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CLA This Week — 10/30/17


Monday, Oct. 30

The OSU Festival of Voices Gala Concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. $10 general admission. OSU students and K-12 youth free with ID. CAFA discounts apply. Advance tickets are available here.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

A reception and artist’s talk by Daniel Kramer, whose exhibition, Bob Dylan: Photographs by Daniel Kramer, is currently on view at Fairbanks Gallery, will take place in Room 128 of the Learning Innovation Center, 165 S.W. Sackett Place. OSU Director of Popular Music and Performing Arts Bob Santelli will also host a question-and-answer session with Kramer. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the talk at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 2

Join Lynda Mapes for a reading from her book “Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak” in which she documents a year living at the Harvard Forest Long-Term Ecological Research site exploring the human and natural history of a single 100-year old oak tree while she was a Bullard Fellow. Her reading will be in the Forestry Science Lab, Room 20 at 4 p.m.

Cuba Study Abroad, First Info Session — Join professors Adam Schwartz and Ron Mize of the School of Language, Culture, and Society for this unique opportunity to learn about and experience Cuba in 2018. A 10-credit academic program includes a four credit spring term course followed by a six-credit summer field study for two weeks in and around Havana and the Bay of Pigs. Strand AG Room 162 at 5 p.m. Additional info available here

SAC Presents Voces 8. The UK’s renowned octet performs impeccable a cappella and choral music, ranging from Renaissance pieces to their own arrangements of pop tunes. The Oregon State University Chamber Choir joins Voces8on the program at the LaSells Stewart Center. Lobby opens at 6 p.m. with food and libations for sale by Valley Catering. “Parents Night Out” Childcare is available through OSU KidSpirit (requires pre-registration and fee). Tickets and information can be found here.

Documenting Ecosystems: Soundscapes and Music for Percussion  A presentation by Lisa Schonberg, a musician, teacher and natural historian. Schonberg will discuss her background and the goals of her work, and she will share documentation and audio samples to help outline her creative process. The presentation will conclude with a percussion performance of a work in progress based on ant acoustics in the Brazilian Amazon. The event will be held at 7: 30 p.m in Benton Hall 303.

Friday, Nov. 3

Music à la Carte The Spanish Trumpet, featuring Ken Saul, trumpet, and Sunghee Kim, piano, will perform 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. This session’s topic: “Tapping Abilities: Toward Full Employment of Persons with (dis)ABILITIES,” a lecture by David Baldridge. 12 p.m. Milam 301.  

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series — Dr. Xiaobo Su, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Oregon, will give a lecture titled, “Seeing from a Tourist: Mobilities and the Geopolitics of Border Control between China and Myanmar.” Dr. Su will speak from 12 to 12:50p.m. in Waldo Room 201A. This even is part of the Anthropology Program’s “Tan Sack” Lecture Series.

Elizabeth Root of Speech Communication will present “English is my First Love”: How the Hegemony of English Impacts Language Learners on a Personal Level from 4 to 5 p.m, in StAg 110. Initial thoughts on data analysis from six focus groups conducted with English language-learners in Seoul, South Korea, will be discussed.

Application Material Workshop — Thinking abbout applying for a Ph.D program for fall 2018? Want help with your application materials?In this session, we will be focusing on editing and tailoring application materials. You must submit a draft prior to the session. 4 p.m. Milam Hall 319A. Please RSVP to trina.hogg@oregonstate.edu.

Race & Species  Fresh from presentations at Harvard, Columbia, and Cornell universities, Hanh Nguyen will bring her thought-provoking talk, “How Bigotry Begins” to OSU. The theme is the systematic “othering” of and discrimination against different groups of human beings as well as members of different animal species and why we should consider nonhuman animals in the fight for social justice. Free vegan food from Laughing Planet and free vegan pizza. 5 p.m. Milam Room 318.

School of Writing, Literature, and Film’s Visiting Writers Series Award-winning writer Sarah Manguso will give a reading of her work at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library Rotunda. Manguso is the author of seven books, including poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. 

Sunday, Nov. 5

The Corvallis-OSU Piano International’s Steinway Piano Series presents Natasha Paremski at the LaSells Stewart Center at 4 p.m. Ticket information is available here.

Upcoming Events

Nick Dybek will read from his new novel, “The Verdun Affair,” on Monday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. at the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson. Dybek teaches writing in the OSU School of Writing Literature and Film, and is a 2017-18 research fellow at the OSU Center for the Humanities. He’s a recipient of a Granta New Voices selection, a Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, and a Maytag Fellowship. His first novel, “When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man,” won a Society of Midland Authors Award, and was a finalist for the VCU-Cabell First Novelist Award. “The Verdun Affair” will be published in the US, the UK, and France in 2018.

Religious Liberty as Discrimination? Flash Panel In early October, the Trump administration issued guidelines for protecting religious freedom as a fundamental right enshrined in the First Amendment. However, critics have been concerned that appeals to religious freedom can support bigotry and discrimination, as illustrated by current Supreme Court cases. Four panelists will bring areas of expertise in gender, history, culture, and ethics to bear on the question of the scope of religious freedom and its potentially discriminatory applications. Thursday, November 9, 4:00 p.m. MU: La Raza Room, 208.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity 

Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Native American Studies Natchee Barnd’s book, “Native Space: Geographic Strategies to Unsettle Settler Colonialism,” is forthcoming from Oregon State University Press this November.

Courtney Campbell of Philosophy traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan to participate in the 19th International Conference of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum (SEAC). A member of the SEAC Executive Board, Professor Campbell participated in panels on ethical leadership across a variety of professions and disciplines, and also benefited from presentations of other speakers on pre-college ethics education programs.

Instructor of History Linda Richards shared her research with International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and participated in brainstorming what became the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Richards most recently spoke about nuclear abolition history and human rights in her invited lecture “Frederick Soddy: Transmutation in Science and Society” at the UK Royal Society of Chemists and Institute of Physics joint conference this summer at the University of Glasgow.

Barbara Muraca, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, gave a keynote lecture on “Circular Economy Within or Beyond Capitalism? A Degrowth Perspective” at the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption conference at the University of Sussex. This summer, she was invited as a fellow in residence at the Federal Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany.

Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill, Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, was a keynote speaker on October 9, 2017 for Highline College’s LGBTQIA Week and Indigenous People’s Day. They also delivered the Seventh Annual Georgia Harkness Lecture for the Pacific School of Religion’s Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion and Ministry on October 19th.

Adam Schwartz, Assistant Professor of World Languages and Cultures, and Helen Terry published “Seeing the Unheard: Heritage Learners of Spanish and Photo-Diary Pedagogy” in “International Multilingual Research Journal.”

Professor of Philosophy Flo Leibowitz and Jason Tanenbaum, CLA pre-law advisor, co-presented a lesson for the Corvallis Academy for Lifelong Learning about the history and politics of the National  Endowment for the Arts.

Flo Leibowitz also presented two papers on the iconography of the September 11 National Memorial and Museum, one for the American Society for Aesthetics and another for the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association.

Ron Mize of the School of Language, Culture, and Society was quoted in Lauren Hernandez and Diane Dietz’s article “Oregon Legislature Reflects Growing Latino Influence, But Will It Last?” in “Statesman Journal” on Oct. 21. Available online here.

Mehra Shirazi of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Ron Mize of the School of Language, Culture, and Society, presented individual papers in the Refugee/Latino Health session of the 40th Annual Nurse Practitioners of Oregon Conference, Salishan Bay, OR, October 7, 2017.

Coordinator of Music and Research Dana Reason’s sound-sculpture “Folded Subjects: Olive Rose” received its Northwest premiere on Saturday, October 21 as part of the “Extradition Series” in Portland, Oregon. In addition to her own composition, Reason also performed works by Tom Johnson, Gordon Mumma and Christopher Hobbs. On Sunday, October 22, Reason facilitated “Deep Listening: Our Place in the Sound-Ecology,” a one-day workshop at Shotpouch (Spring Creek Project) with graduate students from the Environmental Arts and Humanities and Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies programs.

Director of Bands Chris Chapman recently served the conductor of the Oregon District 7 Honor Band in Coos Bay, Oregon on October 18 at Marshfield High School. The ensemble featured 100 of the finest student band musicians from local area schools who were invited to participate.

The OSU Wind Ensemble hosted composer Jindra Necasova Nardelli from the Prague Conservatory of Music. Ms. Nardelli worked with the ensemble in rehearsal on her composition “Spirit of Lake Michigan,” a work that depicts the struggle of a child torn away from her country during the Prague Spring of 1968. Nardelli also worked with a combined ensemble of high school band students and the OSU Wind Ensemble as part of the annual Beaver Music Preview Day.

Instructor of Music Sean Paul Mills lead the Salem Philharmonia in two sold-out performances at Chemeketa Community College on October 21 and 22. Join the ensemble for Mozart’s Piano Concert No. 20 in d minor was Corvallis-based concert pianist Sunghee Kim. Also included on the program was the world premiere of Scott Gerwick’s “4 Episodes for Orchestra” (written for the Salem Philharmonia) and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Third Symphony in E-Flat Major “Eroica.”

Recurring Events

Bob Dylan: Photographs by Daniel Kramer will be at Fairbanks Gallery, Oct. 26 – Nov. 30. The photo exhibit features iconic images of Nobel Prize winner singer-songwriter Bob Dylan by photographer Daniel Kramer, curated by the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum. The exhibition documents Dylan’s metamorphosis from folk musician to rock and roll icon.

Art’s Julia Bradshaw 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.

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.

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). 

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