Monday, March 5
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. 4 p.m. OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.
Wednesday, March 7
The Concept of Reform in the Historical Imagination of the Protestant Communities — Lecture by Dr. Euan Cameron. This lecture proposes that, in the way that the Protestant reformers wrote and understood their own history, one witnesses just such a transition from historical cycles to a linear development divided into periods. The Revd. Dr. Euan K. Cameron is Henry Luce III Professor of Reformation Church History at Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University. 4 p.m., MU, Journey Room 104.
Thursday, March 8
The Feminist Scientist with Dr. Sharyn Clough — Join OSU’s Women in Policy on International Women’s Day for a talk and discussion with Dr. Sharyn Clough on why feminism and science are better together and increasing objectivity through bias detection. Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, 10 a.m. Coffee and treats provided.
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). 6 p.m., Dearborn Hall 318.
The Power of Veganism — A talk by Joanne Kong. This presentation will address the critical impacts that animal agriculture has upon the environment, our relationships to other living beings, and our health, and include a discussion of a broad range of the most common questions and concerns related to veganism. Free food provided. Monday, March 12, 5 p.m., Milam Hall 318.
David Biespiel has been named Poet-in-Residence at Oregon State University. In this role Biespiel will promote poetry in Corvallis and beyond by hosting events, bringing writers into the community and continuing to build the already substantial national reputation of Creative Writing at OSU. A celebration of his new role, and the history of poetry at OSU, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 16 in the Alumni Center’s Johnson Lounge. Wine and dessert will be served.
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
Instructor of guitar Cameron O’Connor’s original composition, “Three Northwestern Scenes,” was published by LACG Editions. O’Connor was invited to present a workshop for the Corvallis Guitar Society. His talk, “Zen Guitar: Shoshin in practice,” focused on mindfulness in musical pursuits. O’Connor also performed for donors at a gathering in Corvallis. He performed as a guest artist at California State University-Bakersfield’s GuitarArt series, in which he presented a program of classical music and his own compositions. Furthermore, he gave a concert of the music of Mari0 Catelnuovo-Tedesco at the home of the composer’s grandson in Los Angeles, as a part of a worldwide tribute marking 50 years since the composer’s death.
Buddy Terry, of Anthropology, directed “Food: Connections Across Borders,” a documentary film that premiered in Quito, Ecuador on February 19. The film is a comparative piece covering food systems in both Oregon and Ecuador. Major themes that emerge in the film include mono-cropping, food security, food sovereignty, the history of the global food system, indigenous sovereignty, the industrial food system and more.
Sarah Dermody, Assistant Professor of Psychological Science, was awarded on February 21 2018 the Increasing Diversity in Research for Nicotine and Tobacco Research Travel Scholarship from the Society for Nicotine and Tobacco Research to present her research at the annual research meeting in Baltimore, MD.
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 https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/theatre 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.