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21 December 2009
© [All Rights Reserved.] Originally placed on the World Wide Web on December 10, 2009, for the presentation (with visuals) at the Anthropology Forum at California State University, Chico, on that date. One additional visual, #17, has since been added: a plaque presented to me by my colleagues on December 17, 2009.
The Anthropology Forum at CSU, Chico is currently in its 37th year. In fall 1973 the first Anthropology Forum presentation was made by then Assistant Professor Turhon Murad and I made the second presentation on November 7, 1973. Summary web pages of my previous Anthropology Forum presentations are also available on the World Wide Web (2003d and 2003e). This is actually my 36th Forum presentation but hopefully not my last as I plan to be around for many years.
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
OTHER ACTIVITIES WHILE AT CSU, CHICO
CRUISING INTO RETIREMENT
SOME SPECIFIC REFERENCES
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
"Old age has a way of forcing a person back upon themselves.
The pace of life slows and brings with it a natural inclination to reflect upon the past." Linda Lear, 2007, Beatrix Potter: A Life In Nature (NY: St. Martin's Press), page 427.
I have been a member of the faculty since August 1973 and Iwill completely retire from teaching at CSU, Chico in December2009 and hope to travel and cruise and provide lectures onvarious cruises as long as I am able and as long as the variouscruise lines want me. Just as we are evaluated for our teaching atthis institution, I have also been evaluated for every cruise that Ihave lectured on since December 2004. There is a Polish sayingthat "There is no joy in old age" (Starosc nieradosc) and I totally and completely disagree with this. I amhappy I am retiring, happy where I am in life, and happy with whom Ishare my life!
Born in 1942 in Jersey City, New Jersey, I graduated fromhigh school in 1960, and commuted to New York City and NewYork University for the 1960-1961 academic year. In1961 I proceeded to flunk out of NYU and enlisted in theUnited States Air Force (1961-1965). I got married in1963 (and am still happily married). I became interested inanthropology in 1963 and after I was Honorably Discharged fromthe United States Air Force in 1965, I began my full timeacademic career, receiving a B.A. in Sociology-Anthropology in1967 (Western Washington State College, now Western WashingtonUniversity), an M.A. in Anthropology in 1969 (University ofOregon), and then the Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1972(University of Oregon) based on research dealing with the PolynesianKingdom of Tonga. I taught at the University of Minnesota for the1972-1973 academic year and have been at CSU, Chico sinceAugust 1973. Incidentally, the first anthropology course Iever took was when I was in the United States Air Force. The coursewas taught on base (in Blaine, Washington) by a young anthropologistwho soon made a name for himself: Lionel Tiger. Born in 1937,Lionel is currently the Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology atRutgers University. Another individual who inspired me to become ananthropologist was Dr. Herbert C. Taylor, Jr. (1924-1991) aProfessor at Western. I began taking courses at Western while stillin the United States Air Force and decided to become ananthropologist! Perhaps, when all of this, taken together, this iswhy I became an anthropologist! A lot of everything goes intowho, what, and why each of us is whatwe are today and how we do what we do andwhen and where we do it; or as the words overthe entrance to Kendall Hall phrase it: Today DecidesTomorrow!
I am thoroughly indebted to my friend and colleague, Dr. ValeneSmith, Professor Emerita (now retired) who was responsible forgetting me hired at CSU, Chico. I interviewed with Valene in1972 in Toronto at the national meetings of the AmericanAnthropological Association where I presented a paper on my1970-1971 fieldwork dealing with Tonga (1972b). Earlierthat year I had received my Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Universityof Oregon and had a one-year teaching appointment in the Departmentof Anthropology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Onecannot predict the future but perhaps we can invent it, for as LouisPasteur (1822-1895) stated, in translation, "fortune favors theprepared mind." I also like the words of Gary Player (born in 1935)who stated "The harder you work the luckier you get." In 1972I could never have predicted that I would eventually have threeseparate chapters published in three editions of Valene's outstandingHosts and Guests volumes (1977a, 1989a, and2001a). A few years ago the professional journal Tourismand Recreational Research wrote about Valene:
"Valene Smith is the Margaret Mead [1901-1978] of the anthropology of tourism; she played a pioneering role in the initiation of the field as an academic enterprise, contributed to its theoretical foundations, conducted extensive empirical research on tourism-related topics in diverse settings and--last but not least--contributed significantly to the popularization of the field, primarily through her 'Hosts and Guests,' several editions of which span a quarter of a century [stress added]." Eric Cohen, 2002, Review of Hosts and Guests Revisited: Tourism Issues of the 21st Century. In Tourism Recreation Research, 2002, Vol. 27, pages 108-111, page 108.
Two of my chapters published in Hosts and Guests dealt withissues of tourism in the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga (1977aand 1989a) and the third dealt with "Gambling into the 21stCentury" (2001a). I followed up on both of these topics overthe decades, publishing and presenting professionals papers dealingwith Tonga and the "gaming" industry (for example: 1975a,1975b, 1976, 1977c, 1983, 1991e,and 1998c). Life is cumulative!
I have always been a firm believer in sharing my ideas (in theclassroom, professional meetings, or conversations) and the firstprofessional paper presented was a joint paper (1968) with afellow graduate student at the University of Oregon. Dennis Roth (whobecame the Chief Historian for the United States Forest Service andan anthropologist with the Federal Government) delivered the paper asa result of our collaborative research in Graduate School. In 1967,the first year of Graduate School for both of us, we had a formalmethods seminar where we researched a specific topic and afterfinishing the paper we decided to submit it for consideration forpresentation at our national meetings. We were both excited when ourpaper (entitled "Scale Analysis and the Elaboration of MenstrualTaboos") was accepted for our American Anthropological Associationmeetings in Seattle Washington. (Incidentally, our respective wivesgot a kick out of our "expertise" in this anthropological matter!)The discipline of anthropology has certainly grown from the 100s ofpapers at that three-and-a-half day meeting to 1000s of papers atrecent three-and-a-half day meetings! A single individual cannotpossibly attend all of the sessions at any professional meeting andwhat this says to me (at least) is that no one singleanthropologist knows everything about anthropology!
The Anthropology Forum at CSU, Chico is currently in its 37thyear, although when it first began in 1973 it was called"Anthropology Looks at..." (and I do not know when it became known asthe "Anthropology Forum"). In fall 1973 the first AnthropologyForum presentation was made by then Assistant Professor Turhon Muradand I made the second presentation on November 7, 1973. Aversion of this presentation was eventually shared with the largercampus community when it was published in The UniversityJournal (1977d). A summary of my previous AnthropologyForum presentations are available on the World Wide Web (2003dand 2003e) and this is actually my 36th Forum presentation(but hopefully not my last as I plan to be around for manyyears). I have also shared my anthropological perspective incourses for various colleagues on this campus, including Anthropology(2003c and 2009d, for example), Art (1998dand 1998e), Geosciences (2001b), Journalism(1993a), Philosophy (2000e), Recreation (2004d),and Theatre (1996b). In the region, because I believe inanthropology and I believe in what I do, I've presented some of myideas at meetings in Chico (2000b and 2000c) as well asRedding (2001c).
Another CSU, Chico colleague to whom I am indebted for my Chicocareer is Professor Emeritus Keith Johnson who cobbled aposition for me for 1973-1974 prior to my arrival in Chico inAugust 1973. Although I had interviewed with Valene in1972 for a coveted tenure-track position at CSU, Chico, by thetime I was preparing to go to Chico the position was "cut" due toon-going budget problems in the state of California! Soundfamiliar? ( I was eventually appointed to a tenure-track positionand was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor of Anthropologyin 1977 and promoted to Professor in 1982. MyAnthropology colleagues awarded me the title of ProfessorEmeritus of Anthropology in 2005.)
Since 1973 I think I have seen the economic crisis inCalifornia return with horrible certainty: all I can say is that thistoo, shall eventually pass. More than eighteen years ago I wasinvited to share some thoughts and words at the annual all-importantStaff Council Luncheon at this institution (1991b). Californiawas, again, in the midst of a budget crisis and for my presentation Iused some words from Thomas Hudson (who died in 1605) and who wrotethis in 1584:
We are all in this together and, fortunately (and perhapsunfortunately at times), nothing lasts forever. I was once interestedin science fiction, and the words of the gifted author Poul Andersonwere appropriate in 1991 and are certainly appropriate in 2009:
This may not be too reassuring, but hopefully it places some ofour current fiscal situation into some perspective. There areproblems but things will (eventually) settle; but there are somerough times ahead for all of us who make California our home whetherwe are working or retired! One definitely has to have apositive attitude and in all that I do I remember some words of theAnthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942): "Anthropology is thescience of the sense of humour." Malinowski was an important andinfluential individual in the discipline and his complete statementis worth considering:
"Anthropology is the science of the sense of humour. It can be thus defined without too much pretentiousness or facetiousness. For to see ourselves as others see is is but the reverse and the counterpart of the gift to see others as they really are and as they want to be: And this is the metier of the anthropologist. He [and she!] has to break down the barriers of race and cultural diversity; he has to find the human being in the savage; he has to discover the primitive in the highly sophisticated Westerner of to-day, and, perhaps, to see that the animal, and the divine as well, are to be found everywhere in man [stress added]." Bronislaw Malinowski, 1937, Introduction. Julius E. Lips, 1937, The Savage Strikes Back (Hyde Park, NY: University Books), pages vii-ix, page vii.
A few years ago (2002b) I wrote a whimsical item about CSU,Chico (and the region) that is set in the year 2027 and Itruly feel fortunate to be retiring when I am retiring. You mightalso be interested in my "Personal View of the Millennial Student"presented at the annual CSU, Chico Enrollment Management Meeting heldon campus (2005b) as well as earlier version of my view of the"Millennial Student" a few years before that (1998a).
I became an anthropologist who teaches and lectures about "Peoplesand Cultures of the Pacific" as a result of courses taken when I wasa full-time undergraduate student at Western (1965-1967) andas a full-time graduate student at the University of Oregon(1967-1970). At Western, Colin E. Tweddell (1899-1998) was aninteresting individual who taught about the Pacific and at Oregon, itwas Homer G. Barnett (1906-1985) who was my island inspiration. ThePacific Ocean is vast (the largest geographical feature on the planetas my students well know) and the following should place the peopleof the Pacific islands into some context: "The Pacific Basin is theearth's dominating geographic region, its character complex, itsessence exotic. Only superlatives properly measure its mammothgrandeur, its gargantuan majesty." (Arrell Morgan Gibson[Completed with the assistance of John S. Whitehead], 1993,Yankees in Paradise: The Pacific Basin Frontier (Albuquerque:University of New Mexico Press), page 13). Looking at the islandworld of the Pacific, one can hardly surpass the words of James A.Michener (1907-1997):
"I wish I could tell you about the South Pacific. The way it actually was. The endless ocean. The infinite specks of coral we call islands. Coconut palms nodding gracefully toward the ocean. Reefs upon which waves broke into spray, and inner lagoons lovely beyond description." James A. Michener, 1946, Tales of the South Pacific (Fawcett Crest Books, page 9).
In attempting to share my interpretation of anthropology and thepeoples and cultures of the Pacific islands, in addition to myPacific course, over the decades I've taught a variety of courses inAnthropology, Social Science, and (even once) a course for theDepartment of History! The History course was in the Fall semester of1974 (in my second year at CSU, Chico) and was entitled"History of the Pacific" (History 269). I've taught Summer Sessioncourses, External Degree courses, courses that were once called"Travel-Study" courses (to Hawai'i and Tahiti), and even one JanuaryIntersession course! (I taught that only once because "three hours onand twenty-one hours off" was, I believed, too intense!) I alsotaught, and was involved with the development of the University'sITFS (Instructional Television ForStudents) program and the development and delivery of the M.S.degree in Computer Science transmitted via the satelliteuplink on this campus.
I truly enjoy teaching and, in addition to "Introductory CulturalAnthropology" I enjoy discussing and sharing my views on the historyof the discipline of anthropology and I identify with the followingtranslated words of Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908-2009):
"It has often been said--I don't know if it is universally true but it is probably true for many of us--that the reason we took up anthropology was that we had difficulty in adapting ourselves to the social milieu into which we were born." In G. Charbonnier, 1969, Conversations with Claude Lévi-Strauss (London: Jonathan Cape Ltd), page 17. [This is a 1969 translation of the 1961 Entretiens avec Claude Lévi-Strauss.]
Over the many years I've come to believe that the discipline ofAnthropology really has no history per se, only individualswho make, manifest, transform and reflect the discipline throughtheir own personalities. Individuals "make" anthropology what itwas, what it is, and what it will be and I appreciate thefollowing statement:
"One who makes a close study of almost any branch of science soon discovers the great illusion of the monolith. When he [or she] stood outside as an uninformed layman, he [or she] got a vague impression of unanimity among the professionals. He [or she] tended to think of science as supporting the Establishment with fixed and approved views. All this dissolves as he [or she] works his [or her] way into the living concerns of practicing scientists. He [and she] finds lively personalities who indulge in disagreement, disorder, and disrespect. He [and she] must sort out conflicting opinions and make up his [and her] own mind as to what is correct and who is sound. This applies not only to provinces as vast as biology and to large fields such as evolutionary theory, but even to small and familiar corners such as the species problem. The closer one looks, the more diversity one finds [stress added]." Norman Macbeth, 1971, Darwin Retried: An Appeal To Reason (NY: Dell Publishing Co.), page 18.
One cannot be involved in anthropology (or any of the socialsciences) without knowing about Charles R. Darwin (1809-1882) and Ihave done a bit of research that deals with Darwin: the man, hismethods, and his moment in time.While at Chico I was fortunate toteach two Graduate Seminars on Darwin (1995a and2005a), present professional papers dealing with Darwin(1993b, 2000d, 2003a, and 2004a) and publishabout him (2002e, 2002f, and in press). PerhapsI was always fascinated about people and the holistic aspect ofanthropology. I was also inspired by the words of one of Darwin'sstaunchest supporters, Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), who wrote"Try to learn something about everything and everything aboutsomething" and I understand the words of Margaret Mead (1901-1978)when she wrote "Anthropologists are highly individual and specializedpeople. Each of them [or us!] is marked by the kind ofwork he or she prefers and has done, which in time becomes an aspectof that individual's personality." I have always raised questions andI appreciate the words of another influential individual on mycareer, namely the American educator Ralph H. Thompson (1911-1987)who wrote the following fourty years ago: "The cutting edge ofknowledge is not in the known but in the unknown, not in knowing butin questioning. Facts, concepts, generalizations, and theories aredull instruments unless they are honed to a sharp edge by persistentinquiry about the unknown" (Ralph H. Thompson, 1969, Learning toQuestion. The Journal of Higher Education, Vol. XL, No. 6,pages 467-472, page 467). Tommy was married to Mimi (1913-1985) andin 1963 when I married their only daughter Carol ("Sadie") Ibecame their son-in-law. As I stated in the dedication to my1972 dissertation from the University of Oregon, Mimi andTommy were without peers.
As written elsewhere, I once knew the anthropologist June Helm whodied in 2004. June was born in 1924 and I eighteen years later andalthough we were separated in age, anthropology gave us something incommon. The following appeared in January 2005:
"June Helm, who died February 4, 2004, was President of the AAA [American Anthropological Association] (1985-1987)....Following the list of her publications she appended the comment: 'NB: I have never included 'paper read' and 'invited lectures' in my CV. If there are no published versions, I consider them ephemera [stress added]. Nancy Oestrich Lurie, Anthropology in the Liberal Arts. Anthropology Newsletter, January 2005, page 4.
I certainly do not consider this presentation, or any lecture, asephemeral and hence my creation of web pages for my variouspresentations and courses. I have published about the use ofquotations and mnemonics in the classroom to emphasize a point(2000f) and I guess I truly like the printed words of "OldHutch" or William H. Hutchinson (1910-1990) and his Iron Law ofLearning:
"If you do not READ, you cannot WRITE. If you cannot WRITE, you cannot THINK, you cannot discipline your thoughts, and if you cannot DISCIPLINE YOUR THOUGHTS, you must remain forever fair game for every unisex charlatan who comes down the pike with plunder in its heart. The very heart of the pronouncement is in its opening words, which place READING at the root of all that follows. When we speak of reading, we think of libraries. At least I do, for I am indebted to libraries in everything I ever have written or taught or lectured about." [STRESS in original.]
On cruises that I lecture on, I cover such topics as "Peoples andCultures" of the Pacific" and "Paul Gauguin in Tahiti" as well asvarious World War II topics, including battles in the Pacific Theatreof Operations and World War II in Europe. All of what I lecture onbuilds upon research and presentations done for classes for thestudents at this university (2007b and 2007c). Althoughthe United States of America did not enter World War II until1941, as a result of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor onDecember 7, 1941, in Asia the beginning of World War II can betraced to Japanese aggression in 1931, while in Europe WorldWar II began in 1939. The same phrase "World War II" has adifferent meaning to different people in different cultures atdifferent times! Some trace the origins of World War II in Europe tothe Spanish Civil War that began in 1936 and as Antony Beeverhas written in an intriguing 1982 publication entitled The SpanishCivil War, nothing is ever really simple:
"The Spanish civil war is probably the most convincing reminder that the last word on history is impossible. The absolute truth about such a politically passionate subject can never be known, because nobody can discard prejudices sufficiently [stress added]." Antony Beever, 1982, The Spanish Civil War (NY: Peter Bedrick Books), page 8.
Indeed, Max Hastings (in his outstanding 2007 publication entitledRetribution: The Battle For Japan, 1944-45, adds to ourinterpretation of World War II by writing the following:
"Our understanding of the events of 1939-45 might be improved by adding a plural and calling them the Second World Wars. The only common strand in the struggles which Germany and Japan unleashed was that they chose most of the same adversaries [stress added]." (Max Hasting, 2007, Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 [NY: Vintage Books, page 3].)
Just as there is no monolithic "history of Anthropology" so doprejudicial views tint and filter all of our attitudes, behavior,conversations, and printed words (including this presentation!). Inall that we read about the past (or learn and think about thepresent), we should also consider the words Winston Churchill(1874-1965) who was the Prime Minister of The United Kingdom for mostof the duration of World War II. Churchill said to have written that"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
OTHER ACTIVITIES WHILE AT CSU, CHICO
"Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man [or any individual!]
that he [or she] should share the passion and action of his [or her] time at peril of being judged not to have lived." Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935)
Other individuals that I am indebted to since 1973 includeJim Haehn (now retired), once the Dean of the College of Behavioraland Social Sciences. I was the Social Science Coordinator in theCollege of Behavioral and Social Sciences for the 1975-1977academic years when Jim was Dean and I was greatly influenced by hishonesty, integrity, and leadership style: I learned a lot from Jim.From 1977 to 1988 I was the Associate Dean in the Center forRegional and Continuing Education on this campus and Ralph Meuter(retired), who was the Dean at the time also taught me a great deal.Numerous single (and joint professional papers) resulted over thisperiod and thereafter (1986, 1988, 1989b, and1991a) and I was even able to utilize some of my United StatesAir Force background and education in electronics and connect it withmy Continuing Education activities for some additional publications(1991c and 1991d). I was also able to work my sciencefiction interests from the 1970s into some publications overthis time period (for example 1978 and 1984).
I had a Differential-in-Pay leave (1988-1989) as well as asabbatical (1997a and 1997b) and I thank my colleagueswho saw the value in my research interests (which I could share inthe classroom). Fourteen years ago, working with Nancy Kennedy(nee Ellis), my "Introduction to Cultural Anthropology"syllabus was placed on the World Wide Web for student use(1995b) and I have continued to place my courseGuidebooks on the web ever since (see, for example my Pacificcourse Guidebook, 2007b as well as my Guidebookfor Human Cultural Diversity, 2009b, and myHistory and Theory Guidebook, 2009c). In 1995 Iwas a semi-finalist for the Outstanding Teacher Award at CSU, Chico.I was a Member of the Academic Senate for 1995-1996 and servedon the Senate in a proxy capacity in fall 1998. My colleagueand friend, Dr. Turhon Murad nominated me to be one of the "MasterTeachers" at CSU, Chico, for 1997-1999, a designation I wasproud to share with four other colleagues (Pamela Johnson, MadelineKeaveney, Laura McLachlin, and Devon Metzger). In 1998-1999,as a designated Master Teacher, I was awarded .20 "release time" toact as a consultant to various faculty on their individual "LearningProductivity Projects" at the university and that was an interestingexperience (1999b). All in all, I have continued to beenthusiastic about teaching a (1997c) and have learned a lotsince I began full-time teaching at the University of Minnesota in1972 and, hopefully, haven't caused too much damage in theclassroom!
Several of the best times I have had while at this universityoccurred when I appeared in various productions of the Department ofTheatre Arts. Dr. Randy Wonzong (now retired) and Dr. Sue Pate werethe directors of various shows I appeared in and they saw somethingin me for their various productions and I made my small contributionto their creative works (1996a, 1998b, 1999a, 2000a,2002a, and 2003b). In one production,as-a-matter-of-fact, my wife Sadie also performed: this was in SuePate's The Caucasian Chalk Circle (2003b). Sadieand I also appeared together a local community production ofArsenic and Old Lace (1999d). Participating in theseproductions and interacting with CSU, Chico theatre students over theyears was work (and fun!) and I also came to appreciate the planning,practice, and preparation that goes into any production: and this hasserved me well over the years!
I have also been impressed with the quality of the work done byour students in the Department of Anthropology. Anthropology studentshave organized conferences in the past few years clearly indicatingthat they plan, prepare, and practice their anthropological skills asa result of their anthropology education on this campus! Anthropologystudents can be quite exceptional and the 7th Chico ForensicConference, organized by students, will be held on this campus onSaturday April 24, 2010. In addition to organizingconferences and doing original research, writing award-winningtheses, being recognized by the university as a distinguishedalumni or going on to graduate work for the Ph.D.,anthropology students go on "digs" and work on forensic cases as wellas conduct the research and create excellent museum displays for theMuseum of Anthropology on campus. I began acknowledging theimportance of Valene to my professional career and now I would liketo point out that as a result of Valene's influence on the Departmentof Anthropology as a whole, the California State University Board ofTrustees announced on November 18, 2009 that the Museum ofAnthropology on this campus is now officially called "The Valene L.Smith Museum of Anthropology." The grand opening of the museum willbe on Thursday January 28, 2010. Valene has made animpact!
Returning to my "theatre career" at Chico, in 1996 I was a"waiter" in Professor Emerita Gwen Curatillo's fantasticproduction of La Bohème and I had the pleasure of beingthe "Headwaiter" (1996d) over two lesser waiters in theproduction, Pat Kopp and Scott McNall (the Provost of the universityat the time). Professor Joel Rogers was also a director for one ofthe shows I was in (2002c) and watching his skills made mecome up with the phrase: "Some individuals are born to be puppets andsome are born to be puppeteers!" As Randy and Sue and (the late)Donna Breed wrote:
"Acting is one of the most exciting, enjoyable, and creative art forms in existence. It can also be one of the most daunting, challenging, and humbling experience anyone can face. Cultural anthropologists tell us that acting, at least in ritual form, is as old as the first humans sitting around the prehistoric campfire playing out for the gathered community the roles of demons, hunted animals, or even rain spirits." (Susan Pate, Randy Wonzong, Donna Breed, 1996, A Beginning Actor's Companion, 3rd edition, page 1)
My interest in theatrical productions continued even when I wasnot performing in them and with the permission of the Directors(Pate, Lammel, and Wonzong), I created various web pages dealing withtheir shows (2001d, 2002d, and 2004b). In1972, when I began full-time teaching, I used to think therewas a fine thin line between teaching and acting: there is no thinline! I perform in every class, complete with props and script. It isfun but it is also work and teaching and being in theatricalproductions, truly made me appreciate the following words: "Allthe world 's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. Theyhave their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time playsmany parts" (William Shakespeare, [1564-1616],As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII). In 2001 Theatrestudents selected me for Honorary Membership in the AlphaAlpha Mu Chapter of Alpha Psi Omega (National TheatreHonor Society) and in 1994 other Chico students selected mefor Honorary Membership in the Chico Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma(National Honor Society). In addition to being a semi-finalist forthe Outstanding Teacher Award and designated a Master Teacher by mypeers at CSU, Chico, these last two awards truly pleased me sincethey were student nominations.
I must also acknowledge Professor Lou Nevins (now retired) and Ms.Donna Crowe (also retired) of the university's InstructionalMedia Center. In 1990 Lou first encouraged me to"perform" as Charles R. Darwin while I was teaching over theITFS system. That encouragement, couple with support from Dr.Royd Weintraub (also retired) of the Instructional MediaCenter resulted in time for Donna and I to do collaborativeresearch and allowed Donna to write an excellent script wherein Iportrayed Charles Darwin in the first person. An early report on the"Darwin project" (as it came to be known) was presented with Donnaand Kathy Fernandez (1996c) and eventually four videos, basedon Donna's script, were edited and completed (1997d,1999c, 2001f, and 2003f). Donna edited three ofthe four videos and when the fourth video was finally completed Donnastated that "The entire project took longer than the voyage of theBeagle itself!" (2004c). I have published and placed items on the"web" that deal with Darwin and even though I agree with Dan Brownwhen he has his character Robert Langdon state that "'Google' is nota synonym for 'research'" (Dan Brown, 2009, The Lost Symbol[NY: Doubleday], page 98), when I do occasionally checkthe World Wide Web to see how some of my Darwin materials are used Iam quite pleased (see http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/UrbanowiczCitations.html).
There were (and still are) numerous other individuals in theInstructional Media Center that allowed me to do what I havedone over the years, including Chris Ficken and Randy Wall. These,and many other individuals, such as Phylllis Berryman, ClarkBrandstatt, Ernie Carpenter, Terry Nolan, Larry Schmunk, and DennisYarnell (all retired), and Buzz Buzzini, Marilyn Cervantez, RonCervantez, Tony Dunn, Kathy Fernandes, Luis Guillen, Ryan Jones,Johnny Poon, Rick Vertolli, and Tom Vodden) are true treasures andresources of this wonderful university that allow the teachingfaculty to do what we do and assist us as much as possible! Numerousother individuals in other campus offices have contributed to myresearch and teaching career at Chico, including Sue Pate and RandyWonzong, as well as Martha Acuña (retired), Gail Holbrook(retired), and Sandra Barton (Department of Theatre Arts).Other individuals and campus offices that have assisted me greatlyfor several decades include Paula Bodine (then with the AssociatedStudents Bookstore); Ida Stelle, Pamella Healy and Bill Lerch(now retired) (Career Center); Debbie Boyes and Mindy Mendonca(Disability Support Services); Deb Besnard, Sarah Blakeslee,JoAnn Bradley, Henrietta Lo (retired), Joel Leonard (retired), JamesTyler, Paula Wood, Flora Quinn, and Nina Zamudio (all of theMeriam Library); Don Penland (Recreation and ParksManagement); Jeff Layne (Regional and ContinuingEducation); Christine Connerly (Student Learning Center);Claudine Franquet (Technology and Learning Program); DanaFrancis (Testing Office); and Kevin Weherly, Darrell Bartlett,and Noel Shea (retired) from User Services. In the unit calledAcademic Publications (which includesFacilities/Data), Jim Jessee (retired) often had thankless tasksbut his office did an excellent job on behalf of the teaching facultyand staff of this institution! The Chico campus is an exquisitecampus as a result of the work of Janice Gabrysiak and others inFacilities Management and Services! I couldn't endacknowledging people that have assisted me over the years withoutpointing out the exceptional work of Cheryl Vermillion (in the Dean'sOffice of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences) aswell as the fantastic and fabulous work of the current AdministrativeSupport Coordinator in the Department of Anthropology,Stephanie Meyers and a retired Department of Anthropology Secretary,Trudy Waldroop! I thank them all for all of their assistance over theyears! Of course, I thank and acknowledge all of my anthropologycolleagues (current and retired) at this institution who have beenhere over the years. There is truly a good spirit in the Departmentof Anthropology, as an article in the University Bulletin ofFebruary 13, 1995, headlined it: "Camaraderie is a 30-year habitin Anthropology."
The university, any university, is not a factory turning out 1000sof identical products every year but it is a place, a very specialplace, where creativity should flourish and does flourish as a resultof so many talented and creative individuals: faculty and staff! CSU,Chico has been a wonderful place to be and as Janet Browne wroteconcerning Darwin, but which also true for all that Ihave done, I begin to end "Other Activities" with the following:
"He [Charles Darwin] believed that the natural world was the result of constantly repeated small and accumulative actions, a lesson he had first learned when reading Lyell's Principles of Geology  aboard the Beagle and had put to work ever since. ... No one, not even Lyell [1797-1875] himself, or any of Darwin's closest friends and supporters, accepted as ardently as Darwin that the book of nature was about the accumulative powers of the small [stress added]." Janet Browne, 2002, Charles Darwin: The Power of Place - Volume II of a Biography (NY: Alfred A. Knopf), page 490.
Not only is the "book of nature" about the accumulative powers ofthe small but so are cultural activities or the activities oflife! When my wife Sadie and I arrived in Chico in 1973our Son Tom was nine months old; he is now 37 (or, as he stated it,in his prime - and 67 is also prime!) Tom graduated from CSU, Chicoin 1995 but before that, he married a lovely young ladyattending this university who also graduated in 1995. Juliaand Tom were married in 1993 and have two wonderful children:Elisabeth (born in 1996) and Andrew (born in 1998).Along with a son and daughter-in-law, we have two exceptionalgrandchildren. There have been many activities and events haveoccurred since arriving in Chico, all leading to this day!
CRUISING INTO RETIREMENT
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindness."
(Samuel Langhorn Clemens, also known as Mark Twain (1835-1910), The Innocents Abroad, 1869)
In 2004, while I was still teaching full-time at CSU,Chico, I received an e-mail from a booking agency, Sixth StarEntertainment & Marketing [http://www.sixthstar.com/]who handle all types of personnel for cruise ships. They found me "onthe web" and contacted me about the possibility of lecturing onvarious cruises. I responded to the e-mail and after submittinglecture outlines, having a telephone interview, and getting lettersof recommendation from campus colleagues, I began receiving specificrequests about lecturing on cruises. After beginning my lecturingcareer with Sixth Star I began to contact cruise lines directly forpossible lecturing assignments and since my first on-board lecturesin December 2004, I have provided lectures for the following:Cruise West [http://www.cruisewest.com/],Cunard Line [http://www.cunard.com/],Holland America Line [http://www.hollandamerica.com/main/Main.action],Princess Cruises [http://www.princess.com/],and Regent Seven Seas Cruises [http://www.regent-seven-seas-cruises-discount.com/].
I decided to retire at the end of May 2005 and have beenlecturing on cruises since 2004. In May 2005 mycolleagues awarded me the title of Professor Emeritus ofAnthropology. Since I decided to partially retire at the end of May2005 (participating in FERP [FacultyEarly Retirement Program]), I chose not toteach in the spring semester for my five years of FERPing andhave since lectured on numerous cruises in the Pacific and even acruise in the Atlantic! Earlier this year, in January 2009, Iwas one of the "Explorations Speakers" for Holland America on atwelve day cruise from Fortaleza, Brazil, to Rio De Janeiro,Argentina, on the ms Prinsendam. A few months later we wereback to the Pacific and my wife and I cruised (and provided lectures)on the Spirit of Oceanus from Tahiti to Guam. For informationabout these, and other cruises I have provided lectures on since2004 (with cruise maps, an extensive bibliography, includingprinted and web-based material) please see http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/CruiseReferences.html).Using the just cited "Cruise Reference" I am ever the "teacher" and Iprovide handouts on the cruises with references for reading when thecruise is over. I find many in the audience are appreciative of theseselected bibliographies (such as 2007a and 2009a).People who cruise are interesting individuals and interestedindividuals and if they attend my on-board lectures it is becausethey want to be there for the information (and not a grade); while agreat deal of "prep time" goes into every lecture it is rewardingand there are no exams to prepare, no grades to give, and theaudience applauds after every lecture!
Frequently, on the cruises I have lectured on, I am not the onlylecturer that the cruise industry provides for their guests. Onvarious cruises since 2004 other lecturers on cruises (ondifferent occasions) have included an archaeologist, artist,astronomer, filmaker, forensic scientist, Hawai'ian expert, hydrologyexpert, a naturalist, a navigator, a retired NASA official, a retiredWWII officer, and a World War II expert. All of this is in additionto the itineraries, excellent entertainment, and food service thatthe cruise industry provides! While the cruise is underway, theCruise Director coordinates the activities under his or her controland makes sure that everything runs smoothly; and all of this isbased on the fantastic coordination that comes from the home officeof the cruise lines: creating the itineraries for the various fleets(and arranging the ports-of-call), making sure adequate personnel andsupplies are available for all, and ensuring the safety of everyindividual aboard every vessel. It is a huge complex operation and Iam delighted to be a small part of it!
In March of 2010 I will again be providing lectures for aHolland America cruise from California to Hawai'i and FrenchPolynesia, returning back to California. After being in Chico for afew days, my wife Sadie and I will fly to Australia and I willprovide lectures on a cruise from Sydney to Vancouver, BritishColumbia. Incidentally Sadie, who has always supportedme in all that I do (and I like her and love her and I couldn't dowhat I do without her!) has begun lecturing on recent cruises,providing complementary information to my own lectures. Eleven monthsfrom now, in November 2010, we are scheduled to once againjoin the Spirit of Oceanus, providing lectures on a cruisefrom Easter Island to Fiji (please see http://www.cruisewest.com/world-cruises-guests).The Spirit of Oceanus, will be completing a round-the-worldcruise that begins in Singapore on March 6, 2010 andculminates in Singapore on February 3, 2011. Talk aboutlong-range-planning!
"Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young." (Albus Dumbledore, in} J. K. Rowling, 2003, Harry Potter And the Order of The Phoenix (NY: Scholastic Press),page 826.
As students know (and my wife clearly knows this!) I am enamoredof quotations. Citing the translated words of the French, essayistMontaigne (1532-1592), "I quote others only the better to expressmyself." In this case, I also like the translated words of theFrench author Rouchefoucauld (1613-1680): "Old people are fond ofgiving good advice; it consoles them for no longer being capable ofsetting a bad example." I have, however, no advice to impart but willend by sharing a little "mind game" I've developed to place thingsinto perspective: I've been associated with this institution since1973, or let us say 36 years to date (or 437 months!).If, when I arrived here in 1973, had I asked one of the seniorfaculty members "when did you get here?" and if they responded"thirty-six years ago young man" I would have done a quickcalculation: 1973-minus-36 = 1937! "My" I would havestated: "You've certainly been here a long time" and Iwould have thought: "Wow, you are old and you have beenhere since before I was even born!" I have been here a long timebut I do not feel old; and considering the alternative, hopefully Iwill continue to age!
As stated at the beginning of this paper, there is a saying "thereis no joy in old age" and I totally and completely disagree withthis. I prefer the Polish words Sto lat, niech zyje, zyjenam: a hundred years may he live for us! In Jersey City, where Igrew up, our Polish neighborhood was adjacent to the Italianneighborhood and I also like the following: Cento anni di salute efelicita or "100 years of health and happiness!" My personal goalis to emulate, and possibly surpass Harlen Adams who was born in1904 and died in 1997. From 1939, when hearrived on campus, until his retirement in 1974 Harlen wasassociated with this campus first as a teacher and then as anadministrator. The Harlen Adams Theatre on campus is named in hishonor and I truly believe in his words:
"The most important word in the English language is attitude.
Love and hate, work and play, hope and fear, our attitudinal response to all these situations, impresses me as being the guide."
Here you have some favorite quotes of mine that I was unable toweave into the body of the text! They are all important to me and Iwish to share them with the reader of this page:
"The power is always the same; the manifestation depends on theconditions."
(Prince Lucian Campbell [1861-1925], President of theUniversity of Oregon, 1902-1921; and please see 2001e)
"It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy-booksand by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we shouldcultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The preciseopposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending thenumber of important operations we can perform without thinking aboutthem. Operations of thought are like calvary charges in abattle--they are strictly limited in number, they require freshhorses, and must only be made at decisive moments [stressadded]." Alfred North Whitehead [1861-1947], AnIntroduction to Mathematics, 1911, Chapter 5.
"The unit of survival [or adaptation] is organism plusenvironment.
We are learning by bitter experience that the organism which destroysits environment destroys itself.
If, now, we correct the Darwinian unit of survival to include theenvironment
and the interaction between organism and environment,
a very strange and surprising identity emerges:
the unit of survival turns out to be identical with the unit ofmind"
[italics in original; stress added]." GregoryBateson [1904-1980], 1972, Steps To An Ecology of Mind(NY: Ballantine Books), page 483.
"You are what you know. Fifteenth-century Europeans 'knew'that the sky was made of closed concentric crystal spheres, rotatingaround a central earth and carrying the stars and planets. That'knowledge' structured everything they did and thought, because ittold them the truth. Then Galileo's telescope changed thetruth....Today we live according to the latest version of how theuniverse functions. This view affects our behaviour and thought, justas previous versions affected those who lived with them[stress added]." James Burke, 1985, The DayThe Universe Changed (Boston/Toronto: Little, Brown andCompany), page 9.
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in press http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/BerraReviewForRNSCE[Review of Charles Darwin: The Concise Story of anExtraordinary Man by Tim M. Berra (Baltimore: The Johns HopkinsUniversity Press, 2008), for Reports of the National Center forScience Education (Berkeley, California)].
on-going http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/ReverseChronOrder.html[Urbanowicz Reverse Chronological Order: Source for thereferences below.]
on-going http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/CruiseReferences.html[Various Cruise References.]
1968 http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/Dennisand Charlie 1968 AAA Paper.pdf [Scale Analysis and theElaboration of Menstrual Taboos. With Dennis Roth for the 67thAnnual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Seattle,Washington, November 22, 1968.]
1972a Tongan Culture: The Methodology of an EthnographicReconstruction. [Copyrighted Ph.D. dissertation, Departmentof Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon; available fromAnn Arbor, University Microfilms 73-7972); CSUC} GN/671/T5/U7/1972a;also available at eHRAF,Document ID: ou09-074.]
1972b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/1972TonganPaper.html[Tongan Social Structure: Data From An EthnographicReconstruction. For the 71st Annual Meeting of the AmericanAnthropological Association,Toronto, Canada, December 2,1972].
1973 http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/1973Forum.html[Science Fiction. For the CSU, Chico Anthropology Forum, November7, 1973.]
1975a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/ChangeInRankAndStatus.pdf[Change in Rank and Status in the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga.Psychological Anthropology, edited by T. R. Williams (Mouton),pp. 559-575.]
1975b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/Drinking.pdf[Drinking in the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga.Ethnohistory, Vol. 22, No. 1: 33-50.]
1976 http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/Pub_Papers/John_Thomas.html[John Thomas, Tongans, and Tonga! The Tonga Chronicle,Nuku'alofa, Tonga, Vol. 13, No. 7, July 15, 1976.]
1977a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/Tourism_in_Tonga.pdf[Tourism in Tonga: Troubled Times. Hosts and Guests: TheAnthropology of Tourism, edited by Valene Smith (University ofPennsylvania), pp. 83-92.]
1977b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/Unpub_Papers/1977SETIPaper.html[Evolution of Technological Civilizations: What Is Evolution,Techology, and Civilization? Presented at Symposium entitled "TheSearch for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)" at the NationalAeronautics & Space Administration/Ames Research Center, MoffettField, California, February 24, 1977.]
1977c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/MotivesAndMethods.pdf[Motives and Methods: Missionaries in Tonga in the Early 19thCentury. The Journal of the Polynesian Society, Vol. 86, No.2: 245-263.]
1977d http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/ScienceFictionTeaching1977.pdf[The Philosophical Implications of Science Fiction For TheTeaching of Anthropology. The University Journal [CSU,Chico], Number 9, Fall 1977, pages 16-20.]
1978 http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/CulturalImplications-1978.pdf[Cultural Implications of Extraterrestrial Contact and theColonization of Space. The Industrialization of Space: Advances inthe Astronautical Sciences, edited byRichard A. Van patten, PaulSiegler, and E.V.B. Stearns (American Astronautical Society, SanDiego, CA), Vol. 36, Part 2, Advances In The Astronautical Sciences,pages 785-797; originally presented at the 23rd Annual Meetingof the American Astronautical Society, San Francisco, CA, October18-20, 1977.]
1983 http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/1983TonganPaper.html[Christian Missionaries in the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga:Late 18th Century & Early 19th Century Activities. For the AnnualMeeting of the American Historical Association, San Francisco,California, for the Symposium entitled "Missions and Missionaries inthe Pacific: An Overview" on December 28, 1983.]
1984 http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/GoodScienceFiction.pdf[The Role of "Good" Science Fiction and Space Applications andThe Future. Space and Society: Challenges and Choices, editedby Paul Anaejionu, Nathan Goldman, and Philip J. Meeks (AmericanAstronautical Society, San Diego, CA), Vol. 59, Science AndTechnology Series, pages 309-329; originally presented at aConference on "Space and Society" at the University of Texas, Austin,Texas, April 14-16, 1982.]
1986 http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PTC1986 Paper.pdf [With L.J. Wright and R.F. Meuter:Distance Education From A Non-Digital Source: Some Suggestions forDigital Designers. Telecommunications--Asia, Americas, Pacific:PTC'86 Proceedings, Edited by Dan J. Wedemeyer and Anthony J.Pennings, (Honolulu: Pacific Telecommunications Council), pages346-353.]
1988 http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/Unpub_Papers/1988PTC.html[The Potential of the Pacific: Some Suggestions FromCalifornia State University, Chico. Presented at the Annual Meetingof The Pacific Telecommunications Council, Honolulu, Hawai'i,February 15-19, 1988.]
1989a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/Tourism_in_Tonga_revisited.pdf[Tourism in Tonga Revisited: Continued Troubled Times? HostsAnd Guests: The Anthropology of Tourism, edited by Valene Smith,2nd Edition (University of Pennsylvania), pp. 105-117.]
1989b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/Satellites.pdf[Satellites: The Global Village and Tele-Education. Space 30:A Thirty Year Overview of Space Applications andExploration, 1989, edited by Joseph Pelton et. al(Alexandria, VA), pp. 90-105.]
1991a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/Unpub_Papers/1991AAAS.html[Extra-Terrestrial Education: Not Science fiction At All.With Lou Nevins for the Annual Meeting of the AmericanAssociation for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C., for theSession entitled "Satellite Delivery of Education: From ElementarySchool to the Working World" in Washington, D.C., February 14-19,1991.]
1991b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/luncheon.html[The Icing on the Cake(s): Food is Love. For the Twentieth StaffCouncil Luncheon at CSU, Chico, April 19, 1991.]
1991c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/UrbanowiczOnMarconi-1901.pdf[Marconi Receives the First Transatlantic Telegraphic RadioTransmission. Great Events From History II: Science And TechnologySeries, Volume 1 - 1888-1910, edited by Frank N. Magill(Pasadena/Englewood Cliffs: Salem Press), pages 128-133.]
1991d http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/UrbanowiczOnSputnikI-1957.pdf [Sputnik 1, The First Artificial Satellite isLaunched. Great Events From History II: Science And TechnologySeries, Volume 4 - 1952-1969, edited by Frank N. Magill(Pasadena/Englewood Cliffs: Salem Press), pages 1545-1550.]
1991e http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/UrbanowiczOnTonga-1991.pdf[Tonga. Encyclopedia of World Cultures, edited by D.Levinson (Boston: Hall-Macmillan), pp. 336-339].
1993a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/JOUR116.html[Oceania & The Pacific. For Professor John Sutthoff'sJournalism 116: International Communications In The Global Arena,CSU, Chico, March 25, 1993.]
1993b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/Darwin116.html[Charles R. Darwin: Happy 116th Birthday! For session entitled"Anthropology and Curriculum: Perennial Problems and NewPossibilities" at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the AmericanAnthropological Association Meetings, Washington D.C., November17-21, 1993.]
1995a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/Darwin/DarwinSem-S95.html][Urbanowicz on Darwin. For the Anthropology 303 Seminar inCultural Anthropology: Charles Darwin, Spring 1995].
1995b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/syllabi/Anth13/SYL_013-F95.html[Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, CSU, Chico, Fall1995.]
1996a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/Images/CasScientistInherit.jpeg[Performed as "Dr. Amos D. Keller" in InheritThe Wind in the CSU, Chico Spring 1996 production, directedby Dr. Randy Wonzong, March 12-17, 1996.]
1996b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/1996THEA124.html[Charles Darwin: Reflections. With Donna Crowe for a presentationfor Ms. Sarah Salisbury's Theatre 124, Children's Literature inPerformance, October 24, 1996.]
1996c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/Forum/Nov7-96.html[Darwin Evolves: Multimedia (Videotape+) For InstructionalPurposes. With Donna Crowe and Kathy Fernandes for the CSU,Chico Anthropology Forum, November 7, 1996.]
1996d http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/Images/CasWaiterLaBoheme.jpeg[Performed as a "waiter" in La Bohème in the CSU,Chico Fall 1996 production, directed by Professor Gwen Curatilo,November 12-17.]
1997a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/Spring1997-Sabbatical.html[Twenty-Six Sabbatical Institutions Visited: Spring 1997,April 8->May 24, 1997].
1997b http://www.csuchico.edu/pub/inside/archive/97_09_25/tech.html[Camping Is Great but Nothing Beats Home: Across the USA inPursuit of Educational Technology. Inside Chico State,September 25, 1997].
1997c http://www.csuchico.edu/pub/inside/archive/97_10_23/enthusiasm.html[The Enthusiasm of Teaching. Inside Chico State, October23, 1997].
1997d http://rce.csuchico.edu/darwin/RV/darwinreflections.ram[Charles Darwin: Reflections - Part one: The Beginning.~Seventeen Minutes Video. Darwin in England]. Produced andEdited by Ms. Donna Crowe: Instructional Media Center, CSU,Chico.]
1998a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/Jan'98_Millennium_Paper.html[Twenty-Five/Twenty-Five, or, Hindsight Is Always Somewhat"Perfect" (But Perhaps We Can invent The Future!). [Presented asan invited speaker for the Professional Development Committee Meetingof PAUSE'98, with the theme of "Guess Who's Coming To College In TheMillennium?, Clear Lake, CA, January 8-9, 1998.]
1998b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/Images/CasIntruderSee.jpeg[Performed as the "Russian Intruder" in See How They Run,one of the CSU, Chico 1998 Summer Court Theatre ensemble productions,directed by Dr. Sue Pate, July 7-11, 1998.]
1998c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/14th_ICAES.html[Gambling (Gaming) In The United States of America From AnAnthropological Perspective. Presented at the 14th ICAES(International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences)Meetings on the Anthropology of Tourism for the 1998 Congress held atWilliamsburg, VA, July 29-August 2, 1998.]
1998d http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/PowerPoint/DarwinModernismSep98/[Charles R. Darwin (1809-1882): Potential Founding Father ofModernism? Powerpoint Presentation for Professor James McManus Art197, The Avant-Garde in the Twentieth Century: The Visual Arts,September 30, 1998.]
1998e http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/DarwinArt197.html[Darwin and Modernism: From The Industrial Revolution ThroughThe Origin of Species And Beyond. Presentation for ProfessorJames McManus Art 197, The Avant-Garde in the Twentieth Century: TheVisual Arts, September 30, 1998.]
1999a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/3Sisters.htm[Performed as "Ferapont Spiridonych" in the CSU, Chico productionof Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters, directed by Dr.Sue Pate, March 10-14, 1999.]
1999b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/1998-1999LPPFinRept.html[1998-99 Learning Productivity Project FinalReport.]
1999c http://rce.csuchico.edu/darwin/RV/darwinvoyage.ram[Charles Darwin: - Part One: The Voyage. ~Twenty-twoMinute Video. Darwin sailing from England to South America.Produced and Edited by Ms. Donna Crowe: Instructional Media Center,CSU, Chico.]
1999d http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/Images/A&OLaceDrHarper.jpeg[Performed as "Reverend Dr. Harper" in the Fall 1999 Encore!Chico Community Production of Arsenic and Old Lace directed byGary Hibbs, November 5-14, 1999.]
2000a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/ChaillotWordsMisc.htm[Dramaturge and performed as "Dr. Gaspard Jadin" as well as the"Sewer Man" in the CSU, Chico production of Jean Giraudoux's TheMadwoman of Chaillot directed by Dr. Sue Pate, March 7-12,2000.]
2000b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/LeadershipChicoMarch2000.htm[Twenty-First Century Education Materials: You Ain't Seen NothingYet. Presented at "Leadership Chico -- Education Day" in Chico,California, March 15, 2000.]
2000c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/ChicoFireDeptMay2000.html[Computers And Technology into the Twenty-First Century: YouAin't Seen nothing Yet (Again!). Presented at the City of Chico FireDepartment Workshop, May 5, 2000.]
2000dhttp://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/Darwin2000.html[Teaching As Theatre: Some Classroom Ideas, SpecificallyThose Concerning Charles R. Darwin (1809-1882) presented at the 99thAnnual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, SanFrancisco, California, November 15-19, 2000.]
2000e http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PHIL321Fall2005.html[Urbanowicz on Darwin And Human Happiness. For ProfessorRobert Stewart's Philosophy 321, Ethics And Human Happiness, at CSU,Chico, November 30, 2000.]
2000f http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/TeachingT.html[Mnemonics, Quotations, Cartoons, And A Notebook: "Tricks" ForAppreciating Cultural Diversity. Strategies In TeachingAnthropology, Edited by Patricia Rice and David McCurdy (NJ:Prentice-Hall), pages 132-140.]
2001a Gambling_into_the_21st_cent.pdf[Gambling Into The 21st Century. Hosts And Guests Revisited:Tourism Issues of the 21st Century, edited by Valene Smith andMaryann Brent (NY: Cognizant Communication Corp.), pp.69-79.]
2001b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/Sp2001GEOS254.htm[For Professor Tom McCready Geosciences 154, Science AndEthics, CSU, Chico, on February 8, 2001.]
2001c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/SP2001ReddingCA.html[Where Does The Future Come From? (Subtitled, "You Haven't SeenAnything Yet!)." For a presentation at the Redding, California,Chamber of Commerce Luncheon meeting on March 12, 2001.]
2001d http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/bethhenleyinfo.htm[Dramaturge information for the CSU, Chico production of TheMiss Firecracker Contest, Directed by Professor Sue Pate, April3-8, 2001.]
2001e http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/FA2001Unitarian.html[Darwin, Dying, and Death: Philosophical Perspective(s). For theUnitarian Fellowship of Chico on November 4, 2001.]
2001f http://rce.csuchico.edu/darwin/RV/darwin3.ram[Charles Darwin: - Part Two: The Voyage. ~Twenty-sevenMinute Video. Darwin from South America, through theGalápagos Islands, and back to England. Edited by Ms. VilmaHernandez and Produced by Ms. Donna Crowe: Instructional MediaCenter, CSU, Chico.]
2002a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/StreetScene.html[Dramaturge and performed as "Abraham Kaplan" in the CSU, Chicoproduction of Elmer Rice's Street Scene directed by Dr. RandyWonzong, March 6-10, 2002.]
2002b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/aStoryof2027.html[A "Story" (Vision or nightmare?) of the Region in 2027. Forclassroom use at CSU, Chico, September 30, 2002.]
2002c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/NewMoonFall2002.html[Performed as "M. Beaunoir" in the CSU, production of SigmundRomberg's The New Moon directed by Professor Joel Rogers,October 23-27, 2002.]
2002d http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/TheBirdsFall2002.html[Visuals From The Birds @ CSU, Chico, directed byProfessor Cynthia Lammel, November 12-17, 2002].
2002e http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/DarwinDayCollectionOneChapter.html[There Is A Grandeur In This View of Life. Chapter in DarwinDay Collection One: The Best Single Idea Ever, edited by AmandaChesworth et al. (Albuquerque, New Mexico: Tangled Bank Press), pages67-70.]
2002f http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/StrategiesTwo.html[Teaching As Theatre. Strategies in TeachingAnthropology, Second Edition, edited by Patricia Rice & DavidW. McCurdy, Editors (NJ: Prentice Hall), pages 147-149.]
2003a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/Jan2003Hawai'iDarwin.html[Teaching As Theatre Once Again: Darwin in the Classroom (AndBeyond). For the Hawai'i International Conference on Arts andHumanities, Honolulu, Hawai'i, January 12-15, 2003.]
2003b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/BrechtSp2003.html[Dramaturge and performed as several characters in the CSU, Chicoproduction of Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circledirected by Dr. Sue Pate, March 4-9, 2003.]
2003c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/Sp2003ANTH161.html[ANTH 161, Lecture for North American Indians, CSU, Chico, April8, 2003].
2003d http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/30YearsOfAnthroForums.html[The Anthropology Forum: 1973->2003! For the CSU, ChicoAnthropology Forum, May 15, 2003.]
2003e http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/30YearsPartTwoAnthroForums.html[The Anthropology Forum: 1973->2003, Part II; For the CSU,Chico Anthropology Forum, September 4, 2003.]
2003f http://rce.csuchico.edu/Darwin/RV/darwin4.ram[Charles Darwin: - Part Three: A Man of Science.~Twenty-four Minute Video. Darwin from South America, throughthe Galápagos Islands, and back to England. Produced andEdited by Ms. Donna Crowe: Instructional Media Center, CSU,Chico.]
2004a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/TeachingAboutDarwinJan2004.html[Teaching About Darwin: Towards The Bicentennial (As Well As TheSesquicentennial) of Charles R. Darwin, 1858/1859. For a workshopsponsored by the Outreach Programs of the California Academy ofSciences (San Francisco) and held at the Museum of Anthropology atCSU, Chico, January 10, 2004.]
2004b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/ManOfLaManchaSpring2004.html[Visuals from Man of La Mancha @ CSU, Chico, directed byProfessor Randy Wonzong, May 5-9, 2004].
2004c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/CELTOctober2004Darwin.html[The Darwin Project: 1996 to 2004! For the Tenth AnnualConference on Learning and Teaching sponsored by CELT(Center for Excellence in Learning andTeaching), CSU, Chico, October 21-22, 2004.]
2004d http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/RECR50Fall2004.htm[Continuing Interests In "Gaming" for Professor Sarah RichardsonRecreation 50, Hospitality Industry, at CSU, Chico, October 29,2004.]
2005a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/syllabi/SYL_303-SP2005.html[Anthropology 303, Seminar in Cultural Anthropology: CharlesDarwin, Spring 2005.]
2005b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/ENRMeetingSep2005.html[A Personal View of the Millennial Student. For a presentation atthe Annual CSU, Chico Enrollment Management Meeting, September 16,2005.]
2007a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/Gauguin2007Refs.html[Gauguin Pacific References. For the lectures on the m/s PaulGauguin, June 30, 2007 to July 11, 2007.]
2007b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/syllabi/SYL_373-FA2007.html[CSU, Chico Anthropology 373, Pacific Cultures. Fall 2007].
2007c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PearlHarbor2007.html[Pearl Harbor After Sixty-Six Years and World War II in the PTO(Pacific Theater of Operations). For the CSU, Chico AnthropologyForum, December 6, 2007.]
2009a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/OceanusMarch2009.html[March 2009 References for the Spirit of Oceanus cruise,Fiji to Guyam, February 27, 2009 to March 13, 2009.]
2009b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curbanowicz/syllabi/SYL_113-FA2009.html[CSU, Chico Anthropology 113, Human Cultural Diversity, Fall2009.]
2009c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/syllabi/SYL_496-FA2009.html[CSU, Chico Anthropology 496/496H, History of Theory/Method, Fall2009].
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