Professional Activities - Spring 2017

James Brady
James Brady (Anthropology) was featured as an archeology expert in a three-part series on “El Gran Acuífero Maya,” produced by Azteca Noticias, Feb. 21, 23 and 24, 2017.
Choi Chatterjee
Choi Chatterjee (History) was a plenary speaker at the 48th Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, Eurasian Studies, held in Washington DC, Nov. 17-20, 2016. She gave an invited talk, “Imperial Incarcerations. Prisoners in the Russian and British Empires,” at University of Kentucky, Lexington, Sept. 22, 2016.
Curt Castagna (Technology) moderated a panel discussion on “Telling Your Airport’s Story: Innovative Ideas for Improving Airport–Community Relations” and participated in a panel discussion of “Minimum Standards for a Changing Business Environment” during the 89th Annual American Association of Airport Executives, Inc. Conference & Exposition in Long Beach, CA, May 7-10, 2017. 
Domnita Dumistrescu
Domnita Dumitrescu (Emerita, Modern Languages and Literatures) organized and chaired the 7th International Colloquium of the EDICE Program, co-sponsored by Cal State LA, USC, the University of Stockholm, The Cervantes Institute, and the North American Academy of the Spanish Language, on the Cal State LA campus, March 28-April 1, 2016. She gave several presentations: “Bibliografía lingüística del español en los Estados Unidos”at the Cervantes Institute in New York, May 9, 2016, “Repertorio bibliográfico de  las publicaciones lingüísticas sobre el español de los  EE UU,” with F. Moreno, at the 36th ALDEEU (Spanish Professionals in America) Congress, New York City, June  3, 2016; “La fusión de lenguas en la obra de Junot Díaz” at the 2016 Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Miami, July 10, 2016; “More on  Spanish Pragmatics,” response to the acceptance speech of Frank Nuessel (University of Lousville) on the occasion of his election into the North American Academy of the Spanish Language, New York, Sept. 27, 2016; “Current Studies on Pragmatics of U.S. Spanish: An Overview,” at the Observatory of the Spanish language and the Hispanic Cultures in the U.S., Cervantes Institute at Harvard University, Oct. 27, 2016;  “Spanglish, Bilingualism and “Estadounidismos”: Disentangling the Concepts,” at St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA, Nov. 8, 2016; and “El estudio de la pragmática del español estadounidense: principales líneas de investigación,” fall meeting of the Southern California Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese,  Loyola Marymount University, Nov. 12, 2016.
Ramani Durvasula
Ramani Durvasula (Psychology) served as chair of the Committee on Socioeconomic Status, for a congressional briefing held in conjunction with Congresswoman Barbara Lee, for the American Psychological Association on Dec. 2, 2016. This briefing included a discussion of the psychological effects of scarcity and an examination of how to alleviate its impact using behavioral science to inform federal programs and legislation.

Professor Frank Gomez

Frank Gomez (Chemistry) delivered presentations on “Thread- and Paper-Based Devices for Use in Enzyme Assays for Point-of-Care (POC) Diagnostic Devices” and “Integrating Paper Microfluidics Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum: CUREs at Cal State LA” during the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April, 2017.
John M. Kennedy
John M. Kennedy (Music) was part of a panel presentation for the National Association of Schools of Music meeting in Dallas, TX, Nov. 2016. The panel addressed student affairs issues for music administrators, including issues addressing foreign and undocumented student issues.
Paul Narguzian
Paul Narguzian (Biological Sciences) was one of more than 800 Earth science and energy experts in 46 states who published an open letter in Scientific American to then President-elect Trump, urging him to take six key steps to address climate change to help protect “America’s economy, national security, and public health and safety,” Dec. 6, 2016.
Lauri Ramey
Lauri Ramey (English) was featured for her literary expertise in a documentary on the African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar that was shown on PBS stations in February (Black History Month) and April (Poetry Month), 2017.
Walter Zelman
Walter Zelman (Public Health) organized about 180 students and 15-20 faculty members from 14 different CSU campuses to attend the CSU Health Policy Conference in Sacramento, CA, April, 2017.