News - July 2012 - Portland State University
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
»Lihong Qian, Business Administration faculty, presented “Firm Boundaries, Capabilities, and Technological Change: Evidence from the Biofuels Industry” at the Second Annual Lundquist College of Business Research Workshop on Innovation, Sustainability, and
»Subhash Kochar, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, co-authored "Some Unified Results on Comparing Linear Combinations of Independent Gamma Random Variables" published in Probability in Engineering and Information Sciences, Vol. 26, 2012.
»David Ritchie, Communication faculty, presented a paper, "Metaphorical Frame Conflicts in a Public Meeting," at a conference on Living With Uncertainty: Empathy, in London, June 10. He also was an invited participant at a workshop on measuring the effecti
»Kimberly Pendell and Michael Bowman, Library faculty, authored "Usability Study of a Library's Mobile Website: An Example from Portland State University" published in Information Technology & Libraries, Vol. 31, No 2, June 2012.
»Robert Schroeder, Library faculty, presented "Moving from Fantasy to Adventure by Grounding Information Literacy Instruction in Critical Thinking Models" at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 24.
»Christof Teuscher, Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty, edited a special issue of the Evolutionary Intelligence journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, March 2012. The issue put Alan Turing's connectionist ideas on neural networks and learning in a modern perspec
»Anousha Sedighi, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented her research "Exploring Linguistic Characteristics of Heritage Persian Speakers" at the poster session of the National Heritage Languages Resource Center's summer institute held at UCLA.
»Kelly Clifton, Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty, was awarded an intergovernmental agreement from Metro in the amount of $100,000 for the project "Improving the Representation of the Pedestrian Environment in Travel Demand Models."
»Michael J. Smith, Education faculty, delivered a keynote address, "Preparing Students for 2025 in an Economic Downturn: A Faculty Perspective From a Public Urban University," at the first annual super conference for three regional affiliates of the Associ
»Teresa Bulman, Geography faculty; David Banis, Geography; and others won the 2012 Geographic Excellence in Media Award for the Oregon Geographic Alliance's Student Atlas of Oregon. The award is presented by the National Council for Geographic Education to
»Pete Tashman, Business Administration faculty, presented “Climate Change, Resource Dependence, and Environment Performance in the Ski Resort Industry” at the Second Annual Lundquist College of Business Research Workshop on Innovation, Sustainability, and
»Ivan Sutherland, Engineering and Computer Science visiting scientist, won the Kyoto Prize for his lifetime of work in computer graphics. The prize is Japan's highest private award for global achievement and is given by the Inamori Foundation.
»Sue Taylor, Art History faculty, was a featured speaker presenting "Museums, Movies, Magazines: What Grant Wood Saw" at the 40th Annual Grant Wood Festival in Anamosa, Iowa, sponsored by Mt. Mercy University, June 10.
»Randall Bluffstone, Economics faculty, presented a paper, "Social Coordination, Rural Livelihoods and Natural Capital Investments: Evidence from Ethiopia," at the Nordic Development Conference held in Gothenburg, Sweden, June 18-19. The paper is co-author
»Talya Bauer, Berrin Erdogan, and Sully Taylor, Business Administration faculty, co-authored a chapter, “Creating and Maintaining Environmentally Sustainable Organizations: Recruitment and Onboarding” published in Managing Human Resources for Environmental
»Darrell Brown and Scott Marshall, Business Administration faculty, presented “Voluntary Environmental Disclosure Quality and Firm Value: Further Evidence” at the European Accounting Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia on May 10.
»Lauren Beitelspacher, Business Administration faculty, co-authored an article, “The Differing Effects of Technology on Inside vs. Outside Sales Forces to Facilitate Enhanced Customer Orientation and Interfunctional Coordination,” published in the Journal
»Annabelle Dolidon, World Languages and Literatures, presented "Being French: Preparing Your Students with Tu sais quoi?! for Life in a Francophone Country" at the 85th American Association of Teachers of French Conference in Chicago, July 5 to 8.
»Silvia Boero, World Languages and Literatures faculty, authored an article, "In Risaia, by Marchesa Colombi: Irony and Denunciation," published in RELIT, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil.
»Tom Fisher, English faculty, presented "Making Sense: Jacques Rancière and the Language Poets" at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Louisville, Ky., in February; and presented "Literary Communism and Language Poetry" at the U
»Sarah A. Bunton, University Studies faculty, co-authored "Predictors of Workplace Satisfaction for U.S. Medical School Faculty in an Era of Change and Challenge" published in the journal Academic Medicine, 2012, Vol. 87, No. 5.
»Emily Ford and Kimberly Willson-St. Clair, Library faculty, presented "Libraries & Humanism: A Book Discussion" at the 2012 Oregon Library Association Annual Conference, Bend, April 27. At the conference, Ford also presented “What's in Your Filter Bubble?
»Jill Emery, Library faculty, authored "The Demand Driven Acquisitions Pilot Project by the Orbis Cascade Alliance: An Interview with Members of the Demand Driven Acquisitions Implementation Team" published in Serials Review online, June 2012.
»Ted Khoury, Business Administration faculty, presented “Exclusivity in Biotechnology Licensing: What Makes Licensors Restrict Their Options?” at the Second Annual Lundquist College of Business Research Workshop on Innovation, Sustainability, and Entrepren
»Sarah Eppley and Todd Rosenstiel, Biology faculty; James Pankow, Chemistry and Engineering faculty; and students Andrea Melnychenko and Erin Shortlidge authored a study, "Sex-Specific Volatile Compounds Influence Microarthropod-Mediated Fertilization of M
»Tom Larsen, Library faculty, co-presented "Building and Evaluating a Collaborative Consortial Demand-Driven Cataloging Workflow" and also gave an invited presentation "Managing Metadata for the Orbis Cascade Alliance Demand-Driven Acquisitions Project" at
»Berrin Erdogan and Talya Bauer, Business Administration faculty; Donald Truxillo, Psychology faculty; and psychology doctoral student Layla Mansfield co-authored an article, “Whistle While You Work: A Review of the Life Satisfaction Literature,” published
»Eric Mankowski, Psychology faculty, and students Wendy Viola and Mary Gray presented a paper, "The Moderating Effect of within Group Similarity on Change in a Strengths-Based Program for Incarcerated Adolescent Males," at the International Community Psych
»Elise Granek, Environmental Science and Management faculty, and student Zoe Rodriguez del Rey, authored "Occurrence and Concentration of Caffeine in Oregon Coastal Water" published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, July 2012.
»Desiree Pacheco, Business Administration faculty, presented “Strategic Responses to Social Movement Pressures: The Case of Clean Energy” at the Second Annual Lundquist College of Business Research Workshop on Innovation, Sustainability, and Entrepreneursh
»Mel Gurtov, Political Science emeritus faculty, authored “A ‘Village’ Undaunted: The Making of Japan’s Fourth Disaster” published in Global Asia, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Summer 2012); and “Embracing Multilateralism: A U.S.-ROK Alliance for Regional Security” publi