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Grants, Awards, and Publications

Tim Myers (English) children's book Basho and the River Stones is being reprinted in the Junior Great Books Series 3 Book Two Anthology, and is also being reprinted as part of K-12 Assessments in English from Pearson Education in association with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, with six million anticipated users.

Caroline Chen (School of Law) has received an $85,000 grant from the Internal Revenue Service. This grant will fund the continued operation of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic located at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center.

Dale Larson (Psychology) recently had two works published: “Getting grief working: A guide for the new grief therapist” in the New Therapist, and “Taking stock: Past contributions and current thinking on death, dying, and grief” in Death Studies.

Shannon Vallor (Philosophy) co-wrote a piece published in Communications of the ACM about why software engineering courses should cover ethics.

Radha Basu (Frugal Innovation Labs, School of Engineering) received a $60,000 award from the Tech Museum of Innovation. With the Tech Museum, the Frugal Labs will collaborate in the development and implementation of four interactive workshops. Each workshop will address a different theme relating to a human or environmental need.

Justin Boren (Communication) had his article "Affectionate Communication Can Suppress Immunity: Trait Affection Predicts Antibodies to Latent Epstein-Barr Virus" published in Southern Communication Journal.

Angelo Ancheta (Law School) received a $33,252 from the State Bar of California to support the Alexander Community Law Center Legal Assistance for Consumer Rights Project. The Consumer Rights Project will provide assistance to low-income individuals, composed largely of limited-English-speaking immigrants who require assistance in obtaining information, advice, and legal representation for problems involving consumer protection including auto fraud, unfair credit and debt collection practices, and unfair business practices.

Hohyun Lee (Mechanical Engineering) has received a $75,060 award from Applied Materials, Inc. to fund the "Non-Contact Thermal Plasma Calorimetry" project. This project will research and develop in situ substrate thermal measurement techniques making use of optical methods, specifically the development of reflective thermometry, modeling of light scattering, matching thin film properties with theoretical expectations, and the accomplishment of spatial resolution. He has also received a $5,000 award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Funds will be used to support a senior undergraduate project. The purpose of this project is to develop a smart water-heater controller, which evaluates characteristics of a house and optimum operation conditions assisted by a machine learning algorithm, in order to engage more people with energy-saving practices.

Jerry Shapiro (Counseling Psychology) just published When She's Pregnant: An Essential Guide for Expectant Fathers. It’s an update to his 1987 and 1993 book When Men Are Pregnant: Needs and Concerns of Expectant Fathers.

Shauna Shapiro (Counseling Psychology) and David Germano (University of Virginia) have collaboratively received a $60,000 fellowship from The Mind and Life Institute, with $21,015 coming to Santa Clara University. The Mind and Life Institute, co-founded by the Dalai Lama, provides a fellowship which will seek to integrate the perspectives of religious studies and psychological sciences in addressing the central question of context in contemplative practice.

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