Please join the University community on Sunday, May 3, at 1 p.m. (PDT) for a special virtual Commencement ceremony honoring the Class of 2020. More details are available at up.edu/commencement.
The following faculty members have announced their retirement at the conclusion of the spring 2020 semester, according to Kathleen Staten, provost’s office:
- Robert J. Albright, Professor of Electrical Engineering, 50 years
- Robin D. Anderson, Dean of the Pamplin School of Business and Franz Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship, 22 years.
- James B. Carroll, Professor of Education, 27 years
- Frances Simmons, Instructor, School Nursing, 31 years
- Thomas G. Greene, Provost and Professor of Education, 37 years
A ceremony and reception for all 2020 retirees will take place on Wednesday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons board room. For more information contact Staten at x7105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take note: the March 21 concert with liturgical composer Bernadette Farrell has been postponed until next academic year. For more information contact the Garaventa Center at email@example.com or x7702.
Please mark your calendars! The lecture by Susanne Scholz, “Reading the Bible Disruptively for Gender Justice in an Authoritarian Age,” originally scheduled for March 18, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 30, 2020. For more information contact the Garaventa Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7702.
University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., will share the latest campus developments and showcase how UP continues to thrive in uncertain times for higher education at the President’s Biennial Address on Tuesday, February 25, at the Sentinel Hotel’s Governor Ballroom. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program runs from noon to 1 p.m. Individual tickets are $25 and table sponsorships for eight are available for $200.
In celebration of the University of Portland School of Nursing’s 85th Anniversary, guest speaker Joan Gurvis will be visiting campus on Tuesday, February 18, to discuss the topic of leadership. All faculty, staff, students, and the public are invited to join the School of Nursing for Gurvis’ presentation as she works with senior nursing students on “Learning Agility: Maximizing your student experience and beyond” in Buckley Center Auditorium from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. No RSVP is required.
Gurvis’ work in her private practice as a leadership and organizational development consultant focuses on working with clients to deliver leadership solutions at the team and organizational level, with an emphasis on senior team development, shaping culture, and organizational transformation. In her role as a senior faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), she is building capability within CCL to advance the center’s organizational leadership practice, and facilitates programs focused on the C-Suite. At CCL, she is one of the lead faculty for “Leadership at the Peak,” CCL’s offering for C level executives.
There will be a community reception that evening to honor Gurvis and her work. You will hear reflections of her visit and have the opportunity to engage in conversation over light hors d’oeuvres from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Terrace Room, Bauccio Commons. Please RSVP for the reception here.
The annual Mazzocco Lecture on Distributive Justice will take place on Thursday, February 6, at 5 p.m., in the Brian Doyle Lecture Hall (DB 004). This year’s lecture, “American Hate: Survivors Speak Out,” will be delivered by Arjun Sethi, a human rights lawyer, author, and law professor based in Washington, DC. He works closely with Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and Sikh communities and advocates for racial justice, equity, and social change at the local and national levels. He holds faculty appointments at Georgetown University Law Center and Vanderbilt University Law School, and presently co-chairs the American Bar Association’s National Committee on Homeland Security, Terrorism, and Treatment of Enemy Combatants.
The Mazzocco Lecture is an annual address made possible by a gift to the University to honor the memory of William James Mazzocco ’37. This event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Global Affairs. For ADA accommodations or further information contact Deborah MacKinnon at x7274 or email@example.com.
To better plan and prepare for events on campus, users of the EMS Web App (calendar.up.edu/reservations) will need to make sure space requests are submitted 48 hours prior to their event occurring on campus. Please remember that weekends don’t count in this time calculation. For example, if you are trying to make a reservation for Monday morning, you need to make the request by Thursday morning.
In the vein of last year’s Story Slam event, the Brian Doyle Humor Project will offer the No Talent Show on Friday, October 25, at 7 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall. Humor Project participant Georgia Paulk ’21 explains: “It resembles a talent show, which is a celebration of different peoples’ skills in a performance environment. This will be that, with a few twists. We’ve all seen the best musicians, dancers, and athletes out there, but I know there are more talents out there. I want to see the zaniest fitted sheet folding, improvised beatboxing, or maybe even just doing some creative orange peeling. If you’re even slightly good at something, this is your chance to show it off. I’m looking for participants that aren’t afraid to get up there and have fun.”
Paulk needs to see a brief preview of all “acts” ahead of time, so the deadline to sign up is Friday, October 18. All interested and slightly talented potential performers are asked to email Paulk at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. “If you don’t think you have any kind of interesting skill, think harder,” she says. “If you know you don’t have any kind of interesting skill, that means you know someone else who is skilled. So give them my information! Please.”
Please join the University of Portland, Soderstrom Architects, and renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) for a celebration, lecture, panel discussion, and tour of Dundon-Berchtold Hall, the newest addition to the University of Portland campus, on Friday, September 27, beginning at 1:30 p.m., in the Brian Doyle Auditorium. RAMSA partner Gary Brewer will present a lecture and slide show on the scope of the project from conception to finished product, highlighting the body of knowledge and process required to design and build a new gothic revival building today.
The event is free but please RSVP at this link.
Dundon-Berchtold Hall was designed by Brewer in collaboration with Soderstrom Architects of Portland, Oregon. The panel discussion will include University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C.; Tom Greene, provost; Brewer, Dan Danielson, and others.
For more information contact the provost’s office at x7105 or email@example.com.