Fr. Poorman explains that “After observing the steady, skillful hand with which she has led the College in these challenging times, and considering other factors such as continuity of leadership, stability, and institutional knowledge, we concurred that it made sense to ask her to serve for two academic years. We plan to conduct a search for a permanent CAS dean in the 2021-22 academic year.”
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Humanities Collaborative will present the inaugural Public Research Fellows Program on Monday, September 23, 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons board room. The program will feature an introduction and explanation of the 2019-2020 theme of the U.S. Women’s Suffrage Centennial; a talk by Christin Hancock, history; an interactive discussion; and food, drink, and conversation. A flyer for the event is available here.
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Laura McLary and her German 408 students invite all faculty, staff, and students to attend a performance of Ödön von Horváth’s Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), on Saturday, December 10, at 7 p.m., in the Blair Studio in Mehling Hall. The performance is free and open to all.
Written in 1931, von Horváth’s play comes from the tradition of the Volksstück, a play for the common people that ends with a moral. As you watch von Horváth’s modern take on the Volksstück, observe how the play comes to terms with the role of the individual in the family and in male-female relationships and identifies the sources of social pressures and hypocrisy. What is the moral of this tale from the Vienna Woods? The play will be presented completely in German.
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The University’s Faculty Awards were presented on Tuesday, May 3, at the Faculty Awards Dinner, with the following results:
- The James Culligan Award, established in 1953 in memory of a dedicated servant of the University and presented annually to a faculty member in recognition of distinguished service, was presented to Elise Moentmann, history (pictured). Winners of the Culligan Award wear the medal with their academic regalia, as a sign of the University’s highest faculty honor.
- The Deans’ Award for Faculty Leadership, presented annually to a tenured faculty member who exemplifies, in an extraordinary way, the qualities of teaching and scholarship described in the University’s Articles of Administration for appointment, advancement in rank, and tenure, was presented to Laurie McLary, international languages and cultures.
- The Outstanding Teaching Award, presented annually by the University’s Committee on Teaching and Scholarship to a faculty member who is a particular exemplar of the University’s commitment to superb teaching, was presented to Hannah Callender, mathematics.
- The Outstanding Scholarship Award, presented annually by the University’s Committee on Teaching and Scholarship to a faculty member who presents unusually significant and meritorious achievement in professional scholarship during the past two academic years, and whose work substantively enhances the effectiveness of his or her classroom teaching, was presented to Elinor Sullivan, biology.
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Laura McLary, international languages and cultures, was named Oregon Professor of the Year by the national Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the international Council for the Advancement and Support of Education on Thursday, November 19.
The award committee cited McLary’s innovation and dedication to teaching international languages, highlighting her leadership in growth of the University’s German language program. Most of McLary’s students participate in the University’s study-abroad program in Salzburg, Austria, where she studied as an undergraduate student.
McLary has taught German at UP since 1999 and served as chair of the international languages and cultures department from 2004-07. Prior to coming to UP, she was a professor of German at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., for three years. She earned both a Ph.D. and master’s degree in German language and literature from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She earned a bachelor’s degree in German and international studies from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
Previous UP professors who have been recognized by the national organization include Kate Regan, who was named National Professor of the Year; Becky Houck, Terry Favero and Karen Eifler, who were all named Oregon Professor of the Year.
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The Collaborative for International Studies and Global Outreach (CISGO) Executive Committee invites faculty and staff to attend listening sessions to give their thoughts and input into potential global learning outcomes which have been drafted by a CISGO subcommittee. The sessions will take place on Tuesday, March 17, from 4 to 5 p.m., in Franz Hall room 111, and Wednesday, March 18, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., in Franz 111. A listening session for students will take place on Thursday, March 19, from 7 to 8 p.m., with free pizza served.
An invitation and draft of the potential learning outcomes for global learning are available at this link: http://tinyurl.com/p7zwr45.
All are welcome to view the second of a two-part series commemorating the beginning of World War I in 1914 with memorabilia from the collections of Steve Mayer, John Orr, and Laurie McLary, and materials from the University museum and archives. The display case is located across from the Shepard Freshman Resource Center on the first floor of Buckley Center. For more information contact Orr at 7283 or email@example.com; McLary at 7255 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at 8038 or email@example.com.
Environmental studies and German studies double major Sarah Letendre (pictured) has been awarded a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship for Young Professionals and will spend a year in Germany starting in July, according to Laurie McLary, international languages and cultures. Letendre participated in the studies abroad program in Salzburg and recently traveled with the entrepreneur scholars program to China. She has begun a business creating handbags from recycled fabrics and will be pursuing study and an internship in eco-fashion in Germany with the grant.
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress. Each year it provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals the opportunity to spend a year in each others’ countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Find out more at http://tinyurl.com/c2kjbrq, or contact McLary at 7255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.