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CLA This Week — 2/13/17

Events

Monday, Feb. 13

A History of Yellow Fever: Science, Philanthrophy and Globalism — Lecture by Michael A. Osborne, Professor of the History of Science in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, and a 2016-17 Center for the Humanities Research Fellow. 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave., Corvallis.

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 the film Sleep Dealer (Spanish w/ English subtitles). Each film is presented as a starting point for discussion about the kinds of resistance, hope, and struggle that are available in the middle of despair. 6 p.m., Milam Hall 318.

Wednesday, Feb. 15  

E-Portfolio Workshop 3 p.m., Bexell 214. E-portfolios are a way for students to showcase what they’ve learned in college to potential employers, and make their job and grad school applications stand out. This workshop will teach students how create an E-portfolio. RSVPs are preferred.

Dead and Alive: Animals in Early Modern Paintings — Lecture by Nathaniel Wolloch. Figures of dead animals were particularly popular in early modern art from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. The early modern era was also a time of an intense philosophical and ethical debate about animals. This lecture will connect these two interrelated cultural developments in art and in intellectual history. Part of the Horning Lecture Series – The Body Material. 4 p.m., Memorial Union, 208: La Raza.

Thursday, Feb. 16

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.

Representing Our Own Tibet: Contemporary Tibetan Artists’ Journey from the Heart — Lecture by Leigh Miller. Working across a variety of media today, artists are exploring the formation and transmission of Tibetan identities, memories, and lived daily experience in the era of Chinese communism, globalization, and visual culture trends from galleries to social media platforms. In this talk, we will explore how to look at paintings, multimedia work, installations, and photography by several Tibetan artists. 5 p.m., Milam Hall 319.

Artist and activist Cannupa Hanska Luger, a native of North Dakota who was born on the Standing Rock Reservation, will give a public talk, “They Need Us More Than We Need Them,” at 7 p.m. in the Construction & Engineering Hall at The LaSells Stewart Center. A reception with the artist will be held at 6 p.m. in the Myrtle Tree Alcove. The event is part of the School of Arts & Communication’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series and SPARK, a year-long celebration of the arts and science.

Friday, Feb. 17

Music a la Carte — OSU Trombone Studio, 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. 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.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Sharyn Clough, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy, gave an invited lecture “Politicized Science: Why Evidence Still Matters” at the University of Michigan, Friday Feb. 3. The lecture was sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Department of Philosophy, and was attended by 80 students and faculty representing disciplines across the sciences and humanities.

Courtney S. Campbell, Hundere Professor in Religion and Culture, recently published the article: “Limiting the Right to Die” in the book “Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.” 

Stacey L. Smith, associate professor of history, was a guest author for Muster, the blog of the “Journal of the Civil War Era.” Her contribution to the blog, “Teaching the American West in the Civil War Era,” was a digital accompaniment to her recent article, “Beyond North and South: Putting the West in the Civil War and Reconstruction,” which appeared in the journal in December 2016. 

School of Writing, Literature, and Film Assistant Professor Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder gave the 2017 Winifred Bryan Horner Memorial Lecture at Texas Christian University. Entitled “Persuasive Mobility and The Logos of Logistics,” his talk was followed by a graduate seminar on two of his recently published articles.

Director of bands Chris Chapman conducted the Portland Wind Symphony in a special Sensory-Friendly Concert on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Marylhurst University, in Marylhurst, Oregon. The Portland Wind Symphony is a semi-professional wind ensemble dedicated to performing the finest in modern and classic wind literature; Chapman currently serves as the artistic director and conductor of the ensemble. Chapman also conducted a concert on Sunday, Feb.12 with the Oregon Brass Society, a British-style brass band based in Springfield, Oregon; he is the music director of the the group, which is the only British-style brass band in the state of Oregon.

Director of choral studies and music coordinator Steven Zielke served as the guest conductor and clinician at the Western Washington University Tenor-Bass Festival on Friday, Feb.3. The festival, held at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington,  brought together hundreds of singers from across the state of Washington to perform with the WWU choirs. 

Instructor of music Amy Hansen will working with several middle and high school choirs on Wednesday, Feb.15 at the Bethel Choral Festival in Eugene, Oregon. In addition to giving a vocal clinic to the students at the festival, Hansen will rehearse works with the massed choir and perform at the festival gala performance.

Instructors of music Dana Reason and Ryan Biesack performed with avant-jazz virtuoso Ava Mendoza on Monday, Feb. 6. Mendoza, who also presented a clinic earlier that day to OSU Music Production students, is currently based in Brooklyn, New York and visited OSU as part of a west-coast tour. She has been named as one of “10 female guitarists you should know” by Guitar World Magazine and has performed to great acclaim both domestically and abroad.

Art professor Shelley Jordon’s paintings and videos are included in the L’aquila Film Festival, L’aquila, Italy and the Nasty Woman Exhibition, at Optic Gallery, Corvallis. 

Michael Boonstra is currently exhibiting in the Urban Artist Showcase at Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg. 

Assistant Professor of New Media Communications, Amanda Tasse’s Sloan Science and Film awarded short film, The Reality Clock, was recently published in the Sloan Foundation and Museum of the Moving Images Teacher’s Guide to short science-related films for the classroom, available here: http://scienceandfilm.org/docs/teachers_guide.pdf .

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