College of Arts and Humanities
Teodross Avery, assistant professor of jazz studies and contemporary music, released a live album, Live in NYC, featuring new original compositions.
Nancy Erbe, professor of Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, authored the book Living Inspiration: A Text/Workbook for Applied Ethics, Public Speaking, Human Relations and Creative Good.
Gilah Yelin Hirsch, professor of art, had two articles published by the International Journal of Healing and Caring: “Green Tara and the Dalai Lama’s Biographer” (Sept. 2020) and “Brush or Pen: 1000 Strokes or a Thousand Words?” (Jan. 2021).
Hirsch was also featured in online exhibitions, including From A Narrow Place: Images of Resilience, hosted by Jewish Artists Initiative of Southern California, Hope/Esperanza in memoriam of artists who have died during COVID-19, and The Power of Responsibility/The Responsibility of Power, hosted by the American Guild of Judaic Art.
Vivian Price, professor of interdisciplinary studies and labor studies, is a member of Building It Green, a research project of Canada’s Building Trades Unions aimed at improving skilled trades workers’ understanding of how their work impacts climate change.
Price is part of the Climate and Industry Research Team, which also includes members from Canada and the United Kingdom.
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Zheng Yang, assistant professor of public administration, co-authored “Exploring network mechanisms to organizations’ influence reputation: a case of collaborative disaster response,” published in Taylor & Francis Online.
College of Health, Human Sciences, and Nursing
Amer El-Ahraf, emeritus professor of health sciences, has been appointed as editor of the California Journal of Environmental Health. El-Ahraf is a former President of the U.S. National Environmental Health Association and a recipient of its highest honors: the Mangold and Snyder Awards.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Tianjun Lu, assistant professor of earth science and geography, gave a seminar on July 22, 2021 entitled “Leveraging Data Science for Transportation and Environmental Challenges” for the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science.
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“It is important for a child to believe that you value them no matter what. No matter what happens now, if you fail, that doesn’t determine how I value you, and I believe you have something important to contribute.” – Giacomo Bono, associate professor of psychology, was interviewed by The Washington Post for the article “How to Build a Child’s Self Esteem. Hint: It Doesn’t Involve Praise.”
“It’s high time that some modern technology was used to look at these really amazing spiral intestines of sharks. We developed a new method to digitally scan these tissues and now can look at the soft tissues in such great detail without having to slice into them” – Samantha Leigh, assistant professor of biology, was quoted in Wired‘s article “3D Imaging Shows How Shark Guts Work Like a Tesla Valve.” Leigh was also quoted in the The New York Times and Smithsonian magazine.
“The Pandemic has impacted Black Businesses disproportionately to other businesses simply because Black businesses have less surplus capital and many operate on daily cashflow that was disrupted with the mandated shutdown and imposed operating restrictions,” – Anthony Samad, executive director of the Dymally Institute, was interviewed for the News4online article “Black Businesses Surviving in the Middle of a Pandemic.”
Patrick Still, assistant professor of chemistry, was featured on the podcast SciPod for his research in identifying and biologically screening anti-cancer compounds derived specifically from plant materials. The podcast was a summary of a Scientia article showcasing Still’s research.