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CLA This Week — 1/22/18


Monday, Jan. 22

Critical Questions Lecture Series — Professor Dorothy Kim. Dorothy Kim teaches Medieval Literature at Vassar College. She was a 2013-14 Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Frankel Institute of Advanced Judaic Studies where she finished a monograph entitled “Jewish/Christian Entanglements: Ancrene Wisse and its Material Worlds” which is forthcoming from the University of Toronto Press. She also has two books, “Digital Whiteness and Medieval Studies” and “Decolonize the Middle Ages,” forthcoming in 2018 with ArcPress. 4:30 p.m., Memorial Union, Room 104.  

Wednesday, Jan. 24

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. 4 p.m., Memorial Union, Journey Room 104. Lightly catered. 

Friday, Jan. 26

School of Public Policy Brownbag Series — Matias Berthelon and Diana Kruger (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile) will present a research seminar on “Maternal Violence during Early Childhood and Child Development,” 12 p.m., Bexell Hall 414.

Music à la Carte — Sunghee Kim, solo piano, 12 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge. 

Saturday, Jan. 27

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. 7:30 p.m. The LaSells Stewart Center. For tickets, contact Erin Sneller at erin.sneller@oregonstate.edu, or 541-737-5592, or go to: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/events/performance-and-visual-arts-events/pianist-willesden-lane

Upcoming Events

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.

Natural Values and Novel Ecosystems: Adapting Nature Conservation — OSU Associate Professor of Philosophy Allen Thompson will discuss the recent emergence of the concept of novel ecosystems, its significance in debates and conservation and natural values, and the implications for land management practices in the Anthropocene. Monday, January 29, 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.  

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. 

Screening and Discussion of the film “M.F.A.” by Natalia Leite and starring Francesca Eastwood. Discussion will be led by Director Natalie Leite and Screenwriter/Actor Leah McKendrick. Moderated by Mila Zuo, Assistant Professor of Film Studies. Screening is free to attend by tickets due to limited space. Please contact swlf.mainoffice@oregonstate.edu or visit 238 Moreland Hall to request tickets. CONTENT WARNING: The film depicts graphic scenes of sexual assault and violence which may be triggering to survivors and others. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th Street, January 31, 6:30 p.m.


CLA is now recruiting student ambassadors for 2018-19. Ambassadors are the first line of contact with prospective students at on campus and off-site recruiting events and serve our current students in the CLA Advising Office. Please encourage students whom you believe would represent our college and your program well to apply online. Contact Beau Baca with any questions.

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

A team from OSU attended the Reacting to the Past winter conference at the University of Georgia January 12-14. Team members Tara Williams (Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean of the Honors College), Amy Koehlinger (Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies), Steve Shay (Instructor in History), Marisa Chappell (Associate Professor of History), and Jesse Nelson (Associate Provost), won a competitive grant from the Endeavor Foundation to attend the conference and develop a plan to bring the Reacting curriculum to OSU. Reacting to the Past is a curriculum built around immersive history role-playing games as a way to promote student engagement, content mastery, and leadership and creative problem-solving.

Marisa Chappell, Associate Professor of History, published a chapter titled “Poor People Power: The State, Social Provision, and American Experiments in Democratic Engagement” in “Democracy and the Welfare State: The Two Wests in the Age of Austerity,” edited by Alice Kessler-Harris and Maurizio Vaudagna (Columbia University Press, 2017).

Ron Mize, Associate Professor, SLCS, was one of the 40 experts of U.S. immigrant history that filed an amicus brief in support of relief for those whose DACA status was rescinded by the Trump administration.  In the ruling, Northern California District Court Judge Alsup issued a nationwide injunction requiring the government to maintain in place the DACA program as it existed before its rescission on Sept. 5, 2017.

History of Science Instructor, Linda Richards, was honored at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Peace Breakfast by receiving the Phyllis S. Lee Award. For more information on this significant honor, please read here.

Sebastian Heiduschke, Associate Professor of German in the School of Language, Culture and Society just published “Germany” in “Women’s Lives Around the World.”  Ed. Susan Shaw, Nancy Barbour, Patty Duncan, Kryn Freehling-Burton and Jane Nichols. Volume IV. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2018: 126-34.

Recurring Events

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.

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