Monday, Jan. 27
Algeria on Screen: What and How Cinema can Teach us about Society, Politics and Culture — Nabil Boudraa, Professor in the School of Language, Culture, and Society, will discuss the ways filmmaker Merzak Allouache depicts Algerian society on screen. Through an analysis of Allouache’s films and documentaries, Boudraa tackles major topics—such as terrorism, migration, popular revolts, ethnic diversity, and women’s rights—that affect contemporary Algeria and beyond. 4 p.m. the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
Songwriters in the Round — A facilitated weekly meetup of songwriters and aspiring songwriters, hosted by Director of Popular Music Bob Santelli with OSU students Jens Lovtang and Max Winer. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. in Bexell Hall Lounge. Tuesdays through March 17. Free and open to all. Bring your songs, your instrument and your enthusiasm.
Friday, Jan. 31
OSU Anthropology Lecture Series — Dr. Brenda Kellar of Oregon State University will present “Honey Bees and Scientific Expertise” from 12-12:50 p.m., in Learning Innovation Center (LINC) 314. The lecture is free and open to all. For further information, please contact Dr. Shaozeng Zhang at Shaozeng.email@example.com.
Music à la Carte — Sarah Kwak, violin & Cary Lewis, piano, performing J.S. Bach’s Sonata in B minor No. 1 for violin and keyboard and Gian Carlo Menotti’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor. Kwak is concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony. Noon, MU Lounge.
Music instructor Jan Michel Looking Wolf’s Native American flute class will be featured in a segment for OPB’s “Oregon Art Beat” airing this Thursday, Jan. 30, at 8:00 p.m. It will also repeat on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 6:00 p.m. After the episode airs, it will be posted on on the Oregon Art Beat website.
Tickets Available — Tickets are available for CLA’s upcoming American Strings event with Chicago blues artists Ronnie Baker Brooks and Billy Branch on Feb 12, 7:30-9:30 pm. at the Majestic Theatre. Additionally, you can buy tickets for SAC Presents on March 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, featuring Slavic Soul Party!, a 10-piece band that performs Balkan-soul-gypsy-funk.
Awards and Honors
Congratulations to art professor Yuji Hiratsuka for being named one of Oregon State University’s 2020 Distinguished Professors. Hiratsuka has taught printmaking and drawing in OSU’s College of Liberal Art since 1992. He is a nationally and internationally known artist and printmaker with 53 solo and 150 multi-artist exhibitions. Hiratsuka, along with Linus Pauling Institute professor David Williams, will give a lecture as a part of OSU’s Recognizing Excellence events planned for May 4 in the Memorial Union Horizon room.
Congratulations to Director of Performance Art and Popular Culture Bob Santelli, for his first Grammy win. Santelli, and fellow co-compilation producer Jeff Place took hone the 2020 award for Best Historical Album for “Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Edition.”
Research, Publications and Creative Activity
Dr. Evan Gottlieb, School of Writing, Literature, and Film, is pleased to accounce the publication of his new monograph, Engagements with Contemporary Literary and Critical Theory (Routledge, 2020). The book is is a wide-ranging but accessible introduction to the key thinkers and theories integral to the study of literature. Organized thematically, the book provides historical introductions and uses a variety of relevant contemporary examples to illuminate the field.
Instructor of Guitar Cameron O’Connor gave a recital at the Benton County Library as part of the Corvallis Guitar Society’s Winter Concert Series. He was also invited to University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music to perform an alumni concert, which featured both solo performance and chamber music with cellist Stella Cho and flutist Michael Matsuno.
Kathleen Bogart, Psychology, recently published a paper in the journal Health Psychology on people with facial paralysis, and the greater likelihood they will face depression and anxiety compared to the general population.
Fairbanks Gallery of Art — The Brenda Mallory exhibition runs through January 29. Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, on the first floor of Fairbanks Hall.
Art Exhibit: Earl Newman Prints – The OSU Center for the Humanities is delighted to showcase an eclectic collection of Earl Newman’s serigraphs from throughout his career—from nature prints, political art, and original sketches to posters for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. All prints in the Autzen House Gallery are available for purchase. The exhibit is open for viewing from Jan. 13 – March 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m and by appointment. Email Joy Jensen or the Center for information or to request a visit outside of gallery hours. And mark your calendar to join the artist for a reception during the Corvallis Arts Walk on March 19 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.