In the weeks leading up to opening night, the costume shop in Mago Hunt is alive with humming sewing machines, chattering costume technicians and mood boards for inspiration. Recently, those mood boards have been driven by the UP theater department production of Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad, a spin on the often-neglected story of Odysseus’ wife Penelope of Odyssey. Typically, the theatre department relies on costumes that are brought from home or dug out from storage. However, for The Penelopiad, a team of technicians has worked to create each costume from scratch.
On Monday night, the UP Student Nurses Association welcomed Dr. Jann Murray-Garcia to campus to give a talk about cultural humility in health care. Murray-Garcia is part of the broader School of Nursing’s 85th Anniversary Speaker Series.
This week, the theatre department’s first mainstage show of the season, “Inventing Van Gogh” by Steven Dietz, will journey into the tormented mind of an artistic genius. The production is a haunting drama centered around the relationships between art, love and obsession. With a five-person cast, the play will be thematically and dialogue-driven, providing an intimate experience for the audience.
Starting this year, UP students can take a closer look at the Constitution through a minor in constitutional studies, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to understand the roots of the Constitution. During the year, guest speakers who specialize in constitutional studies will lecture on campus.
Scrolling through Instagram or walking around campus, you will likely encounter numerous appeals to reduce meat consumption, switch to metal straws, reuse water bottles, etc. And undoubtedly, these are all helpful suggestions that we should consider adopting. Yet despite this, it is only possible to hold individual consumers accountable for environmental efforts to a certain point before we must begin to recognize the much larger impact corporate greed has.
Pulitzer Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson delivered this year's Zahm Lecture Wednesday night in the Chiles Center and received an honorary doctorate from the university.
The Portland Pilots’ women’s soccer team got off to a rocky start on Sunday with an own goal in the fourth minute, but they bounced back to score two goals and earn the victory against the University of Denver Pioneers 2-1 at the Nike Portland Invitational Sunday afternoon.