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CLA This Week — 10/24/16


Monday, Oct. 24

The U.S. Military, the Welfare State, and Citizenship: Lecture by Dr. Jennifer Mittelstadt — Dr. Mittelstadt is a political historian of the United States. She specializes in the twentieth century, especially post-World War II, and her interests in politics include social policy and social politics; liberalism and conservatism and neoliberalism; second-wave feminism; and the military and militarization. 4 p.m. MU: Journey Room 104.

2016 Presidential Election Expert Panel — The U.G. Dubach Chair and SPP’s Political Science program present an election panel featuring David C. Kimball, Christopher S. Parker and Kathleen Bratton. Kimball is a Professor of Political Science at University of Missouri, St Louis, He has written several books including “Lobbying for Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why.” Parker is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. He has written several books including “Change We Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America. “ Bratton is the Director of Women’s & Gender Studies at Louisiana State University. Her research on Gender, Descriptive Representation, and Elections has appeared in several of the top political science journals such as the American Journal of Political Science and Journal of Politics. 5-6:30 p.m., LInC 128.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

La Buena Vida: Environmental Justice and Coal Mining in Colombia — Film + Discussion with Professor Stascha Rohmer (University of Medellín). La Buena Vida – The Good Life is the story of the Colombian village of Tamaquito, told against a global backdrop of rising energy consumption being driven by the pursuit of growth and affluence. 5:00 p.m., Milan 319.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Glitter in the Archives! Using History to Imagine Queer and Trans Futures —Join the OSU Queer Archives (OSQA) for an evening of crafting using archival materials. Come learn about OSU and Corvallis area queer history and be inspired to imagine, create, and “craft” queer and trans futures. Valley Library 5th Floor Special Collections and Archives Research Center, 4-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Bradley Boovy (bradley.boovy@oregonstate.edu).  

The OSU Electronic Music Ensemble will perform on at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge. Admission is free.

Thursday, Oct. 27

What is biodiversity and how can we protect it? — Lecture and discussion with Professor Stascha Rohmer (University of Medellín, Colombia). Professor Rohmer will present his current collaborative research project on a bio-philosophical conception of the role of biodiversity as a constitutive force in the so-called ecosystems. In particular, the project focuses on the connection between biological and cultural diversity. 2:00 p.m., Milam Hall 319A.

“Making sense of the Presidential Election,” a panel discussion featuring CLA faculty members, will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lake Oswego. The moderated panel conversation will include discussion about how foreign policy challenges, rising populism, race, ethnicity and economic changes have combined to upend the political norms of the last half century. The event is the open to the public, but tickets are required. The panelists are SHPR’s Christopher McKnight Nichols and Kara Ritzheimer, and SPP’s Andrew Valls and Rorie Solberg.

Friday, Oct. 28

On Friday, October 28, Music à la Carte presents a recital of song cycles by local composer Judith Freeman. Musicians include OSU’s Lauren Servias, piano; Nicholas Larson, tenor and Megan Sand, mezzo-soprano. Noon, Memorial Union Lounge, Free.

Saturday, Oct. 29

Alison Hawthorne Deming, recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim fellowship, will read from her new poetry collection, “Stairway to Heaven,” 7 p.m. at the Corvallis Arts Center. Deming’s books include “Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit” (Milkweed Editions in 2014) and “Science and Other Poems” (LSU Press, 1994). Former Director of the University of Arizona Poetry Center (1990-2002), she currently is AgneseNelms Haury Chair of Environment and Social Justice and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Arizona. Sponsored The Arts Center and the Spring Creek Project.

Saturday, Oct. 30

The Corvallis-OSU Symphony presents a free concert by the Portland Youth Philharmonic at the LaSells Stewart Center, 3 p.m.

Recurring Events

Sept. 19-Nov. 4 — The Little Gallery is pleased to present Eileen Hinckle: Drawn to Murals.  Ms. Hinckle, a past student of OSU’s  Arts and Communication’s JumpStart program,  undertook murals as an inspiring and dynamic form of public art that can interact and intertwine with architecture and environment.  As she traveled from Lima throughout Peru, and subsequently throughout Bolivia,  Chile and Argentina, the Hinkle  used art to connect her experiences to her surroundings and to engage in meaningful exchange with people she met along the way. Reception: Thursday, Sept. 29, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall.

Oct. 3 – Nov. 2Oregon State University’s Fairbanks Gallery will feature new work by art faculty Julia Bradshaw and Anna Fidler in an exhibition titled “Shapes and Séances.” Bradshaw, a photographic artist and Fidler, a painter, share an interest in using photographs as source material, in the fantastical landscape and in early abstract work by pioneering women artists. For more information: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/art/fairbanks-gallery-art/upcoming-exhibit.

Oregon State University Theatre will kick off the 2016-17 season with a family-friendly adaptation of the quirky children’s novel, “James and the Giant Peach.” The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3-5 and Nov. 12; and 2 p.m. Nov. 12-13; in the Withycombe Hall Main Stage theatre. The theme for the theater season is “Devising Our Dreams: Metamorphosis.” In David Wood’s adaptation of the classic tale by Roald Dahl, kindly young James lives in England with his two cruel aunts, Spiker and Sponge, until a mystical old woman gives him a bag of magic and everything changes. http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/theatre.

The LBCC NSH Gallery is presenting an Oregon State Art Faculty Exhibit through December 2 at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. The show features 14 artists: Evan Baden, Michael Boonstra, Julia Bradshaw, Katherine Campbell, Anna Fidler, Lee Ann Garrison, Julie Green, Stephen Hayes, Yuji Hiratsuka, Shelley Jordon, Andrew Myers, Felix Oliveros, Kerry Skarbakka, and John Whitten, and a vivid range of subject matter, style, and media. A reception and artist talk will take place in the gallery on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from noon to 1 p.m. All are welcome. NSH Gallery second floor atrium. LBCC art galleries are free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information contact: Anne Magratten, artgallery@linnbenton.edu. 

Upcoming Events

CLA faculty members will be featured in pop-up readings at the 2016 Wordstock book festival on Nov. 5 in the Portland Art Museum. Jennifer Richter will read from her book No Acute Distress from 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm, and Juan Antonio Trujillo will be reading new material with Los Porteños from 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm. Additionally, David Biespiel will moderate a discussion on Nov. 5 titled “Breaking Poetry Pattern” at 11:30 a.m., and Qwo-Li Driskill will be participating in the festival’s Nov. 4 Lit Crawl.


PCOSW Conference Funding Scholarship-Call for Applicants — OSU’s President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is offering funds to cover registration costs for OSU Faculty, Staff, and Students to attend the 2016 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) conference in Sunriver, OR, January 26-27, 2017. In order to apply for funds, please complete and submit the online form by Monday, October 31: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Sb5k9WC0yNCHaNTr-2mP1Lb-arZRLtmv0Ke8zyrWEQ0/edit.

Notification of awards will be sent by Wed., Nov.2. All tenure-line and non-tenure faculty, professional faculty, staff, and students are eligible to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Holmberg, PCOSW Scholarships and Awards Committee, karen.holmberg@oregonstate.edu.

Got your tix? Tickets for the Feb. 11 SAC Presents talk and book signing by David Sedaris are selling quickly. They are available for purchase on line at http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/SACpresents, and in person at the LaSells Stewart Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Noon – 5 p.m. Tickets are $50-$40-$30 for the general public. Reserved seats in the balcony are available for purchase to OSU students for $10 each (buy in person at LaSells) while they last, or through the end of the year, when remaining seats will be made available to the general public for $30.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Director of bands Chris Chapman recently traveled to Redmond, Oregon to work with the band at Ridgeview High School. The Ridgeview ensemble is directed by first-year teacher Jamie Gregory, who completed both her bachelor’s and masters degrees at OSU. Chapman also conducted the season opening performance with the Portland Wind Symphony on October 22 at West Linn High School. Currently artistic director and conductor of the ensemble, Chapman lead the semi-professional group in an eclectic program of music by Verdi, Sampson, Bolcom, Sousa, Sparke and Tanouye.

Director of athletic bands Olin Hannum, who is also an active composer, recently had his new work “Nocturne for Oboe” premiered at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Instructor of music Jan Looking Wolf Reibach and his band recently completed studio work for a forthcoming Native American Flute album entitled “Twilight.” The CD will be available for pre-release in November and is the largest commercial project of Reibach’s career, with distribution by High Spirits Music to over 700 music outlets in 12 countries. In addition to his wooden native flute, the ambient new-age instrumental tracks also include world percussion, guitar, violin and vocal chants.

Bradley Boovy, SLCS, recently organized and led a research seminar titled “Materialism, Affect, and Queer Relationality” with Dr. Jennifer Creech (University of Rochester) at the 40th annual meeting of the German Studies Association in San Diego. 

Charles Goodrich, director of the Spring Creek Project, spoke at the Alliance of Artists Communities annual conference on Oct. 5 on a panel entitled “Cross Pollinations: Art/Science Collaboration + Impact of Place.”

Theatre Professor Emeritus Charlotte Headrick will be Mother Victoria in a reading of Patricia Burke Brogan’s “Eclipsed,” written by Burke Brogan, a former nun, in 1992. The play is about the Irish Catholic Church and the Magdalene laundries. Headrick, who has long researched Irish theatre, is considered one of the foremost experts on this play. The reading will take place at 7:30 p.m. on October 25, 26, and November 2 at Kell’s,Irish Pub, 112 SW Second Avenue in Portland. Admission is $15. For more information on the play go to: corribtheatre.org.

Oregon State music faculty, instructors and students hosted the 6th annual Beaver Music Preview day October 21. More than 150 high school students from Oregon and as far as southern California spent the day on campus, sampling music courses, sitting in with OSU music ensembles and attending a faculty recital at Noon as part of the Music a la Carte concert series in the MU. Several OSU alumni who are now teaching choir and/or band at the high school level brought large groups of their students to campus for the preview day.

Trischa Goodnow, SAC, was selected as an Open Delegate with the Guatemalan Human Rights Commission.  In August, she toured human rights organizations throughout Guatemala. 

Dana Reason, music, will conduct workshops with the New Orchestra Workshop (NOW) Society in Vancouver, British Columbia,  and will perform with composer/pianist Lisa K Miller and other musicians there on October 21 and 24. The NOW Society presents the finest improvisers from Vancouver and abroad, performing improvised and newly composed music in the classical, jazz, musique actuelle and avant garde genres. For more information: http://www.nowsociety.org/.

In September, Assistant Professor Julia Bradshaw had work in the SPE Combined Caucus Exhibition Living Arts, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The exhibition was curated by Aline Smithson for the Society of Photographic Educators. http://livingarts.org/spe-combined-caucus-exhibition. Bradshaw currently has a small exhibition of her works presented by Photography at Oregon at the Gallery at Dot Dotson’s in Eugene. She and Anna Fidler gave a talk about their work on October 20, in conjunction with their exhibition “Shapes and Séances,” showing at Fairbanks Gallery through October.

The Portland Art Museum has acquired three artworks by Professor of Art Shelley Jordon for their permanent collection. Also, animations by Jordon were included in the “Digital Pop; Athens Digital Art Festival” exhibition in Athens Greece; “In the Name of Truth: Time Peace & Humanity,” Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, Calif.; and the “75 Second Film Awards, at the Amy Johnson Festival, Hull, UK, where it won a “Jurors Honorable Mention Award.” Additionally, Jordon has also been invited to present three of her animations in New York for the 2016 SVA After School Special: School of Visual Arts Alumni Film and Animation Festival. Two of her other animations were recently screened on OPB’s Oregon Lens Series. 

This summer, Jun Bum Shin, graphic design, presented at the 20th Information Visualization Society Conference in Lisbon, Portugal; lectured at Myongji College in Seoul, South Korea; exhibited at the Rotary International Convention “Connect with Korea: Touch the World,” in Goyang, South Korea, as well as at at the Digital Art Gallery, Information Visualization 2016 conference and Computer Graphics, Imagination and Visualization 2016  conference (juried). Additionally, in August, he consulted with Korean-American Scientist and Engineers Association Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas, and in Vienna, Virginia.





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