Tomorrow’s All Majors Career Fair to offer booths for the cultured, the creative and the curiousAt a loss for ideas of what career to pursue post-graduation? Be sure to attend Portland State’s 24th annual All Majors Career Fair, taking place tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom.
‘Understanding Islam’ event seeks to raise awareness of the religion’s peaceful sideIslam, the world’s second-largest religion and the third Abrahamic faith tradition to develop, is often a controversial subject in the U.S. But it’s also one about which many Americans may be grossly uninformed, according to Tigard’s Muslim Educational Trust.
Religious scholar to speak on using art as ethical response to violenceNearly eight years have passed since the shocking Abu Ghraib prison photos surfaced on CBS’s 60 Minutes II and in Seymour Hersh’s New Yorker article. The United States Department of Defense subsequently removed 17 of the military perpetrators from duty, and 11 soldiers were convicted by court martial and dishonorably discharged. Two of the torturers, Specialist Lyndie England and her former fiancée, Specialist Charles Graner, were sentenced to a combined 13 years in prison for their actions at the military prison in Iraq.
PSU panel to discuss growing up biracial in context of novel The Girl Who Fell from the SkyHow does one begin to discuss the experience of belonging to more than one “race”? “It’s really up to the participants,” said Dr. Maude Hines, organizer of the Portland State and Multnomah County Libraries’ 2012 Everybody Reads project, which will hold a panel discussion titled “Growing Up Biracial” Thursday, Feb. 16, at the university’s Millar Library.
PSU professor George Colligan to jam with jazz troupeThe Park Ave Trio will play Portland State’s Lincoln Recital Hall Thursday, Feb. 16. Just another jazz show, you say? Wrong for two reasons. One: A Portland State professor will be on hand to tickle the ivories. Two: This professor happens to be a world-class jazz pianist.
A homey, intimate recipe to capture someone’s heart through their stomachWhen you celebrate Valentine’s Day, show your special someone you love him or her through the magic of delicious food.
Littman Gallery’s Resolution(s) exhibit, “Fortune Cookie,” ignites heated debate about use of slurs in art exhibitionsWhen a multi-artist show titled Resolution(s) went up in Portland State’s Littman Gallery Thursday, Jan. 12, the show and its artists unintentionally triggered issues not uncommon in the art world: taboo subjects and the possibility of censorship.
PSU’s Women’s Resource Center presents Eve Ensler’s The Vagina MonologuesComedienne Tina Fey probably said it best in her 2011 autobiography, Bossypants: “To this day, all I know is there are between two and four openings down there and that the setup inside looks vaguely like the Texas Longhorns logo.”
Chinese New Year Culture Fair hopes to educate and entertainWhat do the words “Happy New Year” mean to you? Not every culture rings in calendar change with “Auld Lang Syne,” champagne and resolutions. On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Confucius Institute at Portland State, the Portland Chinese Times and the Portland Art and Cultural Center will present the 2012 Chinese New Year Culture Fair at the Oregon Convention Center.
Middle East Studies Center to screen Iranian film 20 FingersMania Akbar’s 2004 film, 20 Fingers, is obsessed with motion. In only 72 minutes, viewers are transported along with the main characters via car, boat, train, gondola-style ski lift, moped and yet another car, for good measure.
Portland Story Theater keeps oral traditions alive with Valentine’s Day production, Kiss & TellLynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard want to make it clear that they tell stories not just for entertainment, but to foster deeper human connections as well. The goal of Portland Story Theater is, in Duddy’s words, to “give people an opportunity to break down barriers and be completely real with each other.”