News - October 2012 - Portland State University
Monday, October 29, 2012
»Nobuko Murakami-Chalfen, Master of International Management Program 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 langua
»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
»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
»Heather Burns, Sybil Kelley and Dilafruz Williams, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty, presented "Nurturing Sustainability Leaders: Pedagogical Practices and Guiding Stories at the national Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Highe
»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
»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
»Jean Henscheld, Education faculty, is editor of About Campus, which received a 2012 APEX Award for Publishing Excellence. About Campus is published by Wiley and ACPA-College Student Educators International. It provides articles on issues faced by both stu
»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
»Jennifer Allen, Institute for Sustainable Solutions; Darrell Brown, Business Administration; Danielle Grondin; Leslie McBride, Community Health; and Jacob Sherman presented PSU's efforts to create an authentic undergraduate experience in sustainability at
»Kevin Kecskes, Public Administration faculty, co-presented a keynote address, "Fits and Starts: Visions for the Community Engaged University," at the annual National Engaged Scholarship Conference, University of Alabama, Oct 3.
»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
»Julie Smith, Scott Gallagher, Christian Aniciete, and Chelsea Kastelnik, University Communications, presented "Building Your Brand's Reputation Through Outreach and Engagement" at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District 7 Fall Con
»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.
»Janet Walker, Social Work and Regional Research Institute faculty, presented an invited plenary entitled "A Positive Development Approach to Serving Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions" at the International Focus on Youth in Transition:
»Talya Bauer, Business Administration faculty, authored an article titled "Organizational Socialization Tactics: Determining the Relative Impact of Context, Content, and Social Tactics” published in the October issue of Revue de Gestion des Ressources Huma
»David Ervin, Economics faculty, co-authored “Motivations and Barriers to Corporate Environmental Management” published in Business Strategy and the Environment.
»Eric Franklin, Fine and Performing Arts, had his work selected and included in an exhibition of contemporary glass art at the Museum at Mesa Arts Center in Arizona, Sept. 14 – Jan. 6. The exhibit titled Fire and Sand, Contemporary American Glass celebrate
»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.