Professor urges Latino children to think about the future
Enriqueta Canseco-Gonzalez has been a professor of psychology at Reed since 1992, but she says she's just like the children of migrant farm workers she spoke to as a part of Portland's Migrant Education Summer School's career day. The migrant education program focuses on teaching academics to students who are often ignored or marginalized within the school system and preparing them for Oregon's required standardized testing. Canseco-Gonzalez was invited to speak about her experiences to encourage students to think about their futures and to help them realize they have many options to consider, not just farming. Canseco-Gonzalez grew up in Mexico City and didn't learn English until she was 18; while sharing her story with the students, she made it clear that they too could accomplish what she has. This is not something these students, primarily Latino children whose families work in the agricultural industry in Clackamas County, hear often. Canseco-Gonzalez answered a barrage of questions about college, its costs and benefits, her own job as professor, what she does, and what she earns. The students were fascinated by her story, and Canseco-Gonzalez maintains, "There's no reason why they can't do the same thing."
Breakthrough China Exhibition At The Cooley Gallery
Differences Preserved: Reconstructed Tombs the Liao and Song Dynasties, on display at the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art February 1 through March 19, brings together an extraordinary array of tomb artifacts_never before seen outside China_and the latest scholarship on the Liao dynasty (907-1125). The exhibition is co-curated by gallery director Susan Fillin-Yeh and Hsingyuan Tsao, assistant professor of art history and humanities. In her essay for the exhibition catalogue, Tsao brings new thinking to the relationship between the Qidan, the semi-nomadic ruling class of the Liao dynasty, and the other Chinese ruling groups, revealing a rich cultural interchange that has not before been detailed. Items in the show include a gilded burial mask, rare ceramics, a large bronze mirror, and transparencies of the tomb murals.