September 2011

Mission historians will discuss impacts of music in early California
Daily Bulletin, Pasadena Star News
The history forum will be moderated by John Macias, San Gabriel Mission parishioner and historian and will feature Dr. James A. Sandos, Farquhar Professor of the Southwest at the University of Redlands and scholar Patricia Sandos.

New videos from NAC&U members on YouTube (
Redlands’ Banta Center Director Releases New Book
Featured Campuses: NAC&U’s newest members 

Playing Favorites
Time Magazine, Oct. 3, 2011 issue
Author and University psychologist Catherine Salmon weighs in on "Playing Favorites"—the cover story on the Oct. 3, 2011 issue of Time Magazine. "There is not a parent on the planet who would admit to favoring a beautiful child over a less beautiful one, but scientists aren't constrained by the same pretense of impartiality. Long-standing bodies of work point to humans' deeply wired bias for the lovely over the less so—in the family, in the workplace and certainly in the dating market. It's part of what psychologist and sibling expert Catherine Salmon of the University of Redlands in California calls the 'general heuristic that things that are attractive are healthy and good and smart.' "
Subscribers to Time Magazine can read "Playing Favorites" online.

University of Redlands Announces Endowed Chair 
Dr. Johannes Moenius was appointed as the William R. and Sue Johnson Endowed Chair of Spatial Economic Analysis and Regional Planning at the University of Redlands.

Scuba Diving Improves Function of Body, Mind in Vets with Spinal Cord Injury
Health News
Johns Hopkins researchers find ‘dramatic’ results in small preliminary study A small group of veterans with spinal cord injuries who underwent a four-day scuba- diving certification saw significant improvement in muscle movement, increased sensitivity to light touch and pinprick on the legs. The study was the brainchild of Cody Unser.

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Redlands in Top 20 for 'public good' in Washington Monthly
Washington Monthly rates schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

Will It Work?
Daily Beast
Economics Professor Dorene Isenberg explains what works and what doesn’t about President Obama’s job-creating plan.

Psychologist dispels myths about middle children
Catherine Salmon may be the best friend a middle child ever had. Salmon, 42, is a psychology professor at the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif.

PROFILE: Hatfield's business almost as old as Detroit's
Press Enterprise
Hatfield Automotive is still doing it 98 years later. William Hatfield, the third generation to run the downtown dealership, is still selling Buick and GMC vehicles, sometimes to the grandchildren of the people who bought them from Bert. Hatfield holds a bachelor's degree in political science and government from the University of Redlands.

Medical Marijuana Inc. Announces Update On Management Team and Board of Directors
Wire services
Chief Financial Officer- Rob Plomgren Mr. Plomgren has been a leader in the financial services arena since 1982. He is a managing partner of Cost Segregation Services Inc. of California, a premier cost segregation firm. Previously, Rob was Managing Director of Galen Capital Group, LLC, a health care merchant bank, from 2002 through 2004. He attained his CFP designation in 1986 and has held series 24 and 7 securities licenses. Rob received his BA and MS from the University of Redlands.

Bilingual Babies' Vocabulary Linked to Early Brain Differentiation
Wire services
Co-authors of the study are Maritza Rivera-Gaxiola, formerly a UW research scientist; Cherie Percaccio, a postdoctoral researcher and Lindsay Klarman, a research technician at the UW Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences; Barbara Conboy, an assistant professor at the University of Redlands; and Harriett Romo, director, and Sophia Ortiz, assistant director, of the Child & Adolescent Policy Research Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Dr. Philip Zelikow, Appointee for Member, President's Intelligence Advisory Board
Chicago Sun-Times
Dr. Philip Zelikow is the Associate Dean for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia. From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Zelikow served as Counselor of the Department of State. From 2003 to 2004, he was Executive Director of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the "9/11 Commission"). Dr. Zelikow was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board from 2001 to 2003. From 1991 to 1998, he was an Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard. Dr. Zelikow was a career Foreign Service Officer from 1985 to 1991 and was detailed to the White House as Director for European Security on the staff of the National Security Council from 1989 to 1991. He taught for the U.S. Navy, at the Naval Postgraduate School, before entering the Foreign Service. A former trial and appellate attorney in Houston, he holds a B.A. from the University of Redlands, a J.D. from the University of Houston and a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Families: Stuck in the middle?
The Star
But Catherine Salmon, co-author of The Secret Power of Middle Children, says siblings stuck in the middle need not be bound by such stereotypes. “Middle-borns do get less parental attention,” she explains. “But whether that truly is a negative or not — and we argue that it probably is not — there are benefits of that for middles.

Redlands event celebrates international literature
Redlands Daily Facts, San Bernardino Sun, Long Beach Press-Telegram
Harriet Blume, a retired University of Redlands professor, spoke about French literature.

Rah Rah Redlands celebrates maroon and grey
Redlands Daily Facts 
A sea of maroon and grey flooded the Ted Runner Stadium at the University of Redlands on Saturday as the Town & Gown held its third annual Rah Rah Redlands.

Living on the Fault Line
The Atlantic
"The Southern California public's lack of readiness is quite rational," a report from the Policy Research Center at the University of Redlands said early this year. "The threat is too uncertain in its impact and timing to command a high priority with people, especially since they face more pressing life demands which justify higher costs and yield higher immediate benefits. Just as people accept the risk of driving a car in order to gain the freedom it allows, many residents may also consider the earthquake threat an 'acceptable risk' in light of the benefits of living in Southern California."

Are middle children the best poised to succeed?
The parental neglect, whether real or perceived, can turn children into independent, well-adjusted and empathetic adults who know how to negotiate and keep the peace at work, in their relationships and with their own kids, write Catherine Salmon and Katrin Schumann in their new book The Secret Power of Middle Children.

Bulldog Football
Cardinals stunned in last minute of opener
Naperville Sun, Sun Time
Win particularly big for Maynard
San Bernardino Sun
Redlands Opens Season with Comeback Victory
Loma Linda Patch
Redlands rallies past No. 4 North Central
Press Enterprise

Do you know the Och Tamale?
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The non-sensical Och Tamale chant was originally titled the "Psalm of Collegiate Thanksgiving."

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