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CLA this Week — 9/29/14


Tuesday, Sept. 30

The School of Public Policy Presents Dr. Jang-Ting Guo, Economist from UC Riverside, 2:15 p.m. — 3:45 p.m. in Nash 214, Dr. Guo’s talk concerns news about the aggregate demand and the business cycle.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

The School of Public Policy Invites Dr. Seth Gershenson, Economist, from American University,2 — 3:30 p.m.  in Milam 206. Dr. Gershenson’s talk concerns linking teacher equality, student attendance and student achievement.

Upcoming Events

Friday, Oct. 17: The College of Liberal Arts will host a Hip-Hop Festival and Symposium featuring performances, workshops and panel discussions about hip hop music and culture at Reser Stadium. The festival and symposium will include performances and presentations from a combination of pioneering and contemporary hip hop artists, including MC Lyte, the first woman to release a solo rap album; American rapper Lil’ Flip; Portland-based rapper Illmaculate; and Mare, a Zapotec hip hop artist from Oaxaca, Mexico. Attendees also will have a chance to participate in beat-making and graffiti workshops; watch a performance of the Oregon State and University of Oregon B-Boys hip hop dancers; and hear panel discussions on the role of hip hop in international culture and history.

Monday, Oct. 6: Erik M. Conway, author and historian at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech, will talk about his most recent book, The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future, which he co-wrote with Naomi Oreskes . In the book, the authors explore the coming of the Penumbra, the shadow of doubt and denial about environmental and climate challenges spread by corporations, politicians, and even some scientists. They look back from the Second People’s Republic of China in the year 2393, the Tercentenary of the Great Collapse and Migration, when millions began to flee coastal regions due to rapid sea level rise. 4 — 5 p.m., Willamette Room, CH2M Hill Alumni Center.

Fairbanks Gallery, Closing Reception, OSU Art Faculty Exhibit — The Oregon State University Art Faculty Exhibit invites the public to a closing reception at 4:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8 in Fairbanks Gallery on the Oregon State University campus. This exhibit demonstrates a broad diversity of styles and approaches to the making of art, with faculty members working in the areas of photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, installation and video.


Congratulations go out to Joseph Orosco and Tony Vogt of philosophy, whose Anarres Project was featured on the cover of the latest edition of the Corvallis Advocate. Founded in 2013, the project has hosted speakers and community discussions on and off the OSU Campus; with an excellent lineup of guests including Chris Crass, Harshia Walla, and Chris Dixon schedule for the coming year.

Internship Applications Due October 6: Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word is hiring a student intern for the 2014-2015 academic year. The student intern will work closely with staff to plan and promote events and gain experience in creating outreach campaigns, hosting visiting lectures, and building Spring Creek collaborations with students and student groups. The position is open to undergraduate and graduate students (12 hrs per week / $12 per hour). The full position description is available online.


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