News - May 2014 - Portland State University
Thursday, May 1, 2014
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Monday, May 5, 2014
»Micki M. Caskey, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, received the Richard “Dick” Lipka Lifetime Achievement Award, for exceptional individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary level of service and leadership in middle grades education, at the Americ
»Cynthia Mohr, Psychology faculty, was appointed associate editor for the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.
»Pat Boas, Art and Design faculty, participated in a panel discussion that marked the closing of the exhibition, “All the News That’s Fit to Print” at the Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe in New Mexico, March 29.
»Jack Corbett, Public Administration faculty, and alumna Mandy Elder presented “Identity and Community: Experiences of Rural Mexican Women in Higher Education” at the Western Social Science Association 56th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in
»Dacian Daescu, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, presented “Adjoint-Based Diagnosis of High-Impact Observation Error Correlation Models” at the European Space Agency’s Workshop on Correlated Observation Errors in Data Assimilation at the University of R
»Miguel Figliozzi, Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty, with his research graduate assistants Wei Feng, Adam Moore and Pam Johnson, presented four papers at the Northwest Transportation Conference at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Feb 7-9. F
»Heejun Chang, Geography faculty; Alan Yeakley, Environmental Science and Management faculty; and graduate student Sonia Singh authored a paper, titled “Relationships between Environmental Governance and Water Quality in Growing Metropolitan Areas of the P
»Mel Gurtov, Political Science emeritus faculty, authored two articles, “Obama’s Agenda in Asia,” published April 10, and “Back to the Cold War? The US-China Military Competition,” published on March 10, in the online magazine China-US Focus Digest.
»Angie Mejia, Chicano Latino Stuides and Social Work, and Christina Nicolaidis, Social Work faculty, with others co-authored an article, “Latino Parents’ Perspectives on Barriers to Autism Diagnosis,” published in the journal Academic Pediatrics, May 2014.
»J.J.P. Veerman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, co-authored “On Rank Driven Dynamical Systems,” to be published in the Journal of Statistical Physics.
»Nora Wendl, Architecture faculty, has work featured in two exhibitions that opened April 3. The Steven Goldman Gallery at the Art Institute of Portland is showing “Attempts at Breaking into a Glass House,” an exhibition using and distorting architectural
»Kevin Kecskes, Public Administration faculty, and Barbara Tint, Conflict Resolution faculty, received a $267,677 grant from the U.S. Department of State to run the Middle East Partnership Initiative Student Leaders program, which brings students from the
»Robert Strongin, Chemistry faculty, was awarded a three-year, $434,644 National Institutes of Health grant to develop methodology for detection and quantitation of whole blood glutathione.
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Friday, May 9, 2014
»The Oregonian: Portland State University ranked among top 10 energy conserving colleges in national competition
Saturday, May 10, 2014
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.
»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
»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.
»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.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
»Oregonian: Portland teen Andy Trattner, tops in Oregon at chess, Spanish, robotics, lends talent to NASA
Thursday, May 15, 2014
»Oregonian: Seventy-six straight hour teeter-totter fundraiser underway at Portland State University
Friday, May 16, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
»Alex Accetta was recognized with the Leaders in Collegiate Recreation Regional Award of Merit Region VI award.
»Paul Collins, English faculty, was awarded the New York City Book Award for History for his book, Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America’s First Sensational Murder Mystery. Collins was one
»Sergio Palleroni, Architecture faculty, was honored with a nomination for the International Invitational Tang Prize Medal Design Competition. One of 61 nominated international designers representing "the best of our time," Palleroni was chosen for his wor
»Pelin Basci, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented on “Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul” as part of the ongoing series A Day in the Life: Memoirs from the Middle East at the Multnomah County Central Library, May 6.
»Carrie Furrer, Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services, presented a symposium paper, titled “Three Dimensions of Implementation: A Systems Approach,” at the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in New Orleans, La., April 30.
»Sherril Gelmon, Public Administration faculty, presented a pre-conference workshop, “Creating Evidence of Institutional Engagement: Why Haven’t We Figured It Out Yet?,” at the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health’s 13th International Conference in Chi
»J.J.P. Veerman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, was invited by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile to visit for two weeks in June to give various public lectures and to collaborate on a research project.
»Tony Wolk, English faculty, presented “Three Mid-Century Round-the-World Voyages: Charles Darwin and H.M.S. Beagle (1832-1835); Charles Wilkes and the American Exploratory Expedition (1838-1842); & T. H. Huxley and H.M.S. Rattlesnake (1846-1850)” at the A
»Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, co-authored the article, “Cross-Linguistic Generalization in the Treatment of Two Sequential Spanish-English Bilingual Children with Speech Sound Disorders,” published in the journal Int
»Sarah Freed, Environmental Science and Management Ph.D. alumna, and Elise Granek, Environmental Science and Management faculty, co-authored “Effects of Human Activities on the World’s Most Vulnerable Coral Reefs: Comoros Case Study,” published in the jour
»Mel Gurtov, Political Science emeritus faculty, has authored two articles: “Obama in Asia with China in Mind,” published in the online magazine China-US Focus, May 2, and “Obama’s Japan Visit and US-Japan-China Relations: A Missed Opportunity for Conflict
»Vivek Shandas, Urban Studies and Planning faculty, co-authored the chapter “Forces of Change in Doctoral Education: A Perspective from Four Early-Career Researchers” for the edited volume Globalization and Its Impacts on the Quality of PhD Education: For
»Alan Yeakley, Environmental Science and Management, co-authored a paper, titled “Review of Urban Water Body Challenges and Approaches: (2) Mitigating Effects of Future Urbanization,” in the journal Fisheries, January 2014.
»The Oregonian: Remembering Nina (Lowry) Marucci, who ran many Portland State University cultural activities
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
»PSU Schools of Architecture, Engineering faculty earn $600,000+ grant from National Science Foundation
Monday, May 26, 2014
»Anousha Sedighi, World Languages and Literatures faculty, was elected president of the American Association of Teachers of Persian, the leading organization for teaching Persian nationwide.
»Scott Burns, Geology emeritus faculty, presented a talk, “Teaching Terroir in Undergraduate Geology Classes,” at the 110th Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section Meeting in Bozeman, Mont., May 20.
»Jack Corbett, Public Administration faculty, co-presented two papers that he co-authored, “From Cultural Landscape to Orgscape” and “Community, Authority, and Heritage: Local Museums as Arenas of Competition and Negotiation,” at the Heritage and Healthy S
»Jennifer R. Perlmutter, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented a paper, titled “Meh. The Unmarked Jews of Nicolas Boindin's Le Port de Mer,” at the 2014 Conference of the North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature at Univ
»Jo-Ann Sowers, Social Work faculty, presented “The Nuts & Bolts of Microenterprises for People with Behavioral Health Challenges” at the NAMI Multnomah-NorthStar Conference in Portland, April 24.
»Sue Taylor, Art History faculty, presented a lecture, titled “At the Doors of the Academy: How Women Artists Worked Their Way In,” at the World Affairs Council of Oregon’s Teaching About Women in the World conference, at Portland State, May 17.
»Keith Walters, Applied Linguistics faculty, presented a paper, “The Problematics of Speak-English-Only Rules in the U.S. Workplace: A Sociolinguistic Perspective,” at the Seconda Università degli Studi Di Napoli Centre for Research in Language and Law’s T
»Tony Wolk, English faculty, and Shelley Reece, English emeritus faculty, presented “William Stafford’s Kindred Spirit: Ludwig Wittgenstein” at the 2014 NW Regional National Council of Teachers of English Conference in Portland, March 1.
»Pat Boas, Art faculty, has an exhibit of large-scale drawings, titled “The Word Hand: Research/Rehearse,” at Weiden + Kennedy in Portland, May 16-29. The drawings are part of a collaboration with a dancer and visual artist, funded in part by the Regional
»Tucker Childs, Applied Linguistics faculty, co-authored a paper, "Beyond the Ancestral Code: Towards a Model for Sociolinguistic Language Documentation," which reports on a workshop held in Cameroon and funded by the National Science Foundation. The paper
»Charles Deemer, English faculty who is retiring after this term, authored the Kindle book The Puddle City Mayor Scandal: A Song Cycle About Politics, whose songs — political parodies in the tradition of Tom Lehrer — come from his blog from several years a
»Alan Yeakley, Environmental Services and Management (ESM) faculty, and Christa von Behren and Andrew Dietrich, ESM graduate students, co-authored a research paper, titled “Riparian Vegetation Assemblages and Associated Landscape Factors Across an Urbanizi
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