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 Business Administration and Public Policy
Richard Malamud, accounting and finance professor, was published in the January 2016 issue of the business journal Spidell’s Federal Taxation. His article, “Inheriting or Purchasing S Corporation Stock” discusses and provides a potential solution to the tax problem associated with inheriting or purchasing S Corporation stock. He also had the article, “Information Reporting and Basis Consistency Required for Certain Estates” published in the November 2015 issue of Spidell’s Federal Taxletter.
Xuefei (Nancy) Deng, associate professor of Information Systems, had her research article, entitled “The Duality of Empowerment and Marginalization in Microtask Crowdsourcing: Giving Voice to the Less Powerful through Value Sensitive Design,” accepted for publication in MIS Quarterly, a top journal in the information systems field. Co-authored with K.D. Joshi from Washington State University and Robert D. Galliers from Bentley University, this research reveals two contrasting perceptions–empowerment and marginalization–co-exist in the microtask crowdsourcing platform of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MTurk), offers recommendations regarding the ethical use of crowd workers, and calls for improving MTurk platform design for greater worker empowerment. The preprint of this article has been available online as of January 5, 2016.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Terry McGlynn, professor of biology, and his students authored the article “Mechanisms of carbohydrate-fuelled ecological dominance in a tropical rainforest canopy-foraging ant,” which was published in the journal Ecological Entomology in January 2016.
Ximena Cid, assistant professor of physics, presented “Personal Reflections of a Chicana Physicist” during the Celebrating Latina/Hispanic Women Physicists Session at the American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting in New Orleans.
College of Arts and Humanities
Salim Faraji, associate professor of Africana Studies, will be on professional leave during the spring 2016 semester serving as executive director of a new Master of Arts in international studies: Africa program at Concordia University Irvine in Ghana. It will be the only graduate program in international studies in Ghana that combines study abroad and service learning internships.
Greg Mocilnikar, adjunct faculty member in the Art and Design Department, has his solo exhibition “Redaction” on display in the Walter Maciel Gallery through Feb. 27.
Assistant professor of art Devon Tsuno’s new large scale paintings that are featured in “Second Wave: Aesthetics of the 80s in Today’s Contemporary Art” at UCR ARTSblock through March 19 were also showcased in a write-up about the exhibit in KCET’s ARTBOUND.
Anthony H. Normore, professor and chair of graduate education, published and co-edited the book “Legal Frontiers in Education: Complex Law Issues for Leaders, Policymakers and Policy Implementers” in the book series Advances in Educational Administration (Vol. 24) in November 2015.
Caron Mellblom-Nishioka, professor of special education, published the chapter “Academic Language Development: Barriers to Success for Multilingual Language Learners” in the book series Advances in Educational Administration (Vol. 24) in November 2015.
David Dixon, chair of the Political Science Department, is managing editor of “Zarytheus: a public access journal of student research at the intersection of politics and religion.” He published the article “Prophet and Proletariat: The Socialist Model in Majority Islamic Nations” in the journal (Vol.2, Number 1, Jan. 2016).
Clarence (Gus) Martin, professor of criminal justice administration, has published the fourth edition of his book “Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies.”
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“My rule of thumb with young children is you never let a child use a piece of technology for more than about a half-hour at a time, and that you then use 3-5 times that amount of time to let them engage in creative play–the kind of play that stimulates other parts of the brain that [are] important for their development.” –Larry Rosen, professor of psychology, who was quoted by Voice of America in the article “Are Connected Toys Harmful to Your Kids?”
“Twitter’s buttons have always been a bit ambiguous at best. ‘Favorite’ made no sense to me ever, and if you have to sit there and go ‘What does favorite mean?’ that makes you less likely to use it.” –Larry Rosen, professor of psychology, who was quoted in Fortune magazine in the article “Why Social Media Deliberately Manipulate Your Emotions.”
“When I see a student doing many drafts of a piece of writing that means they thought about their essay that many times. That’s really cool.” –Dean Ramser, a lecturer in first-year composition, was quoted in Slate in the article “Can a curious computer improve student writing?”
“When you determine what kind of artist you are you have to ask, ‘Do I execute ideas or do I work them out in the studio?’ Studio artists don’t have the clearest concept and it develops as they create the work.” –Greg Mocilnikar, and adjunct faculty member in the Art and Design Department, waas interviewed for the blog “looklooktalktalk.”