Julie Kalnin, education, and Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, have been commissioned by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities to serve as architects in the development of a series of online instructional modules designed for people interested in honing their skills, knowledge, and reflective capacities related to taking on leadership roles—from department chair to president—in Catholic higher education. The program will launch in summer 2018.
Simon Aihiokhai, theology, had his piece, “Dance and Alterity,” published on the Pray Tell Worship, Wit & Wisdom Blog on October 25, 2017. He also published “The Latin Mass, thriving in Southeastern Nigeria”? A Critical Response” on the same blog on October 18, 2017.
Alice Gates, Kevin Jones, and Anissa Rogers, social work, presented “Preparing social workers for globally informed practice: International curriculum enhancement and community outreach at the University of Portland” at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX, Oct. 21, 2017. This presentation was part of an invited panel of recipients of the inaugural grants of the Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education.
Min Yu, business, presented “Supply chain network competition and sustainable environmental policies” (with Jose Cruz and Dong Li) at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, October 22-25, 2017.
Thuy Tu, engineering, was featured in “Women of Vision 2017” by the Daily Journal of Commerce (DJCOregon). Thuy, a 2000 alumna of the University of Portland, she has more than 20 years of experience in transportation and transit planning, urban planning, capital improvement projects and environmental planning. She started Thuy Tu Consulting LLC in 2015, teaches a course on community resiliency and earthquake engineering for the Shiley School of Engineering, and serves on Portland’s Urban Forestry Commission.