The next meeting of the Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group will be on Friday November 8, from 3:30-5 p.m., in the Murphy Room. The group will discuss Phillip Goff’s “Believers Without Belief,” Peter Atterton’s “A God Problem,” and the short film (9 minutes) Powers of Ten. Links to the readings and film can found on the Garaventa Center website’s FILDG page. All faculty and staff are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
The University of Portland 2018-2019 Faculty Awards were presented on Tuesday, May 7, 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 Sr. Angela Hoffman, OSB, chemistry. Winners of the Culligan Award wear the medal with their academic regalia, as a sign of the University’s highest faculty honor. Sr. Hoffman’s citation includes “With deep respect and great admiration, we recognize a professor whose tireless efforts to lessen the suffering of people stricken with cancer are nothing short of heroic. A research chemist, distinguished teacher and mentor, and consecrated religious, this professor has long exemplified the ideals and mission and holy work of our University.”
- 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 Lisa Reed, Pamplin School of Business.
- The Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching, 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 Christin Hancock, history.
- The Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship, 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 Aaron Wootton, mathematics.
- The Faculty Award for Outstanding Service, presented annually by the University’s Committee on Teaching and Scholarship to a faculty member who is an exemplar of the University’s commitment to service, was presented to Bill Barnes, Pamplin School of Business.
Sr. Carol Dempsey, OP, theology; Larry Larsen, performing and fine arts; and Norah Martin, philosophy, each received the Christie Award as well.
For more information contact the provost’s office at x7105 or email@example.com.
The next meeting of the Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group will be Friday, March 22, 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the Clark Library Conference Room (please note the change of venue from previous meetings this year). We will be reading “Archbishop Desmond Tutu: The Essence of What It Means to be Human” by Keymanthri Moodley and the Introduction and Chapter 6 of “Ecological Education and Spirituality” from Laudato Sí by Pope Francis. Readings are available on the FILDG page of the Garaventa Center website. All faculty and staff are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
The first meeting of the Faith and Intellectual Discussion Group for the 2018-19 year will be Friday, September 28, at 3:30 p.m., in the Murphy Room of Franz Hall. The group will discuss the article “A Burnt-Out Case: Aquinas and the Way We Work Now” by Jonathan Malesic, and Chapter 1 from Mary Rose O’Reilley’s The Garden at Night: Burnout & Breakdown in the Teaching Life, “Practicing the Koans of Professional Life.” Readings can be found on the Garaventa Center website. All faculty and staff are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Norah Martin, philosophy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7138.