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.
Information services will be updating computer lab and classroom builds for summer and fall 2020 during March. If you need new or updated software for classrooms and computer labs for summer or fall term please use this link to fill out the online survey. You can also copy and paste this URL (https://uportland.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5sAK57IvV3S4nvn) into your browser to fill out the survey.
The software build and deployment process requires significant lead time; therefore, information services must receive your submitted software requests no later than Friday, February 28 if you want the software to appear on the computer classroom/lab software build for the Summer and/or Fall 2020 semesters.
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The SWE STEM Career Fair is on Friday, February 21, from 1:30-4:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. This career fair focuses primarily on mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, and biomedical engineering students, as well as those majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, pre-health professions, mathematics, physics, environmental science, and operations & technology management.
Students can connect with recruiters and UP alumni from over 50 companies. To help students prepare, the Career Center is hosting several How to Work a Job Fair workshops. For more information on workshop dates and times, visit the Calendar of Events.
On Tuesday, February 18, MIT history professor Jeffrey Ravel will offer a lecture entitled, “The Relation Between Revolution and Religion: The Case of the French Revolution of 1789 and French Catholicism,” at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall 120. The event is free and open to all, and is sponsored by the Garaventa Center.
In the early twenty-first century, we often assume that the great eighteenth-century revolutions in North America, France, and Haiti were popular political movements that ushered in the modern, secular age. A selective reading of these events has made us lose sight of the role religion played in these watershed events, a role that continues to have relevance in today’s national and global politics. This lecture will re-examine this relationship by focusing on the French Revolution and French Catholicism.
Jeffrey Ravel’s research focuses on the history of French and European political culture from the mid-seventeenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries. He currently co-directs the Comédie-Française Registers Project, and is serving as president of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies.
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Applications are now being accepted by the Dundon-Berchtold Institute for the 2020-2021 Research in the Application of Ethics Program. A catalog of past projects and the details for submitting proposals can be found at the website for the Dundon-Berchtold Institute by clicking here.
The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, February 28.
Research Projects in the Application of Ethics: Individual faculty work with an undergraduate student of her/his choice on a research project related to ethical issues in their respective academic subject areas or in the professions supported by those academic areas. Faculty Fellows participate in two brief colloquia on classical methods in ethics facilitated by UP philosophy faculty during the fall semester of their awarded project.
The Faculty Fellow receives a stipend of $2,500, and the Student Scholar receives a financial aid scholarship of $2,500.
Ethics Curriculum Fellowship: A four-person team (two faculty members and two students) works to research/develop/replicate and implement applied ethics scenarios into course or major curriculum related to and complementing the PHL 220: Ethics course. Faculty Fellows participate in two brief colloquia on classical methods in ethics facilitated by UP philosophy faculty during the fall semester of their awarded fellowship.
The Ethics Curriculum Fellowship is a $10,000 grant. Funds are paid as $2,500 stipends to each of the two Faculty Fellows and $2,500 financial aid scholarships to each of the two Student Scholars.
For more information contact Dan McGinty, Dundon-Berchtold Institute, at x7596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online registration for “The Making of a T1 University” is now open, according to Tara Prestholdt, biology. All faculty are welcome to join colleagues and administrators from regional universities to share your experiences. The $20 registration fee includes all concurrent sessions, hosted JOY lunch, plenary speaker, cocktail hour, and banquet dinner (fee waived for presenters).
This invitation comes from the University’s REFLECT (Redesigning Education For Learning through Evidence and Collaborative Teaching) project. REFLECT is dedicated to significantly increasing the use of highly effective, evidence-based STEM teaching methods at the University of Portland using peer observation.
Ideas for posters, presentations, discussions, and workshops include:
- Evidence-based instructional practices
- Formative assessment
- Technology in the classroom
- Equity and diversity
- Creativity and cognitive demand
The provost’s office is pleased to announce recipients of the Spring 2020 Provost’s Initiative for Undergraduate Research awards. These faculty members have been selected to collaborate with and mentor an undergraduate on a co-designed research experience during the 2020 spring semester:
- Martin Cenek, computer science: “Data science for modeling athletic performance: from theory to practice” with Braeden Lane
- Nelson Coates, physics: “Exploring Charge Transport in Solution-Processed Composites to Create New Energy Storage Materials” with Brynn Harrington and Jake Uyechi
- Erin Currie, psychological sciences: “Celebrating Women of Color in Psychology” with Elisha Faagai
- Deirdre Katz, education: “A mixed method exploration of the implementation of a school-wide social and emotional learning approach at an alternative high school” with Camille Tudury
- Katie O’Reilly, biology: “Foraging behavior of jays” with Connor Vinyard
- Ian Parkman, marketing: “How do Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) Users Perceive and Adapt Heteronormative Product Design Language?” with Remi Ziems
- Cara Poor, civil engineering: “Evaluation of a design retrofit for reducing phosphorus export from green roofs” with Taylor Marumoto and Nick Kanno.
A reminder to faculty: applications for Summer 2020 Provost’s Initiative for Undergraduate Research awards are available now in the Undergraduate Research section here. Applications for Summer 2020 are due February 15, 2020.
The provost’s office has announced the following promotions and grants of tenure, effective July 1, 2020:
- Alexa Dare, communication studies: promoted to associate professor, granted tenure
- Christopher Lee, mathematics: promoted to associate professor, granted tenure
- Susan Murray, biology: promoted to associate professor, granted tenure
- Natalie Nelson-Marsh, communication studies: promoted to associate professor, granted tenure
- Nicole Ralston, education: promoted to associate professor, granted tenure
- Shazib Vijlee, mechanical engineering: promoted to associate professor, granted tenure
- Halina Wyss, nursing: promoted to associate professor, granted tenure.
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All are invited to the next installment in the popular “Why Theology Needs…” series from the Beckman Humor Project on Tuesday, February 11, at 7:15 p.m., in the Brian Doyle Auditorium (DB 004). Senior theology major Andrew Plasker will explore Marie Kondo’s methodology for “tidying up” and how her attitudes toward cleaning can enrich spiritual practices and help us look at our faiths in new ways.
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.