Monday, June 8
The Courtiers’ Anatomists – Animals and Humans in Louis XIV’s Paris — Horning Professor Anita Guerrini will discuss and read from her newly released book. Through the stories of Joseph-Guichard Duverney and Claude Perrault, as well as those of Marin Cureau de la Chambre, Jean Pecquet, and Louis Gayant, “The Courtiers’ Anatomists” explores the relationships between empiricism and theory, human and animal, as well as the origins of the natural history museum. 4:00 p.m. at the Valley Library, Special Collections and Archives Research Center.
The “Dirt” on Composting in Corvallis — As part of the School of Public Policy’s Applied Research Methods course, several graduate students partnered with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition to conduct an in-depth analysis of residential composting (backyard and municipal curbside) in Corvallis. They have conducted surveys and focus groups with local residents, as well as interviews with representatives from successful composting programs in other cities. They will present their findings regarding composting levels, barriers to composting, and suggestions for increased participation in a public presentation at the Corvallis Public Library, 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Friday, June 12
Commencement Reception and “Pomp and Circumstance” Send-Off — Please join us on the west lawn of Gilkey Hall from 3-5 p.m. to celebrate our liberal arts graduates and their families, as well as bid farewell to our beloved stick sculpture, “Pomp and Circumstance.” All are welcome. Food will be served.
CLA This Week will continue to be published over the summer as submissions come in. There will be no issue on June 22.