Civic Engagement Breakfast Series
Recent Civic Engagement Breakfast events hosted by the CAE:
Global Citizenship: Engaging Diverse Voices in this New Global Century
Feb. 24, 2011
What responsibility does PSU / higher education have to sensitize and educate ourselves and our students to assume significant community leadership roles in increasingly complex and diverse, globalized environments? How do we integrate these important themes into our classrooms and programs? Engage with PSU leaders to frame the discussion and explore innovative strategies to educate students who want and need to be smart, effective, and inclusive contributors to communities. With Jilma Meneses, Chief Diversity Officer; Melody Rose, Vice Provost for Academic Programs & Instruction; and Vivek Shandas, Assoc. Professor, & Chair of Internationalization Council.
Sponsored by PSU’s Center for Academic Excellence, Office of Diversity & Equity, Office of Academic Affairs, Office of International Affairs, and the Multicultural Center.
Examining Our Work: Community-Engaged Research at PSU
May 6, 2010
An open forum with 14 of PSU's community-engaged research scholars, from which to gain insights, consider challenges, and learn about the promises and pitfalls of partnered research.
Portland's Sustainability and Community Building on the Ground: Developing Our University (Part II)
November 19, 2009
A two-part series involving PSU faculty, students, and staff, as well as Portland community members and city planners, in an interactive brainstorming session to draft an emerging vision for Portland's University EcoDistrict. Lead facilitators include Tim Smith, SERA Architecht, and Rob Bennett, Executive Director of Portland+Oregon Sustainability Institute (P+OSI).
Portland's Sustainability and Community Building on the Ground: Developing Our University (Part 1)
Octoer 29, 2009
PSU hosts a collaborative forum in which to discuss the meaning of EcoDistrict, University EcoDistrict, and community/neighborhood membership. At the root of this discussion lies the city and university mission to make "sustainability" relatable and real. To read about PSU's EcoDistrict Summit, please click on the following link: http://www.pdx.edu/news/the-oregonian-ecodistricts-summit-making-a-city-...
Shades of Green: Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Sustainability Practice Exploring the Nexus Between Transportation Engineering, the Environment, and Urban Planning
April 28, 2009
An in-depth look into how academic disciplines actually differ in their approach to sustainability, the assumptions that inform these different persepctives, and how these perspectives manifest in on the ground projects, with particular focus given to the topic of transportation.
Partnership Dialogue Series: Power
November 13, 2008
A series designed to capture the "wisdom of practice" and a heightened understanding of power relationships, so as to improve the quality of community-university partnerships. Areas of focus include trust, power, traditions, assets, equality, and integrity, with conversation faciliated by Sherwin Davidsom, Chair of PSU Psychology.
The Costs of War to Children and Families
February 28, 2008
Activist and Poet Laureate David Smith-Ferri honors the lives of the people he met in Iraq and Jordanian refugee camps, via poetry, stories, and slides. A follow-up panel addresses the war's impact on these lives, as seen from the perspectives of Zahra Al-Kabi, an Iraqi Social Worker, Michael Taylor, Assistant Professor of Social Work, and a father of an Iraq war veteran.