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CLA This Week — 9/18/17


Monday, Sept. 18

The Presidency and the Constitution — Today the office and powers of presidency and their relationship to the American Constitution seem as important as ever. Several distinguished panelists will present on thematic approaches including the courts, elections, commander-in-chief powers, and political activism, followed by a discussion with the audience of this critically important topic. Panelists include professors Rorie Solberg, David Bernell, Harry Boyte and Christopher Nichols. 4 p.m., MU Journey Room. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

CLA’s annual New Student Barbecue will be held from 12-2 p.m. at People’s Park on the west lawn of Gilkey Hall. All faculty are encouraged to attend and meet CLA’s newest students. At 3 p.m., CLA Day will be held until 5 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room, with a reception featuring wine/beer and eats at the Union/SEC plaza immediately after. 

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Critical Questions Series — In this talk, English professor Evan Gottlieb will discuss “Speculative Romanticism, or Wordsworth and Shelley in the Anthropocene” at 4 p.m. in MU 206. The talk focuses on the question of what Romantic poets have to say to us today, when many of our current political leaders ignore the looming catastrophe of climate change.

Thursday, Sept. 21

Emotions & Sensations: The Little Gallery — Spanish artist Dolors Escala’s exhibit, Emotions & Sensations, opens at The Little Gallery in 210 Kidder Hall on Monday, Sept. 18 and runs through Nov. 9. Escala began studying texiles at the Ramón Folch School in Barcelona and developed an interest in art and the art of engraving. Today, using handmade paper and special inks, she decides if a piece will be unique or a numbered series. Opening reception today, 3-5 p.m., 210 Kidder Hall.

Friday, Sept. 22

Creative writing professor Susan Jackson Rodgers will read from her new novel, “This Must be the Place,” at the Black Box Lab Theater, Withycombe Hall, at 7:30 p.m. Rodgers is also the author of two story collections: “The Trouble With You Is and Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6.” Her fiction has appeared in journals such as the New England Review, North American Review, Glimmer Train, Beloit Fiction Journal, Midwestern Gothic, Colorado Review, Quick Fiction, and Prairie Schooner.  

Upcoming Events

Doug McAdam Lecture on Trump’s Rise — Stanford Sociologist Doug McAdam will give a lecture on “Putting Trump in Historical Perspective: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Postwar America Today” based on his 2014 book, “Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Postwar America,” in MU 213 on Wednesday., September 27, at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the School of Public Policy.

Join the OSU Alumni Association for an interactive discussion on Cuban public health and politics with F. Javier Nieto, Dean, College of Public Health and Human Services and David Bernell, Associate Professor and Director of Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies, Thursday, Sept. 28, 4-5 p.m. at Centro Cultural Cesar ChavezRegistration is encouraged to assist us in planning. 


Congratulations to SAC’s Jan Looking Wolf Reibach, who has been nominated for Flutist of the Year by the Native American Music Awards.

This summer, art professor Kerry Skarbakka taught, Photographic Field Studies, the inaugural art course taught at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, in conjunction with the Marine Studies Initiative at the OSU. The class begins a new conversation about how a collaboration between art and science can open new grounds for discussion and inquiry, and how experimentation and discovery can inform a more sophisticated dialogue for all voices engaged in the growing issues facing our environment.

Awards and Honors

Congratulations to Charlene Martinez, who was given the Student Affairs Goal #2 Community & Belonging Award from OSU’s Division of Student Affairs for her work in developing multiracial community and leadership 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. This past spring, she also served as a panelist for the panel, “Innovating Research and Practice on Multiracial Experiences in Higher Education” at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Fort Worth, Texas, May 30 – June 3, 2017

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity 

Dana Reason, SAC, has received a commission from the High Desert Museum in Bend to create a new composition that explores the relationship between water and trees. Her work will be part of a larger interdisciplinary exhibit in 2019. 

Congratulations to SAC Director Lee Ann Garrison, who has received a College of Business Partner in Innovation award for her involvement in rebuilding the design education at OSU. 

In August, the Upfor Gallery of Portland hosted art professor Julie Green’s exhibition, “Fashion Plate.” Her work “The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates” is on exhibition through Nov. 10 at the Texas State Galleries of Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Green is a 2017 Hallie Ford Fellow.  

This summer, art faculty Julia Bradshaw and Andrew Myers each participated in artist residencies at the Playa Artist’s Community in Summer Lake, Oregon.   

Photo instructor Lorenzo Triburgo’s “Policing Gender” was on view in New York City at BGSQD from June 8 through September 10. In conjunction with the exhibition of photographs and audio, Triburgo organized a number of events that happened on June 10, including a storytelling show featuring stories from formerly incarcerated LGBTQ folks and prison abolition activists.

Recurring Events

“The Apron Wearers,” work by Marissa Solini, theatre box office manager and office specialist, is now on exhibit in the Corinne Woodman Gallery at the Arts Center of Corvallis. The exhibit includes tall apron oil paintings, apron mini watercolor paintings and a wall hanging of 20 vintage aprons from Solini’s personal collection. A closing reception for the exhibition will take place on Oct. 5, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Corvallis Arts Center. 

Work by OSU art faculty Julie Green, Anna Fidler and Kerry Skarbakka can be viewed at the Arts Center of Corvallis as part of “Logcabin Medley,” an exhibition in the main gallery that also features work by Corvallis artist Clay Lohmann. The exhibition runs through September 30.

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