Monday, Oct. 5
Quantifying Experience: The Seduction of Neuroscientific Explanation in the Dopamine Democracy — The first lecture in the Philosopher, Citizen, Scientist Lecture Series sponsored by the Phronesis Lab will be given by Mark Tschaepe. Tschaepe has published on a range of topics in philosophy, including scientific explanation, education, & bioethics. His current work pertains to guessing as a part of inquiry, explanatory virtues, and implicit values of hypotheses, especially within epidemiology. Milam Hall 301, 4-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Reception to Launch the Oregon State University Queer Archives (OSQA) — The Oregon State University Queer Archives (OSQA) focuses on the stories and histories of LGBTQ+ people in communities connected with OSU. The community-directed archive will serve as a living repository that nourishes the OSU community and provides students and faculty with opportunities for research, teaching, learning, and community engagement. The launch will start at 4 p.m. in the SCARC Reading Room (Valley Library 5th Floor) with some mingling and a brief introduction to OSQA followed by a screening of the first student project using archival materials. Discussion and catered reception to follow. For more information, please contact Bradley Boovy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSU Art Faculty Exhibit Closing Reception — The Oregon State University Art Faculty Exhibit invites the public to a closing reception from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Fairbanks Gallery on the Oregon State University campus. This exhibit demonstrates a broad diversity of styles and approaches to the making of art, with faculty members working in the areas of photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking and video.
Thursday, Oct. 8
Divine Pizza — Join the Religious Studies club for great pizza and fantastic and inclusive conversation with other faculty and students curious about and interested in religion and religious studies. Everyone – from any faith [or no faith] – is welcome. Milam Hall 319, 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 9
Anthropology Tan Sack Series — University of Oregon Professor of Folklore Carol Silverman, author of “Romani Routes: Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora” (2012) will give a lecture on how Roma (“Gypsy”) music has exploded in the last 20 years, becoming a staple at world music festivals and dance clubs even as the Roma, Europe’s largest minority and its quintessential “other,” face the paradox that they are revered for their music yet reviled as people. Balkan Gypsy music is simultaneously a commodity, a trope of multiculturalism, and a potent in-group symbol in cosmopolitan contexts. The talk, “Global Gypsy: Balkan Romani Music, Appropriation and Representation” will be in 201 Waldo Hall at noon.
Monday, October 12 — Irwin C. Harris Legacy Scholarship Recipient: You are cordially invited to attend a reception in honor of the first recipient of the OSU Irwin C. Harris Legacy Scholarship, Kat Kothen. Kat Kothen, a Biology major (Honors) and Writing minor, is the 2015-16 editor of The Daily Barometer. The Irwin C. Harris Legacy Scholarship honor the life, legacy and commitments to journalism of Irwin C. Harris (1919-2015). Harris has a distinguished pas at OSU, first as a student and later as the Director of OSU Student Publications and Professor of Journalism. In 1967 he was named Outstanding College Newspaper Advisor in the United States, awarded by the National Council of College Publication Advisors. 4 p.m., 402 Student Experience Center
Monday, Oct. 12 — Rick Bartow: Works on Paper Reception: The Little Gallery is pleased to present Rick Bartow: Works on Paper. Bartow, a Native American artist of Wiyot heritage has had solo exhibitions at museums, universities and galleries around the world. Bartow’s narratives include themes of transformation and his work reflecting western art historical traditions, includes mythology that engages human/animal images. This exhibition draws on work from a private collection spanning the past 35 years. His work, some of which has never been seen in public, will hang in the gallery until Dec. 18, 2015. The opening reception will take place in the Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall, from 2:30-5 p.m.
Friday, October 16 — Literary Northwest Series: Author and OSU faculty member Justin St. Germain will read at the Valley Library Rotunda at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A and book signing. St. Germain’s memoir, “Son of A Gun,” has won numerous awards. This event is part of the 2014-2015 Literary Northwest Series, sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film.
Nominations due Nov 16 for Graduate Student Writing Retreats at Shotpouch Cabin — OSU faculty members are invited to nominate graduate students in the humanities or environmental sciences for a writing retreat sponsored by the Spring Creek Project. The Retreat gives students exclusive use of the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek for one week during winter or spring break and a stipend of $250 per person. For more information: https://springcreekproject.submittable.com/submit/36459
On Sept. 29, 2015, The Hundere Endowment in Religion and Culture, and the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, hosted a delegation of international scholars visiting the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The scholars included: Rahim Sarwar (Bangladesh), Mohammad Ali (India), Sherzod Pulatov, (Kazakhstan), Raushan Kozhombaeva (Kryrgyzstan), Saunak Bhatta (Nepal), Hassan Farooq (Pakistan), Gallelle Sumanasiri (Sri Lanka), Abdualim Norasov (Tajikistan). Discussions on the religious studies program at OSU, Buddhist immigration to the Pacific Northwest, Religion in American public life, and World Religions in Oregon were facilitated by Courtney Bruntz, Courtney Campbell, Paul Kopperman, Ben Mutschler, Bob Peckyno and Stuart Sarbacker, and by Lauren Stoneburner and Joshua Valentine, student members of the Religious Studies Club.
Awards and Honors
This September the White House recognized K-12 Latino/a engagement efforts at Oregon State University as a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education.” In particular, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics highlighted the FIESTAS teacher training program (Kathryn Ciechanowski, Associate Director of CL@SE), Juntos family college readiness program (Ana Gomez, Associate Director of Engagement, CL@SE), and Tech Wizards program (Octaviano Merecias, CL@SE Associate Director of Outreach, Portland Metro). More details of the announcement can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2015/sep/white-house-commends-osus-educational-outreach-hispanic-youth
Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity
Assistant Professor of Sociology Brett Burkhardt recently published the following: Burkhardt, Brett C. and Brian Connor. 2015 (advance online publication). “Durkheim, Punishment, and Prison Privatization.” Social Currents. (doi: 10.1177/2329496515604641).
Assistant Professor of Marine and Coastal Policy Ana Spalding recently published the following: Spalding, A. K., Suman, D. O., & Mellado, M. E. (2015). Navigating the evolution of marine policy in Panama: Current policies and community responses in the Pearl Islands and Bocas del Toro Archipelagos of Panama. Marine Policy, 62, 161-168.
Associate Professor of Art History Kirsi Peltomäki recently completed a research fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, England, where she also presented her research and chaired a panel in the conference, “Sculpture: 1965.” The conference was part of a cluster of events “Anthony Caro in Yorkshire,” which also included major exhibitions at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Hepworth Wakefield Museum.
Associate Professor of History Stacey Smith recently published an essay titled, “Emancipating Peons, Excluding Coolies: Reconstructing Coercion in the American West,” in a new edited volume entitled The World the Civil War Made (UNC Press). The volume seeks to create a new interpretive framework for understanding the reconstruction of the U.S. after the Civil War.
Christopher Wolsko, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Oregon State University – Cascades, recently published the following: Lardon, C., Wolsko, C., Trickett, E., Henry, D., & Hopkins, S. (in press). Assessing health in an Alaska Native cultural context: The Yup’ik wellness survey. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
Christopher Wolsko and Elizabeth Marino, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, OSU-Cascades, recently published the following: Wolsko, C., & Marino, E. (in press). Disasters, migrations, and the unintended consequencesof urbanization: What’s the harm in getting out of harm’s way? Population and Environment.
Additionally, Elizabeth Marino recently published the following: Marino, E. (fall 2015). Fierce Climate Sacred Ground: An Ethnography of Climate Change in Shishmaref, Alaska. University of Alaska Press.
James Foster, Professor of Political Science, OSU-Cascades, recently published the following: Foster, James C., “‘Justice civility’: William J. Brennan’s free speech jurisprudence,” in Helen J. Knowles and Steven B. Lichtman, Judging Free Speech: First Amendment Jurisprudence of U.S. Supreme Court Justices (New York, NY: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2015).
David Kerr, Associate Professor of the School of Psychological Science, and his colleagues from University of Washington and Oregon Social Learning Center, recently published a paper in the journal Prevention Science entitled, “Understanding persistence and desistance in crime and risk behaviors in adulthood: Implications for theory and prevention.”
Charles Goodrich, director of the Spring Creek Project, gave a keynote talk, “Dispatches from the Garden,” to the Washington State Master Gardeners’ annual conference in Vancouver, Wash., this September, and was also Visiting Poet at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.
Art instructor Stephen Hayes’ work is being shown through Nov. 7 at the David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.