Faculty Accomplishments

Yuval Avnur – Philosophy

Professor Avnur had the following papers accepted for publication: “Justification as a Loaded Notion” in Synthese; “Unicorn Agnosticism” in Inquiry; “What is Wrong with Agnostic Belief?” will be included in a collection on Agnosticism published by Oxford University Press, entitled: Agnosticism: Explorations in Philosophy and Religious Thought (forthcoming); “The Nature and Limits of Skeptical Criticism” […]

Added: October 25, 2019

Gayle Blankenburg – Music

Professor Blankenburg completed a 3-week residency at Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand. She performed works written in the 20th and 21st centuries, several of which were written specifically for her, and presented seminars for university students. Her performances included a chamber music concert for the Christchurch Community Concerts Association, and a solo piano recital.

Added: October 25, 2019

Thierry Boucquey – French

Professor Boucquey received a Scholar-in-Residence Grant from Hunan Women’s University in Changsha, China, for teaching an intensive version of his Core 3 “Foreign Language and Culture Teaching Clinic” course to eighty-two Chinese English Teaching majors, May through June 2019.

Added: October 25, 2019

Suchi Branfman – Dance

Professor Branfman curated and performed the following works: “Shakti Rising,” a series of choreographed workshops and storytelling sessions with formerly incarcerated women negotiating reentry, Sacramento, CA, May 2019; “Embodied Landscapes,” a full-length evening of two readapted works, “Janie” and “Angee’s Journey” centered on human landscapes that surround the prison industrial complex, at Berkeley Art Museum […]

Added: October 25, 2019

Myriam J. A. Chancy – Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities

Professor Chancy was the featured writer, with Monica Del Valle (Translator), Literary Salon, for the presentation of the Spanish Edition of Loneliness of Angels, at the 44th Annual Conference, Caribbean Studies Association, Santa Marta, Colombia, June 2019. She presented the following invited talks and addresses: Chair, organizer and panelist, for the presentation “’Disaster Relief’: Emancipatory […]

Added: October 25, 2019

Pete Chandrangsu – Biology

Professor Chandrangsu published the following: Do H, Makthal N, Chandrangsu P, Olsen RJ, Helmann J, Musser JM, Kumaraswami M. “Metal sensing and regulation of adaptive responses to manganese limitation by MtsR is critical for group A streptococcus virulence.” Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Aug 22; 47(14):7476-7493; *Chandrangsu P, Huang X, Gaballa A, Helmann JD. “Bacillus subtilis […]

Added: October 25, 2019

Melissa Coleman – Biology

Professor Coleman gave the Masakazu Konishi Endowed Lectureship entitled “Behavioral and Neural Mechanisms of Duet Singing in a Neotropical Wren,” in the Neural Systems and Behavior Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. She directed the “Grass Foundation Laboratory” summer research program at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. Scripps […]

Added: October 25, 2019

David Cubek – Music

Professor Cubek gave the following performances: Conducted the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestras Philharmonic at the Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena, CA; Led the Simón Bolívar Symphony and dictated advanced score analysis workshops for young conductors in Caracas, Venezuela; Performed two concerts with the Eastern Sierra Symphony, Mammoth Lake, CA.

Added: October 25, 2019

Meiver De la Cruz – Dance

Professor De la Cruz was a keynote speaker at the closing plenary, “The State of the Field,” at the Dance Studies Association Annual Conference, at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. The plenary inaugurated a five-year project where the DSA will be looking at Dance Studies as an international field, addressing challenges in connecting dance research, […]

Added: October 25, 2019

Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert – Biology

Professor Edwalds-Gilbert presented the following: An invited talk “Regulation of gene expression by mRNA translation in response to stress” at the Symbioza Research Conference in Warsaw, Poland, and at the Cell Biology Conference at Jagellonian University in Krakow, Poland, May 2019; Delivered a keynote address “Building bridges between basic science and clinical medicine: a liberal […]

Added: October 25, 2019

Marino Forlino – Italian

Professor Forlino authored “Estratti di vita lucana,” a collection of poetry and prose published in Basilicata-Terra Terra, a photography book by Vincenzo Frangione. ISBN 979-12-200-5123-1. July 2019. His short story “Respirando” received third prize in a literary contest sponsored by Istituto Camillo d’Errico and Pinacoteca Camillo d’Errico, Palazzo San Gervasio (PZ), Italy, June 2019.

Added: October 25, 2019

Cindy Forster – History

Professor Forster was invited to organize speakers for a conference co-hosted by the Vice-Ministry of Decolonization and the Law School of the National University in Bolivia.  She participated at the request of Pamela Ajnota, the head of the Section of the Vice-Ministry that addresses De-patriarcalization.

Added: October 25, 2019

Ken Gonzales-Day – Art

Professor Gonzales-Day work was featured in the following exhibits: “Black, Brown and Beige” at Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA, Aug. 17 through Sept. 27, 2019; https://kengonzalesday.com/black-brown-and-beige/ “Frieze New York” at Randall’s Island Park, New York, May 2019;  https://kengonzalesday.com/frieze-new-york/ “Seeing Now at 21C” at 21c Museum Hotels, Oklahoma City, OK, April through Dec. 2019; https://kengonzalesday.com/seeing-now-at-21c/ […]

Added: October 25, 2019

Anne Harley – Music

Professor Harley completed a one-month residency at the Shanghai Theatre Academy in China as a guest teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework which is a type of voicework for actor training programs. She was invited to perform at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Toronto Summer Music Festival in Kollwitz Konnex, a 50-minute vocal work that she […]

Added: October 25, 2019

Amy Hough-Dugdale – Italian

Professor Hough-Dugdale’s published paper “Periphaural Vision: Sound and the Rhizomatic Reconfiguration of Image in Fellini’s La voce della luna” won the California Interdisciplinary Consortium of Italian Studies (CICIS) Prize.

Added: October 25, 2019

Hao Huang – Music

Professor Huang received an invitation to participate in The Migration Conference 2019 in Bari, Italy, from the Director of Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies, London, UK. He performed the following: Duo and trio performances at LANSUM International Music Festival, Los Angeles, CA, July 2019; Solo piano recital of American music by women and minority composers, […]

Added: October 25, 2019

Kasper Kovitz – Art

Professor Kovitz’s work was featured in the solo exhibition “Where is everyone? Labo(u)r – Leisure – Freedom,” at xero, kline & coma, London, U.K., May – June 2019.

Added: October 25, 2019

Nancy Macko – Art

Professor Macko’s exhibition “The Fragile Bee” was featured in a new exhibit at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT, June through September 2019.

Added: October 25, 2019

Mary MacNaughton – Art History

Professor MacNaughton oversaw the ongoing conservation treatment of two major campus art projects: 1) the cleaning of the Shakespeare Relief sculptures and 2) the architectural frame for the Ramos Martinez 100-ft. fresco mural, “The Flower Vendors.”

Added: October 25, 2019

Sumita Pahwa – Politics

Professor Pahwa contributed an essay on teaching Middle East survey courses after the Arab uprisings (invited contribution) for the Middle East Studies pedagogy initiative at Jadaliyya, with the roundtable published on the Jadaliyya website, June 2019. She was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article on the death of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi and its […]

Added: October 25, 2019