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
Marisela Chavez, associate professor of Chicana/o Studies, appears in the documentary “East LA Interchange.” A screening of the film took place on Oct. 26 at CSUDH. It recently won “Best Feature Film” at the New Urbanism Film Festival, and “Audience Award Best Documentary” at the Highland Park Independent Film Festival and at the Downtown Film Festival in Los Angeles.
T.J. Robinson, lecturer in the Department of Africana Studies, was honored Oct. 17 with the “2015 Negro Spirituals Heritage Keeper’s Award” by the Friends of Negro Spirituals during its 12th Annual Negro Spirituals Heritage Day celebration.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Hamoud Salhi, associate dean of the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, was invited by the Algerian government to sit on a panel during Parliament and give a talk about Algeria’s role in peace making and peace building. The event took place Sept. 29, the 10th anniversary of the Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation.
Terry McGlynn, professor of biology, had his article “Distinct types of foragers in the ant Ectatomma ruidum: typical foragers and furtive thieves” published in the journal of Animal Behaviour (Volume 109, November 2015, Pages 243–247).
H. Leonardo Martinez, professor of chemistry, co-authored the study “Lateral Diffusion, Function, and Expression of the Slow Channel Congenital Myasthenia Syndrome αC418W Nicotinic Receptor Mutation with Changes in Lipid Raft Componentsthat,” which was published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (Volume 290, Oct. 30, 2015, pages 26790-26800).
Recent quotes and/or media interviews in the media from faculty
“Cuba should skip technology generations.” But to do so needs money, he [Larry Press] said, and Cuba needs to overcome its fear of losing control. — Larry Press, professor of computer information systems, who was quoted on Oct. 6 in the Miami Herald article “Cuba: A Nation gets connected.”
“I don’t think it’s a problem with a lack of empathy, but a different style. We have to think of empathy as a continuum. The experience that we hear from kids and young adults is they do feel like they’re being empathetic.” – Larry Rosen, professor of psychology, quoted on Oct. 9 in The New York Times article “Found of Facebook: Empathy.”