CLA This Week — 2/26/18


Monday, Feb. 26

School of Psychological Science Winter Colloquium Series — A talk by Dr. Jason McCarley entitled, “Preregistering your studies and sharing your data: Why and how,” Reed Lodge 219, 4 p.m.

OSU Wind Symphony & Corvallis High School Wind Ensemble — Performing at The LaSells Stewart Center at 7:30 p.m. $5 general admission. OSU students and K-12 youth free.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Rare Disease Day Event  One out of ten Americans has one of 7,000 rare diseases. The Disability and Social Interaction Lab is researching ways to support to people with rare disorders and to reduce stigma. Based on our work, the lab runs an outreach campaign on World Rare Disease Day. From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., visit the Memorial Union Quad for awareness-raising games, prizes, and photo opportunities to #shareyourrare!

Climate Change — Discussion with Dr. Jürgen Salay. Dr. Salay has spent about two decades working in the area of energy and climate cooperation and climate mitigation measures to reduce greenhouse gases. A participant in the Kyoto Protocol negotiations, Dr. Salay currently serves as a Policy Officer in the European Commission. 4 p.m. Milam Hall 318. 

Thursday, March 1

Indigenous Transits: Decolonizing the Sexual Politics of Urban Settler Occupation — A lecture by Ho’esta Mo’e’hahne (Southern Tsistsistas and Hinono’ei), the Scholar in Residence in the Indigenous Nations Studies program at Portland State University. Ho’esta’s book manuscript considers how anti-Indigenous violence is reproduced in the multi-ethnic spatial, literary, and media cultures of the Los Angeles region. Ho’esta works at the intersections of Indigenous critical theory, settler colonial studies, and feminist and queer theory. 4 p.m., Memorial Union 208.

Friday, March 2

Music à la Carte  Sarah Kwak, concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony, and Cary Lewis, piano. Memorial Union Lounge at 12 p.m. 

Interested in Disability Studies? Want to help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion? If so, join the OSU Disability Network and the Disability Studies Center for Humanity Research Cluster for the upcoming presentation: David Baldridge, “Best Practices for Retaining Faculty with Disabilities.” 12 p.m., Milam 301. 

Reacting to the Past Workshop  Please join us to learn about—and experience!—an innovative pedagogy that has been shown to improve student success and engagement: Reacting to the Past.  The RTTP workshop will be from 2-4 p.m., MU 206. It will include a micro-game on the London cholera epidemic, a student panel, and comments by experienced RTTP faculty. To save your spot and ensure that you receive the materials for the micro-game, RSVP here.

OSU Choirs: Orange & Black Vocal Scholarship Concert  First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave, 7:30 p.m. $10 advance, $15 door. OSU students and K-12 youth free. CAFA discounts apply. Ticket info at:

Upcoming Events

Neoliberalism with No Illusions: Cruel Pessimism in Post-Socialist Cinema  Tamas Nagypal, Postdoctoral Fellow in Film Studies, will discuss how impotent rage, depression, and other pessimistic affect-scapes in post-socialist films offer a form of collective resistance to neoliberalism’s compulsory positivity. Monday, March 5, 4 p.m. OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.

We Animals: Fifteen Years of Photojournalism and Animal Rights with Jo-Anne McArthur   McArthur is an award-winning photographer, author, and educator based in Toronto, Canada. Through her long-term body of work, “We Animals,” she has been documenting our complex relationship with animals around the globe for fifteen years. She also co-founded the Unbound Project to document the women on the front lines of animal advocacy. McArthur is a sought-after speaker and is the author of two books, “We Animals” (2014) and “Captive” (2017). Thursday, March 8, 6 p.m., Dearborn Hall 318. 

SAC Presents  An Evening with Ira Glass: Seven Things I’ve Learned on Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. The well-known public radio personality and creator/host of “This American Life” will mix his program live on stage, helping the audience to understand the creative process and sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling. Tickets are selling quickly. Reserve your seats soon. Tickets are free for OSU students and may be obtained in Fairbanks 309 A or B, and by phone at 541-737-5592.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Anita Guerrini, Horning Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History, gave a talk titled “The Two Lives of Isaac Newton” to the Academy of Lifelong Learning on Corvallis on February 13.

On Feb. 1, New Media Communication/Speech Communication assistant professor Joshua Reeves gave the inaugural lecture at the Surveillance and Infrastructure Lab at the University of Virginia. On Feb. 2, he held a faculty workshop there on his recent book “Citizen Spies.”

Marissa Solini has paintings in a two person exhibition at the Island Park Art Gallery, 215 W. C. Street, Springfield, OR. The show runs through March 29.

Gregg Walker, Professor of Speech Communication, presented “Collaborative Alignment and Community-based Governance: Cases from the Forest to the Coast” at the Speech Communication Colloquium at Oregon State University on Friday, Feb. 2.

Stephen Hayes has been awarded a 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission. The Arts Commission’s Fellowship program is available to more than 20,000 artists who call Oregon home. Fellows are recommended by a review panel of arts professionals from Oregon and beyond who consider artists of outstanding talent, demonstrated ability and commitment to the creation of new work(s). Hayes’ current exhibition at Elizabeth Leach Gallery was recently reviewed in “The Oregonian.”

Yuji Hiratsuka, Professor of Art, presented at the Visiting Artist Series at Rose Villa (Creative Arts at Rose Villa) on Friday, Feb. 16.

Evan Baden has images from his Technically Intimate series in the current issue of the Italian photographic publication, “C41.” An image from his High School Yearbook series was included in the 20th anniversary edition of “The Water Stone Review,” along with photographers such as Richard Misrach, Alec Soth, Terri Fullerton and Todd Deutsch.

Instructor of art Anna Fidler’s work will be included in the ANNEX, a showroom dedicated to applied arts in Los Angeles.  Encouraging a dialogue between art and design, the ANNEX exhibits the works of contemporary and historical artists including Josef Albers and Salvador Dali among numerous others. Fidler’s work includes her ‘Magician’s Dress’ and ‘Telepathy Bustier’, made in the mid-nineties when the artist was first exploring concepts concerning the supernatural and universal energy.  The ANNEX is located in West Hollywood at M+B Gallery; and is curated by Jay Ezra Naysaan.

Director of choral studies Steven Zielke was the headliner at the California All State Music Education Conference Choral Leadership Academy February 16 and 17. The intensive two day workshop for college and high school students focused on choral conducting, rehearsal techniques and repertoire.

Instructor of music Sean Paul Mills recently conducted the Willamette Valley Symphony in two performances on February 17 and 18 in Albany and Corvallis. The program included the popular “Academic Festival Overture” by Johannes Brahms; Luigi Boccherini’s Cello Concert in B-flat Major, featuring Corvallis-native Noah Seitz as soloist; and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major “Spring.”

Christopher McKnight Nichols, Associate Professor of History, will be giving a TED Talk on American Isolationism and why history matters as part of TEDx Portland (a top five TEDx in the world). He will be featured on a billboard in Portland. The talk is schedule for April 21, 2018.

Elizabeth Root, Associate Professor of Speech Communication, presented her research titled “A Mindful Approach to Exploring White Fragility” at the Western States Communication Association Conference in Santa Clara, CA, on Sunday, February 18.

New Media Communications assistant professor, Amanda Tasse, will present “A Transmedia Approach to Popular Science Communication” at Science Talk ’18 on March 1st at the Portland Oregon Convention Center. Science Talk unites scientists, science communicators, journalists, policymakers, students, and others for a two day conference of learning how to talk science to non-scientists or those outside of ones discipline.

Kerry Skarbakka is exhibiting new work from his “Angry White Male” series in a group exhibition curated by Jan Marlese titled, “A Conversation on Race and Identity” at the LH Horton Jr Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif. The show runs from Feb 22 – March 16, 2018. On March 6th, Kerry will also be participating on an artist’s panel at the gallery with Efren Ave, Alison Ho and Khalid Akil White. Skarbakka will also be presenting “Angry White Male at the Society for Photographic Education National Conference in Philadelphia, PA. March 1-4th.

Recurring Events

University Theatre presents Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco, translated by Wesley Savick. Ionesco’s 1959 absurdist critique of the rise of Nazism and fascism in pre-World War II Europe depicts the inhabitants of a provincial town gradually turning in to rhinoceroses. New translation by Savick brings to life this strange and haunting view of humanity and explores themes of paranoia, conformity, mob-mentality and morality. Performances March 1-3 and 9-10 at 7:30 p.m. and March 11 at 2 p.m. Withycombe Hall Main Stage. Tickets and information at or call 541-737-2853.

The Little Gallery presents #NosDuelen56. On March 8, 2017, 41 girls died and 15 severely burned in a safe home outside Guatemala City, when government authorities unjustly held them and then ignored their pleas once a fire began in their locked room. This exhibition brings together commemorative portraits, selected from more than 60 artists from around the world, who joined #NosDuelen56 to honor and commemorate the victims of the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción massacre. The opening coincides with the one year anniversary of the fire and takes place on March 8, starting at 3:30 p.m. in the Little Gallery, Kidder Hall 210. The opening also coincides with International Women’s Day. Co-directors of the Human Rights Defenders Project, Rob Mercatante and Dania Rodrigues will be at the opening.  Stef Arreaga, Ocho Tijax, an organization of women who support the survivors and victims’ families will also be present. The exhibition runs from March 7 – April 25.

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