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CLA This Week — 10/19/15


Tuesday, Oct. 20

Organizing Against Climate Catastrophe — Lara and Paul Messersmith-Glavin, board members of the Institute for Anarchist Studies, will discuss the lessons from a recent grassroots organizing effort in North Portland that canvased a neighborhood to determine people’s understanding of their own power to do something about climate change.  In discussing and thinking together, residents began to realize that the climate change crisis offers the opportunity to build a different kind of society7 p.m., Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Revolutionary Unions: The Abolition of Wage Slavery — The first event in the ASAP! Radical Teach-In Series will be a discussion on Revolutionary Unions and the Abolition of Wage Slavery hosted by the Corvallis Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.). They will examine the distinctions between revolutionary unions as opposes to bureaucratic unions, the meanings and value of work, self-ownership, tactics to transform society, and existing forms of revolutionary resistance. Noon, Memorial Union, Journey Room.

Thursday, Oct. 22

A Conversation with Hideko Snider — Hiroshima survivor Hideko Snider will talk with students on nuclear weapons and hope, sponsored by the Japanese Association and the Asian Pacific Cultural Center. 11 a.m. – noon, Asian Pacific Cultural Center. 

Surviving Hiroshima, Blooming Peace : A Lecture by Hideko Tamura Snider, 2015 Hiroshima Ambassador for Peace — Hideko Tamura Snider is a ‘hibakusha,’ a survivor of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima at the end of World War II. Since 1979, Snider has been appearing before professional organizations, university classes, and community groups across the United States and in her native Japan, telling her story and encouraging people of all cultures and nations to examine the consequences of the use of nuclear weapons and to work toward peace and nuclear nonproliferation. 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium.

Friday, Oct. 23

School of Public Policy Brownbag Seminar Series — Invited speaker Andrew Penner (Associate Professor, Sociology, UC Irvine) presents “‘Membership Has Its Privileges: Status Incentives and Categorical Inequality in Education.” The brownbag will be held in Fairbanks 304 from noon-1 p.m.. The event is free and open to the OSU community.

Anthropology Tan Sack Series — OSU Professor of Anthropology Joan Gross, will speak on the global dietary shift toward ultra processed food referred to as the “nutrition transition.” In particular, she will report on the findings obtained by a multidisciplinary international team that set out in 2014 to examine the effects of the nutrition transition on traditional diets prepared by mothers of families in the northern Ecuadorian highlands. The talk, “The Impact of the Nutrition Transition on Traditional Ecuadorian Foodways,” will be in 201 Waldo Hall at noon.

The Magic Barrel, the gala literary reading to benefit local hunger relief, will feature OSU’s Tracy Daugherty and emcee Elena Passarello. Other readers include novelist Molly Gloss, essayist-fiction writer Karen Karbo, poets John Witte, Danielle Cadena Deulen, and Ashley Toliver, fiction writers John Addiego and Karelia Stetz-Waters, and outdoor writer Peter Zuckerman. Now in its 22nd year, the Magic Barrel will take place at the historic Whiteside Theater, 361 SW Madison, Corvallis.  Jazz music by Corvallis’s LMNO will start at 6:30 p.m., and readings begin at 7 pm. Suggested donation, $10. All proceeds go to Linn Benton Food Share.

Sunday, Oct. 25

The Oregon State University theatre and music departments will hold open auditions for the musical, “Kiss Me Kate,” on Sunday, October 25 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and Monday, October 26 from 7 till 9  p.m. in Benton Hall room 204.


Be sure to check out Confluences, the 2015 annual newsletter from the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion which is now available online at: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/shpr/confluences-newsletterLearn about our new Citizenship initiative, the Ideas Matters Lecture Series on Religion and the Body, the Spring Creek Project making our campus ‘Wild,’ several new books from our faculty, our many student award winners over the past year, and more.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Associate Professor of Art History Kirsi Peltomaki recently published an article, “Adjustable Tension: Viewing Architectural Sculpture in the 1970s,” in Paradigmen der Kunstbetrachtung: Aktuelle Positionen der Rezeptionsäesthetik und Museumpädagogik, ed. Peter J. Schneemann (Bern: Peter Lang, 2015), 57-73.

Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Associate Director of Research with CL@SE Daniel López-Cevallos recently published the following article: López-Cevallos DF, Harvey SM (2015). Foreign-born Latinos are more likely to experience health care discrimination: Results from Proyecto de Salud para Latinos. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, doi: 10.1007/s10903-015-0281-2. Press release.

Assistant Professor of History Christopher Nichols appeared on the OPB  “News Roundtable” on Friday October 16 to discuss and analyze President Obama’s decision to leave troops in Afghanistan, the Democratic debate, the Oregon governor email scandal, Planned Parenthood, and more on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program. Nicholas  presented comments on his book Promise and Peril at a keynote panel on the book at the U.S. Intellectual History Annual Conference in Washington D.C. on Friday, October 16, 2015, which was filmed by C-SPAN and will air on C-SPAN in roughly six weeks.

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