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Esther Chang - Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Esther Chang has authored an original research article in the Journal of Research on Adolescence, the official journal for the Society of Research on Adolescence, entitled, "Negotiating Family Obligations and Educational Goals Among College-Enrolled Youth on Jeju Island, Korea." This research was supported in full by professional funds provided by the Dean of Faculty. Librarian Mihyun Ahn is also acknowledged in the article for her help and advice throughout the development of the manuscript, including translation and research services that were invaluable and greatly appreciated. The article can be found at the following link:
Ian Read

Ian Read - Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies

The first part of Dr. Ian Read’s research project was published in February in Brazil’s leading history of medicine journal, História, Ciências Saúde – Manguinhos. The article “A Triumphant Decline? Tetanus Among Slaves and Freeborn in Brazil” discusses the history of tetanus, one of Brazil’s deadliest scourges and one made especially tragic because of its fatality among enslaved and free newborn. Dr. Read is grateful to several of his SUA colleagues who offered suggestions after proofreading drafts and to his former students in the “Plagues and Peoples” class of 2011, whose discussions helped conceptualize the project.

Ryan Ashley Caldwell

Ryan Ashley Caldwell - Assistant Professor of Sociology

Dr. Ryan Ashley Caldwell will aid the archive at Indiana University/Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana at The Institute for American Thought with the coordination and inclusion of the private papers of one of her mentors, Joseph Morton Ransdell. This academic archival project is associated with the larger Pierce Project and can be found online here:

Aneil Rallin  Aneil Rallin - Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

At the 2013 Conference of College Composition and Communication annual convention in Las Vegas in March, Dr. Aneil Rallin gave a multimedia presentation titled “Love Letters to Adrienne” on a panel “Remembering Adrienne Rich,” and served as Chair and Respondent on a panel on “Objectivity?”

Allison Johnson - Adjunct Instructor - Music History

"Decay/Decode," Dr. Allison Johnson's composition for percussion, premiered at ArtNight Pasadena in March. Funded by the City of Pasadena, it included student performers Martin Saito, Justin Sandoval, and Danny Smyth, and was chosen as one of LA Weekly's "Five Artsy Things to Do in LA This Week"(3/6/13). Her flute piece, "Arjuna wages the mimic war," was commissioned by The Arts Center and performed at Cal State Fullerton's New Music Festival in February, and she was a participant in the Roundtable Discussion. Dr. Johnson presented a paper, "The New Common Practice," at UC Irvine's "New Directions in Graduate Music Programs" Symposium in March which included a composition by student Justin Sandoval, and a poster session, "Control-Z for Zelda," on video game music at the College Music Society Conference at University of San Diego in November 2012. It included compositions by students Holland Sangster and Hector Castaneda.