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ALERT: PSU COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic May 12-13

PSU students, faculty, staff, and immediate family members, can get a no-cost vaccine on campus, May 12 and 13. Free parking. Schedule appointment >

(The clinic is operated by the Safeway-Albertsons pharmacy)

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COVID-19 Vaccination On-Campus Clinic

Portland State University will host an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic on May 12 and 13 at the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom from 9 a.m…
Add to my Calendar 2021-05-13 16:00:00 2021-05-12 10:16:45 COVID-19 Vaccination On-Campus Clinic Portland State University will host an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic on May 12 and 13 at the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. First doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available by appointment. Those who receive the vaccine will be automatically sent a link to register for their second dose, the week of May 31. The clinic, operated by the Safeway-Albertsons pharmacy, is open to all members of the PSU community, along with friends, family, and neighbors. Parking will be provided at no cost to those attending the vaccination clinic in Parking Structure 1, 1872 SW 6th Ave. Please schedule vaccine clinic appointments via Safeway-Albertsons this link. To facilitate our safe return to campus and do our part as a regional partner for public health PSU announced this week that vaccines will be required for students and employees on campus starting Fall term. This clinic is an important first step in making the vaccine readily available to the PSU community. We expect to host additional clinics on campus in the months ahead.  For those unable to come to campus, regional providers are offering multiple no-appointment opportunities to get the COVID-19 vaccine including walk-in availability starting today at the Oregon Convention Center and drive-up opportunities at the Oregon Health & Science University’s site at the Portland International Airport this weekend. The Oregon Health Authority’s locator map and Washington residents can use Vaccinate Washington’s online tool for finding appointments.  Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom, Room 355 1825 SW Broadway Parking: 1872 SW 6th Avenue ucomm@pdx.edu ucomm@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Adapting to the Era of Megafires: A Community & Expert…

Wildfire ravaged much of the western United States in 2020. Towns were…
Add to my Calendar 2021-05-12 10:00:00 2021-05-12 11:00:00 Adapting to the Era of Megafires: A Community & Expert Summit on Catastrophic Wildfire in Oregon and Beyond Wildfire ravaged much of the western United States in 2020. Towns were destroyed, homes and businesses evacuated, forests incinerated, and lives lost. In Oregon, vast swaths of rural communities like Talent and Detroit were devastated by sweeping megafires. But every Oregonian was impacted by widespread evacuations, life-threatening smoke, damage to vineyards and other crops, and staggering costs siphoning critical tax dollars away from other essential public services. As with all matters related to climate change, the greatest impacts were on our most vulnerable communities: low-income families, communities of color, the sick, the elderly, and the young.    These megafires also accelerated their climate effects, with carbon emissions from wildfires in the U.S. alone increasing 30% over the previous year. The 2020 season was the latest record-breaking year in the West, continuing a 20-year trend that is only worsening. But there is hope. As wildfire impacts broaden, so has the coalition of parties seeking solutions. Small town mayors and tribal leaders, experts in public health and social justice, CEOs and scientists are speaking up. World Forestry Center is convening representatives from this broadening coalition in a five-part virtual summit focused on the Oregon example. Matt Donegan, chair of the Oregon Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response, will be joined by community leaders Charles Wilhoite and Katrina Holland, to lead this series of virtual talks.   We will hear from community leaders to understand the full impacts of megafires on our state and our region; discuss real solutions shaped by decades of experience across the globe; and address barriers to achieving these solutions.  This free public series is for anyone who cares about the health of our society, our environment, or our economy. Catastrophic wildfire impacts us all. But together we can end the era of megafires. Interested in Attending Tickets for this free, five-part virtual event are now available. Reserve Your Ticket to the Series Episodes Episode 1: Understanding the Era of Megafires and the Threat Ahead, 4/14 Panel Participants Dr. Paul Hessburg (United States Forest Service) Russ Hoeflich (1,000 Friends of Oregon) Dr. Werner Kurz (Canadian Forest Service) Episode 2: Protecting People: Creating Fire-Adapted Communities, 4/21 Panel Participants Mayor Sally Russell (City of Bend) Oregon Rep. Pam Marsh (D-Ashland) Oregon Sen. Lynn Findley (R-Vale) Commissioner Mark Bennett (Baker County, Oregon) Episode 3: Protecting Forests: Building Resilient Landscapes, 4/28 Panel Participants Dr. Chris Dunn (Oregon State University) Susan Jane Brown (Western Environmental Law Center) Nils Christoffersen (Wallowa Resources) Bobby Brunoe (Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs) Episode 4: Protecting Firefighters: Responding Safely and Effectively to Wildfire, 5/5 Panel Participants Mariana Ruiz-Temple (Oregon State Fire Marshal) Travis Medema (Oregon State Fire Marshal) Doug Grafe (Oregon Department of Forestry) Oregon Rep. Lily Morgan (R-Grants Pass) Episode 5: Building a Movement and Implementing Solutions, 5/12 Governor Kate Brown (Oregon) U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (Oregon) U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (Oregon) Dean Takahashi (Yale Carbon Containment Lab) Anastasia O’Rourke (Yale Carbon Containment Lab) Oregon Sen. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) Virtual Summit - Reserve Your Ticket: https://bit.ly/2OP14dF https://www.worldforestry.org/wildfire/ https://www.worldforestry.org/wildfire/ America/Los_Angeles public

Natalie Ball: Studio MFA Remote Artist Talks

PSU Studio MFA Remote Artist Talks hosts a live-streamed presentation by…
Add to my Calendar 2021-05-12 10:30:00 2021-05-12 12:00:00 Natalie Ball: Studio MFA Remote Artist Talks PSU Studio MFA Remote Artist Talks hosts a live-streamed presentation by Natalie Ball Join us on our YouTube Channel Natalie Ball was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She has a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Ethnic Studies and Art from The University of Oregon. She furthered her education in New Zealand at Massey University where she attained her Master’s degree, focusing on Indigenous contemporary art. Ball then relocated to her ancestral homelands to raise her three children. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including the Half Gallery, NY; Vancouver Art Gallery, BC; Blum & Poe, LA; Portland Art Museum, OR; Gagosian, NY; Seattle Art Museum, WA; Almine Rech Gallery, FR; and SculptureCenter, NY. Natalie attained her M.F.A. degree in Painting & Printmaking at Yale School of Art in 2018. Upcoming lectures in this series May 19: Avantika Bawa May 26: Sergio Delgado Moya June 2: Caroline Kent The Studio MFA Remote Artist Talks series brings together artists, curators, and critics from a variety of disciplines to explore the subjects of their work before a live audience via Youtube Livestream. This series is sponsored by generous contributions from the Windgate Foundation and the DePreist Professorship Fund by the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation. Learn about our Studio MFA Program   Cover image: Natalie Ball, Clickity-Clack (Shotgun butt), 2020. Leather, horsehair, beads, cowry shells, textile, acrylic, wood, 16 x 12-1/2 x 8 inches. Online art-design@pdx.edu art-design@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

'More-than-Human Subjectivities'

Join PSU's Socratic Society for a presentation with Stephanie Erev, an…
Add to my Calendar 2021-05-12 12:00:00 2021-05-12 13:30:00 'More-than-Human Subjectivities' Join PSU's Socratic Society for a presentation with Stephanie Erev, an assistant professor of political science at Portland State. Abstract: Widely construed as the basis for moral considerability and political agency, subjectivity tends often to be understood as an exclusively-human and self-contained form of being. Yet growing evidence from the life sciences suggests that nonhumans of multiple sorts help to compose the subjective experiences and propensities of human beings. From gut microbial metabolites which operate like pharmacological mood-altering drugs to parasites lurking in your cat’s litter box which can augment your appetite for risk, it now appears that many of our “personal” experiences actually include the presence—and express the influence—of diverse nonhuman others. Drawing from Friedrich Nietzsche’s theory of the subject as a multiplicity, the essay thematizes these recent findings and proposes a concept of “more-than-human subjectivities.” Reading Nietzsche together with contemporary life-scientific research in such areas as photo biology, chrono-biology, and studies of the gut-brain axis, the essay concludes with a preliminary discussion of how political agency might be rethought in more-than-human terms. The Portland State University Socratic Society is a venue for Philosophy faculty and philosophers from outside the University to present papers or speak on various topics of interest. https://pdx.zoom.us/j/81925774088 bberman@pdx.edu bberman@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public