Associate Professor Rich Lee (Psychology) has been elected as the next president of the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA). He will serve as president-elect from 2010-2011 and then his residential term will run from 2011-2013. AAPA was founded in 1972 and is the largest organization of faculty, students, researchers, and practitioners interested in Asian American psychology. The election represents the high regard in which Rich is held nationally, and is an important leadership position.
Professor Gabriel Weisberg (Art History) curated the exhibition "Illusions of reality: Naturalist painting, photography and cinema, 1875-1918" at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The exhibition opens on October 8 and gives an overview of Naturalist painting in relation to photography and film, with work by artists including Léon Lhermitte and Jules Bastien-Lepage (France), Albert Edelfelt (Finland), Károly Ferenczy (Hungary), Anders Zorn (Sweden), and Thomas Anschutz (United States). Read more
Professor Julie Schumacher (English) has been awarded a residency at the Bellagio Center in Italy for spring 2011. Schumacher plans to work on a collection of short stories, Passengers.
Professor Gary Jahn (Slavic Languages & Literatures) has been named Post-secondary Teacher of the Year by the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages.
Associate Professor Erika Lee (History) is on a national book tour for her new book, Angel Island - Immigrant Gateway to America. She's had lots of great news coverage and has been on several California radio shows. See links to some of the media.
Associate Professors Joanne Miller and Dara Strolovitch (Political Science), with co-authors Seth Masket (University of Denver) and Michael Heaney (University of Michigan), received the American Political Science Association's Political Organizations and Parties Section award for the best paper delivered at the 2009 Meetings of the APSA for the paper, "Networking the Parties: A Comparative Study of Democratic and Republican National Convention Delegates in 2008."