News - September 2012 - Portland State University
Monday, October 1, 2012
»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
»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.
»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.
»Lee Shaker, Communication faculty, authored "Local Political Knowledge and Assessments of Citizen Competence" published in Public Opinion Quarterly.
»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
»Vivek Shandas, Urban Studies and Planning, authored a paper with graduate research assistants Meenakshi Rao and Moriah McSharry McGrath entitled "The Implications of Climate Change on Residential Water Use: A Micro-Scale Analysis of Portland (OR)" publish
»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.,
»Michael J. Smith, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty, authored “Cooperation, College Knowledge, and Strong Parent Communities in the L.A. Concrete Jungle: The Case for Family-Centered Outreach" published in the Metropolitan Universities Journal, Vo
»Nathan McClintock, Urban Studies and Planning, presented "Bridging University and Community through Urban Agriculture Education: Experiences from Portland" at the Urban Agriculture Summit in Toronto, Ontario, Aug. 17, and at the Sustainable Agriculture Ed
»Anmarie Trimble, University Studies faculty, authored "No Theory But for Practice: Born, Multimedia, and the Avant-Garde" published in the anthology The New Work of Composing, Computers and Composition Digital Press, Utah State University Press. The eBook
»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.
»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
»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
»Jill Rissi, Public Administration faculty, received a $225,223 contract from the Oregon Health Authority to evaluate the PEBB Health Engagement Model. She will be working with Leslie McBride, Community Health faculty, researchers from the Providence Healt
»Sully Taylor, Business Administration faculty, presented a paper, “Career Management and Social Capital in MNCs,” at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, Aug. 3-7.
»Christof Teuscher, Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty, presented the paper "Memristor-Based Reservoir Computing" at the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures held in Amsterdam, July 4-5. The work was done by graduate student
»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.
»Talya Bauer and Berrin Erdogan, Business Administration faculty, co-authored a chapter titled “Organizational Socialization Outcomes: Now and Into the Future” published in The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization, Oxford University Press.
»Jennifer Dill, Urban Studies faculty and OTREC, co-authored an article with doctoral students Arlie Adkins (lead author) and Gretchen Luhr, and Community Health faculty Margaret Neal, “Unpacking Walkability: Testing the Influence of Urban Design Features
»Marion Sharp, Education faculty; Kellie Herold, Social Work faculty; and others in Oregon's services community, received a regional award for PSU's Therapy with Adoptive and Foster Parents program, which Sharp heads. The collaborative program was the 2012
»Emily Ford, Library faculty, authored a blog post, “What Do We Do and Why Do We Do It?” for the group, peer-reviewed blog In the Library with the Lead Pipe on Aug. 8.
»Laura Schott, Athletics, was recently inducted in the Jesuit High School Hall of Fame. Schott is head soccer coach at PSU. While at Jesuit, she scored 116 career goals, helping to lead the school to four state titles.
»Becki Hunt Ingersoll, Advising and Career Services, and James Ofsink, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, authored an article, "Pushed Across the Finish: One University's Success in Helping Students Complete Their Degrees Despite Obstacles," published
»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
»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
»Heather Burns, Education Leadership and Policy faculty, presented "Cultivating Integrative, Engaged and Transformative Learning: Lessons from the Learning Gardens Laboratory" at the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association national conference in Corv