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CLA This Week — 2/12/18


Monday, Feb. 12

School of Psychological Science Winter Colloquium Series — Lecture by Dr. Kristen Anderson, “Does who you are matter? Gender, race, ethnicity, and youth alcohol intervention outcomes.” 4 p.m., Reed Lodge 219.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Songwriters in the Round returns at 7 p.m. in the Bexell Hall Lounge. This informal evening of sharing songs and learning about songwriting greats is free and open to the public. Hosted by Bob Santelli. Bring your songs, your instrument and your enthusiasm.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Wages for Housework and #MeToo  Lecture by Silvia Federici, leading Marxist-feminist scholar. In this public talk, Federici will explore the possibilities for liberation in the moment of #MeToo and discuss the obstacles in the way for a successful social movement. 6 p.m., Milam Auditorium 026. 

Visiting Artist Recital — Hideki Yamaya, lute. 7:30 p.m., Benton Hall, Room 303. 

Thursday, Feb. 15

The Story of Jane Lecture by Dr. Quincy D. Newell. How does our understanding of American history change when we consider the life of Jane Maning James, a Connecticut-born African American who converted to Mormonism in the early 1840s? Dr. Newell, author of a biography of James, will discuss how James’s life adds depth to our histories of African Americans, women, the American West, and American religion. Dr. Newell is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Hamilton College and co-editor of “New Perspectives in Mormon Studies” (2013). 4 p.m. MU, La Raza Room 208. 

Lute Songs  With soprano Amy Hansen, tenor Nicholas Larson, and lutenist Hideki Yamaya. 7:30 p.m., Benton Hall, Room 303.

University Theatre’s The Taming by Lauren Gunderson opens on Feb. 15, with performances running Feb. 15 – 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. in Withycomble Hall lab Theatre. Tickets and information: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/theatre, 541-737-2853

Friday, Feb. 16

Music à la Carte  Eric Alterman, cello, and Ednaldo Borba, piano. 12 p.m. Memorial Union Lounge. 

An Evening with Bill Frisell — CLA and SAC present an evening with famed guitarist Bill FrisellFrisell is one of the most sought-after voices in contemporary music, blending genres as diverse as country, jazz, rock and blues. 7:30 p.m., MU Lounge. Event is free but tickets required. Currently this event is sold out, but seats for any “no shows” will be given away. Bit.ly/EveningWithFrisell

Sunday, Feb. 18

Corvallis-OSU Piano International Steinway Series — Garrick Ohlsson, performing Beethoven, Scriabin, and Schubert. LaSells Stewart Center, 4 p.m. Ticket info at: corvallispiano.org

Upcoming Events

Career Connect — The School of History, Philosophy and Religion Career Expo. Featuring reps and professionals from a wide variety of fields, including: Education/Teaching, Journalism, Pre-Med/Public Health, Archives/Library Science, Museums, Public Service – Government/Law/Ministry, Business and Private Sector. Open to all CLA students. Wednesday, February 21, 4 p.m., Memorial Union, Journey Room 104.

Film Screening — “Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry” “Look and See” is a cinematic portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture as seen through the eyes of writer, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry. Friday, February 23, 7 p.m., Construction & Engineering Hall, the LaSells Stewart Center. The documentary will be preceded by a seed-exchange in the lobby at 6 p.m. Free tickets and more information available here. Sponsored by the Spring Creek Project, the OSU Center for the Humanities, and the Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems.


See Oregon State University’s coastal research and impact in action during the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival. Be one of the few lucky students that get to go behind-the-scenes on a tour of OSU facilities along the Oregon coast on Saturday, Feb. 17. The tour is free, but space will fill up quickly. Secure your spot for the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival tour.

Honors & Awards

School of Writing, Literature, and Film assistant professor Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder was recently awarded the 2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication Technical and Scientific Communication Award in the category of Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication for “Communicating Technology and Mobility: A Material Rhetoric for Transportation” (Routledge, 2016). He will be presented with the award at the Awards Session of the 2018 CCCC Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Brett Burkhardt, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy, spoke at a Western Society of Criminology presidential plenary panel called “Trump, Sessions, and Criminal Justice.”

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies associate professor Nana Osei-Kofi presented a paper titled, “Afro-Swedish Places of Belonging” at the Conference on Race in Contemporary Denmark, Aalborg University Copenhagen, on January 18, 2018.

Coordinator of contemporary music and research Dana Reason, instructor of music Ryan Biesack, and current graduate student Mike Gamble performed on the soundtrack for the 1920 Oscar Micheaux film “Within Our Gates,” featuring original music by Paul Miller (a.k.a DJ Spooky). The film which was recently re-released by Kino Lorber was voted as one of the 28 most important African-American films of the 20th century the New York Times (Feb. 1, 2018).

Instructor of music Amy Hansen recently performed a recital in celebration of French impressionist composer Claude Debussy at Lincoln Hall in Portland, Oregon. Hanse also performed at a scholarship fundraising dinner concert in Portland, in a program featuring selections from “Die Walkure,” “Die Fledermaus” and other “greatest hits” from the operatic repertoire.

Associate director of bands Olin Hannum’s composition “Silver” was given its world premiere on Friday, February 9 in San Luis Obispo, California by the Cal Poly Brass Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Chris Woodruff.

Jason Fick, Assistant Professor of Music Technology, was elected to serve a two-year term as treasure for the Pacific Northwest chapter of the College Music Society.

Stephanie Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, will be presenting “Chalkdust without the Torture: Can Philosophy Rock?” at the 2018 Public Philosophy Network conference in Boulder, Colorado on February 10th.

Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (Associate Professor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) published the poem “Loving Day”  in the most recent issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies in a special forum, “Aftereffects: The Pulse Nightclub Shootings.” https://read.dukeupress.edu/glq/issue/24/1. Additionally, Driskill and Michael Floyd (Instructor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) published “Our Lady of Perpetual Blood Quantum” (Digital Photograph with Commentary) in Reflections: Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TBwfdPy5nfBNn6piBzxIL8XdsQJIgEaC/view

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.

The School of Arts & Communication, the Memorial Union and the Atelier Outotsu gallery present a print exhibition from the Atelier Outotsu program of Huogo, Japan. The exhibition runs through Feb. 23 in the Memorial Union Concourse Gallery. All prints are available for purchase.

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