Welcome to the Spring 2013 A&S News Website! On behalf of the faculty, students, staff, and alumni of the College: it is good to visit with you.
Within winter’s solstice lies the promise of spring, of hope and resurrection! As we enter Spring 2013 semester, I invite you to come to campus for one of our excellent symposia events or enjoy a cappuccino or hot chocolate from The Commons while taking in a crisp afternoon walk along the Bluff. Nothing quite says “College of Arts and Sciences” like listening to a first-rate academic lecture or watching a student-directed play or catching the University of Portland’s Ethics Bowl.
Please take a couple of minutes to check out our “ethics and the arts” highlight events for spring semester. And while you’re on campus, don’t forget to stop by the Dean’s Suite in Buckley 201 to introduce yourself. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you home.
I invite you to let the University of Portland’s College of Arts and Sciences help renew you, body and spirit! For more information, check out the specific links on the College’s news website. Some highlights of activities involving faculty and students in the College during Spring 2013 include:
- Earth Care Summit, January 28, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:30pm at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. The theme of this year’s Summit is entitled, “Living Waters,” and will include a keynote address by Bishop Skystad, leader in the Columbia River Pastoral Letter Project;
- Winterreise Concert, Sunday, April 7 (details to be announced), with acclaimed pianist John Wustman and A&S faculty member Nicole Leupp. Winterreise is a dramatic song cycle of 24 poems for voice and piano. Written by German romantic poet Wilhelm Müller and published as Op. 89 by Franz Schubert in 1828, this song cycle is a celebration of human intellect, interpretive power, and the human spirit.
- The Ethics Bowl, tentatively scheduled for Saturday April 20. Specific room location and time to be determined.
- Graduation Weekend, May 4-5, with Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony beginning at 2pm on Sunday, May 5 in the Chiles Center.
- His Holiness, the Dalai Lama will speak in the Chiles Center on May 9, 2013. Details regarding tickets and information will be made available later in the semester.
Thank you! As you can imagine, the College of Arts and Sciences depends on your generous financial support to be able to offer and expand upon the many academic, social, religious, and public events that make us a unique and excellent Catholic university serving Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond. We have great hopes to continue to build upon the strong foundations established by those who came before us. Still, we need your help to ensure that our commitment to the humanities, the arts, and the social and natural sciences continues to grow and flourish. Please choose to be a part of the conversation, a conversation that will help the College engage our nation and the world in striving to be the kind of place we want it to be for our children and our children’s children. Any gift of financial support is deeply appreciated. Please visit the “Support Us” link, located here and on the main CAS News page.
Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences! Welcome to a whole new world!
Michael F. Andrews, Ph.D.
Dean, College A&S
McNerney-Hanson Endowed Chair in Ethics