News - October 2013 - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
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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.
»Shelby Anderson, Anthropology faculty, received funding for two projects. From the National Science Foundation and the Bureau of Land Management, she received combined funding of $224,870 over four years to study past social and economic organization in t
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
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Sunday, October 13, 2013
»J.J.P. Veerman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, presented a long-distance seminar on synchronization of oscillator networks, via video link at IMB's Thomas J. Watson Research Center on July 16.
Monday, October 14, 2013
»Jay Gopalakrishnan, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, was appointed associate editor of the SpringerOpen journal Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences.
»Silvia Boero, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented a paper on Italian cinema director Corso Salani titled “Con lo sguardo dolce e curioso: il finto documentario di Corso Salani” at the American Association of Teachers of Italian conferenced
»Tom Fisher, English faculty, delivered a paper, "Responsibility, Disaster and Literature," at the Ecological Encounters: Agency, Identity, Interactions conference at the University of Surrey, Aug. 30.
»Alastair Hunt, English faculty, presented “We Are All Political Animals” at the Critique of Political Zoology conference at the Live Art Festival: ZOO 3000: Occupy Species, in Hamburg, Germany, June 14-15.
»Mary King, Economics faculty, presented “A Gendered Approach to Social Sustainability” in a United Nations Population Fund Expert Group Meeting on The Cost of Inaction in Reproductive Rights: Linking Sustainable Development, Human Rights and Sexual and Re
»Charles Deemer, English adjunct faculty, has published the Kindle novella Recovery: Stories in Overdrive, No. 8 in his “Stories in Overdrive Series,” which are stories written like screenplays and designed to be read on smart phones and tablets.
»Craig Epplin, World Languages and Literatures faculty, translated several authors collected in the sound-and-text volume, Things that a Mutant Needs to Know, published by Unsounds.
»Yasmeen Hanoosh, World Languages and Literatures faculty, authored "Unnatural Narratives and Transgressing the Normative Discourses of Iraqi History: Translating Murtada Gzar’s Al-Sayyid Asghar Akbar,” published in the Journal of Arabic Literature, Vol. 4
»Subhash Kochar, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, and alumnus Maochao Xu co-authored "Dependence Among Order Statistics - A Review and Some Recent Results" published in the Journal of Indian Statistical Association, Vol. 51, 2013.
»Rossitza B. Wooster, Economics faculty, and alumnus Jacob Billings co-authored “The Impact of Corruption on the Timing and Mode of Entry by U.S. Firms in China,” a chapter appearing in Foreign Direct Investment: Policies, Economic Impacts and Global Persp
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
»Jay Gopalakrishnan, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, received the 2013 Outstanding Researcher Award in Mathematical Sciences by the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, during a ceremony on May 23.
»Priya Kapoor, Communication faculty, gave an invited pubic talk on transnational feminist theory, based on her extensive fieldwork in South Asia, at Goldsmiths, University of London on June 21.
»Dacian Daescu, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, presented his research titled “Adjoint Estimation of the Forecast Impact of Observation Error Correlations Derived from A Posteriori Covariance Diagnosis” to the sixth World Meteorological Organization Sy
»Alastair Hunt, English faculty, presented “The Politics of Personification” at The Exceptional Animal Conference held at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, United Kingdom, Sept. 6.
»Priya Kapoor, Communication faculty, chaired a panel titled “Community and Activist Media and Global Youth Movements: Studies from the Global South” and presented a paper titled “Community and Transnational Media Trajectories: Community Radio in India and
»Sarah Key-DeLyria, Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, presented "Executive Functions and Sentence Comprehension" at the Oregon Speech-Language & Hearing Association Annual Conference in Salem, Oct. 11-12.
»Andy McMillin, Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, presented “Beyond Disfluencies: Measuring the Entire Stuttering Disorder” at the Oregon Speech-Language & Hearing Association Annual Conference 2013 in Salem, Oct. 11-12.
»DeLys Ostlund, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented “When Does La Celestina Stop Being La Celestina?: Adapting a Classical Spanish Text” at the 67th Annual Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention in Vancouver, Wash., on Oct. 12
»J.J.P. Veerman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, gave two public lectures on synchronization of multiple agent systems at the University of Salerno and the University of Naples Federico II in Italy in September.
»Rossitza Wooster, Economics faculty, presented the paper “Industry Leaders and Followers among U.S. Firms in China” at the Western Economic Association International 88th Annual Conference in Seattle from June 29 to July 3. Colleagues also presented three
»Paul Collins, English faculty, authored an article, “Poe's Debut, Hidden in Plain Sight?,” published in The New Yorker on Oct. 7.
»John Hall, Economics faculty, wrote a review of the book Thorstein Veblen and His European Contemporaries, 1880-1940: A Study in Contemporary Sociologies, by Rick Tilman, for the Forum for Social Economics journal's August-September issue.
»Subhash Kochar, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, and alumnus Maochao Xu co-authored “Excess Wealth Transform with Applications,” published for Springer Lecture Notes in the book Statistics in Stochastic Orders in Reliability and Risk Management: In Hon
»Larry W. Price, Geography emeritus faculty, co-edited with four others the book Mountain Geography: Physical and Human Dimensions, which updates his 1981 book, Mountains and Man: A Study of Process and Environment, published by University of California Pr
»Cynthia Mohr, Psychology faculty, with doctoral alumni Debi Brannan, Staci Wendt, Laurie Jacobs and Robert Wright, co-authored the article “Daily Mood – Drinking Slopes as Predictors: A New Take on Drinking Motives and Related Outcomes” published in the P
»Jon Holt, World Languages and Literatures faculty, received a $1,030 Mini Grant for Japanese Arts and Culture from the Japan Foundation to support a visit from Debra Samuels, author of My Japanese Table, for the upcoming Center for Japanese Studies worksh
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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Friday, October 25, 2013
»Adjunct History Professor Receives National Park Service Award for Innovative eBook Partnership Project
Monday, October 28, 2013
»Sharon Carstens, Anthropology faculty, presented a poster session, “Language through Culture, Culture through Language,” at the Chinese Teachers Education Conference in San Francisco, Oct.19. She also presented “Designing an Age-Appropriate, Integrated Ch
»Enrique E. Cortez, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented a paper, “Mestizaje y Agencia Social en el Cóndor pasa de Julio Baudouin,” at the Sixth International Conference of Peruvianists at Georgetown University, Oct. 10-12.
»Dave Ervin, Environmental Management and Economics faculty, presented “Emerging Standards in the Food System” at a Standards Education for the Liberal Arts Workshop held at Michigan State University on Sept. 24. Ervin also participated in a panel presenta
»Jeanette Palmiter, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, gave an invited public lecture on “Overlooked Gems: The Mathematics of Heron” at Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, Sept. 26.
»Patricia Wetzel, World Languages and Literatures faculty, ran a workshop on teaching methodology and presented a paper, “Does Grammar Matter in an Age of Technology?,” at the University of Pittsburgh’s fall Asian languages symposium, Oct. 14.
»Subhash Kochar, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, and alumnus B. Khaledi co-authored “A Review on Convolutions of Gamma Random Variables” for the book Stochastic Orders in Reliability and Risk Management: In Honor of Professor Moshe Shaked, published by
»Eva Nunez, World Languages and Literatures faculty, and alumnus Joana Tasi co-authored “The Expression of Wish in both Spanish and Albanian: A Comparative Linguistic Study of the Subjunctive and Optative Moods” published in Revista de Estudios Hispanicos
»Susan Conrad, Applied Linguistics faculty, received a four-year grant of $588,267 from the National Science Foundation for her project titled “Preparing Students for Writing in Civil Engineering Practice: Research-based Materials Development and Assessmen
»Dacian Daescu, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, received a $249,843 research grant from the Naval Research Laboratory for the project "Adaptive Optimization of Parametric Error Covariance Models in Variational Data Assimilation." The research aims to i
»Donald Truxillo, Psychology faculty, received two grants worth $130,881 from the Italian Ministry of Education to teach graduate seminars in organizational psychology at the University of Palermo, Italy. The grants also allow for eight master’s students f
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