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CLA This Week — 12/3/18


Wednesday, Dec. 5

CLA Budget Forum/Background — CLA will be hosting a college budget forum to help faculty/staff understand the new OSU budget model. The forum will be held at  3:00-4:30 p.m. in the MU Journey Room (MU 104).  If you have specific questions you would like addressed, please send them to Suzanne Grey 

Friday, Dec. 7

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 at 12 p.m., Milam 301 for a discussion with Allison Hobgood, “Shakespeare and Crip Sexualities.”


PILOT, NAB’s innovation initiative, announced the 12 finalists of its third annual PILOT Innovation Challenge. The competition recognizes creative ideas that leverage technological advances in the production, distribution and display of engaging content and provides winners with development support. A five-judge panel will select the top six from the 12 finalists. New Media Communications Associate Professor Daniel Faltesek has been named as one of these finalists. Faltesek’s project — “Big Processing, Local Impact” — provides local news organizations with robust computing and data science capacity.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Associate Professor Sebastian Heiduschke (SLCS and SWLF) just published “Women’s Interventions in the Contemporary German Film Industry” in “Camera Obscura 33.3” (December 2018).

Professor of English Richmond Barbour published the following: “Drama at Sea: A New Look at Shakespeare on the Dragon, 1607-08,” in “Travel & Drama in Early Modern England. The Journeying Play” (Cambridge University Press), co-authored with Bernhard Klein, University of Kent, Canterbury and “Desdemona and Mrs. Keeling,” in “Travel & Travail. Early Modern Women, English Drama, and the Wider World” (University of Nebraska Press).

Instructor of Music Kimary Fick performed on baroque recorder as a guest artist with the Early Music Ensemble  at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon. The program titled “Occhi del mio Core” featured music from the 16th and 17th centuries. Performances were on Nov. 16 at the Hamersly Library in Monmouth and Nov. 18 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Salem.

Coordinator of Contemporary Music and Research Dana Reason was commissioned by Kino Lorber Films to create an original full length musical score for “Back to God’s Country.” The film is part of the “Pioneers First: Women Filmmakers” boxset that was released earlier this month by Kino Lorber. The film and soundtrack were presented at the Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 18.

Instructor of Music Ryan Biesack recently traveled to attend the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) from Nov. 15-17, where he sat on the drum set committee as a new member. While at PASIC, he also participated in workshops and trainings. Closer to home, Biescak and his trio (with Ben Mutschler and Steve Willis) performed jazz standards and original music at Bomb’s Away Café on Nov. 29. On Nov. 30, Biesack performed on the Bodin House Concert Series in Eugene with the Torrey Newhart Trio (Torrey Newahrt, piano and Todd Sickafoose, bass).

Assistant Professor of Music Technology Jason Fick had his anti-fracking composition “I’m the Expert” performed on Nov. 15 as part of the “Arts Now Presents: A and B and C” series  at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Instructor of Music Michael Gamble’s recently composed the soundtrack for the film “You Shouldn’t Of”  in collaboration with filmmaker Devin Febbroriello of Serpent Power Productions in Portland, Oregon. The short horror film was featured at the Glass Eye Pix“Creepy Christmas Film Festival” in New York City.

Professor of Art Julie Green was featured on PULS 4 TV Vienna, Austria on Nov. 11. The story includes “The Last Supper” and Green’s new series, “First Meal,” of exonerees after release from prison. Green also had a framed triptych included in the Disjecta Auction on Saturday, Nov. 17. The auction was a fundraiser for Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland.

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

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