Sarina Saturn, psychological sciences, presented a workshop at Unfold Studios on “Building Trauma Resilience with Living Yoga,” on November 1. Unfold Studios is an organization that brings the study and practice of yoga to children, youth, and adults in correctional facilities, drug treatment centers, and behavioral/mental health facilities. UP alumna Kristina Houck was also a leader in the workshop.
Gary Mitchell, business, is featured in the fall issue of OnTrak Magazine, the on board magazine for west coast AmTrak routes. The feature spotlights his role as coach of Team Axis, a group of thirteen high schoolers in Lake Oswego who created an award-winning robot. Team Axis competed against 127 international teams, taking home the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge award for mastering robot intelligence in April. See the article at www.ontrakmag.com/robotics.
Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., and Karen Eifler of the Garaventa Center provided a plenary address for the Faith, Film and Philosophy Conference hosted by the Faith and Reason Institute at Gonzaga University on October 22. Their talk was called “Love and Mercy in the Maelstrom: Family Relation-ships in Contemporary Cinema.” They also served as discussants following a screening of the film “Whiplash” at the conference.
Ami Ahern-Rindell, biology, has a chapter entitled “An Intentional and Facilitative Student-Centered Approach to Enhance Inquiry-Based Learning Utilizing Authentic, Hypothesis-Driven Research” published in the text Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Volume 4: Inquiry-Based Learning for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Programs by Emerald Press, International. The chapter is based on how she brings authentic research experiences into her genetics lab course, BIO 333, by involving students in creating new knowledge pertaining to her own research program.
Aziz Inan, engineering, wrote an article recently to celebrate Bill Gates’ 60th birthday on October 28. see the article at this link.
Anissa Rogers, social work, was recognized for her role as a mentor by the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education at the Annual Program Meeting for the Council on Social Work Education in Denver, Colo.
Kevin Jones, social work, presented a poster, “What long-term mentoring relationships mean to emerging adults: An interpretive phenomenological analysis,” based on the findings of his dissertation at the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood’s (SSEA) 7th Biennial Conference on Emerging Adulthood. The conference took place October 14-16 in Miami, Florida.