Wednesday, May 30
Flute Circle — Past and current students from Jan Michael Looking Wolf’s Native American Flute Class will perform and attempt to form the largest Native American style flute circle. 12 p.m., Student Experience Center and Memorial Union Outdoor Plaza.
OSU Jazz Ensemble — The OSU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ryan Biesack, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Ballroom.
Thursday, May 31
Steering Toward Global Sustainability: The Moon Shot We Can Achieve — Lecture by Dr. Kai Chan, University of British Columbia. This talk will touch upon the “green economy,” “sustainable intensification,” and “half Earth.” It will ask, is sustainability really possible? What must we give up? And how do we get there? Dr. Chan will focus on the role that everyday citizens can play by helping to build the social infrastructure for sustainability and present a fledgling effort, called CoSphere, for a Community of Small-Planet Heroes, ecologically regenerating economies. 4 p.m., MU, Pan-Afrikan, 213.
OSU Wind Ensemble— Director of Bands Dr. Chris Chapman leads the OSU Wind Ensemble in their final performance of the 2017-2018 season. 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center. $5 general admission, OSU students and K-12 youth free.
Friday, June 1
Desirable Conversations: An Ethnodrama Presentation — A series of interview-based theater work exploring the understanding of sexuality by young women with intellectual disabilities. This series of dialogues weaves in issues of sexuality with familial culture, society, relationships, and the identity of women who are seen through the lens of the label “intellectual disabilities.” It’s not a traditional play or documentary-theater project performed by actors. Instead, “Desirable Conversations” is presented as an opportunity to plant a seed of knowing, understanding and acceptance. 12 p.m., Milam 301.
Spring Sing! — OSU Meistersingers directed by Russ Christensen and Bella Voce directed by Sandra Babb. 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian, 114 SW 8th St Corvallis. $10 advance, $15 door. OSU students and K-12 youth free. Tickets: liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sacevents
Saturday, June 2
Debussy 100th – With the OSU Piano Studio, 3 p.m., Benton Hall Room 303.
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
On May 22, Professor of Philosophy Sharyn Clough delivered an invited plenary lecture, “Phronesis: Weaving Science and Politics,” at the UC Davis 5th Annual Research Policy and Ethics Symposium. On May 18, she gave a peer-reviewed presentation “Rorty, Science, and Peace Literacy,” at the 8th annual conference at the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology, University of Texas at Dallas.
Associate Professor of Philosophy Allen Thompson has been invited to be give a talk entitled “Climate Justice, the Courts, and Extreme Weather Event Attribution” to EmBARK — a research group, led by Dr. Carl-Friedich Schleussner, focusing on the temporal evolution of barriers to adaptation and their relevance for climate related loss and damage — during a political philosophy research colloquium on June 19th at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.
Associate Professor in the School of Psychological Science David Kerr published the following paper with colleagues Andrew Koval and Assistant Professor Harold Bae in OSU CPHHS: “Oregon recreational marijuana legalization: Changes in undergraduates’ marijuana use rates from 2008-2016.” It will appear in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
There are now 800 final meal plates in The Last Supper series by Professor of Art Julie Green. Green’s second solo exhibition at Upfor in Portland will be on view June 7-28. The opening reception is Thursday, June 7 at 6 p.m. An artist conversation with Stephanie Snyder is at 1 p.m. on June 30. “Picnic Brownies Make Life Easy,” a 70-page facsimile of Green’s personal ledger cookbook, is at Upfor on June 30. The Oregon Arts Commission and Ford Family Foundation generously supported the publication. The groundwork has been laid for a new series, First Meal. Law professor Robert Owen connected Green to the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University. The Center will help her gather first meal stories of exonerees.
Instructor of Music Ryan Biesack performed with his jazz trio (Ben Mutschler, saxophone; Steve Willis, bass) on March 17 at Cloud and Kelly’s in downtown Corvallis.
Instructor of Guitar Cameron O’Connor recently performed recitals at the Museum of Northern California in Chico, California and as a guest of the Sacramento Guitar Society, in Sacramento, Calif. He was profiled in the Chico Enterprise-Record in advance of his concert in Chico.
Spring One-Act Festival — University Theatre presents the annual Spring One-Act Festival, May 31 – June 2 at 7:30 p.m. and June 3 at 2 p.m. in the Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre. Learn more at: https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/theatre.
Senior Thesis Art Show — Oregon State University students completing the Bachelor of Fine Arts this spring will present their thesis show in the Fairbanks Gallery of Art on the first floor of Fairbanks Hall, May 29-June 16. Ten students graduating from various art disciplines will be exhibiting. A reception will be held in the gallery on Wednesday, June 6 at 6 p.m., when Ed Feser, Provost, will present the President’s Award for Excellence in Art and the Provost’s Purchase Award and Larry Rodgers, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, will present the college of Liberal Arts Purchase Award. Seniors of Distinction Awards will also be presented to acknowledge outstanding graduating seniors in studio art, photography and art history.
Languages of Nature — The 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.