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11th Annual Scholarly Achievement Celebration

Congratulations to the faculty who were recognized on Nov. 17 for their scholarly and creative achievements. Watch a slideshow.

Aldo Billingslea, Theatre and Dance – Performed in the world premiere of “The Rant” (Interact Theatre of Philadelphia); performed as Oberon in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), and Soothsayer in “Julius Caesar” (Shakespeare Santa Cruz).

Hsin-I Cheng, CommunicationCulturing Interface: Identity, Communication, and Chinese Transnationalism. Peter Lang Publishing, 2008.

Rohit Chopra, CommunicationTechnology and Nationalism in India: Cultural Negotiations from Colonialism to Cyberspace. Cambria Press, 2009.

Elizabeth Dahlhoff, Biology – Dahlhoff, E.P., S.L. Fearnley, D.A. Bruce, A.G. Gibbs, R. Stoneking, D.M. McMillan, K. Diener, J.T. Smiley and N.E. Rank, “Effects of temperature on physiology and reproductive success of a montane leaf beetle: implications for persistence of native populations enduring climate change,” Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 81(6) (2008): 718-732; awarded a $717,437 five-year collaborative grant with Prof. Nathan Rank (Sonoma State University) by National Science Foundation, RUI, Division of Evolutionary Biology-Population Dynamics, for “Ecological and evolutionary responses to environmental change in Sierra Nevada populations of a montane willow beetle.”

Kelly Detweiler, Art and Art History – “Marking Time,” a solo exhibit at Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara; group exhibit at Show Mi Festival, Gana Art Center, Seoul, South Korea; lecture and workshop at Saga University of Art, Kyoto, Japan.

Derek Duarte, Theatre and Dance – Lighting Designs for “Over the Mountain”(world premiere, BRAVA, San Francisco), “Dances for the Next Depression” (world premiere, Stephen Pelton Dance Theatre, San Francisco), “La Llorona, the Crying Woman” (world premiere, Western Stage, Salinas).

Janice Edgerly-Rooks, Biology – Kelly B. Miller and J.S. Edgerly, “Systematics and natural history of the Australian genus Metoligotoma Davis (Embioptera: Australembiidae),” Invertebrate Systematics. 2 (2008): 329-344; Szumik, C., J.S. Edgerly, and C. Hayashi, “Phylogeny of Embiopterans (Insecta),” Cladistics 24 (2008): 993-1005; Collin, M.A., Jessica E. Garb, J.S. Edgerly, and Cheryl Y. Hayashi, “Characterization of silk spun by the embiopteran, Antipaluria urichi,” Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 39 (2009): 75-82; Collin, M.A., Edina Camama, Brook O. Swanson, Janice S. Edgerly, and Cheryl Y. Hayashi, “Comparison of Embiopteran silks reveals tensile and structural similarities across taxa,” Biomacromolecules 10(8) (2009): 2268-2274; National Science Foundation Collaborative Research Grant (2005-2009).

William Eisinger, Biology – Yinglang, Wan, William Eisinger, David Ehrhardt, Frantisek Baluska, Winslow Briggs, “The subcellular localization and blue-light-induced movement of phototropin 1-GFP in etiolated seedlings of Arabidopsis thaliana,” Molecular Plant 1 (2008): 103-117; In-Seob Han, Tong-Seung Tseng, William Eisinger, and Winslow R. Briggs, “Phytochrome A regulates the intracellular distribution of phototropin 1–Green fluorescent protein in Arabidopsis thaliana,” Plant Cell 20 (2008): 2835-2847.

Don Fritz, Art and Art History –“Déjà vu,” a three-person exhibit at Billy Shire Fine Art, Los Angeles; group exhibit at Show Mi Festival, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea; group exhibit, “ARAC@AAM: Anderson Ranch Arts Center At The Aspen Art Museum.”

Robin J. Hayes, Ethnic Studies – Director and Producer, “Beautiful Me(s): Finding our Revolutionary Selves in Black Cuba,” a documentary exhibited at the Pan-African International Film Festival (Cannes, France), the Africa World Documentary Film Festival (St. Louis), and the Roxbury Film Festival (Boston).

Kimberly Mohne Hill, Theatre and Dance – Director, “Six Years,” The Dragon Theater Company, Palo Alto; Dialect Coach for “I Am My Own Wife” (San Jose Stage Company), “Doubt” (Theatre Works), and “As You Like It” (San Jose Repertory Theater).

Pancho Jiménez, Art and Art History – “Show of Heads,” solo exhibit, University of California, Merced; “Contemporary Ceramics,” solo exhibit, Clay Mix Gallery, Fresno; “Ceramicade la Tierra,” group exhibit, American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Pomona; “Firing a Legacy, 35 years of SFSU Ceramic Art,” group exhibit, Pence Art Gallery, Davis; published in 500 Ceramic Sculptures, Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2009: p. 330.

Philip Kain, PhilosophyNietzsche and the Horror of Existence. Lexington Books, 2009.

Fabio López-Lázaro, HistoryCrime in Early Bourbon Madrid (1700-1808): An Analysis of the Royal Judicial Court’s Casebook, Mellen, 2008; “Pirates of the Caribbean: Early Modern Spain and Latin America as Part of the Atlantic World,” Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 33 (2008): 9-22; “Recent Works on the Early Modern History of Spanish Muslims,” Catholic Historical Review 94 (2008): 102-107.

Gary Macy, John Nobili, S.J., Professor of Theology, Religious Studies – “What Does the Ordination of Women Then Mean for Women Now?” Journal of Religion & Society (Supplement 5: Women, Gender, and Religion) 2009; “Women of the Middle Ages,” in Richard Miller, editor, Women and the Shaping of Catholicism: Women Through the Ages, Liguori Publications, 2009; “Impasse passé: Conjugating a Tense Past: Plenary Address,” in Jonathan Y. Tan, editor, Catholic Theological Society of America: Proceedings of the Sixty-Fourth Annual Convention, Catholic Theology Society of America, 2009; “A igreja deveria cogitar or retorno da ordenação das mulheres” Interview by Marcia Junges, Revista do Instituto Humanitas Unisinos, 9 (June 1, 2009): 34-37.

Michael C. McCarthy, S.J., Religious Studies and Classics – “Augustine’s Mixed Feelings: Vergil’s Aeneid and the Psalms of David in the Confessions,” Harvard Theological Review 102(4) (2009): 453-479; “Modalities of Belief in Ancient Christian Controversy,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 17(4) (2009): 605-634; “Divine Wrath and Human Anger: Embarrassment Ancient and New.” Theological Studies 70(4) (2009).

Leilani Miller, Biology – Awarded a three-year $427,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support “Analysis of LIN-31, a transcription factor with multiple roles in C. elegans development.”

Peter Minowitz, Political ScienceStraussophobia: Defending Leo Strauss and Straussians against Shadia Drury and Other Accusers. Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.

Frederick Parrella, Religious Studies – “Tillich’s Theology of the Concrete Spirit,” in Russell Manning, editor, The Cambridge Companion to Tillich, Cambridge University Press, 2009, 74-90; “Paul Tillich’s Concept of Essentialization and the Catholic Tradition of Purgatory,” in Lucie Kaenel and Bernard Reymond, editors, Pes Peurs, La Mort, L’Esperance author de Paul Tillich, Munster and London: LIT Verlag, 2009, 33-44; “Theological Themes,” in Lectionary Homiletics, 20, 4 (2009), 6, 14, 22, 30-31.

David Pinault, Religious StudiesNotes from the Fortune-Telling Parrot: Islam and the Struggle for Religious Pluralism in Pakistan. London: Equinox Publishing, 2008.

Thomas Plante, PsychologySpiritual Practices in Psychotherapy: Thirteen Tools for Enhancing Psychological Health. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2009.

Amy Randall, HistoryThe Soviet Dream World of Retail Trade and Consumption in the 1930s. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Iris Stewart-Frey, Clare Boothe Luce Professor, Environmental Studies Institute –Awarded a three-year $250,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant, with Edwin Maurer (Civil Engineering), to support “Assessing the Impact of a Warmer Climate on Stream Water Quality across the Mountainous Western United States.”

Fred D. White, EnglishApproaching Emily Dickinson: Critical Currents and Crosscurrents since 1960. Camden House, 2008.

Betty Young, Physics – “Search for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles with the First Five-Tower Data from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search at the Soudan Underground Laboratory” (CDMS Collaboration), Physical Review Letters 102, 011301 (2009); “Search for Axions with the CDMS Experiment” (CDMS Collaboration), Physical Review Letters 103, 141802 (2009); awarded a three-year $160,000 grant for “Detector Optimization for SuperCDMS and Other Experiments;” awarded a three-year $760,000 supplement NSF grant for “SuperCDMS 25 kg Experiment.”

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