Picture A Scientist Virtual Screening

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 10:11 AM - Friday, May 7, 2021 - 10:11 AM

Virtual Screening


Amy Spring - springa@pdx.edu

Join us for a virtual screening of Picture A Scientist, a feature-length documentary film and official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.


Picture A Scientist is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field sites, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open for all.

A film by Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney

Watch the trailer

Watch the film (PSU login required)

Warning: This film contains content that some viewers may find disturbing. If you have experienced abusive behavior while at Portland State University and would like to make a report, the Campus Public Safety Office provides a variety of on- and off-campus resources.

@ This Moment: Picture A Scientist

After watching the film, you are invited to participate in a special event presented by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences @ This Moment series for a candid discussion with six women in STEM at Portland State, at different stages in their careers, as they share their own experiences and insights and the steps PSU can take to create a more inclusive environment.

Thursday, May 6, 2021
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Join the Virtual Zoom Event

Picture A Scientist

Upcoming events

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

Max Adrian: Fabric and Form

Max Adrian discusses his intricately sewn sculptural creations with the…
Add to my Calendar 2021-05-12 12:00:00 2021-05-12 13:00:00 Max Adrian: Fabric and Form Max Adrian discusses his intricately sewn sculptural creations with the Fabric & Form course at Portland State University. Max Adrian is a visual artist whose soft-sculptural work playfully considers queer ideas of sexuality and identity through Craft. Greatly influenced by LGBTQ+ history, drag, puppetry, street theater, and other forms of radical performance, Adrian sews highly tactile sculptures that reference his performative influences with connotations of costume, nightlife, and sexual scenarios. Adrian joins Jea Alford's Fabric and Form course to talk through ideation and fabrication processes for his intricately sewn creations. Eventbrite Registration Online art@pdx.edu art@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

PSU Jazz Virtual Series: Camille Thurman-Green

Remember the name Camille Thurman. As a composer, multi-instrumentalist,…
Add to my Calendar 2021-05-12 15:00:00 2021-05-12 15:50:00 PSU Jazz Virtual Series: Camille Thurman-Green Remember the name Camille Thurman. As a composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and unique interpreter of the jazz tradition, she is quickly becoming one of the standard bearers for the form, making a considerable and dynamic contribution to the legacy of jazz while paying tribute to its heroes. Fluid and powerful on the tenor saxophone and highly inventive as a vocalist, she also plays bass clarinet, flute, and piccolo. Her rich sax sound has been compared to Joe Henderson and Dexter Gordon, while her vocal approach—including an impressive scatting ability—has been classified alongside those of Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter. In a few short years, Thurman has shared stages with such jazz and R&B luminaries as George Coleman, Roy Haynes, Dianne Reeves, Wynton Marsalis, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JALCO) featuring Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Charles Tolliver, Jack DeJohnette, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jon Hendricks, Harry Connick Jr., Jon Batiste,  Audra MacDonald, Diana Krall, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Louis Hayes, Russell Malone, Nicholas Payton, Jacky Terrasson, Janelle Monáe, Alicia Keys, Lalah Hathaway, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, among others.  The New York City native has already amassed several distinctive honors for her musicianship: runner up in the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition, two-time winner of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award and a winner of the Fulbright Scholars Cultural Ambassador Grant, The Chamber Music of America Performance Plus Grant (Sponsored by the Dorris Duke Charitable Foundation) and the Jazz Coalition Composers Grant among others. Thurman also has four full-length recordings as a leader to her credit. Her compositions were featured and performed by her quartet in the ASCAP/The Kennedy Center “Songwriters: The Next Generation” showcase as well as the Greenwich School of Music “Uncharted” Series.  Camille has appeared on BET’s “Black Girls Rock” as the saxophonist and flutist in the All-Star Band. Equally adept as a player and a singer, and recognized for her compositional abilities as well, Thurman has also earned accolades from the media, from Jazz Times to Downbeat, All About Jazz to the New York Times, NPR to Sirius XM Satellite Radio, BET to Jazz Night In America. Thurman tours internationally with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra; she is the first woman in 30 years to tour and perform full-time two seasons as a saxophonist with the world-renowned orchestra (2018-2020).  After guesting with the JALCO on several shows, including a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, and again during the 2017-2018 season as a featured vocalist for the world premiere of the historic work, “The Every Fonky Lowdown,” Thurman was invited to play the tenor saxophone chair for the past two seasons, which covered four continents. When she is not touring with the JALCO, Thurman is on the road leading her band, The Camille Thurman Quartet. She is also a featured artist with the Darrell Green Trio, where she has performed at the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, and numerous respected international jazz festivals and venues. Thurman was chosen by the State Department under the Fulbright Scholarship grant to perform in Paraguay and Nicaragua with her band. She and Darrell Green were selected by American Music Aboard to travel and perform in various African nations including Cameroon, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, and Mauritania.   Streaming live on Facebook https://fb.me/e/KpuCnXhE Sherry Alves alves4@pdx.edu Sherry Alves alves4@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Paula Wilson: KSMoCA Artist Lecture Series

Please join us for the 2020-2021 King School Museum of Contemporary Art (…
Add to my Calendar 2021-05-13 10:00:00 2021-05-13 11:00:00 Paula Wilson: KSMoCA Artist Lecture Series Please join us for the 2020-2021 King School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA) Artist Lecture Series. These free lectures are open to members of the public and students at Dr. MLK Jr School and their families. This lecture will take place via YouTube livestream. Presentations will be recorded and made available on our YouTube channel as an ongoing resource for students, teachers, and members of the public. Join this event Online art@pdx.edu art@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public