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CLA This Week — 5/21/18


Monday, May 21

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

Tuesday, May 22

Corvallis-OSU Symphony — “Nature and the Human Condition,” Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 3 directed by Marlan Carlson. 7:30pm. The LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets $22–32, OSU students free with ID. CAFA discounts apply. More information at www.cosusymphony.org.

Wednesday, May 23

Film Screening — “All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone.” A new film about government and corporate deceptions that have cost and impacted millions of lives, and the independent journalists who bring us the truth. The real stars of the movie are independent journalists including Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!), Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept), and the legendary I.F. (“Izzy”) Stone, who challenged official propaganda, wars and racism for decades until his death. 12 p.m., MU 109.

SHPR Career Workshop  Have you ever wondered how you’re going to land that perfect internship or job? Join Karla Rockhold, CLA’s Career Development specialist, to learn strategies for a successful job or internship search. You’ll learn what the application process looks like, how you should prepare, and how you can sell the skills you’ve mastered as liberal arts majors to potential employers. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Milam 319.

Thursday, May 24

The Chiu Program for Taiwan Studies and the Center for Global Health are co-organizing an international conference on “Universal Health Care, Equity, and Governance: Taiwan in International Perspective.” Some of the most distinguished figures in public health, who have served as advisers to governments or high-profile think tanks, will speak in the conference, reflecting on the history and future of universal health care. Leading officials from Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Administration will attend the conference as well. To register, please go to https://nhi2018.github.io. May 24-25, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the  LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall.

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. 4 p.m., OWEN 103. Sponsored by SWLF Film Studies and the OSU Center of the Humanities.  

The ever-adventurous string quartet, Brooklyn Rider, and the master of the Persian kamancheh, Kayhan Kalhor perform on the final SAC Presents concert of the year on at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. Doors to the lobby/gallery open at 6 p.m. with food, beer and wine sales. OSU students free. Tickets are available at https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/SACpresents.

Friday, May 25

Music à la Carte  OSU Campus Band directed by Jason Gosset will perform at 12 p.m. in the Student Experience Outdoor Plaza.


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.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity 

Anthropology faculty Sarah Cunningham, Drew Gerkey, Kenneth Maes, Bryan Tilt, Emily Yates-Doerr and Shaozeng Zhang have just published a piece highlighting OSU’s applied anthropology graduate program in a forum on Cultural Anthropology Online focused on “Academic Precarity in American Anthropology.”

Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies Marisa Chappell published, “Resurrection City, 2.0” in Bunk History.

Jennifer Creech and Sebastian Heiduschke of the School of Language, Culture, and Society just published “Gendered Spectacle: The Liberated Gaze in the DEFA Film “Der Strass.” “Gender and Sexuality in East German Film.” Ed. Kyle Frackman and Faye Stewart. Camden House: Rochester NY, 2018: 249-68.

Assistant Professor of Psychology Kathleen Bogart published the following: Bogart, K. R., Logan, S. W., & Hospodar, C., & Woekel, E. Disability models and attitudes among college students with and without disabilities. “Stigma and Health.” Advance online publication.

Daniel López-Cevallos was part of the team selected for the 2018 Vice Provost Awards for Excellence, OSU Division of Outreach and Engagement. Juntos submission titled, “Engaging Latino Families: Transforming the Juntos Program Experience and Promoting Educational Equity” was among the ten Outreach and Engagement projects selected this year.

Ricardo Febre, graphic design, completed the design/direction for the recently published novel “I Ain’t Got No Home in This World Anymore,” written by Mike Sauve, and for the small publisher, Montag Press. The finished product included the jacket, interiors, and e-publication. The design-direction was completed in collaboration with the author and publisher. 

Kerry Skarbakka, art, had an exhibition, “White Man Falling,” May 3-12 in the Curatorial Lab at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The exhibition also includes works by Martin Kersels and Patrick Craig Manning and was curated by Andrew Salyer. Skarbakka and Manning participated in a round-table panel discussion there on May 4.

Chelsea Graham, speech communication, co-edited a collection of essays, multimedia texts, and soundscapes titled “Rhetorics Change/Rhetoric’s Change,” reflecting the Rhetoric Society of America’s 2016 biennial conference. The volume was published last week.

As part of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change, work by Jason Fick, music, was part of a May 14 installation exhibit titled “Unsilenced: Art and Sounds of Resistance” at the Whiteside Theater in Corvallis. The installation also featured sound art from local and national artists, including Mike Gamble, Fabio Bachemin, and Jon Thomson. OSU music’s Dana Reason and The Spring Creek Project curated the event, where Reason and OSU music’s Jan Reibach premiered an original song prior to a keynote address by Sandra Steingraber.

Jun Bum Shin, graphic design, has received a Gold Award in the Graphics Poster Annual 2019 and was published in the book featuring the winners.

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, 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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