News - May 2014 - Portland State University
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