Faculty Focus


Nicole Aas-Rouxparis, professor of French, wrote an article titled “Rituel et Rédemption: Ainsi soit-il de Joseph Gay Ramaka,” which was accepted for publication in the African Literature Association Conference Proceedings (African World Press, 2003).

Stephen Dow Beckham, Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Professor of History, was presented with the Earle A. Chiles Award from the High Desert Museum in central Oregon near Bend. The award honors those who have had a major impact on conservation issues in desert communities.

Michael Blumm, professor of law, and William Warnock JD ’03 published “Roads Not Taken: EPA vs. Clean Water” inEnvironmental Law, vol. 33, no. 87 (2003).

Edward Brunet, Henry J. Casey Professor of Law, presented “Class Action Objectors” at the annual University of Chicago Legal Forum, sponsored by University of Chicago Law School. The article, which will be published in the 2003 issue ofUniversity of Chicago Legal Forum, critiques what Brunet calls the “problematic process of court approval of settlements in class actions.”

Bill Chin JD ’94, professor of legal analysis and writing, will publish an article, “Implausible Denial: The Government’s Denial of Race in Its Prosecution of Wen Ho Lee,” in Rutgers Race & The Law Review. Chin will also publish an article titled “Severing the Link Between International Tension and discrimination Against Asian and Arab Americans” inInternational Legal Perspectives Journal.

Mary Clare, professor of counseling psychology, and Georgina Garcia, a graduate student in counseling psychology, recently completed a chapter for inclusion in the Handbook of Multicultural School Psychology (Erlbaum, 2003). The chapter is titled “Working With Migrant Children and Their Families.”

Annie Dawid, professor of English, published “Salesgirl: 1916” in the spring issue of Dogwood Review. The short story is part of her recently completed novel, And Darkness Was Under His Feet. “Una & Ultima” was published this spring inPacific Review, and “Reasons to Live Through This Year” will appear in the 2003 issue of The Coe Review.

Joann Geddes, director and instructor in the Institute for the Study of American Language and Culture, was recently presented with a national award from NAFSA: Association of International Educators for dedication and service. She was nominated by the national interest section of Administrators and Teachers of English as a Second Language.

Eban Goodstein, associate professor and chair of economics, published “The Death of the Pigovian Tax? Policy Implications of the Double-Dividend Debate” in the October edition of Land Economics. In addition, Goodstein recently received a $9,300 grant from the Katherine Bisbee II Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation for his research proposal “Global Warming in Oregon.” Goodstein will analyze costs related to the effect of global warming on Oregon’s snowpack and water supply.

Jane Hunter, associate professor and chair of history, received a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture in American history and American studies at East China Normal University in Shanghai during 2003-04.

Louis Kuo, associate professor and chair of chemistry chair, received a renewal award of $28,684 from the Research Corporation to support his project, “Aqueous investigation of molybdocene organometallic complexes.”

Arthur LaFrance, professor of law, was invited to present at a national workshop on bioterrorism and the law at the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. LaFrance is the author of the casebook Bioethics: Healthcare, Human Rights, and the Law (Matthew Bender, 1999).

Matthew Levinger, associate professor of history, was named a William C. Foster Fellows Visiting Scholar in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, which is part of the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Levinger is helping develop regional security and conflict prevention measures for Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Lydia Loren, associate professor of law, presented “Year-in-Review: Copyright” at the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association annual conference in Washington, D.C. Loren was the keynote speaker at last November’s Case Western Reserve University School of Law conference titled Copyright in the Digital Age: Reflections on Tasini and Beyond. She also presented “Untangling the Web of Music Copyrights” at the conference.

Jens Mache, assistant professor of computer science, recently published two abstracts in the Oregon Academy of Science Proceedings, vol. 39: “Performance and Robustness of Distributed File Systems,” with coauthor Jason Guchereau ’03 and “Efficient Content Distribution in the Peer-to-Peer System Freenet,” with coauthor Felix Ramli ’03.

Janet Neuman, professor of law, was a featured speaker at a water and growth issues symposium at Chapman University School of Law in Los Angeles in February. The Environmental Law Institute will publish the symposium proceedings as a book.

Tatiana Osipovich, associate professor of Russian, received a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach at the Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture in St. Petersburg, Russia, during fall 2003.

Tamara Perkins, assistant professor of East Asian studies, along with a colleague at the University of California at San Diego, received a $185,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support their analysis of emerging credit card markets in socialist and postsocialist and developing societies.

Bill Rottschaefer, professor of philosophy, published “Developmental Systems Theory and the Acquisition of Conscience” in Theorie in Biowissenschaften/ Bioscience Theory, vol. 121 (2002). In addition, he has had three papers accepted for publication: “Philosophy: The Chaperone for Theology?” in Bridges: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theology, Philosophy, History and Science (forthcoming), “Selection Explanations and the Scientific Naturalization of Ethics” in theScandinavian Journal of Cross Cultural Ethics and Value Study(forthcoming), and “Assessing the Role of Non-Epistemic Feminist Values in Scientific Inquiry” in Behavior and Philosophy (forthcoming).

Vern Rutsala, professor of English, published seven poems inSpectaculum, vol. I (2003). In addition, two of his poems were recently published in anthologies: “The Mill Back Home” inPoetry in Motion From Coast to Coast: 120 Poems From Subways and the Buses (W.W. Norton & Company, 2002) and “It Keeps Happening” in September 11: West Coast Writers Approach Ground Zero (Hawthorne Books and Literary Arts, 2002).

Dick Slottee and Mark Peterson, clinical professors of law, spent 15 days in Riga, Latvia, in February as part of the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Educational Partnership Program. This program is a joint effort of Lewis & Clark Law School and the University of Latvia’s Faculty of Law.

Chris Wold JD ’90, clinical professor of law, recently returned from Santiago, Chile, where he and five students participated in the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. In addition, Wold has published two articles: “Implementation of Reservations Law in International Environmental Agreements: The Cases of Cuba and Iceland” in the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, vol. 14, no. 53 (2003), and “The Status of Sea Turtles Under International Environmental Law and International Environmental Agreements” in the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, vol. 5, no. 11 (2002).