News - May 2013 - University Communications
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
»Nora Wendl, Architecture faculty, co-organized the symposium Strange Utility: Architecture Toward Other Ends held at Portland State, April 26-27. Her co-organizer was Isabelle Loring Wallace, a University of Georgia contemporary art faculty member. With c
»Elizabeth Almer, Kathy Rupley, and Donna Philbrick, Business Administration faculty, presented “Auditor Selection: Revisiting Public Company Audit Committee Members’ Beliefs Post SOX” at the Western American Accounting Association conference in San Franci
»Talya Bauer, Business Administration faculty, was a presenter for “When it Comes to Practice, Do Applicant Reaction Models Matter?” and "Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award: Teaching Like it Matters: Applying Newcomer Socialization and Justice Rese
»Christine Cress, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty, presented a session, “Engaged Reflection and Learning: Tools, Tips, and Techniques,” at the Continuums of Service Conference in Portland, April 25.
»Mel Gurtov, Political Science emeritus faculty, authored "Dealing with North Korea: A Time for Diplomacy" in the online IFES Forum, April 2013. He also organized and contributed a paper to the conference "Engaging Enemies," at Indiana University, April 18
»Julia Freybote, Business Administration faculty, presented "Off-Balance Sheet Financing, Joint Ventures and Cost of Debt in REITs" and co-presented "Institutional Investor Sentiment and Systematic Risk in Office and Industrial REITs" at the 2013 annual co
»Leerom Medovoi, English faculty, gave an invited lecture, "New Directions in Biopolitics," to the Department of English at University of Arizona, April 11.
»David Ervin, Economics faculty, authored "Voluntary Resource Conservation and Environmental Management in Agriculture and Forestry" published in the Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics, Vol. 2, Elsevier.
»Melinda Hutson and Alex Ruzicka, Geology faculty, and student Ryan Brown, authored a paper titled "Stones from Mohave County, Arizona: Multiple Falls in the 'Franconia Strewn Field'" published in Meteoritics and Planetary Science, Vol. 48.
»Ted Khoury, Business Administration faculty, authored an article titled “The Social Construction of Legitimacy through Signaling Social Capital: Exploring the Conditional Value of Alliances and Underwriters at IPO” published in Entrepreneurship Theory and
»Charles Klein, Anthropology faculty, authored "WiLLOW: Reaching HIV-Positive African-American Women Through a Computer-Delivered Intervention" published online in AIDS & Behavior, April 29.
»Sean Kohles, Mechanical and Materials Engineering and Biology faculty, co-authored a paper, "Tracking Knee Joint Functional Axes Through Tikhonov Filtering and Plucker Coordinates," published in the Journal of Novel Physiotherapies: Special Issue on Compu
»David Sailor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering faculty, authored the book chapter "Energy, Buildings and the Urban Environment" in Climate Vulnerability, edited by Roger Pielke and published by Elsevier.
»Anousha Sedighi, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented a paper, "Heritage Persian Learners vs. L2 Learners in the Classroom," at the 25th conference of the National Council on Less Commonly Taught Languages in Chicago, April 25-28.
»Elizabeth Almer, Business Administration faculty, earned a Best Paper Award for “The Social Construction 'Off-Ramped Accounting Academics: Remedy to Accounting Faculty Shortage?'" presented at the Western American Accounting Association conference in San
»Berrin Erdogan, Business Administration faculty, participated on many levels at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, April 11-13. She was a presenter for “Examining Overqualification and Positive Outcome
»Cynthia Gomez, Diversity and Multicultural Student Services, has been appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber to the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs. The Oregon Senate has approved her appointment.
»John Hall, Economics and International Studies faculty, was recently elected to serve as president of the Association for Institutional Thought for 2013 and 2014.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
»The Oregonian: Portland State University students release report, suggestions for North Lombard Street
Friday, May 10, 2013
»The Oregonian: $8 million gift to Portland State University brings new business school construction in sight
Monday, May 13, 2013
»Shawn Smallman, International Studies faculty, authored an article, "Biopiracy and Vaccines: Indonesia and the World Health Organization's New Pandemic Influenza Plan," published in the Journal of International and Global Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2, April 201
»Christof Teuscher, Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty, was awarded a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency grant titled "Sparse Adaptive Local Learning for Sensing and Analytics (SALLSA)." The total award sum is $5.69 million for 4.25 years.
»Anoop Miripuri, English faculty, was the subject of an article, "Profile of a Public Scholar: Anoop Mirpuri," published online in the University of Washington's Simpson Center for the Humanities newsletter, March 28.
»Sergio Palleroni, Architecture faculty, was featured in the article "Blazing Trails: A Dedication to Social Justice Propels Today's Young Professionals," published online in Residential Architect, April 8.
»Scott Burns, Geology faculty, presented two papers, "Arsenic in the Soils of NW Oregon" and "Ancient Cataclysmic Floods in the Pacific Northwest: Ancestors of the Missoula Floods" at the Oregon Academy of Sciences in Salem, Oregon at Willamette University
»Juan Heredia, Architecture faculty, co-organized an international conference, "The Place of Theory in Contemporary Architecture Pracitice and Education," in Bangkok, Aug. 16-17.
»Alastair Hunt, English faculty, presented the papers "The Law of Wild Surmise” at the meeting of the British Animal Studies Network, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, April 27.
»Dilafruz Williams, Education faculty, was an invited panelist for the session, "Educating for a Post-Capitalist World: The Interplay of Ecological and Economic Sustainability," at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting in San Francis
»Kevin Kecskes, Public Administration faculty, presented "The Role of Academic Leaders in University Development" to senior Saudi Arabian administrative leaders from Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University in Dubai, UAE, May 2-4.
»Leerom Medovoi, English faculty, gave an invited presentation, "Developments in the 'Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging' Mellon/CHCI Collaboration," at the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes Annual Meeting, University of Kansas, Ap
»Virginia Butler, Anthropology faculty, organized a session “Preliminary Results from the Tse-whit-zen Project: Zooarchaeology and Geoarchaeology of a 2000 Year Old Lower Elwha Klallam Village on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington State” at the Northw
»Inger M. Olsen, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented the paper "H.C. Andersen's story 'Pengegrisen' [the piggy bank] and the Danish State Bankruptcy, 1813" at the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, Annual Meeting, hosted by U
»Will Parnell, Curriculum and Instruction Early Childhood Education faculty, presented a paper, "A/r/tography and Action Research: Crisis, Empowerment, and Learning in Early Childhood" in the session "Lending Lives: Arts-Based Educational Research as Imagi
»Daneen Bergland, University Studies faculty, wrote the poem, "Accidents of Trees," published in the book Alive at the Center, an anthology of Pacific Northwest poets.
»Dan DeWeese, English faculty, authored "Burning Bushes," published in Oregon Humanities magazine, Spring 2013.
»Ellen Shoshkes, Urban Studies and Planning faculty, authored a book, Jaqueline Tyrwhitt: A Transnational Life in Urban Planning and Design, published by Ashgate.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
»Leerom Medovoi, English faculty, gave an invited lecture, "Reconsidering Biopolitics: Interiority, Abstraction, Environmentality," at the Sawyer Seminar on Biopolitics, Center for the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., May 3.
»Alastair Hunt, English faculty, gave an invited talk, “The Politics of Wild Surmise,” at the Sawyer Seminar Biopolitics: Life in Past and Present, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., May 4.
»Meg Merrick, Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, presented "Data, Indicators, Visualizations, and the Challenges of Collaboration" at the National Science Foundation funded Social Observatories Coordinating Network Meeting on May 8.
»Louiza Kondilis, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented “Social Media Selection and Adaptation to Advance Heritage and Non-Heritage Learning” at the 25th Conference of the National Council on Less Commonly Taught Languages in Chicago, April 25
»Deborah Peterson, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty, authored "Drafted! An Urban Principal's Tale" published in Educational Leadership, Vol. 70, No. 7, April.
»Laureen Nussbaum, World Languages and Literature faculty, wrote the essay "Ingrepen in Het Achterhuis" published in the revised fifth edition of Anne Frank. De biografie, Amsterdam, Bert Bakker.
»Eva Nunez, Word Language and Literature faculty, authored "Language Minorities and the Right to Languages" published in the Journal of Revista Internacional d'Humanitats, Vol. 16. No. 27, April.
»Kevin Kecskes, Public Administration faculty, and Barbara Tint, Conflict Resolution faculty, received a one-year, $260,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State, Middle East Partnership Initiative for "Action Community Teams!"
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
»The Oregonian: Ernesto Aguilar brings North Portland middle school students to Portland State University
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
»Jill Rissi and Neal Wallace, Public Administration faculty, served as advisors to a team of three students who won the first annual Case Competition for Graduate Students in Health Care Management sponsored by the Oregon Society of Healthcare Executives.
»Suwako Watanabe, World Languages and Literatures faculty, conducted the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Writing Proficiency Test Familiarization Workshop at the University of Washington on May 4 and at the Ohio State University o
»Eric Mankowski, Psychology faculty, was appointed by the American Psychological Association to serve on an expert panel that will write a review of the literature on predicting and preventing gun violence.
»Jack Corbett, Public Administration faculty, presented "Negotiating Sustainability: From Commercialization to Dynamic Equilibrium" at The Past for Sale?, an international conference hosted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Heritage and
»Sheila Martin, Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, presented "Planning in Oregon, USA: Land of Progressive Environmentalists or Wild West Individualism?" at the Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, May 21.
»Nathan Mealey, Library, presented "Engaging Students in Shaping Learning Spaces” at the 2013 Higher Education Teaching & Learning Conference, Orlando, Fla., Jan. 10.
»Eva Nunez, World Language and Literature faculty, presented "Ergative Languages in Contact with Spanish" at the 66th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, April 18-20.
»Kimberly Pendell, Library faculty, co-presented a poster session, “Mapping Standards to Content: Creating Research Guides using ACRL’s Psychology Information Literacy Standards,” at the biennial conference of the Association of College and Research Librar
»Jennifer Perlmutter, World Languages and Literatures faculty, gave an invited lecture titled "Knowledge, Authority and the Bewitching Jew in Early-Modern France" at Bennington College in Bennington, Vt., May 13.
»Sybil Kelley and Dilafruz Williams, Education faculty, authored "Teacher Professional Learning Communities for Sustainability: Supporting STEM in Learning Gardens in Low-income Schools" published in the Journal of Sustainability Education, Vol. 5, May 201
»Emily Ford, Library faculty, authored "Becoming a Writer-Librarian” published in In the Library with the Lead Pipe, May 8. Ford also authored “Keeping Your Copyrights is Easier than You May Think” published in LPSS News, Vol. 28, No. 2, Spring 2013.
»Meredith G. Farkas, Library faculty, authored "Accountability vs. Improvement: Seeking Balance in the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative" published in OLA Quarterly, Vol. 19.1, 2013. Farkas also authored "Mobile Learning: The Teacher in your Pocket" p
»Deborah Peterson, Amy Petti, and Susan Carlile, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty, authored "Preparing Future School Leaders to Ensure Racial, Ethnic, Linguistic, and Socio-Economic Equity in Education: The 'Third Way'" published in National Counc
»Rachel Samuelson, coordinator of Student Leaders for Service, authored "Fostering Spiritual Development through Prayer and Meditation Spaces" published in The Bulletin, Vol. 81, Issue 3, May 2013, Association of College Unions International.
»Nora Wendl, Architecture faculty, co-authored Contemporary Art about Architecture: A Strange Utility, Ashgate, 2013.
»Elise Granek and Angela Strecker, Environmental Science and Management faculty; and Bill Fish, Engineering faculty, received a $25,000 Oregon Sea Grant in collaboration with other organizations for "Emerging Contaminants in Oregon Coastal Waters: Landscap