Currently Accolades: Presented for February 1, 2021

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  1. Kim Brown, applied linguistics faculty, presented “Language Identity and Multilingualism in the 21st Century: Self and Other in our Globalizing World” as a part of a panel discussion on “Linguistic Diversity, Language Identity, and Multiculturalism in Asia and Implications for PSU” on Jan. 21. The event was co-sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Literatures and the Institute for Asian Studies, and moderated by Suwako Watanabe, Institute for Asian Studies director.
  2. Kari Goin Kono, Office of Academic Innovation, and Sonja Taylor, university studies faculty, presented their paper titled “Exploring Faculty Narratives as a Source for the Design and Development of a Culturally Sustaining, Pluralistic, Digital Curricula That Is Resilient in the Face of Our Current Global Pandemic” at the Association of American Colleges and Universities conference Jan. 22. 
  3. Lynn Santelmann, applied linguistics faculty, co-taught a day-long workshop titled “Teaching Hybrid and Fully Online: Best Practices in Course Development and Delivery” at the annual Linguistic Society of America meeting Jan 7.
  4. Lynn Santelmann, applied linguistics faculty, took part in a symposium and poster session on “Scholarly Teaching in the Age of COVID and Beyond,” where she presented “Ten Trees a Day: How Gwilym the Trilingual Buffalo and Insights from Learning Science Can Improve Syntax Skills.”
  5. Students Emily Slinskey, Graham Taylor, Ilan Gonzalez-Hirshfeld, Abie Valenzuela and Emma Russell, members of Portland State’s Climate Science Lab — directed by Paul Loikith, geography faculty — presented their research at the 2020 virtual American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Presentations included research about atmospheric rivers, Pacific Northwest weather patterns and how they are affected by climate change, and the meteorology associated with fall and winter wood smoke pollution episodes in Portland.