Faculty Notes for April 2016: Publications, Quotes and More

Richard Kos, back left, poses for a photo with students who worked on the Greater Washington report.

Richard Kos, back left, poses for a photo with students who worked on the Greater Washington report.

Professor Emeritus Donald Anthrop, Department of Environmental Studies, published an op-ed in the East Bay Times on California’s need for additional water storage and the proposed enlargement of Los Vaqueros Reservoir.

Department of English and Comparative Literature Lecturer Sally Ashton and Professor Emeritus Nils Peterson, both former Santa Clara County Poet Laureates, were among the poets featured in the Legacy of Poetry Day, held on campus May 5. In celebration of the tenth year of this annual event, Director of Creative Writing Alan Soldofsky spoke with SFGate, crediting College of Business Professor Annette Nellen with the idea to “celebrate and remind people how far back poetry on our campus goes,” he said. (In 1899, alumnus Edwin Markham published his world-famous poem: “The Man with the Hoe.”) Current U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera gave the keynote reading at this year’s event.

Coinciding with rallies in Sacramento and Stockton this month in support of Bernie Sanders, KCRA Sacramento interviewed Professor Emeritus Larry Gerston, Department of Political Science, about Sanders’ effect on the presidential election. “Sanders wants to make sure that his values and the values of his followers are heard all the way up to and through the convention,” Gerston said. “The more Sanders campaigns prior to (Clinton) winning the nomination, the more he inserts himself into the discussion and perhaps the future of the Democratic Party.”

Richard Kos, a lecturer and practioner-in-residence in the College of Social Sciences’ Urban and Regional Planning department, and CommUniverCity have been recognized with the American Planning Association’s California Northern Chapter Academic Award. They will receive the award in June for the “Greater Washington: Voices of the Community Report,” a planning document that was produced in both English and Spanish for the downtown San Jose neighborhood. Kos also received the CommUniverCitan award at CommUniverCity’s 11th anniversary celebration in April for his work on the report, the East Santa Clara Street Urban Village plan and his dedication to teaching his students.

Virginia Lehmkuhl-Dakhwe, director of the Jay Pinson STEM Education Program, was quoted in an opinion piece published at InsideSources, citing the need to train more students in cybersecurity education. “The number of jobs in information security is going to grow tenfold in the next 10 years,” said Lehmkuhl-Dakhwe. “We have to do much more if we want to meet that demand at the university level as well as K-12.”

College of Education Associate Professor Roxana Marachi was interviewed about the success rates and outcomes associated with online and blended learning educational programs by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on innovation in education. Read more at: http://hechingerreport.org/hit-pause-button-online-blended-learning.

School of Music and Dance Keyboard Studies Coordinator Gwendolyn Mok, a member of the chamber music group The Eos Ensemble, performed with the group at the Bankhead Theatre in Livermore, the concluding concert in the 2015-2016 Dell Velle Fine Arts chamber music series. Mok performed selections from French composer Maurice Ravel’s “Miroirs,” a suite for solo piano. Earlier in her career, Mok studied with Vlado Perlemuter, a pianist who studied with Ravel himself.

This summer marks the beginning of a new role at our school for Dr. Virginia Tucker who has been a lecturer since 2005 and completed her doctorate through the College of Applied Sciences and Arts’ School of Information San Jose Gateway PhD program in 2013. Tucker accepted a new position as assistant professor with a specialization in information systems and knowledge structures. “I am thrilled to join the iSchool faculty in this new role and contribute to both research and instruction in information retrieval systems design,” she said.  Read more in the iSchool April newsletter.

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