News - January 2013 - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
»Dave Ervin, Economics and Environmental Science and Management faculty, presented "The Economics of Business Sustainability" at the NW Environmental Conference held in Portland on Dec. 5.
»Leerom Medovoi, presented "Anti-Fundamentalism and the Racial Enemy of Globalization: 1979–2012" at the American Studies Association Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 18.
»Ken Ruoff, History, delivered a lecture on "Japanese Tourism to Korea, Circa 1940: The Tension Between Tourism Promotion and Assimilation Policies" at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto, Japan, during December.
»Craig Epplin, World Languages and Literatures, authored "Concrete Scrawls: The Wires and Words of León Ferrari" published in Third Text, Vol. 26, Issue 6.
»Yasmeen Hanoosh, World Languages and Literatures faculty, authored an article, "Contempt: State Literati vs. Street Literati in Modern Iraq," polished in the Journal of Arabic Literature, Brill Publishing, 43.
»Sean Kohles, Mechanical and Materials Engineering and Biology faculty, co-authored "Assessing Specific Causation of Mesothelioma Following Exposure to Chrysotile Asbestos-Containing Brake Dust" published in the International Journal of Occupational and En
»Inger M. Olsen, World Languages and Literatures faculty, translated "Where We Built and Live" by Ivar Kirkegaard, The Danish Born American, published in The Bridge, Vol. 35, No. 1 and 2, 2012.
»Alexander Ruzicka and Melinda Hutson, Geology faculty, co-authored with others "Large Silica-Rich Igneous-Textured Inclusions in the Buzzard Coulee Chondrite: Condensates, Differentiates, or Impact Melts?" published in Meteritics and Planetary Science, Vo
»Amber Bliss Calderón, Phoebe Daurio, Diana Haughton, Gwen Heller Tuason, and Hilary Wang, Intensive English Language Program instructors, presented at the Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages conference on Nov. 16. Haughton, Calderón
Friday, January 11, 2013
»Gwenda H. Rice, co-coordinator of Oregon Geographic Alliance, receives highest honor for U.S. geographers
Monday, January 14, 2013
»Yasmeen Hanoosh, World Languages and Literature faculty, presented the paper "Discursive Inclusions and Exclusions of Arabness: Chaldean American Studies at the Crossroads" as part of a panel sponsored by the Arab American Studies Association at the Middl
»Susan Kirtley, English faculty, presented the paper “‘Like Us Be Free and Bold’: Innovation, Rebellion, and Self-Reliance in Boston Minicomics” at the Modern Language Association Conference in Boston.
»Subhash Kochar, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, chaired a session and gave an invited talk titled, "P-P Plots and their Applications" at the 21st International Conference of the Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics on Interdisciplinary Mathematical
»Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, was the lead author for "Syllabic Patterns in the Early Vocalizations of Quichua Children" published in the January issue of Applied Psycholinguistics.
»Leerom Medovoi, English faculty, received a three-year, collaborative, $425,600 grant to study “Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging in a Global Age” from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Portland Center for the Public Humanities.
»Per Henningsgaard and Abbey Gaterud, English/Publishing faculty, were quoted in the article “Preparing for the Future: Educational Publishing Programs up Digital Offerings, but Keep an Eye on the Basics Too” in the December issue of Publishers Weekly. The
»David Percy, Geology faculty, has been elected to a second four-year term representing North America and academia on the International Union of Geological Sciences Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information, which develops sta
»Leni Zumas, English faculty, had her new novel, The Listeners, named a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.
»Dacian Daescu, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, presented his research "Error Covariance Sensitivity Analysis in Atmospheric Data Assimilation" to the 1st International Conference on Frontiers in Computational Physics: Modeling the Earth System, Boulde
»John Hall, Economics and International Studies faculty, organized the panel "Out of the Crisis: With Institutionalist and Veblenian, Evolutionary Thinking," and co-presented the co-authored paper "Institutions and the Evolving System of Innovation in East
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
»Gwenda Rice, Oregon Geographic Alliance, has been awarded the 2013 Gilbert Grosvenor Honors for Geographic Education. The Association of American Geographers, the largest professional organization of geographers in the United States, presents the award, w
»Dacian Daescu, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, presented his research "Error Covariance Sensitivity and Forecast Impact Estimation with Adjoint 4D-Var" to the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Austin, Texas, Jan. 6-10.
»Yasmeen Hanoosh, World Languages and Literature faculty, presented “In Search of the Iraqi Other: Ethno-Religious Identities and the Discursive Formation of Secularism in Contemporary Iraqi Fiction” at the Modern Languages Association Convention in Boston
»Marcia Klotz, English faculty, presented "Messianic Temporality and the Financialized Globe” at the Modern Language Association Meeting on Jan. 4.
»Leerom Medovoi, English faculty, presented "Biopolitics and the Problem of Interiority" at the Modern Language Association Meeting on Jan. 5.
»Mau Nam Nguyen, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, presented the paper “Variational Analysis of Directional Minimal Functions and Applications” at the Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society in San Diego, Jan. 11.
»Donald Truxillo, Psychology faculty, gave an invited talk on his research "Designing Psychologically Enriched Jobs Across the Work Life Span: An Agenda for Work Psychology" at the Lisbon University Institute Business School on Dec. 13.
»Subhash Kochar, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, authored “Stochastic Comparisons of Order Statistics and Spacings: A Review," published in ISRN Probability and Statistics, 2012.
»David Ritchie, Communication faculty, is the author of Metaphor, published by Cambridge University Press. It was released in Europe in January and is scheduled for release in the U.S. in February.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
»Jay Gopalakrishnan, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, gave an invited lecture at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany, in November.
»Lawrence Wheeler, University Honors faculty, spoke on "William Morris and the New Paleography" to the Portland Society for Calligraphy, Jan. 14.
»John Hall, Economics and International Studies faculty, authored a book review of The Economies of Argentina and Brazil: A Comparative Perspective (Edward Elgar Publishing), published in the Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XLIV, No. 4.
»Susan Reese, English faculty, authored "Hope from Fiction, Lakes and Daughters," published in American Dreamers by SHARP/STUFF, a Wieden & Kennedy initiative, Reese was also featured in the November Friends of William Stafford newsletter, which included a