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
In September, Gilah Yelin Hirsch, professor of art, was the visiting artist at the New Delhi College of Art, and at the Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, in Chandigarh, India. As visiting artist, Hirsch worked with graduate and undergraduates students, and delivered various comprehensive presentations regarding her multidisciplinary work. Her film, Reading the Landscape, won the official selection Silver Award in the “Short Documentary” category at the 2019 International Independent Film Awards. In October, the film was presented in Kathmandu, Nepal, during the International Conference on Culture and Global Mental Health: Culture, Spirituality and Mental Health. Hirsch’s art work as well as a video presentation were featured in “Table of Content: Table of Contact” exhibit at the Jerusalem Biennale in Israel, which ran from Oct. 10 through the end of November .
Hirsch’s paintings are currently featured in the exhibition “Deeply Rooted” at Valley Beth Shalom, in Encino, CA, until Dec. 5. She will provide the keynote address during the Creativity 2019 conference, which takes place Dec. 8-13 in Rio de Janeiro at the Brazilian Academy of Philosophy.
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Cenap Ilter, professor of accounting, has published the paper “Inflation and Devaluation Effects on Financial Statements; the Case of Turkey in 2018” in the Journal of Central and Eastern European Economic and Management Issues. The paper analyses the consequences of high inflation and the devaluation rates on financial statements in Turkey, which has had negative consequences on economic growth and future prospects for the country.
Xuefei (Nancy) Deng, associate professor of information systems, and Yann Abdourazakou, associate professor of management and marketing, co-authored the research paper “Understanding the Value of Social Media in the NBA’s Digital Communication: A Fan(s)’ Perspective.” The paper was presented at the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in Maui, Hawaii. The research focuses on sports fans’ social media use during a game, and seeks to understand their popular social media uses, gratifications, and the effect of individual characteristics.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
High concentrations of trimethylamines in slime glands inhibit skein unraveling in Pacific Hagfish.” Hagfish defend themselves from fish predators by producing large volumes of gill-clogging slime when they are attacked. Previous work revealed that hagfish slime glands have high concentrations of methylamines; however, the function of these compounds in the slime glands is unknown. McCord and her co-authors hypothesize that methylamines have stabilizing effects on the skeins that prevent premature unraveling in the slime glands.assistant professor of biology, has co-authored the research article “
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“With young children, a lot of times they learn gratitude as a sort of politeness behavior ”• mindlessly saying ‘thank you’ as part of a script,” – Giacomo Bono, assistant professor of psychology, was interview for the HUFFPOST article “How to Raise Grateful Kids” regarding the importance of talking about what gratitude means with children. When talking with children, Bono advises adults to go into detail about the individuals and things people appreciate, their value to them, and children’s responsibility to acknowledge that to them.
“Subconsciously, hormones are activated because the other person has triggered some kind of similarity or resemblance.” – Beverly Palmer, former CSUDH psychology professor, was the featured expert for the mindbodygreen.com article “The Science Behind Why we Find Certain People Attractive.” She was describing how people tend to be drawn to others who are similar to them, and to those who remind them of loved ones, such as parents, former significant others, or friends.