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CLA This Week — 4/30/18


Monday, April 30

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. 4 p.m. OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.

Wednesday, May 2

Lynching: A Rhetoric of Civic Belonging – A lecture by Dr. Ersula Ore, Lincoln Professor of Ethics in The School of Social Transformation and Assistant Professor of African & African American Studies and Rhetoric at Arizona State University. Part of the School of Writing, Literature and Film’s Critical Questions Lecture Series. 4 p.m., MU, Room 206.

Thursday, May 3

The Nationalist Backlash in Europe – Panel discussion with Philipp Kneis, OSU School of Public Policy, “The Nationalist Backlash in German Politics”, Keith Baker, OSU School of Public Policy, “Not at all surprising: The Brexit vote in Perspective”, Alison Johnston, OSU School of Public Policy, “More than a minor nuisance: The EU’s response to Brexit, nationalism and EU skepticism within its member-states”, Sarah Henderson, School of Public Policy, “President Putin’s European Agenda.” 4 p.m. MU, La Raza, 208.

Film Screening – A preview screening of “The Chinese Exclusion Act,” a documentary by Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu, followed by a discussion of the 1882 law and its relevance to civil rights, racialization, labor, immigration policy, and globalization today. Light refreshments will be served. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Asian & Pacific Cultural Center. 

Trek-Wars: Visions of/for Humanity  Star Wars and Star Trek have an equally ardent fan base, but in Geekdom’s biggest battle, who really comes out ahead? Join Oregon State Professors Randall Milstein (College of Science) and Joseph Orosco (College of Liberal Arts) as they explore the Star Wars and Star Trek universes and the intellectual, spiritual and political visions created in those franchises. Cosplay costumes are encouraged during this event. Pizza will be provided. 6 p.m. MU, Horizon Room.

Friday, May 4

Fact Check Fridays– CLA students, faculty, and staff are invited to School of Public Policy’s Fact Check Friday to discuss the #MeToo movement and its impact on policies in the workplace. Hear from peers and colleagues, reflect on portrayals in the media and consider the facts. The event will take place from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. in Bexell Hall 414. Please feel free to bring lunch.

Music à la Carte  Pianist Nathalie Fortin and flutist Bruce Tabb, 12 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge. 

Upcoming Events

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. 

Profit and PassionNicole von Germeten, Director of the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion narrates the history of the women who carried and resisted labels of ill repute such as whore and prostitute. Her analysis concentrates on the words women spoke in court and on how their language changed over time, pointing to a broader transformation in the history of sexuality, gender, and how legal processes affected women. Tuesday, May 15, 4 p.m. MU, Pan-Afrikan, 213.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Professor of Speech Communication Trischa Goodnow was the keynote speaker for the Graduate Communication Association Conference at Bowling Green State University in early April. Goodnow also  delivered a paper, “Omission as Silence: Extending a Theory of Invisuality” at the Visual Learning Conference in Budapest, Hungary on April 28th.

Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Qwo-Li Driskill’s poems “Loving Day,” “Praise Song to Stone: For My Father,” “Book of Memory,” and “Map of the Americas” were published in “Reading Queer: Poetry in a Time of Chas.” Maureen Seaton and Neil de la Flor, eds. Miami: Anhinga Press, 2018. Their poem, “Open Letter to Ian Birk, Seattle Police Officer who Shot John T. Williams on August 20, 2010” was published in “Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color.” Christopher Soto, Ed. New York: Nightboat Books, 2018.

Dana Reason, coordinator of contemporary music and research, was a guest artist at the “Water in the West” series of workshops presented at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon from April 13-15. The workshops are part of a year-long exploration of science, history and cultural stories about water in the high desert, culminating in a series of performances and installation of new works at the museum from April 19-September 30, 2019. From April 23-28, Reason was also an invited artist and participant at 13th Festival International el Callejon del Ruido: Composition, Ideas and Technology at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico.

Instructor of Music Kimary Fick was recently appointed newsletter editor for the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music.

Hundere Professor in Religion and Culture Courtney S. Campbell presented a paper on Hospice and Oregon’s Death with Dignity at the National Academy of Medicine, a paper on religious aspects of brain death at the Harvard Medical School Bioethics Conference, and a paper on Bioethics and Frankenstein at the Stanford Medical Center Health Humanities Conference.

Recurring Events

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.

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