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CLA This Week — 11/5/18


Monday, Nov. 5

School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series Dr. Kathleen Bogart presents, “Socially constructed, disabled, and proud: Resisting ableism” at 4 p.m. in Reed 219

First Meal: A Talk by Artist and Professor Julie Green Green will discuss her new series of paintings that illustrate exonerees’ first meals on the outside, after release from prison. With “First Meal,” developed in collaboration with the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, Green hopes to spark conversations about the uses, abuses, and inequities of our criminal justice system. 4 p.m., The Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.

Don’t Call Me Son  Nicole von Germeten will be introducing a Brazilian film entitled “Don’t Call Me Son.”  This is the first screening in the OSU International Film Festival. For its 10th anniversary in 2018, OSIFF reacts to the persistent discrimination against women filmmakers by accepting and screening only films directed or co-directed by woman-identified filmmakers. This is also the first event of our 2018-2019 trans awareness series, sponsored by SHPR. Speakers will continue in winter and spring. 7 p.m., Darkside Cinema.

Music — An evening with Georg Hofmann (percussion + drums) and Mike Nord (guitar + electronics), hosted by Ryan Biesack. 7:30 p.m., Community Hall 303.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

Songwriters in the Round —  This informal evening of sharing songs and learning about songwriting greats is free and open to the public. Hosted by Bob Santelli. Bring your songs, your instrument and your enthusiasm. 7 p.m., Bexell Hall Lounge

Spiderwoman Theater — The School of Language, Culture and Society is hosting a two-day visit to Oregon State and Corvallis by Spiderwoman Theater, the longest running Indigenous women’s theater ensemble in North America. Their current work brings visibility and voice to sexual and physical violence against Indigenous women, their families and communities. Their performance, “Material Witness,” takes place at the Majestic Theater, Tuesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. A conversation with the audience will follow the performance. For ticket information, please see: http://www.majestic.org/ticketing/.

Guitar en Route: A Tale of Two Cities – Music from 1820’s Vienna and modern-day Buenos Aires with Cameron O’Connor, guitar and Ryan Lee, violin. Works by Piazzolla, Pujol, Schubert and Giuliani. 7:30 p.m., Community Hall 303. 

Wednesday Nov. 7

The OSU Album Club — Hosted by Director of Performing Arts Bob Santelli. 7 p.m., Bexell Hall Lounge. It’s like a book club, but some of the greatest albums of all time will be assigned and discussed. Tonight: The Beatles’ “White Album.”

Opera OSU: The Overture Series — A new lecture and performance series exploring the history, industry and future of musical stage drama in all its forms. Musicologist Dr. Kimary Fick and pianist Lauren Servias along with the OSU Opera Workshop ensemble explore the life and music of Leonard Bernstein. 9 p.m., Demaggio’s, 151 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis.

Thursday, Nov. 8

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The Visiting Writers Series – Poet Michael Wasson is the author of “This American Ghost” (YesYes Books, 2017), which won the 2016 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Prize, and the special French/English edition “Self-Portrait with Smeared Centuries” (Éditions des Lisierès, 2018). He is also a 2018 Native Arts & Cultures Foundation National Artist Fellow in Literature, a finalist for a 2018 Ruth Lilly/Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and the winner of the 2017 Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry. Wasson will be reading at The Native American Longhouse Eena Haws at 4 p.m.

Fall Sing! —  Presented by the School of Arts and Communication at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Bella Voce, the OSU Meistersingers and Chamber Choir will perform. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. OSU students and K-12 youth are admitted for free. http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/SACevents

Friday, Nov. 9

Music à la Carte — Combos from the OSU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ryan Biesack. 12 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge. 

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 Humanities Research Cluster for our upcoming events. Join us 12 p.m. in Milam 301 for a discussion with Rob Figueroa on “Planetary Health: A Disability Manifesto.”

Dr. Alyshia Gálvez (Professor, Lehman College, CUNY), author of the new book, Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico. She will be meeting with graduate students 12-12:50pm (Strand Ag Room 111), and then giving a public lecture at 1:00pm (Hallie Ford Center Room 115). All are welcome! Dr. Gálvez’s visit is co-sponsored by the School of Language, Culture, and Society, CLA, and the College of Public Health & Human Sciences.

Fact Check Fridays  CLA students, faculty, staff are invited to School of Public Policy’s Fact Check Friday to discuss the outcomes of major races in Corvallis and nationally as well as potential policy implications. 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. in Bexell Hall 414. Please feel free to bring lunch.

Upcoming Events

SAC’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series  Presents “Material Motion,” a talk by artist and film director Eric Dyer on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., with a pre-talk reception at 6 p.m. Both will be held in the LaSells Stewart Center. 

Making Sense of the Midterm Elections — Panel discussion, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m., MU, La Raza, Room 208. Lightly catered.

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.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Brett Burkhardt, Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy, published “Does the Public Sector Respond to Private Competition? An Analysis of Privatization and Prison Performance” in the “Journal of Crime and Justice.” Burkhardt also published “Agency Correlates of Police Militarization: The Case of MRAPs” in “Police Quarterly” (with Keith Baker).

School of Public Policy faculty member Ana K. Spalding is leading the social science component of a recently awarded grant to study the impacts of climate change on the West Coast: “The Geography of Stress: Impacts of Ocean Acidification Along the California Coast.” The research is funded by the California Ocean Protection Council and California Sea Grant.

One of Jeff Fearnside’s (School of Writing, Literature and Film) five recent poems in “ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment” (vol. 25, issue 3) was selected as an Editor’s Choice for that issue by editor Scott Slovic. He has also published a short story in “Out of Many: Multiplicity and Divisions in America Today” (Binghamton, NY: Cat in the Sun Press, 2018), and individual poems in “Cirque: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim” (vol. 9, issue 2) and “The Poeming Pigeon” (vol. 4, issue 1).

Professor of Art Shelley Jordon’s animation “Water Stories” was included in the “Oregon-Change, Love & Rage” segment of the Northwest Film Festival curated by Nora Colie, on Saturday, November 3, at the Whitsell Auditorium in the Portland Art Museum.

Instructor of Voice Amy Hansen recently adjudicated vocal auditions for the Willamette chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. The adjudications are designed to provide developing singers constructive feedback regarding their performances and feature students from a various levels of voice study.

Coordinator of Contemporary Music and Research Dana Reason presented two interactive workshops called “Acoustic Diaries: The Arts and Practice of Sounding Yourself” from October 25-27 at Beyond Design, a three day conference for creatives, designers and thinkers at ScaleHouse in Bend, Oregon.

Instructor of Music Michael Gamble recorded a track last weekend with GRAMMY Award winning musician Esperanza Spalding. Gamble will also perform at with Spalding at “An Evening of Esperanza: Building Hope in the Immigrant Community” on November 17 at Ecotrust in Portland, Oregon.

Director of Bands Chris Chapman conducted the Portland Wind Symphony on October 29 at Lincoln Hall in Portland, Oregon. The program included works by Kimberly Archer, Giuseppe Verdi, Alfred Reed, and the  world premiere of a new composition by OSU Director of Athletic Bands Olin Hannum. Chapman serves as the artistic director and conductor of the PWS, an auditioned ensemble of performing musicians and music teachers from throughout the Portland-metro area.

Dr. Eliza Barstow, instructor in religious studies and history, was quoted in “The Daily Barometer” about the rise of anti-Semitism.

Dr. Koehlinger, Dr. Katz, Dr. Davison, Dr. Ritzheimer, Dr. Barstow, and Dr. Kopperman were all featured in the “Gazette Times” for their participation in last week’s flash panel discussion about the rise of anti-Semitic acts around the world. All the participating panelists are professors in the School of History, Philosophy and Religion with the exception of Dr. Davison who is professor of Literature in the School of Writing, Literature and Film.

Professor Emerita Charlotte Headrick, presented a keynote speech, “My Love Affair with Irish Theatre” to the annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming hosted by the University of Wyoming in October, 2018. Additionally, she staged a reading of Irish dramatist Lynda Radley’s “The Interference” at Eena Haws, the Native American Longhouse, on October 25 for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  The play deals with the issue of sexual assault on campus. Kryn Freehling-Burton acted as producer.

Recurring Events

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. 

The Passion of Dracula — Presented by University Theatre, written by David Richmond and Bob Hall, opening November 8, with performances Nov. 8-10 and 16-17 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. on the Withycombe Hall Main Stage.

The Fairbanks Gallery — Featuring the work of Natalie Krick, Nov. 5 – 28. The gallery is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

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-SmithNatalie Ball and Rick Bartow210 Kidder Hall, runs through December 13.

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