Did you sign up for a copy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks? The pre-ordered books have arrived! The pick-up point for faculty, staff, and off-campus students is the Clark Library service desk between 7:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. On-campus students will get copies in their residence halls. More details about the upcoming book discussions are on the ReadUP website.
If professors are finding that students in class aren’t learning, one remedy is to make sure we’ve made time to teach them how. In this week’s Teaching & Learning post, Lars Erik Larson summarizes two easy ways we can make our assignments and our fields more accessible and transparent to undergraduates, particularly first-generation and non-traditional students.
Faculty members are requested to nominate students for the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship, available to current sophomore or junior students who meet one or more of these criteria:
- Students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment;
- Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to public policy;
- Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native American health care.
Nominations are due by Friday, December 1. To submit a nomination or for more information contact the Office of Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, November 14, the Garaventa Center will host a community conversation about the challenges and opportunities of “Becoming Human” as introduced by Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche, with a focus on learning how to fail well. The event will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. in the quiet side of the Commons (please note venue change), and is free and open to all. This event is a collaboration with L’Arche Portland and the Franz Center. For ADA accommodations or more information: x7702 or email@example.com.
The performing and fine arts department will present The Government Inspector, by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the original by Nikolai Gogol, November 15-19, at 7:30 p.m., (2 p.m. Sunday), in Mago Hunt Center Theater. Directed by Andrew Golla, Hatcher’s adaptation concerns the locals in a small Russian hamlet who learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit. An unfortunate case of mistaken identity sends the whole village spiraling into a world of panic and greed. For tickets, contact the Hunt Center box office at x7287. For more information, contact performing and fine arts at x7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2013, UP celebrated its 50th Anniversary of participating in International Education Week (formerly known as International Week). This week the University takes part in International Education Week once again. Please check the calendar of events at up.edu/iew and feel free to attend any events. Faculty are asked to also share this information with students. International Education Week is a nation-wide joint initiative sponsored by the US Department of State and Department of Education to celebrate international education and exchange. IEW at the University of Portland is hosted by the International Club, with collaboration and sponsorship from various groups across campus. For ADA accommodations or more information, please contact international student services at email@example.com. The week is sponsored by International Club, international student services, the Office of Studies Abroad, and ASUP.
Did you know that there is a chaplain for the Physical Plant staff? Fr. Jim Rigert, C.S.C., serves as chaplain for the physical plant staff. As chaplain he is available to staff members for prayer and pastoral conversations. If you find yourself in need of prayer or a pastoral conversation but are not on the physical plant staff, feel free to drop a line to Campus Ministry or one of the other Holy Cross brothers or priests on campus.
This “Did you know” series comes to you as an initiative of the Garaventa Center and Campus Ministry, intended to broaden awareness of spiritual development opportunities on the University campus. Look for more in the weeks to come.
All ticket holders to the Saturday, November 18 performance of The Government Inspector are invited to enjoy a wine, cheese, and dessert reception as a panel of experts highlight production details and intriguing themes, courtesy of the Garaventa Center. The reception begins at 6:15 p.m. and the panel will begin at 6:45 p.m. in Mago Hunt Recital Hall. The play begins at 7:30 p.m. in Mago Hunt Center Theater. For theater tickets call x7287. For ADA accommodations or more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bricks of the Praying Hands Memorial carry the names of UP alumni who lost their lives in war. Each year the University’s Air Force and Army ROTC cadets mark Veterans Day by posting a 24-hour honor guard at the Praying Hands/Broken Wall Memorial for these and the many alumni and alumnae who have served our country in the military. Perhaps the highest distinction earned by any individual in the University alumni family is the Medal of Honor given to David R. Kingsley, Columbia Prep (1933-1936).
The University Museum and Archives mark Veterans Day with this new entry on our blog. As a complement to the blog entry, there is also a veterans display in the display case on the first floor of Buckley Center near the studies abroad office.
Contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, email@example.com, or x8038, for more information.
The public safety office will offer a Personal Safety and Awareness class in the Beauchamp Center on Monday, November 13, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Studio 30. It is free and open to all and contains very helpful information and tips to increase personal safety. For more information contact Kaitlin Bourne, recreational services, at x7294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.