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CLA This Week — 4/6/15


Monday, April 6

Women of Achievement Award — The campus community is invited to celebrate the life and achievements of Adele Kubein, Ph.D. candidate in Applied Anthropology. Adele, a brilliant scholar, friend and colleague will be honored as an early recipient of the 2015 Women’s Center Women of Achievement Award from noon to 1:30 p.m. in MU 211. The planning committee requests well-wishes and notes of support from members of Adele’s beloved OSU community, as they will lift her up in her fight with terminal cancer.

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film is hosting two presentations held  in connection with candidates visits for the global (non-western) film studies position during the week of April 6. Today:  Mila Zuo, Ph.D. Cinema and Media Studies (expected June 2015); Asian American Studies Concentration Certificate (Spring 2011). Zuo’s presentation, “Bodies, Blood, and Love: The ‘Touching’ Politics of China’s First Commercial HIV/AIDS film,” will be held in Owen 103 at 4 p.m. All are welcome.

Spring 2015 One-Act Auditions — Student written and directed one-acts need actors to fill the dynamic characters they have created. Fun for all, and a flexible time commitment. Experienced or new actors welcome. Cold readings. Scripts available for checkout 141 Withycombe Hall. 4/6 and 4/7, 6 p.m. Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre, Room 173.

Wednesday, April 8

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film is hosting two presentations held in connection with candidates visits for the global (non-western) film studies position during the week of April 6. Today:  Gerald Sim, Ph.D. Film Studies, University of Iowa, 2007. Currently Associate Professor and Film Studies Curricular Coordinator, Florida Atlantic University. His presentation, “Postcolonial Cacophonies: Yasmin Ahmad’s Sense of the World,” will take place in Owen 103 at 4 p.m. All are welcome.

Spanish-language Presentation about Latino Leaders 6:00 p.m., Casa Latinos Unidos de Benton County (Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 9th and Monroe). OSU Professor Kayla García will tell some surprising and inspirational stories based on the Spanish version of her book on Latino leaders (Líderes latinos del siglo XXI). She will share amusing anecdotes and provide background information on some well-known figures such as Sonia Sotomayor, as well as on some local leaders from our community. Pedro Arenas, a student at OSU, will summarize the people in the book who have made a difference in his life.

Thursday, April 9

Pseudoscience: Exploiting Public Trust — Massimo Pigliucci is an outspoken critic of pseudoscience and creationism, and an advocate for secularism and science education. He is a Professor of Philosophy at CUNY-City College, co-host of the Rationally Speaking Podcast, and the editor-in-chief for the online magazine Scientia Salon. The 2015 “Philosopher, Scientist, Citizen” lecture series, sponsored by the Phronesis Lab for Engaged Ethics, investigates the relationship between scientists and their society. Join event on Facebook. 2 p.m., Wilkinson 108.

Dr. Eileen Kearney will conduct a free Irish dialect workshop  at 4:00 p.m. in the Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall. Dr. Kearney is an authority on Irish dramatist Teresa Deevy as well as co-editor of Irish Women Dramatists. The workshop is in conjunction with her dialect work for the upcoming production of Dolly West’s Kitchen directed by Australian guest artist Dr. Jade McCutcheon.   All are welcome.

Friday, April 10

Anthropology Tan Sack Series — OSU Art Professor emerita Barbara Loeb, co-author of “The Woman Who Loved Mankind: the Life of a Twentieth-Century Crow Elder” (2012) will give a lecture and reading on how she helped render into print the laughter, sorrow, and Apsaalooke knowledge contained in the oral histories of the book’s protagonist, Lillian Bullshows Hogan. Hogan was born into the Apsaalooke (Crow) tribe sometime between 1902 and 1905, and when she died in 2003, she was the oldest living member of her tribe. The talk, “We Wanted Her Voice to Speak from the Page: Writing The Woman Who Loved Mankind: the Life Story of a Crow Elder” will be in 201 Waldo Hall at noon.

Music à la Carte: Columbia Piano TrioFritz Gearhart, violin; Andrew Kolb, cello; Nathalie Fortin, piano. 
OSU Memorial Union Lounge, Noon. Free.

SPS Spring Colloquium Series — MAIS Candidate, Amy Bonnett, 4 p.m., Reed 111.  Amy will discuss her research and thesis – “Attitudes toward disability in self and other: Assessment and educational intervention.”

Upcoming Events

Mobility Beyond the Automobile: Transportation as Persuasion — How do we envision and build the transportation of tomorrow when we’re dependent on conceptions of automobile mobility that are over a century old?  In this talk, Ehren Pflugfelder, Center for the Humanities Research Fellow and faculty in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, illustrates a rhetoric of transportation and suggests that new designs should be based on the understanding that transportation is persuasive. Monday, April 13, 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.


Warren Hovland, OSU’s Faculty Senate president, a fixture on campus and in CLA for nearly forty years, passed away 10 days ago. He was appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Oregon State University in 1949. Hovland Hall was named after him. http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/obituaries/warren-hovland/article_1ee757ca-78c0-5b04-a3e6-de7d28bd730d.html.

Associate Professor of in World Languages and Cultures Sebastian Heiduschke was was a guest on OPB’s Think Out Loud on March 30, speaking about the proposed House Bill 2766 that would allow computer coding to be counted as a foreign language.

Awards and Honors

Associate Professor of Art Kirsi Peltomäki was recently awarded a research fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, England, for her research project “Postwar Modernism, Experience, and Individuation: Anthony Caro and the New Generation.” The Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognized centre for the study of sculpture that hosts a year-round programme of exhibitions, conferences and lectures, as well as developing research and publications, to expand the understanding and scholarship of historical and contemporary sculpture.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Theatre Professor Charlotte J. Headrick presented a paper, “Speculating on Women Dramatists in Ireland, a Consideration” at the annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies hosted by the University of Miami at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Conference also hosted a book signing for her “Irish Women Dramatists: 1908-2001.”  Additionally, she represented the Western Region of ACIS at the Executive meeting of the organization.

“Ordinary Matters,” Animations and Paintings by Art Professor Shelley Jordon is on display at the Oregon Jewish Museum for Holocaust Education in Portland from April 23 – June 21, 2015. Included in the exhibit will be Jordon’s still life paintings, installation and animations on themes culled from everyday life. Opening Reception Wednesday, April 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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