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PSU Weekend: FREE Saturday Seminars
Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 9:30am to Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 12:30pm

Saturday, October 23, 2010
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238 (2nd Floor) Portland State University
Free. Open to the public.

9:30 A.M.

Where There's a Will...: Estate Planning for Baby Boomers
Katherine de la Forest, Attorney, Hagen O'Connell LLP

An overview of estate planning techniques and approaches, including basic financial (beneficiary) planning, wills, and trusts. This lecture will also discuss estate and gift taxes, as well as healthcare advance directives.

A Taste of Opera
Christine Meadows ’81, M.M., Professor of Music

PSU Opera Director Christine Meadows’ students will perform American opera selections. With a 50-year tradition of opera productions, PSU is the only university in the state that produces a full opera with orchestra each year. Enjoy this intimate look inside PSU’s award-winning opera program.

Geography is Destiny: Portland and its Love of Food
Ron Paul, Independent Food Consultant and Consulting Director for the James Beard Public Market

From vibrant street vendors in the 1800s to food carts and markets now: How has Portland emerged as one of the most food-crazed cities in North America?

Slavery: It Didn’t End With the Civil War
Patrick Atkinson, Executive Director, The Institute for Trafficked, Exploited, & Missing Persons

From personal experience, this multimedia lecture covers the history of human trafficking and the dynamics of modern-day slavery. Patrick Atkinson, who has been working with victims of human trafficking for more than 25 years, offers some solutions to this devastating problem.

10:30 A.M.

Pilates for Posture, Power and Prevention
Melanie Byford-Young, BHSc. PT, Co-Founder and Co-Owner, Pacific NW Pilates

The key to staying active and aging gracefully is a supple, strong body and an active mind. Learn how pilates can help create good posture, prevent injuries and challenge your mind, body and spirit. This lecture-demonstration will have participants moving and learning some basic pilates exercises.

Film in the Digital Era: The Film Major at PSU
Mark L. Berrettini Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Film Studies

The much discussed "digital revolution" continues to affect all aspects of film, including education, production, and spectatorship. This lecture presents an overview of PSU's Film Major in relation to digital developments and considers emergent conceptions of film in a new century.

The Young Volcanoes of the Portland Metropolitan Area
Martin Streck, Ph.D., Professor of Geology

It is commonly known that Portland hosts its own volcano, Mt. Tabor. But did you know the Portland Metro Area is home to approximately 60 volcanoes between Oregon City and Battle Ground, WA? Learn more from this volcanologist.

Expanding our Shrinking World through Transformational Travel
Dave Osgood, Ph.D., ‘63 & Judy Osgood

Interested in going on vacation and changing the world? Join these humanitarian travelers as they discuss service vacations in Guatemala with Habitat for Humanity and their outreach trips to Israel and Palestine. Find out first hand how rewarding service vacations can be!

11:30 A.M.

Keeping upbeat during the Winter Blues
Alfred J. Lewy, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Sleep and Mood Disorders Laboratory, OHSU

The Pacific Northwest is known for long, rainy winters. Learn from this Distinguished authority about some of the simple ways to adjust your body clock including effects of jet lag and depression.

Real World Experience in Education
Sergio Palleroni, Assoc. Professor, Architecture, Fellow, Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices

Just back from India, this architect and educator will describe a humanitarian learning program he co-founded. “BASIC” gives students hands-on experiences building sustainable solutions for underserved people around the globe.

A Toast to Oregon’s Sustainable Breweries
Dr. Mellie Pullman, Willamette Industries Professor of Supply Chain Management

Join this expert to learn about the beer that made Portland famous. Some of the traditional breweries set the bar in sustainable practices, but there are new developments and breweries to watch and taste.

Revitalizing the Numic Culture
Jeremy Spoon Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Research Associate, The Mountain Institute

Discover applied anthropology projects designed to conserve the culture of Native Americans of the southern Great Basin and help them to reconnect with their ancestral lands.