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CLA This Week — 10/1/18


Tuesday, Oct. 2

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. 4 p.m., Memorial Union, Journey Room 104.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

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. 3 p.m., Memorial Union, Journey Room 104.

Friday, Oct. 5

Music à la Carte — Featuring guitarist Yuri Liberzon12 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge. Admission is free and open to the public.

Chamber Music Corvallis — The American Chamber Players will play at 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th Street, Corvallis. Tickets and info are available at: http://www.chambermusiccorvallis.org.

Literary Northwest Series — Presents Nick Dybek. Dybek is a recipient of a Granta New Voices selection, a Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, and a Maytag Fellowship. He received a BA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He teaches at Oregon State University. He is the author of “When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man” (2012) and “The Verdun Affair” (2018). 7:30 p.m., The Lab Theatre, Withycombe Hall.

Upcoming Events

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 Monday, Oct. 8, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, 210 Kidder Hall, 1:30-3 p.m and run through Dec. 13.

School of Psychological Science Fall 2018 Colloquia — Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo (University of Chicago) will give a talk on the neuroscience of meaningful arrangements. Monday, Oct. 8, Memorial Union, La Raza 208., 4 p.m.


State of the Coast — State of the Coast is the coastal conference where everyone can learn, network and engage in the current and future state of Oregon’s marine environment. The 2018 theme is The Coast Through Your Senses, with a program exploring a wide range of coastal topics from hagfish to watersheds. The annual student poster and art session submission deadlines are soon! Student artists: The art submission deadline is Oct. 1. Student researchers: The poster abstract submission is Oct. 5. This year’s conference will take place Oct. 27 at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

Instructor of Spanish Loren Chavarria was appointed to serve an interim member of the Corvallis School Board until June 2019.

CFP: OSU Center for the Humanities 2019-2010 Research Fellowships — The Center for the Humanities is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 Research Fellowships. The deadline to submit proposals is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9. Application forms, instructions, and information about awards may be found online at https://humanities.oregonstate.edu/fellowship-program.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity 

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies Nabil Boudraa presented “European literary and cinematic representations of King Syphax and Sophonisba during the Second Punic war”, International Conference, Algeria, September 22-24, 2018.

Associate Professor of Psychology Kathleen Bogart will be giving a keynote speech at the North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity Symposium, OSU campus, October 2, 8:50-9:45 am.

Flo Leibowitz, Professor in the School of History, Philosophy and Religon, published “Naming and Renaming Architecture: A Case Study” in the Summer 2018 issue of the “Newsletter of the American Society for Aesthetics,” a professional society for philosophers of art and art historians. It is a report on the experience of the building-name review change that  OSU engaged in last year.

In April, Professor of Speech Communication Gregg Walker, was invited to speak at the “BLM Wild 2018” Conference in Palm Springs. His presentation, “Obstacles, Opportunities, and Place-based Collaboration on Public Lands: A Pracademic’s Perspective,” drew on his work with the National Collaboration Cadre of the USDA-Forest Service. In May, Walker also gave a presentation at a side event he organized at the mid-year meetings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany. The talk, “Mobilizing the Resources of Universities and Colleges to Build Capacity for Climate Change: The UNCC” introduced the new global network of higher education institutions that address capacity building and climate change, The Universities Network for Climate Capacity (UNCC). Oregon State University is co-leading the development of the UNCC in partnership with Independent University Bangladesh.

In July, Jun Shin, assistant professor of graphic design, presented a paper titled, “New communication technologies in poster design through the Religion conflict in Global Social Issues” at the International Conference on Information Visualization in Salerno, Italy. In September his award-winning poster was published: Graphis Poster Annual 2019, New York. Graphic Inc. ISBN 978-14403-3332-3, pp. 133, 223, 228. 230.

Instructor of Art Lorenzo Triburgo’s video “Fluid” is on view in the show “The Unspeakable” from Sept. 22-Oct. 14, curated by Peter Clough for Re:Re: Art Show in Brooklyn, NY.

On Sept. 21, Instructor of Photography Evan Baden gave a talk titled “Terra Matter: Photographic Collaboration with the Sciences” at the Society of Photographic Educators Northwest regional conference at the AMK Ranch in the Grand Teton National Reserve. The talk was focused on the “Advanced Photographic Publication” course taught in the winter term of 2018 and how art courses can successfully collaborate with the sciences.

Director of Bands Chris Chapman was the invited guest conductor of the Ohio State University Marching Band on Sept. 1. While in Columbus, Chapman conducted the famed ensemble in rehearsals, a concert and an on-field performance at the Ohio State vs. Oregon State football game. Chapman holds an undergraduate degree from Ohio State University in music performance.

From August 2-12, OSU Music Coordinator Bob Brudvig, Director of Bands Chris Chapman, Instructor of Trumpet Jay Chen, and Instructor of Bassoon Ann Kosanovic-Brown were visiting guest artists at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music Orchestral Department Summer Music Festival in Chengdu, China. The festival was organized by Jay Chen and showcased over 200 musicians aged 7-18 from the Sichuan province.

Instructor of Bassoon Ann Kosanovic Brown performed with the internationally renowned Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene during July in concerts featuring the world premiere of Richard Danielpour’s “The Passion of Yeshua”  under the direction of  conductor JoAnn Faletta, and a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” under the direction of conductor John Nelson.

Instructor of Music Ryan Biesack performed on the Grace Goudy Distinguished Artist Series with world renowned pianist Bryan Pezzone on September 9 at Hudson Hall in Salem, Oregon. The concert featured and celebrated improvisation in classical and jazz music. In addition to Biesack (drums), other performers included Tyler Abbott (string bass), Sean Flannery (saxophone), Mike Horsfall (vibraphone), James Miley (piano), Mike Nord (guitar/electronics) and Paul Owen (percussion).

Instructor of Music Amy Hansen was an invited panelist at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Cascade Chapter workshop “Rock Your Next Adjudication on September 30 at Lincoln Hall in Portland. The panel was part of a continuing education seminar for teachers designed to enhance the ability of professional adjudicators to more clearly communicate positive feedback for students.

Coordinator of Contemporary Music and Research Dana Reason and instructor of Music Allison Johnson were recently commissioned to create new works for visual artist Elana Mann’s exhibit “Instruments of Accountability” at the Pitzer Gallery in Claremont, California. Reason created two sound-art works for the exhibit: “Method Sounding for Advancement & Equity” and “Dueling Ditties for Pointed Percussionists.” All works feature Elana Mann’s sculptures, including the “blame-game rattle” and “me and you kazoos.” “Instruments of Accountability” runs from September 29 – December 7, 2018.

Recurring Events

Littoral Patterns — Paintings by Lee Ann Garrison and Jay Noller, Sept. 4 – Oct. 4 at Fairbanks Gallery of Art, Fairbanks Hall.

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