Professional Activities - Winter 2015

Portrait of doctor walter allen bennett junior

Walter Allen Bennett Jr. (Pan African Studies) was a guest speaker for a panel discussion on “Writing Race for Television and the Stage,” as part of the Pasadena Playhouse Talkback Tuesday series, Feb. 24, 2015.

Professor Mika Cho

Mika Cho (Art) presented her artwork at “Visual Exchange,” an exhibit at the Korean Cultural Center Art Gallery in Los Angeles, Apr. 2014.

Professor Denise Herz

Denise Herz (Criminal Justice and Criminalistics) was instrumental in launching a Probation Service Learning Pilot Program in partnership with the L.A. County Probation Department and the University’s Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good in fall 2014. The pilot program, coordinated by Herz and Michael Willard (Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good), aims to directly influence the next generation of probation officers and lay the foundation to build a “degree to probation career pipeline” for criminal justice students at Cal State L.A.

Factory to factory Art Exhibit

Carole Frances Lung (Art) presents “Factory to Factory,” an exhibit at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI, as part of its Toward Textiles Series, Jan. 31-Oct. 11, 2015.

Professor Rene Vellanoweth

Rene Vellanoweth (Anthropology) presented a talk, “Archaeology, History and the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island,” as part of the Cooper Center Lecture Series at the Fullerton Arboretum, Dec. 10, 2014. He was part of a team of archaeologists who discovered a cave on San Nicolas Island, off the coast of Southern California.


Professor James Brady looking at find

James Brady (Anthropology) presented a paper, “The Translation of a Maya Cosmogram onto an Uncooperative Terrestrial Landscape,” at the 19th European Maya Conference in Bratislava, Slovakia, Nov. 22, 2014.

Dionne Espinoza (Chicano/Liberal Studies) and her students discussed "The 4th Wave of Feminism: Where Do We Go From Here?" at the California Federation of Business and Professional Women's Public Policy Conference in Ontario, CA, on Feb. 21, 2015. 

Professor Steve LaDochy

Steve LaDochy (Geosciences & Environment), along with two graduate students T. Torres and F. Hsu, presented a poster and oral paper, entitled “Urban heat island studies: A look at Los Angeles' changing climate,” at the 2014 Society of Hispanic Engineers Conference in Detroit, MI, Nov. 5-8, 2014. The poster was selected as a finalist.

American Journal of Health Behavior

William M. London (Public Health) has joined the editorial board of the American Journal of Health Behavior, effective Jan. 2015.

Professor Ramey

Lauri Ramey (English) has been named institute faculty for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar. The seminar, entitled “Black Poetry After the Black Arts Movement,” takes place at the University of Kansas, July-Aug. 2015. Ramey also gave a talk on her book, The Heritage Series of Black Poetry, 1962-1975 (Ashgate, 2013), at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture at the University of Louisville, Feb. 27, 2015.