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PSU Weekend Seminar Day
Saturday, October 21, 2006 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 21, 2006 - 2:00pm

PSU Weekend's "Seminar Day" brings ten free lectures and seminars to the Portland State University campus on Saturday, October 21, 2006. The seminars are free and open to the public and will be held in the Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU-1825 S.W. Broadway).

Seminar Day will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the second floor of SMSU. Listed below are the events for Seminar Day. For more information on the free seminars and PSU Weekend events please visit For more information about PSU Weekend or to pre-register call 503-725-4949 or e-mail

Saturday, October 21
8:30 a.m.

"Afghanistan Update" Grant Farr, associate dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, PSU

"Backstage at the PSU Opera" Christine Meadows, artistic director, PSU Opera

"Fuel for Thought" Robert Bertini, director, Center for Transportation Studies, PSU

9:30 a.m.
"Stretch Yourself: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Practice of Yoga" Jane Carleson, yoga instructor

"Origins and Eruption of the Lebanon Crisis" John Damis, director, Middle East Studies Center, Portland State University

"Oregon: Picture Perfect" Steve Amen, executive producer and host, Oregon Field Guide on OPB

10:30 a.m. - Noon
"Insights from Behind the Microphone: Bad Interviews, Big Mistakes and How It All Turned Out," keynote brunch with Scott Simon, host of National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition." Tickets for the brunch are $30; lecture-only admission is $15 and $10 for students.


"My Aunt's Three-Pastry-Solution to the Middle East Conflict: A Reading from The Language of Baklava" Diana Abu-Jabur, author and associate professor, PSU

"Comics as the New Literature" Mike Richardson, '77, founder and president, Dark Horse Comics

"Recognizing and Evaluating Leadership: Risk Taking or Rhetoric?" Governor Barbara Roberts

1:00 p.m.
"Victory in Iraq: You Can't Get There from Here" General Merrill "Tony" McPeak

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