News - May 2014 - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Monday, May 5, 2014
»Cynthia Mohr, Psychology faculty, was appointed associate editor for the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.
»Dacian Daescu, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, presented “Adjoint-Based Diagnosis of High-Impact Observation Error Correlation Models” at the European Space Agency’s Workshop on Correlated Observation Errors in Data Assimilation at the University of R
»Heejun Chang, Geography faculty; Alan Yeakley, Environmental Science and Management faculty; and graduate student Sonia Singh authored a paper, titled “Relationships between Environmental Governance and Water Quality in Growing Metropolitan Areas of the P
»J.J.P. Veerman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, co-authored “On Rank Driven Dynamical Systems,” to be published in the Journal of Statistical Physics.
»Robert Strongin, Chemistry faculty, was awarded a three-year, $434,644 National Institutes of Health grant to develop methodology for detection and quantitation of whole blood glutathione.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
»Susan Conrad, Applied Linguistics faculty, presented “Situating Engineering Writing within the World of Engineering Discourse” at the Symposium on Linguistic Perspectives on Discipline-Specific Language: Transforming the Teaching and Assessment of STEM Wr
»Bill Fischer, World Languages and Literatures faculty, organized and chaired a panel discussion about “Promoting Innovation in World Language Instruction” and presented a study on “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Amazing and Appalling Language Textbooks
»Elise Granek, Environmental Sciences and Management, was invited to present on “Emerging Contaminants in Oregon Coastal Waters and Organisms” at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology seminar series in Charleston, Ore., May 2.
»Eric Holmes, Communications faculty, presented “STEM Rising: Strategies for Teaching Technical Writing at the Collegiate Level” at the Write the Docs conference at Urban Airship in Portland, May 5-6.
»Angie Mejia, Chicano/Latino Studies and Social Work faculty, presented “Major Depressive Disorder and its Technoscientific Manifestations at the Technische Universität Darmstadt’s and University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne’s program, Modes of Technoscien
»Sarah Schoettler, World Languages and Literatures, chaired a session in which she presented a paper about “Student Self-Evaluations for Proficiency,” and was a panelist in the session “Promoting Innovation in World Language Instruction,” in which she pres
»Susan Wladaver-Morgan, Pacific Historical Review, presented commentary on a panel, “Politics and Reform in the United States and Great Britain, 1890-1930,” at the 45th Western Association of Women Historians annual conference, May 1-3. Since November 2013
»Silvia Boero, World Languages and Literatures faculty, authored a book chapter, “The International Scenario: Eugene Debs, John Reed and Carlo Tresca — The Ludlow Massacre, The Welsh and The British Unions, 1913-1914,” for the volume La Settimana Rossa (Th
»Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, Speech and Hearing faculty, co-authored “Motor-Based Intervention Protocols in Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech,” published in the journal Current Developmental Disorders Reports, April 2014.
»Robert Strongin, Chemistry faculty, co-authored “A Photochemical Method for Determining Plasma Homocysteine with Limited Sample Processing,” published in the journal Chemical Communications, 2014.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
»Paul Collins, English faculty, was awarded the New York City Book Award for History for his book, Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America’s First Sensational Murder Mystery. Collins was one
»Pelin Basci, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented on “Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul” as part of the ongoing series A Day in the Life: Memoirs from the Middle East at the Multnomah County Central Library, May 6.
»J.J.P. Veerman, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, was invited by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile to visit for two weeks in June to give various public lectures and to collaborate on a research project.
»Tony Wolk, English faculty, presented “Three Mid-Century Round-the-World Voyages: Charles Darwin and H.M.S. Beagle (1832-1835); Charles Wilkes and the American Exploratory Expedition (1838-1842); & T. H. Huxley and H.M.S. Rattlesnake (1846-1850)” at the A
»Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, co-authored the article, “Cross-Linguistic Generalization in the Treatment of Two Sequential Spanish-English Bilingual Children with Speech Sound Disorders,” published in the journal Int
»Sarah Freed, Environmental Science and Management Ph.D. alumna, and Elise Granek, Environmental Science and Management faculty, co-authored “Effects of Human Activities on the World’s Most Vulnerable Coral Reefs: Comoros Case Study,” published in the jour
»Alan Yeakley, Environmental Science and Management, co-authored a paper, titled “Review of Urban Water Body Challenges and Approaches: (2) Mitigating Effects of Future Urbanization,” in the journal Fisheries, January 2014.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
»Anousha Sedighi, World Languages and Literatures faculty, was elected president of the American Association of Teachers of Persian, the leading organization for teaching Persian nationwide.
»Scott Burns, Geology emeritus faculty, presented a talk, “Teaching Terroir in Undergraduate Geology Classes,” at the 110th Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section Meeting in Bozeman, Mont., May 20.
»Jennifer R. Perlmutter, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented a paper, titled “Meh. The Unmarked Jews of Nicolas Boindin's Le Port de Mer,” at the 2014 Conference of the North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature at Univ
»Keith Walters, Applied Linguistics faculty, presented a paper, “The Problematics of Speak-English-Only Rules in the U.S. Workplace: A Sociolinguistic Perspective,” at the Seconda Università degli Studi Di Napoli Centre for Research in Language and Law’s T
»Tony Wolk, English faculty, and Shelley Reece, English emeritus faculty, presented “William Stafford’s Kindred Spirit: Ludwig Wittgenstein” at the 2014 NW Regional National Council of Teachers of English Conference in Portland, March 1.
»Tucker Childs, Applied Linguistics faculty, co-authored a paper, "Beyond the Ancestral Code: Towards a Model for Sociolinguistic Language Documentation," which reports on a workshop held in Cameroon and funded by the National Science Foundation. The paper
»Charles Deemer, English faculty who is retiring after this term, authored the Kindle book The Puddle City Mayor Scandal: A Song Cycle About Politics, whose songs — political parodies in the tradition of Tom Lehrer — come from his blog from several years a
»Alan Yeakley, Environmental Services and Management (ESM) faculty, and Christa von Behren and Andrew Dietrich, ESM graduate students, co-authored a research paper, titled “Riparian Vegetation Assemblages and Associated Landscape Factors Across an Urbanizi
Friday, May 30, 2014