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
Gilah Yelin Hirsch, professor of art, was among the artists whose work was exhibited in Incognito 2015 in May at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
Hirsch is presenting a talk, “Reflections on Art as a Healing Process,” at the Advanced Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry conference on the Arts in Cultural Psychiatry: Identity, Creativity and Transformation June 1-3 at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and will be the keynote speaker at the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine 23rd Annual Conference June 23-27 in Kansas City, Kansas. She will give a talk titled, “The Science of Art as a Healing Force.”
Additionally, Hirsch‘s painting ”‹Dorland Pond #12 (1981, Andrew Bosch collection) is featured on the cover of Subtle Energies (Vol. 25, Issue 3), ISSEEM’s conference magazine of articles from 2014 presenters.
Nancy Erbe, professor of negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding who is currently serving as Fulbright Distinguished Chair -2015 at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janerio (PUC-Rio) on special invitation, lectured on international mediation to students of the International Relations and the Mediation Group at the Universidade Federal Rual do Rio de Janerio on May 27.
Erbe will be giving a keynote lecture title, “An Inspired Vision: Social Inequalities, Urban Studies and International Relations” on June 18. The lecture will be live streamed on the 18th at noon/12 p.m. PDT (4 p.m. Rio/Brazil time) at here.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Larry Rosen, professor of technology, provided his side to a debate on the social impacts of technology in a Washington Post article, “Is technology making people less sociable” (May 10, 2015). Rosen gives the case that technology does distract people from real-world relationships. Keith Hampton, a professor at Rutgers University provided the counter argument.
Hugo Asencio and Rui Sun, assistant professors of public administration, co-edited “Cases on Strategic Social Media Utilization in the Nonprofit Sector” (IGI Global, 2015), which brings together cases and chapters examining the practical and theoretical components of creating an online social community for nonprofit organizations.
IGI Global recently posted an interview with Asencio and Sun about the book and its topic in an online article, “Dr. Hugo Asencio and Dr. Rui Sun Speak on ‘Cases on Strategic Social Media Utilization in the Nonprofit Sector’”
Recent quotes and/or media interviews in the media from faculty
“I see no reason why some limited screen time with developmentally appropriate content would harm children. Having said that, I am concerned that screen time is being used in place of face-to-face time with parents and others as well as just time for free play. I watch parents in public areas hand their young children screens to keep them occupied.” – Larry Rosen, professor of psychology, quoted in “Babies younger than 2 are using smartphones and tablets” (MarketWatch, May 16, 2015).
Additionally a reporter with CNET.com contacted Rosen to get his thoughts on the reporter’s experience wearing Google Glass during South by Southwest two years too late, which was reported on in “I, Explorer: What it’s like to wear Google Glass in 2015” (CNET, May 26, 2015).