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CLA This Week — 10/15/18


Monday, Oct. 15

We Are All Treaty People Kirby Brown, writer and associate professor of Native American Literatures at the University of Oregon, will give a talk titled, “Tribal Sovereignty 101: Tribes, Treaties, and Contemporary Contours” at 1:30 p.m. before reading from his book “Stoking the Fire: Nationhood in Cherokee Writing, 1907-1970” at 4 p.m., Native American Longhouse Eena Haws. 

The Yoga of the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path — Stuart Sarbacker, associate professor in OSU’s School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, will discuss the first teachings of the historical Buddha and how the Noble Eightfold Path has defined both inner and outer aspects of spiritual life—from its role in traditional Indian ethics and soteriology to its use in contemporary contexts. 4 p.m., OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Theodore Roosevelt at OSU — Joe Wiegand is the nation’s premiere reprisor of Theodore Roosevelt. Joe’s live performances have been featured at hundreds of historic places associated with TR’s life and legacy. Joe has been featured at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and served as the body model for the seated naturalist Roosevelt bronze sculpture in Roosevelt Memorial Hall at the Museum. Featured at the official National Park Service Centennial Celebration at Yellowstone National Park, Joe’s Theodore Roosevelt is based on solid scholarship and delivered with Rooseveltian showmanship. Free & open to all. 3 p.m., MU, Multipurpose Room 13.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

The Young Karl Marx: Film and Discussion — From the award-winning director of the James Baldwin biography “I Am Not Your Negro,” Raoul Peck, comes a new dramatic film that portrays the early intellectual and political development of one of the modern world’s most influential thinkers: Karl Marx. Marking the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth, the Anarres Project will show “The Young Karl Marx” (2017) and host a short discussion about the impact of Marx’s ideas in our world. Pizza provided. 6 p.m., 319 Milam Hall.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Fall 2018 Career Expo — We are doers. Problem solvers. Communicators. Come to Day 2 of the Career Expo to find over 100 exceptional employers interested in CLA students to fill jobs and internships in the arts, humanities, business, and healthcare. CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Students can register ahead of time here or day-of at the expo.

Student Meet & Greet with Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe — “Disability in the Middle East.” 12-1:30 p.m., Ettihad Cultural Center, 380 Student Experience Center. A light lunch will be provided for the first 20 participants.

Why Prisons are Not the New Asylums  Lecture by Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe. Without disregarding the reality of having disproportioned numbers of people with disabilities (psychiatric, cognitive, learning disabilities) in jails and prisons, Dr. Ben-Moshe will caution against declarations that jails are becoming the largest mental health facilities in the U.S. She will offer a more nuanced explanation that incorporates perspectives from critical prison studies with disability studies/mad studies frameworks to shed new light on processes of incarceration and deinstitutionalization at present and in the past. 4 p.m. Strand Ag. Hall, STAG 262

The Mission District: A Window on Humanity photo exhibition and artist’s talk. Oregon native and OSU alumnus Dick Evans (’69 B.S. Industrial Engineering) is a senior international business advisor, director of companies and the former C.E.O. of the Fortune 100 Company, Alcan. His book of photographs, “The Mission,” capturing the pulse of life in the Mission District of San Francisco was a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Art. Evans’ photos will be displayed in Covell Hall, 3 – 5 p.m. and he will speak in Kearney Hall 312 at 5 p.m. A reception will follow.

Drop-in Art Reception The Need To Know Comes In Wavesa collection of paintings by Samm Newton will be on view at the OSU Center for the Humanities through December. Newton studies in OSU’s Environmental Arts and Humanities program, and worked alongside scientists to create this series exploring how we think, feel, and make decisions about the ocean. Drop in to meet the artist during the Corvallis Arts Walk from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., or attend one of two mini-talks that day at 4:30 and 5:30. Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.  

Friday, Oct. 19

Fact Check Fridays  CLA students, faculty, and staff are invited to SPP’s Fact Check Friday to discuss food labeling and food (in)security. Hear from peers and colleagues, reflect on portrayals in the media and consider the facts. The event will take place from 12-1 p.m., Bexell Hall 414. Please feel free to bring lunch.

Interested in Disability Studies? — Want to help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion? If so, join the OSU Disability Network and the Disability Studies Center for the Humanities Research Cluster for our upcoming events. Join us 12 p.m., Milam 301 for Disability Research Cluster Reading Group and a luncheon with Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe. Space is limited. Priority will be given to CFH Disability Studies Research Cluster participants. RSVP to jenkstep@oregonstate.edu.

Music à la Carte Featuring OSU Music Instructor and Baroque flutist Kimary Fick and friends. 12 p.m., MU Lounge.

Upcoming Events

Talk by OSU President Emeritus John Byrne  “The Humanities…at a Land Grant University?” Byrne will share stories from his memoir, “Undercurrents: From Oceanographer to University President“, and discuss the rise of the liberal arts and the significance of humanistic inquiry at OSU. His effort to establish a center for humanities research was matched by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities—the first award of its kind presented to a land-grant university. Monday, October 22, 4:00 p.m, The Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.

The American Strings Series —Tickets are on sale for An Evening with Tom Paxton, presented Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. An integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early 60’s, Paxton has become a celebrated voice of his generation. He is a GRAMMY Lifetime Acheivement Award Winner and an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. The concert and conversation is hosted by OSU Director of Performing Arts Bob Santelli. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and are available at http://www.majestic.org.

OSU International Film Festival Join us in celebrating the Oregon State University International Film Festival, organized and hosted by the School of Language, Culture, and Society in partnership with the School of Writing, Literature, and Film. Founded in 2009, the annual festival showcases different perspectives in contemporary filmmaking from around the world. November 5-11, all screenings take place at 7 p.m., The Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th Street. 

SAC Presents  Tickets are on sale for Childsplay on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. Childsplay features virtuosic fiddling, Irish dance and renowned Irish vocalist, Karen Casey. Tickets are available at http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/SACpresents.

Vienna Boys Choir    Presented by the School of Arts and Communication, with two performances on Nov. 17 (2 p.m. and 4 p.m.) in the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Advance tickets may be purchased at http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/SACevents.


The OSU Center for the Humanities is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 research fellowships. Information about awards, application forms, and instructions are available online. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, November 9. Two drop-in info sessions will be held at the Autzen House. Come by with any questions on Tuesday, October 23, 2 – 4 p.m. or Tuesday, October 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


The Ford Family Foundation has awarded the OSU Juntos Program $288,750 to expand curriculum development, research, and evaluation programs to benefit the Latinx students and families of Oregon. Learn more about the program here.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity 

Associate Professor of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Nana Osei-Kofi and Lena Sawyer (Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg) presented a paper/performance titled, “Do Ghosts Sound? Listening in Gothenburg” at the first of three meetings of the DENOR Network (Decolonial critique, knowledge production and social change in the Nordic countries), at the University of Gothenburg on October 4.

Instructor of Music Ryan Biesack performed with the Olem Alves Trio at The Davis in Eugene, Oregon on Friday, October 5th. The trio has been one of the longest standing regular jazz gigs in the busy Eugene jazz scene; Biesack has been a member of the ensemble for the past 10 years. On October 6th, Biesack also performed with the Halie Loren Quartet at the Florence Events Center in Florence, Oregon. Halie Loren is a JVC Jazz Artist and performs regularly in Japan, China, Canada, Korea and throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Associate Professor of Music Education Wesley Brewer gave an invited presentation entitled “Considering Music as a Major” at a performing arts focused event hosted by the Salem-Keizer School District. The audience was current high school students and their families from communities throughout the Willamette Valley. Brewer’s talk helped the students consider the multiple pathways available to degree completion in music education, music performance, and music technology that are available at many universities in Oregon, including Oregon State University. He also covered basic considerations regarding preparing for success as a music major, and locating and applying for music scholarships.

Coordinator of Contemporary Music and Research Dana Reason, along with OSU art faculty members Andrew Myers and Michael Boonstra were invited artists at the “Stories of Change” program at Caldera. Caldera is “a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. It serves Oregon youth from both urban and rural communities with limited access to educational and economic resource opportunities.” The organization has offices in Portland and Sisters, Oregon.

Professor of Music Rachelle McCabe has been on tour from October 8 – 20, performing duo piano recitals and masterclasses at five prominent music institutions in Beijing, China: The China Conservatory, Central Conservatory, Capital Normal University, Tsinghua University and Renmin University.

Instructor of Art Andrew Myers has work in the traveling exhibition “Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co-Exist.” This exhibit is staged in collaboration with Creature Conserve, run by Dr. Lucy Spelman (creatureconserve.com), whose aim is to bring artists and scientists together to foster informed and sustained support for animal conservation. The exhibit features works by 40 artists and explores the lives of wild animals in urban areas and the human responses to this shared territory. The exhibit is currently on view at Art Prov Gallery in Providence, Rhode Island,  and previously at the ISB Gallery at RISD.

Instructor of Art Anna Fidler will exhibit her series “Ghost Writers” in Moreland Hall, room 240B through December. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, October 17 from 4-5:30 p.m. These drawings show Fidler’s favorite authors in the spirit world. Emily Dickinson materializes as a sunflower. Hilda Doolittle dusts the forest. Charles Baudelaire brandishes a corpse flower sword. By showing these pieces in The School of Writing, Literature and Film, Fidler hopes the viewers enjoy the humor and beauty of these literary ghosts.

Professor of Art Shelley Jordon presented an artist talk at Fordham University, Lincoln Center, New York, with her frequent collaborator musician/composer Kurt Rohde about their collaborative process in conjunction with her solo exhibition “Still Streaming,” at the Ildiko Butler Gallery  which continues through October 31. Her solo exhibition of recent paintings and animations, “Forest Leaves and Family Trees,” at the Maine Mexico Jewish Museum, continues through October 26. Jordon’s animation “SeeChange” was screened in September at the Codec International Festival for Experimental Film & Video in Mexico City, Mexico. Her animation, Holding My Breath for Peace, was included in the WOW Wake Up! – ://self~imaging for Peace program at the Quarantine Film Festival in Varna, Bulgaria in July.

Recurring Events

Reverence — As part of OSU150’s anniversary celebration, The Little Gallery proudly presents “Reverence,” an exhibition showing a selection of works from Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, Natalie Ball and Rick Bartow. 210 Kidder Hall, runs through December 13.

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