The English department’s annual William Stafford Birthday Poetry Celebration will take place on Thursday, January 24, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. The celebration is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. The party commemorates the 98th birthday of Oregon’s late Poet Laureate, who died in 1993. Guests and poets will include Friends of William Stafford representative William Howe, Oregonian poetry editor Kirsten Rian, Judith Arcana, Erin Ergenbright, Sara Guest, and UP’s Lars Erik Larson and Herman Asarnow. For more information contact Asarnow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 7244.
College of Arts & Sciences
University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., has announced the appointment of Michael Andrews as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Andrews has served as interim dean since August and holds the McNerney-Hanson Chair in Ethics. Andrews earned his undergraduate degree in systematic theology from Georgetown University in 1986, a master’s degree in philosophy of religion from Yale University in 1988, a Ph.L./M. Phil. in Greek and medieval metaphysics from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1994, and a doctorate in philosophy from Villanova University in 2002. He came to the University of Portland in 2011 from Seattle University, where he was the dean of the Matteo Ricci College of Humanities and a faculty facilitator of the Sullivan Leaders Student Scholarship Program. Andrews was appointed interim dean when Rev. Stephen Rowan returned to the Archdiocese of Seattle to assume the role of Superintendent of Catholic Schools.
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to the largest number of students enrolled at the University—more than 1,250 students. It houses 32 degree programs within 20 departments and programs of study, with popular majors including biology, Spanish, psychology, English, communication studies and chemistry.
For more information contact the president’s office at 7101 or email@example.com.