News - April 2012 - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Monday, April 2, 2012
»Stanford Economist Gavin Wright, “The Civil Rights Revolution in the South: Who Won, Who Lost?” May 10 at PSU
»Mary King presents “The Hidden Experience of Mexican Migrant Women” at University of Oregon Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics Symposium
»Susan Kirtley present "Through a Glass Darkly: Linda Barry's Images of Girlhood" at Gender Studies Symposium
»Randall Bluffstone co-authors “Are Soil Conservation Technologies ‘Win-Win?’ Evidence from the Ethiopian Highlands” in Natural Resources Forum
»Chia Yin Hsu, History faculty, authored "Railroad Technocracy, Extraterritoriality, and Imperial Lieux de Mémoire in Russian Émigrés’ Manchuria, 1920-1930s" published in Ab Imperio, 4/2011.
»Erik Bodegom, Ralf Widenhorn, Carl Wamser receive Partners in Science Program grants to bring high school teachers into research labs
Friday, April 6, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
»Alex Ruzicka and Melinda Hutson, Geology faculty, present "Large, Silica-rich Igneous-Textured Inclusions in the Buzzard Coulee (H4) Chondrite" at the 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, March 19-23.
»Chia Yin Hsu, History faculty, authors "Railroad Technocracy, Extraterritoriality, and Imperial Lieux de Mémoire in Russian Émigrés' Manchuria, 1920-1930s" published in Ab Imperio, 4/2011.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
»Dacian Daescu, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, presents "Error Covariance Sensitivity and Impact Estimation with Adjoint 4D-Var" to the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Conference on Uncertainty Quantification, April 2-5, in Raleigh, N.C
»Silvia Boero, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presents an essay, "Autobiography and Denunciation in the Post-Unity Polemic: Marchesa Colombi and Anna Franchi," and gives lessons at Laboratoire LLS, Université de Savoie, in Chambery, France, where
»Annabelle Dolidon, World Languages and Literatures faculty, co-authors Tu sais quoi?! Textbook for the French Conversation Class, published by Yale University Press, April 2012.
»Peter Veerman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, co-authors a paper, "Asymptotic Reliability Theory of k-out-of-n Systems," for the Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference. Written with Torrado Robles from Spain, the paper investigates the reliabi
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
»Collaborative project between the Regional Laboratory for the Science of Cultural Heritage Conservation and the Portland Art Museum
Friday, April 20, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
»Susan Kirtley, English faculty, presents a paper, "Power, Pedagogy, and Persuasion: Invitational Rhetoric in What It Is," at the joint conference of the American Culture and Popular Culture Associations in Boston.
»Lisa McKinney, Darby Smith, and Errin Beck, Applied Linguistics faculty, present "Orienting New Faculty Adjuncts" and "Customizing Professional Development" at the Teachers of English as a Second or Other Language International Convention, Philadelphia, M
»Peter Veerman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, co-authors a paper, "Asymmetric Decentralized Flocks," for the journal Transactions on Automatic Control. Written with B.D. Stosic from Brazil and F.M. Tangerman from Long Island, the paper discusses a st
»Lawrence Wheeler, University Honors Program faculty, has two original calligraphic works, "Reading Grammatology" and "Mao Speaks Back to Andy," published in the annual international juried issue of Letter Arts Review, Vol. 25, No. 2.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
»Ken Ruoff, History faculty, wins a 2012 Oregon Book Award, the Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction, for his book, Imperial Japan at its Zenith, published by Cornell University Press, explaining how Japan’s cult of the emperor fueled support
»Errin Beck, Monika Mulder, and Linnea Spitzer, Applied Linguistics faculty, present “Learner-Centered Classroom Activities for Advanced Academic Writing” at the Teachers of English as a Second or Other Language International Convention, Philadelphia, Marc
»Rik Lemoncello, Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, presents a three-hour seminar titled "iPod, iPads, & iPhones: Oh My! Using iDevices in Cognitive Rehabilitation with Adults" for Advanced Healthcare Education, Portland, April 19. The seminar focuses on
»Jenny Stenseth, Applied Linguistics faculty, presents "Pronunciation on the Web: An Independent Study Project" at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages International Convention, Philadelphia, March 28-31.
»Jennifer Tappan, History faculty, presents an invited lecture, “A Healthy Child Comes from A Healthy Mother: Malnutrition and Motherhood in Buganda, 1935-1974,” for the African Studies Lecture Series at University of Oregon, Eugene, April 19.
»Leni Zumas, English faculty, reads from her forthcoming novel, The Listeners, at the Loggernaut Reading Series, Portland, April 11.
»Paul Collins, English faculty, authors "That's Rich: When Did Executive Pay at Universities Get So High?" published in Slate, March 5.
»Charles Deemer, English adjunct faculty, publishes Varmints, an opera libretto in search of music, as a Kindle book. Round Bend Press will publish a paperback in the fall. This tragi-comedy of the Old West, set in the gold fields of eastern Oregon, is bas
»Michele Glazer, English faculty, authors a poem, "Wilds," published in the Boston Review, April 2012.
»Jeremy Spoon, Anthropology faculty, authors "Tourism, Persistence, and Change: Sherpa Spirituality and Place in Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal" published in the Journal of Ecological Anthropology, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2011.
»Alex Ruzicka and Rick Hugo, Geology faculty, receive a $132,000 NASA grant for “Acquisition of an Electron Back Scatter Detector for the Zeiss Sigma SEM at Portland State University."