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June 12, 2000

Stephanie Arnold, professor of theatre, published the second edition of her textbook in August. The book is titled The Creative Spirit: An Introduction to Theatre (Mayfield Publishing Company).

 

Clifford Bekar, assistant professor of economics, who completed his doctorate in 1999, has been chosen as the winner of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies/University Microfilms International Distinguished Dissertation Award for the Social Sciences and Humanities. Bekar’s dissertation is titled “Two Productivity Puzzles in British Economic History.”

 

Sabra Bradshaw, director of the Center for Professional Development of the graduate school, received the Excellence in Education Award, the highest honor of the Oregon Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. The award recognizes Oregonians who have made a positive impact in the field of education. Bradshaw has directed Lewis & Clark’s Center for Professional Development for five years. Last year, she initiated two U.S. Department of Education grants, totaling $1.3 million.

William Brelje, department chair and professor of special education: deaf and hard-of-hearing, received the Sister Mary Delany Career Service Award at the 26th annual Conference of the Association of College Educators of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing in April. His recent book,Global Perspectives on the Deaf (Butte Publications, 1999), received a favorable review inOdyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education. In May, Brelje was the keynote speaker at “Hearing Tonight,” a series of seminars sponsored by Oregon Health Sciences University and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

John Callahan, Morgan S. Odell Professor of Humanities, coedited a book, Trading Twelves(Modern Library, 2000) with Albert Murray. The book examines 10 years of correspondence between Ralph Ellison and Murray—two great African American writers. Callahan is the literary executor of Ralph Ellison’s estate.

Cecilia Chessa, assistant professor of political science, presented a paper, “International Diffusion, Dependence and Civil Society: The Case of Frankfurt-Oder and Slubice,” at the Frankfurt Institute for Transformation Studies at the Europe Viadrina University, Frankfurt-Oder, Germany, in May.

Bill Chin, instructor in legal analysis and writing, was elected cochair of the Oregon Minority Lawyer’s Association.

 

James Duncan, professor of chemistry, presented a poster, “DFT Calculations on the Allenyl Cope Rearrangement of syn-7-Allenylnorbornene. Comparison with Results Obtained from CASPT2 Calculations,” coauthored with Marie Spong, at the University of Wisconsin’s Reactions Mechanism Conference.

Robert Eisinger, assistant professor of political science, published a paper, “Questioning Cynicism,” in the July/ August issue of Society.

Greg Fredricks, professor of mathematics, attended the Distributions with Given Marginals and Statistical Modelling conference. He presented a paper, titled “The Bertino Family of Copulas,” at the University of Barcelona in July.

Kelly Gaddis, assistant professor of education, was a visiting faculty member in the mathematics department at Cornell University in June. She was there to lead the Teaching Undergraduate Geometry conference, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Eban Goodstein, associate professor of economics, spoke and debated on the topic of “Global Warming, Jobs and the Politics of Kyoto” during a tour to promote his book, The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction About Jobs and the Environment (Island Press, 1999). He presented at the University of Texas at Austin, Emory University, Columbia University, American University, University of Chicago, Tufts University, University of Maryland at College Park, University of California at Los Angeles and University of California at Berkeley. In addition, Goodstein coauthored an article with Justin Phillips ’99 titled “Growth Regulation and Housing Prices: The Case of Portland, OR.” The article appeared in the July issue of Contemporary Economic Policy.

 

William Kinsella, assistant professor of communication, presented a paper, “Containing Discourse: Material and Rhetorical Boundary Work at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation,” at the International Communication Association conference, Acapulco, Mexico, in June. He also received a two-year appointment as an alternate member of the Hanford Advisory Board, which provides citizen advice to the U.S. Department of Energy regarding the cleanup of nuclear wastes at the Hanford site.

The Rev. Zuigaku Kodachi, professor emeritus of Japanese language and literature, published his third article on the history of the Lotus Sutra in Lotus, a Japanese academic journal. He was also appointed to a four-year term as executive director of Nichiren Buddhist International Center in Hayward, Calif.

 

Joan McIlroy, associate professor of counseling psychology, received the Human Rights Award from the Oregon Counseling Association. The award recognizes her extensive work as an American Red Cross volunteer. McIlroy also serves as a national trainer for the American Red Cross and as a coordinator of mental-health responders who serve on eight disaster action teams of the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross. In addition, the Oregon Counseling Association recognized McIlroy’s work as a liaison to the Oregon Legislature. She also participated as an evaluator and lead mental health responder in a major air-crash drill at Portland International Airport in April.

 

Mark Nallia, visiting assistant professor of anthropology, was named by the American Psychological Association as a research fellow for its Behavioral/ Social Scientists Volunteer Program. The program offers paid training to enable academics to assist community-based organizations in public health research projects.

Roger Nelsen, professor of mathematics, attended the Distributions with Given Marginals and Statistical Modelling conference. He presented a paper, titled “Concordance and Copulas: A Survey,” at the University of Barcelona in July.

Roger Paget, institutional professor of political economy and Asian studies, was awarded the RUSSIC Research Fellowship under the auspices of Australia’s John Curtin International Institute. (RUSSIC stands for Research Unit for the Study of Societies in Change.) The RUSSIC Fellowship enabled Paget to spend six weeks in Australia, where he conducted seminars and workshops, delivered papers, and pursued his research interests. In June, he delivered the keynote address at the Human Rights Conference, in Perth, western Australia, titled “Romance and Violation in Indonesian Nationalism: Global Dimensions.”

 

Patricia Schmuck, retired professor of educational administration, received the Willystine Goodsell Award of the American Educational Research Association. The award is given annually to individuals who engage in scholarship, community building and activism to promote equity in education.

Michael Sexton, dean of admissions, was on the faculty of the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s Leadership Development Institute, Portland, in July. His topic was “Managing Change.”

Ken Shores, professor emeritus of art, presented a one-man exhibition, “Ken Shores: Then and Now, 1955-2000,” at Broderick Gallery, Portland, in May and June. The Smithsonian’s American Art Museum Renwick Gallery purchased Shores’ “Feather Fetish #2.” Works were also purchased for Portland Art Museum and Seattle Children’s Museum.

Linda Tesner, director of the Gallery of Contemporary Art, has published the first book about the history and collections of the Maryhill Museum of Art. The book, titled Maryhill Museum of Art(Arcus Publishing), features the photography of Robert M. Reynolds. Tesner directed the museum from 1983 to 1992.

Kim Stafford, director of the Northwest Writing Institute of Lewis & Clark College, will receive the John B. Muir Award from The Journal of College Admission editorial board at the annual conference of the National Association for College Admission Counseling in October. He is receiving the award as the outstanding author of “College Recruitment Night,” which appeared in the spring/summer 1999 issue of the journal.

Jean Ward, professor of communication, and Elaine Maveety, coordinator of the gender studies symposium and program, coedited a collection of the writings of Abigail Scott Duniway, a leader in the woman suffrage movement. The book is titled Yours for Liberty (Oregon State University Press, 2000).

Carol Witherell, professor of education, was appointed to the City Club’s Board of Governors and cochairs the Issues Committee. She also published “Shimmers of Delight and Intellect: Building Learning Communities of Promise and Possibility” in Learning Disabilities and Life Stories (Allyn & Bacon, 2000), by Pano Rodis, Andrew Garrod and Mary Lunmn Boscardin; and a review of David Purpel’s Moral Outrage in Education (Peter Lang, 1999) in The Journal of Moral Education.

Phyllis Yes, professor of art, had an exhibition of her artwork at the Hanson-Howard Gallery in Ashland.

Rishona Zimring, assistant professor of English, presented a paper, “Antigone and the Resistance to Elegy in Virginia Woolf’s The Years,” at the annual Virginia Woolf conference, Baltimore, in June.

Donald Balmer, U. G. Dubach Professor of Political Science, organized and led a seminar on proposed changes in energy policy and the political process. Bonneville Power Administration managers met with key administration figures, Congressional staff, lobbyists, think-tank researchers and Canadian Embassy representatives. Robert Eisinger, assistant professor of political science, and Bruce Podobnik, assistant professor of sociology, assisted with the seminar. The seminar included Lewis & Clark alumni Larry Burton ’78, Betsy Cody ’81, Frank Dillow ’68, Brad Figel ’80 and Ryan Thomas ’98. Balmer also participated in a panel discussion on agriculture’s role within the political process for the Oregon Association of Nurserymen at the Legislative Awareness Dinner 2000 in February.

 

Jens Mache, assistant professor of computer science, and his students had two papers and one abstract published, along with one poster exhibited, at four separate conferences. He and student David Gekiere ’00 wrote the abstract “Implementing Protected Task Switching and Memory Management on Intel’s 32-bit Architecture,” which Gekiere presented at the 58th annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science in February. Mache and students Jonathan Ben-Hamou ’99, Robert Broadhurst ’00, Clark Kirkman IV ’01 and Gekiere exhibited a poster, “Cluster Computing,” at the fourth annual Undergraduate Research Posters on Capitol Hill conference in April. Mache also published a paper titled “Job Scheduling that Minimizes Network Contention due to both Communication and I/O,” which was coauthored with Virginia Lo and Sharad Garg. The paper appeared in the proceedings of the 14th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, Cancun, Mexico, in May. His most recent paper, “Ray Tracing on Cluster Computers,” coauthored with Broadhurst and Jeff Ely, was published in the conference proceedings of Cluster Computing—Technologies, Environments, and Applications, Las Vegas, Nev., in June.

 

Nora Beck, associate professor of music, published her short story, “Two Topless Girls on the Beach,” in Phoebe: Journal of Feminist Scholarship, Theory, and Aesthetics (spring 1999).

 

Annie Dawid, associate professor of English, won first prize in the Permafrost fiction contest for her short story “Whatever You Two Call Yourselves.” This story will be published as part of a collection of her short stories titled Lily in the Desert (Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 2001).

 

Martin Hart-Landsberg, professor of economics, had his book Korea: Division, Reunification, and U.S. Foreign Policy(Monthly Review Press, 1998) translated into Korean and published by Dang Dae Publishing. He and Paul Burkett published a new book,Development, Crisis and Class Struggle: Learning From Japan and East Asia (St. Martin’s Press, 2000).

 

Robert Miller, assistant professor of law, presented his research on the cultural aspects of Makah tribal whaling at Stanford University’s seventh annual Native American Research Forum in April. He spoke on the same topic at a May conference at the University of California at Santa Cruz and will publish a paper in the conference anthology. Miller was recently appointed to the American Bar Association 2000-01 Diversity Committee of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. He also serves as a judge pro tem for the Northwest Intertribal Court System.

 

William Rottschaefer, professor of philosophy, had his book, The Biology and Psychology of Moral Agency (Cambridge University Press, 1998), translated into Italian and published by McGraw-Hill. He also published six articles: “The Transformation of Human Identity and Values: Some Reflections on E. O. Wilson’s Consilient Enlightenment Catechism” and “Contexts of Discovery and Justification: An Examination of Richmond Campbell’s Feminist Epistemology Naturalized” (Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science); “It Was a Pleasure, but That’s Not Why I Did It: Are Sober and Wilson Too Generous Toward Their Selfish Brethren?” (Journal of Consciousness Studies and Evolutionary Origins of Morality: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives Imprint Academic); “Naturalizing Ethics: The Death of Ethics and the Resurrection of Moral Science” (Zygon); “How Selfish Are We Really?:

A Review of Elliott Sober’s and David Sloan Wilson’s ‘Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Altruistic Behavior’” (Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences Bulletin); and “Moral Learning and Moral Realism: How Empirical Psychology Illuminates Issues in Moral Ontology” (20th World Congress of Philosophy’s Electronic Publication at www.bu.edu/WCP).

 

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