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CLA This Week — 3/2/15


Monday, March 2

The Center for the Humanities lecture originally scheduled for today, Monday, March 2, has been postponed.

OSU Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony Concert —  Music by Ray Cramer, Scott McAllister, Malcolm Arnold, more. 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center. $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, March 4

Photography Faculty Talk: The Photography Faculty, Julia Bradshaw, Kerry Skarbakka and Lorenzo Triburgo will be discussing their work and the face of the new Photography Program at OSU. The talk starts at 4 p.m. in the Fairbanks Gallery. Seating is limited, but late-comers are welcome. The Photography Faculty Exhibit is also ongoing until March 10 at the Fairbanks Gallery.

Please mark your calendars for today’s ADVANCE event —  STEM/Liberal Arts Meeting: 4:30-6 p.m. These quarterly transdisciplinary conversations are intended to foster conversation and collaboration across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Memorial Union Room 213.

The 32nd annual Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace takes place today at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. The Lecture this year is entitled “The Future of the United States” and will be delivered by Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortíz. Often referred to as a “radical” historian, Dr. Dunbar-Ortíz is the author or editor of seven books, the most recent being An Indigenous People’s History of the United States. This lecture series honors two or OSU’s most distinguished alumni. Please urge your students to take advantage of this opportunity.

Friday, March 6

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, in particular. This week, Dr. Allison Hobgood of Willamette University will discuss her research in a talk titled: Doing Disability Literary History. 10:30 a.m. in Milam Hall 301.

The SPP Brownbag Series continues today, at noon, when Dr. David Bernell (Political Science) presents “New Opportunities for Teaching at Home and Abroad: Technology, Travel, and Experiential Learning.” The brownbag will be held in Fairbanks 304. The event is free and open to the OSU community.

Anthropology Tan Sack Series — Assoc. Professor of Anthropology and East Asian Studies and Director of East Asian Studies at Lewis & Clark College, Dr. Jennifer Hubbert, will give a lecture examining the performative nature of iconic photographs, considering what happens when iconic photographs are modified and repurposed to new political ends. Specifically, she will consider contemporary appropriations of the 1989 “Tank Man” photograph of a lone man confronting a column of Chinese tanks in Tiananmen Square. The lecture, “‘Why Tank Man Still Matters” will be in 201 Waldo Hall Friday at noon.

Music à la Carte — OSU Glee Choir directed by James Davidson. Noon, Memorial Union Lounge.

Psychological Science Winter Colloquium Series — Dr. Robert Roeser from Portland State University will speak on mindfulness training in education for teachers and students. These colloquia happen every other Friday in Reed Lodge 111 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

An Evening of Opera — OSU Opera Workshop. Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis.  $8 advance, $10 at the door. OSU students free with ID. Advance tickets available only at tickettomato.com.


OSU Music Scholarship Auditions will take place Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Benton Hall Room 303, OSU campus. For information: liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/music/students/scholarship-auditions  

Art professor Julie Green’s work on the last meals of death row inmates was recently covered on PBS NewsHour.

Awards and Honors

Chris Chapman, Director of Bands, was recently inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Honorary International Bandmaster Fraternity. Last weekend he served as conductor of the North County Honor Band in Washington, a band made of the most talented band students in the Vancouver, Wash. area. He is also serving as a guest conductor for the upcoming concert series of the Portland Wind Symphony, a professional wind band in Portland.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Music education faculty members Julie Beauregard and Tina Bull recently presented research conducted in collaboration with colleague Jason M. Silveira at the the 5th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education in Williamsburg, Virginia. The symposium brings together music education professionals worldwide to share the latest research, thought, and practice in music education assessment. Beauregard, Bull, and Silveira’s work, “Development of the Processfolio: Reflections on an Authentic Assessment Tool,” details recent modifications made to OSU’s Master of Arts in Teaching degree’s capstone project.

Assistant professor of women, gender and sexuality studies Qwo-Li Driskill was recently a featured speaker and a workshop facilitator at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales for a symposium called “Cultured Queer/ Queering Culture: Indigenous Perspectives on Queerness” http://lha.uow.edu.au/hsi/research/fire/UOW186437.html.

Assistant professor of psychology Dr. Kathleen Bogart gave the following talk at a conference: Bogart, K. R. (February 27, 2015). Using social psychological approaches to compare adaptation to congenital and acquired disability. In D. Dunn (Chair), Then to now: Social psychological perspectives on the experience of disability. Talk given at Rehabilitation Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA

School of Psychological Science graduate student Amy Bonnett and Dr. Kathleen Bogart presented the following poster at the conference. SPS undergraduate Mariah Estill and SPS alum Cassie Colton were also authors: Bonnett, A., Colton, C. Estill, M. Rosa, N. & Bogart, K. (February 2015). Teaching about disability in psychology: A Survey of disability curricula in U.S. undergraduate psychology programs. Poster presented at the Rehabilitation Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.

Music instructor and Music Outreach, Engagement and Recruitment Coordinator Sean Mills recently collaborated with retired geologist Dr. Wesley Ward as well as a local astronomy club to create a multi-media performance by the Salem Philharmonic Orchestra. The performances combine different disciplines to underscore how science and art can be intertwined. In addition to the collaboration, Ward and Mills will be giving a talk to local high schools on the relationship between art and science.

Charlotte J. Headrick, Professor of Theatre Arts, presented a paper “In Performance:  Producing the American Premiere of Theresa Deevy’s The King of Spain’s Daughter” at the recent meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies, South in Rome, Georgia.  Additionally, at the same conference, she was one of two actors in a reading of Christian O’Reilly’s new play, Chapatti.

Director of the Center for Latin@ Studies Ron Mize recently published the following: Mize, Ronald L. (2014). “The Contemporary Assault on Ethnic Studies.” The John Marshall Law Review 47 (4): 1189-1210.

Ryan Biesack, Instructor of Music was in residency at Lebanon Valley College in Anneville, PA for two days with Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble, teaching improvisation workshops, composition and performing, which included a world premiere of a new commission for the ensemble by composer Dr. Justin Morell. The Ensemble also performed in Philadelphia and then in Washington D.C. at The Phillips Collection as part of the prestigious chamber concert series to a sold out audience. The ensemble was reviewed in the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/inventive-anywhen-ensemble-softens-the-edges-between-classical-and-jazz/2015/02/23/6691fe6e-bb80-11e4-9dfb-03366e719af8_story.html.

Work by art professor Shelley Jordon is currently being exhibited at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, Calif., as a part of the exhibit “Possibilities of Paper.” The exhibition highlights the diverse ways Lucas Artists Program (LAP) Fellows have used paper as a vehicle for creative expression.

Creative writing professor Marjorie Sandor has just published an edited anthology called The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows, with St. Martin’s Press. The book and includes stories by such classic authors as Edgar Allan Poe and Shirley Jackson, along with contemporary authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Steven Millhauser, and Karen Russell.

Associate professor of English Evan Gottlieb recently published a review of Tom McCarthy’s novel Satin Island in the New York Journal of Books.

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