Monday, Jan. 30
Berkeley Families and the Coming of War: Transformation of Community and Home Life —an OSU Center for the Humanities guest lecture by Dr. Rick Settersten, Endowed Director of OSU’s Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. Settersten’s talk will draw on information from a longitudinal human development study begun in 1928 to discuss how, on the heels of the Great Depression, World War II affected Bay Area communities and home lives in ways that would leave families forever changed. 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.
Finding Hope in Dystopia — 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. Their second film is the 1990’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic “The Handmaid’s Tale.” This film imagines a religious fundamentalist takeover of North America. It depicts how reproductive rights might be eroded and the kind of dignity and hope that can arise in the lives of women every day. 6 p.m., Milam Hall 318.
Thursday, Feb. 2
The Wild and The Wicked: On Nature and Human Nature — Environmental Ethics Lecture by Benjamin Hale. Hale argues that our unique burden as human beings is that we can act for reasons, good or bad. He claims that we should be environmentalists because environmentalism is right, because we humans have the capacity to be better than nature. 1:00 p.m., Milam Hall 319A.
Friday, Feb. 3
Music a la Carte — Music from Prague and Budapest. Wyatt True, violin. Gabriel Coelho, piano. Noon, Memorial Union Lounge.
Speech Communication Colloquium — Amy Jung, Visiting instructor in Intercultural Communication, will present: “If These Walls Could Speak: Visual Identity Performances in the Living Spaces of Third Culture Kids.” 4 p.m., Shepard Hall 106.
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.
Make a letterpress Valentine’s Day card! Stop by the Fairbanks Hall Letterpress Studio between 4 and 8 p.m. for a fun, interactive activity led by OSU art alumna Angie Purviance. The Letterpress Studio is located in the basement of Fairbanks Hall, just below the art gallery. This event, hosted by SAC Academy, is held every third Thursday in conjunction with the Corvallis Arts Walk.
Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity
Anita Cservenka, Assistant Professor in the School of Psychological Science, was awarded the Oregon Health & Science University Medical Research Foundation New Investigator Grant for the study titled “The Contribution of Marijuana Use and Stress to Executive Functioning in Young Adults.” She will be investigating how marijuana use and stressful life experiences impact cognitive skills, such as decision making, problem solving, and cognitive control during young adulthood.
Julia Bradshaw, Assistant Professor Art and New Media Communications, had three artworks selected through the State of Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places program. These artworks were installed at Western Oregon University’s new Richard Woodcock Education Center in January. Additionally Brasdshw, as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture series, will be speaking at the University of Oregon at 6pm on February 2.
Photo instructor Lorenzo Triburgo’s “Transportraits,” a series of portraits of transgender men photographed against oil painted landscapes created in the style of Bob Ross’ “The Joy of Painting,” is opening this week as a solo show at Humboldt State University’s Third Street Gallery. Triburgo will give an artist talk and host a workshop with students about LGBTQ identity and activist art. The show runs January 31 – March 5.