Tuesday, Jan. 16
Cuba Study Abroad, Final 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. StAg Room 160 at 6:30 p.m. Additional info available here.
Friday, Jan. 19
Visiting Writers Series — Writer, radio producer and multimedia artist Shawn Wen will give a reading of her work. Wen’s radio work has broadcast on “This American Life,” Freakonomics Radio” and “Marketplace,” and her recent book, “A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause” is a book-length essay about the mime Marcel Marceau. The reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing, and is part of the School of Writing, Literature, and Film’s 2017-2018 Visiting Writers Series. 7:30 p.m., Black Box Lab Theater, Withycombe Hall.
Music à la Carte — International flutist Abigail Sperling with Bob Brudvig, percussion, and Lauren Servias, piano. 12 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge.
The Empire Strikes Back: Catholic Responses to the Protestant Reformation — Lecture by Dr. Howard Louthan. This lecture will investigate the origins and development of a Catholic Reformation that proved robust and effectively checked its Protestant rivals. Wednesday, January 24, 4 p.m., Memorial Union, Journey Room 104. Lightly catered.
SAC Presents “The Pianist of Willesden Lane” — Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspirational story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime. In this poignant show, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek performs some of the world’s most stunning music as she shares her mother’s riveting true story of survival. Jan 27, 7:30 p.m. The LaSells Stewart Center. For tickets, contact Erin Sneller at email@example.com, or 541-737-5592, or go to: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/events/performance-and-visual-arts-events/pianist-willesden-lane
The Future of Nuclear Weapons: Can They Be Eliminated? — Lecture by Ambassador Tom Graham, Jr., a former senior U.S. diplomat and Acting Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Monday, January 29, 3 p.m., Memorial Union, Journey Room 104. Lightly catered.
Stopping Fascism Today — Shane Burley (“Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It”) and Alexander Reid Ross (“Against the Fascist Creep”) will have a conversation about what fascism means in 2018, where it came from in the U.S., and how movements have arisen to effectively stop it. Wednesday, January 31, 12 p.m., Memorial Union, Journey Room 104.
Honors & Awards
As co-editors of the journal “Pacifica: Poetry International,” Joseph Krause, of World Languages and Cultures, and Eric Dickey, of CLA Administration, have been awarded a 2018 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship to support the continued publication of the journal. This is the second OLA award Krause and Dickey have received to help sustain the journal.
Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity
Tara Williams, Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean of the Honors College, has published a book with Penn State University Press: “Middle English Marvels: Magic, Spectacle, and Morality in the Fourteenth Century.”
Brett Burkhardt, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy, published “Contesting market rationality: Discursive struggles over prison privatization” in “Punishment & Society.”
Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies and Ethnic Studies, Daniel López-Cevallos, recently published the following: Torres l y Lopez-Cevallos DF (2017). ¿Reforma de salud en Ecuador como modelo de éxito? Crítica al número especial de la Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública. “Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health.”
Bryan Tilt (Professor, OSU Anthropology) and Xiaoyue Li (recent Ph.D. graduate, OSU Anthropology), published a scholarly article entitled “Perceptions of Quality of Life and Pollution among China’s Urban Middle Class: The Case of Smog in Tangshan.” The article appears in The China Quarterly and is featured on Cambridge University Press’s blog: http://blog.journals.cambridge.org/2018/01/10/special-section-the-human-dimensions-of-air-pollution-in-china/.
Coordinator of contemporary music and research Dana Reason was recently nominated to serve on the board of the International Alliance for Women Music (IAWM) for 2018-2020. The IAWM is a global community dedicated to fostering and promoting equity for women involved in all fields of music.
Coordinator of music technology Jason Fick presented a paper on December 3 titled “Why Study Music Production at a University? The Benefits of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Enhance Student Learning and Career Preparation” at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden.
Director of athletic bands Olin Hannum presented a talk titled “Leadership and Organizational Direction” at the Kappa Kappa Psi / TBS Western District Leadership Conference on Saturday, January 13.
Several OSU music faculty attended the annual Oregon Music Educators Association conference, held from January 12-14 in Eugene, Oregon. Steven Zielke gave a talk titled “How can we best serve our students in the OSAA choral sight-reading room?” and also lead the OSU Vocal Ensemble in performance; Sandra Babb conducted the all-state middle school choir and also gave a presentation on conducting middle school treble choirs; Jason Fick presented “Concert Recording 101: Introduction to Equipment and Techniques for the Music Director”; Wesley Brewer presented “Orchestrating Flow: Philosophies and Tactics for Time Management In and Out of the Classroom”; and Chris Chapman gave a talk titled “Maestro, Where do I Sit?”
Anita Guerrini, Horning Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History, gave an invited talk on “The Courtiers’ Anatomists” to the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Binghamton University in October, another talk entitled “A tangled legacy: biodiversity and novel environments” at the annual meeting of the History of Science Society in Toronto, in November, and a keynote address, “Imagining Skin: Giant Bones and Giants’ Bodies” at the “Renaissance Skin” conference at King’s College London in December.
Nicole von Germeten, Professor of History and Director of the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, presented a paper entitled, “Scribal Seductions: Streetwalkers and the Police in 1790s Mexico City” to an engaged audience at the American Historical Association annual meeting in Washington D.C.
History of Science Instructor Linda Richards’ work was featured in an article published in Chemical Heritage Foundation’s magazine, “Distillations,” titled, “Greetings from Isotopia.” The article is written by popular science writer, Rebecca Boyle, who often writes for “The Atlantic.”
An interview with Sharyn Clough, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Philosophy, about her work in Phronesis Lab with College Hill High School, and more recently, peace literacy, has just come out on the website Engaged Philosophy.
The Little Gallery presents “Dreams of Cuba,” an exhibition of photography by Greg Bal. The artist is displaying photos that capture the culture and people of Cuba, which he took during a 2013 OSU study abroad program there. The exhibit also brings together work from Adam Schwartz, SLCS and six undergraduate students from the OSU in Cuba program. On view Jan. 8 – Feb. 28, with an opening reception January 18, 3:30-5 p.m.
The School of Arts & Communication, the Memorial Union and the Atelier Outotsu gallery present two print exhibitions from the Atelier Outotsu program of Huogo, Japan. Exhibition 1 runs through Feb. 23 in the Memorial Union Concourse Gallery. Exhibition 2 runs through Feb. 1 in Fairbanks Gallery on the first floor of Fairbanks Hall. All prints are available for purchase.
Assistant Professor of Art Kerry Skarbakka recently sold a photograph from his Falling series to singer/actor/author Ricky Martin. The work is prominently featured in a spread on Martin’s home in the current issue of Architectural Digest:https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/ricky-martin-takes-ad-inside-his-blissful-beverly-hills-home, hung above bed in the master bedroom: (see slideshow: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/step-inside-ricky-martins-beverly-hills-home#10).
Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands Christopher Chapman was awarded Outstanding Music Educator of the Year at the Oregon Music Education Association Annual Conference in Eugene on Friday evening. The prestigious award is presented for exemplary teaching in music education and the nomination and selection comes from music educators from throughout the state.