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 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 by Jan. 9.

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