Wednesday, Sept. 26
Critical Questions Lecture Series — School of Writing, Literature and Film professor Dr. Rebecca Olson’s talk, “Readers Once Removed: Uncovering Early Modern Fanfiction” asks what would happen if scholars tried to think more like writers of fanfiction. Because most early modern readers did not leave behind traces of their reading practices, and thus remain anonymous, a more inclusive history of reading requires a willingness to engage in speculation. 4 p.m., Memorial Union, Room 206.
Thursday, Sept. 27
What is Socialism? — A panel discussion on what is meant by socialism today, what it has meant in the past and what it might yet become. Panelists: Mika Goodwin (Democratic Socialists of America Corvallis), Paige Kreisman (Communist Party of Oregon), Douglas Lain (Publishing manager of Zero Books and author of “Bash Bash Revolution”), and Christopher McKnight Nichols (OSU School of History, Philosophy and Religion and author of “Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age”). 7 p.m., McLean Room, Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd Street, Corvallis.
Friday, Sept. 28
Music à la Carte — Featuring Angela Carlson and Rebecca Jeffers in a piano four-hands concert, 12 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge. Admission is free and open to the public.
Valuing a Changing Nature — Public lecture with Prof. Bryan Norton & Prof. Konrad Ott. Environmental conflicts are rooted in different ways of understanding the value of nature and how values are framed in narratives, metaphors, policies, and institutions. Leading environmental philosophers Norton and Ott invite us to consider how to deliberate about conflicting values in a changing world and find guidance for decision making. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 4 p.m. Memorial Union, Journey Room 104.
Documentary Screening and Talk with Wade Rathke — “The Organizer” follows Wade Rathke, the controversial founder of ACORN, and explores the much maligned and misunderstood occupation of community organizing. Rathke founded the organization in 1970 and shepherded its growth into a national political powerhouse. Internal conflict and external pressures would lead to its tragic downfall, but undeterred Rathke continues to build new organizations around the world. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 3 p.m., Memorial Union, Journey Room 104.
Reverance — As part of OSU150’s anniversary celebration, The Little Gallery proudly presents “Reverance,” an exhibition showing a selection of works from Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, Natalie Ball and Rick Bartow. Deeply influenced by their Northwest indigenous heritages and cultures, the exhibition presents work that explores the artists’ native relationship to the land, as well as themes of activism and autobiography through painting, installation, textiles, and sculpture. The opening reception will take place Oct. 8, Indigenous People’s Day, 210 Kidder Hall, 1:30-3 p.m and run through Dec. 13.
Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity
Daniel López-Cevallos, assistant professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society, recently published the following: Torres I & López-Cevallos DF (2018). Institutional Challenges to Achieving Health Equity in Ecuador. “The Lancet Global Health” 6 (8): e832-e833. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30245-6. As a companion to the Open Access article in English, we have released a Spanish version, to facilitate its dissemination among stakeholders and inform discussions of the new health law in the Ecuadorian legislature.
Associate Professor of Anthropology Kenny Maes published a collaborative review of household water sharing, gifts, exchanges, and transfers across cultures, in the journal “Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews.”
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Emily Yates-Doerr has a new publication titled “Translational Competency: On the Role of Culture in Obesity Interventions” in the open access journal, “Medicine Anthropology Theory.” The piece aims to teach students, policy makers, and health professionals how an anthropological approach can benefit obesity prevention programs. A series that she has co-edited called “Thinking with Dementia” has also launched this week on the web-journal “Somatosphere: Science, Medicine, and Anthropology.” 17 short installations, including her own, will be published over the next month.
SAC Director Lee Ann Garrison’s newest paintings are part of the exhibition “Littoral Patterns,” a two person exhibition featuring work by Garrison and OSU Crop and Soil Scientist Jay Noller. The show runs through Oct. 4 at Fairbanks Gallery in Fairbanks Hall.
The most recent CD, “Flute Medicine” by OSU Native Flute Instructor Jan Michael Looking Wolf Reibach has earned some high honors with the Native American Music Awards. Reibach is nominated for Artist of the Year and Flutist of the Year, and the album is nominated for Best Instrumental Album. Additionally, his music video “Arms of the Angel” is nominated for Best Music Video.
On September 21, Associate Professor Julia Bradshaw conducted a workshop titled, “Photography as Inquiry” at the Society of Photographic Educators Northwest Regional Conference at the AMK Ranch in the Grand Teton National Reserve.
Professor of Art Shelley Jordon’s work “Still Streaming: Recent Work by Shelley Jordon” is part of an exhibition oat the Ildiko Butler Gallery at Fordham University at the Lincoln Center in New York, NY.
Andrew Myers, studio art instructor, had an Oak Spring Artist’s Residency in Virginia this summer. You can read more about it here.
Professor of Art Julie Green’s work Now We Are Five: “An Embarrassment of Dishes” was in the Upfor Gallery 5th anniversary show in Portland this August. Her work America Likes Me: “2-pack Trauma” is in a small group show, curated by Josephine Zarkovich, at the Linfield Gallery, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR through Oct. 6. Her “Big Fish Eat Little Fish” is in small group show Culinaria at Disjecta Portland through Nov. 28 and has been curated by Blake Shell. Green also has a Center for the Humanities Fellowship at Oregon State University, with studio space and release from teaching fall term to begin a new series called “First Meal,” which is a collaboration with the Center on Wrongful Convictions, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
Kerry Skarbakka, assistant professor of photography, is exhibiting a public art version of his re-contextualized neighborhood watch signs, which will surround the Arts Corridor at ArtPrize 10, in Grand Rapids, MI, Sept. 19 – Oct. 7, 2018. Skarbakka also recently opened a solo exhibition under the For Freedoms 50-State Initiative. “This is Not What I Imagined!” will be up at the Joan Truckenbrod Gallery in Corvallis from September 4-30. Additionally, Skarbakka received a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Ford Family Foundation to support his upcoming January solo exhibition at the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles. Skarbakk’s upcoming exhibitions will include work in the inaugural exhibition of the Center for Contemporary Political Art in Washington, D.C. Sept. 30 – Nov. 14 as well as work included in “The Collection” at the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University in Dayton, OH.
Coordinator of Music Technology Jason Fick’s new composition “Silhouettes” for traverso and computer was premiered in London at the Ikletik Theatre in June by Carla Rees (traverso) and Michael Olivia (computer). The work was supported by a OSU College of Liberal Arts research award in 2017. Also this summer, Fick’s musical data sonification title “Ceratonova Shasta” was performed at the International Conference for Auditory Display (ICAD0 in Michigan and again at the New York Electroacoustic Music Festival in July. In addition to the performance at ICAD, the organization published his technical paper about the work. “Ceratonova Shasta” was written in collaboration with the OSU microbiology department.
Instructor of Voice Amy Hansen’s recent article “Lost in Translation: using articulation to move from native to foreign tongues” was published by the Cascade Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Coordinator of Contemporary Music Dana Reason was a resident composer at Playa where she worked on her commission for the “Water in the West” exhibit with Dr. Gregg Riegel from the United States Forest Service. The work will premiere in April 2019 at the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR.
Director of Athletic Bands Olin Hannum’s article “To All Our Fellow Football Fans” was published on collegemarching.com. The article was a special feature on how to enjoy a collegiate marching band performance from the perspective of a football fan unfamiliar with the genre.
Instructor of Music Ryan Biesack and his trio’s album “Trio Untold” was recently released by the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble. In addition to Biesack (drums), the album included pianist James Miley and guitarist Mike Nord. The official album release will be at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8th at Classic Pianos in Portland.
Instructor of Guitar Cameron O’Connor was very busy over the summer: featured in interview and performance on the “Life Changes” radio program in Los Angeles. He also gave recitals for the Harris Music Parlor, Centrifuge, and Pickford House concert series in Los Angeles with violist Kimberly Fitch and the Treehouse Series in Ashland, Oregon. Overseas performances included solos and duos with guitarist Ikuo Inoue at Gendai Guitar (Japan’s main guitar publisher) in Tokyo, Japan. While in Japan, he was also featured as a guest artist at the Guitar Seminar in Nagano, Japan. Closer to home, he also performed on electric guitar for Golden Performing Art’s production of “A Chorus Line” in Los Angeles.
Shiao-ling Yu, World Languages & Cultures, organized and chaired a panel, “Re-imagining Revolution and Protest in Asian Performance,” for Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s annual conference in Boston, August 1-5, 2018. The title of her paper was “Politics and Theater in the PRC: Dramatizing the Chinese Communist Revolution on Stage.” She also attended Oregon-China Conference on Culture, Language, and Business in Portland, August 13, 2018.
Charlotte J. Headrick, Prof. Emerita of Theatre Arts, presented two papers at the annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies at University College, Cork, June, 2018: “A Theatrical “Doodle”: Brian Friel’s Performances“ and “Irish Drama and Women: A Changing Environment?” Additionally, she presented a paper, “Famine Journeys in Selected Contemporary Drama” at the Famine Summer School at the Famine Museum, Strokestown, Ireland, June 2018.
Littoral Patterns — Paintings by Lee Ann Garrison and Jay Noller, Sept. 4 – Oct. 4 at Fairbanks Gallery of Art, Fairbanks Hall.