News - October 2012 - Portland State University
Monday, October 15, 2012
»Eva Nunez, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented an invited lecture, "The Most Asked Questions about the History of Spanish," at Reed College in Portland on Sept. 27, Lewis & Clark College on Sept. 28, and at University of Portland on Oct. 2.
»Liane O'Banion, Shoshana Zeisman, and Courtney Sandler, Student Affairs, presented at the International First-Year Experience Conference in Vancouver, B.C., July 19.
»David Percy, Geology faculty, presented a plenary session about Open Source GIS at the Field Technology Conference in Portland, Sept. 26.
»Christof Teuscher, Engineering and Computer Science faculty, gave an invited plenary talk and led a plenary discussion session at the Frontiers in Natural Computing workshop in York, U.K., Sept. 10-12. The workshop aimed to highlight and discuss emerging
»Talya Bauer, Business Administration faculty, was recognized as a scholar with impact in an article titled "Scholarly Impact Revisited" published in Academy of Management Perspectives. Bauer was featured as one of the top influential scholars of the past
»J.J.P. Veerman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, gave an invited lecture on a mathematical model for evolution and speciation at the International Workshop for Complexity at the Institute for Math and its Applications in Minneapolis during August.
»Gerry Sussman, Urban Studies and Planning and International Studies faculty, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Sweden-based journal, Cognition, Communication, and Co-Operation.
»Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, and Il-Won Jung, former post-doctoral fellow in Geography, authored a paper titled "Climate Change Impacts on Spatial Patterns in Drought Risk in the Willamette River Basin, Oregon, USA" published in Theoretical and Applie
»Jennifer Allen, Institute for Sustainable Solutions and Public Administration faculty, gave a presentation on the institute to the U.S. Academic Energy, Sustainability, and Environmental Centers at Northwestern University.
»Paul Collins, English faculty, authored "Lost and Found" published in the Fall 2012 issue of Tin House.
»Sharon Carstens, Anthropology faculty, gave a keynote address, "New Questions, New Directions in Malaysian Chinese Studies," at the First Biennial Conference on Malaysian Chinese Studies in Kuala Lumpur, June 10. Carstens presented the paper again at Mala
»Charles Deemer, English adjunct faculty, authored an opera libretto, Varmints: A Tragi-Comedy of the Old West (A Libretto in Search of Music), published by Round Bend Press. The libretto is based on Deemer's stage play of the same name, which received a g
»Meredith Farkas, Library faculty, presented an invited keynote, "Sustainable Transformation: Creating Lasting Change in Libraries," at the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa Conference in Palmerston North, New Zealand, Sept. 24.
»Jill Emery, Library faculty, authored "Are Libraries Thriving? An Oxford Debate" published in Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference.
»Donald G. Frank, Library emeritus faculty, presented "Political & Economic Realities Associated with Major League Baseball in Portland, Oregon: The Soft Underbelly of Major League Baseball Exposed" at the Annual Conference of the Society of American Baseb
»Craig Epplin, World Languages and Literatures faculty, authored an article, "Sacrifice and Recognition in Carlos Reygadas's Japón," published in the journal Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Vol. 28, No. 2.
»Jay Gopalakrishnan, Mathematical and Statistics faculty, gave an invited lecture, "Best Test Spaces in Petrov-Galerkin Methods and DPG Methods," at the International Conference on Computational Mathematics, Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, during July.
»Tom Fisher, English faculty, authored "Acting Disaster" published in Celebrity Studies, Vol. 3, Issue 3.
»Tom H. Hastings, Conflict Resolution faculty, presented "Climate Chaos and Conflict Management" at the Peace and Justice Studies Association conference, Tufts University, Oct. 5.
»Amy Hofer, Library faculty, co-authored "Troublesome Concepts and Information Literacy: Investigating Threshold Concepts for IL Instruction" in portal: Libraries and the Academy, Vol. 12, No. 4 (2012), pp. 387–405.
»Jon Holt, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented a paper titled "Clanging Bells, Clanging Words: Iwate Dialect in Miyazawa Kenji's 'Changa-Chaga Umako' Tanka Poems" at the 21st annual meeting of the Association of Japanese Literary Studies at
»Nathan McClintock, Urban Studies and Planning faculty, co-authored an article, "Toward a Food Policy 'First Step' in Oakland, California: A Food Policy Council's Efforts to Promote Urban Agriculture Zoning," published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food S
»Jason Jurjevich, Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies and the Population Research Center, and Meg Merrick, Community Geography Project, participated in the National Science Foundation-sponsored Measuring People in Place Workshop that brought togethe
»Eva Thanheiser, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, co-authored "Justification as a Teaching and Learning Practice: Its (potential) Multifaceted Role in Middle Grades Mathematics Classrooms" published the Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 2012. PSU gradua
»Igor Lacan, University Honors Program faculty, presented "Urban Forest Governance in California (USA) cities: Legal, Fiscal and Political Aspects of the Private-Public Interaction in Managing Urban Trees" at the International Union of Forest Research Orga
»Amy Donaldson, Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, has received a $120,000 grant from Autism Speaks to complete a randomized wait list control pilot study to examine the effects of a hybrid social communication intervention for children with autism spect
»Meiru Liu, International Management and Confucius Institute faculty, presented "Case Study and Analysis of Three Chinese Language Teacher Training Models: The U.S. Federal Government's 'StarTalk,' Hanban's '5P,' and CIPSU's Task-Based Training" at the 11t