Golden Leaves Awards Recognize Cal Poly Pomona Authors

Golden Leaves Awards Recognize Cal Poly Pomona Authors
Renford Reese, a Political Science professor, received a Golden Leaves Award for writing ?American Paradox: Young Black Men.?

The University Library, in conjunction with Research & Sponsored Programs, honored 34 Cal Poly Pomona authors and/or editors at the annual Golden Leaves Awards luncheon on April 16 in the library?s Special Collections Room.

The Golden Leaves Awards are presented to members of the Cal Poly Pomona campus community?including faculty, staff, alumni, students and retirees?who have authored or edited a published book during the preceding year. The event is usually scheduled during National Library Week in April.

?Since 1986 when the Golden Leaves Awards began, the Cal Poly Pomona community has collectively authored more than 300 volumes,? said University Library Dean Harold B. Schleifer. ?It?s a very diverse and interesting group of work.?

President Michael Ortiz attended the event to congratulate and recognize the literary accomplishments of the authors.

?The process of writing is a very personal thing that really requires a great deal of discipline and eventually evolves into a very public display of what that work is,? said Ortiz. ?The result is that it not only brings recognition that the academy places on this skill, but it also reflects very positively on the institution. On behalf of the institution, congratulations and thank you for maintaining the reputation of Cal Poly Pomona.?

A book exhibit featuring campus authors will be on display in the library through April. A Web-based representation of current and past authors is accessible at

The following is a list of 18th annual Golden Leaves Awards honorees and their books:

  • Peter Boniface, Civil Engineering, and James R. Monroe, ?Civil Surveying Sample Exams for the California Special Civil Engineer Examination.?
  • Anthony Brundage, History, ?Going to the Sources: A Guide to Historical Research and Writing, Third Edition.?
  • Walter James Christensen, Physics, and Danny Magee, ?Psalm of Aten.?
  • Mary Yu Danico, Behavioral Sciences, ?The 1.5 Generation: Becoming Korean American in Hawaii.?
  • John Zijiang Ding, Philosophy, ?Yu Mei Guo Ren Tang Ging Shuo Ai (Talk Feelings and Say Love With Americans)? and ?Si Guan Zhong Xi (Thinking: China & West).?
  • Joseph Farrell, English & Foreign Languages, Trinidad Gonzalez, English & Foreign Languages, and Laila M. Dawson, ?Dicho y Hecho, Seventh Edition.?
  • Biman Ghosh, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, Charles .R Harrell and Royce O. Bowden, ?Simulation Using Promodel, Second Edition.?
  • John Greenlee, alumnus, Horticulture, Plant & Soil Science, ?Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses: How to Grow and Use Over 250 Beautiful and Versatile Plants.?
  • Mark Greenwood, Learning Resource Center, ?Greenwood?s Guide for Tutors: Improve Your Skills and Excel in the World of Tutoring.?
  • Ruth Guthrie, Computer Information Systems, and Louise Soe, Computer Information Systems, ?Dreamweaver MX, Second Edition.? Guthrie, Soe, Don Gosselin and others, ?The Web Warrior Guide to Web Design Technologies.?
  • John W. Jewett, Physics, and Raymond A. Serway, ?Physics for Scientists and Engineers, With Modern Physics, Sixth Edition.?
  • John E. Karayan, Accounting, Charles W. Swenson and others, ?State and Local Taxation: Principles and Planning, Second Edition.?
  • Kai S. Lam, Physics, ?Topics in Contemporary Mathematical Physics.?
  • Peg A. Lamphier, History, ?Kate Chase and William Sprague: Politics and Gender in a Civil War Marriage.?
  • Saul Landau, Digital Media Programs/International Outreach, ?The Pre-Emptive Empire: A Guide to Bush's Kingdom.?
  • Carsten Lange, Economics, ?Neuronale Netze in Der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Prognose und Modellgenerierung (Using Neural Networks for Economic Forecasting and Modelling).?
  • Mark Meskin, Human Nutrition & Food Science, and Wayne Bidlack, College of Agriculture, ?Phytochemicals: Mechanisms of Action.?
  • Sarah Meyer, Art, John DeMao, John T. Drew and Ned Drew, ?Design Education in Progress: Process and Methodology, Volume 3, Visual Thinking.?
  • Jeffrey Mio, Behavioral Sciences, and Gayle Iwamasa, ?Culturally Diverse Mental Health: The Challenges of Research and Resistance.?
  • Jill Nemiro, Behavioral Sciences, Michael M. Beyerlein, Craig McGee, Gerald Klein and Laurie Broedling, ?Collaborative Work Systems Fieldbook: Strategies, Tools, and Techniques? and ?Creativity in Virtual Teams: Key Components for Success.?
  • Norman Nise, Electrical Engineering, ?Control Systems Engineering, Fourth Edition? and a Portuguese translation called ?Engenharia de Sistemas de Controle, 3a Edição.?
  • Jonathan A. Nourse, Geological Sciences, David R. Berry, Geological Sciences, and Jeff Marshall, Geological Sciences, ?Practical Earth Science Exercises, Second Edition.?
  • Renford Reese, Political Science, ?American Paradox: Young Black Men.?
  • Josh Sides, History, ?L.A. City Limits: African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the Present.?
  • Richard Frank Smith, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Stanley Wolf, ?Student Reference Manual for Electronic Instrumentation Laboratories, Second Edition.?
  • Jennifer Switkes, Mathematics, ?Maple Technology Resource Manual,? ?Mathematica Technology Resource Manual,? and ?Matlab Technology Resource Manual.?
  • Serge P. von Duvillard, Kinesiology & Health Promotion, and Linda M. LeMura, ?Clinical Exercise Physiology: Application and Physiological Principles.?
  • Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter, History, ?Play of Ideas in Russian Enlightenment Theater.?
  • Terence Young, Geography & Anthropology, Gregory Conniff, and Edward K. Muller, ?Building San Francisco?s Parks, 1850-1930.?