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CLA This Week — 10/26/15


Wednesday, Oct. 28

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Prospects for a Durable Peace?  —  Ari Shavit will make a guest appearance in HST 310, “Why War?,” to discuss the state of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the prospects for a durable peace, and how the U.S. can play a more effective role in the region. Shavit is a columnist for “Haaretz,” a prominent liberal-left Israeli newspaper, and his columns have also appeared in various American newspapers and magazines. He is well known for his acclaimed book, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. Shavit’s talk is open to the campus community and the public. 9:00-9:50 a.m. Owen 101.

School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquia — Please join us at noon in Reed Lodge 111 for Assistant Professor of Psychology Josh Weller, who will be giving a talk entitled “The Measurement of Decision-Making Competence: Progress and Challenges.”

We Won’t Pay: How Debtors’ Unions and Strikes Can Lead the Fight for Tuition-Free Education  — The second event in the Allied Students for Another Politics (ASAP!) Radical Visions towards Another Politics series will be a discussion of the reasons for hikes in tuition, the explosion of student debt and how we can collectively lead the fight to abolish student debt and create a tuition-free university. Hosted by Strike Debt Portland and the Anarres Project for Alternative Futures. Noon, Memorial Union, 208:La Raza Room.

Photographing Stalin’s Revolution: An American In Moscow, 1930 — Joseph Stalin reached a critical point in his transformation of Soviet Russia in 1930. Armed only with a camera and a perceptive eye, Elizabeth Day traveled into this world of political oppression and economic shortage, and the photographic record of her journey provides insights that go far beyond conventional textbook photographs. Dan and Lucy Hilburn of Salem donated these photographs to the OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center, and this lecture by history professor William Husband marks a first look into this incredible visual archive. 4 p.m., Valley Library, Special Collections and Archives Research Center.

What Do We Want from the Wild — Oregonians across the political spectrum place a high value on the diverse natural resources of our state, but we are divided about how these resources should be used and talked about. In this conversation, Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis will help participants step back from policy decisions and consider more basic questions about our relationship to the mountains, air, trees, animals, and streams around us. What do we want from nature? What do we understand nature to be, and how do we see ourselves fitting in? 6:30 p.m., Corvallis Benton County Public Library.

Thursday, Oct. 29

Director of Budget and Fiscal Planning Sherm Bloomer will talk with CLA faculty about the new budget model and how it will affect the college. The presentation is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. in the La Raza room, MU 208.

Why So Many Prisons? The Carceral State and Social Politics — A panel discussion on prison overpopulation and politics in the U.S. with Teressa Raiford, lead organizer for Oregon’s most active #BlackLivesMatter movement, ‘Don’t Shoot PDX,’ and sociology faculty Brett Burkhardt and Michelle Inderbitzin. Moderated by Christopher McKnight Nichols.  4 p.m., Memorial Union, Journey Room.


There’s a Dog in My Studio, Connective Conversations — Art professor Shelley Jordon, of the School of Arts and Communication (and her dog Spanky), are featured in Oregon Arts Watch as part of a series of photographs taken by photographer Sabina Poole to illustrate a new book published by The Ford Family Foundation with the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, “Connective Conversations: Inside Oregon Art, 2011-2014,” released October 2015.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Assistant Professor of Psychology Kathleen Bogart recently published the following: Michael, J., Bogart, K. R., Tylén, K., Krueger, J., Bech, M., Østergaard, J. R., & Fusaroli, R. (2015). Training in compensatory strategies enhances rapport in interactions involving people with Möbius Syndrome. Frontiers in Neurology, 6, 1-11. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2015.00213.

Assistant professor in the School of History, Philosophy and Religion Barbara Muraca recently published the following: Muraca, Barbara (2015): Care for our Common Home and the Degrowth Movement: A Message of Radical Transformation. In: Cobb, John B. Jr. and Castuera, I.: FOR OUR COMMON HOME: PROCESS-RELATIONAL RESPONSES TO LAUDATO Si’. Anoka, MN, Process Century Press, pp. 139-149

Associate Professor of English Susan Jackson Rodgers published a short story, “Keep Me in the Dark,” in North American Review 300.4 (Fall 2015):  11-15.

Associate Professor of History Stacey Smith participated in a special round table panel on her award-winning book,  “Freedom’s Frontier: California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction,” which took place at the North American Labor History Conference on Oct. 23 in Detroit. Smith returned to Portland to serve on a presidential round table on the state of labor history in the American West at the Western History Association annual conference on Oct. 24.

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics Tony Trujillo recently presented a paper, “Queering the Spanish as a Heritage Language Classroom,” with co-author Holly Cashman at the national meeting of the Association for Jotería Arts, Activism, and Scholarship in Phoenix. Trujillo will be collaborating with community and academic partners to bring the next work meeting to Portland in early 2016.

Associate Professor of Speech Communication Elizabeth Root recently traveled to Orlando to attend the SIETAR conference (Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research) to present “Developing Intercultural Content Online: Insights from the Field of E-Learning and Instructional Design” with a colleague from Florida State University, Dr. Anchalee Ngampornchai.

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