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CLA This Week — 4/23/18


Monday, April 23

A People’s Guide to Portland and Beyond Natchee Barnd, author of “Native Space: Geographic Strategies to Unsettle Settler Colonialism” will discuss his new project featuring community-guided histories and lesser-known social justice sites in the Portland area. 4 p.m., OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave. 

Tuesday, April 24

Spring ’18 Career Expo — Think speed-dating, but with a professional twist. At Speed Mock Interviews, employers ask students several standard interview questions, then give feedback on the students’ performances in a low-pressure situation. Come to practice your skills, get some feedback and engage with potential future employers! 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., Memorial Union. Register for expo events and view attending employers on Handshake. More information available here at the Career Development Center.

Wednesday, April 25

Spring ’18 Career Expo — Students at Oregon State are doers. Problem solvers. Communicators. If you’re looking for some of the best employers in the country (and who isn’t?), you won’t want to miss the Oregon State Career Fair. This career fair attracts approximately 130 employers seeking jobs and internships in STEM fields, the arts, humanities, business, and healthcare. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Register for expo events and view attending employers on Handshake. More information available here at the Career Development Center.

Food of Sinful Demons: Tibetan Vegetarianism & Why It Matters — A talk by Dr. Geoff Barstow, Assistant Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, about his new book, “Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet.” 5 p.m., Milam 318. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. in Milam 319.

Thursday, April 26

Communicating Our Vision of Nature: Scientific Illustration Through the Ages — A lecture by David Maddison, Rice Professor in Systematic Entomology, Department of Integrative Biology. For centuries, illustrations have been a key means of communicating our scientific understanding of the world around us. They provide both beauty and clarity: the dialogue between the art and the science has itself influenced our understanding. Through his perspective as a practitioner of both science and of illustration, David Maddison will discuss the evolution and impact of scientific illustrations through time. 4 p.m., Special Collections and Archives Research Center, 5th Floor Valley Library.

Friday, April 27

Music à la Carte — Cameron O’Connor, guitar, and Ryan Lee, violin. 12 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge.

Interested in Disability Studies? — Want to help promote diversity, equity and inclusion? If so, join the OSU Disability Network and the Disability Studies Center for Humanities Research Cluster. This week’s talk by Cristòf Del Aquelarre Errante on “Reassessing ‘Vulnerable Populations’ in Research: Changing the Narratives of IRB.” 12 p.m., Milam 301. For more information about the OSU Disability Network or to request accommodations for disability, please contact: Dr. Stephanie Jenkins at stephanie.jenkins@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6517.

Upcoming Events

From Traces to Images: Reproduction of Calligraphy in Early Modern China – Lei Xue, OSU School of Arts and Communication, will discuss the unique materiality of Chinese calligraphy ink rubbings, changes in calligraphy model book production since the 16th century, and what these tell us about shifting ways of viewing and displaying calligraphy at the turning point of early modern visual and material culture. Monday, April 30, 4 p.m. OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.

Languages of NatureThe Little Gallery presents an exhibition by David Maddison and Renée Zangara. David Maddison is a Professor, the Endowed Chair of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University. He teaches Biological Illustration, along with other courses in Systematic Entomology and Computational Methods in Genomic Analysis. Renée Zangara is an artist from Portland, OR, and is an active member of the regional art community. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in many collections in the Portland Art Museum and was featured in “Portal,” the Portland Art Museum Magazine, Spring 2017. May 1 – June 14. Opening reception, May 3, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Taking Up Space: Fat Feminism, Body Liberation, and Being an Advocate for Radical Change — A lecture by Amy Pence Brown. May 7, 4 p.m. Willamette Seminar Rooms, Valley Library 3622. 


Office Manager  The School of Arts and Communication in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Office Manager (Assistant to the School Director). Posting #58112. Closes April 26.  More information can be found here.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Kathleen Bogart recently published the following: Bogart, K.R., Rosa, N., & Slepian, M.L. (2018). Born that way or became that way: Stigma toward congenital versus acquired disability. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1177/1368430218757897

Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Public Policy Allison L. Hurst, has published, “Classed outcomes: how class differentiates the careers of liberal arts college graduates in the US,” British Journal of Sociology of Education, DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2018.1455495

Instructor of Cello Ann Grabe was a guest clinician on April 13 at the all-day Suzuki Stumptown/Ratzlaf Spring Workshop held at Central Lutheran Church in Portland.

Instructor of Guitar Cameron O’Connor was recently featured on the All Classical Portland 89.9 FM program “Thursdays@Three” in a performance with members of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra in preparation for his appearance on the Oregon Symphony Classical Up Close concert series in May.

Instructor of Music Kimary Fick presented her paper “Aesthetics and the Amateur Keyboardist: Historical Approaches to Character and Expression in the Music of C.P.E. Bach” at the Musicking: Cultural Considerations Conference at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Professor Shari Clough, Director of Phronesis Lab at Oregon State University, co-facilitated and organized a two-day Peace Literacy workshop for administrators, teachers, behavioral support staff, and students from all of the high schools and middle schools in Corvallis, Oregon.

Horning Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History Anita Guerrini will be honored as the 53rd Furniss Lecturer at Colorado State University. She will deliver three lectures (the third is a short autobiographical talk at the student awards ceremony) and meet with faculty and students. Previous Furniss lecturers include Lynn Hunt and Jefferson Cowie. 

History Professor and Director of the OSU Center for the Humanities Christopher McKnight Nichols gave a TED Talk on ‘Why History Matters Today’ at TEDxPortland Saturday April 21, 2018, to sold out crowd of over 3,000 at the Keller Auditorium in Portland, OR, and thousands more viewers online. Replay available at KGW.com: http://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/watch-replays-of-tedxportland-2018/283-542722014 

Recurring Events

The Little Gallery presents #NosDuelen56. On March 8, 2017, 41 girls died and 15 severely burned in a safe home outside Guatemala City, when government authorities unjustly held them and then ignored their pleas once a fire began in their locked room. This exhibition brings together commemorative portraits, selected from more than 60 artists from around the world, who joined #NosDuelen56 to honor and commemorate the victims of the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción massacre. The exhibition runs from March 7 – April 25.

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