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CLA This Week — 10/9/17


Monday, Oct. 9

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. The talk will take place at 4 p.m. at the OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

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. 

Wednesday, Oct. 11

The Politics of Surveillance, Past, Present, and Future  We are all being watched. We are all being tracked. We are all being recorded virtually all the time. How did this happen? What have we lost and what have we gained? Are we all “just” data and what does that mean? New technologies and new understandings of individual rights, corporate rights, collective rights, and national security have dramatically shifted in recent years. What is at stake in these new visions of rights and new technologies of control? A panel of experts aims to provoke a dynamic discussion of the past, present, and future of surveillance and the surveillance society in which we live today at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union, Journey Room 104.

American Strings Concert Series: An Evening with Tony Trischka  In this inaugral event of the College of Liberal Arts’ new American Strings Concert Series, join renowned banjo artist Tony Trischka at 8 p.m. for an intimate performance and Q&A at the Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis.

Thursday, Oct. 12

Bluegrass Banjo Workshop — Tony Trischka will lead a banjo workshop in Benton Hall 204 at 4 p.m.  The workshop is free with an RSVP kindly requested. 

The Bohemian Reformation  Lecture by Dr. David Luft, Horning Professor of History at OSU. The Bohemian Reformation occurred a hundred years before the German Reformation. David Luft’s lecture on this “magnificent ride” of the religious transformation of Bohemia is part of the Reformation 500 ­Corvallis series and the first lecture in this year’s Horning lecture series on “Other Reformations.” 7 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, C & E Auditorium. Luft’s talk is one of many events in Reformation@500, a campus and community-wide celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. For more information and for a complete schedule of other events please visit Reformation 500.

Bluegrass Jam Session  Join Tony Trischka for a bluegrass jam session at 8 p.m. at the Corvallis Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd Street. The event is free with an RSVP kindly requested. 

Friday, Oct. 13

Music à la Carte — The OSU Faculty Showcase will take place at 12 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge. 

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. Developing an Accessible Research Design Checklist, a lecture by Katie Linder, will take place at 12 p.m in Milam Hall 301.

Visiting Writers Series — Fiction writers and Oregon State University alumni Jaclyn Watterson and Michael Shou-Yung Shum will read at 7:30 p.m. in the Lab Theater in Withycombe Hall. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.

Upcoming Events

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series  Dr. Nelson Ting, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oregon, will give a lecture titled, “Monkeys, Migration, and Microbes: Factors Shaping Migration and the Microbiome in African Colobus Monkeys.”  Dr. Ting will speak on October 20 from 12 to 12:50 p.m. in Waldo Hall Room 201A. This event is part of the Anthropology Program’s“Tan Sack” Lecture Series.


A proposal by an interdisciplinary team comprised of Marta Maria Maldonado (PI, Ethnic Studies), Bradley Boovy (Co-PI, WGSS and WLC), Flaxen Conway (Co-PI, MRM and Sea Grant) and Jamie Doyle (Sea Grant Extension), has been selected for funding in Sea Grant’s 2018-2020 Biennial Competition. The award of more than $200,000 supports research on the connection between seafood processing, demographic change, and community resilience.

Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Humanities Christopher McKnight Nichols recently published the following with Raymond Haberski, Jr.: “Kneeling players are showing their country tough love, not disrespect: they’re embracing a strain of civil religion that prods America to live up to its ideals,” Washington Post, Made by History section, Sunday October 1, 2017.

Awards and Honors

School of Language, Culture and Society associate professor Sebastian Heiduschke’s documentary film “The Land of Eternal Spring” will receive a Merit Award of Awareness on Oct. 15 at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles. The documentary was filmed during a short-term study abroad trip to Guatemala organized by the School of Language, Culture and Society in 2014.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity 

David Kerr of the School of Psychological Science co-authored an article in the journal “Health and Place” with University of Koper, Slovenia colleagues, Nuša Šedivy and Tina Podlogar entitled, “Community social support as a protective factor against suicide: A gender-specific ecological study of 75 regions of 23 European countries.”

Instructor of Guitar Cameron O’Connor was the featured performer at the Portland Guitar Society on Oct. 2; he was also the featured performer for the Jefferson Guitar Society on September 5. Other summer activities included the premiere of Michael Lee’s work for guitar and choir, “Come What May,” with the New York Virtuoso Singers in Manhattan; the premiere of Lee’s “Song for Children” in concerts with the guitar and piano duo, ensemble demitasse; the premiere of O’Connor’s vocal work, “Dirt,” at the unSung series in Glendale, CA; and solo and chamber recitals in Japan and throughout southern California.

Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures Nabil Boudraa recently published, “Counter-history and Resistance in the Films of Merzak Allouache” in “CELAAN Review” vol. XIV, no. 2 & 3. He also co-authored “Loss, Displacement and Exile in Algerian Cinema” in “The Journal of North African Studies,” volume 22, issue 5, with Joseph Krause.

Liddy Detar of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Charles Robinson of the Dean’s Office and Extension attended the Engagement Scholarship Conference in Birmingham, AL, to present an interactive workshop of their Listen Up! object stories project. The project explores the practice of storytelling in engaged scholarship and community building, utilizing a digital archive of personal objects and stories. Robinson also presented at a poster session on the Creative Oregon collaboration between CLA and OSU Extension (co-authored with Andrew Myers of Art).

Assistant Professor of Music Technology Jason Fick recently had his article “Electronic Music History through Guided Discovery: An Active Learning Approach to Engage the Millennial Student” published in “Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy,” vol. 5.

Instructor of Voice and Opera Mitchell Hutchings was recently featured in two voice pedagogy articles: Operapolitan’s  “The Voice Builder: Talking about Teaching with Up-and-Coming Voice Teacher Mitchell Hutchings” and Schmopera.com’s “The Voice Teacher Series: Mitchell Hutchings.

Recurring Events

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. Art’s Julia Bradshaw curated the exhibit. She also curated Surface Tension,” a two-person exhibit with Christopher Russell and Rafael Soldi, which will be on view at the Arts Center in Corvallis until Nov. 9.

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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