Select January 2011 media clips

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Biology’s Emma Coddington is pictured prominently in a USA Today article about Science Pub, and physics’ David Altman presents nanotechnology. “The crowd of about 100 wasn't there for a popular band or a happy hour special. They came for a lecture on behavioral neuroendocrinology, by Emma Coddington, an assistant professor of biology at Willamette University.”

Willamette hosts MLK activities, including a presentation by law’s Robin Morris Collin. “Willamette University will kick off eight days of honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. this Monday with a community celebration that is free and open to the public. The two-part evening includes a lecture from law professor Robin Morris Collin titled ‘Race, Waste and Sustainability: From Common Origins to Our Common Future.’”

Civil rights activist Angela Davis delivers lecture. “Celebrated and reviled during the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s, Davis was at Willamette as part of the university's nearly two-week celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day that began Jan. 17.”

David Brooks to speak Feb. 17. “Willamette University will host acclaimed writer David Brooks as part of its Atkinson Lecture Series. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, in the university’s Smith Auditorium. Brooks is known as a moderately conservative political commentator. His latest project is a book entitled ‘The Social Animal, The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement.’”

Audiopharmacy brings ‘poetic approach’ to hip hop for Founders Day. “The group will appear Tuesday as part of Willamette's Founders Day celebration, and the event is part of the Indian Country Conversations series. While he's in town, lead vocalist Ras K'dee also will put on a four-day native hip-hop workshop at Chemawa Indian School.”

Corvallis Mayor speaks at management’s commencement ceremony. “‘Recognize opportunities where you can do more and serve better - and don't be afraid to take them,’ she said. The Willamette M.B.A. for Professionals is an evening program in Portland and Salem, offering working professionals the chance to earn a degree while fully employed. Students in the January 2011 graduating class come from business, government and nonprofit organizations throughout the Portland-metro and mid-valley areas, including Corvallis.”

Management’s Debra Ringold discusses a business name-change. “Debra J. Ringold, professor of marketing and dean of Willamette University's Atkinson Graduate School of Management, said there can be benefits to rebranding, but changing an established identity also carries risks.”

Law’s Norman Williams writes about redistricting. “The Oregon Senate is likewise carved into safe seats. In 19 of the 30 seats, the dominant party has at least a 10 percent registration margin. In another 10 districts, the dominant party has at least a 4 percent registration margin. That means that there's only one Senate district that is evenly balanced between Republican and Democratic voters and is therefore truly competitive.”

Law’s Warren Binford writes about regulatory changes at DHS as well as success without being a ‘Tiger Mother.’ “Like Chua, I, too, got into the Holy Grail of the Ivy League, but I never played Carnegie Hall. In fact, when I begged and pleaded and finally persuaded my own mother to register me for a guitar class through the local parks and recreation program in Van Nuys, I was unable to play, let alone master, ‘Mr. Bojangles.’”

Hallie Ford Museum of Art is cited as a reason the governor should live in Salem. “We may not have the Portland Art Museum, but we do have the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, possibly one of Salem's best-kept secret treasures. John Olbrantz and his staff do a wonderful job bringing thoughtful changing exhibits to the museum while maintaining a permanent collection that celebrates the works of Oregon's most noted artists and the Native Americans who originally settled this area. If you haven't been to the museum, you really should make a date to go (it's even free Tuesdays).”

Goudy Commons is named ‘Mid-Valley’s Best of 2010 Best lunch break.' “Willamette University students aren't eating from many vending machines with the gourmet kitchen at Goudy Commons available on campus. Luckily for the rest of us, the cafeteria is open to the students and non-students alike.”

Management’s Russell Yost is among seven alumni named to The Portland Business Journal’s annual 40 Under 40. “The awards recognize 40 hot young business stars from around Portland and under the age of 40. Hundreds of nominations are received each year and the editors of the Portland Business Journal select the final honorees.”

Alumna Liani Reeves is named Gov. John Kitzhaber’s chief legal counsel. “Reeves, a graduate of Willamette University, most recently served as Deputy Chief Trial Counsel for the department. She also was staff attorney for the National Crime Victim Law Institute and co-taught a crime victim litigation clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School.”