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Opera and Perseverance

BY MAY ARDEN
@ VOL 30 ON JUL 24, 2019

May Arden explains her perspective on perseverance through her extensive background and love for the art of opera.

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Showing up for Death

BY BETH CAVENAUGH
@ VOL 30 ON JUL 24, 2019

If you know someone who may die someday - you may benefit from this presentation. Losing someone you love is the worst. No doubt about it. Beth Cavenaugh offers some practical guidance about how to show up when someone is dying.

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The Road to Finding Yourself

BY ASHLEY LANCE
@ VOL 30 ON JUL 24, 2019

When life gives you lemons, make lemon Gatorade and ride your bike for 3 months until you find yourself. This is Ashley Lance's brief story of overcoming an eating disorder, living homeless on a bike, and discovering your real self-worth through losing your job. 

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Perseverance

BY ERSILIA ANGHEL
@ VOL 30 ON JUL 24, 2019

Ersilia Anghel uses her experience as a plastic surgery resident to speak on the topic of Perseverance.

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Belancila's Story

BY AMY FAUST
@ VOL 30 ON JUL 24, 2019

Belancila was living in a huge refugee camp in Tanzania when she essentially won the lottery: she was randomly selected for US refugee status, which only happens for a tiny fraction of the population each year. But coming to America is never the end of a refugee's story. The struggle to adjust to a radically different life --  and to process what you have survived --  is profound and ongoing. Her friend Amy Faust is here to share her story.

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Perseverance for Perseverance's Sake

BY JAMES VOS
@ VOL 30 ON JUL 24, 2019

James Vos tells a hero's journey complete with metaphors for Perseverance and his own personal perspective.

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Thanks Be to the Sea

BY DUNCAN BERRY
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

This is a declaration of interdependence. Through a group of 20 images and a single "poetic science" poem, Duncan Berry will reveal that whatever you do, wherever you live, each of us is deeply connected and dependent on the waters of the sea...With every breath we take, every thought we think and with every beat of our heart. Really. 

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ASUW Shell Hours: The Next 100 Years

BY NICOLE KLEIN
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

Understanding the importance of the 100 year old Navy-built hangar, turned boat house - and how its many unique layers of history can be an inspiring setting for future learning, growth, and community building. Nicole Klein's presentation covers the many stakeholders who care about the project, and how their perspectives will be woven into the building's program, exhibits, and uses in creative and exciting ways.

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Portland's Japanese Garden

BY TYLER QUINN
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

Tyler Quinn speaks about the history and cultural impact of Portland's Japanese Garden, giving us a behind-the-scenes look at one of the city's most treasured destinations.

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I was a minority for three years

BY KEZIA MACALISTAIRE WANNER
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

In the 1970's I was a part of the grand social experiment in the South of desegregation by bussing students to schools outside of their neighborhoods.  Coming from California, I was unaware of the history of the issues behind the bussing initiatives, unaware of segregation and discrimination, and unaware of the social tensions that existed.  What I did realize was that we were an experiment, which seemed novel to us, and we embraced the newness of it. Our experiences as white kids entering a school of predominately African-American students have had deep and lasting effects throughout our lives.

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Sine Socialis: A life without social media

BY NINA BYRD
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

Is it possible to be social without social media? As a marketer, Nina Byrd explores the impact on self and others without social media. Through a blend of personal narratives and scientific research, she explores the challenges of staying consistently connected yet balanced in a life without social media. 

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Coming Home

BY CHRIS WOJDA
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

Adaptive re-use and retrofitting are buzzwords often associated with some of the most exciting urban architecture projects around the globe.  Through his own experience, Chris Wojda explores how similar thinking can be leveraged to also bring new and much needed life to suburbia and beyond.

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