The Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering will celebrate the 100th birthday of Charles Howard Vollum, co-founder of Tektronix, on Friday, May 31, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Shiley Hall, according to Aziz Inan, engineering. The celebration will include an invocation by Rev. David Sherrer, C.S.C., welcoming remarks by engineering dean Sharon Jones, a biography by Aziz Inan, presentations by former Tektronix employees and Vollum’s sons, Don and James Vollum, and the unveiling of an extremely rare, vintage Tektronix 511 Oscilliscope found recently in storage in Shiley Hall. All faculty and staff are invited; please RSVP to Jamie Strohecker, engineering, at 7292 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, May 28.
Based on proposals received, the Committee on Teaching and Scholarship has put together the following schedule for the Faculty Development Day to be held on Tuesday, May 7, according to committee chair Aziz Inan:
- Part I (9-10:15 a.m.) Plenary Session, Nostrum Commune Futurum, Buckley Auditorium
- Part II (10:30-11:10 a.m.) Five parallel sessions: II-A: CISCO, Franz 214; II-B: Student Writing at UP, Franz 231; II-C: Media for the Flipped Classroom, Franz 34; II-D: Using Scholarly Data Online Tool, Shiley 101; II-E: Comparison of Physical Activity Assessment Tools, Shiley 123
- Part III (11:20-noon) Four parallel sessions: III-A: Curricular Content on Latin America, Franz 34; III-B: Handling Diversity: Connections between Students and Professors around Race, Gender, and Sexuality, Shiley 301; III-C: Practical Application of Screen Capture Software, Franz 231; III-D: Citation Tracking, Franz 330
- Lunch Break (noon-1 p.m.)
- Part IV (1-1:40 p.m.) Four parallel sessions: IV-A: Faculty Welfare Committee, Shiley 301; IV-B: Exploring the Idea of Teaching Circles, Shiley 101; IV-C: Research Simplified with Ref Works, Franz 330; IV-D: TIAA CREF, Shiley 124
- Part V (1:50-3:15 p.m.) One session: V-A: Rank and Tenure Committee, Shiley 319.
More details about some of these sessions will be posted on the Teaching and Scholarship Committee website at https://www.up.edu/academicsenate/tas/. Please contact Inan at 7429 or email@example.com or any other member of the committee for additional information or questions.
The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship is soliciting proposals from faculty and staff to host workshops, roundtables, and presentations during Faculty Development Day, to be held on Tuesday, May 7, according to Aziz Inan, committee chair. Proposals related in some way to the promotion of teaching, scholarship, or professional development are encouraged. Please contact Inan at 7429 or firstname.lastname@example.org or any other member of the committee with proposals, questions, or requests for additional information. Committee members include Ray Bard, Susan Hinken, Shannon Mayer, Mark Meckler, Eric Anctil, Lauretta Frederking, Elayne Shapiro (for Renee Heath 2012-13), and Chris Hallstrom (for Stephanie Salomone spring 2013).
The winners of two prestigious University of Portland faculty awards are scheduled to present their work on Friday, April 5, from 3 to 4 p.m., in Franz Hall Room 034. Outstanding Teaching Award winner Laura McLary, international languages and cultures, will present “Communities, Cultures, Connections: Making Second-Language Learning Relevant,” followed by Outstanding Scholarship Award winner Lauretta Frederking, political science, who will present “Exclusion and Inclusion of Muslim Americans after September 11, 2001: From Religious Identity to Political Interests.” Light snacks will be served. For more information, contact Aziz Inan, engineering, at 7429 or email@example.com.
The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship (TAS) has determined the award recipients of the 2012-2013 Butine Faculty Development Fund spring cycle, according to committee chair Aziz Inan, engineering. Due to the large number of proposals received and the limited amount of funds available, the committee was unable to fund all qualified proposals. In addition to considering the goals and the quality of each proposal received, the TAS committee had to use other factors in their decisions, including the applicant’s academic rank, frequency of Butine awards received, and distribution of funds among different schools and disciplines. This spring’s Butine Award recipients are:
- Genevieve Brassard, English: 15th Annual Space Between and Modernist Studies Association (MSA) Conferences, $1,100
- Hannah Callender, math: Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology, $1,291
- Richard Christen, education: International Standing Conference for History of Education (ISCHE) Annual Meeting, $830
- Alexandra Hill, German: The 9th Annual Symposium of the Centre for International Language Studies (CILS), $225
- Jim Jurinski, business: Pacific Northwest Academic of Legal Studies in Business (PNALSB) Annual Conference, $250
- Bohn Lattin, communication studies: Northwest Communication Conference, $860
- Valerie Peterson, mathematics: 47th Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference, $490
- Craig Swinyard, mathematics: Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America-Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (SIGMAA-RUME) Annual National Conference, $770
- Jacqueline Waggoner, education: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE) Conferences, $1,500
- Blair Woodard, history: Intimate Enemies: U.S. and Cuban Visual Diplomacy, $1,180.
For more information, contact Inan at 7429 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship is soliciting proposals from faculty and staff to host workshops, roundtables, and presentations during Faculty Development Day, to be held on Tuesday, May 7, according to Aziz Inan, committee chair. Proposals related in some way to the promotion of teaching, scholarship, or professional development are encouraged. Please contact Inan at 7429 or email@example.com or any other member of the committee with proposals, questions, or requests for additional information. Commitee members include Ray Bard, Susan Hinken, Shannon Mayer, Mark Meckler, Eric Anctil, Lauretta Frederking, Elayne Shapiro (for Renee Heath 2012-13), and Chris Hallstrom (for Stephanie Salomone spring 2013).
January 19 will be the 93rd birthday of the late Donald P. Shiley, whose $12 million gift made possible the renovation of the University’s engineering building, renamed in his honor as Shiley Hall.
A later $8 million gift from the Shileys resulted in the renaming of the engineering program as the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering. While the generosity of Mr. Shiley and his wife, University regent Darlene Shiley, has played a huge part in furthering the University’s mission, the Shileys have long been known as philanthropists and friends of higher education around the country. Donald Shiley passed away on July 31, 2010.
In honor of Donald Shiley’s birthday, engineering professor Aziz Inan has looked into how the numbers add up:
If Donald Shiley’s birth year of 1920 is split as 19 and 20, the reverse of the sum of these two numbers equals his new age of 93.
If numbers 1 to 26 are assigned to letters of the English alphabet as A = 1, B = 2, etc., the letters of “Donald” and “Shiley” each add up to 50 and 78 and their sum is 128. Note that double the reverse of 93 yields 78 (“Shiley”)! Also, the divisors of 93 (which are 1, 3, 31, and 93) add up to 128 (that is, “Donald Shiley”). In addition, 93 = 3 x 31 where the difference of these two primes equals the difference of “Donald” and “Shiley.”
Donald Shiley’s full birth dates in all years in the 21st century (except year 2100) and year 2000 expressed as 011920AB (where digits A and B can each take any values between 0 and 9) possess a unique property. How? The middle four digits always equals 1920 (his birth year).
Mr. Shiley’s 99th birthday expressed as 01192019 will be very special. Why? If the places of numbers “20” and “19” on its right side are switched, what comes out? (Answer: 01191920!)
Donald’s 128th birthday to occur in 2048 will be unique. Why? First, 128 represents “Donald Shiley.” Second, the number 128 equals 2^7 and 2048 is 2^11! (Indeed, 2048 will mark the highestpower year to occur.) Third, 1920 equals 128 times 15 where 15 is (2^3 + 2^2 + 2^1 + 2^0)!
Inan has worked out other special notable numbers in honor of Mr. Shiley’s birthday, available at http://tinyurl.com/a89qohl.
Aziz Inan, engineering, was featured in an article titled “12/12/12 and the Myriad of Number Patterns in Dates” in the Surprising Science blog at Smithsonian.com on December 12 (http://tinyurl.com/b6vyvnm). His recent article titled, “Happy December 12, 2012–12-12-12 (121212)” was published in the blog thorugh a link to his website at http://tinyurl.com/br9bqav, also in articles in The Columbian (http://tinyurl.com/a4oty4l), The Seattle Times (see the article at http://tinyurl.com/a3559ef), and Turkish newspaper Haberturk (http://tinyurl.com/buohe5o). Science writer Dan Vergano from USA Today posted a link to Inan’s article on his Muck Rack blog at http://tinyurl.com/a6jvk25.