Aziz Inan, Shiley School of Engineering, had his brain teaser, Letter: Analyzing Bill Gates’ Birthday, published in the Columbian on November 6, 2019.
Valerie Peterson, mathematics, gave an invited presentation in the Center for Computing in Science Education at the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway on October 14 entitled, “Institutional Change in STEM: The Role of Peer Observation in the Adoption of Evidence-Based Instructional Practices,” based on joint work with the REFLECT Project team: Eric Anctil (education), Heather Dillon (engineering), Carolyn James (mathematics), Tara Prestholdt (biology), and Stephanie Salomone (mathematics).
Rebecca Smith, education, wrote “The impact of attending an equity-based conference on one teacher educator: Five pedagogical changes of practice” in Northwest Journal of Teacher Education, November 2019.
Andrew Guest, psychological sciences, was awarded a regional travel grant through his Fulbright core scholar award in Tanzania to visit three educational institutions in the Republic of Malawi during October 2019: Emmanuel Teacher Training College, Lilongwe Teacher Training College, and the Malawi Institute of Education. Each visit included a presentation on “Culture and Best Practice in Activity Based Youth Development: Exemplar Programs in Sports, Arts, and Service?”
Hannah Highlander, mathematics, presented “My career in biomathematics and mathematical modeling, driven and sustained by my undergraduate research collaborators” at the Special Session on Research and Successful Collaborations of Mothers in Mathematical Biology, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS) , Honolulu, HI, November 2019.
Tshombé Brown, program manager for community partnerships in the Moreau Center, gave the keynote address at the 2019 Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals Family Engagement in Higher Education Conference on Tuesday, November 5, in Portland, OR. Tshombé spoke to an audience of 200 attendees on the topic, “The Power of Story,” in alignment with the conference theme, “Sharing Our Stories.”
Jeffrey White, international languages and cultures, presented “A Collaboration Mardi Gras: Working with Your Campus for Success” as a panelist for a roundtable discussion at the national conference of the College Reading and Learning Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2019.
Terry Favero and Jacqueline Van Hoomissen, both of biology, published “Leveraging Undergraduate Research To Identify Culturally Relevant Examples in the Anatomy and Physiology Curriculum” in Advances in Physiology Education (https://doi.org/10.1152/advan.00023.2019). Their work was supported by a grant from the Provost’s Initiative on Diversity and Inclusion.
On Thursday, October 24, Bohn D. Lattin, communication studies, conducted two public speaking workshops for “Young Leaders from Africa with World Oregon.” Each year, World Oregon, in conjunction with the United States Department of State, hosts several youth leadership exchange programs which bring young leaders from around the world to the U.S. for a three-week leadership development courses. The public speaking workshops were a part of the “Young Leaders from South America” leadership development courses. Students from Bolivia and Peru attended.