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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. April 24, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
Final Examinations (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

*WU Campus

Start times at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
College of Law
Event Image Willamette MBA Bistro Hour
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

Drop by the Bistro to meet with a current Willamette MBA student to talk about the program, learn about graduate school, explore career options or even practice a mock interview! Come by on Mondays to meet with Whitney, who will have a spot in the Bistro designated by a Willamette MBA sign. Questions? Email:
Open Lap Swim
12:40 PM - 1:40 PM

*WU Campus - Sparks Center

The pool in Sparks is open for lap swim to anyone with a WU ID or Sparks User Pass. There are a few goggles and aqua jogging belts available to use as well--just ask the lifeguards!
Most Blessed of the Patriarchs
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

*WU Campus - Hatfield Library

The History Department is please to present

“Most Blessed of the Patriarchs” with Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Law School and
Peter Onuf, University of Virginia (emeritus)

Historians shed light on private life of American “Patriarch” Thomas Jefferson

Willamette University is honored to announce a lecture by Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School; and Peter Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Professor Emeritus, Early American History, University of Virginia, and Senior Research Fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies (Monticello). Gordon-Reed and Onuf will present a lecture-conversation based on their recently co-authored biography of Thomas Jefferson, “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination. The lecture will take place on Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hatfield Room (located on the 2nd floor of the Mark O. Hatfield Library).

Jefferson is often seen as being an enigmatic figure, riddled with contradictions. While lauded for his many achievements and contributions in the public and political spheres, some aspects of his life are more problematic and controversial. He was, without question, a complex person, who possessed a formidable intellect as well as a vibrant imagination. Primary author of the Declaration of Independence and founder of the University of Virginia, Jefferson was a polymath who mastered such diverse disciplines as mathematics, surveying, horticulture, mechanics, architecture, linguistics, religion, and philosophy. He spoke several languages and was a prolific letter-writer and correspondent. An outspoken proponent of freedom and equality who, during his brief practice as a lawyer, at times defended slaves seeking their freedom, he was also the owner of several plantations, worked by hundreds of slaves. (His intimate relationship with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, is carefully documented in Gordon-Reed’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family.)

Gordon-Reed and Onuf maintain that in order to understand Jefferson’s career as a statesman, one must understand his private life. The authors suggest that Jefferson’s sense of himself and his vision of America’s republican future were shaped by his personal relationships—with enslaved people, family members, and friends and visitors to his plantation home in Monticello and to his other homes in Europe and America.

Event Image Studio Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Lisa Jarrett
7:00 PM

Monday, April 24, 7 p.m.
Art Building — Room 212

Though conflating comparisons of Self and Other within a racial context are surely not limited to the American Black Experience and can be examined in myriad global racial milieus, Jarrett’s work is typically centered upon deconstructing, defragmenting, and, in turn, reconstructing and reassembling her personal experiences as a Black woman in America into projects that ask viewers to consider their own roles in present-day race relations. Jarrett lives and works in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches classes in art and social practice at Portland State University’s School of Art + Design. She exhibits nationally and currently has work in the Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate exhibition.

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