Campus Announcements

October 4-10, 2012

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

ON-CAMPUS EVENTS

 

FOR STUDENTS

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

FOR STAFF & FACULTY

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Flu Shots for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Thursday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., GCC-CD
Wednesday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., GCC-CD
Wednesday, November 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., GCC-CD

The college is offering free flu shots to Reed students, faculty, and staff members. No appointment necessary. Please just show up at one of the dates and times listed above. Flu vaccines are designed to protect against three influenza viruses that experts predict will be the most common during the upcoming season. The vaccine takes up to 2 weeks for protection to develop after receiving the shot. Protection lasts about a year. Please refer to the CDC website for further information about the flu and the vaccine available this year.

If you have questions about the vaccine, please contact Mary Leineweber in the Health Center, extension 7281.

Inauguration Parking: Raffle Winners

A big thank you to all who walked, bused, biked, carpooled, got dropped off, or parked off-campus for inauguration. Here are our raffle winners:

  • Claire Michie, development
  • Keith Karoly, biology
  • Emma Notario, college relations
  • Julie Maxfield, academic support services

To claim your prize, stop by conference & events planning (Kaul 190) beginning on Friday, October 5, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Congrats!

Applications are available now for the Reed Leadership Academy!

Through this new leadership program, Reed students will engage in experiential learning, personal reflection, and service. They will also be matched with leadership coaches from the Portland community.

Reed Leadership Academy will meet every Monday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. beginning in January 2013.

Applications are available now. The application deadline is Monday, October 29. Applications should be submitted to the Student Center.

STUDENTS: When you submit your application, please sign up for an interview. All interviews will take place November 10.

FACULTY & STAFF: An important part of this educational experience is the involvement of a cadre of alumni, faculty, staff, and other Portland area professionals, who will serve as coaches and resources for the student participants. We are requesting nominations for leadership coaches. Read the full call for nominations here.

Questions: leadership@reed.edu
Student Application process

Water, Wind, Weather: Preparing for the Next Catastrophic Storm: Free Disaster Response Forum for Greater-Portland-Area Museums, Libraries, and Archives

Friday, October 12, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Kaul Auditorium

This all-day forum will bring together staff members from museums, archives, libraries and other cultural heritage institutions with first responders, emergency managers, meteorologists, public utilities staff and other professionals to share stories and concerns about severe weather events; provide practical information on how to prepare, respond and recover from a catastrophic weather event; and strengthen ties between greater-Portland-area cultural heritage staff and first responders.

  • Do you remember the Columbus Day Storm of 1962, one of the most powerful wind storms in the United States of the twentieth century? Thirty-eight Oregonians lost their lives that day due to the storm. The Pittock Mansion, now on the National Register of Historic Places, was so damaged that the owners considered demolition.
  • Do you remember the cyclone of 1995, when wind gusts hit 119 miles per hour in Florence, Oregon, and topped 60 miles per hour in Portland? Four Oregonians died, and the economic impact on the region was estimated at $50,000,000.
  • And do you remember the Willamette Valley Flood of 1996? The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Oregon City, with its iconic wagon train structure, was almost completely submerged.

The forum is free; continental breakfast and lunch will be provided (gluten-free and vegan options available). Registration closes on Friday, October 5, 2012. For more information, contact Judith Norton; 503/494-3499. Funded by a grant from Alliance for Response, a program of Heritage Preservation, with additional support from Reed College.

Calligraphy Scriptorium Changed to Tuesday Afternoons

Tuesdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m., Psychology 102/103
No previous experience necessary. Materials provided.

Reed's longtime tradition of the study and practice of calligraphy returns to the college! Catalyzed by the overwhelming community and alumni response to the exhibition Lloyd Reynolds, A Life of Forms in Art (curated by Gay Walker ’69 and Stephanie Snyder ’91) the Cooley Gallery is organizing weekly extracurricular calligraphy instruction and practice for all interested Reed College students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Scriptorium is organized by Gregory MacNaughton ’89, education outreach and Calligraphy Initiative coordinator of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery. Founded by Cooley Director Stephanie Snyder, the Calligraphy Initiative was made by possible by a generous alumni donation in honor of Lloyd J. Reynolds. Please contact Gregory MacNaughton for more information and with questions.

Reed College Campus Climate Survey Coming October 24–November 7!

The Reed College Campus Climate Survey will provide important information about how members of our community experience Reed's social, academic, and working environment. Results, which will be shared openly with the Reed community, will enable us to develop a set of programs and policies to strengthen inclusivity at Reed. The survey will be available between October 24 and November 7! Learn more by visiting our website.

Silent Meditation, Fall 2012

Alan Shusterman is hosting a 30-minute period of silent meditation each Wednesday in the Eliot Hall chapel. All members of the Reed community and their guests are invited to attend and take a brief break from their daily affairs.

Three bells will be rung at 12:10 p.m. and 12:40 p.m. to start and end the period. Single bells will be rung at 12:20 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. for those who need to leave early.

This period is devoted to sitting silent meditation. We will sit without chanting, texting, or studying. You may sit anywhere that's comfortable, enter and leave whenever you like, and scratch or cough or wriggle as needed. Simply try to preserve and enjoy silence as much as you can.

Alan is an experienced practitioner of meditation, but not an instructor. Please contact him if you are a beginner and/or need advice or encouragement.

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Department of Psychology Colloquium Series

Thursday, October 4, 2012, 4:15pm, Psychology 136
"Reverse Engineering Auditory Cortex"

Stephen David, PhD, Portland VA Hospital, on "Reverse Engineering Auditory Cortex." If you are interested in having dinner with the speaker (Psychology 102), please sign up on the list outside of Psychology 116.

Math Seminar

Thursday, October 4, 4:10 p.m., Physics 123

Jeffrey Hood, Parsons Brinckerhoff, on “A GPS-Based Bicycle Route Choice Model for San Francisco, California.” All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided.

Biology Department Seminar Series

Friday, October 5, 4:10 p.m., Biology 19

David Pfennig, PhD, department of biology at the University of North Carolina on, “Polyphenism and the origins of diversity.”

Economics Junior Qualifying Examination

On behalf of Professor Parker, if you are now a junior and expect to write a thesis beginning SPRING semester 2013, 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 this is the case, file that form promptly with the registrar’s office.)

The qualifying examination will be administered on Friday, November 2, 2012, from 3 to 6 p.m. in Vollum 118. The question pools and other information will be available from Lois Hobbs on October 10.

Physics Seminar

October 10, Wednesday, 4:10 p.m., Biology 19
Oz Bonfim, University of Portland, on “The Double-Slit Experiment Revisited: A Bohmian Perspective.”

Biology and Psychology Colloquium

Wednesday, October 10, 6 p.m., Psychology 105

David Cardozo, PhD, Harvard Medical School, on “New Sources of Neural Stem Cells.” The research talk is from 6 to 7 p.m.; pizza and a Q&A on neuroscience in graduate and medical school will follow in Psychology 136 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.

If you are interested in attending the Q&A after the talk, please sign up on the list posted outside room 116 in the psychology building so we can estimate the space and resources necessary. If you would like to have lunch with the speaker at noon on October 10, please indicate so on the aforementioned list.

Math Seminar

Thursday, October 11, 4:10 p.m., Physics 123

Daniel Schafer, department of statistics, Oregon State University, on “Statistics and Biological Measurements: Some Early History and Some Modern Tools for Gene Expression.” All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided.

Department of Psychology Information Session: Graduate School

Thursday, October 11, 4:15 p.m., Psych 136

Applying to graduate school and wondering how to begin the application process? We’ll talk about the admission process for the major areas of psychology as well as differences between clinical PhD and PsyD programs.

Chemistry Seminar

Thursday, October 11, 4:15 p.m., Bio 19

Kathleen Purvis-Roberts, W. M. Keck Science Department at Claremont McKenna College, on “Aliphatic Amines as a Component of Particulate Matter Air Pollution.”

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ON-CAMPUS EVENTS

Hauser Library Exhibition: Secret Books!

8 a.m.–9 p.m., Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, through November 7; library flat and wall cases west of the circulation desk

Many surprises lurk in the Reed library collections: books that have unexpected contents, hidden accessories or decoration, or are just downright unreadable. The long history of cyphers and steganography (concealed writing) attests to the appeal, and sometimes the necessity, of hiding meaning in communications and texts. A broader look at books—including artists’ books—containing secret surprises of any sort is currently on display in the flat library cases just beyond the entrance.

Cooley Gallery Exhibition: Kara Walker, More & Less

Tuesday–Sunday, noon–5 p.m., Hauser Library, September 4 through November 18.

The Cooley Gallery presents a one-person exhibition of the work of celebrated artist Kara Walker. Since her first exhibition at the Drawing Center in 1994, Kara Walker has fearlessly explored America’s history of slavery, racism, and political and sexual violence with a riveting, deeply psychological visual vocabulary based, in part, on the tradition of the cut-paper silhouette. Walker’s poetic, whimsical, and, at times, nightmarish fictions are achieved through an experimental synthesis of puppetry, poetry, film, drawing, and mixed media. The exhibition More & Less includes the film Fall Frum Grace, Miss Pipi’s Blue Tale (2011—courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, New York—and a body of prints and multiples from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, created by Walker over the past 15 years. Fall Frum Grace is a playful and violent shadow-puppet narrative that explores the historical mythologies surrounding white female “purity” and Southern womanhood—commodities protected from the presumed hyper-sexuality of black men. Such racism resulted in the murder of countless black men and boys in Antebellum and Jim Crow America. Incorporating historical photographs and Mississippi Delta Blues, Fall Frum Grace is simultaneously comedic, farcical, and tragic—a collage of ancient narrative forms and their emotional registers. The exhibited prints explore the symbolism and theatricality of imagined historical space, depicting figures such as abolitionist John Brown. The prints also explore the visual and pictorial history of the Civil War through appropriated images from the popular periodicals of the time, namely Harper’s Weekly. Kara Walker is a graduate of the Atlanta College of Art and a recipient of an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide and is included in museum and public collections in New York, London, Rome, and Germany. For more details, visit the Cooley Gallery website. Kara Walker comes to Reed as a Stephen E. Ostrow Distinguished Visitor in the Arts.

Exhibition: Third Annual Johnson Creek Art Show

Vollum lounge

This exhibition, featuring original art and photography inspired by the Johnson Creek Watershed, runs through October 12.

Visiting Writer Series: Lysley Tenorio

Thursday, October 4, 6:30 p.m., Psychology 105

Lysley Tenorio is the author of the story collection Monstress. His stories have appeared in the Atlantic, Zoetrope: All-Story, Ploughshares, Manoa, the Chicago Tribune, and in Best New American Voices and Pushcart Prize anthologies. For more information, please visit the series website.

Public Policy Lecture Series: Sasha Issenberg, “The Victory Lab”

Thursday, October 4, 7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall

Columnist Sasha Issenberg presents the secret history of modern American politics, pulling back the curtain on the tactics and strategies used by some of the era’s most important figures—including Barack Obama and Mitt Romney—to discover that the smartest campaigns, armed with insights from behavioral psychology and randomized experiments that treat voters as unwitting guinea pigs, now believe they know who you will vote for even before you do. Issenberg is the "Victory Lab" columnist for Slate and the Washington correspondent for Monocle, where he covers politics, business, diplomacy, and culture. His most recent book is The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns. This lecture, in the series Changing of the Guard: Public Policy and the 2012 Election, is sponsored by the Elizabeth C. Ducey Political Science Lecture Fund.

The Whole Unauthorized Story: 100 Years of Challenging the Hard Crust of Orthodoxy

Thursday, October 4, 7 p.m., Eliot 314

Join us for an evening with author John Sheehy ’82, whose newly released Comrades of the Quest: The Oral History of Reed College chronicles the colorful cultural and social history of a band of young and fiercely unorthodox West Coast intellectuals and of the upstart institution that nurtured them—Reed College. John will both share tales from the book and elicit tales from the audience in a highly interactive gathering. No homework is required, and there will NOT be a quiz! Mike Teskey, from the alumni office, will have copies of the book for sale (special promotional prices and Comrades t-shirts available too!). Light refreshments provided. RSVP to alumni@reed.edu or 503/777-7589.

"The raw, dramatic, underground history of Reed through the voices of those who lived through it. You will never look at the college the same way again." —Chris Lydgate '90, Reed magazine editor

Reed Theatre: The Rocky Horror No Picture Show

Thursday & Saturday, October 4 & 6, 7:15 p.m.; Friday, October 5, 7:15 p.m. & 10 p.m.; Black Box Theatre

"I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey . . ." Enter into the erotic nightmares and sensual daydreams of a struggling shadow cast as they attempt to perform their midnight ritual at the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Come cross-dressed to the nines, gender-bent or broken, consent-minded and sexy. Join us for a night out that you will remember for a very long time. Warning: this performance is rated ARRR for sexual situations, explicit language, and an audience of unruly pirates. Directed by thesis candidate Tristan Nieto, with costumes designed by thesis candidate Arion Russell. Tickets: $1–3; 503/777-7356 or online.

Concert: Friday at Four

Friday, October 5, 4 p.m. the Eliot Hall chapel

Josh Feinberg, sitar, and Rik Masterson, tabla, perform traditional Raga music of Northern India.

Fall Canyon Day

Saturday, October 6, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., east end of the canyon closest to the Studio Art building

Join us for one of the college's oldest traditions, Canyon Day. This event is open to all ages—tools, food, and fun provided. Dress for the weather and bring gloves, if you have them. For more information email Zac Perry or call 503/572-8636. Visit the canyon website to learn more about the canyon, the ongoing restoration work, and this annual event.

Concert: Salar Aghili & Hamnavazan Ensemble, "Traditional Music of Iran"

Saturday, October 6, 6:30 p.m., Eliot Hall chapel

Salar Aghili & Hamnavazan Ensemble will showcase contemporary classical music of Iran. This music draws heavily on Persian Sufi poetry, adapting it to contemporary musical styles and instruments. Salar Aghili is one of the foremost vocalists of classical music of his generation. He performs in the Iranian National Orchestra and Symphony. Aghili will be accompanied by two world-class maestros from Iran, Hossein Behroozinia (barbat/lute) and Saeed Farajpouri (kamancheh/spike fiddle), as well as by Harir Shariatzadeh (Persian tuned piano) and Behnam Masoumi (tombak/percussion). Sponsored by the Andisheh Center, which is organizing the event. Cosponsored at Reed by the religion, music, and anthropology departments, the Office for Institutional Diversity, and the multicultural resource center. Tickets: $40 in advance, online; $45 at the door. Available free to Reed students, faculty, and staff at student activities.

Lecture: Miriam Ticktin, "Predatory Compassion: The Politics of Humanitarianism Beyond the Human"

Monday, October 8, 6 p.m., Psychology 105

Miriam Ticktin is associate professor of anthropology at the New School for Social Research. She received a PhD in anthropology at Stanford University and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France, and an MA in English literature from Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Professor Ticktin works at the intersections of the anthropology of medicine and science, law, and transnational and postcolonial feminist theory. Her research has focused in the broadest sense on what it means to make political claims in the name of a universal humanity. She is author of Casualties of Care: Immigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France and is co-editor of the journal Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism and Development.

This lecture is sponsored by the anthropology department.

Wagner's Ring cycle on the big screen!

Richard Wagner's monumental cycle of four operas, Der Ring des Nibelungen, in the Metropolitan Opera production that was simulcast in movie theaters around the country in the past two years will be broadcast on Oregon Public Broadcasting on successive Sundays in October. The Reed music department has arranged public showings on the big screen in Vollum lecture hall, free to all members of the community and their guests. All screenings begin at noon, and the schedule and timings are as follows:

October 7, Das Rheingold (176 minutes)
October 14, Die Walküre (264 minutes)
October 21, Siegfried (269 minutes)
October 28, Götterdämmerung (296 minutes)

Shakespeare As We Like It: Performance Presentation by Thesis Candidate Lisa Henderson

Tuesday & Wednesday, October 9 & 10, 7:30 p.m., in the student union

Using a modified version of Elizabethan theatre practices, Lisa has prepared a selection of monologues and scenes, primarily from As You Like It, designed to return Shakespeare to his roots as populist entertainment. The performance will attempt to give a theatre experience akin to what the Elizabethans would have had while sitting (or standing) in the environment of the Globe, munching food and commenting on the action, and participating as an active audience. Free admission—no reservations needed.


Lecture: Richard Neer, “Wonder, Radiance and the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture”

Thursday, October 11, 7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall

Richard Neer is David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Humanities, Art History and the College, and an affiliate of the Departments of Classics and Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Chicago. He is also Executive Editor of Critical Inquiry. He works on the intersection of aesthetics, archaeology and art history, with particular emphasis on Classical Greek and neo-Classical French art. Interests include the development of naturalism; Archaic and Classical Athens; the circle of Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain; phenomenology; and theories of style. His Ph.D. is from the University of California at Berkeley (1998); his A.B. from Harvard College (1991). He has received fellowships and awards from the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the J. Paul Getty Trust and the American Academy in Rome. His most recent books are The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture (University of Chicago Press, 2010) and The Art and Archaeology of the Greek World: A New History, 2000–100 BCE (Thames & Hudson, 2011). He has published on the politics of architectural sculpture in Greece, the history of connoisseurship, French painting and recent cinema. Sponsored by Humanities 110 and art history, with additional support from the offices of the dean of the faculty and the president.

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FOR STUDENTS

Final Exam Schedule

The fall semester 2012 final exam schedule is posted on the registrar's website.

Registration Information from the Registrar's Office: Fall 2012 Add/Drop Deadlines

Monday, November 5, is the deadline to withdraw from a fall semester class, to change to the credit/no credit (Cr/NCr)* grade option, or to drop a yearlong course.

November 5 is also the deadline to take a leave of absence for fall or to withdraw from the college.

*The Cr/NCr grade option is available to only juniors or seniors.

Representative of Columbia’s Combined Plan Program to Visit Reed

Thursday, October 25, 3 p.m., Physics 240A

David Steinberg, senior admissions officer of Columbia University, will visit Reed on Thursday, October 25, to discuss and answer questions about Columbia’s Combined Plan (“3-2” and “4-2”) Program in engineering and computer science. To attend this meeting, please sign up on the sheet outside the physics office (room 128 in the physics building). Any questions about this meeting can be directed to John Essick.

Information about the admissions requirements for Columbia’s Combined Plan Program is available on Reed’s physics department site.

Let's Talk: Chat with a Counselor at the MRC

Tuesdays, beginning October 9, 4–5 p.m., Student Center 110.
Beginning Tuesday, October 9, counselors from the health & counseling center (HCC) will be available at the multicultural resource center (MRC) weekly to provide easy access to informal, brief, drop-in consultations for stress management. No appointments are necessary and there is no paperwork to complete; visits are first come, first served. Come and relax in the Student Center while you wait to consult with a counselor.

Not sure what to talk about? Here are a few examples:

  • How to support a friend you're concerned about
  • Tips for stress management
  • Questions about the Mind Spa at the HCC

Questions? Please contact Dayspring Mattole, MRC program coordinator, or Marina Valdez, HCC Clinical Psychologist Resident.

David Eddings Opportunity Grants for English Majors

Applications for Eddings Opportunity Grants for English majors are due no later than noon, Wednesday, October 10.

The David Eddings Opportunity Grants for English majors (EOGs) are dedicated to the support of individual student research, scholarship, and writing, either during the term or over the summer. There are two opportunities to apply each year, once in the fall and again in the spring. By the terms of the bequest, eligibility is restricted to majors in English; awards will normally go to juniors or seniors, and will normally not exceed $3,000. Seniors graduating in the spring are eligible for summer support.

Items that might be funded include such things as student attendance at professional meetings (which would include travel and per diem expenses), unusual research expenses for theses (and perhaps even for junior seminar projects), and summer projects, a few of which might involve collaboration with a member of the faculty, but most of which would either have to do with bringing an already written essay (such as part of a completed thesis, or a particularly excellent course paper) into shape for submission to a journal, or for engaging in new research and writing that is especially promising; and up to two creative projects.

Students interested in applying for an EOG must consult with and obtain support from a member of the English department. After obtaining faculty support, the formal application process starts with the application and involves a description of the project together with a budget and a confidential letter of recommendation from the faculty member of the department.

  • Applications must be submitted electronically to Karen Bondaruk.
  • The fall 2012 deadline is October 10, 2012, at noon.
  • Notification of fall semester awards will occur before the end of November 2012.
  • The spring 2013 deadline is March 13, 2013, at noon.
  • Notification of spring semester awards will occur before mid-April 2013.

If you have questions about Eddings Opportunity Grants please contact Karen Bondaruk, English department assistant.

2012–13 Student Initiative and Opportunity Grant Funds Available

The Undergraduate Research Committee invites students to apply for Initiative Grants in Undergraduate Research. These grants aim to assist student research and thesis activities. Some examples of eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, equipment and supply purchases, travel to field sites, and travel to performances. Proposals are not to exceed five pages in length and must contain a budget and a letter of recommendation from a faculty sponsor. For application materials and further information, please check the Initiative Grants page. The funding limit for Initiative Grants is $2,500.

The Committee also has funding for Opportunity Grants. These grants are intended to offset expenses associated with presentations at professional meetings, performances or exhibits, and other opportunities that may present themselves, not necessarily associated with a specific course but justifiable on academic grounds. A description of the proposed activity, not to exceed one page in length, should be submitted along with a detailed budget. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member (sponsor) is also required. For application materials and further information, please check the Opportunity Grants page. The funding limit for Opportunity Grants is $1,500.

Grant applications for both the Initiative Grants and Opportunity Grants are accepted and funded on a rolling basis, but the fall deadline to ensure consideration is October 10. Grant applications should be submitted electronically and should follow the instructions provided on the grant web pages. Both grants are awarded competitively.

If you have questions about either of these programs contact Paul J. Currie, chair of the Undergraduate Research Committee or Joan Meyer, the committee administrator.

2013 Davis Projects for Peace Deadline: November 29

Care about peace? Want to do something meaningful this summer? Would $10,000 help you make that happen? Davis Projects for Peace is an invitation for undergraduate students (including current seniors) to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2013. The projects judged to be the most promising and possible will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and implement their own ideas for building peace. Reed is proud to participate in the Davis Projects for Peace by nominating at least one student proposal to the Davis foundation. Intentionally, no clear definition is offered so as not to limit the imagination. Students should define for themselves what a "project for peace” might be. The funding foundation hopes to encourage creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The overall program (all 100 projects) is to be worldwide in scope and impact, but specific projects may be undertaken anywhere and as grassroots as desired, including in the U.S. Internal applications are due at noon on Thursday, November 29. For more information, visit the career services website or email career services or SEEDS.

2012–13 Reed College Book Collecting Contest!

Reed’s Hauser Library and the Himes & Duniway Society, a book collectors’ group in Oregon, are pleased to announce the inaugural Reed College Book Collecting Contest.

  • Open to all full-time Reed students.
  • Winner may participate in the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest.
  • Deadline is March 26, 2013, 5 p.m.
  • Winners will be announced April 16.

Three prizes, funded by the Himes & Duniway Society, will be awarded to full-time students:
1st prize: $1,000
2nd prize: $500
3rd prize: $250

The contest aims to encourage the collection of personal libraries, the development of an appreciation for the special qualities of printed or illustrated works, and the preservation of works for pleasure and scholarship. A reception for winners and participants will be held, and there will be an exhibition of the winners’ books.

More details can be found on the society’s website.

For on-campus questions, contact Special Collections Librarian Gay Walker in her office at L014, by phone at extension 7782, or by email.

Career Services Announcements

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

Classics Beyond the Academy
Thursday, October 4, 4:15–5:45 p.m., ETC 208
Refreshments provided

The Victory Lab: Sasha Issenberg
Thursday, October 4, 7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall

Comrades of the Quest Gathering
Thursday, October 4, 7 p.m., Gray lounge, Kaul Auditorium

OHSU Medical School Tour and Virtu Surgical Simulation Lab Introduction
Friday, October 5, 1:15–5:30 p.m.
RSVP required; contact Julie Kern Smith to get on the waiting list.

Elemental Technologies Info Session
Tuesday, October 9, 1–2 p.m., GCC-B

Analysis Group, Inc., Info Session (& Pizza!)
Tuesday, October 9, noon–1:30 p.m., GCC-D
RSVP required by Monday, October 8, 9 a.m.

Two-day Strategic Grant Development Workshop
Wednesday, October 15, through Thursday, October 16, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Portland State University

Define American: Jose Antonio Vargas
Wednesday, October 24, 4:30 p.m., Vollum lecture hall

Kathleen Sadaat '74 & Anna Kanwit '76: What City Government has to Offer
Wednesday, October 24, noon–1 p.m., Vollum lounge
RSVP by noon on October 22

Portland Idealist Grad Fair
Wednesday, October 24 5–8 p.m., University Place Hotel and Conference Center, Columbia Falls Ballroom, 2nd Floor, 310 SW Lincoln Street, Portland, Oregon, 97201
RSVP

Public Health Graduate Programs Info Session
Thursday, October 25, 4:30–5:30 p.m., Eliot 314

Katherine Sharpe '01, English
on publishing and her first book, Coming of Age on Zoloft
Thursday, October 25, 4:30–5:45 p.m., Greywood

Don Asher: Cracking the Hidden Job Market
Friday, October 26. 4–6 p.m., Eliot 314

Preparing for Medical School
Tuesday, October 30, 6–7:15 p.m., Eliot 314

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FOR STAFF AND FACULTY

Faculty Meeting

Monday, October 8, 4:30 p.m., Vollum lounge

The agenda for the faculty meeting includes minutes; committee reports; a budget presentation by Ed McFarlane, VP and Treasurer; and announcements.

Staff and Faculty: Book Your Meetings Online!

The conference & events planning office has a simplified option for booking rooms for all departments. New users can submit basic information (date, number of people, and time) and CEP can assign your room. After establishing an account, users will have the option of submitting a simple request or browsing the calendar for specific rooms. Visit our website to get started.

We will continue to take reservations by phone at extension 7522 and by email, but want the community to have as many options to reserve space as we can provide.

One reminder: To ensure you receive your preferred menu and service, please order your catering through Bon Appetit by the Thursday PRIOR to the week you need catering. This helps them order food and schedule staff. Bon Appetit has first right of refusal for all on-campus food service, and are happy to work with you to find a menu that best meets your needs. Email catering@reed.edu or call extension 7541.
— Beth Martin, director of conference & events planning

First Friday Conversations 2012–13

Noon–1 p.m., Aspen multipurpose room

Each First Friday Conversation happens on the first Friday of the month during the academic year. Ours is a brown-bag lunch series open to all community members. We gather to discuss reading materials of relevance to the work promoted by the Office for Institutional Diversity. The goal of these conversations is to engage all members of the Reed community in a congenial conversation that we hope will spark new ways of thinking about inclusivity and diversity. Bring your lunch and join us! All readings are posted on the Office for Institutional Diversity's Moodle site: "Office for Institutional Diversity Reading Resources." For the complete schedule, visit Reed’s diversity calendar of events.

Next conversation, October 5: Voices of Academics from the Working Class

MALS Program to Host AGLSP Conference on "Crisis of the Book"

October 18–20

The Reed College MALS program is hosting the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs' national conference, October 18–20, at the Governor Hotel. The conference theme is “The Crisis of the Book: Worlds of Opportunity, Worlds of Change.” There will be two keynote sessions—a panel discussion headed by Molly Raphael (immediate past president of the American Library Association and former head of the Multnomah Library) Thursday evening and a Friday morning keynote by William Diebold on "The Future is Medieval: Some Lessons about Books, Reading, and Information from the Dark Ages." The rest of the conference will be filled with paper presentations by graduate liberal studies faculty, students, and alumni from schools around the country.

Reed will be well represented. Besides William Diebold's keynote address, there will be a panel with professor Gerri Ondrizek and current MALS students Jan Carpenter and Jenna Berthiaume on artist books; a panel with professor Thomas Wieting on the Archimedes Palimpsest and MALS alumnus Bennett Gilbert on book bindings; and another panel with current MALS students Wendy Herrin ("The Visual Textbook") and Neil Ramiller (assisted by Young Scholar son Alex) on "The Crisis of the Voice." In addition, with the assistance of Gerri Ondrizek and current student Lauren DeRosa, there will be a display room of artist books from the Reed collection.

If you are interested in attending the conference, please contact Barbara Amen, director of the MALS program, for more information on the schedule and a registration form. Reed faculty and staff may attend sessions of interest at no cost.

Gentle Morning Yoga for Faculty & Staff, Fall 2012

Gentle morning yoga classes will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9–10 a.m. in the dance studio at the sports center. Cost: $10 per class on a drop in basis, cash or check made out to Leah Matheson, no need to register. Partners of faculty and staff and friends of the college are also welcome. Contact Carey Booth with questions.

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