EastBay Today

Posted August 1, 2018

August Research Roundup

A monthly highlight of recent faculty accolades

Each month, East Bay Today will highlight Cal State East Bay faculty accolades, including awards, research grants, fellowships, publications and media mentions. To submit an item for the Research Roundup, please email Natalie Feulner.

  • English department chair Dennis Chester and engineering professor David Bowen have both been named as 2018 Fulbright scholars. The Fulbright program, established in 1946, awards approximately 8,000 grants annually and is administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
  • Cal State East Bay lecturer Nolan Higdon recently spoke to ABC-7 and KRON-4 news about President Donald Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin and the subsequent criticism the president received for appearing to side with Putin over Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election. Higdon is also co-author of the book “Make America Think Again.” 
  • Nicholas L. Baham III, professor of ethnic studies, was interviewed by ABC-7 regarding the California Democrats’ decision to endorse Kevin de Leon instead of Dianne Feinstein.
  • The Cal State East Bay GANAS program was recently named a finalist for a national award given by the organization Excelencia in Education. The university was recognized as the organization’s “Example of Excelencia Honorable Mention" in 2014, the GANAS’ inaugural year. More information about the 2018 award and nominees is available on the Excelencia in Education website.
  • Cal State East Bay professor Chris Baysdorfer and student Indira Somanathan recently had their paper “A bioinformatics approach to identify telomere sequences” published in the July 2018 peer review “BiotechniQues Journal.” The paper introduces a bioinformatics-based methodology for the expedited detection of telomere sequences from any genome. A copy of the full article is available online.
  • Cal State East Bay professor Christopher Moreman’s  newest book “Dharma of the Dead: Zombies, Mortality and Buddhist Philosophy” has just been released. The book, available for purchase here, argues that zombies and Americans’ fascination with them has the potential to make death and mortality more approachable.