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CLA This Week — 10/12/15


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, and Bartow will be in attendance.

The Promise of Anarchism — Climate change, economic crisis, unrest from Baltimore to Brazil: the prevailing order is unsustainable in every way. This unique panel brings together organizers from Latin America, Eastern Europe and the U.S. to discuss what anarchist ideas and strategies have to offer in the 21st century. Comparing experiences in the social movements and uprisings of the past decade, they will explore questions about reform, democracy, and self-determination. 3-5 p.m., Kidder Hall, Room 280.

The Last Love Song: Harmonies and Disharmonies in the Art of Biography —The Center for the Humanities welcomes acclaimed author and OSU Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing Tracy Daugherty, who will discuss and read from his new biography of Joan Didion on at 4 p.m. at the Autzen House. Reception to follow.

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

History and Pizza — Join the History Students Association to discuss plans for the coming year including field trips to archives and historic sites in Oregon, potential involvement opportunities for OSU150, the annual career fair, and more. Delicious pizza will be served! 4 p.m., Milam Hall, Room 319.

Diverse Dimensions, Ben Butler ExhibitOct. 12 – Nov. 3, 8-5 p.m., Fairbanks Gallery. Sculpture and Drawings oregonstate.edu/fairbanksgallery , benbutlerart.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History — Explore an untold chapter of the American story with the documentary “The New Latinos (1946-1965).” There will be a screening of the documentary and a discussion with Ron Mize, Director of the Center for Latin@ Studies & Engagement. Albany Public Library, 6:30 p.m.

Charles Robinson will take part in a panel at the Willamette Innovators Network October Pub Talk on a “Movement in the Making” and the place of higher ed and OSU within the Maker movement. 6-8:30 p.m., Sunnyside Up Cafe 116 NW 3rd St.  https://www.willametteinnovators.com/event/october-pub-talk/

Wednesday, Oct. 14

School of Psychological Science Fall 2015 Colloquium Series — Daniel Newhart, Director, Student Affairs Research, Evaluation, & Planning, will give a talk titled, “What possibilities exist for the use of data in the lives of students – on this campus?,” from 12-1 p.m. in Reed 111.

Thursday, Oct. 15

Meet Ben Hedges — Reporting on the cultures and current events of Taiwan and China through Western (Laowai) eyes, Hedges has become one of the top internet celebrities in Taiwan, with over 250,000 followers on YouTube. In his talk at Oregon State, he will discuss cross-cultural literacy and explore the differences in the way Taiwan is viewed internationally. 6:30 p.m., ILLC (INTO), Room 155.

Friday, Oct. 16

School of Public Policy Brownbag Seminar Series — Assistant Professor of Sociology Brett Burkhardt presents, “Does the Public Sector Respond to Private Competition? An Analysis of Privatization and Prison Performance.” The brownbag will be held in Fairbanks 304 from noon-1 p.m.. The event is free and open to the OSU community.

Music à la Carte — OSU Music Showcase A fun, diverse program featuring faculty, instructors and students of the OSU Music program. Noon, Memorial Union Lounge.

Anthropology Tan Sack Series — OSU Professor of Anthropology Loren Davis has held a field school at the Cooper’s Ferry site along the Snake River in Idaho over the past seven summers. Davis and students have excavated through sediments that span the period between ca. 9,000-14,500 calendar years. The discoveries they’ve made provide a detailed view of our region’s earliest archaeological period and clarify issues of cultural chronology, traditional technologies, and settlement patterns while also shedding light on the potential links between the First Americans and early peoples of northeast Asia. The talk, “Research Progress at the Cooper’s Ferry Site, Idaho,” will be in 201 Waldo Hall at noon.

Speech Communication ColloquiaDr. Dan Faltesek (guest speaker from New Media Communications) will present “Toward a Computational Critical/Cultural Communication Studies.” This presentation will highlight how communication researchers can deploy methods using computers and accessible software in qualitative and critical inquiry before their fields are re-invented in the engineering school. 4 – 5 p.m., Gilkey 104.

Vocal Recital, Kenneth Wood, tenor — Kenneth Wood, assistant professor of opera at Virginia Commonwealth University, has appeared in leading or supporting roles with companies from San Francisco to Houston. Concert engagements include solo performances with Austin Choral Artists, Austin Chamber Music Festival, Fort Worth Ballet, Austin Symphony, Sacramento Symphony and the Festival at Round Top. 6 p.m. Benton Hall, OSU, Room 303. Free (seating is limited to 60)

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.


Kristin Griffin of the School of Writing, Literature, and Film was selected as the first recipient of a food-writer-in-residence scholarship marking a new collaboration between the Noepe Center for Literary Arts and the FARM Institute, both on Martha’s Vineyard. As part of her responsibilities, Kristin spent mornings doing farm chores and afternoons writing. She gave a public reading inspired by her experiences which was covered in the Martha’s Vineyard Times.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Theatre Arts Professor Charlotte J. Headrick recently presented a paper with Patricia Hunt Hurst titled, “White Caps and Aprons: Child Nurses and Nannies Dressed in Fashion, Costume and Uniform” at Mansfeld College, Oxford University for the Interdisciplinary Conference Fashion 7. She also published the following: Headrick, Charlotte “Remembering Christina Reid, A Personal Recollection.” Irish Literary Supplement; Fall2015, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p28.

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