Talented People Key to Our Success
As state universities across Oregon face serious challenges, we continue to look for creative and effective ways to lead Portland State to an increasingly stable future. I firmly believe that the quality of our leadership depends on
finding talented people and giving them the freedom and opportunities to be successful. We have exceptional people in the faculty and staff of the college,
and I am honored to be a part of this team.
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Board Approves Biology Ph.D.
This month the State Board of Higher Education approved a new doctoral degree program in Biology beginning next fall. As Portland State increasingly
becomes recognized as a significant research university, the addition of disciplinary Ph.D. programs in the sciences assures a capability to attract
talented students, expert faculty and crucial research dollars.
Marvin Kaiser, Dean of the College, praised the Board saying, "Approval of this program is an expression of the State Board's confidence in the science teaching and research,
particularly in Biology, taking place on the PSU campus. Biology faculty are well prepared to mentor the best and brightest of Oregon's science students."
PHR Article to be Included in Prestigious Publication
The Best American History Essays 2006, edited by Joyce Appleby for the Organization of American Historians, will include Charlotte Brooks' article,
"Sing Sheng vs. Southwood: Residential Integration in Cold War California," originally published by the Pacific Historical Review (PHR) in 2004.
, founded in 1932 at UCLA, moved to Portland State University in 1996, where it has been edited by faculty members David Johnson and Carl Abbott.
is a highly respected, scholarly journal that publishes about fifteen articles each year by award-winning authors on a range of subjects that cover
the history of the American West.
Read an abstract of the article
More about the book
Cine-Lit VI Call for Papers
Cine-Lit VI, a triennial international conference on Hispanic film and fiction organized by Portland State, Oregon State and Northwest Film Center/Portland International Film Festival,
will be held February 21-24, 2007. The deadline for proposals is December 1, 2006.
Cine-Lit VI topics will be organized around Women Cineastes, Cinema and Theatre, Cinema and Ideologies, Cinematographic Adaptations, Marginalized Voices in Cinema,
New Films and Directors, Hispanic Cinema in the U.S. and Hispanic Cinema in the Classroom. Other topics are welcomed.
Portland State Spanish professors Robert Sanders, Eva Nuñez and Oscar Fernández are co-organizers.
Dr. Fernández is the contact person.