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 Grants, Awards, and Publications

Christine Bachen and Chad Raphael (Communication) co-published “Social flow and learning in digital games: A conceptual model and research agenda” in the edited volume of Serious Games and Edutainment Applications.
 
Christine Bachen, Chad Raphael (Communication) and Pedro Hernandez-Ramos (Education) published “Stimulating REAL LIVES: Promoting global empathy and interest in learning through simulation games” in the journal Simulation & Gaming.
 
Rich Barber (Physics) received an additional $20,569 in subcontract funding from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/U.S. Dept. of Energy to support "Oxides, Interfaces and Disorder."  
 
Buford Barr (Communication/Marketing) and Chuck Byers (Communication/Marketing) have assembled two custom textbooks for COMM 150B and COMM 152B distributed by Pearson Publishing.
 
Radha Basu (CSTS/Engineering) is being honored with the Girl Scouts' Forever Green Award for women who are greening the future of Northern California through their contributions to the arts, health, environment, social justice, education, philanthropy, economic development, and science.
 
Jonathan Fung (Communication) received a $2,500 Hackworth Grant from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics to produce his film Hark about sex slavery and human trafficking.
 
Katie Heintz (Communication) participated in the Broadband and Social Justice Summit in Washington, D.C., as well as the Media that Matters Conference at American University. 
 
Katie Heintz, Chad Raphael, Christine Bachen, and Justin Boren (Communication) had papers accepted for presentation at the upcoming International Communication Association conference in May.
 
Charlotta Kratz’s (Communication) photo, It Rained on the Morning Glory, was short listed for the Mobile Photography Awards, and will be part of an exhibit running April 5 through June 30, 2012 at San Francisco’s ArtHaus.
 
Dan Lewis (Computer Engineering) recently had the second edition of his book, "Fundamentals of Embedded Software," published by Prentice Hall.
 
Nam Ling, Guichun Li, and Li Song, (Computer Engineering) filed two U.S. provisional patents, "Simplification of Mode Dependent Intra Smoothing" and "Reference Pixel Reduction for Intra LM Prediction," on Jan. 19.
 
Hisham Said (Civil Engineering) has been appointed to the Academic Committee (AC) of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) for a period of three years starting in January.
 
The Santa Clara Bronco Battalion was selected as the winner of this year’s MacArthur award as the best Army ROTC program on the west coast.
 
Farid Senzai (Political Science)has received $21,787 additional funding from San Jose State Research Foundation/U.S. Dept. of Education to support "Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies."
 
Sukhmander Singh (Civil Engineering) had a paper, "Geotechnical Engineering Education in the IT Era" accepted for both publication and presentation at the Geo-Congress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering conference.
  
Dr. SunWolf (Communication) was invited by the University Honors Program to give a presentation on "Our Social Brains, Neuroscience, and the New Science of Happiness." She also received an invitation from the new editor of the Journal of Applied Communication Research to serve on the editorial board.
 
Michael Whalen’s(Communication) film, A Question of Habit, was broadcast on Chicago’s PBS station. The rating indicates it reached roughly 100,000 people.
   
Ye Cai (Finance) co-published a paper “Board Connections and M&A Transactions” in the latest issue of Journal of Financial Economics (Volume 103, Issue 2, February 2012).
 
Yuling Yan (Bioengineering) attended the SPIE Photonics West Conference in San Francisco Jan. 21-26. She and her co-authors presented four papers at this conference.
 
More announcements will be published in the next issue on March 1 . If you have any announcements you would like to submit, email scufyi@scu.edu by Feb. 27 .

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