Monday, March 9
An Enlightenment in the Stables — Veterinary Medicine and the Limits of Agrarian Reform in Eighteenth-Century Italy. The annual George and Dorothy Carson Memorial Lecture will be given this year by Karl Appuhn (NYU). Appuhn will explore the elevation of veterinary medicine from an art practiced by farriers and other tradesmen to a science that by century’s end was becoming an accepted part of university medical curricula. 4:00 p.m. in the MU Journey Room.
Perspectives on World War I a Century Later — Join us for a panel discussion on WWI with MIT Professor Christopher Capozzola and OSU Professors Jacob Hamblin, Christopher Nichols, and Kara Ritzheimer. They will examine the global dimensions of the conflict, patriotism and nationalism, the legacy of chemical weapons, and the relationship between citizens and the state. 7:00 p.m. at the Oregon Historical Society Miller Pavilion, Portland.
Kurt Fausch: For the Love of Rivers — In his new book, For the Love of Rivers, stream ecologist Kurt Fausch draws readers across the reflective surface of streams to view and ponder what is beneath, and how they work. While celebrating their beauty and mystery of rivers, Fausch delves into the science connecting these aquatic ecosystems to their streamside forests and the organisms found there—including humans. 7 p.m., Troubadour Music Center, 521 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. Presented by OSU Press, Grass Roots Books and Music, and the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word.
Wednesday, March 11
World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen — The First World War marked a fundamental transformation in U.S. citizenship. From Ellis Island to the U.S.-Mexico border, from the voting booth to the draft board to the marriage registry, the choices Americans made during and after World War I resonate a century later. Christopher Capozzola (MIT) will explore these changes. 4:00 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room.
Thursday, March 12
The H-Word: The Problem of ‘Healing’ Among Adult Survivors of Clerical Sexual Abuse — This project begins with the premise that children and adolescents abused by Catholic priests were “abused in a Catholic way,” as one survivor explained. It goes on to explore both the religious contexts of abuse in twentieth century U.S. Catholicism and its religious or spiritual consequences in the lives of survivors over time. It is based on extensive fieldwork among survivors of clerical sexual abuse as well as in historical study of Catholic childhoods in the United States in the twentieth century. 4:00 p.m. in the MU 213: Pan-Afrikan Sankofa Room.
Friday, March 13
Music à la Carte — OSU Campus Band, directed by Robert Brudvig. Noon, Memorial Union Lounge.
Orange & Black Choral Scholarship Concert — OSU Chamber Choir, Bella Voce, OSU Meistersingers, OSU Glee. 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe, Corvallis. $10 advance, $12 at door. OSU students free with ID. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Advance tickets available only at tickettomato.com
Saturday, March 14
Please consider joining us for the 9th Annual Empty Bowls Benefit as we promote sustainable food systems and fight food insecurity. This year’s beneficiaries are: World of Good and OSU Emergency Food Pantry. Purchase tickets at the door or pre-sale tickets are available in the Department of Anthropology, Waldo Hall 238. 6-8 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., OSU Valley Football Center (724 SW 30th Street, Corvallis, OR, north endzone of Reser Stadium). Meal features Homemade soup, bread, and dessert. There will also be a silent auction and live entertainment, and the first 150 attendees will receive a handmade ceramic bowl. Sponsors: OSU Anthropology Program and OSU Athletics. For more information, please contact Dawn Marie Alapisco at email@example.com.
Awards and Honors
Congratulations to Assistant Professor of English Elena Passarello, who was just named the 2015 Whiting Award winner for nonfiction writing last week. The Whiting Award is the largest prize in the country to be given to an emerging nonfiction writer. Since 1985, the program has awarded more than $6 million to 300 poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, and playwrights. The list of Whiting Award recipients since 1985 includes then-emerging talent such as Jonathan Franzen, Mona Simpson, Alice McDermott, David Foster Wallace, Terrance Hayes, Ian Frazier, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Susan-‐Lori Parks, Jeffrey Eugenides, Tony Kushner, Deborah Eisenberg, Denis Johnson, Tracy K. Smith, August Wilson, and more recent luminaries including Adam Johnson (who won the Pulitzer for The Orphan Master’s Son in 2012), Elif Batuman, and Anthony Marra (author of the critically-acclaimed debut Constellation of Vital Phenomena). For a complete list of winners, please go to www.whiting.org/awards/winners.
Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity
David Kerr and Sarina Saturn of the School of Psychological Science wrote a paper entitled “Associations between vitamin D levels and depressive symptoms in healthy young adult women” that was accepted for publication in the journal Psychiatry Research. Their study was funded by the John C. Erkkila, M.D. Endowment for Health and Human Performance and Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. Professors Adrian Gombart and Balz Frei of the Linus Pauling Institute also co-authored the paper.
Rachel’s House, a play by Nicola McCartney received its West Coast premiere last Thursday and Friday, February 26 and 27 in Special Collections in the OSU library. The play is about a rehabilitation center in Columbus, Ohio which helps freed women prisoners integrate back into society; they have a very high success rate. Readers were Dr. Trischa Goodnow, Dr. Robin Pappas, Dr. Charlotte Headrick, Amanda Granrud, Kryn Freehling-Burton, graduate student Dawn Schiller, and undergraduate theatre student Anna Mahaffey. Visiting artist Dr. Jade McCutcheon helped with the reading.