The Social Justice Program will bring a nationally recognized exhibit, “The Architecture of Internment: The Buildup to Wartime Incarceration,” to the UP campus from Saturday, March 3 to Friday, March 9, in St. Mary’s Student Center. Produced by Portland-based Graham Street Productions, which creates “socially relevant documentaries, books and exhibits to educate, inspire and mobilize audiences,” the exhibit explores how Oregonians participated in the decision to incarcerate Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants during World War II. It includes personal letters and proclamations to Oregon Governor Charles A. Sprague in 1941 and 1942, advocating for the exclusion and incarceration of Japanese American Oregonians; the governor’s response to these letters; blueprints of potential civilian prison locations; letters from Japanese Americans responding to this injustice; and more. All are welcome to view the exhibit and discuss its implications for contemporary responses to racism and xenophobia.
Cosponsors include the departments of communication studies, English, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, and social work; diversity and inclusion programs; CISGO; International Club; Filipino American Student Association; and the Moreau Center. For ADA accommodations and more information, contact Alice Gates, social work, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shortly after his untimely death in 1989, University president Rev. Thomas Oddo, C.S.C., was memorialized by faculty, staff, students, and friends with the establishment of an endowed scholarship fund named after him. Every year the University awards scholarship funds in Fr. Oddo’s name to one or more students who meet a set of criteria which includes demonstrated commitment to service and to service learning. Criteria for the Father Thomas C. Oddo, C.S.C. Memorial Scholarship are:
- Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
- Demonstrated financial need
- Junior or senior student standing in the 2018-19 school year
- Demonstrated commitment to service and service learning
- Open to any academic major.
The Garaventa Center and School of Nursing invite you to a free presentation, “Healing Beyond Healthcare,” on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:15 p.m., in the Chiles Center Hall of Fame Room. In their talk, adjunct nursing instructor Katie Strawn and Columbia University orthopedic surgeon Joseph Dutkowsky will shine a light on the chaos of the healthcare debate through the lenses of faith and science. Come share an evening of stories from the field of what’s possible when doctors and nurses combine the knowledge in their heads with the love in their hearts to bring hope to medically fragile children.
For ADA accommodations or more information, contact the Garaventa Center at x7702 or email@example.com.
All research involving human subjects should be submitted to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for review. The IRB will meet during the second week of each month during Spring semester 2018. Proposals requiring a full board review will be reviewed at the next scheduled meeting if submitted by the end of the prior month. A response to submitted proposals will be sent within a week of the IRB meeting which reviewed the proposal.
A reminder: The IRB does not meet as a full board during June and July. Please plan accordingly and submit any proposals that may require full board review by the end of March, so the proposal may be reviewed at the April IRB meeting and, if revisions are needed, can be resubmitted for review in May.
Proposals should be submitted by emailing the completed Request For Review form and associated documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information and the Request For Review form can be found on the IRB website.
The entire University community is invited to take part in the culmination of the fourth annual ReadUP event, according to Thomas Greene, provost. This year features The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, who will speak on February 26 as a guest of the Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series. Her lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Buckley Center Auditorium.
This New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. Though best-known for The Immortal Life, Rebecca Skloot has written more than 200 feature articles, personal essays, book reviews, and news stories for The New York Times Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, Discover, and other publications. She served as co-editor of The Best American Science Writing 2011 and has worked as a correspondent for NPR’s Radiolab and PBS’s Nova ScienceNOW. Her 2010 book was a number one New York Times bestseller and was featured on more than 60 critics’ “best of the year” lists. It was the 2011 winner of the National Academies Communication Award for best creative work that helps the public understanding of topics in science, engineering or medicine.
The “One Book Together” series is a campus-wide common reading program aimed at bringing students, faculty, and staff together. More information regarding book discussions and other highlights can be found at up.edu/readup.
The Garaventa Center invites all faculty and staff to a free talk by clinical psychologist Joel Nigg, entitled “Science and Faith: Common Misconceptions and Paths to Integration,” on Wednesday, February 28, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. In popular culture, a widespread impression remains that religious faith and scientific logic are opposed. This lecture, from the perspective not of a theologian but of a lay Catholic scientist, suggests a science-affirming faith in God is not only possible, but necessary, for an integrated and holistic grasp of reality and approach to today’s urgent problems. Joel Nigg is professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University. For ADA accommodations or more information, visit the Garaventa Center events page or x7702 or email@example.com.
The next Music at Midweek features the opera “Angel of the Amazon,” written by Evan Mack, the story of Sr. Dorothy Stang, a nun from Ohio who worked with the poor for 40 years. On February 12, 2005, at the age of 73, she was murdered-by-hire for her works as she recited the beatitudes in prayer. This performance is sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Music at Midweek takes place on Wednesday, February 28, at 12:30 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall, and is free and open to all. (Image courtesy Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.)
For more information contact performing and fine arts at x7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The final UPCrossroads discussion event for this spring will take place on Friday, March 2, at 3 p.m., in the Clark Library Digital Lab. Join guest speaker Peter Pappas from the School of Education for an intriguing exploration of where social media has taken us. His talk, “Social media promised us a voice for all, instead we got Troll Farms,” will be a thought-provoking journey that should invite much discussion. All are welcome to attend and participate. Snacks and beverages will be served.
In support of VISION 2020 and the University of Portland mission, the Collaborative for International Studies and Global Outreach (CISGO) will continue the University-wide efforts to infuse a greater sense of internationalization and diversity into the UP Community. Faculty and professional staff are invited to submit a grant proposal to advance diversity & inclusion on campus. Grants are available for the following purposes:
- Course/program enhancement to include diverse perspectives, global and intercultural learning outcomes, and other inclusive pedagogies
- Research or an international issue or topic pertaining to equity, diversity, inclusion
- Diversity/Inclusion/Global Learning/Intercultural Awareness Training.
An additional pool of money will be set aside for students seeking seed grants from CISGO. All grant applications are due on March 1, and notifications will occur during the week of March 19. For more details use this link.