Wednesday, April. 5
Glenn Harcourt Lecture and Art Demonstration by Lisa Temple-Cox —Glenn Harcourt is an art historian and writer. His academic specialization is North European Renaissance through the Baroque period and writes about the history of art and visual culture. Temple-Cox is currently involved in a body of work which explores several themes concerned with identity and consciousness. 4 p.m., SCARC (Library Special Collections Reading Room).
Critical Questions Lecture Series — Catherine Keyser will lecture on, “Changing Color in the Chocolate Factory: Roald Dahl and Race”at 4 p.m. in MU 206. Keyser is an associate professor of English and a Peter and Bonnie McCausland Fellow at the University of South Carolina. Her current book project, “Artificial Color: Modern Food and Racial Fictions,” argues that modern U.S. literature uses the global-industrial food system and the new technologies that come along with it to explore and often challenge racial categorization.
Friday, April. 7
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. Stephanie Jenkins will present “‘Suicide Pain’: Living the ‘Unlivable Life,’” Noon – 1 p.m. Milam Hall 301.
SAC & SPARK Presents: A Call to Life: Variations on a Theme of Extinction — Kathleen Dean Moore and Rachelle McCabe bring their powerful weaving of music (Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a Theme of Corelli) and words back to OSU, followed by a panel of expert scientists speaking to the moral, ecological, scientific, artistic and so many other reasons it is urgent that we act now on behalf of the world’s amazing creatures. 7 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center.
Visiting Writers Series — Acclaimed poet Ellen Bass will read from her most recent book of poetry, “Like a Beggar,” which was published in April 2014 by Copper Canyon Press. Previous poetry books include “The Human Line,” named a Notable Book by the San Francisco Chronicle, and “Mules of Love,” which won the Lambda Literary Award. She currently teaches in the low residency MFA program at Pacific University. 7:30 p.m. Valley Library Rotunda.
Oregon State University will host “Cultural Conversations,” an exhibition of prints from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Schnitzer Family Foundation, April 3 through May 3. An opening reception will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 5 in Bexell Hall. Schnitzer, a Portland businessman, collector and philanthropist who owns one of the country’s largest private collections of contemporary prints and multiples, will provide remarks about the exhibition’s artists and artwork. OSU President Ed Ray also will give remarks. An informal, self-guided tour of the exhibition will follow. Pieces from the exhibit will be displayed in the Fairbanks Gallery as well as in four cultural centers on campus. The exhibition was curated by Kirsi Peltomäki, associate professor of art history at OSU.
The Little Gallery proudly presents Betty LaDuke’s “Bountiful Harvest and Border Crossings,” April 3 – June 16, with an opening reception on April 27, 3:30 -5:00 p.m., Kidder 213. LaDuke’s wood panel murals document and narrate stories of Latino farm workers who work on farms in Oregon’s Rogue Valley. For more information: 541-737-2146
“Forest Under Story: Creative Inquiry in an Old Growth Forest,” which was co-edited by Spring Creek’s Charles Goodrich and published by the University of Washington Press, was recently reviewed in the High Country News.
Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity
Professors Kevin Osterloh and Rena Lauer, SHPR, recently received an invitation from the Judaic studies program at the College of Idaho to lecture on campus there.
Brett Burkhardt, Assistant Professor of Sociology, wrote an article on private prisons for The Conversation, a research-based news site. The piece reviews research on private prisons and speculates about their future.