Alumni Relations & Volunteer Engagement

Reed Remote Reverie

October 23, 2021

In lieu of the Forum for Advancing Reed, Reed's official volunteer weekend, the Office of Alumni Programs and Annual Fund is hosting a day of virtual programming to engage Reedies from across the globe with a lecture, alumni talk, and student presentations, all hosted on Zoom. Kick off the fall by reconnecting with Reed and Reedies from the comfort – and safety – of your home. See below for details. Register for each event using the link in the description. All members of the Reed community are welcome to attend. 

Reed Remote Reverie Events

Faculty Lecture with Prof. Aaron Ramirez

10–11:30 a.m. PDT

"Translational Ecology at Reed: Research is Teaching is Research"
Assistant Professor Aaron Ramirez (Biology/Environmental Studies) will talk about his Translational Ecology (TE) teaching and research program at Reed. The TE program provides opportunities for Reedies to engage in scholarship and original research that answers critical scientific questions and meets the needs of natural resource managers and conservationists as they work to address the impacts of climate change on forest ecosystems. Professor Ramirez will also discuss establishing a tree climbing training program, developing drone-based tree sampling/surveying technologies, and creating a mobile field research lab (a.k.a. the bio basecamp)! Learn how his research enriches and creates opportunities for Reedies in the biology department and environmental studies program to do work they are passionate about and how Reedies’ creativity and passion help shape the future directions of the program. The lecture will be followed by plenty of Q&A with the audience. 

Watch recordingSummer Internship Awards Student Showcase

1–2 p.m. PDT

Through the generosity of Reed alumni, parents, trustees, and friends, more than 60 students embarked on remote internships in the arts, sciences, healthcare, public broadcasting, publishing, federal programming, policy institutes, social work and justice, education, environmental studies, and more. In this virtual session, a handful of award winners will share the insights and challenges of their summer experiences. Five-minute long student presentations will be followed by a Q&A. We guarantee you'll be inspired by these erudite Reedies.

Watch recordingAlumni Talk with Producers of The Big Scary "S" Word

3–4:30 p.m. PDT

Join Yael Bridge ’05 and Morgan Spector ’02, and learn about their experiences researching and co-producing the recent film The Big Scary “S” Word. This film explores where American socialism has been, why it was suppressed, and imagines what a renewed American socialism might look like. All are welcome to join from home for this engaging talk with plenty of time built-in for Q&A from the audience. Don't forget to watch the film prior to attending the talk!

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