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Defending and Promoting Civil Rights in the Time of COVID-19

Gilbert Carrasco

Professor of Law

Professor Gilbert Carrasco will share his research and work around promoting and defending civil rights in the time of COVID. Specifically, he will help contextualize the origins and intensity of the Portland BLM movement, exploring a variety of legal issues related to the presence and actions of federal agents on the Portland city streets. He also will provide some context as to how civil rights have evolved throughout American history.

The session is sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Government, which was endowed by a generous contribution from Willamette law graduate Kenneth D. Peterson Jr. JD'80 and the Peterson Family Foundation.

Originally Published Nov. 13, 2020

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Societal and Environmental Impacts on Supply Chains

Andrew Kach

Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Few of us take the time to consider how essential supply chains are to our daily lives of modern convenience ... until the store shelves are empty.

In this presentation, Professor Andrew Kach discusses the current risks and disruptions to supply chain sustainability, including modern slavery/forced labor practices as well as the impacts of COVID and other natural and man-made disasters.

Originally Published Nov. 11, 2020

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Captive and Vulnerable Populations

Laura I. Appleman

Associate Dean for Faculty, Van Winkle Melton Professor of Law

While COVID-19 has touched nearly every aspect of our lives, it has particularly affected society's most vulnerable populations. In this presentation, Professor Appleman explores the profound ways in which COVID has affected a whole range of individuals who are captive and vulnerable. In particular, she discusses the incarcerated and those in nursing homes, mental institutions, foster group homes, long term care homes and community corrections. Professor Appleman also shares her research on this topic and the relevant legal issues to captive and vulnerable people who are often in high population residential environments.

Originally Published Nov. 10, 2020

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Early Career Conversation: How to Land Your Next Job Opportunity

Mandy Devereux

Career Development Director

What skills and characteristics are employers really looking for? How do you effectively tailor your resume? What's the best way to go about job searching? Director of Career Development, Mandy Devereux shares job search strategies that can help you land your next opportunity!

Originally Published Nov. 2, 2020

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Epidemiology, Public Health and COVID-19

Peter Harmer

Professor of Exercise Science

The COVID-19 epidemic has brought epidemiology to the forefront in the public consciousness in a way virtually unprecedented in modern times with a constant urging from public health professionals to "listen to the science."

Professor Peter Harmer examines what this actually entails and why there is still widespread resistance to public health recommendations for controlling the impact of COVID-19.

Originally Published Oct. 24, 2020

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A Virtual Tour Through the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Roger Hull

Professor Emeritus of Art History

Bonnie Hull

Artist, "Memory as Myth"

Join Roger and Bonnie Hull on an exclusive virtual tour as we visit the Clifford Gleason and Bonnie Hull Exhibitions at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

Originally published October 13, 2020.

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The Effects of Marijuana on the Brain

Dr. Daniel Nicoli

Psychiatrist, Clinical Law Program

Marijuana is a complex and controversial topic, but Dr. Daniel Nicoli breaks down the misconceptions and medical research for you in this fascinating topic. Learn about the challenges of researching marijuana, how cannabis interacts with different parts of the brain, the epidemiology of marijuana use and more in this fascinating discussion.

Originally published October 12, 2020.

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What’s Next, Now What: Am I Just Supposed to Adult Now?

Beth Dittman '02 & Kyle Flowers '14

Join career and life coach Beth Dittman ’02 and Associate Director of Residential Life at Macalaster College Kyle Flowers ’14 for an informative session on navigating life after college. Learn how to make the transition from school to a career and make a plan to put your passions into action.

Originally published September 10, 2020.

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College Search Series

Sue Corner '90

Director of Recruitment, Willamette University
Part 1: Top 10 Ways to Maximize Your Summer Break

The summer months — particularly those following the sophomore and junior years in high school — can be key opportunities for organizing and making progress in a student’s college search. This session will explore the top 10 ways students can use their summer to plan and prepare themselves for the college search process.

Originally published June 3, 2020.

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Part 2: Organizing a Balanced and Effective College Search

The college search has become a fairly stressful and harried pursuit for many students and families — but it doesn’t have to be. This session will look at the retention theory, which not only identifies where a student can gain admission, but a place where they will thrive. Learn about campus visits, the admission interview, gap years and the most common ways to narrow a search.

Originally published July 15, 2020.

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Part 3: Pitfalls and Opportunities in the College Application

Early decision versus early action, test-optional choices and test prep vendors, academic rigor and co-curricular involvement - what does it all mean? This session will clarify some of the terms used in the world of admission and discuss the components of a typical college application. After years of reading thousands of college applications, Sue will share the most common pitfalls applicants fall into and offer advice about maximizing the application to present yourself in the most effective and authentic way.

Originally published August 12, 2020.

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Happy Hour from Home: Craft Beer

Jake D. Hoskins

Assistant Professor of Data Science and Marketing

How can small niche firms compete with larger, more established organizations? By examining the rapidly expanding craft beer industry, this study explores how craft breweries are able to both enter the market space of these larger competitors and secure sustained patterns of growth. Specifically, we highlight two factors influencing the success of craft breweries. First, as major beer producers mimic niche products (i.e., faux craft beer), smaller niche firms are allowed to enter the market by exposing the typical consumer to the tastes of craft beer. Second, craft breweries enjoy increased success if they (a) emphasize the local elements of their company, and/or (b) offer a larger number of products.

Originally published June 29, 2020.

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What I Learned in Prison with Melissa Buis Michaux

Professor Melissa Buis Michaux

Professor of Politics, Policy, Law and Ethics, Willamette University

Professor Melissa Buis Michaux has been teaching a class on restorative justice for the past five years. The class takes place in the Oregon State Penitentiary and includes 16 people who are currently incarcerated and 16 Willamette students. In this video, Michaux discusses her research on mass incarceration, criminal justice, and transformative justice.

Originally published June 1, 2020.

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37 Years of Choral Music at Willamette University

Dr. Wallace Long Jr.

Former Director of Choral Activities, Willamette University

This conversation features Dr. Wallace Long Jr, who served as the Director of Choral Activities at Willamette for the past 37 years. Dr. Long arrived at Willamette in 1983 and served as Music Department Chair from 1994 - 2001. This year marks the end of an era as Dr. Long retired at the end of the 2020 school year.

Dr. Long discusses highlights of his time at Willamette and the impact the choral program had on both himself and his former students. Finally, we hear what's next for Dr. Long.

Originally published June 1, 2020.

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Christopher Foss '07 on Pacific Northwest History, Teaching, and his Liberal Arts Education

Christopher Foss '07

Adjunct Instructor, Tokyo International University of America

We are joined by Christopher Foss '07, a historian and adjunct history instructor at the Tokyo International University of America at Willamette. We hear about his experiences at Willamette University, where he discovered a lifelong love of history. He discusses how his liberal arts education prepared him for the rigors of teaching and research. Christopher is the author of "Facing the World: Defense Spending and International Trade in the Pacific Northwest Since World War II."

Christopher P. Foss '07 is an adjunct history instructor at the Tokyo International University of America Japanese student exchange program at Willamette University. Previously he taught at the University of Portland, Washington State University, Vancouver, and the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he received his PhD in US foreign relations history.

Originally published May 28, 2020.

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Biotechnology in the time of COVID-19

Dara Wright '97 & Professor Karen McFarlane Holman '90

Professor of Chemistry Karen McFarlane Holman '90 is joined by Dara Wright. Dara is a Willamette University graduate from the Class of 1997 and currently serves as the EVP and President of the Clinical Diagnostics Group at Bio-Rad Laboratories. She is an experienced biotechnology leader with a demonstrated track record of commercial success in both research and clinical sectors.

We talk to Dara about the role her company is playing in the efforts to detect the immune response to SARS-Cov-2 and how her time at Willamette helped prepare her for the role she holds now.

Originally posted May 14, 2020

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Not unto ourselves alone

Karen Wood

University Chaplain

Willamette University chaplain Karen Wood joins us to talk about the history of Willamette's convocation tradition, a day in the life of a chaplain and her work serving the community through mindfulness and spiritual development.

Originally Posted April 27, 2020

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Teaching and Learning at Willamette

Karen Arabas

Professor of Environmental Science and the Associate Director of the Sustainability Institute

Karen Arabas is a Professor of Environmental Science and the Associate Director of the Sustainability Institute. She earned her PhD at Penn State University and her research interests center on both theoretical questions regarding forest ecology and biogeography, as well as the application of theory to managing and restoring forests. Karen focuses on both natural and human disturbances to forests, and she uses tree rings to help interpret past disturbances and their impacts on forests, such as fire, climate and competition.

In this conversation, we talk about Karen's recent study abroad program with Willamette University students in Northern Ireland, Willamette at Zena, what we can learn from studying tree rings, former students doing noteworthy work, and what Karen likes most about teaching at Willamette.

Originally Posted April 13, 2020

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A Conversation with "Mr. Willamette"

Jim Booth '64

In this interview, we spend some time with "Mr. Willamette" as he reminisces about life as a student, hall of fame athlete and work in University Advancement including his time as Director of Alumni Relations and Coordinator for the Bearcat Travel program.

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Willamette Faculty Weigh in on COVID-19

Expert faculty members from across the Willamette campus provide insights and perspectives on various dimensions of the COVID-19 crisis.

Jim Friedrich

Professor of Psychology

Mike Hand

Dean of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Yan Liang

Economics Department Chair

Kelley Strawn

Associate Professor of Sociology

Originally Posted March 30, 2020

Writing Effective Cover Letters

Mandy Devereux, Director of Career Development, explains how to write an effective cover letter for a job application. This video includes information on how to format your cover letter, strategies for tailoring your cover letter to a specific job and methods for explaining your experiences.

Originally Posted March 11, 2020

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Understanding America's Border Crisis: A Way Forward

Professor Warren Binford

In this session, Professor Warren Binford provides 10 concrete steps that the U.S. government and individual citizens can take to end the current crisis on our border. From voting to addressing the climate crisis both individually and collectively, Professor Binford outlines a plan to address the border crisis while reminding Willamette alumni that there is hope and we each have a role to play if we are true to our motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born.”

This program is part of our 3-part series, "Understanding America's Border Crisis." You can view Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 here.

Originally aired March 17, 2020

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Workable Healthcare: A Presentation by Governor John Kitzhaber

John Kitzhaber, M.D., Oregon's longest serving governor, will share his ideas on creating a workable healthcare network, explain the root issues in the U.S. healthcare system, and discuss a model that could be adopted nationally. The event is sponsored by the Willamette Law Health Law and Policy Society.

Originally Posted Feb. 27, 2020

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Understanding America's Border Crisis Part 2: The Border Crisis Today

Professor Warren Binford

After debuting with a session about the history of immigration at the U.S. southern border, the series' second installment, "The Border Crisis Today," documents the Trump administration policies that have put children and families at the center of its efforts to curb immigration. Hear Professor Binford discuss the legal angles to this crisis, as she describes the tragic conditions she witnessed at the border while interviewing these children and families.

 Originally recorded Feb. 25, 2020

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$6 million gift launches Public Health Program

Thanks to a $6 million endowed gift from FamilyCare Health and the Heatherington Foundation, we’re taking Willamette’s Public Health program to the next level, with scholarships, internships and more.

Originally Posted Jan. 21, 2020

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Willamette Holiday Video 2019

As we gather with friends and family to celebrate the wonder of this holiday season, we would like to take a moment to express our deep appreciation for everyone in the Willamette University community.

Originally Posted Dec. 11, 2019

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Understanding America's Border Crisis Part 1: The Birth of a Border Crisis

Professor Warren Binford

Watch Willamette College of Law Professor Warren Binford present "The Birth of a Border Crisis," part one of her three-part webinar series, "Understanding America's Border Crisis." In this session, Professor Binford will shed light on the history behind immigration issues in the United States and detail how a national problem has become a full-blown crisis over time.

Originally Recorded Dec. 11, 2019

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Claremont School of Theology Welcome Event

Watch Willamette University welcome the Claremont School of Theology to its Salem, Oregon, campus with a ceremony and reception.

Originally Recorded Aug. 23, 2019

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Shobi Dahl '05 Speaks at Convocation

Shobi Dahl '05, co-founder and former CEO of Dave's Killer Bread, spoke at Opening Convocation about the founding of the company and how it grew to become the nation's best-selling organic bread brand with a mission of employing ex-convicts.

Originally recorded Aug. 22, 2019

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Punit Renjen MM'86 Speaks at Commencement

Punit Renjen MM'86 returned to Salem to deliver the 2019 Atkinson Graduate School of Management address. Renjen is the CEO of Deloitte Global.

Originally recorded May 19, 2019

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Hawai'i Club's 30th Lu'au

Willamette's Lū'au is meant to be an evening of entertainment, education, and sharing of Hawai'i's culture for the entire family to enjoy. This entirely student-run event attracts over 750 people from the Willamette and Salem community.

Originally recorded April 27, 2019

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Alumni Award Winners 2019

Alumni Award recipients are announced each spring, and a celebratory awards ceremony takes place during Alumni Reunion Weekend each year.

Award Videos

Originally posted March 21, 2019

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Blockchain: The Revolution Extends Beyond Cryptocurrency

Neil Bergquist '09, MBA'10, Nathan Love '05, MBA'06 and J.R. Willett

Learn more about how cutting edge blockchain technology has already changed finance, investing and business; and find out how you can stay up to speed on the industry's latest trends.

Then see a panel discussion with Professors Jameson Watts, Robert Walker, and Don Negri and Jason Gershenson JD'11.

Originally recorded Nov. 16, 2018

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