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CLA This Week — 2/15/16


Monday, Feb. 15

The Power of Cohorts, Mentors & Cross-Institutional Collaborations in HIgher Education1:30 – 3:30 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Willamette Room. Faculty engagement and innovative strategies for cross-functional collaborations in higher education will be the focus of this session for advancing student success and equalizing academic success across all demographics. Dr. Shirley Collado of Rutgers University will be leading this discussion.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Brett Bigham, 2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year and Oregon State University graduate, will be on campus today, to speak to Dr. Charlotte Headrick’s Multicultural American Theater class and any interested members of the community. His talk will take place in Withycombe Hall’s Lab Theatre and will begin at 12:30 p.m.

A Wisdom Workshop is being offered by the Contemplative Studies Initiative with Dr. John Edwards of Psychology. The workshop will be held Tuesday evenings February 16, through March 1, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Learning Innovations Center Room 302.  Registration is not required. Each session includes meditation. Session topics are Emptiness, Karma, and Embodiment. Contact Teri.Morris@oregonstate.edu. for more information.

Thursday, Feb. 18

OSU Chamber Winds and Percussion — Directed by Christopher Chapman and Robert Brudvig, the finest wind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists present a winter concert featuring works by Stanhope, Trythall, Spittall, Metheny, and Bozza at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $8 advance, $10 door. Advance tickets available online at tickettomato.com. OSU students free with valid ID. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe, Corvallis.

Friday, Feb. 19

Anthropology Tan Sack Series — OSU Anthropology doctoral student, Jeremais Pink, will give a lecture based on the findings of his archaeological excavations in Oaxaca, Mexico. Pink will argue that the power of local elites increased considerably during the final stages of Zapotec state decline in part because of new forms of ritual and religious practice that reinforced the legitimacy of individual elite lineages. The talk, entitled “Elite Domestic Ritual and Political Change in Late Classic Oaxaca, Mexico,” will be in 201 Waldo Hall at noon.

Music a la Carte: Caballito Negro (Terry Longshore, percussion and Tessa Brinkman, flute) present fearless and ecstatic intercultural music inspired by Federico Garcia Lorca’s poem “Cancion de Jinete” at 12:00 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge. Free.

Essayist, poet, and critic Maggie Nelson will read at the Valley Library Rotunda at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A and book signing. Maggie Nelson is the author of five books of nonfiction and four books of poetry. Her poetry has been widely anthologized, including in the Best American Poetry series. Nelson has received numerous awards across genres including a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. This event is part of the 2015-2016 Visiting Writers Series, sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film.

Upcoming Events

A Wisdom Workshop is being offered by the Contemplative Studies Initiative with Dr.  John Edwards of Psychology.  The workshop will be held Tuesday evenings February 16, through March 1, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Learning Innovations Center Room 302. Registration is not required.  Each session includes meditation. Session topics are Emptiness, Karma, and Embodiment. Contact Teri.Morris@oregonstate.edu. for more information.

Corvallis-OSU Piano’s Steinway Concert Series features the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. San Francisco Classical Voice has hailed them as “The most dynamic duo of this generation. Explosive creativity, refreshing, exuberant, volatile and thrilling.” Anderson & Roe have become an internet sensation via their viral YouTube videos. Tickets and information.


CLA Assistant Director of Student Services and student diversity liaison Tristen Shay was recently invited to serve of the OSU Leadership Council for Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice. This advisory council is designed to bring focused energy o university wide-planning and implementation and is charged to advise, the President, Provost, University’s Chief Diversity Officer and other university leaders.

SAC has announced its spring term SAC Presents concert, “Bobby Meets the Oregon State University Chamber Choir.” Ten-time GRAMMY award winner Bobby McFerrin will perform and lead the choir (directed by Steven Zielke) in an evening of improvised music making and discovery. Otto Gygax, percussion. Tickets are on sale now at tickettomato.com.

Tickets are also on sale now for the SAC Presents concert featuring the Ivy Street Ensemble, on Thurs. Feb 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th Street, Corvallis. Featuring Colorado Symphony musicians Cathy Peterson, flute; Erik Peterson, violin; and Phillip Stevens, viola, this chamber music trio recently received second place in the Chamber Music category with the American Prize, an award celebrating American Excellence in the arts. Advance tickets are available at Gracewinds Music and online.

Save the date: The College of Liberal Arts is a “co-“ sponsor of The CO., the 2016 Oregon Maker Fair, which will take place on Friday, April 8 and Saturday April 9. The event is free and open to the public. On Friday, there will be a number of panel talks and workshops discussing the role of making, both on and off campus. On Saturday, there will be an all-ages, interactive maker celebration with many engaging exhibitors and activities. Last year’s event was a great success and this year promises to be bigger and better. Featured speakers for a STEM to STEAM Symposium on Friday afternoon will be: Suzanne Bonamici, US House of Representatives, Bryony DuPont, College of Engineering, Oregon State University, Ken Olsen, Corvallis Makers Club, Eric Schulze, Ask Smithsonian, Cynthia Spencer, The Arts Center, Mike Town, Lakeside School. For more information, or to volunteer or exhibit, go to: http://www.corvallismakerfair.org/.

The Cottage Grove Public Library is excited to be hosting the Smithsonian Human Origins” traveling exhibit this month. The library is the only stop in Oregon, and one of only 19 stops nation-wide. The exhibit will be in Cottage Grove from Feb. 17 to March 12, and Smithsonian scientists will be here on Feb. 17 and 18 for public events. Of particular interest to faculty is an “Educator Workshop,” a private event for educators who would like to interact one-on-one with top Smithsonian scientists and educators. This will take place on Feb. 18, from 3-5 p.m. at the Cottage Grove Public Library. For more information about the exhibit and events, please visit http://www.ala.org/programming/humanorigins.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

History Professor Nicole von Germeten’s essay “Archival Narratives of Clerical Sodomy and Suicide from 18th-century Cartagena” has just been published in the new book Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin AmericaThis new book brings together a broad community of scholars to explore the history of illicit and alternative sexualities in Latin America’s colonial and early national periods. In doing so, this anthology makes important and necessary contributions to the historiography of gender and sexuality. Amid the growing politicized interest in broader LGBTQ movements in Latin America, the essays also show how these legal codes endured to make their way into post-independence Latin America.

Barbara Muraca (Assistant Professor of Environmental and Social Philosophy in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion) co-authored a paper titled “Why protect nature? Rethinking values and the environment,” that has just been published in the current issue of PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America) (http://www.pnas.org/content/113/6/1462.full). Additionally, Muraca gave a talk titled “Degrowth: A Project for a Radical Transformation of Society.” on on Jan. 21 at Vanderbilt University.

CL@SE director Ronald Mize recently published the following: Ronald L. Mize. “Bracero,” The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. Edited by John Stone, Rutledge M. Dennis, Polly S. Rizova, Anthony D. Smith, and Xiaoshuo Hou. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. DOI: 10.1002/9781118663202.wberen371.

Chris Chapman, Director of Bands, served as the conductor of the Northern California Honor Band, a collective ensemble made up of 120 high school band students from 33 counties in northern California. The three-day event was held at Humboldt State University. On Feb. 12, Dr. Chapman presented at the California All-State Music Education Convention (CASMEC) in San Jose. His talk centers on appropriate gestures to better represent the musical intent of the composer.

Marissa Solini, office specialist in theatre and BFA ’15, is exhibiting with former OSU art instructor Kathleen Caprario in “Patterns of Change.” Both artists’ work explores social and environmental aspects of pattern, through Caprario’s mixed-media collages and Solini’s paintings of vintage aprons. “Patterns of Change” is on display at Umpqua Community College’s Whipple Fine Arts Gallery in Roseburg, OR from Feb. 8 through March 10. A reception will be held Feb. 17 from 5-6:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information visit: http://www.umpqua.edu/events-news/1019-at-the-ucc-art-gallery-patterns-of-change.

Julia Bradshaw, assistant professor of Art and New Media Communications has an exhibition of her work at the Lane Community College Art Gallery from Tuesday. Feb. 16 to March 9. She will be giving a public lecture at the gallery on March 3 at 11 a.m. The gallery is in Building 11 on the LCC main campus, 4000 E. 30th Ave. Call 541-463-5409 for information: https://www.lanecc.edu/artgallery/current-exhibit.

Assistant Professor of Sociology Hilary Boudet recently had an article, “The effect of industry activities on public support for ‘fracking,’” accepted in the journal Environmental Politics, which should run this coming July.

Assistant Professor of History Christopher Nichols recently organized, chaired, and presented a panel on U.S. foreign relations before and after 1916 at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association on January 8, 2016 that was covered by C-SPAN and aired last weekend:


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