News - October 2012 - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Monday, October 15, 2012
»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
»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 H. Hastings, Conflict Resolution faculty, presented "Climate Chaos and Conflict Management" at the Peace and Justice Studies Association conference, Tufts University, Oct. 5.
»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
»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.
»David Percy, Geology faculty, presented a plenary session about Open Source GIS at the Field Technology Conference in Portland, Sept. 26.
»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.
»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
»Paul Collins, English faculty, authored "Lost and Found" published in the Fall 2012 issue of Tin House.
»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
»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.
»Tom Fisher, English faculty, authored "Acting Disaster" published in Celebrity Studies, Vol. 3, Issue 3.
»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
»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