Our faculty members participate in conferences around the world, conduct groundbreaking research, and publish books and articles that expand their knowledge and expertise. Here are a few recent highlights.
Gilah Yelin Hirsch, professor of art, presented “A Hypothesis on the Origin of Alphabet as Represented in the Art of Gilah Yelin Hirsch” at the Third Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts of the Athens Institute for Education and Research, which took place June 4-7 in Athens, Greece.
“Prejudice Awareness Through Cultural Self-Knowledge Development: Going Beyond the Contact Reduces Prejudice Hypothesis,” an article by Fumiko Hosokawa, professor of sociology, has been published in the June 2012 issue of the Journal of Family Psychotherapy , the official journal of the International Family Therapy Association.
Three books by Gus Martin, associate vice president for faculty affairs and development and faculty in the Department of Public Administration, were listed in “Terrorism Bookshelf: Top 150 Books on Terrorism and Counterterrorism” in the recent issue of “Perspectives on Terrorism,” a journal of the Terrorism Research Initiative. The three books of Martin’s on the list are “The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism [Second Edition]” (Los Angeles: SAGE Reference, 2011), “Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies [Second Edition] (Los Angeles: SAGE, 2011), and “Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues [Fourth Edition]” (Los Angeles, SAGE, 2012).
Jung-Sun Park, professor of Asian-Pacific studies, was on the organizing committee for “Hope Out of Crisis: Lessons from Sa-I-Gu,” a conference in April that examined the social, political and cultural implications of the Los Angeles Riots on the Korean American community. The conference was organized to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the civil unrest. She also served, at the invitation of the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, on an interview committee to select candidates for Japanese Exchange and Teaching program.
Recent quotes in the media from faculty
“It’s wherever, whatever, whenever; that’s the whole point. The flipped classroom allows you to present content and the kids then consume it in their own location at their own pace.”
Larry Rosen, professor of psychology, quoted in “The Promise of the ‘flipped classroom’ eludes poorer school districts” (June 12, The Hechinger Report; The Huffington Post).
“They did some photo-op … and then that scandal came out, and then it just disappeared from human consciousness. ”
Larry Press, professor of information systems, quoted in “Cuba high-speed Internet dreams fade ” (June 3, Associated Press article, San Francisco Chronicle)
“It seems that Koreans do not mind having ― or even like to have ― foreign athletes in certain professional sports such as baseball, basketball, etc. as long as they play well. I think that the demands for good foreign players in professional/commercial sports will continue and foreign athletes can play an important role there.”
Jung-Sun Park, professor of Asian-Pacific studies, in “Should foreign athletes get special naturalization” (June 4, The Korean Herald)