John Hawley (English) gave the plenary address "Historical Transformations in LGBTQ Autobiography" at the Feb. 27 conference in San Francisco Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students and Studies.
Drago Siljak's (electrical engineering) 1991 book, Decentralized Control of Complex Systems, which was published by Academic Press (Mathematics in Science and Engineering), was ranked No. 1 in sales on Amazon.com this week in two categories, Systems and Control Systems, and No. 23 in the Information Theory category.
Ed Steinman (Law) received the Community Service Award from the Chinese American Democratic Club at its 52nd Annual Dinner in San Francisco on March 12. The award celebrates "his untiring service to the Chinese American community and his leadership in promoting and protecting its rights."
Sarah Kate Wilson (electrical engineering) has been appointed to the IEEE Communications Society Awards Board. This group decides the best paper awards and the lifetime achievement awards.
Wendelin Wright (mechanical engineering) has received $50,000 from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories to support "Mechanical Behavior of Amorphous Metallic Foams." This is year four funding of a U.S. Department of Energy Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The goals of the project are to produce amorphous metallic foams via controlled casting processes and perform mechanical testing on these materials.
Yuling Yan (bioegineering) hosted Grazyna Demenko, chair of the Department of Speech and Linguistics from Institute of Linguistics of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, for a 14-day visit at SCU. Yan and Demenko are initiating a research collaboration aimed at a systematic study on voice and speech recognition for both medical diagnosis and for biometric applications. Discussions on future collaborations and exchange programs for undergraduate and graduate students are also envisioned.
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