News - January 2014 - Academics & Research
Monday, January 6, 2014
»Outside Magazine: Live by Bike: Never mind the health and environmental benefits. It’s good for the soul.
»Desiree Pacheco and Talya Bauer, Business Administration faculty, have been invited to join the editorial board of the Journal of Management.
»Pete Tashman, Business Administration faculty, was in a Discovery News article online, “Skiing on Garbage to Help Green Skiing,” for his research on how exposure to climate change affects ski resort environmental performance.
»Berrin Erdogan, Business Administration faculty, gave a talk, titled “Employer-Employee Relationship,” at the Changing Employment Relationship and Worker Well-Being conference organized by Oregon Health & Science University and the PSU Occupational Health
»Sherril Gelmon, Public Administration faculty, made three presentations with colleagues at the International Association on Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement conference in Omaha this November: “Creating Evidence of Institutional Engage
»Karen L. Karavanic, Computer Science faculty, with collaborators from Lewis & Clark and Knox colleges, presented “An Educator’s Toolbox for CUDA” at a full-day HPC Educators Program session at the SC13 conference in Denver, Nov. 19.
»Kevin Kecskes, Public Administration faculty, with a colleague presented “Engaging Departments for Institutional Transformation” at the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas, Nov. 20-21.
»Michael McGregor, English faculty, presented “Robert Lax: On the Road in Search of an Authentic Life” at St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, N.Y., on Nov. 13, and “Robert Lax: Son of Olean and Israel” at the Olean Public Library in Olean, N.Y.,
»Tracy J. Prince, Portland Center for Public Humanities, presented “Portland’s Slabtown: An Historic Look at Inner Northwest Portland” at the Bosco-Milligan Foundation’s Architectural Heritage Center, Dec. 7.
»Lauren Simon, Business Administration faculty, facilitated a session discussion on research topics in abusive supervision at the Southern Management Association 2013 Meeting in New Orleans, La., Nov. 5-9.
»Gerry Sussman, Urban Studies and Planning and International Studies faculty, on Dec. 4 was interviewed by a Russian television news station, RTTV, about the United States and European Union economic interests in the political protests in Ukraine.
»Erica Wagner, Business Administration faculty, had her co-authored paper, “Classification Systems, Their Digitization and Consequences for Data-Driven Decision Making: Understanding Representational Quality” presented at the International Conference on In
»Scott Wells, Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty, was an invited speaker for three seminars at the Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 Water Quality Modeling Workshop and Conference in Dallas, Texas, Nov. 17-21.
»Carl Abbott, Urban Studies and Planning emeritus faculty, authored two recent articles: “Science Fiction Cities” published in Deletion: The Open Access Online Forum in Science Fiction, Episode 2, December 2013; and “Distributed Cities” published in Clarke
»Shelby Anderson, Anthropology faculty, co-authored “A High-Resolution Chronology for the Cape Krusenstern Site Complex, Northwest Alaska,” published in Arctic Anthropology, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2013.
»Kimberly Atwill, World Languages and Literatures, authored a chapter, “The Many Possible Roles for Technology in the Reading-Writing Connection,” published in Teaching Reading and Writing: Improving Instruction and Student Achievement, Paul H. Brookes Pub
»Paul Collins, English faculty, authored an article, "Swindlers & Scientists," published in the New Scientist, Dec. 18, 2013.
»Dacian Daescu, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, authored a book chapter, "Sensitivity Analysis in Nonlinear Variational Data Assimilation: Theoretical Aspects and Applications" published in Advanced Numerical Methods for Complex Environmental Models: N
»Dan DeWeese, English faculty, authored “Imaginary Metropolis,” an article published in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Oregon Humanities magazine.
»Michele Gamburd, Anthropology faculty, authored a book, The Golden Wave: Culture and Politics After Sri Lanka’s Tsunami Disaster, published by Indiana University Press, December 2013. The Voice of America interviewed Gamburd about her new book and the int
»Amy Greenstadt, English faculty, authored "The Kindest Cut: Circumcision and Queer Kinship in The Merchant of Venice," published in English Literary History, Vol. 80, 2013.
»Amy Hofer, Library faculty, authored "Giving Games the Old College Try,” published in In the Library with the Lead Pipe, Dec. 18.
»Meiru Liu, Business Administration faculty, co-edited a four-book series on translation and Chinese language pedagogy. They are Theoretical Problems in the Translation of Chinese Literature into English, Including Four Case Studies; Problems in Teaching C
»Robert Schroeder, Library faculty, co-authored an article, "Meeting the Challenges of Professional Committee Meetings," published in the journal Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research.
»B.D. Wortham-Galvin, Architecture faculty, wrote an article, “An Anthropology of Urbanism: How People Make Places (and What Designers and Planners Might Learn from It),” published in the architecture and urban research journal Footprint, issue No. 13, aut
»Alan Yeakley, School of the Environment director, co-authored the book Wild Salmonids and the Urbanizing Pacific Northwest, a product of his work on the Independent Multidisciplinary Science Team for the state of Oregon, published by Springer, 2014.
»Kristi Yuthas, Business Administration faculty, co-authored an article titled “Redefining Quality in Developing World Education” published in Innovations, Vol. 8, Issue 3/4.
»Suzanne Estes, Biology faculty, received a $750,000 National Science Foundation grant for “Mitonuclear Interaction and the Genetic Architecture of Phenotypic Evolution.”
»Elise Granek, Environmental Science and Management faculty, and Ann Marie Fallon University Honors faculty, were awarded a $6,000 Katherine Bisbee Fund Grant from the Oregon University System and Oregon Community Foundation for their project, “Emerging Co
»Jason Podrabsky, Biology faculty, received an $810,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for “Regulation of Extreme Anoxia Tolerance via MicroRNAs in Embryos of the Annual Killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus.”
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
»Alumni in the News: From football to opera, Stacey Murdock stars in 2014 Portland Opera To Go performance
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
»Alumni in the News: Portland businessman becomes latest to join growing group of Republican candidates for governor
»Michael McGregor, English faculty, received a “notable essay” mention in Best American Essays 2013 collection for “A Gyroscope on the Island of Love,” published in Image quarterly journal.
»Sherril Gelmon, Public Administration faculty, presented “Evaluating the Implementation of the Primary Care Home in Oregon: Community-level Health Reform” at the annual American Public Health Association meeting in Boston in November.
»Bruce Gilley, Political Science faculty, was an invited speaker at the conference on humanitarian diplomacy, organized by Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Istanbul, Dec. 3-4.
»Meiru Liu, Business Administration faculty, chaired a panel, a forum and made three presentations on “Developing Learner’s Interest and Appreciation in Learning Chinese through Culture-Based Reading Materials” at the second International Chinese Teaching
»Subhash Kochar, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, gave an invited talk on “Reminiscences of the Early Developments of Some Partial Orders” and chaired a session at the International Conference on the Role of Statistics in the Advancement of Science and
»Susan Wladaver-Morgan, Pacific Historical Review, presented a paper on “The Present and Future of the Coordinating Council for Women in History” at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington, D.C., Jan. 5. In her capacity as c
»Paula Carder, Institute on Aging faculty, contributed a chapter to the book Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis, edited by Kathy Charmaz & Adele Clarke and published by Sage.
»Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, co-authored a paper, “Climate Change, Urban Development, and Community Perception of an Extreme Flood: A Case Study of Vernonia,” published in the journal Applied Geography, Vol. 46, January 2014.
»Amy Hofer, Library faculty, co-authored “A Thresholds Concepts Approach to the Standards Revision,” published in the journal Communications in Information Literacy, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2013.
»Deborah Peterson, Education faculty, co-authored an article, “Superintendents Supporting High Poverty Schools: School-based Social Services Coordination,” published in the American Association of School Administrators New Superintendent’s E-Journal, Janua
»Robert Schroeder, Library faculty, host-edited a special issue of the journal Communications in Information Literacy, titled “Reflecting on the Standards,” created in response to Association of College and Research Libraries’ revision of its Information L
»Jonathan Walker, English faculty, authored an article, “Reading Materiality: The Literary Critical Treatment of Physical Texts,” published in the annual Renaissance Drama, Vol. 41, 2013.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
»President Wiewel statement condemning calls for an academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions
»The Oregonian: Free tai chi classes downtown, at Portland State University offer exercise during the workday (video)
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
»Alumni in the News: Dive into Portland’s Seedy History on the Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery: A Walking Tour of Portland’s Sinful Past | Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin of Kick A** Oregon History
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
»Paul Collins, English faculty, is a finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Awards, in the Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction category, for his book Duel with the Devil.
»David Sailor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering and Green Building Research Laboratory faculty, was elected secretary of the board of the International Association for Urban Climate.
»Richard Clucas, Political Science faculty, was an invited participant on a roundtable panel discussing “New Directions and Challenges for Political Science Professional Associations” at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association in N
»Meiru Liu, Business Administration faculty, chaired a panel and presented “Incorporating Culture into Content-Based Instruction (CBI) – Issues, Challenges, Cases” at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Orl
»Ken Ruoff, History faculty, delivered a lecture, titled “What Became of the Samurai in Modern Japan?,” to a sold-out audience of 375 at the Portland Art Museum on the last day of the museum’s exhibit on samurai armor, Jan. 12.
»Daneen Bergland, University Studies faculty, wrote two poems, “The Goodbye Kit” and “Animals Invaluable to Epidemiologists for Tracking the Spread of Disease Will Appear to Us as Angels,” published in the winter 2014 issue of the journal The Cincinnati Re
»Pat Boas, Art + Design faculty, has work on exhibit at the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, N.M., Jan. 24 to March 30.
»Jack Corbett, Public Administration faculty, co-authored “Can Organizations Learn? Exploring a Shift from Conflict to Collaboration” published in the journal The George Wright Forum, Vol. 30, December 2013.
»Eric Franklin, Art + Design and Architecture faculty, has artwork on display in the exhibition “New Neon: Light, Paint & Photography” in the Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, Calif., through Feb. 23.
»Bruce Gilley, Political Science faculty, authored a research article, “Did Bush Democratize the Middle East? The Effects of External-Internal Linkages,” published in the winter 2013-14 issue of the journal Political Science Quarterly.
»Darrell Grant, Music faculty, gave his first New York performance in 13 years, with other musicians premiering his new piece, “Territory,” at The Jazz Standard, Jan. 15.
»Juan Manuel Heredia, Architecture faculty, authored an article, titled “Mexico and CIAM: Notes on Mexican Modern Architecture History,” published in the November 2013 of the journal Bitacora Arquitectura.
»Nathan McClintock, Urban Studies faculty, was lead author on an article, titled “Urban Livestock Ownership, Management, and Regulation in the United States: An Exploratory Survey and Research Agenda,” published in the journal Land Use Policy, May 2014.
»Mau Nam Nguyen, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, co-authored a book, An Easy Path to Convex Analysis and Applications, published by Morgan & Claypool Publishers, December 2013.
»Sergio Palleroni and Margarette Leite, Architecture faculty, had their work on the SAGE Classroom featured in the January 2014 issue of the magazine Architectural Record.
»Paula Carder, Institute on Aging faculty, received a $50,000 grant from the Oregon Health Authority to evaluate an affordable housing with services demonstration project in four Portland high-rise buildings.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
»Dr. Ralph Beaumont, with Oregon Psychoanalytic Center, presented a short lecture on Freud's "Mourning and Melancholia" at film screening of Lars Von Trier's "Melancholia."
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
»Jason Jurjevich, Urban Studies and Planning and Population Research Center faculty, was interviewed on KGW to discuss a United Van Lines study tracking where the company's customers move to and from durin
»Meiru Liu, Business Administration faculty, was the invited chair of the forum “Teaching Materials Compilation and Digitalization,” and she presented “Aimed At Overseas Market, Developing User-Friendly Local Materials – Demands & Case Studies” at the Eigh
»Jo-Ann Sowers, Social Work faculty, and Adrienne Scavera, Regional Research Institute for Human Services graduate research assistant, presented “Innovative Approaches to Supporting Young Adults to Take Charge of Their Career Visions” at the National Empow
»Nora Wendl, Architecture faculty, presented “Fox/River/House: A Translation,” at the second international conference Writingplace — Literary Methods in Architectural Research and Design at Delft University of Technology in Delft, Netherlands, in November.
»Daneen Bergland, University Studies faculty, wrote a poem, “Self Portrait in the Shape of a V” that appeared in the Nov. 21, 2013, edition of The Oregonian.
»Paul Collins, English faculty, authored the article “Joy Buzzers and Dribble Glasses,” which was published by The New Yorker, Jan. 8.
»Jill Emery, Library faculty, authored “Heard on the Net: Oooops! They Did it Again; Old News, New News and Things to Watch in 2014,” published in The Charleston Advisor journal, January 2014.
»Juan Manuel Heredia, Architecture faculty, co-authored the book Juan Sordo Madaleno (1916-1985), published by Arquine, 2013.
»Junghee Lee and Barbara J. Friesen, Social Work faculty; Janet S. Walker, Regional Research Institute; former faculty Daniel Coleman; and William E. Nolan co-authored “Youth’s Help-Seeking Intentions for ADHD and Depression: Findings from a National Surve
»Nathan McClintock, Urban Studies and Planning faculty, co-authored an article, titled “Intervention: Critical Physical Geography,” published in The Canadian Geographer, 2014.
»Pat Boas, Art + Design faculty, received a 2014 Project Grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council for a collaborative drawing project with artist Linda Hutchins and dancer Linda Austin. The group was also awarded a residency for the project at Calder
»Donald Truxillo, Psychology faculty, received a Fulbright Specialist grant to visit to the University of Trento, Italy, in late 2013. The focus of the grant was to work with colleagues in Trento to build an international network of researchers to study ag
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014