On May 8th fifteen CLAS faculty received Length of Service Awards.
- 20 Years Erik Bodegom (Physics), Rebecca Field (Speech and Hearing Sciences), John Hall (Economics), A.B. Paulson (English), Dirgham Sbait (Foreign Languages and Literatures) and Martha Works (Geography)
- 25 Years Maria Ruiz (Chicano/Latino Studies Program), Linda Walton (History)
- 30 Years Grant Farr (CLAS Associate Dean and Sociology), Cathleen Smith (Psychology)
- 35 Years Gregory Goekjian (English), Abdul Qayum (Economics), Trygve Steen (Environmental Sciences and Resources)
- 40 Years Jon Mandaville (History), Anthony Wolk (English)
Associate Professor Donald Truxillo has been elected a Fellow in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the society's highest honor. Professor Truxillo is an authority on the development and validation of personnel tests.
The members of SIOP are dedicated to understanding, measuring and improving the lives of workers and their work environments.
Professor Kerth O'Brien, Psychology, recieved the 2006 Faculty Community Engagement Award at the sixth annual Civic Engagement Awards on May 18th. Keynote speaker Neal Keny-Guyer,
CEO of Mercy Corps, discussed the importance of engaged citizenship and the university's commitment to community.
Professor O'Brien's award was for his research on Project EQUALED: Exploring the Quality of African-American and Latino Experiences with Doctors.
He serves as Co-Principal Investigator along with Somath Saha, MD, MPH, of OHSU.
Assistant Professor Jennifer Ruth, English, has published Novel Professions: Interested Disinterest and the Making of the Professional in the Victorian Novel.
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Associate Professor Leerom Medovoi, English, has published Rebels: Youth and the Cold War Origins of Identity.
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During this year's Rose Festival, Maria L. Alanis Ruiz, program coordinator for Chicano-Latino Studies,
will be knighted an Honorary Dame under the Banner of the Rose by the Royal Rosarians. Maria receives this honor for her many contributions to the City of Portland.
Assistant Professor Christina Hulbe, Geology, was appointed by the National Academy of Sciences to its scientific committee on Antarctic research, the scientific standing group on
physical sciences. This is a six-year appointment.
Associate Professor Cynthia-Lou Coleman, Communication, has been named editor of the journal of the Northwest Communication Association. The journal publishes peer-reviewed scholarship from a spectrum of communication
topics. The current journal features a range of research from communication between twin siblings to Jewish identity in cinema.
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