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Social Justice Program
Congratulations to the College of Arts and Sciences, which placed second in total donors in #PilotsGive! Thanks to your efforts, 128 donors made contributions to CAS, surpassing our minimum goal of 100 donors to unlock the $200,000 pledge from Kunal Nayyar! Great job, everyone! Together, we all add UP!
Kunal Nayyar ’03, star from the Big Bang Theory, has pledged to give $200,000 to support the Performing Arts Department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Kunal hopes to inspire at least 100 donors to make a gift to any designation in the College of Arts and Sciences campaign. When this goal is reached, his gift will provide support for performing arts students and programs.
Join the challenge starting tomorrow at 12:00 p.m.! On April 4-5 from noon to noon, the UP community will come together for our first ever day of giving:#PilotsGive. With nearly $400,000 in challenge funds available, University of Portland has an ambitious goal of securing 1000 donors in one day! #PilotsGive is OUR chance to make UP stronger. pilotsgive.up.edu Together we all add UP!
Please join Dean Andrews and the College of Arts and Sciences in congratulating Claire Kenneally in being chosen to receive the Kay Toran CAS Award for Excellence in Service to the Community. Claire received this award at the CAS Senior Toast on Founders Day. The Kay Toran Award for Service represents one of the highest ideals of the College’s integrated liberal arts educational mission, namely, the care and service of others. She was chosen for this award due to the amount of time and commitment she has given to serving the community around her. She was nominated for this award by the 2017 graduating class. Congratulations Claire, we look forward to seeing what your future has in store!
The Social Justice Program invites all faculty and staff to “Perspectives on Social Justice and Leadership: Transforming Theory to Practice,” a presentation offered by Joe Gallegos, UP professor emeritus and now Oregon state representative. His presentation on transforming theory to practice will take place on Thursday, March 6, 4 to 5:30 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. For more information contact Lauretta Frederking at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Vail Fletcher and her communication studies students received a competitive Oregon Humanities Conversation Starter Project grant to host a program titled, “Beyond Bars: Rethinking Our Reliance on Prisons” on Thursday, November 21, 7-9 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. It will be an interactive conversation focused on considering the following questions: What role do prisons serve in our country? Is it possible to envision a world where people are safe and secure, and where there is accountability, without prisons? Does our prison system, in some cases, actually cause rather than reduce crime? The event is sponsored in part by the Garaventa Center, the Department of Social Justice, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of Communication Studies. The event will be immediately followed by a dessert reception. All community members are welcome. Please contact Fletcher at email@example.com with any questions and/or if you plan on bringing your class.
The annual William James Mazzocco Lecture in Distributive Justice will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163 on the University of Portland campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Debra Satz, the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society at Stanford University, will present “Should Everything Be For Sale?” The lecture is free and open to the public.
Satz will explore the controversies around diverse goods (human organs, votes, sex, credit derivatives, etc.) and whether they should be treated as marketable commodities. She will draw much of her argument from her 2010 book, Why Some Things Should Not Be For Sale: The Moral Limits of Markets. Other works by Satz include Toward A More Humanist Justice: The Political Philosophy of Susan Moller Okin (2009) and Occupy the Future (2013). Her areas of academic specialty include the place of equality in a just society and theories of rational choice. She is currently leading a multi-year research project which aims to clarify plausible interpretations of equality of educational opportunity and their implications for public policy.
The William James Mazzocco Memorial Lecture in Distributive Justice was established in 2006 at the University of Portland, where Mazzocco earned his economics degree in 1937. A lifelong world traveler, Mazzocco had a long, distinguished career which included military intelligence assignments in World War II, diplomatic posts in Paris, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, and Abidjan, and significant contributions to the Marshall Plan. He credited his years at the University of Portland with giving him a solid moral foundation that would guide his life and work for the remainder of his 89 years, most notably his steadfast belief in distributive justice—the principles of equitable and fair distribution of wealth.
For more information contact Gary Malecha, political science, at (503) 943-7452 or firstname.lastname@example.org.