News - September 2013 - Academics & Research
Monday, September 30, 2013
»Michael Cummings, Geology faculty, was awarded the 2013 Neil Miner Award by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) in honor of his exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth sciences. The award will be presented
»Juan Heredia, Architecture faculty, co-organized an international conference, "The Place of Theory in Contemporary Architecture Practice and Education," in Bangkok, Thailand, Aug. 16-17.
»Emily Salisbury and Jody Sundt, Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty, serve as editor and associate editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior, which was recently ranked first by Google Scholar in the Criminology, Criminal Law & Policing category. The ra
»Jun Jiao, Physics professor; researcher Haian Li; and student Lester Lampert won the inaugural PSU-Wells Fargo Cleantech Challenge to develop their business, Diatomix. They tied with another PSU team and will share the $25,000 prize and professional servi
»Kevin Kecskes, Public Administration faculty, with colleague Barbara Tint and others led a civic engagement and community leadership study tour for 18 undergraduate student leaders from the Middle East and North Africa who were in Portland this summer. Th
»Susan Kirtley, English faculty, won "Best Educational/Academic Work" at the 25th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards held at Comic-Con in July. She won for her book Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass. The awards, known as the Oscars of t
»Deborah Peterson, Education faculty, was referenced in an article, "Ernesto Aguilar Brings North Portland Middle School Students to Portland State University," that appeared in the May 24 issue of The Oregonian. Peterson spoke at the event. This was her s
»Cornel Pewewardy, Native American Studies faculty, was identified as one of the most influential Native American education leaders in the nation by a recent research study published by the University of Iowa and included in the 2013 issue of the Critical
»Ken Stedman, Biology faculty, and doctoral student Geoffrey Diemer received BioMed Central's top international research trophy on July 25. They received the honor for their discovery of a hybrid virus with both RNA and DNA structures in its genetic design
»John Dash, Physics emeritus faculty, and lab assistants Joshua Solomon and Ming Zhu presented a poster on cold fusion at the 18th Annual International Conference on Cold Fusion, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., July 21-27. Their poster was judged be
»Christopher Carey, University Studies faculty, and graduate student Lena Teplitsky authored a study, "Child Sex Trafficking has been Described as Domestic Violence on Steroids," released by U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall and Sen. Ron Wyden in a Portland pr
»Ann Curry-Stevens, Social Work faculty, authored a report, "The African Immigrant and Refugee Community in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Proﬁle," released Sept. 10. The report is a collaboration of the African Immigrant and Refugee Community in Multnoma
»Alexis Dinno, Community Health faculty, authored an article titled "Same Sex Marriage and the Perceived Assault on Opposite Sex Marriage" published in the academic journal PLOS ONE, Issue 8, No. 6, June 11, 2013.
»Sergio Palleroni, Architecture faculty, and fellow recipients of the 2011 American Institute of Architects' Latrobe Prize have released their report "Wisdom from the Field: Public Interest Architecture in Practice." Published in July, the study compiles t
»Nina Spiegel, Judaic Studies faculty, authored a book, Embodying Hebrew Culture: Aesthetics, Athletics, and Dance in the Jewish Community of Mandate Palestine, published in June by Wayne State University Press.
»Donald Truxillo, Psychology faculty, co-authored a statement to the United Nations from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) on the "Work-Related Rights and Dignity of Older Persons." As a United Nations NGO, SIOP was asked by t
»Teresa Bulman, Geography faculty, received a $200,000 grant from the John and Betty Gray Geography Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation for the PSU Center for Geography Education in Oregon. The funds will be used for teacher professional development, i