News

August 2011

Professor studies bilingual language learning in infants
Press Enterprise, InlandSoCal.com
Children are like sponges at learning a second language and that ability can be developed before they begin to walk according to the study, "Bilingual language learning: An ERP study relating early brain responses to speech, language input, and later word production." Study co-author Barbara Conboy, assistant professor in communication disorders at the University of Redlands, hopes the findings are encouraging news for parents .

University of Washington study builds upon UTSA bilingual baby research
UTSA Today
Research conducted at the University of Washington (UW) Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences suggests that the brains of bilingual babies remain open to learning a second language longer than the brains of monolingual babies. The UW research is the next chapter in the Bilingual Baby Project, a collaborative language acquisition study conducted from 2005 to 2009 by neuroscientists, sociologists and educators at UW, the Bank of America Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the UTSA Mexico Center and the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif.

Mesa Musings: Dr. Bob sure was one cool dude for OCC
The Daily Pilot
He's the most beloved president in Orange Coast College's 64-year history. Robert B. Moore led the institution for 18 years, from 1964 until his retirement in 1982. His low-key, informal approach, coupled with an extraordinary intellect, played a key role in fashioning the institution's unique ethos. The son of a former Arizona State senator, Moore received his bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands and master's degree at Northern Arizona University. He earned a doctorate at Stanford.

Evelyn Chalgren Oliver
Redlands Daily Facts
Evelyn Chalgren Oliver, 96, died Aug. 26 at Plymouth Village in Redlands. She was born to Swedish parents on a farm in Union County, South Dakota, on October 11, 1914. She always treasured her early years on the farm. When she was a young girl her family moved to Riverside where she attended grade school through Riverside City College. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands in 1937 and became a teacher at Lincoln Grammar School in Corona. In 1939 she married John C. Oliver, a classmate at the U of R. They were married for 64 years. Sixteen Oliver family members have attended the University of Redlands, including both of her children and two grandchildren.

Daily Business Report
San Diego Metro Magazine
Voit Real Estate Services has expanded its San Diego operations with the addition of seven specialists in the industry. Matt Bean specializes in the sale and lease of industrial properties in San Diego’s I-15 corridor region. Bean began his career as a distressed asset specialist at Coldwell Banker Commercial after creating his own business while attending the University of Redlands.

Bilingual Babies' Vocabulary Linked To Early Brain Differentiation
Wire sources
In a new study, the researchers report that the brains of babies raised in bilingual households show a longer period of being flexible to different languages, especially if they hear a lot of language at home. The study, published online Aug. 17 in Journal of Phonetics, is the first to measure brain activity throughout infancy and relate it to language exposure and speaking ability. Article co-author Barbara Conboy is a speech-language pathologist at the University of Redlands.

Redlands economics professor explains steps toward recession
Patch.com
Dr. Dorene Isenberg, past chair and current professor in the Economics Department at the University of Redlands, addressed the Redlands Area Democratic Club on Saturday at Napoli Restaurant in Loma Linda. Her talk, entitled “Our Walk on the Wild Side: Neoliberalism Unleashed,” educated listeners about the ideological shift from New Deal economic policies to the currently vogue neoliberal free market philosophy.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America creates unique division for college students
Wire
The founding members are: Breanna Bishop of Detroit, a sophomore at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Andrew Hsu of Fremont, CA, a sophomore at the University of California, Berkeley, CA; Natalie Innocenzi of Arcadia, CA, a sophomore at the University of Redlands, Redlands, CA; and Megan Parsons of Fowler, MI, a freshman at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Hsu, Innocenzi and Parsons previously served on the AFA Teens Advisory Board. Several of these volunteers have witnessed Alzheimer's disease in their own families. For Innocenzi, her grandmother's daily struggle with the disease has inspired her to raise awareness among her peers and the community. "My grandmother was and still is my role model," said the communicative disorders major.

Sept. 11 event aims for regional crowd
Press Enterprise
An observance that will commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and the powerful emotions that they triggered is being planned for the Redlands Bowl next month. The observance will include comments by Redlands Fire Chief Jeff Frazier, who will relate what he experienced when he was sent to the World Trade Center after the attacks, and University of Redlands President Jim Appleton, whose remarks will put the 9-11 events in context 10 years later.

Unemployment rises in state, Inland Empire and L.A. County
Redlands Daily Facts, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Stock market declines—the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost nearly 173 points Friday to settle at 10,817.65 points—could depress consumer spending, which could in turn make employers hesitant to increase their payrolls, University of Redlands economist Johannes Moenius cautioned.

Redlands Bowl season ends with musical fireworks
Redlands Daily Facts
Friday night's national anthem had something extra—a guest conductor. Fetta stepped away from the podium as Jeff Martinez, athletic director at the University of Redlands, took the baton. After the last note of "the home of the brave" stopped ringing, a cheer of "Good job, Jeff!" followed Martinez off the stage.

Riverside school for deaf administrator to lead state division
Press-Enterprise
California School for the Deaf in Riverside's student services specialist Scott D. Kerby is the new director of the State Special Schools and Services Division. Kerby began his career as an educator in 1980 at the School for the Deaf in Riverside, where he was the athletic director and adapted physical education specialist. He left in 1989 and worked in Inland school districts, including positions as principal or vice principal at several elementary and middle schools in San Bernardino . For the past decade, he also has been an adjunct professor at the University of Redlands.

U of R donates $30,000 to fire truck fund
Redlands Daily Facts, Long Beach Press Telegram
The Redlands Ladder Truck fund is about halfway to its goal, thanks to generous donations from various organizations. Wednesday was a big day for the fundraiser, as the Redlands Fire Department received three big donations to go toward replacing its outdated ladder truck. The University of Redlands donated $30,000 to the fund, just a few hours after Beaver Medical Clinic and Epic Management each donated $5,000, for a total of $40,000 in one day, not counting private donations.

University launches string project to nurture beginners
Press-Enterprise
The University of Redlands, through the support of the National String Project Consortium, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Clarence E. Heller Foundation to establish a string project in the School of Music. Through the string project, University of Redlands music majors under the supervision of a master teacher will teach group and private lessons to beginning orchestra students who play violin, viola, cello or bass.

Redlands alumna Mary Frances Arnold dies at 93
Recordnet.com
Mary Frances Arnold, 93, born in Tuolumne, CA, Dec. 10, 1917 passed away August 14, 2011 of natural causes in Stockton where she resided for the last 15 years. She graduated from Summerville HS, Tuolumne, CA, 1935, BA in Journalism and Lifetime Teaching Credential, San Jose State Univ. 1939, MA. U of Redlands 1953.

At 400, King James Bible is aging well
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts
"I do know that the KJV was based on two other major accomplishments in (English) translations, I usually tell students, who might think that the KJV was a miracle of God speaking his words directly in English to the Hebrew and Greek secretaries of King James' era," said Bill Huntley, professor of religious studies at the University of Redlands.

Book looks at middle children traits
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Middle children have often fought with the stereotypes that they're overlooked and troublesome, but a new book by a University of Redlands professor suggests otherwise. Catherine Salmon, co-author of "The Secret Power of Middle Children" and a U of R psychology professor, has found that middle children actually tend to be more successful and stable than their siblings.

Professor's book spotlights traits of middle children
Press-Enterprise
Catherine Salmon may be the best friend a middle child ever had. Salmon, 42, is a psychology professor at the University of Redlands and the author of "The Power of Middle Children," a book about the traits exhibited by those who fall in the center of the sibling order. Salmon, who grew up as her family's youngest child, said she wrote the book "to dispel the idea that middles are resentful and angry."

Colleges prep for fall semester
Inland News Today
The fall semester looms and enrollment at area colleges and universities is reflecting budget restraints.
San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College open classes Monday with fewer students.
Riverside Community College follows later this month. Next month, the University of Redlands welcomes 2400 students.

University fills Native American Studies chair
Lawrence Gross, who holds master's and doctorate degrees in religious studies from Stanford University, has been selected for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians' endowed chair in Native American studies at the University of Redlands.

Valadez takes helm of University of Redlands School of Education
Redlands Daily Facts
The University of Redlands recently appointed James Valadez as dean of its School of Education. A former professor, Valadez is a published author and most recently taught at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks where he was the director of doctoral studies and co-chaired the Educational Leadership Program.

University of Redlands listed among nation’s best colleges
Redlands Daily Facts, San Bernardino Sun
The country is closer to knowing what people here have always known—that there is a top-notch educational institution in town. The University of Redlands has made the list of three prestigious college guides, including the Princeton Review, Forbes List and the Fiske Guide. "We're very pleased with (these) reviews," said U of R President James Appleton.
The University was included in the Princeton Review's Best 376 Colleges and Best in the West category. For the top 376 colleges, the U of R was rated No. 5 in class discussion and No. 19 in financial-aid packages.

Flipping the switch: Becoming environmentally conscious
Written by Kaethe Selkirk '10
Kaethe recently graduated from the University of Redlands and has been interning with EDF's Climate and Air program over the summer. She currently lives in Austin, Texas. "It started with the bathroom light. I would leave it on in the morning and my college roommate, Katie Decker, would flip it off on her way to class."

Runner makes cross-country journey to honor fallen heroes
Hi-Desert Star
Sarah Emoto may be running across the country, but her endeavor is more than a “cross country” run. The 22-year-old is the daughter of retired San Bernardino City Police Lt. Mark Emoto. Her mission is to run across the U.S. in an effort to preserve the memory of fallen peace officers and members who served in the Armed Forces.

New dean named to School of Education
Press Enterprise
James Valadez, formerly a professor at California Lutheran University , has been named dean of the School of Education at the University of Redlands. Valadez, who began his new job August 1, will provide leadership and a strong commitment to academic excellence for the school's programs, faculty and staff, said David Fite, vice president for academic affairs.

Power of the middle child
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Such negative typecasting isn't justified, say the authors of a new book, "The Secret Power of Middle Children: How Middleborns Can Harness Their Unexpected and Remarkable Abilities." While many middle children experience emotional struggles from being sandwiched between siblings, the middle role has its benefits and can produce many positive personality and character traits, say authors Catherine Salmon and Katrin Schumann.

With Oracle and Dodgers Waiting, Boies Not Ready to Retire
Wall Street Journal
Trial lawyer (and UR alum) David Boies, who famously grilled Bill Gates more than a decade ago, is now mulling whether to take on Google Inc. CEO Larry Page. The 70-year-old Mr. Boies is representing Oracle Corp. in its intellectual-property lawsuit against the Internet search giant.

Redlands professor, students do research in Polynesia
Redlands Daily Facts
A group of University of Redlands students, led by environmental studies professor Tim Krantz, worked on the Tetiaroa Geodatabase Project in May. The project is a comprehensive biological and geographic research mission of Tetiaroa, Marlon Brando's atoll.

New software brings Hopi history to life
Indian Country Today Media Network
Rather than write a book about ancestral Hopi villages and migration patterns, associate professor of anthropology and sociology at the University of Redlands Wes Bernardini has been working with the university and the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office on mapping software letting users travel through 3D reconstructions of 32 Hopi villages.


SURF-ing
SURF

The Sustainable University of Redlands Farm (SURF) is a natural farm in its beginning stages, but already grows and sells fresh vegetables to Bon Appetit, the food management company on campus.

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