On and Off Campus
September 23rd, 2014
Sixth Annual Justice Anthony Kennedy Lecture Series
Reflections of a Supreme Court Practitioner
Tom Goldstein, co-founder and publisher of SCOTUSblog, is an appellate advocate and one of the nation’s most experienced Supreme Court practitioners.
September 29th, 2014
An Evening with Poet Marilyn Chin
Marilyn Chin (陈美玲) is a prominent Chinese American poet and writer, an activist and feminist, an editor and Professor of English. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, her books have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms all over the world. Marilyn Chin’s work is a frequent subject of academic research and literary criticism. She has read her poetry at the Library of Congress. In addition to teaching in the MFA program at San Diego State University, she serves as a mentor on the international faculty of the City University of Hong Kong’s low-residency MFA program, the first of its kind in Asia. Please join us in the Chapel for a special evening with Marilyn Chin!
October 14th, 2014
7:00pm - 9:00pm:
The Environmental Affairs Symposium Keynote
The 17th annual Environmental Affairs Symposium: “We the Athropos”, will hold its keynote event at Ecotrust in downtown Portland. Speakers Lesley Head and Paul Robbins will be highlighted.
October 23rd, 2014
A Fiction Reading with Alexis Smith
The English department is delighted to welcome author Alexis Smith. Her first novel, Glaciers, was published by Tin House Books. Her second novel, Islands, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin.
October 25th, 2014
An Evening with Bill Nye The Science Guy
Bill Nye — scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor—will bring his special brand of pop culture science literacy to Portland on Saturday, October 25 at 7 p.m. at the Pamplin Sports Center at Lewis & Clark, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road. The event is open to public; doors open at 6 p.m.
At the event, Nye will delve into his early history, the importance of science education, and inspiring others to change the world through it. Nye has worked to make science entertaining and accessible for most of his life. He initially discovered a talent for tutoring in high school, and spent afternoons and summers demystifying math for his fellow students.