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CLA This Week — 5/30/17


Tuesday, May 30 

Unconventional Energy Development in the Trump Era Lecture — Anthony Ladd, professor in the Department of Sociology at Loyola University, will give a lecture on “Fractured Communities and Unconventional Energy Development in the Trump Era.” He will speak on from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center’s Meeting Room.

The School of Psychological Science is hosting Dr. Nicole Thomas from Flinders University for the last talk of the OSU Spring Term Colloquium series from 4-5 p.m. in Wiegand 132.  Dr. Thomas’ talk, titled “How asymmetries influence our everyday behavior,” will detail various lines of research that she has undertaken looking at emotional, attentional, and manual asymmetries. Refreshments will be served.

OSU Bands Spring Concert — Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. $5 adult, OSU students and K-12 youth free.

Thursday, June 1

A Whale of a Story: Sex, Lies, and Testimony in the Nineteenth-Century Pacific World — Lecture by Lissa Wadewitz, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies, Linfield College. In the winter of 1860, the Kingdom of Hawai’i’s court of maritime law heard a in which two islander cabin boys, Manuel Enos and Manuel Vierra, charged Captain Nathaniel Sowle of the American whaleship, the Montreal, with repeated counts of sodomy. What should historians do when archival evidence equally supports completely different versions of past events? 5 p.m., MU, Asian Pacific: 206.

Friday, June 2

OSU Disability Access 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. H. Rakes will present, “Disability Studies, Relational Politics, and Critical In/flexibility.” Noon, Milam Hall, 301.

CLA, the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, the College of Business and OSUPC present a conversation with DAM JAM performer Aminé at 2 p.m. in Austin Hall’s Striek Auditorium. Tickets for the event are sold out, but please contact event organizers for information on the wait list: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-amine-tickets-34642300052#tickets.

Spring Sing! — Featuring the OSU Meistersingers and Bella Voce. 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th Street. $10 adult, CAFA discounts apply. OSU students and K-12 youth free. 

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity 

Bradley Boovy (SLCS) published the article “Co-Founding a Queer Archives: A Collaboration between an Archivist and a Professor” with Oregon Multicultural Librarian Natalia Fernández in the journal Archival Practice.

Instructor of music Ryan Biesack recently performed with the James Miley Trio, featuring James Miley (piano), Todd Sickafoose (bass) and Biesack (drums).

Recurring Events

Fairbanks Gallery will host a New Media Communications faculty exhibition, “Experiments in Story,” featuring work by Amanda Tasse, Carmen Tiffany, Dan Faltesek and Todd Kesterson May 8-31. The exhibit offers unique perspectives on the vital relationship between data collection and the visual arts. This multimedia exhibition will highlight strategies for visualizing complex information by presenting platforms were ideas can be more easily understood, interpreted and discussed. The gallery is located on the first floor of Fairbanks Hall and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Oregon State University’s Center for the Humanities is hosting an exhibition of work by Assistant Professor of Art Kerry Skarbakka titled “Blackout,” through June 8. This is Skarbakka’s second solo exhibition in Corvallis in a year. The installation is comprised of objects of art and understanding, encapsulated in the medium used to line the beds of trucks, and thus blacked out, or rendered void. Utilizing the significance of the Center for the Humanities and coinciding with the March for Science and Earth Day on April 22, the Skarbakka says the exhibition provides “a message of solidarity against attempts to defund and silence the arts, the sciences and the humanities.”

The Little Gallery proudly presents Betty LaDuke’sBountiful Harvest and Border Crossings,” April 3 – June 16. 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. 

Oregon State University students completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees will present their thesis work in an exhibit June 5-17 at the Fairbanks Gallery. A reception will be held in the gallery at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 6.

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