CSUF News Service
Faculty, Staff Work Showcased in Film, Publications and Presentations
April 6, 2015
A roundup of faculty and staff members' work and research showcased in numerous presentations and publications, including two upcoming discussions and a film being screened.
"A Lesson of Love," a feature film written and directed by Micheal McAlexander, associate professor of communications at Cal State Fullerton, was selected for screening at the April 10-19 WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival. McAlexander created the 2014 film, about a Los Angeles teacher who moves to Appalachia where he falls in love with a religious local woman, while he taught at Frostburg State University.
Robert Michaels, professor of economics, is presenting "A Random Walk Through the Energy Sector" at the April 6-7 New Risk in Energy II: Defining and Managing Energy Trading Risk and Policy program in Houston, Texas. The second annual conference is hosted by Energy Metro Desk, a bi-weekly magazine on trends in energy trading and risk management and policy.
Nancy Jimeno, lecturer in political science, will join Juliann Emmons Allison, associate director of UC Riverside's Center for Sustainable Suburban Development, in presenting "Walk Riverside: Community-Based Planning for Sustainable Lifestyles," a California Department of Transportation-funded UCR study to promote walkable neighborhoods. The free, public presentation will be given Thursday, April 9, at the UC Campus.
Gustavo Arellano, lecturer in communications and editor of OC Weekly, was honored March 31 with a Society of Professional Journalists' Distinguished Journalist Award, awarded to honor journalists who "demonstrate good news judgment, a strong sense of ethics and a passion for getting the story right."
Adam B. Golub, associate professor of American studies, presented the paper, "From Sleepy Hollow to the Shopping Mall: Space, Place and Monster Pedagogy" at the March 22-24 Monstrous Geographies conference in Lisbon, Portugal.
Inez Gonzalez, director of the Latino Communications Initiative in the College of Communications, and Dean Kazoleas, professor of communications and director of the Maxwell Center for International Communications and Media, served on a March 19 panel responding to the findings of the 2015 State of Hispanic Journalists Report, which surveyed 260 Latino journalists who work in print, TV, radio, online media and blogging in the United States and Puerto Rico. The report was presented during the the sixth annual Hispanicize conference in Miami.
Rosario Ordoñez-Jasis, professor of reading, gave a keynote address March 14 at the sixth annual Don & Sarrah Kidd Literacy Conference at New Mexico State University. She presented "A Symphony of Words: Constructing Literacy Learning Through Family Knowledge," focusing on her research project with Los Angeles teachers to uncover the depth and diversity of community and home-based language and literacy resources.
Elahe Amani, director of technology services in Student Affairs, served on a Women and STEM Panel at the 2015 Fullerton STEM Summit Feb. 24. The Fullerton Council PTA program is sponsored by Fullerton College, Fullerton Union High School District, Fullerton School District and Raytheon.
Christina A. Goode, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and director of the Health Professions Program, served as a judge for undergraduate and graduate research projects presented at the Feb. 19-21 Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM in Washington, D.C. More than 1,000 people from 240 colleges and universities attended the three-day annual conference, hosted by AAAS and the National Science Foundation.
Yuying Tsong, assistant professor of human services, gave a recent workshop on Asian/Asian American women diet and body image, "You Sure Got Fat – Asian/Asian American Women Disordered Eating and Body Image Concerns" at Asian University in Taiwan.
Faculty members who recently saw their research in print included:
Robert Michaels, professor of economics, was co-author of the opinion item "Dishwasher Regulations Will Soak Consumers" published March 23 in U.S. News & World Report.
Patricia A. Pérez, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, co-edited "Higher Education Access and Choice for Latino Students: Critical Findings and Theoretical Perspectives" with Miguel Ceja of CSU Northridge. The book discusses how the schooling experience of Latino students shapes their aspirations and access to higher education.
Archana J. McEligot, professor of health science, co-authored "The Association Between Circulating Total Folate and Folate Vitamers With Overall Survival After Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Diagnosis," published online this month prior to publication in Nutrition and Cancer.
Adam B. Golub, associate professor of American studies, saw his article, "A Transnational Tale of Teenage Terror: 'The Blackboard Jungle' in Global Perspective" was published in Vol. 6, Issue 1 of the Journal of Transnational American Studies.