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CLA This Week — 11/13/17


Monday, Nov. 13

School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series — Please join SPS and Dr. Frank Bernieri for a discussion on his research titled “Interpersonal Sensitivity: Theory, Methods, and Measurement at OSU. 4-5 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

Artist and author Sharon Louden will discuss her recent book, “The Artist as Culture Producer,” at 7 p.m. in the Construction & Engineering Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center. The talk and Louden’s visit are part of the School of Arts & Communication’s Visiting Artist and Scholars Lecture Series. A reception with the artist will be held before the lecture at 6 p.m. in the Myrtle Tree Alcove at the LaSells Stewart Center.

Tuesday Nov. 14

OSU Bands Fall Concert: Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony will take place at the LaSells Stewart Center at 7:30 p.m. $5 general admission, OSU students and K-12 youth free. Tickets are available here.

Songwriters in the Round, hosted by performing arts director Bob Santelli, meets at 7 p.m. in the Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre. It’s an informal evening of sharing songs and learning about songwriting greats. Bring your instrument, your songs and you enthusiasm. 

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Ecological and Climate Effects of Human Carnivory — Lecture by Bill Ripple. Dr. Ripple will discuss his research about the effects of human diet on the environment and climate including iconic wildlife, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity, and stream-side ecosystems. 4 p.m. Milam Hall, 319. There will be free (planet friendly) food.

Superbugs & Antibiotic Resistance: An Interdisciplinary Conversation — Harvard Medical School professor of biomedical informatics Michael Baym, Oregon artist Bets Cole, and OSU composer Dana Reason will discuss drug-resistant bacteria from interdisciplinary perspectives. 6-8 p.m. at The Arts Center at 700 S.W. Madison Ave. Hosted by Oregon State University’s colleges of Science and Liberal Arts.

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. 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Free to students with ID in advance or at the door while tickets are available. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. 

Thursday, Nov. 16

Brilliant & Resilient:  Celebrating the Power of Disabled Women Activists, an exhibition currently on view at the Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall, will have an opening event with guest speakers, Susan Sygall, Co-founder and CEO and Susan Dunn, WILD Program Manager, will show how the medium of photography can have a direct impact on the viewer while promoting a dialog specifically about women and social justice issues. 3:30 p.m. at the Little Gallery.

The OSU Campus Band performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge.

Friday, Nov. 17

Music à la Carte  Ann Kosanovic-Brown, international bassoonist, will play in the Memorial Union Lounge at 12 p.m. Admission is free.

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series — Dr. Melissa Cheyney, Associate Professor of Anthropology at OSU, will give a lecture titled, “Does Big Data Have a Role To Play in Physiologic Birth Research?  The Case for a Critical, Precision-Midwifery, All Data Framework.”  Dr. Cheyney 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 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: Hispanic/Latinx and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Intersectional Identities. Lecture by Cristòf Del Aquelarre Errante. 12 p.m. Milam Hall, 301.

Luther (film) is a 2003 biopic about the life of Martin Luther (1483–1546) starring Joseph Fiennes. It was an independent film partially funded by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The film covers Luther’s life from his becoming a monk in 1505 to the Diet of Augsburg in 1530. 7 p.m. OSU, Milam Auditorium. Free and open to all.

OSU Opera Workshop will be held at First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Road at 7:30 p.m. $10 general admission, OSU students and K-12 youth free. CAFA discounts apply. Tickets are available here.

Sunday, Nov. 19

Monterey Pop Film Screening — Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Music Festival and the “Summer of Love” with a screening of D.A. Pennebaker’s celebrated documentary, “Monterey Pop.” The film features memorable performances by Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin and more. Presented by OSU Distinguished Professor Jon Lewis and Director of Performing Arts Bob Santelli. The two will introduce the film and a short Q&A will follow. 6:45 p.m., Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave., Portland.

Upcoming Events

Natural Values and Novel Ecosystems: Adapting Nature Conservation—OSU Associate Professor of Philosophy Allen Thompson will discuss the rapid recent emergence of the concept of novel ecosystems, its significance in debates about conservation and natural values, and the implications for land management practices in the Anthropocene. Monday, November 20, 4 p.m. Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.   


Humanities Research Clusters: Call for Proposals—The Center for the Humanities invites proposals for WI/SP 2018 Humanities Research Clusters. Supported through a partnership with the OSU Office of the Provost, this program offers scholars with expertise in different disciplines the opportunity to explore a topic of shared interest in common and in depth. Proposals may be submitted anytime before December 7Program information and submission instructions here.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity 

Drew Gerkey, Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the School of Language, Culture and Society, participated in a workshop at the Social Science Research Council office in New York, titled “Contextual Knowledge and Field Experimentation.” The workshop explored how contextual and historical knowledge should influence the design and analysis of field experiments and how place-based culture, language, history, and social relations enrich and challenge results from field experiments.  This workshop is part of the SSRC’s Scholarly Borderlands Initiative.

David Kerr, Associate Professor in the School of Psychological Science, gave a webinar to parents of OSU students entitled, “Can Oregon weather bring college students down? Recognizing and preventing seasonal depression.” The presentation was recorded and will be made available through OSU New Student Programs & Family Outreach.

Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies and Ethnic Studies, Daniel López-Cevallos, recently presented the following:  Oakley LP, López-Cevallos DF, Harvey SM (November 7, 2017). Medical mistrust and satisfaction with birth control services among young-adult Latino women. Roundtable session presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Atlanta, GA. In addition, he moderated a panel session titled “Sociocultural and Environmental Determinants of Latinx Health,” November 6, 2017. Daniel serves as Co-Chair of APHA’s Latino Caucus Scientific Program.

Charles Robinson of the Dean’s Office/CLA Extension traveled to Boston for the A2RU (Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities) where he presented on the Creative Oregon program in the workshop “Learning to Connect: Engaging Students across Disciplines.” OSU joined the A2RU this year – this international organization seeks to advance the full range of arts-integrative research, curricula, programs and creative practice in higher ed.

Instructor of Music Sean Paul Mills conducted two performances with the Willamette Valley Symphony on November 4 and 5 in Albany and Corvallis. Mills, artistic director of the ensemble, was joined on stage by horn soloist Lydia Van Dreel in Forster’s French Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major. Other works included Serge Prokofiev’s “Lieutenant Kije Suite” and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony in F Major.

Instructor of Voice Amy Hansen featured in a November 6th performance at Lincoln Hall in Portland, Oregon on a “cabaret” program hosted by David Spear, a artist-in-residence at the Portland State University Hebrew Studies department. Spear is a composer, conductor and pianist know for his orchestrations of many popular cinema scores including “Airplane,” “Animal House,” “Heavy Metal” and “Ghostbusters.” He has also composed scores for three academy award-nominated films and the Emmy award winning National Geographic documentary “Everest.”

Evan Baden’s “The High School Yearbook Project” opened October 30 at Lane Community College Art Gallery in Eugene. There will be an artist’s talk and reception on Wed., Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. in the gallery.

Art instructor Stephen Hayes has just received the commission to paint a 90”x 176” canvas for the 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.

Art instructor Katherine Spinella is one of 48 emerging and mid-career professional American artists to be awarded Publication Fellowships from Peripheral Vision, in conjunction with their inaugural salon-style exhibition, curated by critic Georgia Erger. Salon 2017, forthcoming this fall/winter, will take the form of an introductory essay by the curator containing links to artist project pages.

Art instructors Michael Boonstra and Andy Myers are included in “Land, Light and Life: Nature through the Eyes of Artists,” an exhibition that explores the broad range of strategies to examine the natural world. The exhibition is a collaboration between the High Desert Museum and At Liberty, Bend’s new art space and cultural hub, located in the Liberty Theater in Downtown Bend at 849 Northwest Wall Street.  The exhibition opened Nov. 10 and may be viewed through December 30. There will be a First Friday Reception on Friday, December 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Recurring Events

Brilliant & Resilient: Celebrating the Power of Disabled Women Activists will be on view in the Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall, from Nov. 12 – Dec. 8. 

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.

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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