News - November 2012 - Portland State University
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
»Will Parnell, Early Childhood Education faculty, co-presented with Jackie Bartlett "Smartphones and Tablets Change the Future of Documentation" at the 36th annual Washington Association for the Education of Young Children conference in Vancouver, Wash., O
»Cynthia A. Sloan, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented "Creating Origins: The Construction of Nation in Teresa de la Parra's Las Memorias de Mama Blanca" at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association in Seattle, Oct. 19-21.
»Christof Teuscher, Engineering and Computer Science faculty, gave an invited talk at the "Turing under Discussion" workshop held at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, Oct. 26-27. The meeting was a contribution to the Turing Ce
»Eva Thanheiser, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, presented "Preservice Elementary School Teachers' (PSTs') Conceptions of Multidigit Whole Numbers: The Development of Those Conceptions and the PSTs' Motivation to Learn" and co-presented "Understanding
»Kimberly Willson-St. Clair, Library faculty, presented "The ASE Research Model: A Lightning Talk" at the Association of College & Research Libraries - Oregon & Washington Joint Fall Conference, Corbett, Ore, Oct. 26.
»TC Buell, English emeritus faculty, and Joan Strong Buell are exhibiting their art at the Sitka Art Invitational: Stories From Art and Nature, World Forestry Center, Portland, Nov. 10-11.
»Jay Gopalakrishnan, Mathematical and Statistics faculty, co-authored "Mixed Finite Element Approximation of the Vector Laplacian with Dirichlet Boundary Conditions" published in Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, Vol. 22, Issue 09, Septe
»Nathan McClintock, Urban Studies and Planning faculty, authored "Assessing Soil Lead Contamination at Multiple Scales in Oakland, California: Implications for Urban Agriculture and Environmental Justice" published in Applied Geography.
»Dustin Morrow, Theatre and Film faculty, directed a documentary film, The Road Bowlers, which will screen in November at the Northwest Filmmakers Festival, Northwest Film Center, Portland Art Museum. Shot entirely in rural Northern Ireland, the short docu
»Sherril Gelmon, Public Administration faculty, has been appointed to the Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer's Research (OPAR), which funds research proposals that advance the understanding, treatment, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. OPAR is funded by
»Jennifer Allen, Institute for Sustainable Solutions and Public Administration faculty, presented "Bridging the Academy and the World: Emerging Trends in Student Values, Sustainability, Social Justice and Community-Based Learning" at the National Associati
»Jack Corbett, Public Administration faculty, presented "Beyond Texas: Enhancing MPA Program Diversity in the USA" at the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, Oct. 19.
»Leerom Medovoi, English faculty, presented "Reperiodizing the Postmodern in the Light of the World-System" for a roundtable on The Postmodern/Postwar After the New Modernist Studies at the Modernist Studies Association Meeting, Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 20.
»Eva Nunez Mendez, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented a paper titled "Ergative Languages in Contact with Spanish" at the Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association Conference, Seattle, Oct. 20.
»Leslie J. Munson, David R. Allen, and Ruth A. Falco, Special Education faculty, presented "Working with Families When the Parent Has Learning Difficulties" at the 28th annual international conference of the Division of Early Childhood Conference in Minnea
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
»Inger Olsen, World Languages and Literatures faculty, participated in the Regional Meeting for Danish lecturers in the U.S., Canada, Japan and China held at University of California Berkeley, Nov. 1-4. She gave at talk about the rhetorical question, "Do w
»Lihong Qian, Business Administration faculty, presented a paper, "Aspire to Innovate: How a Firm's Technological and Financial Aspiration Levels Affect its Technology Deployment Decision" at the 32nd Strategic Management Society annual conference in Pragu
»Neil Ramiller, Business Administration faculty, presented "The Crisis of the Voice: Finding Places for Imperfection in a Post-Vocal World" at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs, Portland, Oct. 20.
»Helen Young and Ruth Falco, Special Education faculty, presented "A Comprehensive Education Model for Young Children with Autism" at the 28th annual International Conference of the Division of Early Childhood in Minneapolis, Oct. 28-30.
»Lauren Beitelspacher, Business Administration faculty, coauthored an article titled "Retail Service-Based Operant Resources and Market Performance" published in the International Journal of Logistics Management.
»Evguenia Davidova, International Studies and University Studies faculty, has authored a book, The Balkan Transitions to Modernity and Nation-States Through the Eyes of Three Generations of Merchants (1780s-1890s), published by Brill, 2013.
»Jeanne Enders, Business Administration faculty, coauthored an article, "Overcoming Future Crises: Quality of Education in Business Schools as a Predecessor of Competitiveness," published in Strategic Management.
»Berrin Erdogan, Business Administration faculty, coauthored an article, "Discretionary and Transactional Human Resource Practices and Employee Outcomes: The Role of Perceived Organizational Support," published in Human Resource Management.
»Sean Kohles, Mechanical and Materials Engineering and Biology faculty, coauthored "Ultrasonic Wave Propagation Assessment of Native Cartilage Explants and Hydrogel Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering" published in the International Journal of Biomedical Engi
»Erica Wagner, Business Administration faculty, coauthored an article, "Enterprise Systems Projects: The Role of Liminal Space in Enterprise Systems Implementation," published in the Journal of Information Technology.
»Nobuko Murakami-Chalfen, Business Administration instructor, was selected by Pacific Northwest Council for Languages to receive the 2012 Ray Verzasconi Pacific Northwest Postsecondary Teacher of the Year Award. Her accomplishments will be recognized in th
»Jay Gopalakrishnan, Mathematical and Statistics faculty, is directing PSU's participation in a three-year, $1.85 million grant awarded to the University of Texas at Austin by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. PSU's research goal for the grant i
»Alex Accetta, Campus Recreation, co-presented "Equity, Well-Being, and the Environment: Building New Programmatic Bridges" on a panel at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference in Los Angeles, Oct. 16. He prese
»Alan Cabelly, Business Administration faculty, gave a talk titled "Different Perspectives on Leadership: What You Can Learn from Today's Thought Leaders" presented to the 74th Annual Northwest Human Resource Management Association Conference, Anchorage, A
»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
»Jennifer Loney, Business Administration faculty, presented "Preparing Students for Evolving Workplaces" and "Transforming Business Communication Through Technologies in the Classroom-What works!" at the Association for Business Communication 77th Annual I
»Jill Mosteller, Business Administration faculty, presented "Transformational Solutions of Self through Companion Animals" at the Association of Consumer Research North American Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Oct. 4-7.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
»The Oregonian: Oregon public universities graduated 20,000 students in 2011-12, far exceeding the previous record
»28th annual Kyoto Prize presented to American computer scientist, Indian literary critic and Japanese biologist
»The Oregonian: Oregon public universities graduated 20,000 students in 2011-12, far exceeding the previous record
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
»Michele Miller, Intensive English Language Program, chaired a session, Practices in Advising ESL Students, at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region 1 Fall Conference in Tacoma, Wash., Nov. 7-10. She was also one of five trainers for th
»Will Parnell, Early Childhood Education faculty, presented "The Shadow Side of the Theater: Interrogating Upheld Values of Rugged Individualism" at the 20th annual Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education conference, State College, Pa., Nov 5.
»Micki M. Caskey, Education faculty, has coedited and coauthored a book, Common Planning Time in Middle Level Schools: Research Studies from the MLER SIG's National Project, Volume IX in The Handbook of Research in Middle Level Education series, published
»Eric Einspruch, Public Administration adjunct, and his coauthors received the Helen Tobin Writers' Award for 2012 for their article "Basic Life Support Instructor Training: Comparison of Instructor-Led and Self-Guided Training." The award is given annuall
»Gerasimos Fergadiotis, Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, has been selected to participate in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2013 Pathways program. The program is sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicatio
»Ben Anderson-Nathe, Child and Family Studies faculty, presented "Nurturing Critical Hope in Teaching Feminist Social Work Research" with coauthor Christina Gringeri (University of Utah) at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education
»Sybil Kelley, Leadership for Sustainability Education faculty, presented "A New Model for Teacher Professional Development—Changing Systems to Support Teaching and Learning in STEM" at the Oregon Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning C
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
»A gift to stream 32 films about Persian culture from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute to Portland State University
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
»Meiru Liu, International Management and Confucius Institute faculty, presented "Meeting Challenges and Solving Issues by Developing Creative Programs – A CI's Model" at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in
»Leslie McBride, Debbie Kaufman, and Belinda Zeidler, Community Health faculty, presented a poster session, "Re-Designing Courses for Learning Outcomes Assessment: A Collaborative, Constructivist Faculty Development Approach," at the second annual Undergra
»Leslie McBride, Community Health faculty; Milan Sherman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty; Albert Spencer, Philosophy faculty; and Belinda Zeidler, Community Health faculty; presented a panel discussion, "A Collaborative, Constructivist Faculty Developm
»Leslie McBride, Community Health faculty; Janelle Voegele, Academic Excellence faculty; and Ellen West, Business Administration faculty, presented "Faculty Review in the 21st Century: Learning from Academic Portfolio Contributions" at the 37th Annual Prof
»Swapna Mukhopadhyay, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, chaired and presented "Non-Literate Indian Boat-Builders: Vernacular Engineering and the Rigor of Reality" at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, Nov. 18.
»Ken Ruoff, History faculty, presented a paper, "Japan's 2600th Anniversary Commemorative Essay Contest," at a conference in Tokyo about Japan's Prewar P.E.N. Club, Nov. 26.
»Jeremy Spoon, Anthropology faculty, presented a paper, "Mixed and Collaborative Methods: Approaching Indigenous Ecological Knowledge Heterogeneity," in an invited session at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Nov. 15.
»JJP Veerman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, gave the C^3 Colloquium of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Nov. 16. The title of his lecture was "Control of Transients in the Synchronization of Oscillator Networks."
»Janet Walker, Social Work and Regional Research Institute faculty, co-presented a session, "Peer Support for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions," at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental H
»Scott Burns, Geology faculty, was presented with the Distinguished Practice Award by the Environmental and Engineering Geology Division of the Geological Society of America at its annual convention in Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 5. This award recognizes the top
»G.L.A. Harris, Public Administration faculty, co-authored the lead article "A Call to Action: Increasing Health Providers in Underrepresented Populations through the Military" published in the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, Vol. 35,
»Micki Caskey, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, was awarded the John H. Lounsbury Award for Distinguished Service at the Association for Middle Level Education's 39th annual conference at the Oregon Convention Center, Nov. 8. The Lounsbury award is the
»David Johns, Political Science adjunct faculty, authored "How Might Ecologists Make the World Safe for Biodiversity Without Getting Fired?" published in the 43 Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, Issue 4, December 2012.
»Will Parnell, Early Childhood Education faculty in the Graduate School of Education, received the 2012 National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators' Award for Technology Leadership in Early Childhood Education at the association's annual conf
»Joan Petit and Tom Bielavitz, Library faculty, authored "Innovation on a Shoe String: High Impact Space and Technology Updates in a Low-Funding Environment" published in Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology, ed. Russ
»Anita Bright, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, presented "Warping the Lenses and Moving the Margins: Negotiating 'Normal' With Preservice Teachers" at the American Educational Studies Conference in Seattle, Nov. 1.
»Vivek Shandas, Urban Studies and Planning faculty, and David Sailor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering faculty, won a $1 million grant to establish a Middle East center for the study of urban sustainability. Using Doha, Qatar, as a case study, Shandas
»Evguenia Davidova, International Studies and University Studies faculty, presented "Balkan Mercantile Bourgeoisie as Promoter of the National Revolutions?" at the international conference Balkan Worlds: Ottoman Past and Balkan Nationalism, organized by th
»Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, Speech and Hearing Sciences, co-presented "SLPs and Audiologists in Global Settings: Ethical Considerations Before, During, and After" at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association conference in Atlanta, Nov. 1
»Ulrich H. Hardt, Education Dean's Office, presented "'Other People's Skins': Fiction Writing in the Classroom," with Tim Gillespie, Karen Johnson, and Kim Stafford at the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, held in Las Vegas,
»English Department's Nina Mae Kellogg Awards Ceremony has New Award: Dennis Stovall First Edition Award
Friday, November 30, 2012