Portland State University

Volume 7, No. 4 | April 2012

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Wednesday, April 25th: Mad Men, Working 'Girls,' & Desperate Housewives: American Women at the Dawn of the 1960's

This year's Friends of History event features a lecture by Stephanie Coontz, author and professor of history and family studies at The Evergreen State College.

Enjoy the lecture in the Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) Ballroom from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Click here for more event details.


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Monday, April 30th: The 48th Annual Nina Mae Kellogg Awards Ceremony

Join the English Department in celebrating the achievements of our student writers. This year features a reading by Junot Díaz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

The reading and awards ceremony take place from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the SMSU Ballroom. Learn more about the annual celebration here.


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Thursday, May 3rd: Growing Forward: A New Vision for Food and Farming in America

The Environmental Science and Management Department presents Curt Ellis, co-producer of the Peabody-winning documentary King Corn, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm in SMSU 327/328.

Catch a screening of the documentary before the lecture at 4:30pm - 6:00pm in the same room. Click here to learn more about the free events.


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Wednesday, May 30th: Making Light of Mathematics

The Annual Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics + Statistics Lecture welcomes guest lecturer Professor Sir Michael Berry, Department of Physics at Bristol University.

The lecture takes place from 5:15pm – 6:15pm in SMSU 296/298. You can learn more about the annual lecture here.


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Friday, June 1st: The Maggot in the Apple: Peaceful Coexistence of Incompatible Theories

Professor Sir Michael Berry is also the guest lecturer for the Physics Department's Annual Mark Gurevitch Memorial Lecture Series. The lecture begins at 5:15pm in the Science Building 1 room 107, followed by a reception in the lobby.

Click here to learn more about Professor Berry's physics lecture and event details.


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