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CLA This Week — 2/27/17

Monday, Feb. 27

The U.S., the World, and the Rise of the Cold War — SHPR’s Christopher McKnight Nichols will examine how and why the Cold War began in the years immediately following WW II. The emphasis will be on some of the most important U.S. doctrines and strategies from the 1940s and ‘50s, as well as events in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. 10 a.m., Benton County Historical Society Museum.

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 sixth and final viewing is the film Blade Runner. 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.

The OSU Wind Ensemble under the direction of Chris Chapman and the OSU Wind Symphony under the direction of Olin Hannum present their winter concert. 7:30 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. $5 general admissions. OSU students and K-12 youth admitted free. Advance tickets online at liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/SACevents.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Human Rights, Civil Rights and the Specter of National Security — This year marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 which forced the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.  While deemed a “military necessity” at the time, a long history of anti-Asian discrimination and exclusion provides important context for this violation of Constitutional rights and raises fundamental questions about who is and is not accepted as “American.” Please join us for a panel presentation followed by discussion about the internment and its potential lessons for us today. Facilitated by Dr. Patti Sakurai, Dr. Janet Nishihara, and Dr. Sandy Tsuneyoshi. 2-3:30 p.m., Asian & Pacific Cultural Center.

Remembering the Past, Queering the Present: Queer Inspiration for Contemporary Activism — Join the Oregon State Queer Archives (OSQA) to explore local activist histories and learn about After 8, an organization established in Benton County in the 1990s in support of LGBT rights. Those attending will have the opportunity to build on After 8’s commitment to LGBTQ+ rights by making buttons and writing postcards to local government officials. 4 p.m., SCARC (Valley Library, 5th Floor). For more details contact Bradley Boovy (SLCS): bradley.boovy@oregonstate.edu

The OSU Socratic Club will host an event featuring speaker Todd Miles, whose talk is titled, Is Faith Rational? 7 p.m., Withycombe Auditorium.

Author and geographer Ellen Morris Bishop will read from her book Living with Thunder: Exploring the Geologic Past, Present, and Future of the Pacific Northwest. Cosponsored with OSU Press. 6:30 p.m., The Valley Library Rotunda. This event is a part of SPARK: Arts+Science@OSU.

OSU Instrumental Music Chamber Ensembles — Bassoon Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, Trombone Choir, and Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble. 7:30 p.m., MU Lounge.

Wednesday, March 1

OSU Electronic Music Ensemble — Percussion Ensemble, Flute Choir, Saxophone Choir, Trumpet Choir, and Horn Choir. 8 p.m., Benton 303.

Thursday, March 2

The OSU Foundations Visiting Artist Program presents children’s book illustrator Carson Ellis at noon in Gilfillan Auditorium. Ellis’ illustration credits include the New York Times bestseller “The Mysterious Benedict Society” by Trenton Lee Stewart, “The Composer is Dead” by Lemony Snicket, and “The Wildwood Chronicles” by Colin Meloy. She is also the illustrator-in-residence for rock band The Decemberists.

The Eight Limbs of Yoga — Join us for a clear, concise talk on the essentials of yogic thought and practice. SHPR’s Stuart Sarbacker will lead us through the eight-limbed system, a coherent framework that has been handed down and elaborated upon for thousands of years and consists of five ‘outer limbs,’ which pertain to our experience of the social world and the operation of our senses, and three ‘inner limbs,’ which focus on the mind. 7 p.m., Corvallis Public Library, Main Meeting Room.

Laura Bartels, Executive Director of the Colorado-based Mindful Life Program, will present on the Four Keys of Mindfulness: Attention, Values, Wisdom and an Open Heart. 7 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 W Hills Rd. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

OSU Instrumental Music Chamber Ensembles — Bassoon Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, Trombone Choir, and Tuba/Euphonium. 7:30 p.m., MU Lounge.

Friday, March 3

Music a la Carte — OSU Chamber Orchestra. Noon, MU Lounge.

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. Karen Thompson will present, “Examining Special Education Disproportionality for English Learners. Noon-1 p.m. Milam Hall 301.

OSU Anthropology Lecture SeriesDr. Maria Fernanda Escallón, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oregon, will give a lecture on “Intangible Heritage and the Reproduction of Privilege.” She will speak on 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.

Saturday, March 4

OSU Opera Workshop7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. $10 general admission, CAFA discounts apply. OSU students and K-12 youth free. Advance tickets online at liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/SACevents.

Recurring Events

The exhibit, Microbiomes: Imagining the Unseen is on view from Feb 20 to Mar 24 at the Little Gallery, Kidder 210, with a reception being held on March 16.  Additionally, there is a call to artists for Microbiomes: Connecting Communities. Submissions for the April exhibition are required by March 17. Both events are a part of SPARK: Arts+Science@OSU.

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. 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.

Upcoming Events

Diplomat in Residence Dorothy Ngutter will in 207 Bexell Hall from 1-1:50 p.m on Wednesday, March 8. Students will learn about careers &internship programs with the U.S. Department of State (DOS).


The Creative Valley, in partnership with Lane County Extension, the Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council and My Brothers Farm, to  took place on February 25. There, OSU students engaged with the confluence of sustainable agriculture and riparian restoration along the Coast Fork of the Willamette River. Creative Oregon was launched as an Extension Reconsidered initiative in 2015. Extension Reconsidered seeks to continually explore new ways in which OSU Extension can better serve the ever-changing needs of Oregonians.

Associate Professor Emeritus in Theatre George Caldwell was honored by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival – Region VII, when the organization permanently renamed its student writing competition — which Caldwell has judged for many years — to the George R. Caldwell Scholarly Writing Competition.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity  

Ethnic Studies’ Natchee Barnd, Juan Herrera and Marta Maldonado will be the special invited guests for the Mapping for Social Justice symposium at Yale March 3. The three are attending as part of their research and publication project on the history of activism and social justice in Portland, which will be included in a future digital humanities platform.

David Kerr, associate professor in the School of Psychological Science, and Dr. Gianluca Gini of University of Padua, Italy recently published a paper in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect entitled, “Young Men’s Suicidal Behavior, Depression, Crime, and Substance Use Risks Linked to Childhood Teasing.”

Director of bands Chris Chapman gave a presentation titled “The Maestro’s Challenge” last weekend at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Northwest Regional conference in Belleuve, Washington. College, high school and middle school band directors from Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon attended the presentation. NAfME is the major professional association for the advancement of music education in the United States.

The OSU Chamber Choir under the leadership of Professor of music Steven Zielke and instructor of music Nicola Nine presented an invited performance at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Northwest Regional conference in Bellevue, Washington. Additionally, Zielke presented a session at the conference titled “Laughing Your Way to Artistry: Using Humor in the Rehearsal.” NAfME is the major professional association for the advancement of music education in the United States; hundreds of music educators from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming attended. 

Instructor of music Dana Reason’s article “Navigable Structures and Transforming Mirrors; Improvisation and Interactivity” was featured in the Harvard Graduate School Fromm Seminar in Composition by visiting scholar George E. Lewis. Lewis is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music Columbia University. 

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