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CLA This Week — 2/19/18


Tuesday, Feb. 20

Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Response Training — Organized by Women in Policy, Women in Marine Science, and Women in Science; led by Aili Johnston, founder of Willamette Public Health. The training is free and open to the entire OSU community. The same 4-hour workshop will be held 3 times: Tuesday, February 20, Thursday, February 22, and Saturday, March 3. Food and refreshments will be provided. Registration for one of the workshops can be complete at this link: https://tinyurl.com/wphsmart. For more information visit our website

Wednesday, Feb. 21

The Bedrock Lecture Series — Video lecture by grassroots conservation attorney Julia Olson titled, “Juliana v. United States: Landmark Precedent in Climate Change Litigation.” This is part of a weekly online lecture series about the intersection of human rights and climate change organized by the Spring Creek Project. 12 p.m., Bexell Hall 415. 

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

The SAC Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series  Presents Farrah Karapetian at 7 p.m. in C&E Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center. A pre-talk reception begins at 6 p.m.

OSU Chamber Winds Concert  Conducted by Chris Chapman in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in Benton Hall Room 303. 

Thursday, Feb. 22

International Coffee Hour  Presented by the College of Liberal Arts and Women in Policy.
The College of Liberal Arts is home to over 250 international students and faculty that carry out research around the globe. Join us as we chat and mingle over free coffee and snacks. 1 p.m., Bexell Hall 208, 2nd floor lounge. 

Friday, Feb. 23

Music à la Carte The OSU Trombone Studio performs at 12 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge. 

Fact Check Fridays — CLA students, faculty and staff are invite to School of Public Policy’s inaugural Fact Check Friday to discuss current immigration policy and practices as well as proposed plans for reform. Hear from peers and colleagues, reflect on portrayals in the media and consider the facts. The event will take place from 12-1 p.m. in Bexell Hall 414. Please feel free to bring lunch. 

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. 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.

Sunday, Feb. 25

The Corvallis-OSU Symphony — Presents Two Big B’s: Beethoven & Bruckner at 3 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets are $22-$32. OSU students free with ID. Up to 3 free K-8 youth per paid adult. CAFA discounts apply. More information at cosusymphony.org.

Upcoming Events

Reacting to the Past Workshop  Please join us to learn about—and experience!—an innovative pedagogy that has been shown to improve student success and engagement: Reacting to the Past.  The RTTP workshop will be from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, March 2, MU 206. It will include a micro-game on the London cholera epidemic, a student panel, and comments by experienced RTTP faculty. To save your spot and ensure that you receive the materials for the micro-game, RSVP here

SAC Presents  An Evening with Ira Glass: Seven Things I’ve Learned on Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. The well-known public radio personality and creator/host of “This American Life” will mix his program live on stage, helping the audience to understand the creative process and sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling. Tickets are selling quickly. Reserve your seats soon. Tickets are free for OSU students and may be obtained in Fairbanks 309 A or B, and by phone at 541-737-5592.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Kenny Maes, assistant professor of Anthropology, and Yihenew Tesfaye, PhD Candidate in Applied Anthropology, published an open-access article in the journal BMC Public Health, based on their collaborative research in Ethiopia, entitled, “Volunteer’s in Ethiopia’s Women’s Development Army are more deprived and distressed than their neighbors: Cross-sectional survey data from rural Ethiopia.” Additionally, Maes’ collaborative research was selected for inclusion in the World Health Organization’s recently published “Health Policy and Systems Research Reader on Human Resources for Health.”   

Associate Professor of Philosophy Joseph Orosco’s opinion piece titled, “Trump’s Immigration Reform is Tone Deaf,” was featured in the Bainbridge Island Review. 

History associate professor, Christopher McKnight Nichols, gave a lecture titled, “Great Decisions Series: The Waning of Pax Americana?” at Portland State University. He also presented a signature talk titled, “America First? Isolationism and Global Engagement in Historical Perspective” at the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon, as part of the Wayne Morse Center 2017-18 Public Affairs Speaker Series.

David Kerr from the School of Psychological Science co-authored a publication in the journal “Contemporary Social Science” entitled, “Assessing association in substance use across three generations: From grandparents to sons and from sons to their children.” Kerr also gave a presentation to the OSU Active Minds organization entitled, “Can Oregon weather bring college students down? Recognizing and preventing seasonal depression.” Kerr encourages anyone who experience seasonal depression or knows someone who does to watch the webinar version of his talk.

Kerry Skarbakka has work in the group exhibition “A Conversation on Race and Identity,” curated by Jan Marlese, at the L.H. Horton, Jr. Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA. The show runs from Feb. 22 through March 16. On March 6, Skarbakka will participate on an artist’s panel at the gallery with Efren Ave, Alison Ho and Khalid Akil White.  

Recurring Events

The 2018 edition of the Corvallis Queer Film Festival will explore a dazzling spectrum of LGBTQ+ identities and experiences in over 50 short films and two award-winning documentaries submitted by directors from around the world. A community project sponsored by Oregon State University’s School of Language, Culture, and Society, the annual event takes place on the evenings of February 21-24 at the Darkside Cinema in downtown Corvallis. The programs begin at 6pm and admission is free. Due to mature themes and frank depiction of sexuality, most films are suitable for adults and mature teens. The 7:30 screening on Thursday, February 22 is restricted to adults age 18 or older.

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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