Volume 6, No. 1 | October 2010
Intel Looks to PSU for Solutions
In three days, Nabil Mistkawi developed a green, cost saving
solution to Intel's microprocessor development problem, saving the
company millions while earning himself a PhD in Chemistry.
Read more about Mistkawi's research and PSU's important
relationship with Intel in the
article Engineer's quest illustrates tie between Intel &
New Program to Support Native American Students
Photo provided by the Native American Youth and Family Center
Less than 1% of Portland's K-12 teachers are Native
American. With Portland home to the largest Native American population
in Oregon, this low number of Native teachers poses a serious
disadvantage to Native youth. The American Indian Urban Teacher
Program (AIUTP) plans to change that.
Awarded by the Office of Indian Education's Professional
Development program, AIUTP will prepare 18 new, fully licensed Native
American teachers, creating a significant impact toward parity in the
percentage of Native teachers across the state of Oregon.
Developed by PSU's Native American
Studies and the Graduate School of Education in
partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs, Grand
Ronde, Umatilla and Siletz Indian Communities, AIUTP will be housed in
the Graduate School of Education.
PSU Scientists Star in Green Science Oregon Series
Carl Wamser, Professor of Chemistry
Oregon is quickly becoming a mecca for sustainable technology
development. A new series, Green Science Oregon, is educating
viewers about the wonderful world of green science taking place in our
Each 30-minute episode presents a unique green research project and
shows how Oregon businesses and university researchers are
collaborating to help transform research into products, services, and
jobs that fuel Oregon's green economy.
The first episode features Chemistry Professor Carl Wamser
and Biology Professor Todd Rosenstiel's innovative solar energy
research. Watch the promo and check the schedule on Green Science
Nicholas Kristof Featured at the 20th Annual PSU Weekend
Nicholas Kristof @ PSUWE
The two-time Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof will
kick off the weekend's festivities as the key note speaker
on Friday, October 22nd.
Learn more about PSU Weekend's engaging (and free!) lectures and
alumni events on
the PSU Alumni
Association's website and makes sure to check out these CLAS events on Saturday,
10:30am: The Young Volcanoes of the Portland
Metropolitan Area by Martin Streck, Professor of Geology
11:30am: Revitalizing the Numic Culture by Jeremy
Spoon, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
1:00pm: Environmental Science and Management Alumni Tour: Explore the newly remodeled Science Buiding II
lab. Afterwards enjoy a virtual tour of faculty and grad students'
current research projects. Reservations requested. Please contact Teri at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot or for more information.
CLAS Events & Announcements
Palau & Gutterman
TONIGHT! The Religious Studies Program & Oregon Humanities presents Think & Drink on Religion and Civic Life with Kevin
Palau, president of the Luis Palau Association, and Willamette
University scholar David Gutterman.
Join the discussion on Wednesday, October 13th, @ 6:00pm at
rontoms (600 E. Burnside, Portland). This event is free and open to
the public; 21 and over.
Read more about PSU's new Religious Studies
Dr. Gavan McCormak
The Center for Japanese Studies brings the languages, literature, thoughts, and culture of Japan to students and the greater Portland community. This month, the Center presents "The US-Japan
Alliance at 50 and the Question of Okinawa" by Dr. Gavan
McCormak, of The Australian National University.
takes place on Thursday, October 14th @ 6:30pm, Room 238
Smith Memorial Student Union.
Read more about the Center for Japanese Studies lecture series
Leslie Marmon Silko
Called the most accomplished Native American writer of her
generation, Leslie Marmon Silko is the author of numerous books
including Almanac of the Dead, Garden in the
Dunes, Ceremony, and most recently, The Turquoise
Ledge. She will be joined by award winning author Molly
Gloss, a native Oregonian and one of Portland's literary icons, on
stage at PSU's newly
renovated Lincoln Performance Hall.
The MFA in Creative Writing Program sponsored event is on Monday, October 18th @ 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 &
$20 and can be
or by contacting PSU's Box
PSU's Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, OHSU Center for
Women's Health and the Women's Resource Center presents Absolutely
Safe, a documentary that takes on the controversay over breast
implant safety. Meet Filmaker Carol Ciancutti-Leyva and Our Bodies
Ourselves Co-founder Judy Norsigian, at the screening and community
discussion about more effective women's health advocacy.
Join in on Monday, October 25th from 5:30pm - 8:30pm on
campus in the Multicultural Center (Room 228)
Learn about this and other WGSS events and lectures here.
Dr. Kari Norgaard
Dr. Kari Norgaard, a sociologist at Whitman College, is interested in studying public attitudes towards climate science. The Portland Center for Public Humanities invites you to listen to Norgaard’s research in "Imagining the Real: Climate Change, Denial and Everyday Life" on Tuesday, November 2nd @ 7pm in Room 327 SMSU.
Visit PCPH online to learn more about this and other upcoming events.