News - April 2014 - University Communications
Monday, April 21, 2014
»Rudy Barton, Architecture faculty, has received a prestigious Fulbright Visiting Professorship to the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland for the 2014-15 academic year — the first PSU professor to receive a Fulbright Scholar Award to travel to the United Ki
»Karen Gibson, Urban Studies faculty, and Leanne Serbulo, University Studies instructor, won the 2014 Joel Palmer Award for best article published in the spring 2013 issue of the journal Oregon Historical Quarterly for the previous year, for their article,
»Judy Bluehorse Skelton, Indigenous Nations Studies instructor, was named 2014 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Oregon Indian Education Association at its annual conference in Warm Springs, Ore., April 11.
»Wim Wiewel, University president, is the new chair of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment Steering Committee, which leads the organization’s network of more than 680 colleges and universities.
»Jennifer Dill, Urban Studies and Planning and OTREC faculty, gave a keynote talk, titled “Designing Neighborhoods for Healthy, Active Families: What the Research is Telling Us,” at the Utah American Planning Association spring 2014 conference in Springdal
»Sherril Gelmon, Public Administration faculty, and alumna Paige Hatcher presented “Improvement for Physicians-in-Training: A Longitudinal Curriculum” as both oral and poster presentations at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in P
»Jeff Gerwing, Environmental Science and Management faculty, presented a paper titled, “Innovation and Evolution Over 10 Years of Collaborative Ecosystem Restoration Efforts on the Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon” at the 85th Annual Meeting of the North
»John Hall, Economics and International Studies faculty, participated in the 56th Annual Conference of the Western Social Science Association, serving as president of the Association for Institutional Thought, and co-presenting the coauthored paper “The Em
»Jason R. Jurjevich, Population Research Center and Urban Studies and Planning faculty, presented “Who’s Not Counted? Same-Sex Demographics and the U.S. Census” at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Tampa, Fla., April 8-12.
»Sybil Kelley and Dilafruz Williams, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty, co-presented a paper, “Integrating STEM in Learning Gardens at Low-Income Urban Schools: K-8 Teachers’ Perspectives and Self-Efficacy,” at the American Educational Research Ass
»Kevin Kecskes, Public Administration faculty, presented “When Crossing the Street is an Issue: Building Communities and Leaders by Keeping off the Pavement” at the Western Region Campus Compact Consortium’s 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference, Ho
»Laurie Powers and Lee Ann Phillips, Regional Research Institute faculty, with M. Kane presented “Youth Taking Charge of Their Lives” at the Research to Action: Social Determinants of Health Symposium at Portland State University, Feb. 28.
»Nicole Rigelman, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, presented a paper, “Using Student Thinking to Connect Operations and Algebraic Thinking,” and co-presented “Building Mathematics Learning Communities with NCTM Reflection Guides” at the 2014 National Co
»Christine M. Rose, English faculty, presented “Le Ménagier de Paris in the Bibliothèque Nationale de Luxembourg: MS 95 Rediscovered” at the Society for Textual Scholarship’s International Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Washington in Sea
»Dirgham H. Sbait, World Languages and Literatures faculty, upon the invitation of the Arabic Flagship Program at the University of Oklahoma at Norman presented a public lecture in English titled, "Palestinian Folk Poetry As Extemporized-Sung Rhymes: Genre
»Donald Truxillo, Psychology faculty, presented an invited talk, “Supporting the Health and Well-Being of Older Workers through Intervention Research,” for the European Network of Organizational Psychologists in Paris, France.
»Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, and former student Wes Hoyer authored a paper, titled “Development of Future Land Cover Change Scenarios in the Metropolitan Fringe, Oregon, U.S., with Stakeholder Involvement,” published in the journal Land, March 2014.
»Damian Erskine, Music instructor, authored his second book, The Improvisor's Path: Exploring the Bassist's Path to Mastery, Createspace, March 2014. An upcoming review of the book in Bass Player Magazine calls it a “future classic.”