iranian Elderly Social Networks and Care Systems” for Anthropology of the Middle East.  Also published was “Esmat Khanum and a Life of Travail: ‘God, Help Me; Son of Musa Ibn-e Jaafar, You Yourself Help Me’” in Muslim Voices and Lives in the Contemporary World. In April, Hegland presented at the Middle East Conference on Sectarianism and Secularism. Her talk was titled, “Aftermath of instituting a Shii Muslim nation state: Declining religious, gender, generational, and local political hierarchies in an Iranian village.”

    Betty Young (physics) has received $53,653 from the National Science Foundation to support  “Detector optimization for superCDMS and other experiments.” This is year-one funding of an anticipated three-year award.

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