Linfield Reports, 9/9/13


Greg JonesGregory V. Jones, professor and research climatologist in the Department of Environmental Studies at Southern Oregon University, will give two lectures relating to the wine industry.

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, he will discuss “Unraveling the Mystique of Terroir: Wine’s Sense of Place.” On Wednesday, Sept. 11, he will discuss “Climate, Grapes and Wine: Structure, Suitability and Sustainability in a Changing Climate.” Both lectures are at 7:30 p.m. in 222 T.J. Day Hall. The lectures are sponsored by the President’s Office.

“Unraveling the Mystique of Terroir: Wine’s Sense of Place”

The first lecture will focus on ‘terroir,’ a French notion that encompasses the climate, landscape, soil and people that contribute to the growing of great grapes and the making of fine wine. Unlike most other beverages, wine has a special quality of invoking positive images of a specific place – it is the expression of the distinctiveness and individuality of a particular site, a sense of place. This talk will provide insights into what science knows about terroir and its role on wine typicity and wine styles and provide examples of different terroirs around the world, including Southern Oregon.

“Climate, Grapes and Wine: Structure, Suitability and Sustainability in a Changing Climate”

This lecture will cover how climate change has the potential to impact nearly every form of agriculture. History has shown that the narrow climatic zones for growing wine grapes are especially prone to variations in climate and long-term climate change. Projections of future warming at the global, continent and wine region scales will likely continue to have both beneficial and detrimental impacts through opening new areas to viticulture and increasing viability, or severely challenging the ability to adequately grow grapes and produce quality wine. The presentation will summarize a series of global to regional studies that examine observed climate structure, variability and trends, along with climate model projections in relation to viticultural viability and quality issues.

Jones specializes in the study of climate structure and suitability for viticulture, and how climate variability and change influence grapevine growth, wine production and quality. He holds a B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in environmental sciences with a concentration in the atmospheric sciences. For more information, call ext. 2220.



Honor FlightLinfield College is partnering with Providence Hospice to sponsor a screening of “Honor Flight,” a heartwarming documentary about four World War II veterans.

The film will be shown on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. in the Providence Willamette Falls Conference Center in Oregon City. A community discussion will directly follow the movie.

“Honor Flight” is the story of a Midwest community that races against the clock to fly thousands of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the National World War II Memorial constructed in 2004. Earl Morse, a physician’s assistant and retired Air Force captain, conceived the Honor Flight Network Program after working with World War II vets in a small clinic at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Honor Flight Network Program works with volunteers to help World War II veterans accomplish their dreams of seeing the memorial dedicated in their honor.

To register for the event, visit and search for “Honor Flight.” Tickets will be emailed. For more information, contact Twilla at Providence Hospice at 503-215-0902.



Daniel Pollack-PelznerDaniel Pollack-Pelzner, assistant professor of English, will present “Battle of the Sexes: The Taming of the Shrew and The Tamer Tamed” on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

Pollack-Pelzner will discuss Shakespeare’s most controversial comedy, “The Taming of the Shrew.” This play has intrigued audiences for 400 years with its depiction of a domineering husband who appears to tame his fiery, outspoken wife. In contrast, a recently rediscovered Renaissance sequel by John Fletcher, “The Tamer Tamed,” flips Shakespeare’s power dynamics upside down, presenting a wife who tames her husband instead. Drawing on his work as scholar-in-residence for the Portland Shakespeare Project, Pollack-Pelzner will explore how these plays challenge our assumptions about gender roles, Renaissance culture and the status of Shakespeare in today’s society.

Pollack-Pelzner received his bachelor’s from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he helped to edit the new Norton edition of Shakespeare’s complete works. He has published and lectured widely on Shakespeare and British literature. He is currently completing a book on Shakespeare and the Victorian novel. His four-part series on “The Taming of the Shrew” appeared on Oregon Arts Watch this summer. He was a visiting scholar at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this past summer.

For more information, contact, ext. 2409.



Elizabeth HillmanElizabeth Hillman of University of California Hastings College of Law will deliver the 2013 Constitution Day lecture on the Constitution and executive power in times of war Thursday, Sept. 19, at noon in 201 Riley Hall. The lecture is titled “FDR, Obama & How Presidents Drop Bombs.”

Hillman is a distinguished scholar and award-winning teacher. In addition, she is president of the National Institute of Military Justice, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting fairness in and public understanding of military justice worldwide, and is co-legal director of the Palm Center, a public policy research institute that played a key role in ending the “don’t ask/don’t tell” policy of discriminating against gay men and lesbians in the U.S. armed forces. She has published two books, “Military Justice Cases and Materials” with Eugene R. Fidell and Dwight H. Sullivan “Defending America: Military Culture and the Cold War Court-Martial,” and many articles, the most recent a chapter titled “Sexual Violence in State Militaries” in Prosecuting International Sex Crimes (Forum for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law, 2012). Her current research concerns the law and politics of aerial bombing and military sexual violence.

Lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at 11:45 a.m. and the lecture will begin at noon. This event is sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice and the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact, ext. 2246.



Bradass87, Linfield TheatreClaire Lebowitz and Jerry Goralnick of The Living Theatre Workshops, along with a cast of Linfield College students, will present the “Legacies of War Onstage in Three Acts” on Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall.

The “Legacies of War Onstage in Three Acts” will include “Bradass87,” “No Sir!” and a guided discussion about the legacies of war. Lebowitz and Goralnick will be in residence working with Linfield students from Sept. 16-21.

“Bradass87,” a compelling political drama created by Lebowitz, explores the motivations of WikiLeaks whistleblower, Private First Class Bradley Manning. This play has been composed from chat logs of Manning’s own words, trial transcripts and journalistic interviews. Set in solitary confinement at Quantico Marine Corp Brig and on the Internet, “Bradass87” also examines freedom of the press in the U.S.

“No Sir!” depicts the controversial topic of military recruitment in protest of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is presented in front of a commercial made by the U.S. government for military recruitment and was originally performed as street theatre on the giant screen at the armed forces recruitment station in Times Square. The discussion “Legacies of War: A Dialogue” will conclude the production.

This production is a Linfield PLACE (Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement) event and sponsored by The Lacroute Art Series and The Linfield Theatre. The Lacroute Arts Series at Linfield College is made possible by the generosity of Ronni Lacroute, Linfield College trustee and arts benefactor.

Tickets are $5 and will go on sale Monday, Sept. 16. Seating is reserved. Tickets are available at, by phone and at the Marshall Theatre Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 3-5 p.m., and until 7:30 p.m. on performance days. For more information, call ext. 2292 or go to



Nagasaki bombA group of Hiroshima survivors and peace ambassadors representing the World Friendship Center in Japan will present a lecture and meet with students at Linfield College during an upcoming visit to Oregon.

The World Friendship Center Peace Ambassador Exchange Team will present “Voices from Hiroshima: The Atomic Bomb and Legacies of War” on Monday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

The team, made up of 16 people including translators, will tell their stories of survival, hope and the rebuilding of Hiroshima after the atomic bombing in 1945. In addition to relating personal survival stories, group members will discuss the rebuilding of Hiroshima as a city of peace and nuclear issues, both past and present. The ambassadors will also discuss various features of Japanese culture such as the tea ceremony, Koto music, peace choir, flower arranging, decorative food carving, the ancient art of calligraphy and Sumi-e painting.

The Peace Ambassador Team will travel through Portland, Newberg, McMinnville, Amity, Sheridan and Salem from Sept. 18-23. The World Friendship Center of Hiroshima was founded 48 years ago to work toward world peace and eliminate nuclear weapons. Sending ambassador teams to tell the stories of survival, hope and the rebuilding of Hiroshima after the atomic bombing in 1945 is one of the peace activities of the organization.

The event is sponsored and coordinated by JoAnn Sims, Linfield adjunct professor, and Larry Sims, honorary Linfield trustee, and the Linfield PLACE program (Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement). For more information, contact Patrick Cottrell,



Miriam Volpin, assistant professor of nursing, has been appointed to the Oregon Council on Health Care Interpreters. The 25-member council is appointed by the Governor and advises the Oregon Health Authority on administrative rules and policy standards related to the Health Care Interpreter Program.

Jennifer Linder, professor of psychology, and Jennifer Nordstrom, professor of mathematics, were featured in “Babes in Tech Land,” an article in a recent issue of Metro Parent magazine.

Edna Kovacs, English language and culture program instructor, is facilitating Journal to the Self workshops for cancer patients at Compass Oncology in Portland.




Noon: American sign language table, Dillin

7 p.m.: Volleyball vs. Blue Mountain Community College

7:30 p.m.: Gregory V. Jones, “Unraveling the Mystique of Terroir: Wine’s Sense of Place,” 222 T.J. Day


Noon: German language table, Dillin

1 p.m.: Women’s soccer at Oregon Tech

7:30 p.m.: Gregory V. Jones, “Climate, Grapes and Wine: Structure, Suitability and Sustainability in a Changing Climate,” 222 T.J. Day


Noon: Japanese language table, Dillin

5 p.m.: “Honor Flight” film screening, Providence Willamette Falls Conference Center in Oregon City


4:30 p.m.: Men’s soccer at Trinity Lutheran College


10 a.m.: Football at Hardin-Simmons

7 p.m.: Women’s soccer at Corban