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CLA This Week — 11/20/17


Monday, Nov. 20

Natural Values and Novel Ecosystems: Adapting Nature Conservation — POSTPONED. Allen Thompson’s lecture at the Autzen House has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. on Monday, January 29.

Gentlemanly Masculinities: Visions of Family Reforms, Colonialism, and Gender in Taiwan under Japanese Rule — A lecture by Tadashi Ishikawa. His lecture explores the formation of Taiwanese masculinities in the blurred boundaries of families and marriages under Japanese rule. Tadashi, is a post-doctoral fellow of the Chiu program for Taiwan studies in the School of History, Philosophy and Religion. 4 p.m., Hallie Ford Center, 115.

Film Screening  What the Health. Filmmaker Kip Andersen uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases, and he investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want people to know about it. 5 p.m. Milam 319. Snacks will be provided.

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra – Presents “Our Judeo-Romano-Christian Heritage,” featuring music by Mendelssohn, Bloch and Respighi. Cellist Anne Ridlington is featured on Bloch’s “Schelomo.” 7:30 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium. OSU students are free with ID. Advance tickets are available here.

Tuesday, Nov. 21

OSU Jazz Ensemble will perform in the Memorial Union Lounge at 7:30 p.m.


Shiao-ling Yu of World Languages & Cultures received a Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award (2017).

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Dr. Patti Lou Watkins of the School of Psychological Science, is co-editor of a special issue of “Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society” on fat pedagogy. The issue includes an introductory article on which she is co-author as well as an article co-authored with students in her Women, Weight, and Body Image lab:

All nine articles from this special issue are now available as advance online publications under Latest Articles.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies associate professor Nana Osei-Kofi presented a paper titled “To be Swedish and African: What is in a Name?” at the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora’s 9th Biennial Conference at Pablo de Olavide University in Sevilla, Spain, on November 10, 2017.

Rebecca Olson, Associate Professor of English, published the article “Margaret Beaufort, Royal Tapestries, and Confinement at the Tudor Court” in the art history journal “Textile History.”

Instructor of Guitar Cameron O’Connor performed for the Pickford House Concert Series in Los Angeles in a recital which included his own recent compositions.

Trischa Goodnow, Professor in Speech Communication, recently published an article, “Signs of the Apocalypse: An Analysis of Trump Magazine Covers during the 2016 Presidential Campaign” in “American Behavioral Scientist.”

Director of Choral Studies Steven Zielke, the Patricia Valian Reser Professor of Music, was the invited guest teacher, clinician and conductor at Morehead University in Morehead, Kentucky. He worked with conductors from Morehead University and guest conducted the mixed chorus at the Morehead University Choral Festival.

Coordinator of Music and Director of Percussion Studies Bob Brudvig performed as vibraphone soloist in Marco Putz’s “Jubilee Vibrations” with the OSU Wind Ensemble at the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle, Washington. Director of Bands Chris Chapman lead the ensemble in a program including Chang Ku Soh’s “Lament,” Sousa’s “The Bride Elect March,” David Maslanka’s “Requiem” and Patrick Lenz’s “Pillar of Fire.” OSU associate Director of Bands Olin Hannum also conducted the ensemble in James David’s “Big Four on the River” and OSU graduate music education student Francis Sefton conducted David Gorham’s “In the Light of the Past.”

Coordinator of Contemporary Music Studies Dana Reason premiered her new work “Strains” on November 15 at The Arts Center in Corvallis. The work was composed using research data on Superbugs and Antibiotics from Harvard Medical assistant professor Michael Baym. Reason, who performed with sonified data and piano, was joined by violinist Jayanthi Joseph who is currently an OSU graduate student in microbiology.

Christopher McKnight Nichols, Associate Professor in the School of History, Philosophy and Religion, recently published the following:

Nichols also guested edited and co-authored:

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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