News - April 2014 - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
»Della Abrahams and Phoebe Daurio, Intensive English Language Program faculty, presented “Voicethread: An Interactive Media Tool for Communication Classes” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 International Convention and English
»Errin Beck and Linnea Spitzer, Intensive English Language Program instructors, presented “Renew Your Approach to Drafts: Getting Higher Results” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 International Convention and English Language E
»Kimberley Brown, Applied Linguistics and International Studies faculty, and alum Laurene Christensen presented “Does Intercultural Education Really Matter in Teacher Education?” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 International
»Randall Bluffstone, Economics faculty, presented a paper, titled “Can Improved Biomass Cookstoves Contribute to REDD+ Contracts in Low-Income Countries? Initial Results from a Randomized Trial in Ethiopia,” at the World Bank’s 2014 Land and Poverty Confer
»Alexandria Cesar, Intensive English Language Program instructor, and graduate student Rima El Abdali presented “Exploring Reading Skills & Strategies for International Graduate Students” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 Inter
»Phoebe Daurio and Linnea Spitzer, Intensive English Language Program faculty, presented “Exploring ‘Real English’: Incorporating Conversation Volunteers Into an IEP” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 International Convention a
»Wayne Gregory, Lisa McKinney and Monika Mulder, Intensive English Language Program faculty, presented “The Next Generation: Transitioning from Teaching-Faculty to Administrative-Faculty” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 Inter
»Yasmeen Hanoosh, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented a paper, “Rewriting Iraq’s Iconic Places: Najaf in Murtada Gzar’s Al-Sayyid Asghar Akbar,” at the American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting at New York University in New
»Susan Kirtley, English faculty, presented a paper, titled “Focalization, Fabula, and Syuzhet in Lynn Johnston’s ‘For Better or For Worse’,” at the 2014 International Conference on Narrative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.,
»Alex Ruzicka and Richard Hugo, Geology faculty, presented a paper, titled “Microstructures in Olivine from Ordinary Chondrites: Evidence for Post-Shock Thermal Annealing and Syn-metamorphic Shock,” at the 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Hou
»Laura Shier, Intensive English Language Program faculty, presented “Let’s Be Adult About This: Supporting Adult and Emerging Adult Learners,” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 International Convention and English Language Expo
»Jeremy Spoon, Anthropology faculty, co-presented “Rethinking Nature, Culture, and Indigeneity in Protected Area Interpretation: Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute) Examples” and presented “Teaching Skills to Solve Real World Problems: Steps Towards a Pragmatic Anthr
»Jennifer Stenseth and Shannon Guinn-Collins, Intensive English Language Program faculty, and Susan Ginley, Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, presented “Intensive Pronunciation Clinic: An Exploratory Collaboration with Speech Language Pathology” at the
»Tetyana Sydorenko, Applied Linguistics faculty, and Gwen Heller Tuason, Intensive English Language Program instructor, presented “ESL Learners’ Noticing of Pragmatically Appropriate Expressions and Strategies During Role-Plays with Native Speakers of Engl
»Steve Thorne, World Languages and Literatures faculty, with Alexandria Cesar and Shannon Guinn-Collins, Intensive English Language Program instructors, presented “503 Design Collective Site Visit” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
»Gwen Heller Tuason and Hilary Wang, Intensive English Language Program instructors, presented “Breaking New Ground in Oral Communication for International Graduate Students” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 International Conv
»Keith Walters, Applied Linguistics faculty, organized a panel, “Language Access in Healthcare and Recent Changes in the Law: Possibilities for Applied Linguists,” and on the panel co-presented a paper, “Applied Linguistics in the Service of Improved Healt
»Regina Weaver, Applied Linguistics instructor, and student Joshua Reed presented a poster on “Discovering the Reciprocal Benefits of a Community ESL Teaching Practicum” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 International Conventio
»Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, with students Gunnar Johnson and Tera Hickey, and with post-doc Il-Won Jung, co-authored a paper, titled “Spatial Analysis of Annual Runoff Ratios and their Variability in Contiguous U.S.,” published in Journal of Hydrolog
»Amy L. Donaldson, Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, authored an article, “A Closer Look at Certification Changes for Behavior Analysts,” published in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association newsmagazine The ASHA Leader, April 2014.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
»The students in the Graduate Oral Communications class presented their poster session to interested members of the IELP and PSU community on March 18. These GOC students observed graduate classes in their major and interviewed graduate students to learn
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
»Scott Burns, Geology faculty, presented two keynote talks — “Urban Landslides: A Challenge for the Forensic Engineering Geologists and Geotechnical Engineers” and “An Update on the Oso Landslide in Washington” — at the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton con
»Jon Holt, World Languages and Literatures faculty, served on a panel called “Putting the J in JRPG Japanese Culture and Videogames” at the Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference in Philadelphia, March 28.
»Anousha Sedighi, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented a paper, titled “How Much Do We Know About Persian as a Heritage Language?,” at the second International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages at the National Heritage Languages Reso
»Donald Truxillo, Psychology faculty, presented an invited talk on “Improving Applicant Reactions through Justice-Based Explanations” at the Université Paris Descartes in France, in March.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
»The Oregonian: Portland biotech firm wins $3 million federal grant to make low-cost cure for malaria
Monday, April 21, 2014
»Judy Bluehorse Skelton, Indigenous Nations Studies instructor, was named 2014 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Oregon Indian Education Association at its annual conference in Warm Springs, Ore., April 11.
»Jeff Gerwing, Environmental Science and Management faculty, presented a paper titled, “Innovation and Evolution Over 10 Years of Collaborative Ecosystem Restoration Efforts on the Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon” at the 85th Annual Meeting of the North
»John Hall, Economics and International Studies faculty, participated in the 56th Annual Conference of the Western Social Science Association, serving as president of the Association for Institutional Thought, and co-presenting the coauthored paper “The Em
»Christine M. Rose, English faculty, presented “Le Ménagier de Paris in the Bibliothèque Nationale de Luxembourg: MS 95 Rediscovered” at the Society for Textual Scholarship’s International Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Washington in Sea
»Dirgham H. Sbait, World Languages and Literatures faculty, upon the invitation of the Arabic Flagship Program at the University of Oklahoma at Norman presented a public lecture in English titled, "Palestinian Folk Poetry As Extemporized-Sung Rhymes: Genre
»Donald Truxillo, Psychology faculty, presented an invited talk, “Supporting the Health and Well-Being of Older Workers through Intervention Research,” for the European Network of Organizational Psychologists in Paris, France.
»Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, and former student Wes Hoyer authored a paper, titled “Development of Future Land Cover Change Scenarios in the Metropolitan Fringe, Oregon, U.S., with Stakeholder Involvement,” published in the journal Land, March 2014.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
»The Oregonian: Manhattan seawall overtopping 20-times more likely Portland State University professor finds
Friday, April 25, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
»Jacqueline Arante, English faculty, was elected to the American Association of University Professors National Council.
»Dennis Stovall, English emeritus faculty, has received a Fulbright Specialist assignment at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, where, beginning April 24, he will work with faculty and administration on the developing curriculum in a program mo
»Tucker Childs, Applied Linguistics faculty, presented two papers at the 45th Annual Conference on African Linguistics at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., April 7-9. “Busy Intersections: A Framework for Evaluating and Designing Revitalization Pr
»Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, gave a presentation, titled “Ecosystem Services and Scale: A Geographical Approach,” at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Tampa, Fla., April 10.
»Susan Lindsay and Julie Haun, Applied Linguistics faculty, and Lori Barkley and Mary Smith, Intensive English Language faculty, presented a discussion session, “Shared Faculty Governance and IEP Administration,” at the 2014 Teachers of English to Speakers
»Richard Lycan, Geography emeritus faculty, presented “Forecasting Senior Populations” at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Tampa, Fla., April 8-12.
»Craig Epplin, World Languages and Literatures faculty, authored “Sound and Space in La hora de los hornos/The Hour of the Furnaces,” published in the journal Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas, March 2014.
»Eric Mankowski, Psychology faculty, and graduate student Ashley Boal had her dissertation research, “The Impact of Legislative Standards on Batterer Intervention Program Practices and Characteristics,” published the American Journal of Community Psycholog
»Emily Saxton, Science Education Center faculty; Sybil Kelley, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty; Nicole Rigelman, Curriculum and Instruction faculty; Ellen Skinner, Psychology faculty; and others co-authored “A Common Measurement System for K-12 S
»Robert Strongin, Chemistry faculty, co-authored an article, “A Dual Emission Fluorescent Probe Enables Simultaneous Detection of Glutathione and Cysteine/Homocysteine,” published in the journal Chemical Science, 2014, as well as submitted an accompanying
Tuesday, April 29, 2014