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CLA This Week — 4/4/16


Monday, April 4

Christiania’s Place in the World of Traveling Ideas: Ordinary, Informal, Secret and Utopian— In a hyper-privatized landscape, it is widely assumed that people will not share domestic space or resources and labor, except in extraordinary circumstances. Today, new patterns of social organizing and solidarity are apparent in groups of people that imagine and act upon a shared vision of connected community. Ethnographies of intentional and ‘close-knit’ communities indicate that, in this ‘quiet revolution,’ we are witnessing the legacy of countercultural experiments from the 1970s. Noon, Milam Hall, Room 319.

Tuesday, April 5

Ecuadorian Christian Student Movement — The Faculty/Staff Christian Fellowship of OSU will host Mark Edwards, Professor of Sociology at Oregon State University, who will discuss recent observations of a Christian student organization in Ecuador. He speaks at noon in the Memorial Union Asian/Pacific-American Room (MU 206).

Thursday, April 7

“Reading Rita Dove” — College of Liberal Arts Dean Larry Rodgers, a professor of English who specializes in African-American literature, will present “Reading Rita Dove,” at 7 p.m. in the Journey Room, Room 104, in the Memorial Union on the OSU campus. Dean Rodgers’ talk is part of a series of events surrounding Stone Award winner Rita Dove’s upcoming visits to Corvallis and Portland.

Arts and Science Convergences at Oregon State  Scientist and artists work and think in different ways, but the process of inquiry has many common dimensions as well. How do art-science convergences happen? Why are they important or useful? What are some future prospects for art-science convergences? In this presentation, Oregon State scientists and artists will give brief illustrations of their convergent work, and then engage in a conversation with the audience on the practice of these convergences.Presenters include: Jerri Bartholomew, Mark Harmon, Bob Keefer, Dana Reason, Justin Ralls, Angelique White, Leah Wilson, Charles Goodrich, and Fred Swanson3-5 p.m., MU Journey Room:  http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/114293/.

Exhibit opening and reception: Heartwood: Inquiry and Engagement with Pacific Northwest Forests — Everyone is invited to join us for the opening reception for Heartwood: Inquiry and Engagement with Pacific Northwest Forests immediately following the “Arts-Science Convergences at OSU” event. People of the Pacific Northwest have deep and complicated connections with forests. The OSU Libraries and Press Special Collections and Archives Research Center explores those connections in this latest exhibit. The exhibit represents a joint effort of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station and the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature and the Written Word. 5 – 6:30 p.m., OSU Valley Library – 5th floor.

OSU Latin@ Theatre Project: Real Women Have Curves by Josefina Lopez — Funded by the MU Foundation Pepsi Endowment. 7:30 pm, Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre, Free. (No late entries due to location of door relative to stage).

Friday, April 8

Music à la Carte — The Fire with Rebecca Lomnicky, fiddle; David Brewer, guitar. Noon, Memorial Union Lounge, Free.

Recurring Events

Fairbanks Gallery: Michael Boonstra – Transitory Surfaces — Digital prints on aluminum, mixed media drawings, acrylic on canvas. April 4 – 7. Reception: Tuesday, April 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. oregonstate.edu/fairbanksgallery.

Poetry workshops — Faculty and students in OSU’s Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing will lead two poetry writing workshops, both at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. The workshops are part of a series of events surrounding Stone Award winner Rita Dove’s upcoming visit to Portland and Corvallis. A workshop for adults will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, and a workshop for teens will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Space is limited. To register in advance, call 541-766-6793 or email askalibrarian@corvallisoregon.gov.

The 2016 Authors Lectures Each year OSU faculty publish a remarkable range of literary contributions. Publication of these books is an important dimension to faculty creativity that goes through a rigorous peer review process and is an important part of validating their work. This year, CLA authors Wayne Harrison and David Biespiel will deliver lectures and be honored alongside all Oregon State authors on April 6 and April 12, at 6 p.m., at Grass Roots Books in downtown Corvallis. For more information: http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/provost/awards-recognition/osu-authors-and-editors.

Oregon State University will once again host The CO• Corvallis Maker Fair on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 in the Memorial Union Ballroom and the Student Experience Center Plaza.

  • Friday’s schedule, titled LEARN will feature an array of panels and talks on the importance of the arts in science and engineering education. Among the speakers is Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. It will be held in the Learning Innovation Center, Room 100, from 4 to 6 p.m. A reception for the public as well as all makers involved in Saturday’s fair will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Student Experience Plaza.
  • Saturday’s schedule, titled PLAY will involve an interactive exhibits for all ages, featuring many different types of makers. Among them will be Michael Town, a physics and engineering teacher who will be holding several workshops on skateboard-making throughout the day. More information about the symposium and a full list of speakers and their biographies can be found on The CO•’s website: http://www.corvallismakerfair.org/symposium/biographies/.

Upcoming Events

Buddhist Tourism Conference — Across Asia, Buddhists, government organizations, business corporations and individuals participate in re-imaginings of Buddhism by patronizing sacred mountains, temples, relics and Buddhist teachers. This conference brings together Buddhist scholars in order to generate an investigation of Buddhist spaces, identities and practices as dynamic entities that shift significance within various flows and networks of travelers and international relationships. Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10 in Milam Hall, Room 319 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Kristin Griffin of the School of Writing, Literature, and Film is excited to present the second issue of Buckteeth, an online food magazine composed, edited, and designed by undergraduate students in her food writing class (WR383). From a profile of an organic cranberry farmer on the Oregon Coast to a feature on the curious world of truffle hunting, this issue is loaded with food writing you can sink your teeth into!  

Arts Entrepreneurship WorkshopApril 9. For majors in music, art, theatre, new media communication. CH2M Hill Alumni Center. To register, contact Dr. Robert Brudvigbbrudvig@oregonstate.edu  Free – space is limited. 9:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

More than 100 Oregon State alumni, friends, faculty and guests turned out for a reception and the concert at Oregon State Night at the Oregon Symphony on Saturday, April 2. The OSU Ensemble, directed by Dr. Steven Zielke, performed at the reception at The Picnic House, and the concert program at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall “The Sinatra Century,” featured Jeff Tyzik, conductor and Curtis Stigers, vocals.

Montage, Oregon State University’s art club, invites OSU and Corvallis community members to their largest fundraising event of the year, a silent art auction of members’ works, live music by local musicians, fresh hors d’oeuvres and wine served by a local winery. Date: Saturday, April 16 from 6-9 p.m. at the Oddfellows Hall, in the Friendship Ballroom. 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333. Ticket prices are $15 each or two for $25 and will be sold at the door. Please RSVP with number of attendees to Claire Harden at hardenc@oregonstate.edu no later than April 9.

Auditions for the 2016 Spring One-Act Festival will be held April 10 and 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre. Auditions are open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Helman at elizabeth.helman@oregonstate.edu.

Assistant Professor of History Christopher Nichols was recently quoted in Italian media:

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Associate Director of Research with CL@SE Daniel López-Cevallos recently presented the following paper: Cuevas AG, Valera P, López-Cevallos DF, Harvey SM & Benkert R (March 31, 2016). Mistrust and Health Inequities: An Emergent Issue. Panel session presented at the 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC..

Assistant Professor of Sociology Hilary Boudet recently published the following:

Stephen Hayes, Art, has just completed jurying the annual exhibition ArtWorks NW at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center of Roseburg, Ore. Forty-one works of art were selected from over 400 submissions for the exhibition that opens May 6 and runs through July 8. Additional information is available at www.uvarts.com.

Speech Communication instructor Imran Haider will present “White Elephant in the Newsroom: The Color of Terrorism & The National News Narrative on Monday, April 25 at Portland Community College. Haider is co-presenting with Teela Foxworth, M.A.

Photography instructor Lorenzo Triburgo discussed his ongoing project, Policing Gender, on the panel, “Can Images Counter Mass Incerceration?” at Portland State University on April 2. The panel discussion was in conjunction with the exhibit Prison Obscura at the Newspace Center for Photography. http://lorenzotriburgo.com.

Instructor of bassoon Ann Kosanovic-Brown recently performed with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Thomas Dausgaard in works by Haydn and Mozart. Also active as an educator throughout the region, she recently adjudicated and coached at the All-City Competition in Salem, Ore.

Instructor of popular music Dana Reason’s essay “Dialogues Within” was published in Vancouver, British Columbia by The Western Front, one of Canada’s longest running cultural and archival centers. Packaged as part of an archival vinyl release, the essay focused on four living jazz composer-pianists: Anthony Davis, Al Neil, Paul Plimley and John Kameel Farah.

Director of Athletic Bands Dana Biggs  has been busy traveling domestically and abroad in support of OSU athletic bands. Recent trips include a trip to Ireland in preparation for the upcoming OSU Marching Band tour, Las Vegas, Nevada for the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament, Dallas, Texas for the NCAA women’s regional basketball tournament and Indianapolis, Indiana for the NCAA women’s basketball Final Four tournament.

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