The University of Portland received a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission to support digitization of The Beacon. The commission has awarded $379,785 in grants to 32 organizations throughout the state to help fund a variety of projects including collection preservation and access, research, education, exhibits, and film projects. Award amounts ranged $2,020 – $20,000. This competitive grant program is for qualifying organizations, and is offered once per biennium for projects that conserve, develop or interpret Oregon’s heritage. Philip Vue and Xan Arch are credited with securing the grant.
Aziz Inan, Shiley School of Engineering, published his article titled, “A Once-a-Century Double Consecutive e Days to Celebrate Number e” in +Plus online mathematics magazine, published as part of the Millennium Mathematics Project (MMP), a collaboration between the faculties of mathematics and education at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, UK. The MMP is active across the UK and internationally, and aims to help people of all ages and abilities share in the excitement of mathematics and understand the enormous range and importance of its applications to science and daily life.
Geneviève Brassard, English, has published the article “’A Person of Large Appetites’: From Promiscuity to Matrimony in Janet Flanner’s The Cubical City” in Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 48 (8): December 2019. (accessible online at this link).
Christine Weilhoefer, biology and environmental studies, presented an invited seminar, “Factors influencing algal biomass and diversity in streams – a structural equation modeling approach” at a special session on Stream Hydrology at the Symposium of Integrative Biology: World Tour”, Kyoto, Japan.
Two faculty members from international languges and cultures participated in the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) conference November 15-17 in San Diego. Maria Echenique presented “Yolanda Bedregal: On Women’s Writing” and served as presiding officer and chair of the panel “Spain, Portugal, and Latin America: Jewish Culture and Literature in Trans-Iberia.” Matthew Warshawsky presented “Inquisition Trials as Crucible for the Forging of Iberian Crypto-Jewish Identity in the Early Modern Era” and served as presiding officer and chair of the panel “Spanish and Portuguese (Peninsular).”
Ian Parkman, business, was quoted in the Portland Business Journal in an article entitled, “Nike’s next chapter: Incoming CEO inherits a financial powerhouse recovering from scandal.”
Jeffrey Gauthier, philosophy, presented “Prostitution and the Grounds for Sexual Consent,” 71st Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference, Pacific University, October 26, 2019.
Alexa Dare, communication studies, presented “Developing an Entangled Pedagogy: Decentering the Human in the Environmental Humanities” (with Sarah Weiger) at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 2019.
Rachel Wheeler, theology, reviewed In the Eye of the Animal: Zoological Imagination in Ancient Christianity by Patricia Cox Miller (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018) in Spiritus 19, no. 2, November 2019.
Sarina Saturn, psychological sciences, gave a presentation on “Representing criminal defendants and considering trauma responses” with attorney Kasia Rutledge, at the Women in Prison Conference by the Oregon Justice Resource Center in Portland, OR, November 16-17, 2019.