News - November 2012 - Portland State University
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
»Swapna Mukhopadhyay, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, chaired and presented "Non-Literate Indian Boat-Builders: Vernacular Engineering and the Rigor of Reality" at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, Nov. 18.
»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."
»Janet Walker, Social Work and Regional Research Institute faculty, co-presented a session, "Peer Support for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions," at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental H
»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
»G.L.A. Harris, Public Administration faculty, co-authored the lead article "A Call to Action: Increasing Health Providers in Underrepresented Populations through the Military" published in the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, Vol. 35,
»Micki Caskey, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, was awarded the John H. Lounsbury Award for Distinguished Service at the Association for Middle Level Education's 39th annual conference at the Oregon Convention Center, Nov. 8. The Lounsbury award is the
»David Johns, Political Science adjunct faculty, authored "How Might Ecologists Make the World Safe for Biodiversity Without Getting Fired?" published in the 43 Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, Issue 4, December 2012.
»Will Parnell, Early Childhood Education faculty in the Graduate School of Education, received the 2012 National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators' Award for Technology Leadership in Early Childhood Education at the association's annual conf
»Joan Petit and Tom Bielavitz, Library faculty, authored "Innovation on a Shoe String: High Impact Space and Technology Updates in a Low-Funding Environment" published in Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology, ed. Russ
»Anita Bright, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, presented "Warping the Lenses and Moving the Margins: Negotiating 'Normal' With Preservice Teachers" at the American Educational Studies Conference in Seattle, Nov. 1.
»Vivek Shandas, Urban Studies and Planning faculty, and David Sailor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering faculty, won a $1 million grant to establish a Middle East center for the study of urban sustainability. Using Doha, Qatar, as a case study, Shandas
»Evguenia Davidova, International Studies and University Studies faculty, presented "Balkan Mercantile Bourgeoisie as Promoter of the National Revolutions?" at the international conference Balkan Worlds: Ottoman Past and Balkan Nationalism, organized by th
»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
»Ulrich H. Hardt, Education Dean's Office, presented "'Other People's Skins': Fiction Writing in the Classroom," with Tim Gillespie, Karen Johnson, and Kim Stafford at the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, held in Las Vegas,
»Meiru Liu, International Management and Confucius Institute faculty, presented "Meeting Challenges and Solving Issues by Developing Creative Programs – A CI's Model" at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in
»Leslie McBride, Debbie Kaufman, and Belinda Zeidler, Community Health faculty, presented a poster session, "Re-Designing Courses for Learning Outcomes Assessment: A Collaborative, Constructivist Faculty Development Approach," at the second annual Undergra
»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