News - January 2014 - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Monday, January 6, 2014
»Michael McGregor, English faculty, presented “Robert Lax: On the Road in Search of an Authentic Life” at St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, N.Y., on Nov. 13, and “Robert Lax: Son of Olean and Israel” at the Olean Public Library in Olean, N.Y.,
»Shelby Anderson, Anthropology faculty, co-authored “A High-Resolution Chronology for the Cape Krusenstern Site Complex, Northwest Alaska,” published in Arctic Anthropology, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2013.
»Kimberly Atwill, World Languages and Literatures, authored a chapter, “The Many Possible Roles for Technology in the Reading-Writing Connection,” published in Teaching Reading and Writing: Improving Instruction and Student Achievement, Paul H. Brookes Pub
»Paul Collins, English faculty, authored an article, "Swindlers & Scientists," published in the New Scientist, Dec. 18, 2013.
»Dacian Daescu, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, authored a book chapter, "Sensitivity Analysis in Nonlinear Variational Data Assimilation: Theoretical Aspects and Applications" published in Advanced Numerical Methods for Complex Environmental Models: N
»Dan DeWeese, English faculty, authored “Imaginary Metropolis,” an article published in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Oregon Humanities magazine.
»Michele Gamburd, Anthropology faculty, authored a book, The Golden Wave: Culture and Politics After Sri Lanka’s Tsunami Disaster, published by Indiana University Press, December 2013. The Voice of America interviewed Gamburd about her new book and the int
»Amy Greenstadt, English faculty, authored "The Kindest Cut: Circumcision and Queer Kinship in The Merchant of Venice," published in English Literary History, Vol. 80, 2013.
»Alan Yeakley, School of the Environment director, co-authored the book Wild Salmonids and the Urbanizing Pacific Northwest, a product of his work on the Independent Multidisciplinary Science Team for the state of Oregon, published by Springer, 2014.
»Suzanne Estes, Biology faculty, received a $750,000 National Science Foundation grant for “Mitonuclear Interaction and the Genetic Architecture of Phenotypic Evolution.”
»Elise Granek, Environmental Science and Management faculty, and Ann Marie Fallon University Honors faculty, were awarded a $6,000 Katherine Bisbee Fund Grant from the Oregon University System and Oregon Community Foundation for their project, “Emerging Co
»Jason Podrabsky, Biology faculty, received an $810,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for “Regulation of Extreme Anoxia Tolerance via MicroRNAs in Embryos of the Annual Killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus.”
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
»Alumni in the News: Portland businessman becomes latest to join growing group of Republican candidates for governor
»Michael McGregor, English faculty, received a “notable essay” mention in Best American Essays 2013 collection for “A Gyroscope on the Island of Love,” published in Image quarterly journal.
»Subhash Kochar, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, gave an invited talk on “Reminiscences of the Early Developments of Some Partial Orders” and chaired a session at the International Conference on the Role of Statistics in the Advancement of Science and
»Susan Wladaver-Morgan, Pacific Historical Review, presented a paper on “The Present and Future of the Coordinating Council for Women in History” at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington, D.C., Jan. 5. In her capacity as c
»Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, co-authored a paper, “Climate Change, Urban Development, and Community Perception of an Extreme Flood: A Case Study of Vernonia,” published in the journal Applied Geography, Vol. 46, January 2014.
»Jonathan Walker, English faculty, authored an article, “Reading Materiality: The Literary Critical Treatment of Physical Texts,” published in the annual Renaissance Drama, Vol. 41, 2013.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
»President Wiewel statement condemning calls for an academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
»Alumni in the News: Dive into Portland’s Seedy History on the Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery: A Walking Tour of Portland’s Sinful Past | Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin of Kick A** Oregon History
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
»Paul Collins, English faculty, is a finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Awards, in the Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction category, for his book Duel with the Devil.
»Ken Ruoff, History faculty, delivered a lecture, titled “What Became of the Samurai in Modern Japan?,” to a sold-out audience of 375 at the Portland Art Museum on the last day of the museum’s exhibit on samurai armor, Jan. 12.
»Mau Nam Nguyen, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, co-authored a book, An Easy Path to Convex Analysis and Applications, published by Morgan & Claypool Publishers, December 2013.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
»Paul Collins, English faculty, authored the article “Joy Buzzers and Dribble Glasses,” which was published by The New Yorker, Jan. 8.