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Ostrow Lecture Series

Spring 2010

Terry WintersTerry Winters
February 24

Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1949, Terry Winters had his first solo-exhibition in New York, in 1982, at the Sonnabend Gallery; subsequently, he was included in the Whitney Biennials of 1985, 1987 and 1995. Additionally, he held a one-man show at the Tate Gallery in London; his work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art as well as with many international museums and galleries. Winters’ master prints are held in the collections of major American and European museums including: The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.

Terry Winters attended the High School of Art & Design in New York and continued formal art training at the Pratt Institute, receiving a BFA in 1971. His early paintings are influenced by minimalist, monochromatic paintings, like those of Brice Marden. Winters has a love of drawing which led him to introduce schematic references to astronomical, biological and architectural structures as the subject matter of his paintings. He began exhibiting his work in 1977, and by the early 1980's his ideas had developed into loose grids of organic shapes beside lushly painted fields. Bill Goldston invited Winters to print at the Universal Limited Art Editions studio in 1982. Winters' work at ULAE has become increasingly complex, combining elements of drawing with painting. The artist lives and works in New York and Geneva, Switzerland.

Public Policy Lecture Series

DeLong imageBrad DeLong
November 7, 2009

J. Bradford DeLong, who served during the Clinton administration as deputy assistant secretary of economic policy for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is professor of economics at UC Berkeley, chair of UC Berkeley’s political economy major, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He has written on the evolution and functioning of the U.S. and other nations’ stock markets, the dynamics of long-run economic growth, the making of economic policy, the changing nature of the American business cycle, and the history of economic thought. Before joining the Treasury Department, DeLong was Danziger Associate Professor in the economics department at Harvard University. He has also been a John M. Olin Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, an assistant professor of economics at Boston University, and a lecturer in the department of economics at MIT.

Presented in partnership with the economics department and Reed's Parent & Family Weekend. Sponsored by the Walter Krause Fund for Lectures in Economics.

Shapiro imageAri Shapiro
October 15, 2009

Portland native Ari Shapiro, NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent, reports on the Department of Justice and national legal affairs for NPR’s newsmagazines, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered. His recent reporting has focused on legal controversies over national security issues, including domestic surveillance, interrogation policies, and access to federal courts by enemy combatants. The first NPR reporter to be made a correspondent before age 30, Shapiro has received the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award for his coverage of New Orleans’ disordered legal system following Hurricane Katrina and the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize for his investigation of methamphetamine use and HIV transmission. In 2008, the Columbia Journalism Review honored Shapiro with a “laurel” for excellent reporting on his investigation of disability benefits for injured veterans at an Army base in upstate New York.

Sponsored by the Richard Metz Kenin Memorial Lecture Fund.

Linda Gordon imageLinda Gordon
October 9, 2009

Linda Gordon, professor of history at New York University, studies the roots of contemporary social policy debates, particularly as they concern gender and family issues. She has authored books on the history of working women in the U.S., birth control, family violence, and welfare, and edited books on welfare and the women’s movement. In 1999, The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction, Gordon’s book about a vigilante action against Mexican Americans, won the Bancroft prize for best book in American history and the Beveridge prize for best book on the history of the western hemisphere. While working on a project about photographer Dorothea Lange and American democracy (Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits, forthcoming, October 2009), Gordon discovered a group of Lange photographs, long unnoticed and never published, of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Although commissioned by the U.S. Army, the photographs had been impounded because they were too critical of the internment policy. Gordon selected 119 of these images and published them, with introductory essays by herself and historian Gary Okihiro, as Impounded: Dorothea Lange and Japanese Americans in World War II (2006).

Presented in partnership with Reed's American studies program, Portland State University's Friends of History, and the Elizabeth C. Ducey Lecture Fund.

Visiting Writers Series

Raymond imageJon Raymond
February 18, 2010

Jon Raymond is the author of The Half-Life, A Novel, and Livability, a collection of short stories named as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick for Spring 2009. Two of the stories in Livability were turned into films by director Kelly Reichardt — “Old Joy,” winner of the Rotterdam Film Festival, and “Wendy and Lucy,” named to over sixty Best Films of 2008 critics' lists. He is an editor at Plazm magazine and his writing has appeared in Artforum, Bookforum, Tin House, and The Village Voice, among other publications.

Gay imageRoss Gay
February 11, 2010

Ross Gay's book, Against Which, was a finalist for Foreword Magazine's poetry book of the year. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, and Margie: The American Journal of Poetry, among other journals. He is also the co-author of a number of artist's books, made in collaboration with the painter Kimberly Thomas. Ross is a Cave Canem fellow and editor with the chapbook press Q Avenue. He is an assistant professor of poetry at Indiana University in Bloomington,and also teaches in Drew University's low-residency M.F.A. program in poetry.

Tsukiyama imageGail Tsukiyama
November 5, 2009

Gail Tsukiyama was born in San Francisco, California to a Chinese mother from Hong Kong and a Japanese father from Hawaii. She is the first author to receive the Asia Pacific Leadership Award from the Center of the Pacific Rim and the Ricci Institute. A resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, she has taught widely; she has also been a freelance book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle and Ms Magazine. She is the author of six novels published by St. Martin’s Press, including Women of the Silk, The Samurai’s Garden, Night of Many Dreams, The Language of Threads, Dreaming Water and her latest novel, The Street of a Thousand Blossoms. She is currently working on a new novel.

Dickmans imageMatthew and Michael Dickman
October 28, 2009

Matthew Dickman’s first book, All-American Poem, won the 2008 APR/Honnickman First Book Prize, chosen by Tony Hoagland and published by Copper Canyon Press. His poems have appeared in a wide range of publications, including The New Yorker and Tin House. He has received fellowships for his work from the Michener Center for Writers, the Vermont Studio Centers, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Matthew has been profiled in Poets & Writers and The New Yorker, with his twin brother, poet Michael Dickman. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Michael Dickman’s first collection is The End of the West (2009) from Copper Canyon Press. Dickman was born and raised in the Lents neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. He has received fellowships from the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas; the Fine Arts Work Center; and the Vermont Studio Center. He won the 2008 Narrative Prize. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Field, Tin House, Narrative Magazine and other journals. He has been profiled in Poets & Writers and The New Yorker with his twin brother, poet Matthew Dickman.

Laux imageDorianne Laux
September 24, 2009

Dorianne Laux’s fourth collection of poems, Facts About the Moon (2005), was the recipient of the Oregon Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has twice been included in Best American Poetry and has been selected for a number of anthologies, including the Norton Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Best American Erotic Poems, and American Poetry Review’s The Body Electric: America’s Best Poetry. Among her awards are a Pushcart Prize, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Laux, formerly a member of the University of Oregon’s creative writing faculty, serves on the faculties of Pacific University’s low-residency MFA program and North Carolina State University’s creative writing program. She lives with her husband, poet Joseph Millar, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Acito imageMarc Acito
October 1, 2009

Marc Acito’s comic novel How I Paid for College: A Novel of Theft, Friendship and Musical Theater won the 2005 Ken Kesey Award for the Novel and made the American Library Association’s Teens’ Top Ten list. Its sequel, Attack of the Theater People, was published in 2008. A regular contributor to National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Acito maintains a blog, The Gospel According to Marc. Acito also wrote a syndicated column, which ran for four years in nineteen publications. Holidazed, a twisted Christmas comedy written by Acito and C.S. Whitcomb, will be performed for a second season by Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland this fall.


diver imagePresident Colin Diver

Welcoming remarks

sawicki imageActing Dean of Admission Kristine Sawicki ’00

Welcoming remarks

Mieszkowski imageJan Mieszkowski
Associate Professor of German & Humanities

Odyssey lecture

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