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CLA This Week — 1/28/19


Monday, Jan. 28

School of Psychological Science Winter Colloquium Series — OSU’s Dr. Sarah Dermody will give a talk entitled, “Dynamic risk processes for substance and relapse: Two applications of the time-varying effects model” at 4 p.m. in Reed 219. 

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. 4 p.m. Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.

Friday, Feb. 1

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. 12 p.m. MU 206.

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series  Dave Schmitt, research associate in anthropology at Southern Methodist University, will give a lecture titled, “Twenty Years Under the Canopy: Archaeological and Ethnoarchaeological Investigations in the Northern Congo Basin Rain Forest.”  Schmitt will speak on  from 12-12:50 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 — Sarah Kwak (concertmaster of the Oregon Symphonny) and Cary Lewis, piano. 12 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge.

“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. 3:30 p.m. Milam Hall, Room 319.

The Visiting Writers Series  Tomás Q. Morín is the author of “Patient Zero” and “A Larger Country,” winner of the APR/Honickman Prize and runner-up for the PEN Osterweil Award. He translated Pablo Neruda’s “The Heights of Macchu Picchu” and the opera “Pancho Villa from a Safe Distance.” Morín will be reading at 7:30 pm, The Lab Theatre, Withycombe Hall.

Upcoming Events

“Eating Animals” Film Screening & Discussion — Based on the best-selling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, “Eating Animals” is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Wednesday, February 6, 6 p.m. MU Lounge. Free vegan pizza.

From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy — Sarah B. Snyder traces the influence of human rights activists and advances a new interpretation of U.S. foreign policy in the “long 1960s.” A major work of international and transnational history, “From Selma to Moscow” reshapes our understanding of the role of human rights activism in transforming U.S. foreign policy in the 1960s and 1970s and highlights timely lessons for those seeking to promote a policy agenda resisted by the White House. Snyder is a historian of U.S. foreign relations, an award-winning author and an associate professor at American University’s School of International Service. Thursday, February 7, 4 p.m. MU, La Raza, Room 208.


Online Book Club — Join OSU Professor Susan Bernardin for a thought-provoking online group discussion on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Underground Railroad.”  Through our online platform, you can chat, participate and add to the conversation whenever it is convenient for you. Whitehead has been selected as the 2019 recipient of Oregon State University’s Stone Award for Literary Achievement and will be visiting Corvallis on April 1. Presented by the College of Liberal Arts and the OSU Alumni Association, this book club runs Feb. 11 – 28. Register today!

The Honors College and the Center for the Humanities are pleased to invite applications from faculty/undergraduate partners for a new summer internship program. Up to two $5,000 fellowships will be awarded to support Honors College undergraduates working with College of Liberal Arts faculty members during summer, 2019. Work can also contribute to the intern’s Honors College thesis. The $5,000 fellowship will provide $4,500 in pay to student interns and $500 to faculty applicants. Applications must be submitted jointly by one faculty supervisor and one Honors College undergraduate by Friday, April 5th at 5:00 p.m. For additional details and application instructions, visit https://honors.oregonstate.edu/honors-college-center-humanities-summer-internships.

Honors & Awards

School of Language, Culture and Society Professor Larry Roper was selected as the 2019 recipient of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA)’s Lifetime Achievement Award! Founded “in 1924 by May L. Cheney, ACPA has nearly 7,500 members representing 1,200 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and around the world. ACPA members include graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in student affairs/higher education administration programs, faculty, and student affairs educators, from entry level to senior student affairs officers, and organizations and companies that are engaged in the campus marketplace.”

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Associate Professor and Director of the Center for the Humanities Christopher McKnight Nichols just appeared with commentary on the government shutdown in “Favoritism Or Economics: Oil And Gas Permitting During The Shutdown” by Cooper McKim which ran on Wyoming Public Radio and with a spot on National Public Radio on Jan. 25, read and listen here.

Director of Bands Chris Chapman was the invited guest conductor of the California All-State Band. At the event, held in conjunction with the National Association of Music Merchants in Anaheim, California, Chapman lead the wind ensemble, which draws the finest high school band musicians from across southern California. In addition to other works, Chapman conducted “Odds and Un-evens,” a new composition by OSU director of athletic bands Olin Hannum.

Instructor of Voice Amy Hansen facilitated the National Association of Teachers of Singing Cascade chapter auditions in Portland, Oregon. The event was held at the University of Portland and drew 130 accomplished singers ranging from high school student to trained adults.

Instructor of Guitar Cameron O’Connor recently performed with Oregon Symphony violinist Ryan Lee as part of Classical Up Close’s “Pop Up Concerts” initiative. Classical Up Close is a chamber music organization directed by musicians of the Oregon Symphony that presents monthly outreach concerts for underserved communities in the Portland-metro area. O’Connor also presented an interactive program of Spanish music with Flamenco dancer Susana Elena at the George Nye Library in Los Angeles, California.

Instructor of Oboe Martin Hebert performed with the Oregon Symphony on Friday, January 25 as part of the SAC Presents Series at The LaSells Stewart Center. Hebert has been principal oboe of the Oregon Symphony since 2006 and previously held principal positions in the Florida Orchestra, Savannah Symphony and the Mexico City Philharmonic.

Coordinator of Contemporary Music and Research Dana Reason was featured as pianist on “The John Heward Quintet,” a new album posthumously issued by Mode Records in New York City. Heward, who passed away in Fall, 2018 was the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Paul-Emilie-Borduas prize for visual arts and was considered one of Canada’s leading visual artists. Other performers included Barre Phillips (upright bass), Lori Freedman (clarinet) and Joe McPhee (saxophone).

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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