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CLA This Week — 10/2/17


Wednesday, Oct. 4

Songwriters in the Round — An informal evening of sharing songs and learning about songwriting greats. Hosted by Bob Santelli. Bring your instrument, your songs and your enthusiasm! 7 p.m. In the Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre

Thursday, Oct. 5

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, for a film screening of Deej at 7 p.m. in Milam 319. Students and autistic self-advocates will participate in a discussion after the film. This event is free and open to the public. *Please note this event is fragrance free.

Friday, Oct. 6  

Music à la Carte — Becky Jeffers and Angela Carlson will perform at 12 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge.

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series — Dr. Quentin Mackie, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Victoria, will give a lecture titled, “Recent Archaeological Research on Ancient Coastlines of British Columbia.”  Dr. Mackie will speak from 12 to 12:50pm in Waldo Hall Room 201A. This event is part of the Anthropology Program’s “Tan Sack” Lecture Series.

OSU Music Presents — The OSU School of Arts and Communication hosts the finest jazz ensemble of the U.S. Marine Corps at 7 p.m. In the Memorial Union Lounge.

Sunday, Oct. 8

Reformation Hymn Fest: Called, Gathered, Enlightened, Inspired — Featuring Dr. Paul Klemme, music director, St. Paul Episcopal Church, Salem; Jim Davidson, music director, First United Methodist Church, Corvallis; Christopher Buckley, music director Grace Lutheran Church, Corvallis; brass choir with tympani; and chorus will take place at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. Refreshments to follow program. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit Reformation 500.

Upcoming Events

Degrowth: Subversive Subjectivities and the Transformation of the Social Imaginary–a presentation by Barbara Muraca. Muraca will participate in a research cluster on futures of sustainability as a visiting scholar this winter at the Institute for Sociology at the University of Hamburg. In this talk, she’ll discuss her work on new worldwide social movements and collective practices that challenge the pervasive logic of economic growth and embody alternative ways of living. Mon. Oct 9, 4 p.m., OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson.

Join the School of Writing, Literature, and Film for an exclusive screening of a thirty-minute trailer and overview of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s eighteen-hour series, The Vietnam War. The screening will be followed by a panel and Q&A featuring Charlie Haughey, whose 3,000 photographs captured the experience of the soldiers in his division and the lives of the citizens they encountered. Alongside Haughey, Robert Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum and Director of Popular Music at OSU, will discuss the representation of the war in music of the sixties. Jon Lewis, Distinguished Professor of Film Studies, will discuss the war as it has been portrayed on the screen. And Larry Rodgers, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of English, will detail how the Vietnam War became a literary subject. The panel will be moderated by Marisa Chappell, Associate Professor of History. 7 p.m., the LaSells Stewart Center. 


Anita Guerrini, Horning Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History, was honored as Faculty of the Game during this Saturday’s football game at Reser Stadium. Recently, Guerrini gave a talk entitled,“The Whiteness of Bones: the emergence of the skeleton as a commodity, 1500-1800” to the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University.

Associate Professor of History Stacey Smith has been appointed associate editor for the “Journal of the Civil War Era.” In her new role, Smith will commission, develop and edit cutting edge review essays that explore the latest scholarship on the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction.

Joshua Reeves, assistant professor of New Media Communications and Speech Communication, was interviewed about smartphone surveillance in The Intercept.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity 

David Kerr of the School of Psychological Science co-authored an article in the journal “Obesity Research and Clinical Practice” with University of Padua, Italy colleague, Gianluca Gini, entitled, “Prospective associations between peer teasing in childhood and young men’s obesity.”

Professor of History Gary Ferngren continued his scholarly output with a second edition of “Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction” from Johns Hopkins University Press; an essay entitled “Medicine and Spirituality: A Historical Perspective,” in “Spirituality and Religion within the Culture of Medicine: From Evidence to Practice,” edited by Michael J. Balboni and John R. Peteet (Oxford); and another co-edited volume (with Ekaterina N. Lomperis), “Essential Readings in Medicine and Religion,” also published by Johns Hopkins.

Barbara Muraca, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, has given a keynote lecture on “Circular Economy Within or Beyond Capitalism? A Degrowth Perspective” at the GRF (Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption) conference “Sustainable Lifestyles, Livelihoods and the Circular Economy”, University of Sussex, June 27-29 2017. Muraca was also invited as a fellow in residence at the Federal Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany for July 2017.

Latina/o Studies and Ethnic Studies assistant professor, Daniel López-Cevallos, recently presented the following: “Health Status of Latinos in Oregon: Trends and Statistics.” Oral session presented at Technical Assistance in Grant Writing for Diverse Communities, US Department of Health and Human Services Region 10 & Health Resources and services Administration in Corvallis. At the same event, he also moderated a panel session titled: “Barriers to Access and Social Determinants of Health in Latino Communities.”

Ronald L. Mize, Associate Professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society, recently gave the following presentations:

  • “Mapping the Origins and Continuities in Latina/o Political Thought de Independencia y Revoluciones a los Movimientos,” Forum for China-LAC Relations, Globalization, Anti-Globalization and Alternative Globalizations, Anhui University, Hefei, China, September 24, 2017.
  • “The Future of the Third Largest Latin American Nation: Latinoamericanos en los Estados Unidos de America,” Invited Presentation, Anhui University, Hefei, China, September 22, 2017.
  • “The Bracero Program and Workplace Surveillance,” Invited Presentation, Color of Surveillance: Government Monitoring of American Immigrants, Georgetown Law School Center for Privacy and Technology, Washington D.C., June 22, 2017.

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies associate professor Nana Osei-Kofi presented a paper titled “Afrosvenska Akademin: A Case Study” at the 6th “Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe Conference” at the University of Tampere, Finland on July 7, 2017.

Anthropology’s Lisa Price, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies’ Nana Osei-Kofi, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies/German’s Bradley Boovy co-presented a session titled “Reconfiguring European Higher Education: Enhancing Diversity, Access, and Success for All” at the 24th International Conference of Europeanists at the University of Glasgow, Scotland on July 14, 2017.

Instructor of bassoon Ann Kosanovic-Brown recently performed as principal bassoon at the Siletz Bay Music Festival near Lincoln City, Oregon. Other summer activities included serving as faculty at the YMA Arts Camp at Willamette University in Salem, where she performed on the faculty recital, coached bassoon students, and performed with the wind ensemble and orchestra.

Instructor of voice Amy Hansen performed last week at the Portland Summerfest Opera in the Park “Changing Places”art installation in collaboration with Portland Parks and Recreation and Halpin Landscaping. She coordinated two concerts of opera at Portland’s Keller Fountain (it was turned off for the performances!); mezzo-soprano Sarah Maines, bass-baritone Anton Belov and pianist Chuck Dillard joined.

Instructor of clarinet Carol Robe was featured on a recently released recording with the Westwood Wind Quintet, joining the ensemble on bass clarinet. The album featured Paul Hindemith’s Septet for woodwind quintet, trumpet and bass clarinet; William Matthias’ Concertino for flute, oboe, bassoon and piano; Bruce Stark’s “Americana” wind quintet; and Leos Janacek’s “Mladi (Jugend)” for woodwind quintet and bass clarinet.

Instructor of music history Kimary Fick’s recently written textbook article “Kenner, Liebhaber, and the Rise of the Musical Amateur: C.P.E. Bach’s Fantasia in C Minor” was published in the “A-R Online Music Anthology.” Additionaly, Fick’s paper proposal “Music for Social Pleasure: The Aesthetics of Hausmusik in the North German Enlightenment” was accepted for presentation on the “Society for Eighteenth-Century Music” at the 2018 “American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies” annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

Kerry Skarbakka’s “Socially Engaged” exhibition has opens this week at the Ernest G. Welch Gallery at Georgia State University. The show is in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography and runs until November 11. Skarbakka’s work is also included in Created By Light at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC. That show includes more than 100 works spanning from 1887 to 2016. It opened September 16, 2017 and runs until February 11, 2018. 

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. 

Fairbanks gallery coordinator and art instructor Andrew Nigon has a solo exhibition titled ‘t’ running through October 19 in the basement of Fairbanks Hall, room 004. ‘t’ is an installation of sculptures intended to create beauty by combining wild organic form and a geometric framework within single objects. Nigon’s studio practice is based in the dramatic visual language of the Catholic church. 

Fairbanks Gallery features “Spectacle,” photographs by Nicole Jean Hill and Alexis Pike, Oct. 2 – Oct. 21 as part of the Society of Photographic Educators Northwest (SPE-NW) Conference being held on the OSU campus. The gallery is located on the first floor of Fairbanks Hall and is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F and until 8 p.m. on Oct. 19 for the Corvallis Arts Walk.

Hiking the Cascades: Photos from the Pacific Crest Trail, work by Eugene-based photographer Ed Pabor, will be on view in the Center for the Humanities until Dec. 8 (M – F, 10 – 4). Drop by the Autzen House and meet the artist at an open reception during the Corvallis Arts Walk on Thursday Oct. 19, from 4 – 6.

Spanish artist Dolors Escala’s exhibit, “Emotions & Sensations,” is currently on view at The Little Gallery in 210 Kidder Hall. The exhibition runs through November 9.

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