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Thursday, March 01, 2018
Event Image Willamette Unplugged: Energy Competition

*WU Campus - Baxter Hall
*WU Campus - Belknap Hall
*WU Campus - Cascadia House
*WU Campus - Doney Hall
*WU Campus - Kaneko Commons
*WU Campus - Lausanne Hall
*WU Campus - Lee House
*WU Campus - Matthews Hall
*WU Campus - Northwood Hall
*WU Campus - Southwood Hall
*WU Campus - WISH
*WU Campus - York House

From February 15- March 15 the Sustainability Institute along with Housing will be putting on an energy competition between residence halls across campus. Each building's energy usage will be measured throughout the month to determine which hall reduced their electricity use the most. Unplug your appliances, turn off your lights, and spend time in common areas (to use the same light source thus reducing your collective usage) to help your building win! Follow our event on Facebook (Willamette Unplugged: Energy Compeition) to sign our pledge and be entered into a weekly raffle to win sustainable prizes, receive updates on your building's status in the competition, and get tips on how to live a more sustainable life. Join in the first ever energy competition on campus and help make the Willamette campus a more sustainable place to live!
Event Image Exhibition | Holy Beauty | Feb. 10 - April 29
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Holy Beauty:
Northern Renaissance Prints Discovered in an Early English Bible

Organized by Professor Ricardo De Mambro Santos, the exhibition features as its centerpiece the Hexham Abbey Bible, a rare 17th-century English Bible printed in Cambridge, England in 1629. The Bible includes 110 16th-century Dutch and Flemish prints that were interpolated into the volume after it was printed.

Prints within the Bible include works attributed to Philip Galle (Dutch, 1537-1612), after Maarten van Heemskerck (Dutch, 1498-1574); Hieronymus Cock (Flemish, 1518-1579), Jan Sadeler (Flemish, 1550-1600), and Maerten de Vos (Flemish, 1532-1603), among others.  

Visitors will have an opportunity to scroll through the Bible via touch screens in the Study Gallery. In addition, the exhibition will include 35 16th-century Dutch and Flemish prints—some like those found in the Bible and others of the period—on view in the Print Study Center and the Maribeth Collins Lobby.

For more exhibition information and related events, visit:
Event Image Exhibition | MK Guth: Paying Attention | Jan. 20 - April 1, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is pleased to present “MK Guth: Paying Attention.” The exhibition opens January 20 and continues through April 1, 2018, in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery.

MK Guth (American, born 1963) is a nationally-recognized Portland, Oregon artist and associate professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition features a range of still life installations from the past six years that are intended to illuminate how social interaction is shaped through rites and treasured objects.

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Accessible Education Presentation, Paul Grossman
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

*WU Campus - Montag Center

The third workshop in our Spring Series is on best practices and understanding the legal obligations of equal access for students with disabilities. On March 1st, Paul Grossman (bio below) will visit Willamette and give a series of presentations/conversations/workshops with various folks on campus. His main presentation, from 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. is open to all faculty and staff who wish to know more about the ADA. His presentation will include a civil rights perspective, universal design principles, and key legal decisions that inform our work. Paul is a highly respected presenter at many institutions of higher ed and is known to be a knowledgeable, powerful speaker and advocate. The presentation will take place on Thursday, March 1st from 11:15-12:45 p.m. in Montag Den. Coffee and cookies will be provided, please bring your own lunch. In the afternoon, from 4:00-5:30 in Montag Den, Paul will host a workshop geared toward faculty (but open to staff as well). Faculty will have more time to ask questions about his earlier presentation, as well as learn from folks on campus who make inclusion and universal design central to their pedagogy. We will have time to work in small groups with case studies designed to help us employ what we have learned and strategize best practices together. Scenarios might include: When a student goes to faculty to request an accommodation When faculty thinks a request is a fundamental alteration Request from a student with anxiety Recording in a class After the group work, we will have a panel of folks: Allison Hobgood, Meagan Parker-Brooks, Paul Grossman, and Lorie Fontaine available to answer questions and share what works for them. I hope you can join us for one or both of these events.
Event Image Honors and Awards Pizza and Nominations! (Multi-Day Event)
11:30 AM

*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

Do you like FREE PIZZA? Did you know you can nominate your peers for honors and awards? Come to the OSA (UC 2nd floor) this Thursday, March 1 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, where there will be pizza and laptops set up for you and your friends to nominate your peers based on their co-curricular activities! Stop by, grab a slice and write a nomination! Can't make it? You can still nominate at:
Event Image Found in Translation: Mining Poems from the Subconscious A workshop with poet Sholeh Wolpé
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Ford Hall

Words are only music in a language you don’t understand. Meaning changes when you don’t know the culture from which a poem comes from. We often hear the phrase “Lost in Translation” because it is easy to fail a poem, its music and meaning in the act of moving it from one language and culture to another. Hence, a good translation is often a re-creation. But what if we took a poem in its original form and let it inspire us? Take us to a place we might otherwise never go? In this workshop we will examine “Windup Doll,” a beautiful and musical poem by the iconic 20th Century Iranian poet, Forugh Farrokhzad. You will listen to a recording of her reading (in Persian) and follow the poem in transliteration along with its word-by-word translation. You will then be asked to write a creative translation based on your take on where the poem carries you. How does your world intersect with Forugh’s? Can you mimic the music or cadence of her poem? Poems generated in this workshop will be considered for an anthology of poems based on Farrokhzad’s Windup Doll.
Event Image Sholeh Wolpé—A Life, Poem by Poem
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

*WU Campus - Ford Hall
*WU Campus

Sholeh Wolpé is an Iranian-born poet and writer. A recipient of the 2014 PEN/Heim, 2013 Midwest Book Award and 2010 Lois Roth Persian Translation prize, Wolpé ’s literary work includes four collections of poetry, two plays, three books of translations, and three anthologies. Her most recent publications include The Conference of the Birds (W.W. Norton & Co), Cómo escribir una canción de amor (Olifante Ediciones de Poesia, Spain), and Keeping Time With Blue Hyacinths (University of Arkansas Press.) Wolpé ’s writings have been translated into eleven languages and included in numerous American and international anthologies and journals of poetry and fiction. She is a visiting Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). More information:
Tibetans, Denisovans, and Others: Genes, Evolution, and Archaeology Meet in the High Himalayas
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

*WU Campus - Law School

AIA Dunwalke Lecture

Professor Mark Aldenderfer
University of California, Merced

The discovery of a new branch of the human species, labeled the Denisovans, in the Altai Mountains of southern Siberia, rocked the scientific community. The painstaking analysis of ancient DNA recovered from their remains indicates that they share a common ancestor with the Neanderthals and may also be related to modern humans, including Melanesians and the indigenous peoples of Australia. Their discovery has led to feverish attempts to create models of migrations across the Old World. But what does this have to do with the High Himalayas? My project has been looking at the genetics and evolution of moving people onto the high plateaus and mountain regions of the world. Studying ancient DNA, we have identified two genes in a population of highlanders in Nepal that promote adaptation to high elevation—EPAS1 and EGLN1-- that go back at least 3000 years. But what does this have to do with Denisovans? Amazingly, our newly-discovered kin also have one of these genes—EPAS1. Does this mean that Denisovans are the ancestors of Tibetans and other high elevation peoples? Maybe, maybe not. What we do know, and what will be stressed in this lecture, is how genomics is changing the way us simple archaeologists think about the past in (mostly) good ways.

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