News - April 2013 - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Monday, April 1, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
»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
»Grant Farr, Emeritus Sociology faculty, has written the new book The Shaping of Iran Today, published by Cognella Press.
»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.
»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.
»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.
»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
»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.
»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.
»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.
»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
»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.
»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.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
»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
»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.
»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
»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.
»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
»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.
»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.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
»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."
»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
»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
»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
»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
»Paul Collins, English faculty, wrote "Monkey Business" published in Lapham's Quarterly’s Spring issue.
»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.
»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.
»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
»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
»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.
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.
»Marie Lo, English faculty, presented a paper, "Sovereign Terrains: Plenary Power and Chinese Exclusion," at the Asian American Studies Association Conference in Seattle.
»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.
»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
»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