Campus Announcements

March 17-23, 2011



For up-to-date listings, visit the public events website. To publicize events, send email to public affairs.









Oregonian Article about Reed Reactor

Read today's Oregonian article about the college's nuclear reactor at this site.

2011 Commencement Speaker Selected

Pamela Cox ’75 will give the 97th annual commencement address on Monday, May 23. Dr. Cox became the World Bank’s vice president for the Latin America and Caribbean region in 2005. She is a development economist and has held management positions in various countries and regions since joining the bank in 1980. From 2000 to 2004, Dr. Cox was director of strategy and operations in the office of the vice president for the Africa region, where she oversaw the increase of World Bank lending to the poorest African countries. Previously, she served as country director for South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland. In 1994–96, she was chief of the country operations division in East Asia covering Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and Korea; she also served as chief of the agriculture and environment operations division in the same region in 1992–94. During the early years of her career at the World Bank, she worked on agricultural and environmental issues in the units for South Asia and Latin America. In the Latin America and Caribbean region, she was a senior economist in the agriculture division, where she worked primarily with Brazil. Dr. Cox holds master’s degrees in law and diplomacy and in development economics and international economics, as well as a doctorate in development economics and policy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She received her degree from Reed in international studies, completing the thesis Political Economics: Monetary Integration as an Impetus for Further Unification in the European Economic Community.

Project for Peace Announcement

For the fourth year, the Davis Projects for Peace Program has funded a project at Reed College. Suraj Pant ’11 will receive $10,000 for his project, “Connect Hungi: Internet for Rural Education and Community Empowerment.” He will travel to Nepal to establish a computer lab with internet facilities at JanaKalyan Madhyamik Vidyalaya, the only high school in Hungi, a remote village in Western Nepal. Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a lifelong internationalist and philanthropist, has funded the Projects for Peace for the past four years.

Film Shoot: NBC Pilot, Grimm

Grimm, a new television series based on the tales collected by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, will be filmed on Reed's campus Monday morning, March 21, during spring break. Estimated hours of filming are from 7 a.m. to noon. Crew vehicles will be parked in the west lot outer ring, and on Eliot Circle. Ingress/egress to Eliot drive will not be affected. Grimm will be filming in the following locations: east door of Eliot (access will be redirected, but will remain ADA accessible as needed); canyon; theatre building exterior balconies; amber bridge (traffic may be redirected); west parking lot outer ring (staff/faculty parking in the north and east lots appreciated). Questions or concerns? Please email Beth Martin, director of conference & events planning, or call extension 6656. NOTE: no extras are needed for the filming.

East Parking Entrance off Woodstock

Next week we will again be closing the east parking entrance (off of Woodstock). We apologize for the inconvenience, but the improvement will be worth it. People have said the are “getting air” and “dropping tranies,” so we are going to ease off the transitions to the raised ADA sidewalk crossing to make it less abrupt for passing autos. You will still need to take it easy, but it may turn out to be a float over, as apposed to a launch. The sidewalk and new access to the Dorothy Johansen House is a big improvement and we thank you for your patience.
—Facilities Services

SEEDS Book Drive for Homeless Kids in Portland

A call for all Junie B. Jones, Magic Tree House, Arthur, and Dr Seuss books! This spring break, dig through your house for K–8 children's books and bring them to Reed: all donations of books will go to students at the Community Transitional School of Portland, targeting children who are homeless or in transitional housing. Donation boxes will be up in commons and the SEEDS office after break. Happy hunting!

Ryan Berkley Farewell Event

3:30–5 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, in GCC–BCD

After a 10-year and three-month stint in the admission office, mail coordinator Ryan Berkley is finally able to take on illustration as a full time job. His last day on campus will be Wednesday, March 23. Please join the admission office for a farewell vegan snack celebration in his honor.

Commons Hours for Spring Break

Friday, March 18: 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m. (no late night)
Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20: closed
Monday–Friday, March 21–25: 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 26: closed
Sunday, March 27: 5–7 p.m.
Monday, March 28: resume normal hours

Spring Break Library Hours

Just a reminder about the change in hours for the first weekend of spring break in the library. If you have any questions, please ask at the circulation desk or email Jennie McKee( Have a great spring break!

Friday, March 18: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday, March 19: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Regular semester hours resume on Sunday, March 20:
Sunday: 10 a.m.–2:30 a.m.
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–2:30 a.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–midnight
Saturday: 10 a.m.–midnight

Smoking Reminder

First of all, we want to thank all of you who help to make our buildings smoke free. We do appreciate the consideration and care that smokers have shown to help us achieve this goal. As the signs on all the doors around campus indicate, Oregon law prohibits smoking within 10 feet of any door, window, or air intake. Many Oregon campuses have adopted policies that limit smoking only to parking lots or other designated areas. Here at Reed we ask you to consider how second hand smoke affects other folks and to choose voluntarily not to smoke within 30 feet of any building. We also ask that you place your cigarette butts in provided containers. Thank you for your help.
—Environmental Health & Safety

Used Book Vendor Returns and Used Textbook Sale

In preparation for vendor returns, all used textbooks will be 25 percent off from Monday–Friday, March 14–18. At the end of that week we will begin pulling used books from the shelves for returns. This means that if you are missing certain books for your classes these books may not be available after spring break (some books we only have available used). Do make sure that if you intend to purchase through the bookstore that you have the textbooks you need by the 18th, or that they are available new. In addition, all course pack pamphlets will be pulled from the shelves on March 18, so please make sure you have your copy by then. Thank you, Marianna Mullens, Reed bookstore.

Summer 2011 Undergraduate Research Faculty-Student Collaborative Funds

Reed College Science Research Fellowship
Increased funding is available from the Reed College Science Research Fellowship (RCSRF) to facilitate and financially support summer research by teams of Reed College faculty and students. Application is open to faculty-student research teams proposing to work on problems of substantial scientific merit. Awards are not intended for curriculum development.

The RCSRF awards are limited to $5300. Of this total, $3800 is specified as stipend for the student intern for 10 weeks. The remainder is available for research supplies. The completed proposal should be sent in electronic form by the faculty member, who will be considered the principal investigator, to Susan Buttrick no later than Thursday, March 17. For more information check Reed’s website.

Ruby and Lankford Grants for Faculty-Student Research in Humanities

Funding is available from the Ruby and Lankford gifts to the college for the support of both pre- and post-baccalaureate research initiatives during the summer. The goal of these grant programs is to spur and support interactive research engagement of students and faculty. Since grant programs for research internships are already operating successfully in the natural and social sciences, these funds are directed toward initiatives in history and the humanities.

Application deadline is Thursday, March 17. The complete proposals must be sent in electronic form to Susan Buttrick. Grants will include stipends of $5000 for faculty members, $3800 for students, and a research expense budget of up to $1500. For more information check Reed’s website.

Applications for all Undergraduate Research Committee funds should be submitted electronically to Susan Buttrick, biology department assistant, by Thursday, March 17. If you have questions about any of these programs contact the committee chair Steve Arch or Susan Buttrick.

Spring 2011 Undergraduate Research Student Funds

Initiative and Opportunity Grants
The Undergraduate Research Committee has Initiative Grant funds available to assist student research activities. Proposals are accepted and funded on a rolling basis but next deadline to assure consideration is Thursday, March 17. Check the Reed website for more information. The funding limit for Initiative Grants is $2500.

The committee also has funding for Opportunity Grants. These grants are open to all students and are intended to offset expenses associated with attendance at professional meetings, performances, exhibits, or unusual classes as well as other opportunities that may present themselves, not necessarily associated with a specific course. Proposals should be no more than a page in length, and must contain a budget and be submitted by Thursday, March 17, to guarantee consideration.

Check the Reed website for more information. The funding limit for Opportunity Grants is $1500.

Introducing Chef’s Table

5 p.m., Wednesday, March 30

Presented by Bon Appétit and student services, chef’s table occurs twice a semester and is open to only six to eight people. The event begins with a tour of Bon Appétit’s kitchen and concludes with a four-to-five course meal specially prepared and served by our chefs inside the kitchen. Chef’s table is an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to come together and connect with one another while sharing a meal. Apply by Friday, March 25. To apply, email Clea Taylor with your preferred date, dietary restrictions, and your position at the college.

Join the Power of One Conference!

Reed is hosting the Power of One conference, April 1–3. The Power of One is a Pacific Northwest student leadership conference designed to encourage and empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning college students, their allies, and the faculty and staff who support them. Reedies are encouraged to attend the conference, and can do so by volunteering for only two hours during the event. If you are interested, please register for the event; make sure to specify that you are from Reed in the registration. If you have any other questions regarding the event or about volunteering for the event, please feel free to email Matt Steele or Chelsea Brossard, or send email to

Sponsor a Reedie's epic ride against HIV/AIDS!

Reed alumna and political science staffer Eva Galanes-Rosenbaum ’06 is riding from San Francisco to Los Angeles this June in the AIDS/LifeCycle to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. While the minimum for each rider is $3,000, Eva has set a personal fundraising goal of $5,000. All the money she raises will benefit the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, one of the oldest HIV/AIDS community organizations in the country and one that has been integral in the development of similar organizations around the world.

Sponsor Eva online or contact her by email. There are numerous options for donating, including an automatic monthly payment. Even if you can only spare one dollar, please spare it for this important cause. Donations of $25 or more will enter you in monthly drawings for sweet prizes, from homemade jam to massage gift certificates.

—Thanks, Eva

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International Student Services Global Spotlight Program: Zimbabwean Art Exhibition

4–7 p.m., Thursday March 17, GCC–CD

This exhibition is a celebration of the artistry and accomplishments of women from rural Weya in eastern Zimbabwe. The ISS Global Spotlight Program and the Zimbabwe Artists Project joined hands to create a display of artwork that provides a glimpse of the day-to-day lives of the people in Weya. Every artist has a unique perspective to share, and every painting provides a different story. Snacks and drinks will be served.

Lecture: Kay Kaufman Shelemay
“Music and Memory”

4:30 p.m., Thursday March 17, Psychology 105

Kay Kaufman Shelemay, G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, will speak on the connections between music and memory, illustrating how music transmits knowledge from and about the past into the present. Musical examples will be drawn from Mexican American, African American, and Jewish American repertories. Sponsored by the music department and the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars Program.

Concert: Portland Gay Men's Chorus
Flashback! 31st Season: Motown Sound

March 19 at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 19, and 2 p.m., Sunday, March 20, Kaul Auditorium

As citizens marched in support of civil rights or against the Vietnam War, the elegant, soulful, and timeless music from Detroit provided the soundtrack to this turbulent chapter in American history. Tickets: $16–30; 503/226-2588 or online. Reed students may purchase tickets for $5, five minutes prior to the show. Must show Reed ID.

Concert: Friends of Chamber Music
Time for Three

7:30 p.m., Monday, March 21, Kaul Auditorium

The “groundbreaking, category-shattering” Time for Three transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, bluegrass, gypsy, and jazz idioms. Tickets: $14–40; 503/224-9842 or online. Reed students may purchase tickets for $5, five minutes prior to the show. Must show Reed ID.

Visiting Writers: Elyse Fenton ’03

6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31, Psychology 105

Elyse Fenton’s first book, Clamor, released in 2010, received the Dylan Thomas Prize for writers under 30, as well as Cleveland State University Press' First Book award. 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. For more information, please visit this website.

Gray Fund Event: Parvez Sharma

7:30 p.m., Friday, April 1, Vollum lecture hall

Parvez Sharma is the director of the critically acclaimed documentary, A Jihad for Love. An Indian-born gay Muslim, Sharma presents his wide-ranging experiences that have spanned Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America, and provided audiences with a rich cultural journey. His film, supported by 22 foundations and the Sundance Documentary Fund, seeks to give a voice to the GLBT community in the Muslim world by focusing on the lives of gay Muslims, and the difficulties they face in Islamic countries and within their own religion.

Concert: Danny Schmidt

8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, Eliot Hall chapel

Named to the Chicago Tribune's 50 most significant songwriters in the last 50 years, Austin, Texas-based singer and songwriter Danny Schmidt is rapidly becoming an artist of generational significance. With lyrical depth and drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter, Schmidt is considered a preeminent writer and an artist whose earthy poetry manages to conjure magic from the mundane. Performing solo almost exclusively, armed with just his voice, his words, and his acoustic guitar, Schmidt is an authentic timeless troubadour—one man sharing his truth in the form of songs that are unadorned and intimate. The understated effect can be startlingly powerful. Tickets: $10, general admission; free to members of the Reed community with current ID. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Visiting Writers: Ron Currie Jr.

6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7, Psychology 105

Ron Currie Jr. is the author of God is Dead and Everything Matters! His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages, and received the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, the Addison M. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Alex Award from the American Library Association. For more information, please visit this website.

Reed Theatre: The Glass Menagerie

7:30 p.m., April 8 & 9, 14–16, Mainstage Theatre

In celebration of Tennessee Williams’ 100th birthday, Reed Theatre offers a new look at the play that heralded Williams’ arrival as an incandescent American playwright. Premiered in 1944, The Glass Menagerie is the original American memory play, an expressionist classic about a family in a haunting world where language is elevated to lyricism, and where memory and present intertwine. Directed by Kate Bredeson. Tickets: $1–5; 503/777-7284 or online.

Counter-Counterinsurgency Convergence

April 8–10

The Counter-Counterinsurgency Convergence (CCC) is a three-day convergence consisting of paper presentations, lectures, film screenings, and collaborative workshops.

The doctrine of counterinsurgency (COIN) is reshaping the global management of empire. At the same time the U.S. military is deploying a weaponized social science in the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the techniques and strategies of COIN operations are working their way into the U.S. domestic policing apparatus. These entanglements have serious implications that call for the articulation of a politics that accounts for life during protracted global counterinsurgency.

The CCC is organized around three interwoven goals. The CCC will open space for a historically grounded encounter between researchers and activists who work on issues of security, repression, and the shifting nature of the state. The CCC will map the contours of transnational counterinsurgency, while designing strategies that contest, confound, and confront both COIN and empire.

Keynote events:

Film screening: COINTELPRO 101
5 p.m., Friday, April 8, Vollum lounge
The FBI operated a secret counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO) during the 1960s and 1970s that used illegal means to disrupt, destroy, and devastate movements for social change inside this country. COINTELPRO 101 documents the state’s tactics through interviews with those who lived through this war on dissent. This screening is followed by a discussion with the film’s producer Claude Marks.
Talk: Elaine Brown: On Memory and Resistance
8 p.m., Friday, April 8, Vollum lecture hall
Elaine Brown was a leader in the Black Panther Party and saw first hand how the state functions to destroy liberatory social movements. Brown’s lecture will connect this history with her work in supporting the 2010 Georgia prison strike, the largest prison strike in U.S. history.
Panel Discussion: Anthropology’s Dissidents: Roberto Gonzales, John Kelly, David Price, and John Allison
8 p.m., Saturday, April 9, Vollum lecture hall
The U.S. military is currently appropriating anthropology as a tool of counterinsurgency. A panel of leading rebel anthropologists will discuss what is at stake and how to build resistance inside and outside the academy. Participants include members of the Network of Concerned Anthropologists, an editor of the recent book Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, and an ex-member of the U.S. Army’s anthropology program, the Human Terrain System.

The CCC also features more than a dozen original research presentations and collaborative workshops. Find out more at this site. The CCC is sponsored by the Reed anthropology and history departments, the Blue Heron Infoshop, and the Reed College student body.

Spring Canyon Day

9 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday, April 9, meet in the orchard at the eastern end of the canyon off of SE Steele Street

Join the Reed community for a day of celebration that is fun for all ages. Training, tools, fun, and food are provided. Dress for the weather and bring gloves, if you have them. Email questions to Zac Perry or call 503/572-8636.

Concert: Al Andalus Ensemble
Legacies: 711–2011

7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9, Kaul Auditorium

Experience this vital, energetic, and absolutely beautiful performance that unites East and West, featuring the award-winning 21 String Trio of oud, violin, and flamenco guitar, together with multilingual vocals and contemporary Andalusian dance. For more about Al Andalus, visit this site. Tickets: $10–25, through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. The concert is free to students, faculty, and staff with current ID.

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Hauser Library Exhibition: Leslie Scalapino ’66, Experimental Poet

8 a.m.–9 p.m., Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, through April 1, library flat and wall cases

Leslie Scalapino ’66 is acclaimed as one of America’s most innovative poets, with more than 40 published works of poetry, prose, prose-poems, and plays spanning the mid-1970s through 2011. Forty of her works, along with her Reed thesis, are now on display, courtesy of special collections.

Works of Art from the Collection of Leslie Scalapino ’66 and Thomas J. White

Ongoing through June 12, third floor of Eliot Hall

In honor of Leslie Scalapino ’66, and in conjunction with Reed’s celebration of her life and work, Thomas J. White and Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery director Stephanie Snyder ’91 have organized a public exhibition of artworks from Scalapino’s and White’s personal collection of Asian art and artifacts and contemporary art. The works are part of a generous, promised gift to the college’s art collection, and will remain on display on the third floor of Eliot Hall through Centennial Reunions (June 6–12, 2011). Leslie Scalapino often collaborated with visual artists and lived with works by well known artists such as Cindy Sherman and Petah Coyne. Reed College is deeply grateful to Thomas J. White for facilitating this important donation, enriching the academic and aesthetic life of the college in perpetuity.

Exhibition Opening: Lloyd Reynolds: A Life of Forms in Art

Noon–5 p.m., Tuesdays–Sundays, April 5 through June 13, Cooley Art Gallery

This is the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of renowned Oregon calligrapher and visual artist Lloyd Reynolds, professor of English and art at Reed, 1929–69. The exhibition includes some fine examples of his calligraphy, in addition to his etchings, woodblock prints, drawings, puppets, books, graphic design, and handmade studio implements, and also features rare films and photographs of him at work. The exhibition is organized in connection with the college's centennial celebration, and is curated by Stephanie Snyder ’91, John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director, and Gay Walker ’69, special collections librarian.

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Reedies for Reedies Scholarship

The Reedies for Reedies Scholarship, funded entirely by current Reed students with a matching $5,000 gift from Venky Ganesan ’96, will provide a scholarship for an incoming student next year. To date, 38 students have contributed $627. Join us today in giving to this future Reedie! To learn more or make a gift, click here.

Financial Aid FAFSA and CSS PROFILE Due April 1

It’s time to file for financial aid for 2011–12! This year we have a brand new process: if you plan to apply for any type of financial aid for the 2011–12 academic year, please check our website for information about deadlines and the new process.

FAFSA code: 003217
CSS PROFILE code: 4654

We also have a new process for submitting verification documents, so read carefully and plan ahead! Reed is now participating in the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). Students must mail these documents directly to IDOC by April 15, 2011:

  • signed 2010 parent and student IRS tax returns
  • parent & student W-2s/1099s
  • completed 2011–12 Verification Worksheet

Please note: Once you submit the CSS PROFILE, you will be notified with the instructions for submitting these documents.

New!! Banner Self Service
You may now check your financial aid status online with your Reed ID# and the PIN# recently sent to your email box from! Here is the link to Banner Self Service.

Important Registration Information

  • SOLAR is available for fourth quarter PE (PE 104) adds and drops through Sunday, March 27.
  • The spring 2011 final examination schedule is available on the web at this site.
  • Seniors expecting to graduate this spring who are missing transfer credit must submit transcripts and/or request for transfer credit forms as soon as possible.

Mandatory Perkins Loan Exit Counseling

Seniors with a Federal Perkins Loan are required to complete exit counseling in order to receive their diploma (this is in addition to similar counseling required for Direct loans). The college is offering online exit counseling at this site. Once at the site, select the exit counseling link. For more information, please email or call 503/777-7505.

Interconnect and Peer Mentor Program Joint Info Session

Noon–1 p.m., Friday March 18, GCC–D

Would you like to be able to share perspectives with an international student from a different background? If so, the Interconnect program allows you this opportunity by pairing you up with an incoming international student in a mentor-mentee relationship, where you will get to learn more about the mentee through frequent meetings and Interconnect events, while helping him or her transition into the Reed culture. If you wish to learn more about Interconnect or how you can become a mentor, then do attend this session. The applications for returning and new applicants to become mentors are available at the ISS office (GCC 104) and online at this site. If you have any further questions, feel free to email Jonathan Gonzales.

Reporters' Bootcamp

2–4 p.m., Wednesday March 23, Eliot 405

Interested in journalism? Veteran reporter and Reed magazine editor Chris Lydgate ’90 explores the factors that make a story newsworthy. A solid grasp of what's news and what's not is the single most valuable skill a reporter can have. It will help you spot news, pitch stories to editors, and write better stories. Open to the Reed community. Questions? Email Chris or just show up.

Attica! Attica! (Folk Punk) and Ghost Robot Ninja Bear (Acoustic Indie Punk)

7 p.m., Monday, March 28, Eliot Hall chapel

Start off this quarter with an amazing acoustic show! Aaron Scott (Attica! Attica!) is one of the most important voices in contemporary punk rock. Amongst other things, he is known for his bike tour from Boston to Key West, his engagement in sustainability and charitable nonprofit organizations, and above all for his brilliant and unforgettable voice, which particularly shines in a live setting. Joining him will be Oscar Rodriguez from Brooklyn, his longtime friend and cofounder of the legendary New York hardcore band De La Hoya, who has just released his first solo album under the moniker Ghost Robot Ninja Bear. This will be an extraordinary show. Don't miss it. The event is free and is open to Reed students and to the general public, 18 years and older.

Privilege Workshop

7 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, student union

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, an activist who does work on the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and other areas of privilege and oppression, will lead a workshop intended to start an ongoing examination and conversation about privilege and oppression as they affect us personally. How are you privileged? How are you oppressed? Once you recognize your privilege, what can you do about it? Alexis will give a presentation, followed by discussion of these issues in breakout groups.

Eddings Opportunity Grants for English Majors

Spring 2011 deadline: 5 p.m., Friday, March 18

Eddings Opportunity Grants are dedicated to the support of English majors’ research, scholarship, and writing. Awards will normally go to juniors or seniors, and will normally not exceed $3,000 to support such things as attendance at professional meetings, unusual research expenses, and creative projects. Students interested in applying for an Eddings Opportunity Grant must consult with and obtain support from a member of the English department. The formal application process starts with the application, available at this site, and involves a description of the project, together with a budget, and a confidential letter of recommendation from a member of the department. Applications must be submitted to Karen Bondaruk.

ANNOUNCING the 2011 Kaspar T. Locher Summer Creative Scholarships Competition

Four $1750 scholarships to support work in creative writing, visual arts, theatre, dance, and music will be awarded again this year. The competition is open to all Reed students who are returning next fall. Applications must include the following:

  1. A 500–750 word description of your proposed project, and an additional 500 words about previous work you have done relating to this project and why you believe yourself capable of completing it during the scholarship period (summer 2011). The application essays and other written materials must be submitted on paper.
  2. Two recommendations, at least one of them from a member of the Reed faculty, commenting on the merits of your proposal and your ability to carry it out. Recommendations may be sent via email, to Michael Knutson, professor of art and chair of the Locher Summer Creative Scholarships Competition Committee.
  3. Examples of previous work you have done in the area of your proposal. Your name should appear on all original work, CDs, DVDs and manuscripts.

Submit applications by Monday, March 28, to Michael Knutson's box in Eliot or his office, Studio Art 205. (Original or over-sized work, and bulky portfolios, should be dropped off at his office.) For specifics on the application process and other information visit this website, or email Michael Knutson if you have further questions.

Rothchild Summer Stipend for Music Study

The Music Department of Reed College will sponsor a stipend of up to $1750 for music study during the summer of 2011. More than one might be awarded if the amount needed for each is less than the maximum. Each applicant should submit a proposal for a project that will culminate early in the fall 2011 semester in a presentation open to the Reed community. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, March 28.

Eligible recipients are students who have been formally enrolled in a music class (including Music 101, 104, 105, 107, 108, and 109) during the current academic year and who will be returning full time for the next academic year, 2011–12.

Your application should consist of the following parts, which should be sent via email to Virginia Hancock, Morgan Luker, David Schiff, and Denise VanLeuven:
1. A description of the proposed project (no more than 500 words)
2. A personal statement that describes your interest in and qualifications for carrying out the project (no more than 500 words)
3. An approximate budget and timetable
4. If the project involves lessons or participation in some kind of organized workshop or class, evidence that you have been accepted by the teacher or into the workshop or class
5. A letter of recommendation from someone who knows you and the proposed project, but not one of the members of the music department listed above. However, in preparing the application, you may consult anyone you wish, including members of the department.

Fellowships and Awards Information Meetings

Information meetings are opportunities to get more detailed information about the application process for applying for that particular award. The meetings are conducted by members of the fellowships and awards committee joined by current or past winners. The fellowships and awards website( provides Reed’s overviews of each of these awards and links to the official site of the award. These meetings are open to anyone, but some of these applications apply to certain groups as indicated.

Fulbright, for all classes
5 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, ETC 208
Presenters: Kate Bredeson, Paul DeYoung, Hugh Hochman, and current or past winners
Fulbright web page
Watson, for all classes except current seniors
4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31, Winch/Capehart
Presenters: Alex Montgomery-Amo, and current or past winners
Watson web page

Summer Collaborative Research Grants in the Social Sciences

Alta S. Corbett Grants for Research on Public Policy Issues
Bernard Goldhammer Grants for Research on Economics and Natural Resources

The Corbett and Goldhammer Grant Programs are intended to support collaborative study by Reed students and faculty. Funded projects must be truly collaborative in nature; students must be more than just research assistants; faculty must be more than just advisers. Under unusual circumstances, more than one student may be involved in a single project with a faculty member, but one-to-one is the normal format.

Any faculty member who is continuing at Reed (or on sabbatical or leave) for the following fall semester is eligible to apply. Student applicants must normally be returning to Reed (or going on an approved study abroad program) for the following fall, however applications involving graduating seniors will be considered when the reasons for choosing a graduate are compelling. Juniors should note that this program is not intended as an opportunity to begin work on the senior thesis during the summer. Juniors applying for grants will be asked to explain the relationship between the proposed research and the anticipated thesis. Students who have previously received a grant to support summer collaborative research may not apply for a Corbett or Goldhammer grant.

Selection and requirements
Selection will be based on the quality of the proposed project, its suitability for collaborative research, its relevance to the aims of the grant program(s), and the perceived academic benefit to the participants. Each student and faculty grant recipient will be asked to produce a final written research paper or report, which is to be presented publicly to the Reed community during the following academic year.

The application for a student/faculty collaborative research grant consists of four (4) parts:
1. A cover sheet that includes the following information: title of project; date of application; name and title of faculty participant; name, major and expected date of graduation of student participant(s); and a brief abstract of the proposed project.
2. A proposal describing the hypothesis to be examined in the research, the methods to be used, the potential significance of the results for public policy, what tasks are to be performed, respectively, by the student(s) and faculty member, a timetable for completion, and a proposed budget.
3. A statement from each student applicant describing a. how previous study has prepared them for this research; b. how the research fits into the student’s academic program and longer-term goals, and (for juniors) what, if any, relationship the research will bear to the student’s senior thesis.
4. A statement from the faculty applicant a. describing how the proposed research relates to his or her previous research activities and to his or her long-term research goals; b. supporting the qualifications of the student applicant(s) for the project.

In order to be considered for funding in the summer of 2011, applications should be submitted before noon on Monday, April 4, to Lois Hobbs in Vollum 112. Award decisions will be made by a committee consisting of nonapplicant faculty members of the political science and economics departments. Applicants will be notified as soon as a decision has been made, usually no later than April 11.

Summer Jobs on Campus with Conference & Events Planning

Conference & events planning is hiring six summer employees: assistants for the office, for conferences, and a lead office assistant. Each position runs from the end of May until early August, with an option to work during orientation. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, April 1. For more information, please email Todd, and apply online at IRIS.

Mary Barnard Academy of American Poets Prize

The English department is pleased to announce the Mary Barnard Academy of American Poets Prize contest.

A $100 prize, endowed by Reed in honor of Mary Barnard, will be given for the best poem or group of poems submitted by a Reed undergraduate. The contest is open to all Reed undergraduates who are enrolled as of March 31, 2011. The 2010–11 contest judge for Reed is Ross Gay, assistant professor of poetry at Indiana University in Bloomington.

The guidelines for submission require that interested students submit up to two poems, typed, with two copies of each page, by noon, Thursday, March 31, 2011, to the English department office, Vollum 320. Earlier submissions are welcome. Submissions will not be returned. On each page, please put your name, Reed mail stop, phone number, year in school, email address, and a postal address good through May 13, 2011. For full information about the contest, the academy, or Mary Barnard, see the poster outside Vollum 320.

Career Services Announcements

Here's a snapshot of career services activities in March. Join us!

Initiative and Opportunity Grants Preferred Deadlines
Thursday, March 17
Discussion: Tim Lowly
4 p.m. Thursday, March 18, in Vollum lounge
Please join disability support services in welcoming artist Tim Lowly for a program "Without Moving: Tim Lowly on Painting a Mystery." Tim will lead a discussion about his work and the concept of disability, which is an ongoing theme in his art and music. He will also give a short performance of his music. If you have any questions, contact Heather Stout or 503/517-7921.
Eddings Opportunity Grants for English Majors
Spring 2011 deadline: 5 p.m., Friday, March 18
First Avenue Career and Graduate School Fair
University of Portland Chiles Center
Noon–3 p.m., Friday, April 1
Go to the career services website to learn more about this event and register online. Sign up for vans in career services. Vans leave from 11:15 a.m. on, with the last van returning to Reed after 3 p.m. Stay an hour, stay for three hours; we'll get you there and bring you back. And, if you attend a post-fair focus group, we'll give you a voucher to refund your registration fee and feed you pizza.
Why go? If you're looking for employment, summer employment, internships, or graduate schools, the fair is great practice at getting dressed in interview clothes and meeting and greeting a host of employers and graduate school admissions reps. If you are nervous about that process, this is the place to start learning how to present yourself with confidence and ease. Attend one of our pre-fair workshops to get help being on top of your game on fair day.
First Avenue Prep sessions
4:10 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, and Wednesday, March 30, Greywood
Power of One Conference
Friday–Sunday, April 1–3, Reed campus
Peace Corps Event
2–5 p.m., Sunday, April 3, in the SMSU ballroom, Portland State University
For more details about this free event celebrating 50 years of service for the Peace Corps, and to RSVP, please visit this link

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Biology Department Junior Qualifying Examination

Biology majors intending to begin theses in fall 2011 can sign up for the junior qualifying examination on the sheet posted outside the biology dept office, Biology 115. The qual will be distributed by Susan Buttrick, biology department assistant (Biology 115), on Thursday, March 31, at noon, and will be due back on Monday, April 4, at noon. A declaration of major form should be submitted to the registrar’s office before taking the qual. Please contact David Dalton, biology chair, with any questions.

Mathematics Junior Qualifying Examination

The mathematics junior qualifying examination will be held Saturday, April 2. The sign-up sheet, along with instructions, is posted outside the mathematics office, Library 317. Copies of past qualifying exams are available (for photocopying) from Cathy D'Ambrosia. Students who take the exam must turn in a declaration of major form in advance to the registrar’s office.

Economics Junior Qualifying Examination

On behalf of Professor Parker, if you are now a junior and expect to write a thesis beginning fall semester 2011, you need to take the economics junior qualifying examination, and you must sign up for it immediately outside Lois Hobbs’ office, Vollum 112. (If you are effectively a junior, but are registered as a sophomore, it may mean that you have never filed a declaration of major form. If so, file that form promptly with the registrar’s office.) The qualifying examination will be administered on Friday, April 8, 2011, from 3 to 6 p.m. in Vollum 110. The question pools and other information will be available by March 8 from Lois Hobbs.

Chemistry Junior Qualifying Examination

The junior qualifying examination in chemistry is scheduled to take place over the weekend of April 9 & 10. Anyone interested in taking this exam must sign up on the sheet posted outside of Kathy Kennedy's office, Chemistry 303, by Friday, March 18. A declaration of major form must be submitted to the registrar's office before taking the qual. Contact Maggie Geselbracht, chair, chemistry department, if you have any questions.

English Department Junior Qualifying Exam and Creative Thesis Information

English majors intending to begin theses in fall 2011 should sign up now for the junior qualifying examination on the sheet posted outside Karen Bondaruk's office (Vollum 320). Qual readings will be available before semester break to those who have signed up for the qual. The qual will take place the weekend of April 8–11, with questions distributed on Friday, April 8, and qual responses due back before noon, on Monday, April 11.

Also, there will be a meeting at 4:15 p.m., on Tuesday, April 5, in GCC C & D for students who have signed up for the qual. Faculty members from the English department will answer questions about the upcoming English junior qualifying exam. All students who are planning to take the upcoming qual are welcome, but by no means required, to attend. At the end of the qual information session, Pete Rock, associate professor of creative writing, will meet with students interested in the process for submitting creative thesis proposals.

Anthropology Junior Qualifying Examination

If you are now a junior and expect to write a thesis beginning fall semester 2011, you need to take the anthropology junior qualifying examination on April 8. You must sign up for it immediately outside Lois Hobbs’ office, Vollum 112, and are required to select a pseudonym that will appear at the top of every page of your exam. (If you are effectively a junior, but are registered as a sophomore, it may mean that you have never filed a declaration of major form. If so, file that form promptly with the registrar’s office.) The examination is open book/open notes. The examination will be distributed from Lois Hobbs' office at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 8, and is due at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 11. Caveat: Once the qual materials are picked up, students are expected to turn in their responses for evaluation. If they do not, they will be regarded officially as having failed, unless illness, injury, or family emergency prevented them from completing it.

Philosophy Junior Qualifying Examination

The junior qualifying examination for philosophy majors and interdisciplinary majors will take place the weekend of April 15–18. Anyone interested in taking this exam must sign-up on the sheet posted outside of Kathy Kennedy's office, Chemistry 303, by Wednesday, April 13. The qual will be distributed on Friday, April 15, and return will be on Monday, April 18. Pick up and return will both be at Kathy Kennedy's office. A declaration of major form must be submitted to the registrar's office before taking the qual. Contact Mark Bedau, chair, philosophy department, if you have any questions.

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Math Seminar

4:10 p.m., Thursday, March 17, Eliot 314

Thomas Wieting, professor of mathematics at Reed, on "Universal Fractals." All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided.

Philosophy Talk

4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31, Psychology 105

Stephen Finlay from the University of Southern California will give a talk "Explaining Reasons."

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Art Department

The following candidates are interviewing for the visiting position in photography and extended media:

Victoria Fu will be here on Thursday, March 17. She will have lunch with students at noon in GCC–B. Her talk, "The Lost Picture Show," will be at 4:45 p.m. in Art 201.

Peter Miller will be here on Monday, March 28. He will have lunch with students at noon in GCC–B. His talk will be at 4:45 p.m. in Art 201.

Pato Hebert will be here on Thursday, March 31. He will have lunch with students at noon at a table in commons. His talk will be at 4:45 p.m. in Art 201.

—Akihiko Miyoshi is chairing the search.


Reed's Host Family Program for International Students and Language Scholars

Each fall Reed welcomes 30 to 40 new international students and language scholars to Portland. Though these students and scholars come to learn and grow in the classroom and on campus, they also seek to learn about the U.S. by spending time in the local community. It is with this idea in mind that the international student services (ISS) office organizes the host family program, pairing students and scholars with a local family that serves as an American friend. Our students and scholars live on campus—so it's not a home stay—but spend time off campus with their host families. ISS has begun accepting applications for families to welcome this coming fall's students and scholars. If you or any friends in the community are interested in participating or want to learn more about the program, please emailDavid Rivera. More information can be found on the ISS webpage.

Active April is on!

Reed staff and faculty members, the Wellness Committee wants you to accentuate the positive and set some healthy personal goals during Active April. Email Amanda Miller to receive a form for charting the goals you set. Completing the form provides two benefits: you will contribute to your long-term physical and mental health, and, if you submit the form by Monday, May 2, you will be entered into a drawing where you could win a number of prizes!

Roundtable Discussion for Faculty Members

12:30–1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, location to be announced

CIS invites the faculty to participate in a roundtable discussion of Reed's recent explorations of the iPad and other tablet devices as tools for teaching and learning. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Trina Marmarelli with any dietary restrictions by Friday, March 18.

Take the Stage at the Annual Faculty & Staff Talent Show!

If you have a talent to share or a skill that's entertaining, please join in the annual Faculty & Staff Talent Show. This year’s show is 11 a.m., Friday, April 1, in the Eliot Hall chapel. Past shows have included music, dance, poetry, stories, martial arts, pet tricks, and more, so you can be sure that there’s room for your unique talents.

If you’d like to join in the onstage fun, contact Angie Beiriger, extension 4622, by Tuesday, March 22. If you have questions, you are welcome to chat with any of the Reed Entertainment Committee members—we can perhaps help you find performers to collaborate with, and we can assure you just how much fun it is. Committee members are Angie Beiriger, extension 4622, Deanna Flanigan, extension 7608, Raymond Rodriguez, extension 7954, and Bruce Van Buskirk, extension 6624.

Spring 2011 Yoga Classes

A three-classes-per-week, 16-week faculty and staff yoga session is scheduled to run February 1–May 20. All classes are held in the mat room at the sports center. Sarah Pagliaro Hammond, Devi Morris, and Matt Nelson, seasoned Portland yoga practitioners and teachers currently instructing at Reed, will teach the following schedule:

Tuesdays, noon–1 p.m. (Sarah Pagliaro Hammond)

Thursdays, noon–1 p.m. (Matt Nelson)

Fridays, noon–1 p.m. (Devi Morris)

Sign up for one weekly class or unlimited classes, and enjoy the proven health benefits of stretching, deep breathing, balancing, strengthening, relaxing, and more. Sarah’s, Devi’s, and Matt’s teaching approaches weave together several different styles of hatha yoga, providing something for everyone, whether beginner or advanced.

Cost: $95 once weekly (16 classes maximum); $160 unlimited. Register at this site and submit checks made payable to Reed College c/o Susan Buttrick, B115, via campus mail or in her Eliot mailbox. For more information, email Susan or call at extension 7239.

Tai Chi for Faculty and Staff

Both beginning and continuing students are welcome in this weekly class with Yan Li, visiting assistant professor of sociology. Non-marking indoor shoes are advised. The class is free and open to faculty and staff. To learn more about Chen Taiji or the class, email Christine Mack or visit Yan Li's website. The class is on Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m., in the sports center dance studio; the first class is February 1.

Pilates for Faculty & Staff, Spring 2011

Reed’s Wellness Committee is sponsoring a 16-week pilates session for faculty and staff for spring 2011 semester, starting Wednesday, February 2. Partners of faculty and staff members are also welcome to attend.

Pilates focuses on the core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and which are essential to providing support for the spine. In particular, pilates exercises teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine, and aim to strengthen the deep torso muscles. Veteran instructor Vicki Ratzlaff will teach classes on Mondays and Wednesdays (noon–1 p.m.). Classes will be held in the mat room at the sports center.

Cost: $95 once weekly; $160 unlimited. Please make checks payable to Reed College and submit them to Christine Mack in Eliot 304. Tuition must be received by the beginning of classes.

Vicki will be offering free classes Wednesday, January 26, and Monday, January 31.

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