Faculty Club to unveil official portrait of President Schill this Wed.

Update: The Sundaram Tagore film on “Louis Kahn’s Tiger City” will be on Feb 22nd, not this Th. Also some people are reporting that the equestrian painting below is actually of Provost Banavar, and that Pres Schill’s portrait has already been put in Johnson Hall next to the painting honoring the work of his predecessors Coltrane, Gottfredson, and Berdahl here:

1/23/2018: Rumor down at the faculty club is that the Faculty Club will reopen this Wednesday, 5-8PM.

Apparently local artist Lynda Lanker has completed her official portrait of President Schill, and it will be unveiled sometime around 6PM, after a toast. Not to spoil the surprise, but GC Reed provided this (redacted) photo in response to a public records request:

However, I should note that the official Faculty Club announcement is somewhat more circumspect about the agenda:

Dear Colleagues,

The Faculty Club reopens this week, with open hours on Wednesday (5:00–8:00 pm) and Thursday (5:00-8:00 pm).  Come and finally celebrate the New Year with colleagues, and enjoy the new catering (we’ve now replaced University Catering with Marché).

Wednesday’s Six o’Clock Toast, from the Faculty Club president, will hail familiar faces while also welcoming new ones.  Thursday’s toast will be delivered by Nicole Giuliani of the Psychology Department, which is hosting a group of Ph.D. candidates in our adjacent “behind the curtain” space.   Also on Feb 22nd [note corrected date] we’ll have Calcutta-born filmmaker (and UO Architecture grad) Sundaram Tagore among us, hobnobbing before the 7:00 screening of his new film on “Louis Kahn’s Tiger City” in the Schnitzer Cinema series.

If you would like to consider reserving the “behind the curtain” space (or the corner table) for a group of your own, please let me know.  And as Search Committee season is upon us, departments should consider bringing your job candidates over to mingle—there’s nothing more heartening for a candidate than the sight of a cheerful faculty who seem to enjoy each other’s company, and that’s what we deliver evening after evening!

Hope to see you (and any guests you’d like to bring along) Wednesday or Thursday, or both!

Yours, James Harper

Chair of the Faculty Club Board


WHO: The UO Faculty Club is open to all UO statutory faculty—tenure-track faculty, career non-tenure-track faculty, and OAs tenured in an academic department, as well as people retired from positions in these categories.  Eligible people may bring anyone they like as guests.

WHAT: Cash Bar with beer, wine, liquor and non-alcoholic beverages; complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

WHERE: The Faculty Club meets in a designated room on the ground floor of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.  Enter at the museum’s main entrance and turn right; the club room is right off the lobby.

WHEN: Wednesdays 5:00-8:00 pm; Thursdays 5:00-8:00 pm, from January 24 through the end of the Winter Term.


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