News - November 2012 - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
»Leerom Medovoi, English faculty, presented "Reperiodizing the Postmodern in the Light of the World-System" for a roundtable on The Postmodern/Postwar After the New Modernist Studies at the Modernist Studies Association Meeting, Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 20.
»Eva Nunez Mendez, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented a paper titled "Ergative Languages in Contact with Spanish" at the Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association Conference, Seattle, Oct. 20.
»Cynthia A. Sloan, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented "Creating Origins: The Construction of Nation in Teresa de la Parra's Las Memorias de Mama Blanca" at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association in Seattle, Oct. 19-21.
»Eva Thanheiser, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, presented "Preservice Elementary School Teachers' (PSTs') Conceptions of Multidigit Whole Numbers: The Development of Those Conceptions and the PSTs' Motivation to Learn" and co-presented "Understanding
»TC Buell, English emeritus faculty, and Joan Strong Buell are exhibiting their art at the Sitka Art Invitational: Stories From Art and Nature, World Forestry Center, Portland, Nov. 10-11.
»Jay Gopalakrishnan, Mathematical and Statistics faculty, co-authored "Mixed Finite Element Approximation of the Vector Laplacian with Dirichlet Boundary Conditions" published in Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, Vol. 22, Issue 09, Septe
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
»Inger Olsen, World Languages and Literatures faculty, participated in the Regional Meeting for Danish lecturers in the U.S., Canada, Japan and China held at University of California Berkeley, Nov. 1-4. She gave at talk about the rhetorical question, "Do w
»Jay Gopalakrishnan, Mathematical and Statistics faculty, is directing PSU's participation in a three-year, $1.85 million grant awarded to the University of Texas at Austin by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. PSU's research goal for the grant i
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
»The Oregonian: Oregon public universities graduated 20,000 students in 2011-12, far exceeding the previous record
Monday, November 19, 2012
»Gerasimos Fergadiotis, Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, has been selected to participate in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2013 Pathways program. The program is sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicatio
»Michele Miller, Intensive English Language Program, chaired a session, Practices in Advising ESL Students, at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region 1 Fall Conference in Tacoma, Wash., Nov. 7-10. She was also one of five trainers for th
Monday, November 26, 2012
»A gift to stream 32 films about Persian culture from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute to Portland State University
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
»Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, Speech and Hearing Sciences, co-presented "SLPs and Audiologists in Global Settings: Ethical Considerations Before, During, and After" at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association conference in Atlanta, Nov. 1
»Leslie McBride, Community Health faculty; Milan Sherman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty; Albert Spencer, Philosophy faculty; and Belinda Zeidler, Community Health faculty; presented a panel discussion, "A Collaborative, Constructivist Faculty Developm
»Ken Ruoff, History faculty, presented a paper, "Japan's 2600th Anniversary Commemorative Essay Contest," at a conference in Tokyo about Japan's Prewar P.E.N. Club, Nov. 26.
»Jeremy Spoon, Anthropology faculty, presented a paper, "Mixed and Collaborative Methods: Approaching Indigenous Ecological Knowledge Heterogeneity," in an invited session at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Nov. 15.
»JJP Veerman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, gave the C^3 Colloquium of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Nov. 16. The title of his lecture was "Control of Transients in the Synchronization of Oscillator Networks."
»Scott Burns, Geology faculty, was presented with the Distinguished Practice Award by the Environmental and Engineering Geology Division of the Geological Society of America at its annual convention in Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 5. This award recognizes the top