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CLA this Week — 2/10/14

Events

February 10

Center for the Humanities Research Fellow Lecture: Nancy Rosenberger, Center Research Fellow and Professor of Anthropology in the School of Language, Culture, and Society, will present “Questions of Resistance in Neoliberal Society: Organic Farmers in Japan,” 4:00 p.m. in the Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson Avenue.

February 11

Please attend a research presentation by Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies job candidate, Dr. Vanita Reddy, on Tues., Feb 11, 12:00 in MU 211. Dr. Reddy, currently an Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University, will present “Beyond Indo-Chic: Refashioning Diaspora.” Her research addresses politics of beauty, appearance, and race across the South Asian diaspora.

I’ve a Mother There: How Mormon Women Shaped Conceptions of the Mother in Heaven.  Feb. 11, 7:00 p.m., MU Journey Room.  In many Mormon communities, the Mother in Heaven is described as welcoming departed spirits back to the heavenly realm.  In this lecture, Susanna Morrill, Chair of the Religious Studies Department at Lewis and Clark College, will explore how early Mormon women writers helped to shape this present-day understanding of the Mother in Heaven.

There will be an organizational meeting of the new and improved Philosophy Club in Milam 301 at 6:00 p.m. on Tues., Feb 11. Professors and Students from all majors and levels are welcome! Contact Flo Leibowitz for more information.

February 12

2014 Cuba Information Session: CLA students and faculty, are you interested in learning more about a 10 credit course that travels to Havana Cuba for twelve days in 2014? Attend one of two OSU information sessions Feb. 12, 2014 Room 304 Fairbanks Hall 4:00- 5:00 p.m., Feb. 13, 314 Gilkey Hall 4:00-5:00 p.m. Contact Dwaine Plaza (737-5369) For more information about the learning experience last year, visit the website: http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/soc204/plazad/Cuba2013/Cuba2013.html.

February 13

2014 Cuba Information Session: CLA students and faculty, are you interested in learning more about a 10 credit course that travels to Havana Cuba for twelve days in 2014? Attend one of two OSU information sessions Feb. 12, 2014 Room 304 Fairbanks Hall 4:00- 5:00 p.m., Feb. 13, 314 Gilkey Hall 4:00-5:00 p.m. Contact Dwaine Plaza (737-5369) For more information about the learning experience last year, visit the website: http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/soc204/plazad/Cuba2013/Cuba2013.html.

February 14

Transformation without Apocalypse: How to Live Well on an Altered Planet,featuring Joanna Macy, Ursula K. LeGuin, Tim DeChristopher, Kim Stanley Robinson, Rob Nixon and other speakers. Fri., 9:00 a.m. – Sat., 9:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center. Humans will be living differently in the very near future, perhaps occasioned by catastrophes brought on by overpowering forces of greed and climatic disintegration. But it’s also conceivable that we will choose, by acts of imagination and collective will, to create new narratives of how to inhabit the planet. This symposium will test a different sets of ideas about how to live on Earth. For more info: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/centers-and-initiatives/spring-creek-project/.

Upcoming Events

Due to last week’s weather, this event’s timeline has been changed to the following:  Fairbanks Gallery: Art, Only Part of the Story, an exhibit of large-scale drawings by Samantha Wall, opens February 17 in Fairbanks Gallery. There will be a reception for the artist, free and open to the public at 4:30, Wednesday, February 19. Wall, based in Portland, immigrated to the United States from Seoul, South Korea at the age of four. A person of mixed ethnicity, Wall examines the psychological spaces where the individual meets the group.

How I Learned to Drive– University Theatre presents Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize winning play following the story of L’il Bit, a young girl growing up in rural Maryland. This powerful story of abuse, misogyny, and control is a chilling contemporary masterpiece. Withycombe Hall Main Stage. Feb. 13- 15 and 21-22 @7:30pm; Feb. 23 @ 2pm. Box office located in Withycombe 143, open M-F 12-5 the weeks of performance or buy tickets online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre/tickets.  $10G/$8SenStuYou/$5OSUstu.

Center for the Humanities Guest Lecture: Drawing on a range of recent biographies in science including her own studies of scientists Jean Perrin, P.M.S. Blackett, and Michael Polanyi, Mary Jo Nye, Professor Emerita of History at OSU, will speak on “Biography and the History of Science,” Mon., Feb. 17 at 4:00 p.m. in the Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson Avenue.

News

On 2/7, Horning Professor in the Humanities David Luft gave the keynote address of the Austrian Studies Association Conference in Austin, Tex. His talk is titled, “The Transformation of Austrian Intellectual Life: 1900-1938/1939. See http://www.austrian-studies.org/conf/2014/keynote.html for more information.

Masque and Dagger Presents “Sonnet-grams”– Need an idea for Valentine’s Day? Be the ultimate Romantic and give words from the heart! Poems from the Bard paired with chocolate, or step up your game with a paid actor to perform your love verses to that special someone! Prices vary/ sold in MU Quad TWR (2/11-13) 11am-1pm. Or visit the Masque and Dagger Facebook page for more information or to send a special request.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Assistant professor of German Sebastian Heiduschke’s article, Emerging from the Niche: DEFA’s Afterlife in Unified Germany, was published in Monatshefte Jan. 28: http://mon.uwpress.org/content/105/4/625.abstract.

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