Archive for September, 2015

First Thursday – Archaeology lectures for Fall Term 2015

We’re pleased to announce the upcoming 1st Thursday presentations for fall sponsored by PSU’s Department of Anthropology and the Anthropology Student Association. Mark your calendars!   All talks begin at 4:00 pm and are in Smith Memorial Union Building (SMSU; room location varies). The winter-spring schedule is still in development.   Stay tuned….

October 8th (please note, this is the Second Thursday in October). Kelly Derr (HRA) Fire as a Complex Social Practice: A Look at Indigenous Landscape Management in Western North America.  SMSU 101

November 5th   Terry Hunt (U. Oregon).  Transporting Giant Statues on Rapa Nui (Easter Island)  SMSU 236

December 3rd    Michael Etnier (Portland State University) Applied Zooarchaeology: using old and new bones to address North Pacific conservation issues.  SMSU 236

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Book Event: DISRUPT. Filipina Women. Proud. Loud. Leading without a Doubt

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Listen to excerpts of some biographies of outstanding and influential Filipina women who’ve successfully broken through global glass ceilings!  Academic and community members will read the excerpts. Light snacks from 6-6:30 pm. Ten Books will be raffled.
Date: 5 October 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union Room 238, 1825 SW Broadway (venue sponsored by PSU Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion), Portland, OR. — to download Kindle — to order print copy

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PSU New Student Convocation: 2015 Skybridge Walk, Mon Sept 21 at 10:30

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Fellowship Opportunity at Windward Center

The Windward Center is a forty-year-old sustainability research cooperative located about 100 miles east of Portland. Windward’s mission involves researching and demonstrating how to feed, fuel and clothe people on marginal land. Key parts of the Windward approach to creating sustainable community draw on the Haudenosaunee, the Oneida Community and Upton Sinclair’s EPIC Program.

Using a grant from the Whole Systems Foundation, the Center is offering Fellowships to enable grad students (or near-grads) to delve deep into the challenge of creating sustainable village-scale systems. These are full-immersion, three-month Fellowships that cover the basic cost of housing, food, energy, etc. Successful applicants will live on-site and participate in community life while focusing on a project that is of mutual interest.

Much of the Center’s work revolves around permaculture, renewable energy systems and value creation, but Windward is also committed to exploring the social and cultural dimensions of sustainable community. While the Whole Systems Fellowships generally go to science or environmental majors, one slot is reserved for students whose studies focus on the human dimension of the sustainability equation such as students in fields like anthropology or communication.

If you’d be interested in exploring whether that slot might be a good fit for you, you’re invited to start the application process by emailing us at .

Walt Patrick, Senior Steward
The Windward Center

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Documentary Showing: Frame by Frame

Rolling mountains, women boxing & rich photography – is that what you imagine when you hear Afghanistan? Through the steady drip of war-focused news stories coming from Afghanistan, we think we know a place, a people, a history. But do we? I’m excited to let you know — a new documentary film called FRAME BY FRAME is coming to the Kiggins Theatre to show the life of four Afgan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape (one that was illegal during the Taliban Regime). This award-winning film had its world premiere at SWSW this year and since then it has only been seen in select film festivals — until now!

The film is about four local photojournalists facing the realities of building Afghanistan’s first free press before and after the fall of the Taliban Regime!

Tickets can be purchased Here:

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Take a look at the trailer and mark your calendar for September 21st at 7:30 pm at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, WA.

If this looks like a film you’re into seeing, you can help the screening to happen by reserving your ticket and spreading the word. We only have 4 days left to pre-sell only 43 tickets — this ‘tips’ or reserves the theater and guarantees that it will happen.

Hope to see you there!

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MA Defense: Kate Barcalow, Friday Oct 9th

A Political Ecology Analysis of Using the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) for Traditional Cultural Properties (TCPs) in the U.S. Southwest and Pacific Northwest

Friday, October 9th
2:00 PM in Cramer Hall 287

Please join us!

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2015 Annual Reed College Sex, Gender and Sexuality Symposium Lecture

2015 Annual Reed College Sex, Gender and Sexuality Symposium Lecture

Marianne Cooper, sociologist at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, affiliate of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, and lead researcher for Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, will speak on, “Social Class and Gendered Burdens: Motherhood and Fatherhood in Unequal Times.” The talk draws on her book, Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times, which examines how families are coping in an insecure age.  The lecture will be held on Thursday, October 1 at 7pm in Vollum Lecture Hall.

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Tilikum Village event, Sept 12

September 12, 2015, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Zidell Yards
3030 SW Moody Ave., Portland

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde will host a family-friendly Native American village with many activities at the foot of Tilikum Crossing in South Waterfront

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Campfires and Candlelight 2015 at Fort Vancouver

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RAPID-RESPONSE: Greece’s Refugee Crisis

Portland-based photojournalist John Rudoff has been on the ground for the last few weeks in Greece, on the island of Lesbos, documenting the growing influx of refugees into Europe. With the Greek economy crippled by EU-imposed austerity measures, there is little the government can do. Instead of solidarity and a continent-wide, coordinated aid strategy, the refugees—the vast majority of them from Syria, Afghanistan, and, to a lesser extent, Iraq—are arriving on Lesbos only to find Greek state services collapsing under the strain. Join us for a moving multimedia look at this escalating crisis.

For more information and event registration, visit

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