Tamara Davis and Michael Nava, both CSUCI students, were awarded $9,000 scholarships through The Mary Guthrie Teaching Scholarship from the Ventura College Foundation for continuing their education toward a teaching credential.

Renny Christopher, interim associate vice president of faculty affairs at CSUCI, attended the Management and Leadership in Education Program of the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education in June.

Four physics students and seven art students, all from CSUCI, collaborated to create a two-minute video on String Theory titled: “Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony,” which was entered in a contest hosted by “Discover Magazine.” Their video was one of the top eight chosen by the magazine and was mentioned in “Chemical Engineering News” in the May 14, 2007 edition. The video is posted on the “Discover Magazine” Web site at http://discovermagazine.com/twominutesorless.

Hai Le, information technology consultant at CSUCI, was selected as one of three recipients of the CSU Outstanding Professional Award from CATS (Community of Academic Technology Staff). Le will be given the award at the 2008 CATS conference at Sonoma State University in March.

CSUCI Student Jeremy Allen Booker was one of 23 California State University students to receive the 2007/08 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustee’s Award for Outstanding Achievement. The award provides $3,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated financial need, experienced personal hardships, and have attributes of merit including superior academic performance, exemplary community service, and significant personal achievements. Booker was raised by his single mother after his father’s death. He is active in a range of campus organizations as well as his church’s youth group. He also volunteers as a classroom assistant for a public speaking class, helping students build confidence. 

Andrea Grove, associate professor of political science at CSUCI, was named to the editorial board of the journal “Foreign Policy Analysis.” Her term for this board is September 2007 through September 2009. “Foreign Policy Analysis” is an International Studies Association research journal. It has a global circulation that is at or near 6,000. 

Nian-Sheng Huang, professor of history at CSUCI, has won a prestigious long-term fellowship jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and by the Massachusetts Historical Society. Making two awards each year, a panel of judges selected Huang’s proposal of a book-length research project “The Poor in Early Massachusetts, 1630-1830” as the number-one choice for 2007. This award is a national recognition of the significance of his research proposal, and will support his research and writing in Boston from June to December 2007.