News - April 2012 - Academics & Research
Monday, April 2, 2012
»Stanford Economist Gavin Wright, “The Civil Rights Revolution in the South: Who Won, Who Lost?” May 10 at PSU
»Eric Fruits on academic advisory board member for Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Urban Studies textbook
»Evguenia Davidova presents "Health Perceptions, Medical Practices, and Medicine Consumption among Nineteenth-Century Balkan Merchants" at the ACLU Workshop
»Ruth Falco presents “From Universal Design to Universal Design for Learning” to Portland Public Schools committee
»Becki Hunt Ingersoll, Doug Siegler, and James Ofsink present Last Mile project to regional advising association conference
»Jason Jurjevich presents "Where Young People Go to Retire? Amenities, Employment Opportunity and Migration Patterns of the Young and College-Educated" at Association of American Geographers conference
»Mary King presents “The Hidden Experience of Mexican Migrant Women” at University of Oregon Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics Symposium
»Susan Kirtley present "Through a Glass Darkly: Linda Barry's Images of Girlhood" at Gender Studies Symposium
»Sean Kohles co-authors "Biokinetic Mechanisms Linked With Musculoskeletal Health Disparities: Stochastic Models Applying Tikhonov's Theorem to Biomolecule Homeostasis" published in the Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine
»Masami Nishishiba, Kevin Kecskes present workshop Building Multidisciplinary, Community-Connected Academic Programs for Civic Leadership, at 2012 American Society for Public Administration conference
»Will Parnell and Laure Patrick present "What Role do Recycled Materials Play in Supporting the Creative Capacity of Children?" at The Wonder of Children’s Creative Thinking: Inspirations from Reggio Emilia, Italy, symposium
»Gerry Sussman presents "Systemic Propaganda and State Branding in Post-Soviet Eastern Europe" at the Western Political Science Association
»Randall Bluffstone co-authors “Are Soil Conservation Technologies ‘Win-Win?’ Evidence from the Ethiopian Highlands” in Natural Resources Forum
»Sarah Bunton co-authors "Make the Context Work for You: Faculty in a Changing Academic Medicine Landscape" in Journal of Clinical Psychology
»Chia Yin Hsu, History faculty, authored "Railroad Technocracy, Extraterritoriality, and Imperial Lieux de Mémoire in Russian Émigrés’ Manchuria, 1920-1930s" published in Ab Imperio, 4/2011.
»Janet Walker and Celeste Moser author "Does Team-Based Planning Work for Older Adolescents? Findings from Studies of Wraparound" in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
»Erik Bodegom, Ralf Widenhorn, Carl Wamser receive Partners in Science Program grants to bring high school teachers into research labs
»Stefan Talke and Ed Zaron receive Office of Naval Research grant for "Shallow Turbulence in Rivers and Estuaries"
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
»Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor W. Robert Daasch Honored for Length of Service to PSU
Friday, April 6, 2012
»Stefan Talke, CEE Senior Research Associate, Selected by Office of Naval Research for Prestigious Young Investigator Program
Monday, April 9, 2012
»Pat Boas, Art faculty, receives the 21st annual Bonnie Bronson Fellowship Award from Reed College. A public celebration honoring Boas will be held April 18 at the college. The fellowship includes the purchase of six of Boas' works.
»Graduate student Eric Albright and Miguel Figliozzi, Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty, co-author "A Study of the Factors that Influence Transit Signal Priority Effectiveness and Late Bus Recovery at the Signalized Intersection Level" published
»Harrell Fletcher, Art faculty, curates an exhibit, Only Birds Sing the Music of Heaven in this World, at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, Calif., March 23 - July 7.
»Piman Limpaphayom, Business Administration faculty, presents the keynote talk, "Does Corporate Governance Matter: Evidence from Emerging Markets in Asia" before CFA society of Portland on Feb. 29.
»G.L.A. Harris, Public Administration faculty, presents a paper, "Women and Faculty of Color: Implications for Representation in the Professoriate," as part of the Organizational Culture in the Higher Education Sector: Does the Culture in Higher Education
»Alex Ruzicka and Melinda Hutson, Geology faculty, present "Large, Silica-rich Igneous-Textured Inclusions in the Buzzard Coulee (H4) Chondrite" at the 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, March 19-23.
»Christof Teuscher, Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty, presents "From Intrinsic to Designed Computation: Computing Beyond the Boolean and CMOS World" at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/Microsystems Technology Office Unconventional C
»Sarah Bunton, University Studies, co-authors "Research Paradigms in Academic Medicine" published in the Academic Medicine journal, Vol. 87, No. 3, 2012.
»Chia Yin Hsu, History faculty, authors "Railroad Technocracy, Extraterritoriality, and Imperial Lieux de Mémoire in Russian Émigrés' Manchuria, 1920-1930s" published in Ab Imperio, 4/2011.
»Masami Nishishiba, Public Administration faculty, authors "Local Government Diversity Initiatives in Oregon: An Exploratory Study" published in the State and Local Government Review, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2012.
»Dilafruz Williams, Education faculty, authors "4 inches of Soil: Teaching Biodiversity in the Learning Gardens. A Photo-Essay" in the Journal of Sustainability Education, March 2012.
»Kristi Yuthas, Business Administration faculty, co-authors "The Critical Role of Trust in Microfinance Success: Identifying Problems and Solutions" published in the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.
»Kelly Clifton, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Oregon Modeling Collaborative faculty, receives a contract from Parsons Brinckerhoff Americas, Inc., for "Transportation and Land Use Model Integration Program Stage 5 Project."
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
»Deborah Smith Arthur, University Studies faculty, will accept a Multnomah County Volunteer Award for the Juvenile Justice Capstone, which she has taught since 2004, at the Multnomah County Volunteer Awards April 18.
»Christof Teuscher, Engineering and Computer Science faculty, has a student, Alireza Goudarzi, whose paper titled "Emergent Criticality through Adaptive Information Processing in Boolean Networks" was published in the prestigious Physical Review Letters jo
»Dacian Daescu, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, presents "Error Covariance Sensitivity and Impact Estimation with Adjoint 4D-Var" to the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Conference on Uncertainty Quantification, April 2-5, in Raleigh, N.C
»Harrell Fletcher, Art faculty, gives lecture for the Visiting Artists Series at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, in Nashville, Tenn., March 29.
»Juan Manuel Heredia, Architecture faculty, gives keynote titled "Invention of America and its Spatial Manifestations" at an international conference on Architecture and its Geographical Horizons, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom, April 4-5. His lectu
»Karen Haley, Education faculty, presents "Figured Worlds: Connecting Student Affairs and Academic Affairs" at the 2012 annual American College Personnel Association convention in Louisville, Ky.
»Silvia Boero, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presents an essay, "Autobiography and Denunciation in the Post-Unity Polemic: Marchesa Colombi and Anna Franchi," and gives lessons at Laboratoire LLS, Université de Savoie, in Chambery, France, where
»Annabelle Dolidon, World Languages and Literatures faculty, co-authors Tu sais quoi?! Textbook for the French Conversation Class, published by Yale University Press, April 2012.
»Sherril Gelmon, Public Administration faculty, is lead author of "Building Capacity for Community-Engaged Scholarship" in the March 2012 (Volume 16) issue of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. She is a collaborating author on "Facult
»Sean Kohles, Mechanical and Materials Engineering faculty, co-authors an article, "Biokinetic Mechanisms Linked With Musculoskeletal Health Disparities: Stochastic Models Applying Tikhonov's Theorem to Biomolecule Homeostasis," published in the Journal of
»Gerry Sussman, Urban Studies and Planning and International Studies faculty, authors an article, "Branded Versus Organic Democracy," in the March 2012 issue of the European Journal of Communication.
»Peter Veerman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, co-authors a paper, "Asymptotic Reliability Theory of k-out-of-n Systems," for the Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference. Written with Torrado Robles from Spain, the paper investigates the reliabi
»Miguel Figliozzi and Chris Monsere, Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty, receive a research grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation to work on the “Design and Implementation of Pedestrian and Bicycle-Specific Data Collection Methods in
»Two Students Mentored by ECE Assistant Professor Christof Teuscher Win First Place at 8th Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
»Collaborative project between the Regional Laboratory for the Science of Cultural Heritage Conservation and the Portland Art Museum
Friday, April 20, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
»Christine Cress, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty, and grad student Sarah Drummond Hays present “Assessment for Learning, Action, and Impact: Civic Engagement Data Strategies for Capacity Building” at the Continuums of Service Annual Conference,
»Harrell Fletcher, Art faculty, discusses "The Emergence of Art and Social Practice" at the first Ned Behnke Annual Lecture for the Neddy at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, April 18.
»Susan Kirtley, English faculty, presents a paper, "Power, Pedagogy, and Persuasion: Invitational Rhetoric in What It Is," at the joint conference of the American Culture and Popular Culture Associations in Boston.
»Lisa McKinney, Darby Smith, and Errin Beck, Applied Linguistics faculty, present "Orienting New Faculty Adjuncts" and "Customizing Professional Development" at the Teachers of English as a Second or Other Language International Convention, Philadelphia, M
»Janet Walker, Nancy Koroloff, and Celeste Moser, Regional Research Institute and Social Work faculty, present at the 24th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference in Tampa, Fla., March 6. Walker presents an invited plenary session en
»Miguel Figliozzi, Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty, authors “The Time Dependent Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows: Benchmark Problems, an Efficient Solution Algorithm, and Solution Characteristics” published in Transportation Research P
»Darrell Grant, Music faculty, performs on piano as a member of The Bridge Quartet to kick off the spring season of PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater, April 19. The performance was a special tribute to Thelonious Monk titled "Crossing into the Monkasphere."
»Pamela Miller, Social Work faculty, authors a book chapter, "The American Health Care System from a Social (Work) Perspective in Between America and Poland,” published in Opole Sociological Studies, Nomos, Krakow, Poland.
»Peter Veerman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, co-authors a paper, "Asymmetric Decentralized Flocks," for the journal Transactions on Automatic Control. Written with B.D. Stosic from Brazil and F.M. Tangerman from Long Island, the paper discusses a st
»Lawrence Wheeler, University Honors Program faculty, has two original calligraphic works, "Reading Grammatology" and "Mao Speaks Back to Andy," published in the annual international juried issue of Letter Arts Review, Vol. 25, No. 2.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
»Recent PSU Graduate in Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Joshua Booren, Awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Program Fellowship
Monday, April 30, 2012
»Darrell Grant, Music faculty, leads his own jazz music quartet at the Brasserie Montmartre Friday Night Jazz Series in Portland, April 20.
»Ulrich Hardt, Education emeritus faculty, wins a 2012 Oregon Book Award, the Walt Morey Young Readers Literary Legacy Award, for his contributions to the Oregon literary community. As a member and past president of the Oregon Council of Teachers of Englis
»Piman Limpaphayom, Business Administration faculty, gives interview with Willamette Week about issues and considerations in personal finance and investing. The interview was featured in an article entitled "Make the Pie Higher: So You Finally Made Some Mo
»Ken Ruoff, History faculty, wins a 2012 Oregon Book Award, the Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction, for his book, Imperial Japan at its Zenith, published by Cornell University Press, explaining how Japan’s cult of the emperor fueled support
»Elizabeth Almer, Business Administration faculty, presents a paper entitled "A Model of Individual Faculty Salaries" at the American Accounting Association Western Region Meeting, Vancouver, Wash., April 21.
»Errin Beck, Monika Mulder, and Linnea Spitzer, Applied Linguistics faculty, present “Learner-Centered Classroom Activities for Advanced Academic Writing” at the Teachers of English as a Second or Other Language International Convention, Philadelphia, Marc
»Jill Emery, Library faculty, presents "The Role of the Modern Intermediary and What Constitutes Value in the Library of 2012" at the Association of Subscription Agents & Intermediaries 2012 Conference, London, United Kingdom, Feb. 28.
»Amy Hofer, Library faculty, presents a poster session, "Taking the Library to the LMS: A Collaborative Solution for Online Classrooms," at the 2012 Educause West/Southwest Regional Conference, Portland, Feb. 23.
»Juan Heredia, Architecture faculty, delivers a paper entitled "Chile and Mexico: Antipodal Historiographies, Antipodal Architectures?” at the 65th annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians held in Detroit, April 19.
»Rik Lemoncello, Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, presents a three-hour seminar titled "iPod, iPads, & iPhones: Oh My! Using iDevices in Cognitive Rehabilitation with Adults" for Advanced Healthcare Education, Portland, April 19. The seminar focuses on
»Anne McClanan, Art faculty, presents an invited lecture, “Horror and the Hunt: Spectacles of Animal Violence in the Late Roman World,” at University of Nevada, Reno, in April.
»Anne McClanan, Art faculty, presents an invited lecture, “Horror and the Hunt: Spectacles of Animal Violence in the Late Roman World,” at University of Nevada, Reno, in April.
»Gerard Mildner, Business Administration faculty, gives a talk titled "Portland Real Estate Trends" before the Commercial Real Estate Brokers of Metropolitan Portland, April 12.
»Will Parnell, Early Childhood Education faculty, presents a book chapter, "Becoming, Being and Unbecoming an Educator in Early Childhood Education" and signs books at the American Educational Research Association in Vancouver, B.C., April 14.
»David Sailor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering faculty, presents "Building Energy Effects of Green Roof Design Decisions" at the Building Enclosure Science and Technology conference BEST3 in Atlanta, April 4.
»Kimberly Pendell and Michael Bowman, Library faculty, present “Usability Testing Library Mobile Websites in a Fragmented Smartphone Market” at the Online Northwest Conference, Corvallis, Feb. 10.
»Jenny Stenseth, Applied Linguistics faculty, presents "Pronunciation on the Web: An Independent Study Project" at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages International Convention, Philadelphia, March 28-31.
»Jennifer Tappan, History faculty, presents an invited lecture, “A Healthy Child Comes from A Healthy Mother: Malnutrition and Motherhood in Buganda, 1935-1974,” for the African Studies Lecture Series at University of Oregon, Eugene, April 19.
»Lynn Chmelir, Library faculty and Interim University Librarian, authors an article, “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Observations of an Interim Academic Library Director,” in the Spring 2012 issue of the Oregon Library Association Quarterly.
»Leni Zumas, English faculty, reads from her forthcoming novel, The Listeners, at the Loggernaut Reading Series, Portland, April 11.
»Paul Collins, English faculty, authors "That's Rich: When Did Executive Pay at Universities Get So High?" published in Slate, March 5.
»Charles Deemer, English adjunct faculty, publishes Varmints, an opera libretto in search of music, as a Kindle book. Round Bend Press will publish a paperback in the fall. This tragi-comedy of the Old West, set in the gold fields of eastern Oregon, is bas
»Meredith Farkas, Library faculty, authors an article, “Participatory Technologies, Pedagogy 2.0 and Information Literacy,” published in Library Hi Tech, Vol. 30, Issue 1, 2012.
»Harrell Fletcher, Art faculty, has a major work, The American War, included in a yearlong exhibit, “The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook,” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
»Jeff Fletcher, Systems Science and University Studies faculty, co-authors an article, "Hamilton's Rule in Multi-level Selection Models," published in the April 21 issue of the Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 299.
»Emily Ford, Library faculty, authors a blog post, "Consensus Decision-Making and its Possibilities in Libraries," for the group blog In the Library with the Lead Pipe, Jan. 25.
»Michele Glazer, English faculty, authors a poem, "Wilds," published in the Boston Review, April 2012.
»Tracy Prince, Portland Center for Public Humanities, co-authors "Save the Jantzen Beach Carousel!" for the Portland Architecture blog on April 16, and "Last Ride on Historic Jantzen Beach Carousel April 22" for the Carousel News blog on April 12.
»Jeremy Spoon, Anthropology faculty, authors "Tourism, Persistence, and Change: Sherpa Spirituality and Place in Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal" published in the Journal of Ecological Anthropology, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2011.
»Alex Ruzicka and Rick Hugo, Geology faculty, receive a $132,000 NASA grant for “Acquisition of an Electron Back Scatter Detector for the Zeiss Sigma SEM at Portland State University."