Campus News

06.01.2018

Faculty News

Tetsushi Ogata – Visiting Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies

Tetsushi Ogata participated in the 3rd meeting of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) as a member of its Steering Group, which took place in Kampala, Uganda, on 5/23-25. GAAMAC is a state-led initiative led by the governments of Switzerland, Argentina, Tanzania, Costa Rica, and Denmark to build national capacities for atrocity prevention. The Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunba of Uganda, as well as the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, gave the welcoming remarks. Delegates from more than 40 governments, 10 regional and intergovernmental bodies, and 100 civil society organizations participated in the meeting. He facilitated one of the 15 workshops, “The Role of Technology and Media in Atrocity Prevention,” with the panelists from 2 Kenyan and 1 Canadian civil society organizations. SUA student Christelle Inema, from Rwanda, received the PBRC grant to attend GAAMAC as a volunteer coordinator and assisted the Steering Group during the meeting.

Ryan Ashley Caldwell – Associate Professor of Sociology

Ryan Ashley Caldwell, as Sister Electra-Complex, organized the Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’s booth at DragCon LA (a drag and performance convention) and also spoke on their panel, “Art and Social Change: How to Make a Difference in Your Community and Yourself using Creativity.” The all-weekend event raised $4500 for Transgender youth services and LGBTQ homeless youth in LA County. 

Robert Hamersley – Associate Professor of Environmental Microbiology

Professor Robert Hamersley’s mentee Cai May Tan presented the results of her Capstone research as a co-authored poster entitled “Interactive effects of nitrate and sulfate on methane production in an urban wetland (Newport Bay , CA)” at the 43rd West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference held at Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, California. In the fall, Cai May will begin studies at the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment, where she was awarded the prestigious Nicholas Scholarship.