For more information, please e-mail Hannah Pick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call x7397.
Cristelle Baskins of the Tufts University art history department presents “Hiding in Plain Sight: Christians and Turbans in the Early Modern World” on Wednesday, March 1, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. In her talk, rich with images from the early modern period (1500-1700), Baskins shines a light on the significance of turbans in visual arts, and why headgear makes headlines even today. At Tufts, Baskins teaches courses in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art History, and is working on a manuscript entitled “Facing Tunis: Portraits and Print in the Early Modern Mediterranean.” For ADA accommodations or more information, contact the Garaventa Center at x7702 or email@example.com.
All members of the campus community, especially the record-setting 750-plus people who received complimentary copies of All the Light We Cannot See, are invited to hear the author, Anthony Doerr, speak on Monday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. Doerr, the spring 2017 Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writer, will read from his work and discuss his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Members of the UP community are also invited to a reception with the author at 5 p.m. in the Bauccio Commons Board Room. For more information contact the Garaventa Center at 7202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty members are invited to apply on behalf of themselves and an undergraduate student researcher for stipend support for an intensive undergraduate research experience during summer 2017. Students are expected to work full-time (35 hours per week) for 6 weeks on the project or the equivalent of 6 weeks over the course of one or both summer sessions. Faculty members are expected to work with and mentor the students in a co-designed research project.
Students will be paid $2,500 for their work on the project. Faculty will be compensated $1,000 for mentoring the student in research. Up to five projects will be funded.
The application is available in the Undergraduate Research section of the PilotsUP Forms page. For more information and/or to request an application, contact the Office of Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement at email@example.com or x8264. Completed applications are due by February 27 at noon.
The middle of midterm season forces us to come to grips with the fact that many students resort to cramming for exams. It seems to work well enough, but two days later it’s as if learning the material never happened. Employ the tools of recency, frequency, and potency to help students cram less and remember more. To flesh that tantalizer out, read on at this link to the TLC blog.
The Division of Student Affairs invites all faculty and staff to come to the Pilot House and wish Will Meek a warm farewell on Friday, March 3, from 4–6 p.m. Meek will be leaving his position as assistant director of counseling in the Health and Counseling Center at spring break. He will become the director of counseling and psychological services at Brown University in Providence, R.I. Let’s thank Will for his tireless efforts to care for our students, his work with Active Minds, a student club dedicated to mental health on campus, and for innovations in maximizing mental health resources for students, including oversight of the expansion of psychological services through a new counselor-interns program.
For more information contact Kristin Nielsen, student affairs, at x8532 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All ticketholders for the Saturday, March 4 show of Iphigenia & Other Daughters are invited to enjoy a complimentary wine and cheese reception courtesy of the Garaventa Center as campus experts highlight production details and intriguing themes before the play. The reception begins at 6:15 p.m., followed by the panel at 6:45 p.m. in Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall. For theater tickets call x7287. For ADA accommodations or more information, contact the Garaventa Center at x7702 or email@example.com.
Each month, the marketing office will have a photographer scheduled to take a small number of head shots, available on a first-come, first-served basis. February’s session is next Tuesday, February 28, from 11:30 a.m. to noon. To confirm an appointment, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 24, at 4 p.m. These photos will be taken in Clark Library’s Digital Lab, located on the second floor.
Please note: Participants must be able to attend between 11:30 a.m. and noon. Only those with confirmed appointments should attend. Those who have never had a professional head shot taken are highly encouraged to attend one of these monthly sessions. The photos will be used on the UP website’s directory.
For more information contact Michelle Bickley, marketing and communications, at email@example.com.
Gary Malecha, professor of political science, will serve as the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. Malecha, who has been at the University since 1992, has served on numerous committees at the University of Portland, having recently led the University Ad Hoc Committee on Mental Health. He provided leadership as chair of the Political Science Department for many years, currently serves as the faculty athletics representative to the NCAA, and he has served in many more leadership roles throughout his time at UP. His excellence in the classroom is well known and he is an accomplished scholar. He was awarded the University’s highest honor for faculty, the James Culligan Award, in 1999.
Malecha has agreed to serve the University in this capacity for one year to allow for a national search for the new dean of CAS, and he has requested that he not be a candidate for the permanent position. Dean Michael Andrews has resigned from his position at the University of Portland to accept a position as director of the John Felice Rome Center, a campus of Loyola University Chicago located in Rome, Italy.
For more information contact the president’s office at 7101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.