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CLA This Week — 1/22/19


Tuesday, Jan. 22

Visiting Artists & Scholars — Composer Bill Whitley presents a workshop on writing and composing vernacular music for voice. Hosted by MUS 443 and Dr. Dana Reason. 2 p.m., Community Hall 303, free and open to the public.

What is Going on with the U.S. Federal Government Shutdown? This “flash” panel conversation brings together expert faculty and staff from across OSU to discuss the history, politics, and economics of the shutdown. We’ll focus most sharply on the latest developments and the effects the shutdown is having on students, on advanced research projects and programs, on our community, and much more. 4 p.m. MU, Pan-Afrikan Sankofa, Rm 213. Lightly catered, open to all.

Thursday, Jan. 24

African Americans Against the Bomb  —  As part of OSU’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration, Dr. Linda Marie Richards will review some of the historical arguments to “ban the bomb” made by Indigenous and African American leaders and then facilitate a discussion about social justice and the current nuclear arms race. Primary documents will be available for viewing at the Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC) during the event. Richards teaches for the School of History, Philosophy and Religion and is currently working on her book “Human Rights and Nuclear Wrongs.” She is co-PI on the National Science Foundation grant, “Reconstructing Nuclear Environments and the Downwinders’ Case.” 4 p.m. SCARC.

Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series — The School of Arts and Communication’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series presents printmaker April Vollmer at 7 p.m. in C&E Hall at the LaSells Stewart Center. A pre-talk reception begins at 6 in the Myrtle Tree Alcove. The event is free and all are welcome. Vollmer is the 2019 Norma Seibert Print Artist and artist in residence in art this week. She will be working with printmaking students, reviewing their work and will create a limited edition original print for the Norma Seibert Scholarship Printmaking Patron  event in May.

Friday, Jan. 25

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series — David G. Lewis, Instructor in the School of Language, Culture & Society at OSU, will give a lecture titled, “Traditional Land Claims of the Western Oregon Tribes.”  Lewis will speak from 12 to 12:50 p.m. in LINC Room 302. This event is part of the OSU Anthropology Program’s Lecture Series. Questions? Contact: Joan Gross at jgross@oregonstate.edu

Music à la Carte — Sunghee Kim (piano) and Jessica Lambert (violin). Works by Franck and more. 12 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge.

A Celebration of Gospel Music: Concert Remembering the Love, Leadership and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — OSU’s Office of Institutional Diversity along with University of Oregon’s Division of Equity and Inclusion is sponsoring this concert featuring Pastor William McDowell, Phil Thompson, Callie Day and the UO Gospel Choir. 7 p.m., Matthew Knight Arena, University of Oregon.

The Oregon Symphony — SAC Presents the Oregon Symphony in Corvallis at 8 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center. Markus Stenz conducts the Beethoven Symphony No. 1, Arvo Part’s “Fratres” and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish.” Note: Childcare is available (pre-registration and fee required) through OSU KidSpirit’s Adult Nite Out program. Lumos wine and light food are available for purchase. Tickets are available here

Upcoming Events

Super Kids and Ideal Immigrants  In this talk, Center for the Humanities fellow Cari Maes (SLCS) will discuss her new research on the history of public health policy and national development in Latin America. Focusing on mid-20th-century Vargas-era Brazil, Maes’s talk considers the symbolic and structural contours of nation-building when doctors become statesmen and mothers and infants become both arguments for policymakers and icons of imagined nationhood. She’ll also introduce new questions about the role of modern medicine within the politics of development. Monday, January 28, 4 p.m. Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.

Taking Stock of #metoo: How Far Have We Come? — What has happened since the #metoo movement went viral in 2017? How far have we come at OSU and in the Corvallis community? Women in Policy invites you to a panel discussion on changes and challenges with speakers from SPP and OSU SARC, among others. Come hear from our speakers, ask questions, and share your own experiences. Friday, February 1, 12 p.m. MU 206.

“Holy Week: The Story of the 2016 Sacred Peace Walk” and “Making Waves: The Rebirth of the Golden Rule”  Learn about nuclear abolition efforts in two short films with documentary filmmaker, James A. Knight. Total screening for both films is under 1 hour followed by Q & A and discussion. Friday, February 1, 3:30 p.m. Milam Hall, Room 319.

Honors & Awards

Marisa Chappell, Associate Professor of History, has been appointed as a Russel Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar. The RSF is pleased to announce the appointment of nineteen leading social scientists as visiting scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year. While in residence, they will pursue research and writing projects that reflect the foundation’s commitment to strengthening the social sciences and conducting research to “improve social and living conditions in the United States.”

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Lisa Price, Professor of Anthropology, has published the edited volume with Dr. Nemer Narchi, oceanographer and cultural anthropologist at Colegio de Michoacán · Centro de Estudios en Geografía Humana. L. L. Price and N. Narchi (Eds.) “Coastal Heritage and Cultural Resilience.” New York: Springer. Dec. 2018.

Two publications by anthropology faculty, assistant professor Emily Yates-Doerr, have just been translated to non-English languages. “Does Meat Come From Animals? A multispecies approach to classification and belonging in Highland Guatemala” (American Ethnologist, 2015) was translated to German as part of the book, “NaturenKulturen: Denkräume und Werkzeuge für neue politische Ökologien.” Edited by Friederike Gesing, Michi Knecht, Michael Flitner, and Katrin Amelang. Transcript press (2019). https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-4007-6/naturenkulturen/. Also, “Cuts of Meat: Disentangling Western Nature-Cultures” (Cambridge Anthropology). Was translated to Portuguese, (with commentary) as part of a special issue in Tecnologia e Sociedad. https://periodicos.utfpr.edu.br/rts/article/view/8181

Ron Mize, Associate Professor of Language, Culture, and Society, presented “State of Latinx Oregon– 2019” to the Latino Network’s Unid@s VII for Oregon Latin@ Leadership Program on Friday, January 11, Northwest Health Foundation: Portland.  Data from the presentation will be forthcoming in a report soon to be published by the Oregon Latino Agenda for Action.

Stacey Smith, Associate Professor of History, acted as the historical consultant for an exhibit entitled “California Bound: Slavery on the New Frontier, 1848 – 1865,” which is currently on display at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit tells the little-known story of enslaved African Americans in early California and their freedom struggles leading up to the US Civil War.

Director of Bands Chris Chapman was the invited guest conductor at the Mona Shores Band Workshop in Muskegon, Michigan on January 18-19. Chapman lead high school bands from throughout the region in rehearsals and in concert.

Coordinator of Contemporary Music and Research Dana Reason’s conceptual score “Dueling Ditties for Pointed Percussionists” was published by Pitzer College in the catalog “Instruments of Accountability” by Elana Mann. The score includes illustrations by Paris Myers, an OSU honors college student double majoring in art and engineering.

Katherine Spinella, instructor of art, is included in “<SCRIPT>,” an experimental art platform for artists mining the digital landscape. The multi-platform public art event, asks questions about the digital landscapes that charge, change and exist in tandem to our everyday lives. Participating artists work to understand things like human interconnectedness, language and transgressions of the female form through the lens of our digital landscape. This experimental art platform exists as a conversation series, publication and exhibition. Spinella is part of the conversations that start in February leading up to the exhibition and publication in June in which she’s also included. https://www.digitalexhibition.space/

Instructor of Art Anna Fidler has an exhibition at Johansson Projects in Oakland from January 19 through March 16. An opening reception will be held on February 1. The exhibition, “Her Kind,”  is titled from a poem by Anne Sexton and explores subjects such as human energy, femininity and the supernatural.

In June 2018, Gregg Walker, professor of speech communication, presented two marketplace sessions at the 12th Community-Based Adaptation Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi: “Systems Thinking Tools for Community-Based Adaptation,” and “Collaborative Alignment: A Framework for Community-Based Collaborative Action for Adaptation.”  Professor Walker also gave two presentations at the Adaptation Futures Conference in Cape Town, South Africa in June 2018: “The Universities Network for Climate Capacity (UNCC): Linking South and North for Capacity Building and Adaptation,” and “Collaborative Alignment: A Framework for Community-Based Governance.” In November, Walker was a guest scholar at the Northern Arizona School of Communication. He presented an afternoon seminar, “Collaborative Alignment as a Framework for Community-Based Governance: Cases from the Forest and the Coast,” and an evening campus talk: “Negotiating Climate Change: The Path to Paris, to Poland, and Pursuing 1.5 degrees C.”

In November 2018, Speech Communication faculty members Shannon Cruz and Walker presented a paper at the National Communication Association annual conference: “Human Dimensions and Implementing Climate Change Policy: The Paris Agreement, Universities, and Building Capacity for Action.” At that same conference, Walker received the J. Robert Cox Award in Environmental Communication and Civic Engagement from the Environmental Communication Division.

Recurring Events

The Little Gallery  “Celebrating Traditional Asian Dress and Culture.” The installation includes dress worn for ceremonial occasions and cultural objects, including a painting of bamboo by Zheng Yie, Bizen pottery from Okayama Prefecture, a Janggu ( drum)  for traditional Korean music, and traditional Korean masks. The exhibition runs from January 22-March 22.

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