News - October 2012 - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Monday, October 1, 2012
»Harry Anastasiou, International Peace and Conflict Studies faculty, was invited by the U.S. Department of State to present an up-to-date analysis of the Cyprus conflict and the effect of regional developments on the country. The event took place in Washin
»Marek Elzanowski and Serge Preston, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, organized the session Geometric Methods in Mechanics and Thermodynamics at the Algebra Geometry Mathematical Physics 8 meeting at the Technical University of Brno, Brno, Czech Republi
»Jon Holt, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented "'Thus Have I Heard': the Auditory Hallucination Poetry of Miyazawa Kenji" at the 2012 Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Sept. 21.
»Jodi Lapidus, Mathematics & Statistics adjunct faculty and OHSU faculty, presented an invited talk, “A Variable Selection Method for Logistic Regression Models Based on the Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve” at the Seminar on Applied Statistics spon
»Eric Mankowski, Psychology faculty, delivered a keynote address, "Better Practice in Batterer Intervention: What Does Research Tell Us?" at the annual conference of the Northwest Association of Domestic Violence Treatment Professionals, Vancouver, Wash.,
»DeLys Ostlund, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented "La prueba de los ingenios: En defensa del ingenio femenino" at the Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las Américas, pre-1800 2012 Conference in Portland, Sept. 13-15.
»Vicki Reitenauer, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Seanna Kerrigan, University Studies, presented "Facilitating Critical Thinking in Cooperative Education Settings" at the 9th International Conference on Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education
»Donald Truxillo, Psychology faculty, presented a workshop, “Age in the Workplace: Myths, Realities, and Emerging Questions for Employers and Society,” at the 19th annual Oregon Diversity Conference in Salem, Sept. 12-13.
»Richard Lycan, Urban and Public Affairs; Mark Sytsma and Rich Miller, Center for Lakes and Reservoirs; Will Garrick and Morgan Harvey, Academic Research and Computing; and Dave Banis, Geography, co-authored an article, “Developing the On-Line Atlas of Ore
»Leerom Medovoi, English faculty, authored “Dogma Line Racism: Islamophobia and the Second Axis of Race” published in Social Text, Vol. 30, No. 2, Summer 2012.
»Eva Nunez and Raven Chakerian, World Languages and Literatures faculty, authored an article, "A Comparative Linguistic Study Between Sicilian and Spanish," published in International Journal of Literature and Linguistics, (2012) Vol. 25: 249-274.
»Lee Shaker, Communication faculty, authored "Local Political Knowledge and Assessments of Citizen Competence" published in Public Opinion Quarterly.
»Margaret Everett, Graduate Studies and Sociology faculty, was awarded a $23,000 grant from the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund for a study, Healing and Gender in Urban Oaxaca: A Medical Anthropology Study of Mexico's Pentecostal Movement. The award is
Friday, October 5, 2012
»Eva Nunez, World Languages and Literatures faculty, was invited to teach two classes in the Graduate Summer Program of Middlebury College in Buenos Aires, session 2012.
»J.J.P. Veerman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, gave an invited lecture on Asymptotic Reliability Theory at the Universidad Carlos 3 of Madrid, Spain, in June.
»Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, and graduate assistant Betsy Breyer authored a paper titled "Land-use, Temperature and Single Family Residential Water Use Patterns in Portland, Oregon and Phoenix, Arizona" published in Applied Geography, Vol. 35, pp. 142
»John Hall, Economics and International Studies faculty, coauthored the article "Veblen's Predator and the Great Crisis" published in the Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XLVI, No. 2, 2012, pp. 411-418.
»Sean Kohles, Mechanical and Materials Engineering and Biology faculty, co-authored "Serious Head and Neck Injury as a Predictor of Occupant Position in Fatal Rollover Crashes" published in Forensic Science International, Vol. 222, No. 1-3, October 2012.
»Eva Thanheiser, Mathematics and Statistic faculty, co-authored "From Dissertation to Publication in JRME" published in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2012.
»Angela Strecker, Environmental Science and Management faculty, along with co-investigators Mark Sytsma, Val Brenneis, and Ian Davidson received a $210,000 grant from the Oregon State Marine Board to study management of aquatic invasive species.
»Jay Gopalakrishnan, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, gave a keynote presentation, “Mixed and Nonconforming Families of Elements for Linear Elasticity,” at the Sixth European Conference on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Vienn
»David Ervin, Economics faculty, presented "Rural and Urban Ecosystem Services: Substitutes or Complements?" at the Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference held in Portland, July 31.
»Wim Laven, Conflict Resolution, presented "Militarism vs. the World: Is the Military Bound to the Environment and Future Generations?" at the Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference at Tufts University, Boston, Oct. 6.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
»Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, and Il-Won Jung, former post-doctoral fellow in Geography, authored a paper titled "Climate Change Impacts on Spatial Patterns in Drought Risk in the Willamette River Basin, Oregon, USA" published in Theoretical and Applie
»Paul Collins, English faculty, authored "Lost and Found" published in the Fall 2012 issue of Tin House.
»Charles Deemer, English adjunct faculty, authored an opera libretto, Varmints: A Tragi-Comedy of the Old West (A Libretto in Search of Music), published by Round Bend Press. The libretto is based on Deemer's stage play of the same name, which received a g
»Craig Epplin, World Languages and Literatures faculty, authored an article, "Sacrifice and Recognition in Carlos Reygadas's Japón," published in the journal Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Vol. 28, No. 2.
»Tom Fisher, English faculty, authored "Acting Disaster" published in Celebrity Studies, Vol. 3, Issue 3.
»Eva Thanheiser, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, co-authored "Justification as a Teaching and Learning Practice: Its (potential) Multifaceted Role in Middle Grades Mathematics Classrooms" published the Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 2012. PSU gradua
»Amy Donaldson, Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, has received a $120,000 grant from Autism Speaks to complete a randomized wait list control pilot study to examine the effects of a hybrid social communication intervention for children with autism spect
»Sharon Carstens, Anthropology faculty, gave a keynote address, "New Questions, New Directions in Malaysian Chinese Studies," at the First Biennial Conference on Malaysian Chinese Studies in Kuala Lumpur, June 10. Carstens presented the paper again at Mala
»Jay Gopalakrishnan, Mathematical and Statistics faculty, gave an invited lecture, "Best Test Spaces in Petrov-Galerkin Methods and DPG Methods," at the International Conference on Computational Mathematics, Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, during July.
»Tom H. Hastings, Conflict Resolution faculty, presented "Climate Chaos and Conflict Management" at the Peace and Justice Studies Association conference, Tufts University, Oct. 5.
»Jon Holt, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented a paper titled "Clanging Bells, Clanging Words: Iwate Dialect in Miyazawa Kenji's 'Changa-Chaga Umako' Tanka Poems" at the 21st annual meeting of the Association of Japanese Literary Studies at
»Eva Nunez, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented an invited lecture, "The Most Asked Questions about the History of Spanish," at Reed College in Portland on Sept. 27, Lewis & Clark College on Sept. 28, and at University of Portland on Oct. 2.
»David Percy, Geology faculty, presented a plenary session about Open Source GIS at the Field Technology Conference in Portland, Sept. 26.
»J.J.P. Veerman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, gave an invited lecture on a mathematical model for evolution and speciation at the International Workshop for Complexity at the Institute for Math and its Applications in Minneapolis during August.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
»Nobuko Murakami-Chalfen, Business Administration instructor, received the 2012 Ray Verzasconi Pacific Northwest Postsecondary Teacher of the Year Award from Pacific Northwest Council For Languages at Oregon and Washington foreign language teachers
»Sharon Carstens, Anthropology faculty, presented her forthcoming book Language through Culture, Culture through Language: A Framework for K-8 Mandarin Curriculum at the 2012 Hanban American Local Professional Training for Chinese Language Teaching and Tea
»Sean Kohles, Mechanical and Material Engineering and Biology faculty, and biology graduate student, Shelley Mason, presented "The Influence of Vitamin D on Osteogenic Precursor Cell Biokinetics for Bone Tissue Engineering" at the Oregon Health & Science U
»Tom Fisher, English faculty, authored "The Audible and the Inaudible: Bob Kaufman and the Politics of Silence" in Babilónia n. 10/11 (2011).
»Leerom Medovoi, English faculty, authored "The Race War Within: Biopolitics of the Long Cold War" published in American Literature and Culture in the Age of Cold War: A Critical Reassessment, Steven Belletto and Daniel Grausam editors, University of Iowa
»Eva Thanheiser, Mathematics and Statistic faculty, authored "Understanding Multidigit Whole Numbers: The Role of Knowledge Pieces, Connections, and Context in Understanding Regrouping 3+ Digit Numbers" published in the Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 20
»Jay Gopalakrishnan, Mathematical and Statistics faculty, received a $161,186 grant for 2012-13 from the National Science Foundation as principle investigator for the study Novel Mixed and DG Methods.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
»The Oregonian: PSU Library, Black Studies Department host reception honoring Northeast Portland family's donation
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
»Leerom Medovoi, English faculty, co-hosted a symposium on the University of California Berkeley campus, Oct. 18-19. Medovoi worked closely with a faculty member in the UC Ethnic Studies department. The symposium gathered a group of distinguished national
»Annabelle Dolidon, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented "To Discipline and Punish in French Science Fiction: An Anticipatory Return to the Body" at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference in Seattle, Oct. 19-21. She al
»John Hall, Economics and International Studies faculty, organized the four paper panel "Theoretical Philosophy and Evolutionary Thinking" and co-presented the co-authored paper "Subreption and Institutional Inquiry" at the 24th annual meeting of the Europ
»Jon Holt, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented a paper, "Lost in Seattle: What Does Nagai Kafu’s Encounter with the American Northwest Tell Us about Japanese Travel and Immigration Accounts of the Early 1900s?" at the 2012 meeting of the Pac
»Wim Laven, Conflict Resolution, presented "Forgiveness: A Tool for Peace, Justice, and Human Rights, at Concerned Philosophers for Peace Theme: “Struggles for Recognition: Individuals, Peoples, and States” 2012 Conference, Oct. 27, 2012 Mercer University,
»Eric Mankowski, Psychology faculty, served on two panel discussions, "Questions and Challenges in Doing Male Gender-Based Action Research in Communities" and "Beyond the Individual: Perspectives in Community Psychology," at the 7th annual Northwest Commun
»Eva Thanheiser, Mathematics and Statistic faculty, presented "Using Interviews With Preservice Teachers as a Tool to Motivate Them to Learn Mathematics" at Teacher of Teachers of Mathematics, Ashland, in September.
»Suwako Watanabe, World Languages and Literatures faculty, was an invited panelist and gave a presentation titled “Japanese/Chinese Community-Based Learning Course at Portland State University” for the Berkeley Language Center Lecture Series at University
»David Ervin, Economics faculty, co-authored “Motivations and Barriers to Corporate Environmental Management” published in Business Strategy and the Environment.
»Jay Gopalakrishnan, Mathematical and Statistics faculty, co-authored "Instability in a Generalized Keller-Segel Model" published in the Journal of Biological Dynamics, Vol. 6, 2012, pp. 974–991.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012