Monday, Feb. 2
Elizabeth Kolbert: The Sixth Extinction — Elizabeth Kolbert, Heinz Award-winning staff writer for the New Yorker and author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, will discuss her best-selling new book, The Sixth Extinction, 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium. Presented by the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word.
Tuesday, Feb. 3
You are invited to a reception for Boundaries of Thoughts, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Iranian artist, Sahar Fattahi. The reception will be held in The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
OSU Chamber Ensembles Concert: Double Reed, Horn and Low Brass Choir — 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe, Corvallis. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. OSU students free with ID. K-12 youth free with one paid adult admission. Advance tickets available on line only at tickettomato.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 4
OSU Chamber Ensembles Concert: Flute, Clarinet and Trumpet Choirs — 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe, Corvallis. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. OSU students free with ID. K-12 free with one paid adult admission. Advance tickets available on line only at tickettomato.com.
Thursday, Feb. 5
De-extinction and Synthetic Biology: Rescue or Boondoggle? — Presenters include: Susan Haig, ornithologist, USGS/ OSU Fisheries and Wildlife; Luis Campos, Associate Professor of History of Science, University of New Mexico; Carrie Friese, Lecturer in Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science; and George Estreich, writer, blogger for Biopolitical Times. 2 p.m., Memorial Union, Journey Room.
Sex and Gender in Biomedical Research — Stacey Ritz, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Medical Sciences will present the second lecture in the Phronesis Lab Philosopher, Scientist, Citizen lecture series with a talk about the integration of sex and gender considerations in basic experimental biomedical research. 2 p.m., Milam Hall, Room 301.
OSU Chamber Ensembles Concert: Sax, Trombone and Brass Choirs — 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe, Corvallis. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. OSU students free with ID. K-12 free with one paid adult admission. Advance tickets available on line only at tickettomato.com.
Friday, Feb. 6
Anthropology Tan Sack Series — Univ. of Oregon Anthropology Prof. Lamia Karim, author of the much-acclaimed book Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh (2011) will lecture on the public and private lives of the over 4 million poor women of Bangladesh who stitch clothes for major American labels. The talk, “The Cost of Cheap Clothes: Industrial Dystopia and Everyday Life of Female Garment Labor in Bangladesh” will be in 201 Waldo Hall at noon.
Music à la Carte — OSU Voice Studios Recital, noon, Memorial Union Lounge.
Disability Studies @ OSU — Join a group of OSU community members interested in discussing Disability Studies teaching and research, in general, and the development of a DS curriculum at OSU. 1 p.m., Milam Hall 301.
The OSU Photography Faculty Exhibition by Julia Bradshaw, Kerry Skarbakka and Lorenzo Triburgo, faculty of the photo program in the art department at Oregon State University opens to the public on Monday, February 9 in Fairbanks Gallery, on the Oregon State University campus, in Corvallis, Oregon. There is a public reception for the artist at 4:30–5:30 on Tuesday, February 10.
Center for the Humanities Research Fellow Lecture — Nabil Boudraa, Center Research Fellow and faculty in the School of Language, Culture, and Society will discuss the ways North African francophone creatives attempt to recover cultural histories falsified and forgotten during successive waves of colonization. He will present Against Amnesia: Can North African Writers and Filmmakers Unmask History? next Monday, February 9, at 4 p.m. in the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.
Horning Professor in the Humanities, Anita Guerrini, has been elected a corresponding member of the International Academy of the History of Science.
Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity
Professor of Theatre Arts (SAC) Charlotte Headrick has published an essay, “Through a Womanʼs Eyes: Non-realistic Directing Strategies for Staging Plays by Irish Female Dramatists in Beyond Realism: Experimental and Unconventional Irish Drama since the Revival (Brill Press, December, 2014), Edited by Joan FitzPatrick Dean and José Lanters.
Assistant professor of history Christopher McKnight Nichols recently published the following: “What is a Public Intellectual? On the Public Role of Historians and Foreign Relations Scholars,” (Passport, January 2015), with formal comments by UT-Austin Professor Jeremi Suridraws. The piece draws on OSU archives and especially the life, work, and papers of William Appleman Williams.
Ron Mize, director of the Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement and associate professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society recently spoke about the changing demographics of the Oregon Latino community at the Swindells Resource Center in Medford.