News - January 2014 - Portland State University
Monday, January 6, 2014
»Outside Magazine: Live by Bike: Never mind the health and environmental benefits. It’s good for the soul.
»Desiree Pacheco and Talya Bauer, Business Administration faculty, have been invited to join the editorial board of the Journal of Management.
»Jyoti Roy, alumni, received a 2014 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII Opportunity and Inclusion Scholarship for the CASE VIII Conference to be held in Vancouver, B.C., in February. The scholarship is awarded to two recip
»Pete Tashman, Business Administration faculty, was in a Discovery News article online, “Skiing on Garbage to Help Green Skiing,” for his research on how exposure to climate change affects ski resort environmental performance.
»Berrin Erdogan, Business Administration faculty, gave a talk, titled “Employer-Employee Relationship,” at the Changing Employment Relationship and Worker Well-Being conference organized by Oregon Health & Science University and the PSU Occupational Health
»Sherril Gelmon, Public Administration faculty, made three presentations with colleagues at the International Association on Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement conference in Omaha this November: “Creating Evidence of Institutional Engage
»Karen L. Karavanic, Computer Science faculty, with collaborators from Lewis & Clark and Knox colleges, presented “An Educator’s Toolbox for CUDA” at a full-day HPC Educators Program session at the SC13 conference in Denver, Nov. 19.
»Kevin Kecskes, Public Administration faculty, with a colleague presented “Engaging Departments for Institutional Transformation” at the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas, Nov. 20-21.
»Michael McGregor, English faculty, presented “Robert Lax: On the Road in Search of an Authentic Life” at St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, N.Y., on Nov. 13, and “Robert Lax: Son of Olean and Israel” at the Olean Public Library in Olean, N.Y.,
»Tracy J. Prince, Portland Center for Public Humanities, presented “Portland’s Slabtown: An Historic Look at Inner Northwest Portland” at the Bosco-Milligan Foundation’s Architectural Heritage Center, Dec. 7.
»Lauren Simon, Business Administration faculty, facilitated a session discussion on research topics in abusive supervision at the Southern Management Association 2013 Meeting in New Orleans, La., Nov. 5-9.
»Heather Spalding, Student Affairs, presented a webinar, “Promoting Sustainable Campus Landscapes,” hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the Arbor Day Foundation, Nov. 12.
»Gerry Sussman, Urban Studies and Planning and International Studies faculty, on Dec. 4 was interviewed by a Russian television news station, RTTV, about the United States and European Union economic interests in the political protests in Ukraine.
»Erica Wagner, Business Administration faculty, had her co-authored paper, “Classification Systems, Their Digitization and Consequences for Data-Driven Decision Making: Understanding Representational Quality” presented at the International Conference on In
»Scott Wells, Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty, was an invited speaker for three seminars at the Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 Water Quality Modeling Workshop and Conference in Dallas, Texas, Nov. 17-21.
»Carl Abbott, Urban Studies and Planning emeritus faculty, authored two recent articles: “Science Fiction Cities” published in Deletion: The Open Access Online Forum in Science Fiction, Episode 2, December 2013; and “Distributed Cities” published in Clarke
»Shelby Anderson, Anthropology faculty, co-authored “A High-Resolution Chronology for the Cape Krusenstern Site Complex, Northwest Alaska,” published in Arctic Anthropology, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2013.
»Kimberly Atwill, World Languages and Literatures, authored a chapter, “The Many Possible Roles for Technology in the Reading-Writing Connection,” published in Teaching Reading and Writing: Improving Instruction and Student Achievement, Paul H. Brookes Pub
»Paul Collins, English faculty, authored an article, "Swindlers & Scientists," published in the New Scientist, Dec. 18, 2013.
»Dacian Daescu, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, authored a book chapter, "Sensitivity Analysis in Nonlinear Variational Data Assimilation: Theoretical Aspects and Applications" published in Advanced Numerical Methods for Complex Environmental Models: N
»Dan DeWeese, English faculty, authored “Imaginary Metropolis,” an article published in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Oregon Humanities magazine.
»Michele Gamburd, Anthropology faculty, authored a book, The Golden Wave: Culture and Politics After Sri Lanka’s Tsunami Disaster, published by Indiana University Press, December 2013. The Voice of America interviewed Gamburd about her new book and the int
»Amy Greenstadt, English faculty, authored "The Kindest Cut: Circumcision and Queer Kinship in The Merchant of Venice," published in English Literary History, Vol. 80, 2013.
»Amy Hofer, Library faculty, authored "Giving Games the Old College Try,” published in In the Library with the Lead Pipe, Dec. 18.
»Meiru Liu, Business Administration faculty, co-edited a four-book series on translation and Chinese language pedagogy. They are Theoretical Problems in the Translation of Chinese Literature into English, Including Four Case Studies; Problems in Teaching C
»Robert Schroeder, Library faculty, co-authored an article, "Meeting the Challenges of Professional Committee Meetings," published in the journal Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research.
»B.D. Wortham-Galvin, Architecture faculty, wrote an article, “An Anthropology of Urbanism: How People Make Places (and What Designers and Planners Might Learn from It),” published in the architecture and urban research journal Footprint, issue No. 13, aut
»Alan Yeakley, School of the Environment director, co-authored the book Wild Salmonids and the Urbanizing Pacific Northwest, a product of his work on the Independent Multidisciplinary Science Team for the state of Oregon, published by Springer, 2014.
»Kristi Yuthas, Business Administration faculty, co-authored an article titled “Redefining Quality in Developing World Education” published in Innovations, Vol. 8, Issue 3/4.
»Suzanne Estes, Biology faculty, received a $750,000 National Science Foundation grant for “Mitonuclear Interaction and the Genetic Architecture of Phenotypic Evolution.”
»Elise Granek, Environmental Science and Management faculty, and Ann Marie Fallon University Honors faculty, were awarded a $6,000 Katherine Bisbee Fund Grant from the Oregon University System and Oregon Community Foundation for their project, “Emerging Co