Currently Accolades: Presented for April 26, 2021

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  1. Jola Ajibade, geography faculty, gave an invited talk titled “Resilient Landscapes, for Whom, to What, and at What Cost?” at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Symposium on April 9.
  2. Jola Ajibade, geography faculty, and Meghan Sullivan, master’s student, presented the poster “Livelihoods and ‘Lifeways’: Discourses About Land and Sense of Place in Managed Retreat Policies in Coastal Louisiana” at the American Association of Geographers Conference on April 8.
  3. Jola Ajibade, geography faculty, gave a seminar talk “Socio-spatial, Socio-ecological and Socio-technical Resilience Fixes to Climate Change and Grassroots Counter-resistance Strategies in Metro-Manila” at the University of Miami on April 16.
  4. Alida Cantor, geography faculty, presented her research on “Pipeline Politics: Urbanization and Hydrosocial Change in Oregon’s Deschutes River Basin” at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers.
  5. Liubomir Chiriac, mathematics and statistics faculty, gave a colloquium talk titled “On the Number of Roots of Polynomials Modulo Primes” at Loyola University Chicago on April 16. 
  6. Bennett Gilbert, university studies, presented a paper titled “Stalemate at Port Arthur: William James on War, Vulnerability and Persons” at the American Philosophical Association’s annual Pacific Division Meeting (online) on April 7.
  7. Paul Loikith, geography faculty, presented research on the potential effects of climate change on the frequency of atmospheric ridging over the Pacific Northwest, at the virtual 11th Northwest Climate Conference.
  8. Ryan Petteway, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health faculty, gave an invited talk on “Knowledge, Power, + (Mis)Representation in Health Equity Discourse: Towards Antiracist + Decolonizing Praxis for a People’s Social Epi” at Tufts University School of Medicine seminar series on white supremacy and health.
  9. Jeremy Spoon, anthropology and emergency management and community resilience faculty, carried out a keynote presentation for the Graduate Student Asian Studies Conference at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.
  10. Jeremy Spoon, anthropology and emergency management and community resilience faculty, presented at the inaugural conference for the Nepali Academics in America (NACA). 
  11. Amie Thurber, social work faculty, did a presentation on her forthcoming co-edited book, “I’ll Take You There: Exploring Nashville’s Social Justice Sites” from Vanderbilt University Press, with co-editor Learotha Williams at the Vanderbilt University Dean’s Diversity Lecture on April 21.