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CLA This Week — 11/6/17


Monday, Nov. 6

Join us at 6 p.m. for a screening of Academy nominated documentary Freedom on My Mind. The first film to chronicle, in depth, the story of Freedom Summer. It vividly tells the complex and compelling history of the Mississippi voter registration struggles of 1961 to 1964: the interracial nature of the campaign, the tensions and conflicts, the fears and hopes. It is the story of youthful idealism and shared vision, of a generation who believed in and fought for the principles of democracy. Pizza provided. Free and open to all in Milam 318.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Reforming Our Life in the Body: Martin Luther on Eating, Healing, and Marriage — Lecture by Ekaterina Lomperis. No other major Christian thinker was more interested in spiritual understandings of seemingly mundane dimensions of our daily life than the German founder of the Reformation, Martin Luther.  This lecture will explore how, according to Luther, one should eat, heal, and marry, as a Christian. 7 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center, C & E Auditorium. Free and open to all. For more information please visit Reformation 500.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

A Situational Understanding of Environmental Values and Evaluation — Lecture by Dr. Bryan Norton, distinguished Professor Emeritus in Philosophy and Policy, in the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Norton presents an accessible and useful taxonomy of different disciplinary approaches to evaluating environmental change, including willingness-to-pay, cost-benefit analysis, intrinsic value, and risk management. With a distinction between substantive and procedural rationality, he concludes by outlining a pragmatic approach to environmental policy decision making. 4 p.m. MU: Journey room, 104.

Chepenefu Lecture Series  A lecture entitled, Kalapuya Archaeology: Cultural Record of the Willamette Valley before 1850 will be given by Dr. Thomas Connolly, director of archaeological research at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History and author of “Oregon Archaeology” at the Majestic Theater at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is free.

Thursday, Nov. 9

Revolution Matters  A Discussion on the Lessons from Comparative Revolutions. Join us for a community discussion with Dr. Barbara Muraca, Dr. Joseph Orosco, Dr. Robert Thompson, and Dr. Tony Vogt about what we can learn from the Haitian Revolution, Mexican Revolution, Russian Revolution, and the German Sparticist Uprising of 1918 for making social change today. 12 p.m. MU: La Raza, Room 208.

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. 4 p.m. MU: La Raza Room, 208.

OSU Choirs: Live as One  A Concert for Social Justice will take place at the LaSells Stewart Center at 7:30 p.m. $10 general admission. OSU students and K-12 youth free. Tickets available here.

Upcoming Events

American Strings: Country Joe McDonald — Join legendary musician Country Joe McDonald for “Reflections on the Summer of Love and Woody Guthrie,” an intimate Q&A and performance. November 15, 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre. $15 in advance, $20 at the door: liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/americanstrings. Free to students with ID in advance or a the door while tickets are available.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity 

Art faculty Stephen Hayes has just received the commission to paint a 90”x 176” canvas for the nearly completed Pearl Neighborhood Canopy Hotel in Portland. It will be the largest painting to date for the artist and is scheduled to be installed in April 2018.

Marta Maria Maldonado, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Ethnic Studies, will be lead guest-editor of a special issue of the journal “Feminist Formations” titled “Critical Feminist Exits, Re-Routings, and Institutional Betrayal in Academia.” “Feminist Formations” is a leading journal of Women’s and Gender Studies, published three times a year by Johns Hopkins University Press. It is housed in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at OSU, under the editorship of Patti Duncan, Associate Professor of WGSS. The special issue will be published in spring 2019. For more information, visit “Feminist Formations” here.

Trina Leah Hogg, Assistant Professor of African History, presented at the annual American Society for Legal History in Las Vegas. The paper was entitled, “Our impending danger must be averted”: Migratory Labor from British West Africa to the Congo, 1890-1900.”

Recent publications by Dr. Nicole von Germeten, Director  of the School of History, Philosophy, & Religion include “Gender in Iberian America”  and  “Imagining Histories of Colonial Latin America.”

Dr. Anita Guerrini, Horning Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History, was featured in the “Atlas Obscura” discussing The Gruesome History of Making Human Skeletons.”

Linus Pauling, SCARC and SHPR faculty, Dr. Linda Richards, History of Science Instructor and Dr. Sharyn Clough, Professor and Director Undergraduate Studies, Philosophy connect OSU to 2017 Noble Peace Prize.

Joshua Reeves, Assistant Professor in the School of Arts and Communication, published a coauthored chapter on autonomous military technologies in the book “Life in the Age of Drone Warfare” (Durham, NC: Duke University Press).

Instructor of Voice Amy Hansen recently sang in a masterclass at the Northwest Regional Vocal Pedagogy Conference. Additionally, Hansen has been serving as the co-chair of the NATS Classical Auditions, where she has assisted in processing registrations fro 186 students and 31 teachers who will be participating in the upcoming NATS Willamette chapter music theater auditions and the NATS Classical Auditions, which were held on the OSU campus.

Instructor of Music Allison Johnson was a guest speaker in a facilitated discussion and tribute to the pioneering composer Pauline Oliveros at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California libraries. The discussion and tribute were part of the “Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.”

Instructor of Music Technology Jason Fick recently served as an adjudicator for the Society of Electro Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) national conference, where he assisted in selecting approximately 100 works out of 450 submissions for the SEAMUS 2018 national conference which will be held in Eugene, Oregon.

Instructors of Music Sean Paul Mills and Lauren Servias performed with oboist Jaclyn LaRue as the Arioso Chamber Players on October 27 in Salem, October 28 in Albany and October 29 in Corvallis. The program featured the gigue from J.S. Bach’s Trio Sonata No.1, Franz Josef Haydn’s Trio No. 39 “The Gypsy,” David Ashley White’s “Six Miniatures for Three Players” and Anton Arensky’s Trio No. 1in d minor. Future performances of the Arioso Chamber Players are planned to included flutist Sue Gillespie, pianist Matt Goodrich and members of the Salem Philharmonia Orchestra.

Professor of Music Steven Zielke was director of the Oregon ACDA Advanced Sight Reading Choir on October 27 at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. The choir consisted of 60 top singers from across the state of Oregon and was part of the Oregon American Choral Directors Association fall workshop.

Director of Athletic Bands Olin Hannum was an invited adjudicator at the Washington State Band Championships, held at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Fifteen top bands from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana competed during the event.

Director of Bands Chris Chapman served as an invited guest adjudicator at the Kamehameha Festival of Bands in Oahu, Hawai’i on November 4. All high school bands from the main island of Hawai’I and surrounding islands participated in the annual event.

Instructor of Music David Servias can be heard on a recently released album “Distant Monuments” by the Eugene-based Delgani String Quartet. Servias and violinist Wyatt True were featured in Benjamin Krause’s “Oregon Portraits”; additional works included Krause’s “Cascade Quartet” and Jason Gerraughty’s “The Air is a Chamber” and “The Earth is a Cell.”

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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