News - October 2013 - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Monday, October 7, 2013
»Silvia Boero, World Languages and Literatures faculty, is the 2013 recipient of a fellowship awarded by the cultural association Elighes Uttiosos from Santu Lussurgiu, Sardinia, Italy, to research and publish on the works of poet Giovanni Corona (1914-198
»Scott Burns, Geology faculty, presented the keynote address "Risk Estimation and Reduction of Geological Hazards: Examples From Oregon" at the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment’s International Symposium and 9th Asian Re
»John Caughman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, was selected to present at the 2013 Kieval Lecture Series at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, May 30 to 31. During his visit, he gave three public lectures: "Rainbow Spanning Trees: Two Ways to Deco
»Marek Elzanowski, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, presented "Homogeneous Spaces and Defective Elastic Crystals" at the 22nd International Fall Workshop on Geometry and Physics, held at the University of Evora, Portugal, Sept. 2 to 5. The talk was base
»Jay Gopalakrishnan, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, gave a seminar at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Caleta Numerica, Valparaíso, Chile, in March.
»Per Henningsgaard, English faculty, presented “Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Literature and Book History Research" at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute in Victoria, British Columbia, June 7. He was awarded a tuition scholarship to attend
»Jon Holt, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented a lecture, “Ticket to Salvation: Nichiren Buddhism in Miyazawa Kenji’s ‘Night on the Galactic Railroad,” for the students and faculty of the World Languages and Literature department at Furman U
»Alastair Hunt, English faculty, presented “The Politics of Wild Surmise” at the Sawyer Seminar “Biopolitics: Life in Past and Present,” Center for Humanities, University of Wisconsin, Madison, May 3 to 4.
»Ken Ruoff, History faculty, gave a lecture, "Imperial Japan at its Zenith," at the Graduate School for International Studies, Seoul National University, South Korea.
»Mara Tableman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, during her year-long sabbatical leave 2012-2013, taught her “Block Course in Survival Analysis” for the Advanced Studies in Applied Statistics (Weiterbildungs-Lehrgang in Statistik) at the Swiss Federal I
»JJP Veerman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, gave two research seminars at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M., on June 18. The titles were "Rank Driven Evolution" and "Control of Transients in the Synchronization of Oscillator Networks."
»Tony Wolk, English faculty, led "Imagining The Left Hand of Darkness: Post-Matinee Discussion: A World Without Gender," at The Portland Playhouse, May 25. It was a panel discussion with Ann Mussey (Women's Studies, PSU), Jessie Drake (Dramaturg for the pr
»Randy Bluffstone, Economics faculty, authored a paper, "Economics of REDD+ and Community Forestry," published in the Journal of Forest and Livelihood.
»Robert Boyd, Anthropology affiliated faculty, and Kenneth Ames, Anthropology emeritus faculty, co-edited with Tony Johnson Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia published by University of Washington Press in early September. Contributors include PSU fac
»Sharon Carstens, Anthropology faculty, was chief editor, co-author, and co-translator of the bilingual volume Language through Culture, Culture through Language: A Framework for K-8 Mandarin Curriculum published by Peking University Press in June.
»Paul Collins, English faculty, authored a new 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, published by Crown Books.
»Charles Deemer, English adjunct faculty, published a series of eight Kindle novellas over the summer. Works in the series “Stories in Overdrive” are told in a "vertical" writing style for reading on smart phones and tablets. Deemer expects to launch a new
»Michele Gamburd, Anthropology faculty, authored a chapter, "Care Work and Property Transfers: Intergenerational Family Obligations in Sri Lanka," published in Transitions and Transformations: Cultural Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course, edited by C
»Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, and graduate student Mike Psaris authored a paper, "Local Landscape Predictors of Maximum Stream Temperature and Thermal Sensitivity in the Columbia River Basin, USA," published in Science of the Total Environment, 461-462
»Aleksandar Jokic, Philosophy faculty, authored "Conventional Wisdom About Yugoslavia And Rwanda: Methodological Perils And Moral Implications" published in the Journal of Philosophy of International Law, Vol. 4, Issue 2013.
»Subhash Kochar, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, co-authored "Some New Applications of PP Plots" published in Probability in Engineering and Information Sciences, No. 27, 2013.
»Eric Mankowski, Psychology faculty; Ph.D. alumni Gino Galvez and Ginger Hanson; and colleagues authored the article "Patterns of Work-Related Intimate Partner Violence and Job Performance Among Abusive Men" in the October issue of the Journal of Interpers
»Timm Menke, World Languages and Literatures faculty, authored a book review of Guido Erol Öztanil’s “Stumme Lichtzeichen” Arno Schmidt und das Kino, published in The German Quarterly, Vol. 86/3, Summer 2013.
»Kimberly Pendell, Library faculty; Jill Castek and Stephen Reder, Applied Linguistics faculty; and Elizabeth Withers, Sociology graduate student co-authored "Tutor-Facilitated Adult Digital Literacy Learning: Insights from a Case Study" published in Inter
»Lina Quiroga and Eva Nunez, World Language and Literatures faculty, authored “A Sociolinguistic Study of Colombian Spanish in Caqueta” published in International Journal of Humanities, Vol. 16, 27.
»Jennifer Ruth, English faculty, authored "The Novel and the Professions" published in The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel, Oxford University Press, July 11, 2013.
»Elisa Saturno Paasche, World Language and Literatures instructor, authored “Osho in Oregon” published in the Italian edition of Osho Times (Osho International Foundation), July-August issue.