Herbert Rothschild: “It’s hard to dismiss spite as a motive for aerial assaults on civilian targets unassociated with ground offenses against them. That’s especially true because retrospective studies of such assaults during World War II revealed that they do little to impede fighting capacity and, if anything, strengthen the popular will to carry on.”
Birds’-Eye View: KSON partners plan to restore 2,480 acres of oak habitat within the Little Butte Creek Watershed and Table Rocks using ecological thinning, prescribed fire, noxious weed abatement and native understory planting.
KS Wild Side: “(The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument) contains an extraordinary array of plants, animals, and distinct ecoregions, all with increasing needs for protection.”
Janai “Grandma Boom” Mestrovich: “Play is said to be active meditation for being in the present moment.”
Herbert Rothschild: “Given that the threat climate change poses to both the U.S. and China is so obvious, so large and so imminent, any sane person would find it astonishing that they are expending a vast portion of their resources preparing for a military showdown.”
Herbert Rothschild: “I don’t think I have anything to say to him, and I wouldn’t be doing it for myself,” my friend wrote of his brother’s killer. “I would be doing it for him: to give him an opportunity to ask for my forgiveness for his having killed my brother. I think it is the only thing of real value that I have to offer him.”
Longtime SOU Professor Edwin Battistella, author of several widely known books, retires this month after 22 years at the university. In this profile, he reflects on all he has achieved and what he is looking forward to next.
Senior-ranking Southern Oregon University faculty and staff who are already considering retirement in the next 18 months are being asked to make their decision official by Jan. 12 to lessen the estimated blow of upcoming cuts to rightsize the university from its projected $13 million to $14 million deficit by summer 2024.
The Havurah Synagogue will host a benefit concert featuring renowned pianist Alexander Tutunov, the Siskiyou Violins, and concert violinist Faina Podolnaya on Thursday, Dec. 15. Proceeds will benefit Ukrainian refugees now living in the Rogue Valley.
The authors of a natural history book about the Klamath Mountains will discuss the geological feature at a free talk from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Southern Oregon University Science Building, 1250 Ashland St., Room 151.