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CLA This Week —5/7/18


Monday, May 7

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. 

Film Screening — “The Last Pig” is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. The film follows a pig farmer through his final season of slaughtering pigs. Through sparse, intimate musings, the farmer reveals his growing conflict about a life spent “peddling in death.” 6 p.m., Milam 318. Food provided before the screening at 5:20 p.m., Milam 319A.

Wednesday, May 9

Random Review — Jonathan Katz reviews “Moonglow” by Michael Chabon. “Moonglow” unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as ‘my grandfather.’ It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact–and the creative power–of keeping secrets and telling lies. 12 p.m., Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

American Strings Series: Guy Davis — Join renowned blues guitarist, actor, storyteller and teacher Guy Davis on at 7:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis. For tickets and information:  http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/american-strings-series.

Thursday, May 10

SAC’s Visiting Artist and Scholars Lecture Series presents filmmaker/installation artist Mariam Ghani on at 7 p.m. in LinC 208. A pre-talk reception with Ghani will start at 6 p.m. outside of LinC208. All are welcome.  

Friday, May 11

6th Annual SLCS Student Conference This two-day conference will showcase current SLCS student projects and includes two keynote speakers, the first from OSU Anthropology faculty member Emily Yates-Doerr and the second from Savannah Martin, a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz and a current doctoral student at Washington University. On the second day, a 90 minute, decolonizing social sciences and liberal arts workshop will be hosted by Martin and SLCS graduate students. May 11, registration 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m., conference 12-6 p.m. May 12, registration/breakfast 8:30-9 a.m., conference 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Waldo 201A. 

OSU Disability Network 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 is by Kathleen Bogart on “The Adults with Rare Disorders Support (AWaRDS) Project.” 12 p.m., Milam 301. For more information about the OSU Disability Network or to request accommodations for disability, contact: Stephanie Jenkins at stephanie.jenkins@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6517.

Music a la Carte: Dana Reason QuartetNoon, Memorial Union Lounge. 

Upcoming Events

*EVENT RESCHEDULED Teacher Resistance in Tibetan Life Writing — Tibetan Buddhism famously asks practitioners to be devoted to their religious master, deferring to a teacher’s authority in all aspects of their lives. What happens when conflict arises? Geoff Barstow, assistant professor in the School of History, Philosophy and Religion, and the author of “Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet.” Monday, May 14, 4 p.m., OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson. 

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.


Art instructor Anna Fidler was recently featured in the Bend BulletinHer exhibit “Vampires and Wolfmen” is on display there at At Liberty, through June 30. On Friday, May 4, she was in Bend for the artist talk and reception for her show.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Prof. Emerita of Theatre Arts Charlotte Headrick directed a staged reading of Charlotte Delbo’s “Who Will Carry the World,” translated by Cynthia Haft, for Holocaust Memorial Week, on April 10 at the First United Methodist Church. There were twenty-four women readers including Oregon State alumna, staff, faculty and students. Headrick also presented a lecture and performance of “Noah and the Flood” from the medieval Wakefield Cycle plays for the Guerrilla Scholars of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church on April 18.

Nana Osei-Kofi (Associate Professor, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies) presented a paper titled Blackness on Swedish Public Service Television: The Race Card at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Los Angeles on May 5.

Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies and Ethnic Studies Daniel López-Cevallos recently published the following:  Oakley L, Harvey SM, López-Cevallos DF (2018). Racial and Ethnic Discrimination, Medical Mistrust, and Satisfaction with Birth Control Services among Young Adult Latinas. “Women’s Health Issues,” doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2018.03.007.

Associate Professor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Dr. Patti Duncan published “nine genealogies of un/belonging” in “Mixed Korean: Our Stories” edited by Cerrissa Kim, Katherine Kim, Sora Kim-Russell and Mary Kim Arnold, newly released from Trupeny Publishing Co.

On April 25-29, Philosophy Professor Sharyn Clough traveled to Winnipeg — Treaty 1 land known as First Nations territory, as well as the homeland of the Metis Nation — to give two presentations on Peace Literacy: the first to 70 participants from the Manitoba Department of Education and Training; and the second to 260 teachers, students, and administrators from across Canada and France at the National UNESCO Schools Network Conference at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Instructor of music  Ryan Biesack was an invited adjudicator and masterclass clinician at the Corvallis Day of Percussion, held April 23 at Corvallis High School. His masterclasses, titled “Afro-Cuban Drumming 101,” were developed by Biesack to provide basic technique, rhythmic concepts and sounds to high school aged percussionists.

Assistant professor of music technology Jason Fick chaired two paper sessions at the Northwest Chapter Regional Conference of the College Music Society at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. 

Instructor of trumpet  Jay Chen was the invited high brass adjudicator at the OSAA State Solo/Ensemble competition on April 28.

Instructor of music Kimary Fick was recently featured as a baroque flute soloist in a performance of J.S. Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (BWV 1050)” with the Oregon Bach Collegium in Eugene.

Coordinator of contemporary music and research Dana Reason and instructor of music Allison Johnson co-presented a session on “Active Learning through Creative Engagement” for the annual OSU Ecampus faculty forum, held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on May 2.

Instructor of guitar Cameron O’Connor recently performed with musicians of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra as part of the “Classical Up Close!” festival in Portland. Locally, O’Connor collaborated with Oregon Symphony violinist Ryan Lee for a performance at OSU’s Music a la Carte concert series and a private house concert in the studio of renowned photographer David Bayles. From May 4-6, he performed with the Eugene Opera in a production of Astor Piazzolla’s “Maria de Buenos Aires” at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene. 

Instructor of music Jill Pauls recently collaborated with the Eugene Opera in performances of Astor Piazzolla’s “Maria de Buenos Aires” at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene.

The Patricia Valian Reser professor of music and director of choral studiesSteven Zielke served as an invited adjudicator at the OSAA State Ensemble Contest on April 27, the OSAA state solo championships on April 28, and the OSAA state choir championships May 3-5.

Along with OSU theatre alumni Rick Wallace and Harriet Owen Nixon, Charlotte Headrick, Prof. Emrita Theatre Arts, will be in a staged reading of John Patrick Shanley’s “Outside Mullingar” at the Black Box of Corvallis High School on May 11 at 7:30 p.m., May 12 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and May 13 at 2:30 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the Drama group at CHS. The play is directed by Pat Kight.

Art Professor Julie Green has a solo show, Food, Fashion and Capital Punishment opening at Upfor Gallery in Portland on May 23.

Chelsea Graham, visiting assistant professor in speech communication, presented “The Ties that Bind: Steam Communication and the ‘Civilizing’ of the American West” on Friday, May 4, in Shepard Hall 106. The presentation analyzed tourism guides from the late 1800’s to show how the relationship between “civilization” and “savagery” is maintained by physical and symbolic lines of communication. 

As a member of the Visit Corvallis Board of Directors, SAC Marketing & Communication Manager, Erin Sneller, is currently serving on the search committee for their new Executive Director. Sneller is also serving of the Board of Directors for da Vinci Days, where she is a member of the STEAM series committee, the performing arts committee for the summer festival, and helped write a successful grant to the Wine and Vintner’s Association to fund the new da Vinci Days “Cinema and Spirits” film festival coming in 2019.

Trumpet instructor Jay Chen served as the brass adjudicator for the OSAA State Solo and Ensemble Competition on April 28. 

In an interdisciplinary collaborative experiment between art and music, Andrew Myers, art, performed with former OSU visiting professor of voice Marc Callahan on April 6 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Accompanied by Keiko Sekino, Callahan, a baritone, performed Schubert’s, “Die Winterreise” while Myers created a drawing live on stage. The work was performed as part of Arts Everywhere, a campus-wide arts initiative supported by the Office of the Chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill. artseverywhere.unc.edu.

Marissa Solini, theatre, will be the International Visiting Artist at the Ballarat Apron Festival in Australia, May 26-27.   Solini will also be exhibiting some of her paintings at the festival, and an exhibitor, selling various artwork. The trip will be both Marissa’s first trip and her first exhibition abroad. You can follow Marissa on Instagram @theapronartist. 

Art Professor Julie Green has a solo show, Food, Fashion and Capital Punishment opening at Upfor Gallery in Portland on May 23.

Recurring Events

University Theatre presents 1984 by George Orwell May 10-12 and 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. and May 20 at 2 p.m. For tickets and information: https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/theatre.

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, 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.

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