News - April 2013 - Academics & Research
Monday, April 1, 2013
»The Oregonian: Hillsboro's Job Training Opportunity Program offers work experience to bilingual speakers
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
»The Oregonian: Cully community invited to forum to combat gentrification, displacement in Northeast Portland
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
»Meredith Farkas, Library faculty, authored "Web Conferencing Software," published in Association of College and Research Libraries, Winter issue, in the Tips and Trends, Instruction section of the journal.
»Amy Hofer, Library faculty, and her co-authors won the Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award for the article “Threshold Concepts and Information Literacy,” published in 2011 by por
»Grant Farr, Emeritus Sociology faculty, has written the new book The Shaping of Iran Today, published by Cognella Press.
»Sergio Palleroni and Margarette Leite, Architecture faculty, along with Master of Architecture student Matt Sedor and Architecture alumna Caty Head-Skoland, were awarded a Social Economic Environmental Design Award for Excellence in Public Interest Design
»Karen Gibson, Urban Studies and Planning faculty, and Leanne Serbulo, University Studies faculty, authored “Black and Blue: Police-Community Relations in Portland’s Albina District, 19641985,” published in the Oregon Historical Quarterly. In the article,
»Mary Vance won the Esther Matthews award from the Oregon Career Development Association in March for leadership and professional commitment to the career development field.
»John Hall, Economics faculty, authored a review of the book “Latin American Economic Development,” which was published in the Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XLVII, No. 1, March.
»Shelby Anderson, Anthropology faculty, presented "Challenges in the Study of Hunter-Gatherer Ceramics: a Case Study from Northern Alaska" at the Alaska Anthropological Association Meeting on March 15.
»Tom Hastings, Conflict Resolution faculty, and alumni Rhea DuMont and Emiko Noma, co-edited the compilation Conflict Transformation: Essays on Methods of Nonviolence, McFarland, Jefferson N.C. The compilation includes chapters by Conflict Resolution facul
»Melissa Appleyard and Erica Wagner, School of Business Administration faculty, co-authored the paper “Fostering Resilient Community Innovation: How Boundary Organizations Balance Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation,” which was presented at the Strategic Ma
»Sean S. Kohles, Materials and Mechanical Engineering and Biology faculty, co-authored the paper "The Stationary Configuration of the Knee," published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
»Cynthia-Lou Coleman, Communication faculty, presented a public seminar titled “The Extermination of Kennewick Man’s Authenticity through Discourse” at the invitation of the Newberry Library in Chicago on March 6. Coleman’s research on the discourse surrou
»Eva Nunez, World Languages and Literatures faculty, authored the article "Fundaments of Morphological-Syntactical Ergativity," published in the Journal of Language for Specific Purposes, Vol. 18.
»Masami Nishishiba, Public Administration faculty, presented "Power of Partnership-Collaboration between Clackamas County Urban Green and Nature in Neighborhood" at the American Society of Public Administration Annual Conference, New Orleans, March 18.
»Nicole Rigelman, Education faculty, authored "Becoming a Mathematical Problem Solver," published in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Vol. 18, No. 7.
»Joan Petit, Library Faculty, co-led the webinar "Free Online Technologies for Teaching and Learning," which was sponsored by ELIME-21, a grant-funded program with the aim of educating librarians in the Middle East and North Africa.
»Ken Ruoff authored “Nationalistic Movements to Restore Cultural Symbols of the Monarchy,” published in Critical Readings on the Emperors of Japan, Vol. 4, Leiden: Brill.
»Christof Teuscher, Engineering and Computer Science faculty, was the keynote speaker for the Ellis L. and Jennie Mae Krause Lecture in Science held at Marietta College, Ohio, March 27.
»Timm Menke, World Languages and Literatures faculty, authored a review of Christian Stein’s Primat der Sprache: Leitmotivik und Topologie des Subjekts bei Arno Schmidt in Bargfelder Bote: Materialien zum Werk Arno Schmidts, April.
»Suwako Watanabe, World Languages and Literatures faculty, gave the presentation "Developing Advanced-Level Speaking: Application of OPI," at the Spring Conference of American Association of Teachers of Japanese in San Diego, March 21.
»Sue Taylor, Art and Design faculty, contributed an essay on ceramicist Hal Riegger's 1974 Planet Pot to the Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft's online exhibition catalogue for "Object Focus: The Bowl," March 7 – Sept. 21.
»Nora Wendl, Architecture faculty, presented "An Ecology from Absence: In Place of Pruitt-Igoe," at New Ecologies, New Constellations, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s 101st National Annual Conference in San Francisco, March 21-24. The p
»Eva Thanheiser, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, along with graduate students Jodi Fasteen, Briana Mills, and Krista Strand, co-authored the article "Preservice-Teacher Interviews: A Tool for Motivating Mathematics Learning" in Mathematics Teacher Educ
»Cliff Allen, Business Administration faculty, co-authored an article titled “International Outsourcing of Research and Development: A Model of Leadership and Culture” which appeared in the current issue of Operations and Supply Chain Management: An Intern
»Kristi Yuthas authored the article “Rural Microfinance and Client Retention: Evidence from Malawi” in the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, March.
»Roberto De Anda, Chicano/Latino Studies faculty, authored the article "Ernesto Galarza and Mexican Children's Literature in the United States," published in Camino Real: Estudios de las Hispanidades Norteamericanas, Vol. 7, No. 4.
»Kristi Yuthas authored the article “Rural Microfinance and Client Retention: Evidence from Malawi” in the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, March.
»Lauren Beitelspacher, Business Administration faculty, co-authored the article “Antecedents and Consequences of Consumers’ Comparative Value Assessments Across the Relationship Life Cycle,” which appeared in the Journal of Business Research’s April issue.
»Jill Emery, Library faculty, co-authored “Techniques for Electronic Resource Management,” published in Library Technology Reports, February/March 2013, Vol. 49, No. 2.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
»Christine Cress, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty, presented the invited keynote “A Promising Connection: Increasing Educational Success through Civic Engagement” at the Faculty Professional Development Conference, Eastern Washington University,
»Amy Greenstadt, English faculty, presented a paper, "Unknown Sovereignty: Performative Chastity in Measure for Measure," at the Shakespeare Association of America Conference on March 28.
»G.L.A. Harris and Theresa Julnes Keleka Kaimanu, Public Administration faculty, delivered a paper and presentation titled "The Dumbing Down and Privatization of Higher Education: Are They Mutually Exclusive?" at the American Society for Public Administrat
»Melinda Hutson and Alex Ruzicka, Geology faculty, and student Ryan Brown presented a poster, "A Pyroxene-Enriched Shock Melt Dike in the Buck Mountains 005 (L6) Chondrite," and Ruzicka and Hutson and alumna Niina Jamsja gave an oral presentation titled "A
»Sheila Martin, Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, presented "Improving the Flow of Information through Technology Networks: A Case Study of Policy in Slovenia" at the International Atlantic Economic Conference in Vienna, Austria, April 6.
»Meg Merrick, Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, presented her paper "Defining, Tracking, and Displaying Regional Equity Conditions: Two Approaches from the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Region" at the 43rd Conference of the Urban Affairs Associ
»Jeremy Spoon, Anthropology faculty, presented “Deities Bring Foreigners to See Mount Everest: Tourism, Everyday Buddhism, and Environmental Sustainability in the World’s Highest Ecosystem” at the Everyday Religion and Sustainable Environments in the Himal
»Carl Abbott, Urban Studies and Planning emeritus faculty, authored a chapter on North America in The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History, 2013.
»Ralph Bunch, Political Science emeritus faculty, authored a book, Universal Suffrage: A Gift From Oregon To America’s Future, published by Odin Ink.
»Jill Emery, Library faculty, authored "The Role of the Modern Intermediary and What Constitutes Value in the Library of 2012" published in Against the Grain, Vol. 25 No. 1 February 2013.
»Andrew Giarelli, University Studies faculty, has been appointed as an American Studies peer reviewer for the Fulbright Scholars program for a three-year term. He has also been appointed as visiting senior lecturer in the American Studies department at Cha
»Hiro Ito, Economics faculty, co-authored “China and Global Imbalances from a View of Sectorial Reforms,” published in Review of International Economics, Vol. 21, Issue 1, February 2013.
»Leni Zumas, English faculty, was selected for GOOD Magazine’s List of “100 People Pushing the World Forward.” Created in 2009, the GOOD 100 was designed to identify and honor people who drive change in their communities in creative and inspiring ways.
»Dustin Morrow, Theater and Film faculty, wrote and directed, Everything Went Down, a feature-length musical shot entirely in the Pacific Northwest. The movie screens at the Portland Museum of Art’s Whitsell Auditorium on Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m. as part
»Shelby Anderson, Anthropology faculty, presented “Climate Change and Archaeology in Northwest Alaska,” and, with graduate student Dianna Woolsey, presented “Challenges in the Study of Hunter-Gatherer Ceramics: A Northern Alaskan Case Study” at the Northwe
»Gerry Sussman, Urban Studies and Planning faculty, wrote the prologue for the book Managing Democracy, Managing Dissent published by Corporate Watch, London.
»Anita Bright, Education faculty, presented the workshop “Taking On Mathematics: How the Common Core State Standards Can Work for English Learners” with graduate students Angela Vargas and Dulce Nash at the Annual Convention of the Teachers of English to S
»Sarah Tinkler and James Woods, Economics faculty, authored "The Readability of Principles of Macroeconomics Textbooks" published in The Journal of Economic Education, Vol. 44, No. 2.
»Sharon Carstens, Anthropology faculty, presented “The New Generation of Trilingual Chinese Malaysians” at the Annual Meetings of the Association for Asia Studies, San Diego, March 23.
»The Dalles Chronicle: Groups Put Invasive Quagga And Zebra Mussel Response Plan To The Test In Oregon
»Mau Nam Nguyen, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, presented a talk, "Subgradients of Minimal Time Functions and Applications to Set Facility Location," at the Department of Mathematics, University of Padova, Italy, March 26.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
»Alumni in the News: msn.com: Pat Cooney '96 Joins UTi Worldwide as APAC Regional Sales Vice President
Friday, April 19, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
»Jeremy Spoon, Anthropology faculty, and graduate student Brian Lefler presented “Mountain Homes and Overgrown Gardens: Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute) Perceptions of Fire Suppression on Southern Nevada Public Lands” at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual
»Sharon Carstens, Anthropology faculty, authored “New Questions, New Directions in Malaysian Chinese Studies” published in the Proceedings of the First Biennial Conference of Malaysian Chinese Studies, Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies, Kuala Lumpur, Ma
»Anita Bright, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, was quoted in the Colorín Colorado blog on the topic of common core math for English learners.
»Paul Collins, English faculty, wrote "Monkey Business" published in Lapham's Quarterly’s Spring issue.
»Susan Kirtley, English faculty, has had her book Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass nominated for an Eisner Award in the Best Educational/Academic Work category. The Eisners are known as the "Oscars of Comics."
»Tom Fisher, English faculty, authored “Making Sense: Jacques Rancière and the Language Poets” published in the Journal of Modern Literature, Vol. 36, No. 2.
»Marcia Klotz, English faculty, received a fellowship award from the University of Chicago to participate in a summer research program with the university's Eric Santner, chair of Germanic Studies.
»Sheila A. Martin and Elizabeth Morehead, Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, authored “Regional Indicators as Civic Governance: Using Measurement to Identify and Act Upon Community Priorities” published in National Civic Review, Vol. 102, No. 1.
»John Spence and Vikki Vandiver, Social Work faculty, wrote a book chapter titled "Tribal Best Practices: A Native American Horsemanship Program for Indian Youth" published in Best Practices in Community Mental Health: A Pocket Guide, edited by Vandiver, L
»Amy Borden, Theatre and Film faculty, presented “Get Me G.P. Lathrop: Thomas Edison and Modern Consumer Culture” at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies International Conference, Chicago, March 15.
»Scott Burns, Geology faculty, presented a paper, "Seven Factors of Wine Terroir - The Winemaker Just Might Be the Most Important; Case History from the Cube Project in Oregon and California," at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographer
»Jill Emery, Library faculty, presented “Developing TERMS: Techniques for Electronic Resource Management” at the Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference, Austin, Texas, March 18.
»Craig Epplin, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented an invited talk titled "Cinematic Sound and Space: Ray Charles in Buenos Aires" at Lawrence University on March 28, as well as "Sound and Space in La Hora de los Hornos" at the conference of
»Hiro Ito, Economics faculty, presented his paper, “Asian Development Review Conference,” at the Asian Development Review Conference in Manila, Philippines, on March 25-26. Asian Development Bank organized the session.
»Jason Jurjevich, Population Research Center and Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies and Urban Studies and Planning faculty, presented "Where Young People Go to Retire? Amenities, Employment Opportunity and Migration Patterns of the Young and Colleg
»Junghee Lee, Art and Design faculty, presented a paper titled "Pictorial Tile and Clay Buddhist Sculptures of the Paekche Kingdom, Korea" in the panel "Works in Clay in Early Korean and Japanese Buddhism," which she organized for the Annual Conference of
»Anoop Mirpuri, English faculty, presented a paper, "The Neoliberal State and the Vicissitudes of Civilian Life," as part of a panel titled "The Lives of Empire: Oak Creek, Racialization, and Violence" at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Ame
»Swapna Mukhopadhyay, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, gave the plenary talk "Mathematical Practices of Those without Power" at the Seventh International Conference on Mathematics Education and Society, Cape Town, South Africa, April 3.
»Frodo Okulam, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies faculty, presented "Earth Reconnect: Ecofeminist Spirituality and Relational Sustainability" at Divining Meaning: Meditations on Gender and Religion, the 32nd Annual Gender Studies Symposium, Lewis & Clark
»Shelby Anderson, Anthropology faculty, presented "Challenges in the Study of Hunter-Gatherer Ceramics: A Northern Alaskan Case Study" in an invited session at the Society for American Archaeology Meetings, April 3-7.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
»Kenneth Stedman, Biology faculty, and student Geoffrey Deimer won the seventh annual research award from publisher Biomed Central for their article "A Novel Virus Genome Discovered in an Extreme Environment Suggests Recombination Between Unrelated Groups
»Randall Bluffstone, Economics faculty, presented a co-authored paper, "Community Controlled Forests, Carbon Sequestration and REDD+: Some Evidence from Ethiopia” at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
»Sue Brower, Theater and Film faculty, represented Portland State on a panel for the In Other Words Feminist Community Center screening of the film Miss Representation in Portland, April 24.
»Sherril Gelmon, Public Administration faculty, and student Paige Hatcher presented "Teaching Improvement to Resident Physicians: Application of Theory in Clinical Settings" at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in London on April
»Ulrich H. Hardt, Education emeritus faculty, will chair the 29th annual Oregon Writing Festival at Portland State on Saturday, May 4. The festival, co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Education and the Oregon Council of Teachers of English, brings up t
»Marie Lo, English faculty, presented a paper, "Sovereign Terrains: Plenary Power and Chinese Exclusion," at the Asian American Studies Association Conference in Seattle.
»Nicole Rigelman, Education faculty, presented three papers at the Annual Conference of the National Conference of Teachers of Mathematics, Denver, in April. They papers are "Building Mathematics Learning Communities with NCTM Reflection Guides," "Is it Tr
»Sean Schumacher, Art and Design faculty, presented a talk titled "The Territory Is Not The Map" along with the project "An Unexplored Region" at the Strange Utility: Architecture Toward Other Ends symposium, Portland State University, April 27.
»Suwako Watanabe, World Languages and Literatures faculty, gave an invited lecture titled "'How Can I Communicate in Japanese Naturally?: A View from a Discourse Perspective" at Soka University, Aliso Viejo, Calif., April 15.
»Angela Zagarella, World Languages and Literature faculty, presented her paper "Migration and Multiculturalism in the Mediterranean" at the 33rd Conference of American Association Italian Studies in Eugene.
»Jennifer Allen, Institute for Sustainable Solutions and Public Administration faculty, authored "The Wicked Problem of Chemicals Policy: Opportunities for Innovation," published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, April 2013.
»Sharon Carstens, Anthropology faculty, authored a review of Strangers at Home: History and Subjectivity among the Chinese Communities of West Kalimantan, Indonesia, published in the Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 72, No. 1.
»Annabelle Dolidon, World Languages and Literatures faculty, authored "The Postmodern Farmer and the Production of Rural France in The Girl from Paris" published in The French Review, Vol. 86, No. 5, April 2013.
»Charles Klein, Anthropology faculty, authored “Online Activities for Enhancing Sex Education Curricula: Preliminary Evidence on the Effectiveness of the Abstinence and Contraception Education Storehouse” published online in the Journal of HIV/AIDS and Soc
»Swapna Mukhopadhyay, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, authored "Mathematical Practices of Those without Power" published in the Proceedings of the Seventh International Mathematics Education and Society Conference, Vol. 1.
»Billie Sandberg, Public Administration faculty, authored "The Road to Market" published in the journal Administrative Theory & Praxis, Vol. 35, No. 1, March 2013.
»Jeremy Spoon, Anthropology faculty, authored “From Yaks to Tourists: Sherpa Livelihood Adaptations in Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal” published in Continuity and Change in Cultural Adaptation to Mountain Environments, Stud
»Leni Zumas, English faculty, interviewed writer Joy Williams and the resulting article was published in Always Apprentices: The Believer Presents Twenty-two Conversations Between Writers, A McSweeney’s anthology, March 2013.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013