News - May 2014 - Academics & Research
Monday, May 12, 2014
»Ulrich H. Hardt, Curriculum and Instruction emeritus faculty, chaired the NW Regional Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, sponsored by the Oregon Council of Teachers of English and involving 180 speakers from 22 states and 16 PSU fa
»Dawn White, International Affairs emeritus faculty, received the 2014 Retirement Association of Portland State’s Outstanding Retired Staff Award at the Presidents Luncheon, April 17. White, who retired in 2008, held many leadership positions at PSU, inclu
»Pat Boas, Art and Design faculty, presented a lecture on the development of her drawing and painting series, “Unalphabetic,” at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Ore., April 10.
»Susan Conrad, Applied Linguistics faculty, presented “Situating Engineering Writing within the World of Engineering Discourse” at the Symposium on Linguistic Perspectives on Discipline-Specific Language: Transforming the Teaching and Assessment of STEM Wr
»Bill Fischer, World Languages and Literatures faculty, organized and chaired a panel discussion about “Promoting Innovation in World Language Instruction” and presented a study on “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Amazing and Appalling Language Textbooks
»Julia Freybote, Business Administration faculty, presented two papers, titled “The Impact of LEED Neighborhood Certification on Condo Prices” and “Heterogeneous Investor Sentiment in Commercial Real Estate Markets,” at the 2014 American Real Estate Societ
»Carrie Furrer, Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services staff, presented a symposium paper, titled “Risk Factors for Child Welfare Involvement and the Buffering Effect of Early Head Start Programs,” at the 19th National Conference on Child Abus
»Elise Granek, Environmental Sciences and Management, was invited to present on “Emerging Contaminants in Oregon Coastal Waters and Organisms” at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology seminar series in Charleston, Ore., May 2.
»Eric Holmes, Communications faculty, presented “STEM Rising: Strategies for Teaching Technical Writing at the Collegiate Level” at the Write the Docs conference at Urban Airship in Portland, May 5-6.
»Angie Mejia, Chicano/Latino Studies and Social Work faculty, presented “Major Depressive Disorder and its Technoscientific Manifestations at the Technische Universität Darmstadt’s and University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne’s program, Modes of Technoscien
»Sarah Schoettler, World Languages and Literatures, chaired a session in which she presented a paper about “Student Self-Evaluations for Proficiency,” and was a panelist in the session “Promoting Innovation in World Language Instruction,” in which she pres
»Gerry Sussman, Urban Studies and International Studies faculty, moderated and was a discussant on a panel about “Social Change and Documentary” at the University of Oregon’s What is Documentary? Conference at the White Stag Building in Portland, April 26.
»Dilafruz Williams, Education faculty, presented a paper, “Life’s Lessons in 4 Inches of Living Soil in the Learning Gardens: Humus, Humility, Humanity — A Photo Essay,” as well as co-presented a paper, co-presented a paper, “Soil, Sense, and Sensibility A
»Susan Wladaver-Morgan, Pacific Historical Review, presented commentary on a panel, “Politics and Reform in the United States and Great Britain, 1890-1930,” at the 45th Western Association of Women Historians annual conference, May 1-3. Since November 2013
»Silvia Boero, World Languages and Literatures faculty, authored a book chapter, “The International Scenario: Eugene Debs, John Reed and Carlo Tresca — The Ludlow Massacre, The Welsh and The British Unions, 1913-1914,” for the volume La Settimana Rossa (Th
»Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, Speech and Hearing faculty, co-authored “Motor-Based Intervention Protocols in Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech,” published in the journal Current Developmental Disorders Reports, April 2014.
»Mel Gurtov, Political Science emeritus professor, publishes a blog, In the Human Interest, with posts on globalization, U.S. foreign policy, China, and other international political topics.
»Piman Limpaphayom, Business Administration faculty, co-authored a chapter, “Corporate Governance and Firm Valuation in Asian Emerging Markets,” for the volume Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets, published by Springer, 2014.
»Joan Petit, Library faculty, authored “A Family-Friendly Study Room for Student-Parents and Their Children at Portland State University Library” published in the journal OLA Quarterly, Spring 2014.
»Dan Rogers, Business Administration faculty, co-authored an article, titled “Does Operational and Financial Hedging Reduce Exposure? Evidence from the U.S. Airline Industry,” published in the journal Financial Review, February 2014.
»Robert Schroeder, Library faculty, authored an article, “Transitioning Students, Transforming Education,” published in the journal OLA Quarterly, April 2014.
»Robert Strongin, Chemistry faculty, co-authored “A Photochemical Method for Determining Plasma Homocysteine with Limited Sample Processing,” published in the journal Chemical Communications, 2014.
»Nora Wendl, Architecture faculty, authored the article, “Attempts at Breaking into a Glass House,” published in the bi-annual publication on architecture, urbanism, landscape, material culture and infrastructure On Site Review, spring 2014.