News - September 2012 - Portland State University
Monday, September 24, 2012
»Marek Elzanowski, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, gave an invited talk, "Modern Mathematical Theories of Defective Elastic Crystals," at the University of Ostrava, Czech Republic.
»Charles Rynerson and Richard Lycan, Population Research Center, presented “Housing Based School Enrollment Forecasts” at the Environmental Systems Research Institute Education User Conference, San Diego, July 22.
»Erica Wagner, Business Administration faculty, presented a paper titled “Characterizing Work Practices in Packaged Software: A Metaphorical Analysis” at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, Aug. 3-7.
»Berrin Erdogan, Business Administration faculty, was a presenter at the organizational behavior doctoral consortium and a facilitator in the session “OB research incubator” at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, Aug. 3-7. She also pre
»Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, and graduate student Madeline Steele authored a paper titled "Spatial Patterns of March and September Streamflow Trends in Pacific Northwest Streams" published in Geographical Analysis, Vol. 44.
»B.D. Wortham-Galvin, Architecture faculty, authored a chapter, "Making the Familiar Strange: Understanding Design Practice as Cultural Practice," published in The Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs, Sonia Hirt and Diane Zahm editors.
»Elise Granek, Environmental Science and Management faculty, presented a co-authored paper, "Growing Cities Depend on Ecosystem Services," at the National Science Foundation's 2012 Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Principal Investiga
»Christine Cress, Education faculty, wrote the lead article, "Civic Engagement and Student Success: Leveraging Multiple Degrees of Achievement" published in Diversity & Democracy, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2012.
»Kenneth M. Ames, Anthropology emeritus faculty, has been awarded a three-year, National Science Foundation grant for a project titled "Settlement Pattern Dynamics and the Evolution of Social Complexity on the Northern Northwest Coast," which looks at shif
»John Hall, Economics and International Studies faculty, presented the lecture "Die Ursprung und Verwendungen des Evolutionaer Theorie: Kants Erschleichung, Veblens Subreption, und die Soziale Analyse von Dugger, Mills, und Galbraith" (The Origins and Appl
»Paul Collins, English faculty, had an essay, "Vanishing Act," which originally ran in Lapham's Quarterly, selected for Best American Essays 2012, which is to be released next month by Houghton Mifflin.
»Teresa Bulman, Geography faculty and Oregon Geographic Alliance, has received a $200,000 grant from the John and Betty Gray Geography Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation to improve geography education in Oregon’s K-12 schools. The grant will support O
»Rachel Hitchcock, University Advancement; and J.R. Tarabocchia, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, presented "How to Start a Major Gift Campaign with a Non-Traditional Student Population" at the Student Affairs Development Conference in Louisville
»G.L.A. Harris, Public Administration faculty, authored an article entitled "Multiple Marginality: How the Disproportionate Assignment of Women and Minorities to Manage Diversity Programs Reinforces and Multiplies Their Marginality" published in Administra
»Tom Larsen, Library faculty, has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the Library Education Assistance Foundation for Vietnam to conduct library cataloging training in a new program for a library in Vietnam. The foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicate
»Talya Bauer, Business Administration faculty, was invited to join the editorial board of the newly formed management journal titled Oxford Research Reviews: Business and Management. The Oxford University Press will publish the journal.
»Karen L. Karavanic, Computer Science faculty, presented "Power and Cooling Aware Parallel Performance Diagnosis" at the 41st International Conference on Parallel Processing in Pittsburgh, Sept. 11.
»Tom Johnson, Business Administration faculty, will have syllabi from two of his courses published by the Business History Initiative of the Harvard Business School in its Guide to Teaching Business History. One course covers the financial industry's conqu
»Jill Rissi, Public Administration faculty, along with PSU co-investigators Neal Wallace and Sherril Gelmon, received an 18-month research award totaling $126,984 to evaluate Oregon’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Home initiative. The PSU faculty will be w
»Pat Boas, Art faculty, was awarded a fellowship from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation for a July residency at Byrdcliffe Artist Colony in New York and a Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot Artist Residency Fellowship. The Ford Family Foundation award support
»Ted Khoury, Business Administration faculty, presented three papers titled “Exclusivity in Biotech Licensing: What Makes Licensors Restrict their Options?” “The Response of Inventors to IPR Reform,” and “How do Developing Country Entrepreneurs Navigate Ex
»Susan Kirley, English faculty, authored "Rendering Technology Visible: The Technological Literacy Narrative" published in Computer and Composition, Vol. 29, 2012.
»Graig Spolek, Mechanical and Materials Engineering faculty, received an $80,000 grant for a collaborative project involving green roof researchers at PSU and Columbia Green Technologies, a Portland company with a green roof system it hopes will become an
»Gerasimos Fergadiotis, Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, received a Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award to attend the research symposium held at the annual American Speech and Hearing Association Convention in Atlanta. The award is co- sponsored by th
»Eric Mankowski, Psychology faculty, presented a paper, "Assessing Proximal Outcomes in Batterer Intervention Programs" at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, in Portsmouth, N.H., July 9. His co-author was graduat
»Timm Menke, World Languages and Literatures faculty, authored "Arno Schmidt: Leviathan” and "Arno Schmidt: Brand’s Haide” published in The Literary Encyclopedia, London, 2012.
»Emily Ford, Library faculty, and others received a Salem Press Library Blog award in the general blog category for "In the Library with the Lead Pipe," a peer-reviewed blog for librarians across the United States. Ford is a founding member of the blog as
»Nathan McClintock, Urban Studies and Planning faculty, presented a paper, "Loam, Lead, and Land Use: Towards an Interdisciplinary Study of Urban Soils," at the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Portland on Aug. 8.
»Elizabeth Norton and Pam Miller, Social Work faculty, co-authored "What Their Terms of Living and Dying Might Be: Hospice Social Workers Discuss Oregon's Death with Dignity Act" published in the Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, Jul
»Linda George, Environmental Science and Management faculty, is on an intergovernmental assignment as program officer with the National Science Foundation - Atmospheric and Geospace Science Division until September 2013. Her portfolio will be Interdiscipli
»Leerom Medovoi, English faculty, presented "Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging in a Global Age: An International Research Initiative" at the annual meeting of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, National University of Australia
»Cristine Paschild, Library faculty, authored "Community Archives and the Limitations of Identity: Considering Discursive Impact on Material Needs" published in The American Archivist, Vol. 75, Spring/Summer 2012.
»Ray Johnson, Business Administration faculty, was appointed to the American Institute of CPA’s Professional Ethics Executive Committee that sets ethical standards for its members—almost all CPAs in the United States.
»Eva Nunez, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented her research, "Text Analysis of the Sephardi Spanish Jew Narrative Poetry in the XV Century" at the International Conference of History of the Spanish Language held at University of Cadiz, Spai
»Lee Shaker, Communication faculty, co-authored a piece with colleagues at Princeton and BYU, "Gender Inequality in Deliberative Participation" published in the American Political Science Review.
»Mellie Pullman, Business Administration faculty, won one of the prestigious 2012 Emerald Management Reviews Citations of Excellence Awards for an article titled “Unraveling the Food Supply Chain: Strategic Insights from China and the 2007 Recalls,” which
»Desiree Pacheco, Business Administration faculty, was an organizer of the session “Exploring Opportunities for Knowledge Transfer, Social Entrepreneurship, and Constructive Engagement in Local Initiatives around the Globe: An AOM Volunteer Corp?" at the a
»Shung Jae Shin, Business Administration faculty, was chair of a session titled "Feedback and Training Mechanisms" at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, Aug. 3-7. He also presented a paper titled "HRM Systems, Intrinsic Motivation, an
»Robert Schroeder, Library faculty, has been appointed an editor of the open-access peer reviewed journal Communications in Information Literacy.
»Joan Petit and Tom Bielavitz, Library faculty, presented "Thriving in a Challenging Environment: Creating Technology-Rich, Collaborative Learning Spaces on a Shoestring" at the Pacific Northwest Library Association Annual Conference in Anchorage, Ala., Au
»Margaret Shirley, Art adjunct faculty, is exhibiting her work at the Laura Russo Gallery during September. Her paintings on wood panels incorporate plant and other natural materials.
»Elizabeth Almer, Business Administration faculty, presented “Determinants of Accounting Faculty Salaries” at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., Aug. 5-8.
»Tom Potiowsky, Economics faculty and Northwest Economic Research Center, presented "The Morning After: How Long Will the Oregon Economy Nurse This Recession Hangover?" as the keynote speech at The Oregon Community Foundation Statewide Leaders Gathering, C
»Pete Tashman, Business Administration faculty, was the discussant of the session titled “Drivers and Effects of Green Technology Innovation: Green Technology Innovation” at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, Aug. 3-7. Tashman was als
»Melissa Appleyard, Business Administration faculty, was a presenter in the session titled “Theory, Data, and Methods for Examining Interdisciplinary Research & Development: Interdisciplinary R&D” at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston,
»Neil Ramiller, Business Administration faculty, presented "Sociomateriality as Radical Ontology: Insights for ICTs from the Phenomenology of Sport" at the 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems in Seattle, Aug. 9-11. The article was also publishe
»Sue Taylor, Art History faculty, wrote an article on the psychoanalysis of the magic act in the 2012 volume of Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus.
»Steven Bleiler, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, presented "Modeling with Computational Probability" at the 13th International Pure Mathematics Conference, Islamabad, Pakistan, Sept. 1-3.
»Kathy Rupley, Business Administration faculty, served as discussant for the paper “Corporate Social Responsibility, Audit Fees, and Audit Opinions” at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., Aug. 5-8.