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CLA This Week — 1/23/17


Monday, Jan. 23

Children of Men Screening — The Anarres Project for Alternative Futures, Allied Students for Another Politics!, and the Spring Creek Project present a film and discussion series of classic dystopian movies to help spur the radical imagination about the possibilities for transformation in daunting times.  Our first film is the award winning film of 2006 “Children of Men” that portrays a world affected by climate change and pollution to the point of complete human infertility, triggering war and global mass migration to the last stable nation on the planet. 6 p.m. in Milam Hall 301.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Oregon State Senator Arnie Roblan, SD 5 (Coos Bay, Florence, Newport, Tillamook) will be on campus to discuss issues related to “Ocean and Coastal Law and Policy in Oregon” in the MU 213 Pan Afrikan – Sankofa from 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Citizenfour Screening: Privacy and Popcorn — OSU Libraries & Press; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; the School of Writing, Literature and Film; and the Citizenship and Crisis Initiative invite you to a screening of the documentary Citizenfour, followed by a conversation with Cooper Brinson, staff attorney of the Civil Liberties Defense Center. Bring your questions about your legal rights, what they are, and what to do if they are violated. 6 p.m., Kelley 1001. For accommodations, please contact Kelly McElroy: kelly.mcelroy@oregonstate.edu or 541-757-3495.

Thursday, Jan. 26

CLA Student Services is hosting their first workshop in their “Major Keys to Academic Success” workshop series from 3-4pm in Bexell 214 . The workshop will walk students through how to make a study plan using their own syllabi and how to find their personal study style. Students are encouraged to RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1227975773957539??ti=ia

A GRAMMY Preview — Director of Popular Music and Performing Arts Bob Santelli will take a backstage look at the GRAMMY Awards, the most watched music television program in the world. Santelli will show rare performance clips, detail the process by which artists get nominated for GRAMMY Awards and share stories of great GRAMMY moments in advance of the Feb. 12 awards show. 7:30 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium.

The NEXT Reading Series — Join Creative Writing MFA alumni for a reading at SNUGbar (in the basement of Magenta at 137 SW 2nd in Corvallis). 7:30-9 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 27

OSU Disability Network — Join a group of OSU community members interested in discussing Disability Studies teaching and research, in general, and the development of a DS curriculum at OSU, in particular. This week, Sam Logan will present, “The Fast and the Curious: Creating pediatric assistive technology that behaves like a kid.” Noon-1 p.m. Milam Hall 301.

Music a la CarteSunghee Kim, solo piano. Noon, Memorial Union Lounge.

Recurring Events

New work by Portland area artists Damien Gilley and Jeff Sheridan will be on display Jan. 25 through March 8 in the Fairbanks Gallery on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The gallery will stay open until 8 p.m. on Feb. 16 and refreshments will be served as part of the Corvallis Arts Walk. Gilley is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Tetem Kunstruimte, Enshchede, Netherlands; EastWestProject, Berlin; MARC, Kivik, Sweden; Suyama Space, Seattle; Las Belfry, New York; the Art Museum of South Texas and in various Portland locations.

The Little Gallery will be presenting Source, a group exhibition of works featuring Liisa Rahkonen, Sandra Roumagoux, and Eliza Murphy January 9 – February 17, with an opening on January 19, 3:30-5 p.m., 210 Kidder Hall. All are welcome. Source will present paintings, sculptures and box shrines that reference the sacredness of our rivers and coastal waters – the very source of life.

The Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University will host “Montage,” an exhibition of art and poetry by OSU students, Dec. 9 through Jan. 23. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month for the Corvallis Arts Walk.


Associate professor Christopher McKnight Nichols has been named director of the Oregon State University Center for the Humanities. The Center for the Humanities is an interdisciplinary research center with the primary mission of advancing the vitality and quality of humanities research at OSU. Nichols assumed his new role Jan. 1; he succeeds David Robinson, Oregon Professor of English at OSU, who retired in December after leading the center for more than 15 years.

Awards and Honors

Dr. Mehra Shirazi (Assistant Professor, WGSS) received the Frances Dancy Hooks Award at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Breakfast. The award recognizes Oregon State students, staff or faculty who exemplify Frances Dancy Hooks’ work: building bridges across cultures, showing courage in promoting diversity, and proudly “Walking the Talk.”

Dr. Larry Roper (SLCS Director, CSSA Coordinator, WGSS Professor) received the Phyllis S. Lee Award at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Breakfast. In 2004, the President of Oregon State created this award to honor Dr. Phyllis S. Lee, former Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The award honors a member of the OSU community who exemplifies Dr. Lee’s commitment and dedication to social justice and the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

School of Writing, Literature, and Film Assistant Professor Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder recently published “Explain Like I’m Five: Technical Descriptions in the Wild” in the most recent issue of Technical Communication Quarterly,volume 26, no. 1 (2017): 25-41.

Ana K. Spalding (School of Public Policy) published two articles: (1) in the journal Land Use Policy entitled “ Exploring the evolution of land tenure and land use change in Panama: Linking land policy with development outcomes.” http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264837716300035 ; and (2) in the journal Estuarine, Coast and Shelf Science, co-authored by Kelly Biedenweg (Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife), entitled “ Socializing the coast: Engaging the social science of tropical coastal research.” http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272771416308204.

Emeritus professor of music Tina Bull received the John C. McManus Distinguished Teacher Award on January 14 at the Oregon Music Education Association annual conference in Eugene. The criteria for the award is: A lifetime of exemplary service to Oregon music education, characterized by the highest professional standards; a distinguished record of leadership and teaching; and a record of significant and notable honors and influence. It is the highest honor bestowed by the Oregon Music Education Association. Dr. Bull is the 14th winner of the award since its inception in 2000 and the first recipient from Oregon State University. 

Instructor of music Dana Reason was an invited performer at a tribute concert for American composer Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016) in Oakland, California on Sunday, January 22. Reason, along with distinguished Mills College faculty members Zeena Parkins, Fred Frith, William Winant, Chris Brown, John Bischoff, Maggi Payne and Jennifer Wilsey paid tribute to Oliveros, who was a pioneering voice in 20th century American musical thought. Oliveros was Reason’s composition teacher and also performed on accordion in The Space Between Trio with Reason (piano)  and Phillip Gelb (shakuhachi).

Speech communication professor Trischa Goodnow’s book, “The 10 Cent War: Comic Books, Propaganda, and World War II” was recently published by the University Press of Mississippi. Goodnow co-edited the book and also contributed. “The 10 Cent War” reveals the numerous ways in which often-overlooked cultural artifacts helped forge a united home front by cultivating a patriotic sensibility that celebrated both American triumphalism and virtue. 

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