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Mary Ellen Mark

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Mary Ellen Mark is recognized as one of the most respected and influential photographers today. She is a contributing photographer to The New Yorker and has published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. For over four decades, she has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. A photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of the Academy Award-nominated film Streetwise (1984), directed and photographed by her husband, Martin Bell. The lecture is made possible by Blue Sky Gallery and the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, with support from the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, and Hotel Lucia. 7 p.m., Kaul Auditorium.

Ostrow Lecture Series

Koerner photoJoseph Leo Koerner

Koerner is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard and is best known for his work on German art. Koerner has organized teaching exhibitions at Harvard on Early Netherlandish Painting, German Renaissance Art, Pieter Bruegel, and Netherlandish Prints 1550–1675. At the Austrian National Gallery in 1997, he curated a retrospective of the work of his father, the painter Henry Koerner. In 2002, he collaborated with Bruno Latour and others on the exhibition Iconoclash: Beyond the Image Wars at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. He wrote and presented the three-part series Northern Renaissance for BBC Television, as well as the feature-length documentary Vienna: City of Dreams, which premiered on the BBC in December 2007. Winner of the Jan Mitchell Prize for the History of Art in 1992, Koerner is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He is also a Senior Fellow at Harvard's Society of Fellows. Koerner received the 2009 Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award.

Brown photoPatricia Fortini Brown

Patricia Fortini Brown is Professor Emeritus of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University and specializes in the art of Renaissance Venice. Her books include Venetian Narrative Painting in the Age of Carpaccio (1988); Venice & Antiquity: The Venetian Sense of the Past (1996); and Private Lives in Renaissance Venice: Art, Architecture, and the Family (2004). 7 p.m., Monday, November 1, in Vollum lecture hall.

Stewart Brand

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Stewart Brand, member of the TED Brain Trust, is cofounder of Global Business Network and president of the Long Now Foundation. He created and edited The Whole Earth Catalog and cofounded the Hackers Conference and The WELL. His books include The Clock of the Long Now; How Buildings Learn; The Media Lab; and Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, Restored Wildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary. Brand graduated in biology from Stanford and has served as an infantry officer. This lecture is sponsored by the Sun Grant Western Regional Center and the Reed College Environmental Studies Program.

Daniel Mendelsohn

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Daniel Mendelsohn, Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities at Bard College, is one of America’s foremost public intellectuals. He is the acclaimed author of The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, a work that is part memoir, part reportage, and part scholarly detective story, which narrates his quest to find the exact truth about the deaths of family members in the Holocaust. The Lost has received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Mendelsohn, who writes frequently for the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, and the Paris Review, has a PhD in classics from Princeton. He recently translated a volume of Cavafy’s poetry with commentary, is the author of How Beautiful It is and How Easily it Can be Broken, a collection of essays on the use of classical literature in contemporary theatre and film, and has written about music, fiction, and gay culture. Mendelsohn was a distinguished visitor at the American Academy in Berlin and visiting critic at the American Academy in Rome.

Black History Month

gordon-reed imageAnnette Gordon-Reed

Annette Gordon-Reed joined the Harvard faculty in 2010 as a professor of law at Harvard Law School, a professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in History for her book The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, and the recipient of a 2010 MacArthur Fellowship.

marable imageManning Marable

Manning Marable is the M. Moran Weston and Black Alumni Council Professor of African-American Studies and professor of history and public affairs at Columbia University. He was founding director of African American Studies at Columbia from 1993 to 2003. Since 2002, he has directed Columbia’s Center for Contemporary Black History.

Visiting Writers Series

Fenton photoElyse Fenton

Elyse Fenton's first book, Clamor, released in 2010, received the University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize for writers under 30, as well as Cleveland State University Press' First Book award. A Reed graduate, she received her MFA from the University of Oregon and has published poetry and nonfiction in The New York Times, Best New Poets, and The Massachusetts Review, among other places. In the past few years, she's lived somewhat itinerantly in Austin, Philadelphia and Portland.

Murillo photoJohn Murillo

John Murillo is the author of the poetry collection, Up Jump the Boogie. A graduate of New York University's MFA program in creative writing, he has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the New York Times, the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. His work has appeared in such publications as Callaloo, Court Green, Ninth Letter, and Ploughshares, and is forthcoming in Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of African-American Poetry.

Moldaw imageCarol Moldaw

Carol Moldaw's most recent book is So Late, So Soon: New and Selected (Etruscan Press, 2010). She is the author of four other books of poetry and the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Marfa Writer's Residency, an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize. Her work has been published widely in anthologies and journals, including AGNI, Antioch Review, Boston Review, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Threepenny Review, and Triquarterly. In spring 2011 she will be the Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in-Residence at Hollins University.


diver imagePresident Colin Diver

Welcoming remarks

Todd imageDean of Admission Keith Todd

Welcoming remarks

Lencek imageLena Lencek
Professor of Russian & Humanities

Odyssey lecture

Druker imageBrian J. Druker, M.D.
Director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
JELD-WEN Chair of Leukemia Research

The Howard Vollum Award presented by Stephen Arch, Laurens N. Ruben Professor of Biology

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