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CLA this Week—3/10/14


March 10

Center for the Humanities Guest Lecture: Robert A. Nye, Professor Emeritus of History at OSU, will speak on “How the Duel of Honor Attenuated Violence and Promoted Civility in Western Europe,” 4 p.m. in the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue. A reception will follow.

We are pleased to invite you to presentations by finalists for the public economics search in the School of Public Policy—upcoming: Pi-Han “Christine” Tsai  (University of CA – Irvine) – “Fiscal Incentives and Political Budget Cycles in China.” 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Gilkey 113.

Tonight, at 7:30 p.m., the OSU Chamber Choir, directed by Steven Zielke, will perform works by Brahms, Duke Ellington, Rene Clausen, and OSU Alumni Joshua Rist, at the Oregon Collegiate Choral Festival in St. Anne’s Chapel on the campus of Marylhurst University. The University of Oregon Chamber Choir and several choirs from Marylhurst will also perform.

March 12

We are pleased to invite you to a presentation by finalists for the Public Economics search in the school of public policy –upcoming: Paul Thompson “School District and Housing Price Responses to Fiscal Stress Labels: Evidence from Ohio.” 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Owen Hall 103.

March 13

The Creative Writing MFA Reading Series will host its monthly reading at New Morning Bakery (219 SW 2nd St, Corvallis) at 7:30 p.m. Writers will read selections in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

March 14

The Music à la Carte Concert Series completed its winter term series on today, with a performance by Corvallis Celtic Band, “Lark.” The series will resume for spring term on Friday, April 4 with the Portland area ensemble, “Thousand Waves,” comprised of Koto (a stringed instrument of Japan), guitar, flute, violin and percussion. The free concert begins at 12 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge.


School of Psychological Science Associate Professor Aurora Sherman is receiving national attention for her study which examined how playing with fashion dolls influences girls’ perceptions about their future occupational options.  Barbie could dampen a young girl’s career dreams.  Although the marketing slogan suggests that Barbie can “Be Anything,” girls who play with this extremely popular doll see fewer career options available to themselves compared to boys.

Music Coordinator and Choral Director Steven Zielke just returned from Jacksonville, Florida, where he was guest conductor of the Junior High School Boys Honor Choir and co-director of the Junior High Honor Choir at the American Choral Directors Association (ADCA) Southern Division Annual Conference. The Southern Division of ACDA serves the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

For those who missed it, the event “Pioneers of Change: Black Football Players at OSU from 1951-Present” is now available online. Find out more via the Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog: http://wpmu.library.oregonstate.edu/oregon-multicultural-archives/2014/02/20/osu-football-desegregation-event/.

On March 6, psychology professor David Kerr presented a talk entitled, “Shedding some light on the winter blues” to the OSU Triad Club.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Associate professor of English Evan Gottlieb recently published his chapter, “The Most Dangerous Philosopher in the World – To Himself?: Slavoj Žižek and the Perils of Going Public.” In Beyond Postmodernism: Onto the Post-Contemporary. Ed. Christopher Brooks. Newcastle-Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013. 114-33.

School of Psychological Science, Associate Professor Aurora Sherman recently published a study: Sherman, A. M., & Zurbriggen, E. L. (published on line 3/5/14). “Boys can be anything”: Effect of Barbie play on girls’ career cognitions. Sex Roles (on line). DOI 10.1007/s11199-014-0347-y.

School of Psychological Science, Associate Professor Patti Watkins recently published a chapter: Watkins, P. L., & Concepcion, R. Y. (2014). Teaching Health At Every Size to health care professionals and students. In E. Glovsky (Ed.). Wellness not weight: Motivational interviewing and Health At Every Size (159-169). Cognella Academic Publishing, San Diego, CA.

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