Volume 6, No. 4 | April 2011
Wildlife Organizations Turn to PSU Student Experts
L: Trevor Sheffels, R:Tess McBride
When National Geographic Television needed an expert
a large semi-aquatic mammal native to South America, they turned
to Trevor Sheffels. A PhD candidate in the Center for Lakes
and Reservoirs, Sheffels shared his research and insight on
regional, non-native nutria.
The three-part series, Animal
Invasions, airs this spring. Until then, watch Sheffels now in the
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's
Nutria - created by another talented Portland State
student, Tess McBride. McBride is a graduate student in
the Communication Department. She filmed the piece as part of
her Communications and Outreach internship at the Regional Office
Division of Fisheries Resources.
NSF Fellow to Increase Native STEM Participation
Adam Murray (R) with his Father
Even in the midst of severe budget cuts, President Obama sees the
benefit of investing in our nation's Science, Teaching, Engineering
and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Unfortunately, many underrepresented
communities still find themselves falling behind.
student in Applied Industrial Psychology Adam Murray is working
to change this. Thanks to a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship
from the National Science Foundation (NSF), his research focuses on
increasing Native American awareness and participation in STEM
Inspired at a young age by his father's work with Native
American communities, Murray knew that he wanted to help improve the
economic development of America's indigenous people. Today, in
addition to his NSF research, he is also actively involved in
Northwest Native Sustainability Project.
Antarctica's Uncertain Future
Dr. Christine Hulbe
As greenhouse gases continue warming the Earth, what's going to
happen to Antarctica? Inquiring young minds want to know and turn
to Professor of Geology Christina Hulbe for answers.
the Glaciologist's response in Chicago's Daily Herald
warming is altering Antarctica. You can learn more about Hulbe
in her PSU Faculty
CLAS Around the Web: Ooligan's Press
Thanks to an article in Publisher's Weekly, Ooligan is
getting some much deserved press of its own. Read PW's
Press Turns Students Into Publishers and then check out this
publishing blogger's Ooligan awakening
in Ooh La La Ooligan:
Creating Books AND Publishers.
With over two dozen books
ranging from nonfiction to young adult, it's easy to see why this
student-run press has captured the attention and admiration of the
publishing world. Learn more on
Upcoming CLAS Events
As part of the Religion Matters Series, the Portland Center for
Public Humanities presents Susana Morrill "I Can Control
Myself: The 'Twilight' Saga as an American Mormon Tale of
The free lecture is on Thursday, February
24th at 7:00pm in SMSU 329. Visit
PCPH's website for more information.
Imperial Japan at Its Zenith
Celebrate the Center for Japanese Studies's 10th Anniversary
with a reading and discussion by Professor Ken Ruoff on his new
book "Imperial Japan at Its Zenith".
The free lecture is from
6:00pm - 7:30pm in Lincoln Hall 75 on Friday, February
25th. Learn more about this Japanese History Lecture Series
The Oregon State Hospital
Watch Psychology Professor Jan Haaken's moving new documentary Guilty Except for Insanity: Maddening Journeys through an American Asylum on the Main Stage at Portland Center Stage on Saturday, Feb 26th, at 2:00pm.
$5-10 suggested donation. No reservation required. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more information, please call 503-445-3795 or email PCS.
Kicked Out Anthology
Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies presents the lecture "Queer Homeless Youth" by Sassafrass Lowrey. Her new anthology, Kicked Out, gives voice to the narratives of queer youth experiencing homelessness. It was recently awarded a place on the American Library Association's Over the Rainbow booklist for 2011.
Meet Sassafras and hear more about her award-winning book on Thursday, March 10th at 5:30pm in SMSU 296. Read more here.