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Faculty News

Edward Lowe – Associate Professor of Anthropology

Edward Lowe published an article titled “Social Change and Micronesian Suicide Mortality: A Test of Competing Hypotheses” in the Journal Cross-Cultural Research.  The Online First version of the article and article abstract is available at this URL:

Dongyoun Hwang – Professor of Asian Studies

Professor Dongyoun Hwang presented his paper on anarchist experiments in secondary education in China and Korea at the session for “Anarchism in Korea: Its Transnationalism and Living Legacies” at the annual conference of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), held in Washington, D.C., from March 22 to 25, 2018. His paper, titled “The Biggest Little Schools in the World: Liming Advanced Middle School and Anarchist Educational Experiments in China and Korea, 1929-1984,” was a revised version of the paper he had presented in January 2018 at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA). Also, he was one of the speakers at “An Open Forum of Remembrance: Thinking Chinese History with Arif Dirlik,” a forum organized during the AAS conference to remember the life and scholarship of the late Arif Dirlik (1940-2017), a prominent historian of modern China and a well-known scholar who had widely published on the issues of modernity, post-colonial criticism, and globalization. 

 Arie Galles – Professor Emeritus of Painting/Drawing

Exhibitions and Presentations/Lectures 

February 3 – March 10, 2018

Galles' Reflected-Light Painting “Disco-Bolus” 2011 40” Exhibited in “MUSIC FOR YOUR EYES” show at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA), Santa Ana, CA 

March 3 – 5, 2018  

Galles' presented an individual lecture, “Drawing With Ashes”  “Fourteen Stations/Hey Yud Dalet,” “Hippocratic Oath” and “Gnadentod” dealing with his book and drawings at the The 48th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University Of Texas at Dallas

March 12 – May 27, 2018 

Opening Reception and lecture at Galles' exhibition “Fourteen Stations/Hey Yud Dalet” suite of Charcoal Drawings at the Tolerance Education Center, Rancho Mirage, CA

March 2018

Galles' drawing “Città di notte” exhibited at The Tiny Biennale: “Notte/Night” at the Gallery of Art at Temple University, Rome, Italy.

April 7 - June 9, 2018

Galles' 8 Woodcuts from the "Fourteen Stations/Hey Yud Dalet" corollary suite exhibited at the “Echoes of Loss: Artistic Responses to Trauma” at the Cococino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ

Tomoko Takahashi – Vice President for Institutional Research & Assessment, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of Linguistics & Education

Dr. Tomoko Takahashi traveled to Dubai (UAE) and to Delhi and other cities in India to participate in accreditation review activities at the request of the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).  This was her second international accreditation review — on top of the dozen site visits she has conducted in the WSCUC region (California and Hawaii).  In addition to serving as a frequent visiting committee member reviewing a number of institutions for WSCUC accreditation, Dr. Takahashi has volunteered her time as a WSCUC Commissioner since she was elected to the Commission in 2015.  She has also served as SUA’s accreditation liaison officer (ALO) since 2001.  

Bryan Penprase – Dean of Faculty, Professor of Science

Dr. Bryan Penprase, Dean of Faculty at SUA spoke on the advantages of higher education in Liberal Arts Colleges in the International Conference held by South Asia Studies Association(SASA),  Claremont, Ca March 23-25, 2018. He was part of the panel:  ' US- India Higher Education and Entrepreneurship: Cross Border Alliances' along with Mukesh Aghi (President and CEO, Us-India Strategic Partnership Forum),  Dr. Larry Cox, Dr. Meghana Joshi and Adrian Mutton.

SASA Penprase

Nalini Rao – Associate Professor of World Art

Dr. Nalini Rao presented a paper on 'Archaeology and Community Identity: The Case of Siddhapur in Western India' in the International Conference held by South Asia Studies Association (SASA), Claremont, CA March 23-25, 2018. She has been invited by the University of Denton, Texas and will be speaking on the 'Social Role of Jain Architecture' April 14, 2018.

Dr. Rao will also be receiving the 'Grand Presentation of the Encyclopedia of Buddhist Arts' for SUA on April 7, 2018 ​ from the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, CA.