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101st Year

Dec. 9, 2010

Calendar highlights:

Annual Holiday Sale, ASU Pottery Guild, Thursday-Friday, Dec. 9-10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Edge Coffee House, 1900 Aggie Road

HiSTORY TIME, Saturday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m., ASU Museum

The Hot Club of San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center


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Dr. Chu publishes article in international journal
Dr. Doris Chu, Criminology, recently published an article (co-authored with Linda Hung) entitled “Chinese immigrants’ attitudes toward the police in San Francisco,” in Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management ,33, (4), Pp. 621-643.  This paper empirically assesses various dimensions of the Chinese immigrants’ perceptions of the police in San Francisco.  Chinese is one of the largest ethnic groups in San Francisco. Currently, approximately one in every five residents in San Francisco is of Chinese descent. The city’s Chinese population has continuously increased over recent years.  It is an important sector of the minority population toward which law enforcement should reach out.  Survey data gathered from 198 Chinese immigrants were utilized to assess respondents’ evaluations of the local police. The findings indicated immigrants’ satisfaction with police contact and perceptions imported from countries of origin were significantly associated with ratings of the police in the city.  In addition, length of residence in the United States was inversely associated with evaluations of the police.

Dr. Frey re-elected to three-year term on SBAA Board
 Dr. Len T. Frey, dean, College of Business, was recently re-elected to the board of the Southern Business Administration Association (SBAA). In October, he was chosen to serve out the remainder of the term of Paul Bobrowski, former dean of Auburn University’s College of Business, who resigned from his position on the board to begin a sabbatical. The SBAA is the regional association of collegiate business programs offered by colleges and universities in the southern US. While the majority of the membership reflects its southern roots, any collegiate institution offering programs in business administration and/or business education as colleges, schools, or departments of business administration are welcome to join. In addition to the south, SBAA members are located in the northeast, the mid-Atlantic, the midwest, the west, and Canada.

Dr. Jacinto publishes dissertation
Dr. George A. Jacinto, associate professor in Social Work and director of the master of social work (MSW) program, recently published his dissertation, "Caregivers’ Self-forgiveness after Death of Dementia Care Receivers." The study examined the relationship of self-forgiveness and adaptive coping, religious/spiritual practices, social support, decreased grief, and mental well-being.  The study included 133 caregivers of deceased care receivers who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease living in East Central Florida. Results of the Pearson product-moment correlation between a subject’s level of self-forgiveness and adaptive coping, religious/spiritual practices, social support and decreased grief, and mental well-being were significant.  The stepwise regression analysis revealed that adaptive coping, social support, and decreased grief maintained their statistical significant relationships with self-forgiveness and appeared to be contributors to the variations in its occurrence.

Dr. Haran chosen Fellow of Institution of Engineers, India
Dr. Shivan Haran, Department of Mechanical Engineering, has recently been elected a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers (IE), India.  With a career spanning over two decades in industry and academics,  Dr. Haran has been involved in various aspects of engineering, teaching and research, with emphasis on vibrations, sensors, signal processing and machinery/structural health monitoring.  His accomplishments in industry include design and development of a series of microprocessor-based instruments for machinery vibration monitoring, noise control studies and structural health monitoring projects. Academically, he has been involved in teaching a variety of courses in mechanical engineering, as well as research in his areas of expertise, with several grants, technical publications and presentations to his credit.  In addition, he has been active with professional bodies and societies including the NSF, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) and Society for Optical Engineers (SPIE), in reviewing proposals, technical papers and standards, as well as serving on various committees.  Election to the Fellow grade is done by his peers, and is based on his professional training and experience, corporate membership, extensive contributions, and service in the position of responsibility to the professional field of Mechanical Engineering for over two decades.  The Institution of Engineers, India, is a prestigious professional body with bilateral agreements with several international professional societies including American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE), and Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE).

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