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Scholarly Achievement Celebration
College of Arts and Sciences
November 15, 2011
Celebrating exceptional academic achievement among faculty
Naomi Andrews, History – “‘The Universal Alliance of All Peoples’: Romantic Socialists, the Human Family, and the Defense of Empire during the July Monarchy, 1830-1848,” French History Studies 34(3): 473-501 (2011); “D’Eichthal and Urbain’s Lettres sur la race nour et la race blanche: Race, Gender, and Reconciliation after Slave Emancipation,” Nineteenth Century French Studies 39 (2011).
Rose Marie Beebe, Modern Languages & Literatures – Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz, eds., To Toil in That Vineyard of the Lord: Contemporary Scholarship on Junipero Serra (Berkeley: Academy of American Franciscan History, 2010); Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz, eds., book series, Early California Commentaries (University of Oklahoma Press).
Katerina Bezrukova, Psychology – Bezrukova, K., S.M.B. Thatcher, K.A. Jehn and C. Spell, “The effects of alignments: Examining group faultlines, organizational cultures and performance,” Journal of Applied Psychology (2011); Bezrukova, K., M.A. Cronin, L.R. Weingart and C.H. Tinsley, “The assets and liabilities of active faultlines: The role of cognitive and affective processes in team performance,” Journal of Organizational Behavior 32: 831-849 (2011); Bezrukova K., L. Ramarajan, K.A. Jehn, and M. Euwema, “From the outside in: The negative spillover effects of boundary spanners’ relations with members of other organizations,” Journal of Organizational Behavior 32: 886-905 (2011).
Jerry Burger, Psychology – Returning Home: Reconnecting with our Childhoods (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011).
Rohit Chopra, Communication – Rohit Chopra and Radhika Gajjala, eds., Global Media, Culture, and Identity: Theory, Cases, and Approaches (Routledge, 2011); Editor and contributor, Special issue of Economic and Political Weekly 46 (March 26, 2011).
Lisa Davis, Communication – The Sins of Brother Curtis: A Story of Betrayal, Conviction, and the Mormon Church (Scribner, 2011).
Derek Duarte, Theatre & Dance – Lighting Design for “HereAfterHere” (Tandy Beal and Company, Crocker Theatre, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA) and “A Mexican Christmas Carol” (Western Stage, Salinas, CA).
John Farnsworth, Environmental Studies & Sciences – “What does the Desert Say?: A Rhetorical Analysis of Desert Solitaire,” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory 12(1): 105-121 (2010).
Don Fritz, Art & Art History – “Nuevas Mitologias,” a solo exhibit at San Blas Cultural Center, San Blas, Nayarite, Mexico, and Mazatlan Museum, Sala Carlos Bueno, Mazatlan Sinoloa, Mexico, 2010; 19 group exhibitions; images printed in 500 Raku, 30 Ceramic Sculptors, and The Art of Painting in the 21st Century.
Amelia Fuller, Clare Boothe Luce Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry – $446,000 National Science Foundation CAREER grant for “Expanding the Structural Complexity and Function Repertoire of Sequence-Specific Polyamide Oligomers,” $35,000 Research Corporation for Science Advancement Cottrell College Science Award for “Efficient Identification of Protein Mimics,” Fuller A., C.J. Pace, Q. Huang, K.S. Palla and J. Gao, “A FlAsH-tetracysteine Assay for Quantifying the Association and Orientation of Transmembrane±-Helices,” Chembiochem (2011).
Ron Hansen, Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Professor of English – A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion (Scribner, 2011).
David Hess, Biology – – $455,971 National Science Foundation grant to support “RUI: Utilization of natural variation in domesticated strains of Saccharomyces cerevislae to elucidate metabolic specialization.”
Kimberly Mohne Hill, Theatre & Dance – Director, “reasons to be pretty” (San Jose Stage Company, 2010); Dialect Coach for “A Snow Falling on Cedars” (2011) and “The North Pool” (2011) at Theatre Works, and “The Dresser” (2011) at the San Jose Repertory Theatre.
Peter Kareiva, Environmental Studies & Sciences – Peter Kareiva and Michelle Marvier, Conservation Science: Balancing the Needs of People and Nature (Roberts & Co. Publisher, 2011).
Barbara Kelley, Communication – Barbara Kelley and Shannon Kelley, Undecided: How to Ditch the Endless Quest for Perfect and Find the Career–and Life–That’s Right for You (Seal Press, 2011).
James Lai, Political Science and Ethnic Studies Program – Asian American Political Action: Suburban Transformations (Lynne Rienner, 2011).
Fabio López-Lázaro, History - The Misfortunes of Alonso Ramirez: The True Adventures of a Spanish American with Seventeenth-Century Pirates (University of Texas Press, 2011); “Predation’s Place within Profit: Pirates and Capitalists within the Seventeenth-Century Rise of Lockean Liberalism,” International Journal of Maritime History 23: 241-276 (2011).
Joanne Martin, Theatre & Dance – Costume design for 12th Night and Forbidden Broadway (Pacific Repertory Theatre, Carmel), On the Waterfront (San Jose Stage Company), and Macbeth and Lend Me a Tenor (Livermore Shakespeare Festival). Costume Design Apprentice Supervisor, Santa Fe Opera. “The Art of Collaboration in Design,” International Design Principles and Practices (2011).
Michelle Marvier, Environmental Studies & Sciences – Peter Kareiva and Michelle Marvier, Conservation Science: Balancing the Needs of People and Nature (Roberts & Co. Publisher, 2011).
Barbara Molony, Walter E. Schmidt, S.J. Professor of History – Barbara Molony, Jonathan Lipman, and Michael Robinson, Modern East Asia: An Integrated History (Pearson, 2011).
David Pace, Art & Art History – Awarded the “2011 Work-in-Process Prize” from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for the series of photographs from Burkina Faso entitled “Friday Night.”
Robert Senkewicz, History – Robert Senkewicz and Rose Marie Beebe, eds., To Toil in That Vineyard of the Lord: Contemporary Scholarship on Junipero Serra (Berkeley: Academy of American Franciscan History, 2010); Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz, eds., book series, Early California Commentaries (University of Oklahoma Press).
Christopher Weber, Physics – $190,000 National Science Foundation grant to support “RUI: Measurement of density of states of (GA,Mn)As and diffusion of photoinduced order by ultrafast transient-grating spectroscopy”; C.P. Weber, Craig A. Benko and Stanley C. Hiew, “Measurement of spin diffusion in semi-insulating GaAs,” Journal of Applied Physics 109 106101(2011).
Michael Whalen, Communication – “A Question of Habit,” an award-winning documentary film (2011), accepted and screened at Queens World Film Festival (New York) and University Film Video Association Conference (Boston), and premiering on Chicago PBS in January 2012.
Justen Whittall, Biology – C.A. Dick, J. Buenrostro, T. Butler, M.L. Carlson, D.J. Kliebenstein and Justen B. Whittall, “Arctic Mustard Flower Color Polymorphism Controlled by Petal-Specific Downregulation at the Threshold of the Anthocyanin Biosynthetic Pathway,” PLoS One (2011); Dena L. Grossenbacher and Justen B. Whittall, “Increased Floral Divergence in Sympatric Monkeyflowers,” Evolution (2011) .