October-November 2010 @Pomona Newsletter
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- Do you know a student, faculty, staff or community member who has worked with students who has advanced the causes of social justice and made our community a more just place for all? Nominate them for the first-ever Community Engagement Award, sponsored by the Draper Center for Community Partnerships. Nominations are open until Friday, November 12. Nominees will be announced in mid-November, and awards presented at the Award Dinner in December. View the award form for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Save the date: The next Ally Training is scheduled for November 30 from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. (location TBA). In light of the recent national suicides, it’s imperative LGBTQ students can identify allied faculty and staff. Come to the meeting to learn how to be an ally or get an ally refresher. Email Adriana diBartolo for more information.
- The annual Open Enrollment period continues through November 15 for medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts and life insurance coverage. For more information, you can contact Pomona’s Benefits Specialist, Sarah Verrill, at x73195.
- Pick up your pens! The Theatre Department is seeking entrants for its annual 10-Minute Play competition. All 5C staff, faculty and students are invited to enter. This year, all plays must be based on a song title. The deadline is Friday, November 19 by 5 p.m. Five plays will be chosen and performed during Family Weekend and winning playwrights will receive generous prizes! Visit the Theatre Department for more information.
- Sometimes it’s easy to forget all the great resources we have at the Claremont Colleges. Have you visited The Connection lately? Located at the south entrance of the Honnold-Mudd Library, The Connection carries tickets for amusement parks, dinner shows, movie theaters (including Claremont 5 for $6 each), and more. Call x72273 for more information.
- Though the weather may not seem like it, fall is officially here. This weekend, set your clocks back an hour for the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST). And mark your calendar with the upcoming staff holidays of Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26, for Thanksgiving Day.
October 2010 photo: Art After Hours event at the Pomona College Museum of Art. To view more "Art After Hours" photos, visit our Flickr account.
This month, we’ve asked Kathleen Howe, director of the Pomona College Museum of Art, to share the latest happenings from the Museum.
It’s been an exciting and busy time at the Museum. The big news is our already successful Art After Hours, a combination of extended hours --the Museum is open until 11:00p.m. every Thursday evening—and a wide range of programs, including music, film screenings, lectures, artist conversations, spoken word performance, dance performances, that take place in and around the Museum. We’re working with great partners like KSPC, CCLA Live Arts, Studio 47, Voices, American Studies, and classes in Dance and English. Every Thursday brings a different mix of programs, snacks, and a chance to relax and enjoy the Museum and Art After Hours. We’ve also adopted a new dynamic logo that reflects our new and expanded programs.
We welcomed new staff member Marie Shurkus Ph.D. As curator of academic programs, Marie will work with faculty on curricular initiatives. Many of you may know Marie from her two years on campus as a Mellon Post-Doc in the Art Department. The Collection Study Room—a portal for classes and individuals to explore the range of the College’s art collections—opened last year and we are happily welcoming classes and tour groups who want to see art close up and personal. We hope to announce the opening of a second collection portal, this one to the College’s rich collection of Native American objects, in the next year. We’ve also welcomed three full year interns to the museum, under the Kilsby Internship as well as a new, as yet unnamed internship.
Next semester promises to be equally exciting. A grant from the NEA will support programming around China: Insights a cross-section of contemporary documentary photography from China. All of this is leading up to a full year of exhibitions and programs, It Happened at Pomona: Art at Pomona College 1969-1973, which is part of the Getty Pacific Standard Time initiative. This exhibit will bring a number of artists, including Chris Burden, Judy Chicago, James Turrell, Alan Rupersberg, Peter Shelton, and Michael Asher, to campus. In the works is an announcement about a significant grant in support of Pomona’s contribution to the Pacific Standard Time Performance Festival which will bring Chicago, Turrell and John White to campus in January 2012. Think pyrotechnics!
- Meredith Hanson, Student Employment/Loan Coordinator, Financial Aid
- Linda Mazur ’81, Associate Director, Trusts & Estates
- Jennifer Stazewski, Advancement Assistant, Annual Giving
- Michael Valdez, Project Manager, ITS
Handing out Campaign Pomona: Daring Minds t-shirts at Founders Day. To view more Founders Day photos, visit our Flickr account.
It is time for the annual Charitable Giving Campaign, an opportunity to respond to the increasing need for serving those less fortunate in our community. Please consider making a charitable, tax-deductible gift to the Campaign to help the worthy organizations listed below:
- Claremont After-School Programs (CLASP)
- Foothill AIDS Project
- Fremont Academy of Engineering & Design (formerly Fremont Middle School)
- House of Ruth
- Inland Empire United Way
- Inland Hospice Association
- Inland Valley Humane Society
- Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
- Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity
- Shoes That Fit
You can give via check, payroll deduction or online through credit card. For more information, please visit the Charitable Giving website.
The Campaign Pomona: Daring Minds campus launch on Founder’s Day (Thursday, October 14) and public launch on Saturday, October 16, were both resounding successes. The Donor Relations staff, along with other members of Advancement, continues to work on regional launches as well. Visit our Campaign News page to read about the events and view photos from both days. To learn more about the history of campaigns at the College, read the Pomona College Magazine story "From 'Canvass for Funds' to 'Daring Minds.'"
Faculty and staff are a crucial part of Campaign Pomona. Learn more about how you can contribute to the Campaign here.
- Pomona College Tower to Chime Again, This Time on the 47th Minute
- Dining Halls Move Toward Sustainability
- Pomona Named a Best Value Among Liberal Arts Colleges by Kiplinger's
- Pomona College Recognized as a Leader in College Sustainability
- Martha Marich '12 Awarded Prestigious Division III Lacrosse Honor
- Fall 2010 Pomona College Magazine Issue Now Live
- Professor Bryan Penprase Participates in Largest Study Ever of Near-Earth Asteroids
- Pomona Joins "Stop Wasting Food" Campaign
- Pomona College Museum of Art Receives $10,000 NEA Grant to Support Education Programming for "China: Insights"
- "Art After Hours" Thursdays at the Pomona College Museum of Art
- Prof. Andrabi Study Finds Foreign Aid Had Big Impact on Pakistani Trust of Foreigners
- Sefa Aina, Director of the Asian American Resource Center, Appointed to White House Advisory Commission
- Video: Pauley Tennis Complex Renovations
- "L.A. Times" Recounts the History of Our Football Rivalry With Occidental
- Professor Daniel Martinez Awarded $1.26 Million Grant to Study Mechanisms Related to Aging in Hydra
- Pomona College Ranked #2 Most Desirable Small School and #11 Overall Desirable School by "Newsweek"
Students perform a dance in the Steve Roden installation bowrain in the Pomona College Museum of Art during the campaign launch event. To view more photos from the campaign launch, visit our Flickr account.
Tahir Andrabi and Michael Kuehlwein (Economics) are the authors of “Railways and Price Convergence in British India,” in The Journal of Economic History 70 (2010), pp. 351-77; doi: 10.1017/S0022050710000318.
David Arase (Politics) delivered a paper, “Korea, ASEAN, and ASEAN + 3," at the 21st U.S.-Korea Academic Symposium, "Tomorrow's Northeast Asia," held at the School of International Service, American University, in Washington, DC, 21-22 October.
Artwork by Lisa Anne Auerbach (Art & Art History) is featured in “Re:Cycle – Bike Culture in Southern California” at the Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, from 7 October through 31 December; and in “Art and Social Justice” at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, from 14 October through 10 December. She also ) participated in a panel discussion, “Art and Social Justice,” at Union Theological Seminary, New York City.
Donald Bentley (Mathematics, Emeritus) presented an invited paper, “The Compleat Statistician,” at the International Conference on Teaching Statistics held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in July. In August, Bentley attended the Joint Statistics Meetings in Vancouver, B.C., in his capacity as vice chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the American Statistical Association.
Paul Cahill (Romance Languages & Literatures) presented a paper, "'Un olor insepulto a crematorio': Experience, Ethics, and Otherness in Isabel Pérez Montalbán's 'Campo de concentración,'" at the 20th Annual Conference of the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica, held at the University of Texas, Austin, 14-16 October.
Laurie Cameron’s (Theatre & Dance) group, Laurie Cameron and Company, participated in a lecture/demonstration at A Room to Create/Pasadena and later performed an original piece, “Swimming Upstream,” at the Harvest Chicago Dance Festival, 1-3 October. The piece featured Michael Szanyi ’08 and Thomas Tsai ’09.
José R. Cartagena-Calderón (Romance Languages & Literatures) published an article, “Masculinidad, imperio y otredad femenina en el Arauco domado de Lope de Vega," in Actas del XVI Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, ed. Pierre and Françoise Crémoux (Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana /Vervuert, 2010).
Susana Chávez-Silverman (Romance Languages & Literatures) recently gave several invited lectures and readings: at Bon Appetit Café and the LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, on 28 September; at the Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison on 29 September; and in classes at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, on 30 September.
She also read from her new book, Scenes from la Cuenca de Los Angeles y otros Natural Disasters, at the Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison, WI, in late September; performed in “Shattering Americana, Stitching Ourselves” at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, as part of “Passing the Mic: The 6th Annual International Spoken Word Series” on 30 September; and participated in a panel discussion, “Writing in Latino/Escribir en Latino,” as part of the Los Angeles Public Library’s ALOUD series on 21 October.
Excerpts from her book Killer Crónicas: Bilingual Memories appear in the new Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, ed. Ilan Stavans et al. (W.W. Norton & Company, 2010). Chávez-Silverman was also interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Here on Earth” program on 19 September.
Ludwig Chincarini (Economics) presented a paper, “Hedging Inflation Internationally,” at the Financial Management Association European Conference in Hamburg, Germany, on 11 June, and he was a discussant on “Price Dynamics in a Market with Heterogeneous Investment Horizons and Boundedly Rational Traders” at the European Financial Management Association 2010 Annual Conference, held in Aarhus, Denmark, 23-26 June. Chincarini and Salvatore Bruno are the authors of “A Historical Examination of Optimal Real Return Portfolios for Non-US Investors,” in Review of Financial Economics 19:4 (October 2010), pp. 161-78.
Anne Dwyer (German & Russian) gave a talk, “Dostoevsky in Siberia: A Prisonhouse of Nation(s),” at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna on 20 October. Dwyer is also a junior fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Institute for Human Sciences) in Vienna from October 2010 to March 2011. She is part of the research group “United Memory – Divided Europe.”
Steve Erickson (Philosophy) was discussion leader at a Liberty Fund colloquium entitled “Colleges and Universities in the Twenty-First Century,” held in Indianapolis, IN, 30 September – 3 October. He also gave the keynote address at the opening of the Applied Brilliance 2010 Conference, “Revolution and Resilience,” held in Ojai, 12-15 October. Erickson also delivered two lectures, “Transitions in Thought and Life” and “The Path to Harmony – after Heidegger,” at Fudan University in Shanghai, 14-15 September. He published “The Wrong of Rights: The Moral Authority of the Family,” in The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (2010), doi:10.1093/jmp/jhq040; paper issue forthcoming.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Media Studies) is the author of “Peer-to-Peer Review and the Future of Scholarly Authority,” in Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy 24:3, pp. 161-79. She also gave two talks recently: “Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Humanities,” at New York University on 16 September and "Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy," at the Rochester Institute of Technology on 14 October. She also spoke on a panel titled "Scholarly Publishing in the Digital Era: Changes, Challenges, Innovations" at the Association of Internet Researchers conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 22 October.
Erica Flapan (Mathematics) gave an invited address, “Topological Symmetries of Molecules,” at the Southern California and Nevada Section meeting of the Mathematical Association of America on 16 October.
Peter Flueckiger’s (Asian Languages & Literatures) book, Imagining Harmony: Poetry, Empathy, and Community in Mid-Tokugawa Confucianism and Nativism, was published by Stanford University Press.
Robert Gaines (Geology) and colleagues have an article, “A New Burgess Shale-Type Assemblage from the ‘Thin’ Stephen Formation of the Southern Canadian Rockies,” in Geology 38, pp. 811-14. Gaines also presented a talk, “Resolving the Puzzle of Enigmatic Burgess Shale-Type Fossil Preservation in the Cambrian,” in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, on 23 October and at the University of Southern California on 17 September.
Stephan Ramon Garcia (Mathematics) is a co-author of "Truncated Toeplitz Operators: Spatial Isomorphism, Unitary Equivalence, and Similarity," in Indiana University Mathematics Journal 59:2 (2010), pp. 595-620.
With Seth Ovadia and Royce Singleton, Jill Grigsby (Sociology) gave a presentation, “The Multi-College Survey: An Innovative Project for Research Methods Courses,” at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in August.
Laura Hoopes (Biology) is the author of “Aging and Cell Division,” in Nature Education 3:9 (2010), p. 55, and of “E. Virginia Armbrust,” an interview in CBE-Life Sciences Education 9 (Fall 2010), pp. 157-58.
Malkiat Johal (Chemistry) delivered an invited seminar, “Probing Biological Assemblies at the Solid-Liquid Interface,” at California State University, Long Beach, on 8 September.
Gizem Karaali (Mathematics) gave a talk, “Combinatorial Hopf Algebras: A Common Playground for Algebra and Combinatorics,” at the Algebra/Number Theory/Combinatorics Seminar of the Claremont Center for Mathematical Sciences on 14 September.
With co-authors including Laurel McFadden ’06, Allison Bailey ’07, and Zachary Brown ’07, Nina Karnovsky (Biology) published a paper, “Foraging Distributions of Little Auks Alle alle across the Greenland Sea: Implications of Present and Future Arctic Climate Change,” in Marine Ecology Progress Series 415, pp. 283-93. She is also co-author of “Temporal and Spatial Patterns in the Diet of Northern Fulmars Fulmaris Glacialis in the Canadian High Arctic,” in Aquatic Biology 10 (2010), pp. 181-91, and of “Geographic and Seasonal Variability in the Isotopic Niche of Little Auks,” in Marine Ecology Progress Series 414, pp. 293-302.
Karnovsky also gave an invited talk, “From Lavage to Lipids: Innovations and Limitations in Estimating Diets of Seabirds,” at the World Seabird Conference held in Victoria, BC, 7-11 September.
Konstantine Klioutchkine (German & Russian) and Sanja Lacan published an essay, “Feeling, Filling, and Flying: An Interpretation of Mad Men, Episode 4:9,” in Kritik: A Public Forum on Theory, Culture and Politics on 21 September.
In August, Thomas Leabhart (Theatre & Dance) performed several lecture-demonstrations in Brazil: at II Mostra de Mímica Contemporânea - Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade in São Paulo, 15 August; at Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Campinas, 19 August; and at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, 26 August. Leabhart also taught workshops for Arts en Scène in Lyon, France, 17-28 May; for Association Hippocampe in Paris, 14-25 June; and for Le Cercle de la Montade in Aurillac, France, 19-31 July. He also taught for the Festival of Corporeal Mime in São Paulo, 4-12 August; for Lume at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Campinas, Brazil, 16-21 August; and for the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 23-31 August.
Pardis Mahdavi (Anthropology) was awarded a grant to convene a conference on Intimate Labor, to be held at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy. She also recently gave two keynote lectures: “Dubai Metropolis: Human Trafficking and Forced Labor in the UAE” at Stanford University on 11 October and “Gender and Human Rights Reconsidered: Rights and Resistance in the Middle East” at the Network for Iranian Professionals in Orange County on 20 October.
Alma Martinez (Theatre & Dance) published "Zoot Suit: Mexico en la Imaginacion Chicana" in Paso de Gato: Revista Mexicana de Teatro 43 (October 2010), pp. 48-50. And in collaboration with Oldenborg Center, Martinez coordinated a visit by Rafael Rodriguez, a Fulbright Fellow and theatre director from the Canary Islands who gave an International Relations Colloquium entitled "From Whence We Came," about his recent work with the National Classical Theatre Company of Spain.
On 16 September, Martinez gave a lecture, “Bandidos, Spitfires and Maids: The Latino Image in Film and Other Stereotypes,” at Millersville College, PA, on 16 September. And on 26 August, she was interviewed by Huffington Post theatre critic and journalist James Scarborough about contemporary Mexican theatre in Mexico and the United States.
Char Miller (Environmental Analysis) is editor of Cities and Nature in the American West (University of Nevada Press, 2010); co-author of "National-Forest Management and Private-Land Development: Historical, Political, and Planning Considerations" in Society and Natural Resources 23:7 (July 2010), pp. 669-78; co-author of "Interview: J. Donald Hughes" in Environmental History 15:2 (April 2010), pp. 305-18; author of "Gas Wars," in San Antonio Current, 21 April; and author of "High Country Thirst" in Texas Observer, 21 April, pp. 20-21.
His recent opinion pieces and commentaries include "Cashing in on Checkpoints,” in the Los Angeles Daily News, 23 September 23, p. A13; "We Keep Trying to Stop the Fires," in High Country News, 12 August; and "Flawed Immigration Policy in Need of a DREAM,” in the San Bernardino Sun, 2 August. He has recently reviewed Michael Punke’s Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West, in Pacific Historical Review 79 (Winter 2010), pp. 655-56; Green Peyton’s San Antonio: City in the Sun in Texas Observer, 17 September, p. 31; and Craig Colten’s Perilous Place, Powerful Storms: Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana in Texas Observer, 3 September, pp. 25-26.
Work by Sandeep Mukherjee (Art & Art History) was featured in a group exhibition, “Malleable Memory,” at the Aicon Gallery in New York City, 22 July-2 September, and he has a solo exhibition, “Sandeep Mukherjee: New Work,” at the Brennan & Griffin Gallery, also in New York City, 12 September-10 October.
M. Cristina Negritto (Molecular Biology) published “Repairing Double-Strand DNA Breaks,” in Nature Education 3:9, p. 26.
Dan O'Leary (Chemistry) presented a paper, "Diverse Origins of Conformational Kinetic Isotope Effects," in June at the Reaction Mechanisms Conference at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and in August at the Gordon Conference on Stereochemistry in Newport, Rhode Island.
Beverly Palmer (Writing Program, retired) participated in a panel discussion of her co-edited volume Selected Letters of Florence Kelley at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, on 7 April. She also participated in a panel discussion entitled “What New Insights about Public Life Can We Find in Recent Scholarly Editions of Women’s Letters and Papers?” at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, also in DC, on 9 April.
Bryan Penprase (Physics & Astronomy) has a new book, The Power of Stars – How Celestial Observations Have Shaped Civilization (Springer Verlag, 2011), which includes original artwork by him and his students as well as photographs by Sheila Pinkel (Art & Art History) and Jennifer Perry (Anthropology) and many images from the Claremont Colleges special collections. The book is the outgrowth of 17 years of teaching the course "Archaeoastronomy and World Cosmology."
Jennifer Perry (Anthropology) is a co-author of the report “Channel Islands National Park Archaeological Overview and Assessment.”
William Peterson (Music) has an article, “Stormfantasieën voor het 19de-eeuwse orgel,” in Orgelkunst 33:2 (June-July-August 2010), pp. 52-68. It is a translation of his article “Storm Fantasies for the Nineteenth-Century Organ in France,” first published in Keyboard Perspectives in 2009.
Virginie Pouzet-Duzer (Romance Languages & Literatures) gave an invited talk, "Promenade littéraire à travers le verre," at McGill University in Montréal on 16 September, and the next day she presented a paper, "Les équations poétisées du surrealism," as part of The Glory and Fall of Scientific Poetry: 1750-2000, an international colloquium held at the Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec, also in Montréal.
Leonard Pronko (Theatre & Dance) and students presented a program for the Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation on 13 October. Titled “Lifting Ibsen off the Ground: Exploring the Depths of Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman,” it featured students performing four scenes from the play. Pronko also presented a paper, “Embodying Japan,” and gave a workshop on Nihonbuyo, Japanese Dance, at the University of California, Berkeley, on 10 September.
Hans Rindisbacher (German & Russian) gave two invited lectures at the Russian State University of the Humanities in Moscow: “Smellscapes: A Concept and Its Applications” on 22 October and “The Odor of Repression: Perfumery under Fascism” on 23 October. He moderated a panel and discussion, “Writers Who Cross Borders,” for the PEN Centre of German-Speaking Writers Abroad at the Villa Aurora, Malibu, on 28 April, and gave a paper, "A Built-In Geiger Counter: Christa Wolf's Störfall (Accident) and the Edge of Technology," at The New Europe at the Crossroads, 14th Annual Conference, held in Vienna, 13-16 July.
Rindisbacher also reviewed Transnationalization of Public Spheres, by Hartmut Wessler et al., in The European Legacy 15:4 (July 2010), pp. 526-28; and Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis of Modern Meteorology, by Kristine Harper, in The European Legacy 15:5 (August 2010), pp. 688-90.
Larissa Rudova (German & Russian) published a review essay, “National Identity and Fashion in the Russian Empire,” on Christine Ruane’s book The Empire’s New Clothes: A History of the Russian Fashion Industry, 1700-1917, in Teoriia mody/Fashion Theory 16 (Summer 2010), pp. 239-45. She also published several translations in The Russia Reader: History, Culture, Politics, ed. Adele Barker and Bruce Grant (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010): “The Soviet Union: The Country that Reads the Most,” with Stephanie Wesley ’07, pp. 627-32; Viacheslav Kondrat’ev’s “The Paradox of Nostalgia for the Front,” with Ezekiel Pfeifer ’07, pp. 523-32; and Olga Verbitskaia’s “Tragic Numbers: The Lives Taken by the War (1995),” with Rebecca Holz ’07, pp. 520-22.
Rudova published an article, "Le marquis de Custine au musée de l'Ermitage: la vision très particulière de l'histoire d'Alexandre Sokourov" (The Marquis de Custine at the Hermitage: Alexander Sokurov's Vision of History), in L'Hôte étranger : stratégies de l'hospitalité (Foreign Guest: Strategies of Hospitality), eds. Anne-Marie Gresser and Boris Czerny (Caen: University of Caen Press, 2010), pp. 85-95. And during the Childhood & Globalization: An International Colloquium, held at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, 13-17 September, she gave a paper, “Beauty and Feminine Identity in Post-Soviet Girl Fiction,” and moderated a discussion, “Children’s World: Growing Up in Russia 1890-1991.”
Monique Saigal (Romance Languages & Literatures) gave a lecture-slide show, “Le bon marché du temps de Zola et aujourd’hui,” at the Alliance française in Pasadena on 27 September. The lecture was about the Parisian department store Le bon marché from the time of Emile Zola in the 19th century and now in 2010.
Cynthia Selassie (Chemistry and Dean of the College’s Office) and Rajeshwar P. Verma (Chemistry) contributed a chapter, “History of Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships,” to the 7th edition of Burger's Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery and Development, eds. Donald J. Abraham and David P. Rotella (New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2010). Selassie also gave a presentation on the “QSAR of Binding of Ligands to BSA: A Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Monitoring Approach” at the 18th Euro QSAR meeting, held in Rhodes, Greece, in October. The work was co-authored by Malkiat Johal (Chemistry), R. Rawle ’08, K. Myers ’09, and Rajeshwar Verma (Chemistry). She also co-chaired a session on molecular descriptors in QSAR.
James Taylor (Theatre & Dance) designed the lighting for a production of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit at A Noise Within Theatre in Glendale in October.
Nancy Treser-Osgood (Alumni Relations) was quoted in a 12 September story in the L.A. Times about alumni travel programs, commenting on the importance of faculty involvement in those trips.
Friederike von Schwerin-High (German and Russian) notes that 27 German and Russian students went on a trip to Halona on 22-23 October 22nd and 23rd von Schwerin-High and Adan Gallardo (FLRC). Initiated and organized by linguistics/cognitive science and German major Andrea Gottstein '11 and sponsored by the German and Russian Department, the trip was a great success thanks to all the people who participated in it and/or contributed to setting it up.
Jonathan Wright (Biology) is the author, with M. J. O’Donnell, of “In Vivo Ion Fluxes across the Eggs of Armadillidium vulgare (Oniscidea: Isopoda): The Role of the Dorsal Organ,” in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83:4, pp. 587-96. He is also the author, with others, of “Kinematic Evidence for Superfast Locomotory Muscle in Two Species of Teneriffiid Mites,” in Journal of Experimental Biology 213, pp. 2551-56. Wright also presented a seminar, "Active Water Vapor Absorption and Other Solutions to Scaling Problems in a Small Xeric Millipede,” at the University of California, Irvine, in October.