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CLA This Week — 2/29/16


Monday, Feb. 29

An Empire for Freedom: Transcontinental Abolitionism and the Black Civil Rights Struggle in the Pacific West — Stacey Smith, 2015-16 Center for the Humanities Research Fellow and History faculty in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, will discuss how African Americans who immigrated to British Colony of Vancouver Island after the 1857 Dred Scott decision used their status as “citizens of nowhere” to invoke the protection of the British Empire against the aggressive expansionism of an American republic dedicated to white supremacy. 4 p.m. at the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.

The Pros & Cons Of Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing —Direct-to-consumer genetic testing has been available to consumers for less than a decade. The variety of genetic information provided to consumers and ethical considerations of such testing, including harms, benefits, autonomy and justice, will be examined. 7 p.m. in Milam Hall, Room 123.

OSU Wind Ensemble — The Oregon State University Wind Ensemble directed by Christopher Chapman present a winter concert at 7:30 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center. The performance includes the west-coast premiere of Adam Schoenberg’s “American Symphony” for band. Tickets $7 advance, $10 door. OSU students and youth free. Advance tickets available at tickettomato.com. CAFA discounts apply.

The Oregon State University School of Arts & Communication’s University Theatre will host the Milagro Theatre’s bilingual play, “Broken Promises” by Olga Sanchez. Currently on its world premiere tour, the production is directed by Francisco Garcia, and will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre, Room 173. It is presented in partnership with Planned Parenthood.

Tuesday, March 1

First Generation Film Screening & PanelFirst Generation chronicles the lives of four high school students who set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by pursuing a college education.  Event will be held in the MU Ballroom from 5:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m.  Free dinner and child care (ages 4-12, provided by Kidspirit) with RSVP by February 24.

OSU Wind Symphony and Campus Band — The Oregon State University Wind Symphony directed by Dana Biggs, and the OSU Campus Band directed by Jason Gossett present a late-winter concert at 7:30 p.m. on at The LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets $7 advance, $10 door. OSU students and youth free. Advance tickets available at tickettomato.com. CAFA discounts apply.

Wednesday, March 2

“Boldly Launched Upon the Deep,” a unique, radio-style live performance by the AnyWhen Ensemble and featuring the Oregon State University Jazz Ensemble, will be presented Wednesday, March 2, at the Majestic Theatre. Part chamber music concert, part radio drama and part literary reading, “Boldly Launched Upon the Deep” is a collection of musical dramatic episodes for chamber ensemble, singers/speakers and tape. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 115 S.W. Second St., Corvallis. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, all seats reserved. Majestic members, seniors, youth and non-OSU college students, $15 in advance, $20 at the door. OSU students will be admitted for free with a valid ID card at the door while seats last. Tickets can be purchased online: http://bit.ly/1STbClS.

Thursday, March 3

Dissent & Citizenship: Norman Mailer and William F. Buckley, Jr. — The famous writer Norman Mailer was a noted left-winger during the 1960s, while columnist and editor William F. Buckley, Jr. was the face of American conservatism.   This talk explores how the two men crafted a genuine friendship during the most tumultuous of American decades, and how, despite all the conflict, dissent, and disagreement between the men, a common commitment to a form of citizenship that would bring out the best of the nation helped formed a lasting bond between them. Noon, MU 13, Multipurpose Room.

Friday, March 4

Music a la Carte and SAC Presents — San Francisco’s The Resonance Jazz Ensemble, presented by Music a la Carte and the SAC Presents, performs at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge, OSU. Free and open to the public.

The Age of Anthroponomy — Anthroponomy is the collective self-regulation of humankind by humankind so that the effects of our aggregated livelihoods do not undermine our common human values. Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, the Elmer G. Beamer-Hubert H. Schneider Professor in Ethics at Case Western Reserve University, will justify anthroponomy as the goal of civic life. 3 p.m. in Milam Hall, Room 319.

School of Public Policy Brownbag Seminar Series — Assistant Professor of SociologyAllison Hurst presents “Working class college students attending liberal arts colleges: Do they differ from their peers?” The brownbag will be held on in Fairbanks 304 from noon-1. The event is free and open to the OSU community.

Poet Cindy Williams Gutiérrez and novelist Justin Taylor will read at the Valley Library Rotunda at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A and book signing. Cindy Gutiérrez was selected by Poets and Writers Magazine as one of the top ten 2014 Debut Poets. Justin Taylor is the author of the story collectionEverything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and the novel The Gospel of Anarchy. His work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The New Yorker, Harpers, Bookforum, Pacific Standard, Tin House,and The New York Times Book Review. This event is part of the 2015-2016 The Literary Northwest Reading Series, sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film.

Recurring Events

OSU Theatre and Music present Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate Feb. 26-27 and March 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 2:00 p.m. on the Withycombe Hall Main Stage. Directed by Charlotte Headrick, with musical direction by Lauren Servias and choreography by Megan Skinner, this comedy is based on Taming of the Shrew and continues OSU Theatre’s Season, All the World’s a Stage: Celebrating Shakespeare. For tickets and information visit http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/theatre.

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.

ArtWorks (CEI) Gallery presents composer and musicologist Dana Reason’s new ethnographic conceptual work “UNhearD” for magnetic tape, paper, ink and plastic. Thursday Feb. 18 – March 11. 408 Monroe St. Suite 110, Corvallis. http://outpost1000.weebly.com/dana-reason–unheard-2000.html.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Dr. Patti Watkins of the School of Psychological Science will be presenting a paper titled “Quantitative Effects of a Fat Studies Curriculum” at the Association for Women in Psychology conference in Pittsburgh, PA on March 4. Co-authors on the paper include her student research assistants: Madison Gerber, Katy Krieger, Hellen Pham, and Lia Bauman. Also, Watkins and students from her Fat Studies class were recently interviewed for a story on Fat Studies published in USA Today: http://college.usatoday.com/2016/02/22/fat-studies-embrace-diversity-and-take-on-the-biases-of-being-overweight/.

Laura Rice (Emerita, SLWF), Joseph Krause (WLC/SLCS), and Karim Hamdy (WLC/SLCS) published a bi-lingual edition) of Pacifica: Poetry International, dedicated to translations from Arabic and French, entitled Revolutions in Tunisian Poetry. The selected poems focus on the resilience of the Tunisian people who rose up against authoritarianism, a harbinger of the Arab Spring that affected the peoples of the region, and inspired activists worldwide. Krause (WLC/SLCS) and Eric Dickey (CLA) edited the volume. The paper version is available at OSU Libraries, who will also make available an e-version in open source. This unique translation is dedicated to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, a civil society coalition that won the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Last week, Rice and Hamdy placed copies of this work in a number of Tunisian public and college libraries. Hamdy also spoke to two Tunisian radio stations about this OSU-based project.

Additionally, Krause has recently published the following:

  • Joseph Ohmann-Krause, Profondeur de champ.  Paris: L’Harmattan, 2016.  Collection of poems.
  • Joseph Ohmann-Krause, Poèmes et images.  Poems and photographs, ARPA, France, 115, décembre 2015.

Dr. Dana Reason is part of the Resoundings Trio (with Dr. Catherine Lee, oboe and Dr. John Savage flute/composition) and will be featuring a performance of “Nonaah” by distinguished American composer Roscoe Mitchell (Darius Milhaud composition chair, Mills College). Additional works by Savage, Vriezen, Cage and Reason will also be performed. Where: Smith Recital Hall at Western Oregon University on Tuesday March 1, at 7:30 p.m.

Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Associate Director of Research with CL@SE Daniel López-Cevallos recently presented the following paper: López-Cevallos DF (February 27, 2016). Movilidad Ocupacional del Migrante y Salud: Resultados del Estudio de la Salud en La Comunidad Hispana/ Estudio de los Latinos (HCHS/SOL). Videoconference session presented at the I Congreso Ecuatoriano de Salud y Migración, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Loja, Ecuador.

Music’s Mike Gamble recently played the Portland Jazz Festival under the artist Moongriffin. Additionally, he played a show on Friday, Feb. 26 with the harpist Brandee Younger.

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