Kelly E. Gleason, Sylas Daughtrey, Judy BlueHorse Skelton, and Kim Strassburg
The theme for this year’s series is Collaborating for Impact. Our commitment to “Let Knowledge Serve” is reflected through our work alongside community partners to contribute in meaningful ways to our city, region and state. Together with our engaged partners, our faculty and students bring their expertise and enthusiasm to achieve a more equitable, resilient and sustainable future.
Todd Rosenstiel, Derek McDonald, Erin Shortlidge, Judy BlueHorse Skelton, and Joyce Pieretti
Our panelists share our vision and approach to creating an inclusive, student-centered Vernier Science Center. The future Vernier Science Center will transform our aging undergraduate science building into a culturally-affirming, state-of-the-art science center that ensures our increasingly diverse student body can access the high-quality research and learning spaces necessary to prepare them for a future in STEM. Learn more about our vision as our panelists explore the intentional practices and spaces that are critical to creating an inclusive, student-centered building.
Eva Thanheiser, Nirupama Bulusu, Theresa M. McCormick, Ashley Streig, Radhika Reddy, and Decatur Mitochondria Foster
WHEN YOU PICTURE A SCIENTIST, WHO DO YOU SEE?
Women make up less than a quarter of STEM professionals in the U.S., and numbers are even lower for women of color.
Picture a Scientist is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists, exposing longstanding discrimination and leading the way in making science more inclusive. A biologist, a chemist, and a geologist lead viewers on a journey through their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from outright harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, scientific visionaries, including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists, provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
The documentary Picture A Scientist chronicles women scientists' experiences, from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights, and provides new perspectives on how to make science more diverse, equitable, and open to all. Join us for our next @ This Moment event for a candid discussion with six women in STEM at PSU, 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.
The Portland State Library has made viewing the film Picture A Scientist free. You may stream the documentary.
Charles H. Klein, Mrinalini Tankha, Douglas C. Wilson Ph.D., Melanie Chang, and Jeremy Spoon
Faculty members from our Anthropology Department explore the discipline's colonial histories and more recent efforts to decolonize anthropology within different subfields, as well as concrete approaches the department is adopting toward equity and inclusion.
- Charles Klein, chair and associate professor, medical anthropology
- Mrinalini Tankha, assistant professor, economic anthropology
- Doug Wilson, adjunct associate professor, archaeology
- Melanie Chang, adjunct professor, biological anthropology
- Jeremy Spoon, associate professor, environmental anthropology
Walidah Imarisha, Grace L. Dillon, and Kai Hang Cheang
Our panelists explore alternative futures through Black, Indigenous and queer perspectives.
- Walidah Imarisha, assistant professor, Black Studies
- Grace Dillon, professor, Indigenous Nations Studies
- Kai Cheang, visiting scholar, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
The @ This Moment series provides a space for our researchers to share their work with the community and help provide context for better understanding and responding to this moment in history.
Todd N. Rosenstiel, Maura Kelly, Larry R. Martinez, and Kelly Hamilton
Our panelists explore diversity and inclusion in the workplace, from diversifying the construction trades to reducing discrimination and harassment in the workplace and empowering "ally" employees.
Todd Rosenstiel, Ed Washington, Lisa Bates, and Roberta Hunte
Panelists explore the legacies of racism and oppression in Portland, including life in Vanport, gentrification and displacement, and inequities in education.
Todd Rosenstiel; Ame Lambert; Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr.; Angela Canton; and Vicki Reitenauer
Our panelists explore how PSU can reset the narrative in a time of national reckoning around issues of race.
Todd N. Rosenstiel; Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr.; Idowu Ajibade; Alexander Sager; and Jose Coll
Panelists talk about concrete steps to dismantle systemic racism. Toxic seeds were planted four hundred years ago, and at this moment, we need to acknowledge that this is a particularly traumatic and enraging time for students, faculty, and staff of color at Portland State University and beyond, and we together have a responsibility to accelerate us toward an equitable future.
Todd N. Rosenstiel, Megann McGill, John Hellermann, and Steven L. Thorne
Panelists talk about how they are making telepractice work through collaboration, exploring the impacts of physical distancing as a result of COVID-19, scaling up this service across disciplines and boundaries. Speakers consider how the personal and professional intersect and how informal interactions among educators is happening in virtual settings.
Todd N. Rosenstiel, Gina Greco, Natan Meir, and Friedrich Schuler
Panelists examine texts and historical events, trying to uncover what the people were thinking at the time, and assessing the literary, social, and historic meaning, studying concepts such as the struggle between public duty and private devotion, how minorities are marginalized and ostracized, and how quarantine affects the poor, the wealthy, and the spread of disease - from the 12th to the 19th centuries in France, Germany, and the United States.
Todd N. Rosenstiel, Paul Loikith, Sahan Dissanayake, and Rose A. Graves
Panelists help us think about the affects of COVID on climate change; discussing ways in which the global pandemic is changing the way we can approach and address the climate crisis.
Todd N. Rosenstiel, Charlotte Fritz, Dara Shifrer, and Cynthia Mohr
Panelists discuss the intersection of work/non-work lives, the effect of inequalities outside of schools on educational outcomes, and how COVID-19 affects interpersonal relationships.
Todd N. Rosenstiel, Kenneth M. Stedman, Brooke Napier, and Lynne C. Messer
Todd Rosenstiel - Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs - introduces the first in a series of webinars hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This video showcases a conversation with a panel of three experts who discuss the affects of COVID-19 on their work. It is the first recording in a series of six.