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CLA This Week — 2/6/17


Monday, Feb. 6

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. Our third viewing is an episode from the hit UK series “Black Mirror” entitled “Nosedive” This episode imagines a world dominated by social media in which people are judged according to their ratings. This series asks us to consider the consequences of technology in our everyday life and the ways it may be warping our sense of self-worth, community, justice, and connection to one another. 6 p.m., Milam Hall 318.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Leah Ceccarelli, Brown Bag Lunch on Rhetoric, Science, and Manufactured Controversies — In her book, “On the Frontier of Science: An American Rhetoric of Exploration and Exploitation” (Michigan State UP, 2013), Leah Ceccarelli asks what is selected and deflected when scientists represent themselves in public address through the mythic figure of the pioneer. In this talk, she will discuss some subsequent projects that she has been developing on how scientists are characterized in the public sphere. Noon – 1 p.m., Linus Pauling Building, Room 402. This event is a part of SPARK, Arts+Science@OSU.

Thursday, Feb. 9

Walls, Bans, and Borders: Contextualizing Trump’s Immigration Agenda — In this “flash panel,” an interdisciplinary group of scholars will place recent immigration policies and rhetoric in historical and comparative context. Panelists will address the history of American nativism, immigration, and refugee policy; the experiences of Muslim and Latin American immigrants in the United States; and the recent precipitous rise of anti-immigrant politics in Europe. Short presentations will be followed by questions and audience discussion. 3:30 p.m, Centro Cultural César Chávez.

The play “Photograph 51” will have a live reading at Oregon State University’s Valley Library at 7:00 p.m. The play, written by Anna Ziegler, is about the famous photo taken by scientist Rosalind Franklin that led to James Watson and Francis Crick’s discovery that the DNA molecule exists in the form of a double helix, for which Watson and Crick shared a Nobel Prize in 1962. The Valley Library is fortunate to have the only known original print of Franklin’s photograph 51. The reading will be held in the library’s Special Collections and Archives Research Center Reading Room on the fifth floor.

Friday, Feb. 10

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. Lynn Greenough and Tasha Biesinger will present, “Assessing Canvas Accessibility Tools: UDOIT Demo.” Noon-1 p.m. Milam Hall 301.

Music a la Carte — Sarah Kwak, violin and Cary Lewis, piano. Sarah Kwak, concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra and Cary Lewis, pianist of the famed Lanier Trio perform a recital of sonatas for violin and piano by Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Noon, Memorial Union Lounge.

OSU Anthropology Lecture SeriesDr. Xia Zhang, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Portland State University, will give a lecture on “Filial Piety, New Media, and Anti-Parents Sentiments in China.” She will speak from 12 to 12:50 p.m. in Waldo Hall Room 201A. This event is part of the Anthropology Program’s “Tan Sack” Lecture Series.

Sunday, Feb. 12

Corvallis-OSU Piano Internation Steinway Series — International award winning pianist Joyce Yang replaces the previously scheduled Nareh Arghamanyan on the COPi Steinway Series. Her program includes works by Schumann, Vine and Grieg. 4 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets $25 advance, $28 door. Youth ages 8-18 and college students free. Visit corvallispiano.org for more information. 

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. 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.

Upcoming Events 

Make a letterpress Valentine’s Day card! Stop by the Fairbanks Hall Letterpress Studio between 4 and 8 p.m. on Feb. 16 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.


Assistant Professor of Music Technology Jason Fick received a $100,000 Large Scale grant award for an audio lab in Snell Hall, which will be connected to the visualization lab there that was furnished through NMC’s Todd Kesterson and his $100,000Large Scale Grant award last fall.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Sociology faculty member Hilary Boudet published a policy brief on her work about community responses to large-scale energy projects on the Scholars Strategy Network – a group that seeks to connect scholars and their research to policymakers and the public.

Bradley Boovy (SLCS) published the article “Troubling Sameness” in the Women in German Yearbook: Feminist Studies in German Literature & Culture. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/646000.

Adam Schwartz (SLCS) and Bradley Boovy (SLCS) published the article “Mapping Monolingualism Within a Language/Race Cartography: Reflections and Lessons Learned from ‘World Languages and Cultures Day’” in L2  Journal. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/2g16z227.

Instructor of bassoon Ann Kosanovic Brown recently performed as substitute principal bassoon with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra in Eugene, Oregon. The ESO is the second largest professional orchestral organization in the state of Oregon and performs at the renowned Hult Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Eugene. 

Instructor of music Dana Reason premiered her new composition “Proxemics for Ensemble” as part of The Extradition Series in Portland, Oregon on January 21. The ensemble included some of the most versatile and dynamic performers in Oregon, including Andre St. James (bass), Matt Hannafin (percussion), Lee Elderton (clarinet) and Catherine Lee (oboe). In addition to composing the new work, Reason also performed with the ensemble on piano. 

Instructor of music Amy Hansen performed at a  fund raising concert for her student Marissa Fieland, a senior at nearby West Albany High School,  on January 22. The benefit performance helped raise funds for Fieland to perform at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series, an audition-only event; Hansen has been Fieland’s private voice instructor for the past three years. 

Art instructor Evan Baden’s portraits are featured in the exhibit, “The Outwit 2016: American Portraiture Today,” at the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, Wash. The exhibit, which was previously at the Smithsonian, will be in Tacoma until May 14.

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