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Globalization – Why the Resistance?

Tuesday, November 17, 6:45pm

Globalization – Why the Resistance?

With Mary Soots, Portland State Universitymary-soots-full

Part of the Lecture Series: “Culture Shock: What Margaret Mead Never Told Us” 

The lecture series consists of free lectures in November, which take place on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m., giving us a glimpse into the practices of diverse cultures from around the world.

International trade has been reported since prehistoric times.  The current globalization brings a new scale of trade with important ramifications.  At the local and national levels, individuals are working to protect their interests, while at the international levels, corporations are protecting their own interests.  Mary Soots explains the roles of three factions of our global society – the Economy, the Government, and Civil Society – in the negotiation of international trade agreements and explains some of the resistance that surrounds these agreements.  She will also explore how relationships between social groups are re-created at different levels through business.

Mary Soots is a Social/Cultural Anthropologist whose research has explored a globalized social mobilization against free trade and neoliberal economic policies.  She holds a graduate degree in Anthropology with undergraduate degrees in International Studies and Anthropology, and minor degrees in Geography and Spanish.  Mary is Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Portland State University, works in Research and Evaluation at OMSI, and supports government and community organizations through outreach and advocacy with the Hispanic community.

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Marjorie Janove Student Piano Recital

Sunday, November 15, 1:30-2:30pm

Marjorie Janove Student Piano Recitalpiano

Marjorie Janove is one of Portland, Oregon’s premier piano instructors, drawing on more than 30 years of teaching experience, a doctorate in Piano from Indiana University and a multifaceted professional performance career. She is the OMTA Chair of the Annual Trula Whalen Piano Concerto Festival.

Since 1980, Ms. Janove has successfully taught children, adolescents and adults, from beginner through advanced levels, helping them to reach their musical goals in the domains of technical proficiency as well as musical expression. In addition to her private studio, Dr. Janove has taught piano at the university level, including Westminster College and University of Utah (Graduate Piano Literature, Solfege, Musicianship). While she has taught all levels of students throughout her career, she is currently focusing her teaching on more advanced levels.

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Portland Symphonic Girlchoir

musical noteThursday, November 12, 7-8pm

Portland Symphonic Girlchoir

They have been delighting and inspiring audiences in Portland, the Northwest, and around the world for 25 years. Under the unique leadership of Co-Conductors Roberta Q. Jackson and Debra R. Burgess, the award-winning Portland Symphonic Girlchoir has taken its place among the finest children’s choral ensembles in North America. Girlchoir is recognized for its adventurous programming, unparalleled choral music education, commissioning of new music for treble voices, and artistic excellence. Girlchoir is the first choir to be featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s award-winning program “Art Beat.”

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Jewish Community Orchestra

Wednesday, November 11, 7:15-8:15pm


The mission of the Jewish Community Orchestra is to provide enjoyable music to the Jewish and surrounding communities of the Portland Metro area.  As amateur musicians, their goal is to further the growth of local artists by presenting concerts that attract, educate and entertain all audiences.

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Mental Health and Conflict in Libya

Tuesday, November 10, 6:45-7:45pm

Mental Health and Conflict in LibyaAmanda Lubit

With Amanda Lubit

Qadhafi’s regime in Libya led to decades of oppression, terror, and rivalries. In 2011, a revolution overthrew the regime and pushed the country into a violent conflict. This worsened existing divisions in society and exposed citizens to daily violence, resulting in severe psychological trauma for men, women and children. Amanda Lubit will discuss her work with Libyan psychiatrist, Dr. Omar Reda, to develop programs aimed at reducing hatred and healing psychological wounds.

Amanda Lubit graduated from Portland State University with a Master’s Degree in Anthropology in 2013. She worked with Dr. Omar Reda on conflict transformation and community rehabilitation for war survivors in Libya from 2011 to 2013. Since that time, she has been working with other vulnerable populations in the Portland area. Amanda has developed and overseen mental health and community programs for HIV-positive women and the homeless. She also volunteers her time on a new project looking at recovery following the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal.

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Construction Update: 10/30/2015

Construction on the new Harold Schnitzer Health & Rehabilitation Care Center continues here on campus today, Friday, October 30th.

Walls are continuing to go up and more concrete is being poured (even in the rain). The excavation for the lower parking lot is complete. Come for a visit or to volunteer and check it out!


Staff training on the Green House Model.

To volunteer, contact to apply. Recently administration staff got together for Green House Model® training.

More construction information soon. Stay tuned.


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