CNN featured clips of University of Portland’s virtual commencement in their May 15 story on virtual graduation ceremonies across the country.
Nicole Hanig, performing and fine arts (with pianist Susan McDaniel) appears as a vocalist on a new CD titled “Nuit d’Étoiles: The Forgotten Songs of Charles-Marie Widor,” released by Albany Records. Widor is best known for his works for organ, but also wrote operas, a sizable body of ballet music, and various other vocal and orchestral works. More information at this link.
Jordyn Wolfand, Shiley School of Engineering, contributed “Biochar-augmented biofilters to improve pollutant removal from stormwater – can they improve receiving water quality?” (with Alexandria Boehm, Richard Luthy, Colin Bell, Terri Hogue, Nicole Fitzgerald, Christopher Higgins, Bridget Ulrich, and student coauthors Elizabeth Gallo, Andrea Portmann) in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, April 2020. DOI: 10.1039/D0EW00027B.
Amber Vermeesch and Barbara Braband, nursing, received a $750 grant, “Bridge to Wellness,” from Sigma Theta Tau International in February 2020.
Sr. Angela Hoffman, chemistry, received a Murdock Charitable Trust grant in the amount of $19,000 for “Study of marine organisms and actinomycetes from an archeological site and coastline of Mallorca” (with collaborator Alicia McGraw) in March 2020.
Janet Banks, nursing, presented “Interprofessional Education Insights through Academic Practice Partnerships” (with Lindsay Benes) and “Academic Practice Partnerships: Guiding Innovation in Interprofessional Education” at Western Institute of Nursing’s 2020 Annual Conference, Portland Oregon, April 2020. The conference was canceled secondary to the Coronavirus pandemic; work presented virtually via the Institute’s website. Banks also contributed “Exploring the Impact of a Dedicated Education Unit on New Graduate Nurses’ Transition to Practice” (with Kimberly Dimino, Kem Louie, Emily Mahon) to Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 36(3), 121-128.
Randy Hetherington, education, presented “Transforming school culture: An international case at the intersection of distributed, servant and authentic leadership” (with Corey Haley, Bryn Spence) at the Oregon Association for Teacher Education conference, Monmouth, OR, February 2020. He also presented “From the petri dish to the classroom: Building a strong STEM culture.” to the COGNIA STEM Institute, Beaverton, OR, January 2020.
Fr. Dan Parrish, C.S.C., business, contributed “Ready the canons: The role of canonical stories in organizational sensemaking” in International Journal of Business Communication, Vol. X, No. Y, pp.1-32. doi: 10.1177/2329488420918389 (May 2020).