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CLA This Week — 4/10/17


Monday, April 10

My Head in a Jar — A lecture by Lisa Temple-Cox, an artist based at Cuckoo Farm Studios in Colchester, UK. Her current visual research interests revolve around the aesthetics and symbolism of the 19th century medical museum; using its collections, taxonomies, and histories as metaphors for a contemporary subjective experience of the body, in life and death. 4 p.m., MU: Journey Room, 104.

Tuesday, April 11

Optic Gallery Exhibit — Horning Visiting Artist Lisa Temple-Cox’s history as a mixed-race, post- colonial child informs a practice exploring interstices: between science and religion, the normal and the pathological, the familiar and the uncanny. Her visual research interrogates the aesthetics and histories of the anatomical museum, using its objects, collections, and taxonomies as metaphors for a contemporary subjective experience of the self and the body. 5-8 p.m. 225 SW Madison #205.

Wednesday, April 12

The Practice of Public Art — A lecture by artist Lisa Temple-Cox. Temple-Cox is currently involved in a body of work which explores several themes concerned with identity and consciousness. 4 p.m., MU: Asian/Pacific Room, 206.

Friday, April 14 

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. Martha Smith (DAS), Gabriel Merrell (EOA), and Stephanie Jenkins (SHPR) will facilitate a workshop on designing accessible syllabi. Faculty participants are asked to bring multiple copies of syllabi that they are interested in having workshopped. Noon-1 p.m. Milam Hall 301.

Music a la Carte — Platypus Clarinet Orchestra. Noon, Memorial Union Lounge.

NW Dance Project will present an evening of contemporary dance at 7:30 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. Each season, the professional company based at NW Dance Project performs a new series that includes appearances in the Portland area as well as tours around the state and across the country. The event is part of “SAC Presents,” a visual and performing arts events series sponsored by the School of Arts and Communication in the OSU College of Liberal Arts.

April 14 and 15 

Oregon State University will host The Co., a  two-day event celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture, April 14-15 on the Corvallis campus. “SEA Through the Eyes of an Artist” will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 14 at Furman Hall. The fourth-annual Corvallis Maker Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15 in the Memorial Union Ballroom and the Student Experience Center Plaza. “Maker” culture is a popular movement honoring craftsmanship and technology and the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources. The Co. event offers the OSU community and the public an opportunity to collaborate, innovate and create. The event also provides a forum for teaching the value of hands-on learning in classrooms from kindergarten through college.

Recurring Events

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 3Schnitzer, 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’sBountiful 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


Congratulations to professional faculty Charlene Martinez, who was given the Professional of the Year Award from the ACPA Coalition for Multicultural Affairs Multiracial Network for her work in developing multiracial community programs for OSU students. Martinez is affiliated with the School of Language, Culture, and Society, and serves as an associate director for Diversity & Cultural Engagement.

Auditions for Oregon State University Theatre’s Spring One-Act Festival 2017 will be held from 6-8 p.m. April 16 and April 17 in the Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre. The 2017 One-Act Festival will feature three original plays written and directed by OSU Theatre students. The line-up includes “The Two Minds of Mr. Coffan,” by Hannah Fretz; “Skinner,” by Mike Stephens; and “Love Games,” by Heaven Carreon. Roles are available for twelve performers. Auditions will consist of cold readings and short games. They are open to all OSU students, faculty and staff and to members of the Corvallis community.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity 

Ana K. Spalding, Assistant Professor of Marine and Coastal Policy in the School of Public Policy, recently led a co-authored Guest Editorial published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Co-authors include OSU’s Kelly Biedenweg (FW), Annaliese Hettinger (CEOAS), and Michael P. Nelson (FES). The editorial is titled “Demystifying the human dimension of ecological research” and seeks to clarify the types and contributions of human dimensions scholars in order to foster interdisciplinary collaborative research on global environmental issues.

Nabil Boudraa, SLCS, gave a talk, “Les problématiques de la langue, de la femme et de l’histoire chez Assia Djebar,” at the International Conference on Women and in the Francophone World, in Angers, France on March  23-24, 2017.

Joshua Reeves, assistant professor in New Media Communications and Speech Communication, recently published the book, Citizen Spies: The Long Rise of America’s Surveillance Society, with New York University Press. 

Associate Professor of History Marisa Chappell recently published the journalistic piece, “The Curious Case of Urban Homesteading” in Jacobin Magazine. Additionally, she was recently an invited participant at a symposium, “The Economization of Everyday Life” at the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University, where she discussed her research on the long history of federal programs to promote low-income homeownership, low-income housing activism, and the neoliberalization of federal housing policy since the 1970s.

Associate Professor of Anthropology Bryan Tilt is part of a research project sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Sciences, in Oslo. The project is entitled “Airborne: Pollution, Human Agency, and New Visions of Sustainability in China,” and is in partnership with the University of Oslo (Norway), Zhejiang University (China), and OSU. Tilt recently presented on the project at the Academy. Additionally, anthropology Ph.D. student Xiaoyue Li is associated with the project.

Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Associate Director of Research with CL@SE Daniel López-Cevallos recently published the following article: López-Cevallos DF, Gonzalez P, Bethel JW, Castañeda SF, Isasi CR, Penedo FJ, Ojeda L, Davis SM, Chirinos, DA, Molina KM, Teng Y, Bekthesi V & Gallo LC (2017). Is there a link between wealth and cardiovascular disease risk factors among Hispanic/Latinos? Results from the HCHS/SOL Sociocultural Ancillary Study. Ethnicity & Health, doi: 10.1080/13557858.2017.1315370. 

School of Writing, Literature, and Film Assistant Professor Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder was interviewed in 10 Minute Tech Comm here: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/uah-technical-writing/10minute-tech-comm. Pflugfelder talked about his recent publication, “Reddit’s ‘Explain Like I’m Five’: Technical Descriptions in the Wild,” which argues that the technical description genre is alive and well online.

Art instructor Rebekah Perry recently published her article, “The Medieval ‘Inchinata’ Procession at Tivoli: Ritual Construction of Civic Identity in the Age of the Commune,” in the March issue of The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.

Instructor of music Dana Reason’s newest composition, “Chanson de Fleurs – Eleanor of Aquitaine” for oboe and soundscape will be premiered by oboist Catherine Lee on Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Hudson Hall at Willamette University in Salem. The work is part of an evening of music featuring Canadian composers inspired by nature.

Professor of music Steven Zielke was the guest clinician and conductor for the Salem-Keizer Advanced High School Choir Festival on Tuesday, March 21. Zielke was also an invited adjudicator and clinician the next day at the District 12 Choral Festival.

Instructor of music Russ Christensen was an invited adjudicator and clinician on March 22 at the Douglas County Choral Festival in Roseburg, Oregon.

Instructor of music Sean Paul Mills conducted performances with the Willamette Valley Symphony on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9. The concerts featured Antonin Dvorak’s “In Nature’s Realm”; Claude Debussy’s “Nocturnes”; and Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 2. The work by Debussy also featured the Corvallis High School “Spartan Sirens” women’s choir, a group lead by OSU music alumna Aubrey Patterson. 

Director of popular music and performing arts Bob Santelli recently gave a lectured titled “Bruce Springsteen and the Photographic Arts” at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. Santelli also recently participated in a panel discussion on “Music as an Agent for Political Change in America” at the SXSWedu Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas.

Director of bands Chris Chapman served as an invited adjudicator at the Vancouver High School Band Festival in Vancouver, Washington last week. He also guest conducted a rehearsal on Dmitri Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony with the Portland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Portland.

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