News - October 2013 - Portland State University
Monday, October 7, 2013
»Talya Bauer, Business Administration faculty, has been appointed associate editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology, a premiere journal in applied psychology and management published by American Psychological Association. She will start her new role o
»Tom Bennett, Civil Engineering, was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Supporter of Research by the Sigma Xi Columbia Willamette chapter.
»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
»Jesse Locker, Art History faculty, has received two major publication awards for his forthcoming book The Hands of Aurora: Artemisia Gentileschi and Her Contemporaries (Yale University Press). He received the new Meiss/Mellon Author’s Book Award from the
»Mellie Pullman, Business Administration faculty, was director and coordinator for a sustainability mini-conference at the Production and Operations Management Society in Denver, May 2. She organized a day of practitioners (Green Girl Recycling and New Bel
»Vivek Shandas, Urban and Public Affair faculty; Linda George, Environmental Sciences and Management faculty; and David Sailor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering faculty, were featured in a story, “Hotter Summers Mean More Health Risks In Urban Heat Isl
»Shung Jae Shin, Business Administration faculty, won the 2013 “Outstanding Reviewer Award” from the organizational behavior division of the Academy of Management. He was recognized as one of the top reviewers among the 1,262 people who reviewed for the di
»Elizabeth Almer, Business Administration faculty, presented “Tenure Track Opt-Outs: Leakages from the Academic Pipeline” at the Accounting Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand conference in Perth, Australia, July 7 to 9. It was the recipient o
»Brian Bolton, Business Administration faculty, presented “Corporate Social Responsibility and Bank Performance” at the Financial Globalization and Sustainable Finance: Implications for Policy and Practice conference at the University of Stellenbosch, Cape
»Sue Brower, Theatre and Film faculty, presented "The Monstrous and the New Musical" at the University Film and Video Association Conference at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., Aug. 3.
»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
»Berrin Erdogan, Business Administration faculty, played many roles at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Aug. 9 to 13. She was a facilitator in the organizational behavior research incubator; presented a paper “Thin
»Harrell Fletcher, Art and Design faculty, and staff from the Exploratorium Center for Art and Inquiry in San Francisco gave free public demonstrations, screenings, and talks during a project titled "The Best Things in Museums Are the Windows" throughout t
»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.
»Tom Larsen, Library faculty, co-presented "Adventures in Collaborative Technical Services: Past, Present, and Future with the Orbis Cascade Alliance," as part of a session titled “Next Generation Technical Services: Improving Access and Discovery through
»Richard Lycan and Charles Rynerson, Population Research Center, presented “Evaluating Community Analyst for Use in School Demography Studies” at the 2013 Environmental Systems Research Institute Education Conference, San Diego, July 6 and 7.
»Sheila Martin, Population Research Center faculty, presented "Improving the Flow of Information Through Technology Networks: A Case Study of Policy in Slovenia" to the Science and Technology Council of the Republic of Slovenia, June 4.
»Nathan McClintock, Urban Studies and Planning faculty, presented a keynote lecture, "L'agriculture Urbaine et la Justice Alimentaire: Limites et Possibilités" (Urban Agriculture and Food Justice: Limits and Possibilities), at the 5th annual Urban Agricult
»Swapna Mukhopadhyay, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, presented "Non-Literate Indian Boat-Builders: Vernacular Engineering and the Rigor of Reality" at the European Conference on Educational Research, Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 13. It was part of a sympos
»Desiree Pacheco, Business Administration faculty, was a facilitator in a session titled “The Long Jump: How to Succeed in a North American Stage of your Career” and presented two papers: “Firm Responses to Social Movement Pressures: A Competitive Dynamics
»Neil Ramiller, Business Administration faculty, presented “Reconsidering Resistance in the Post-Human Era” at the meeting of the Association for Information Systems in Chicago, Aug. 15 to 17.
»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
»Sully Taylor, Business Administration faculty, had her paper titled "Think Globally, Act Locally: Interaction of Management Commitment to the Environment and Employees " presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Lake Buena Vista, Fla
»Pam Tierney, Business Administration faculty, was facilitator in “LMX Research Incubator,” chaired a session titled “LMX and Beyond!” and presented a paper titled “Temporal Model of Creative Idea Implementation Among Routine Workers” at the annual meeting
»Vikki Vandiver, Social Work faculty, was interviewed by NPR "Morning Edition" host Peter W. Gray about her upcoming conference presentations to the Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois, a Memorial Health System affiliate in Springfield, Ill., July 18
»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."
»Erica Wagner, Business Administration faculty, presented “TUM Revisited: A Symbolic Process Perspective” at the European Conference on Information Systems, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, June 5 to 8.
»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
»Lauren Beitelspacher, Business Administration faculty, co-authored an article, “Understanding Social Media Effects Across Seller, Retailer, and Consumer Interactions,” published in the September issue of the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science.
»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
»Heather Burns, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty, co-authored "Enhancing Food Security Through Experiential Sustainability Leadership Practices: A Study of the Seed to Supper program" published in the Journal of Sustainability Education, Vol. 5, i
»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
»Emily Ford, Library faculty, authored “Defining and Characterizing Open Peer Review: A Review of the Literature” published in the Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 44, No. 4, July 2013.
»Stephanie Farquhar, Community Health faculty, co-authored "Recruiting and Retaining Indigenous Farmworker Participants" published in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 2013.
»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.
»Meiru Liu, Master of International Management and Confucius Institute faculty, co-authored an article, “A New Multi-Pronged Teaching Approach on Listing, Speaking, Reading, Typing, Writing and Translating Chinese Characters,” published in the Journal of C
»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.
»Dustin Morrow, Theatre and Film faculty, had his film Everything Went Down shown at the Oregon Independent Film Festival, Sept. 22. He participated in a post-film Q&A. The festival awarded the film with the “Best Dramatic Film” and “Best Score” awards. Ev
»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.
»Lihong Qian, Business Administration faculty, co-authored an article, “Market Frictions as Building Blocks of an Organizational Economics Approach to Strategic Management,” published in Strategic Management Journal, September 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