PROFESSIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


Wayne Goldberg, Environmental Studies and Planning, is the recipient of the 2008 Northern Section APACA award for distinguished Leadership Professional Planner and was honored in a ceremony in May recently in San Francisco.

For almost 20 years, Goldberg has taught and mentored students in the Department of Environmental Studies and Planning in addition to his regular job as Community Development Director and Director of Advanced Planning and Policy for the City of Santa Rosa.

He teaches the Introduction to Planning course as well as "Senior Seminar: Issues in Professional Practice," a required class for all graduating seniors in the program, which helps students transition from being a planning student to being a planning professional. Goldberg was cited for his long time mentoring of students and his inspiration in their careers, impacting the quality of planning in California in the process.


John Sullins, Philosophy, is presenting his research on issues in computer ethics at two conferences this summer. He presented a paper entitled "Are Second Lives Good Lives," at The Good Life in a Technological Age international workshop at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, June 12-14. This workshop brought together an interdisciplinary group of philosophers, computer scientists, social scientists, and others to present research on attaining the good life as it is conceived philosophically in the face of the challenges of modern technology. His attendance was funded by the organizers of the conference, an ORSP travel grant, and the school of Arts and
Humanities. He has also been invited to speak on a panel at this year's computers and Philosophy conference in Bloomington Indiana, July 10-12. He will join a panel of the leading researchers in machine ethics for a discussion entitled, "Is Ethics Computable." The panel will argue the feasibility of programming machines to interact ethically with other human and non-human users.

Christine Renaudin, French, led a six-hour workshop earlier this year at the California Language Teachers Association annual conference in Irvine. Reading Strategies for MODERATO CANTABILE, which started as a paper presented at the American Association of Teachers of French annual conference in Baton Rouge last July, and evolved into a full day workshop upon attendees' requests, was designed to help French teachers prepare their students for the French Literature AP exam. A half day version of the workshop will be presented at the AATF annual conference, July 16, in Lige, Belgium.

Renaudin is also preparing for her new appointment as CSU International Programs Resident Director in France, from August 2008 to July 2009. For the duration of the appointment, Renaudin can be reached through her current SSU e-mail address, or the following: The CSU International Programs, 5, Rue du 4 Septembre, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France.

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