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CLA This Week — 1/12/15


Monday, Jan. 12

Radical Religion Reporting: How A Baptist Minister Launched America’s Largest Religion Website —  As the Executive Religion Editor at the Huffington Post, Paul Brandeis Raushenbush has helped create America’s largest source for religious information and religious news. But Raushenbush, an active Baptist minister and social justice advocate, himself embodies this intersection of spirituality and technology, religion and journalism, news and politics. He will speak about his brainchild, the Huffington Post’s religion page, as well as his own life’s journey, and his view of how religion should be presented in the media. 7 p.m., Memorial Union Journey Room.

Thursday, Jan. 15

“Signal Achievements” – the story of Hans Reichenbach —  Alan Richardson UBC,  History and Philosophy of Science, will open the Phronesis Lab Philosopher, Scientist, Citizen lecture series with a talk about his new project, “Signal Achievements,” the story of Hans Reichenbach. Reichenbach was a refugee of Nazi race laws, well-known engineeer, philosopher and physicist, and also, as Professor Richardson will share with us, a radio personality. 2 p.m., Milam Hall, Room 319A.

Friday, Jan. 16

The Bonds of History: A festchrift for Mary Jo Nye —  Join some of the top scholars in the History of Science to honor the life, career, and impact of former Thomas Hart and Mary Jones Horning Professor in the Humanities and OSU Emeritus Professor of History Mary Jo Nye with a day of research and reminiscence. Presentations run from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the MU Asian Pacific Room followed by a reception at 6 p.m. at the Special Collections and Archives Research Center in the Valley Library.

Anthropology Tan Sack Series — PSU Prof. Michele Gamburd, author of The Golden Wave: Culture and Politics after Sri Lanka’s Tsunami Disaster (2013) will discuss the effects of the “second wave” of massive disaster relief that inundated the island following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Her talk will be in 201 Waldo Hall at noon.

Music à la Carte will not be held today due to the Oregon Music Education Association conference in Eugene.

Upcoming Events

Moore and McCabe to Perform “A Call to Life.” — Writer and philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore and concert pianist Rachelle McCabe will present a program in music and words, “In an Age of Extinction, A Call to Life,” Wednesday, January 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe St. Sponsored by the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word, and Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

Patti Watkins from the School of Psychological Science is presenting in a free webinar from the Association for Size Diversity and Health, HAES University: Bringing a Weight-Neutral Message to Campus – Wednesday, January 28, 11 a.m. To register: http://gowoa.me/i/s9K.


College of Liberal Arts scholarship applications are now available online. These scholarships are available to any student majoring in a discipline within CLA. Many of the scholarships have specific criteria which must be met by an applicant, and most of them use financial need as a criteria.

Oregon State’s Karim Hamdy and Laura Rice will direct the upcoming program: World Social Forum: Tunisia Study Abroad Global Dimensions of Social Justice: Theory & Practice from March 19-29. This 10 day program will provide opportunities to experience Tunisian culture through homestays, guest lectures, discussions with Tunisian peers, and visits to sites of historical and cultural significance. During the World Social Forum participants will examine topics such as gender, human and cultural rights, environmental sustainability, distribution of wealth, opportunity and privilege, and observe how these topics are debated on a truly global scale. International.oregonstate.edu/osugo.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Patti Lou Watkins (School of Psychological Science), Vicki Ebbeck and Susan S. Levy wrote an article: (2014), “Overcoming weight bias: promoting physical activity and psychosocial health”, Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care, Vol. 7 Iss: 4, pp.187 – 197.

Associate professor of German and coordinator of World Languages and Cultures Sebastian Heiduschke recently published: “Cinematic Reflections of Germany’s Postunification Woes: Architecture and Urban Space of Frankfurt (Oder) in Halbe Treppe, Lichter, and Kombat Sechzehn.” Bloom and Bust: Urban Landscapes in the East Since German Reunification. Ed. Gwyneth Cliver and Carrie Smith-Prei. New York: Berghahn, 2014. 67-87.

Longtime art instructor Andy Meyers’ work is showing at the Corvallis Art Center until Feb. 12. Meyers’ work is shown alongside mentee and art alumna Alice Marshall (’14), and that of Andreis Fourie from Willamette University and one of his former students.

Emeritus professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society Court Smith recently published “Salmon Abundance and Diversity in Oregon: Are We Making Progress,” with Oregon Sea Grant.

Many OSU Music faculty, students and staff will attend and/or participate in the Oregon Music Education Association conference Jan. 16-18 at the Eugene Hilton, including Julie Beauregard, Tina Bull, Jason Silveira, Steven Zielke and Christopher Chapman. Chapman will also conduct conduct the OSU Wind Ensemble, selected by audition, to perform in a concert hour. OSU Music will also host an alumni reception and participate in the college fair.

Cello instructor Ann Grabe performed Vivaldi’s Double Cello Concerto in G minor with the Oregon Mozart Players in Eugene, Dec. 19 & 20, and in Roseburg Dec. 21. Grabe will be teaching a Suzuki Workshop on Bainbridge Island, Wash., Jan. 30 through Feb. 1.

Clarinet instructor Carol Robe will perform Eric Ewazen’s “Ballade for Clarinet, Harp, and String Orchestra, with the Oregon Mozart Players on Jan. 31. Robe is also featured on the Oregon Symphony’s newest CD, due to be released next month, titled “Spirit of the American Range.” She performed second clarinet on the Copland Third Symphony and the George Antheil Jazz Symphony.

Jazz Band Director and percussion instructor Ryan Biesack is playing the Lakeshore Music Festival with singer Halie Loren in Tempe, Arizona, this weekend. He also will play the renowned Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. with the AnyWhen Ensemble. And, he will participate in a teaching residency with the ensemble at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania. Information: anywhenensemble.com.


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