Our faculty members participate in conferences around the world, conduct groundbreaking research, and publish books and journal papers that contribute to their field and highlight their expertise. We feature those accomplishments and more in this section.
College of Arts and Humanities
Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies Teodross Avery has released “After the Rain : A Night for Coltrane,” a jazz album celebrating the music of John Coltrane. Avery has performed and collaborated with such internationally celebrated performers as Aretha Franklin, Betty Carter, Lauryn Hill, and Amy Winehouse.
Assistant Professor of Art Devon Tsuno will serve as juror for the College of the Canyons Art Gallery’s 23rd Annual Student Art Exhibition, an eclectic collection of art work created by the college’s student artists. The exhibit runs from May 6 through May 30.
Gilah Yelin Hirsch, professor of art, will be representing the United States in France during the Symposium International de Peinture in Tourves and Correns, which takes place June 20-23. On July 14, she will be presenting and discussing her film “Reading the Landscape” at the Salon of the Spiritually Creative Life in Pasadena. The theme of the event in “Understanding.”
College of Natural and Behavioral Services
On April 22, Terry McGlynn, professor of biology, provided the entomology seminar “Lessons in thermal ecology from rainforest ants abstract” at UC Riverside. He presented a series of experiments with ants as a model system, describing how fine-scale thermal gradients impact how species move across the landscape at very fine spatial scales. The work McGlynn presented is the result of laboratory manipulations on colonies of one species to understand the social organization of thermal tolerance, and it points toward new directions in thermal ecology that can better inform our understanding of, and response to, global climate change.
College of Health and Human Services
Payman Nasr, assistant professor of clinical laboratory sciences, will receive two awards from American Society of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (ASCLS) on June 25 during the 87th ASCLS Annual Awards ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina. Nasr was selected to receive this year’s ASCLS Scientific Research Award for his research that resulted in the article “Genotypic and Phenotypic Variations in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from outpatients, inpatients and nursing homes.” He will also be honored with the ASCLS Theriot Award for his “Teaching Hematology in the 21st century: how to use technology to improve student learning experience in the hematology laboratory” project.
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“I think this approach would be a good first step to reduce the negative impact state lotteries have on individuals who are least capable financially to gamble while as allowing all individuals (who are eligible) to engage in this recreational activity.” —Kevin Montes, assistant professor of psychology, was interviewed for the Casino.org article “Study Reveals Nevada Most Gambling Addicted State in America.” In the article, he recommends that states should examine automating lotteries and limit them to selling only online to restrict the amount of money people can bet.
Hamoud Salhi, professor of political science, was featured April 2 in the CGTN-TV news story “Algeria’s Bouteflika resigns amid protests, pressure from army.”