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CLA This Week — 5/14/18


Monday, May 14

Pop-up Exhibit — CLA undergraduate and graduate students (from the Creative Oregon and Environmental Arts & Humanities Initiative) will be displaying artwork at a pop-up exhibit during the Vice Provost’s Awards for Excellence reception from 3:30-6 p.m. in the MU Ballroom. The works showcase the integration of the arts and humanities with marine and other forms of environment science, and the potential for art to serve as a medium for community engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration. For more information, contact charles.robinson@oregonstate.edu.

Sandra Steingraber Keynote Lecture — Acclaimed biologist and author Sandra Steingraber will give a keynote lecture, “Fighting with Your Whole Heart: Human Rights and the New Science on Fracking,” at the Whiteside Theatre. It will be paired with “Unsilenced: Art and Sounds of Resistance,” and art exhibit and listening room. Exhibit opens at 6 p.m. and lecture begins at 7 p.m. Register for free tickets on Eventbrite

Tuesday, May 15

Campus Information Session Dr. David M. Levy, Professor in the University of Washington Information School and Board Member of Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, will be joined by OSU faculty to present “Contemplation in Higher Education: What’s the Buzz About?”  3:30-5:30 p.m., MU 208 (La Raza Room). Sponsored by OSU Contemplative Studies Initiative.

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. 4 p.m. MU, Pan-Afrikan, 213.

Wednesday, May 16

Mindful Technology Lecture  Dr. David M. Levy, Professor in the University of Washington Information School, will discuss “Mindful Technology: How to Bring Balance to our Digital Lives.” 6:30 pm in the Belluschi Wing of Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Street. Sponsored by OSU Contemplative Studies Initiative and Corvallis Public Library.

Thursday, May 17

Fake News — Do we live in an age of ‘alternative facts’ and fake news? What does that even mean? This panel discussion aims to help make sense of recent trends and challenges regarding facts, news, misinformation, and more. Panelists: Dr. Tekla Bude, School of Writing, Literature, and Film, Dr. Daniel Faltesek, New Media Communications, and Prof. Finn John, New Media Communications. Lightly catered. 4 p.m. MU, Asian Pacific, 206.

Friday, May 18

Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference  Join undergraduate students and their peers, professors, and parents for the first annual Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference. Hear outstanding presentations, engage in exciting conversations, and enjoy talking with OSU Undergraduate Research Fellows. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. MU, Journey Room: 104.

OSU Anthropology Lecture SeriesDr. Vasiliki Touhouliotis, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Language and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis, will give a lecture titled, “Shrapnel: Wounds, a War Regime of Care, and Political Subjects in South Lebanon.”  Dr. Touhouliotis will speak from 12-12:50 p.m. in Waldo Hall Room 201A.

Author Reading  Writer Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich will give a reading of her recent book, “The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir,” a true crime/memoir hybrid.  The reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing, and is part of the School of Writing, Literature, and Film’s 2017-2018 Visiting Writers Series7:30 p.m., Valley Library Rotunda. 

Upcoming Events

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 21, 4 p.m., OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson. 

Haptic/Visual Identities — Christian Villavicencio, University of the Arts, Guayaquil, Ecuador. Villavicencio’s work explores perception in moving images with a focus on the interconnectedness of vision and the body. His pieces have been exhibited in the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Ars Electronica Festival in Austria, and other international venues. In this talk, he’ll demonstrate the process of filming with DIY haptic hand cameras and discuss the relationship between embodiment and the politics of technology. Thursday, May 24, 4 p.m., OWEN 103. Sponsored by SWLF Film Studies and the OSU Center of the Humanities. 


CFP Humanities Research Clusters — The Center for Humanities invites proposals for the 2018-2019 Humanities Research Clusters. Supported through a partnership with the OSU Office of the Provost, this program offers scholars with expertise in different disciplines the opportunity to explore a topic of shared interest in common and in depth. Deadline: Friday, June 8. More information and application instruction at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/humanities/research-clusters.

Awards and Honors

The editorial board of “American Art,” the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s peer-reviewed journal for new scholarship, has awarded the 2017 Patricia and Phillip Frost Essay Award to Peter Betjemann for his article “The Ends of Time: Abolition, Apocalypse, and Narrativity in Robert S. Duncanson’s Literary Paintings,” which appeared in the fall 2017 issue (vol. 31, no. 3). The Frost Award recognizes excellent scholarship in the field of American art history by honoring an essay, published the previous year in “American Art,” that advances the understanding of the history of the arts in America and demonstrates original research and fresh ideas.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity 

Nabil Boudraa presented the following: “North African pluralistic Society”, COCC, Bend, Oregon, May 3-4, 2018.

Professor of Art Julie Green’s “Food, Fashion and Capital Punishment,” her second exhibition at the Upfor Gallery in Portland, Oregon, weaves together several creative threads that have figured in the artist’s work for decades. The focal point of the exhibition is a series of paintings titled “Fashion Plate” that blend “high” and “low” technique and materials. The exhibition opens June 7 and runs through July 28.

Recurring Events

University Theatre presents 1984 by George Orwell May 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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