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David Witkowski "I try to live the vision of Soka. My life would be worthless if it wasn't dedicated to world peace and caring for other people." More
David Witkowski
Class of 2006
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12.03.2009

Faculty News


Arie GallesArie Galles - Professor of Painting/Drawing & Director of the Creative Arts Program

On Wednesday, October 14, 2009, Dr. Arie A. Galles and poet Jerome Rothenberg presented a Slide Lecture/Poetry Reading about their artistic collaboration on the "Fourteen Stations/Hey Yud Dalet" suite of drawings at The Drawing Center in New York City, NY.  The presentation commenced with Rothenberg's reading of the poems against a background of each of the drawings, followed by Dr. Galles' lecture/slide presentation on the genesis of the suite, and its technical, aesthetic and iconographic development.  Dr. Galles and Rothenberg discussed their interaction and collaboration in creating this entity that is larger than the sum of its parts. The presentation concluded with a Q&A session with the audience.

Robert Elliott AllinsonRobert Elliott Allinson - Professor of Philosophy

As senior scholars continue to utilize, review and incorporate his intellectual work, Professor Allinson is pleased to announce that Yale University's famed futurologist, sociologist Wendell Bell, quotes extensively from Professor Allinson's work in his "Future Studies in Higher Education" in the American Behavioral Scientist. Professor Allinson's books are available electronically and in bookstores around the world from the home pages of the University of California at Berkeley to highlighted works in Webster Italia to Kinokuniya in Tokyo, Japan. Signed copies of Professor Allinson's single-authored book, "Saving Human Lives" are available at Alibris (UK). Professor Allinson's peer reviewed journal article, "Risk Management: Demythologizing Its Belief Foundations" has been published in Scientific Commons.

The prestigious Philosophical Papers has published two peer reviewed single authored journal articles of Professor Allinson this week,"Ethical Values as Part of the Definition of Business Enterprise" and "Part of the Internal Structure of the Business Organization", Journal of Business Ethics 17 (9-10) and "On the Question of Relativism in the Chuang Tzu", Philosophy East & West (1) 13-26. Each of these journals is regarded as the top tier of journals in their respective fields.

Routledge's Philosophy Arena has announced Robert Elliott Allinson's, ‘The Butterfly, the Mole and the Sage,' Asian Philosophy, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 213-223, in its Latest Journal Articles in Philosophy under New Philosophy Journal Articles. The same notice has appeared in Informaworld.

Gaye ChristoffersenGaye Christoffersen - Associate Professor of Political Science

Dr. Gaye Christoffersen has published "Japan and the East Asian Maritime Security Order: Prospects for Trilateral and Multilateral Cooperation," Asian Perspective Vol. 33 no. 3 (2009): 107-149.  The journal is jointly published by The Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University in Seoul, and the Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University.  Dr. Christoffersen has been invited to present on a related topic "China, Japan and the East Asian Maritime Order," at an international conference, "Comprehensive Security in the Asia-Pacific Region," organized by the Asian Political & International Studies Association (APISA), Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, and the East Asian Studies Institute, Keio University, held at Keio University.

Aneil RallinAneil Rallin - Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Dr. Aneil Rallin's short story "Gravity" has been chosen as the second prize winner in Chroma: A Queer Literary Journal's 2009 International Queer Writing Competition and will be published in the forthcoming issue. The competition was judged by Thomas Glave.

Seiji TakakuSeiji Takaku - Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Seiji Takaku's recent article titled "A Cross-National Examination of the Perpetrator-Victim Account Estimation Bias as a Function of Different Types of Accounts" has been accepted for publication in one of the top peer-reviewed social psychology journals in Asia called the Asian Journal of Social Psychology. The article was co-authored by former SUA psychology professor Dr. Jeffrey Green and a well-respected Japanese psychologist Dr. Ken-Ichi Ohbuchi from Tohoku University. 

Takaku, S., Green, J. D., & Ohbuchi, K. (in press).  A Cross-National Examination of the Perpetrator - Victim Account Estimation Bias as a Function of Different Types of Accounts, Asian Journal of Social Psychology.

Dr. Takaku and his Japanese colleagues have also published another article titled "A Cross-Cultural Study on Victim's Responses to Apology in Interpersonal and Intergroup Conflicts" in one of the top Japanese psychology journals Tohoku Psychologica Folia.

Ohbuchi, K., Atsumi, E., & Takaku, S. (2009). A cross-cultural study on victim's responses to apology in interpersonal and intergroup conflicts. Tohoku Psychologica Folia, 67, 55-62.

Dr. Takaku is currently finishing up his latest PBRC-sponsored research on "Forgiving the Japanese: How to Reduce Anti-Japanese Sentiments Felt by Contemporary Chinese and Koreans and Increase Their Willingness to Forgive" with his capstone students. He and his students intend to publish at least two articles from this research next year.

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