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CLA This Week — 2/11/19


Monday, Feb. 11

School of Psychological Science Winter Colloquium Series — Amber Fulz will give a talk entitled, “The effects of social anxiety and assumed similarity on interaction perception over time” at 4 p.m. in Reed 219. 

Walter Hamady and the Extravagance of Letterpress — Walter Hamady, founder of Perishable Press Limited, is an artist and poet celebrated for his inventive approach to bookmaking and the printed arts. In this talk, Center for the Humanities fellow Karen Holmberg (SWLF) will examine how Hamady engages extravagance—visual, material, and temporal—to explore and press meaning from each convention of book and page. 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

The 60s: The Decade that Changed America — “Bob Dylan and 1960s America: A conversation with historian Sean Wilentz” will be held at 7 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall. Wilentz is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1979. His writings on music have focused on folk traditions and contemporary rock and roll, especially the work of Dylan. 

Friday, Feb. 15

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series — Sara Gonzalez, Assistant Professor in Anthropology at the University of Washington, will give a lecture titled, “Finding a Grand Ronde Way: The Field Methods in Indigenous Archaeology Field School.”  Gonzalez will speak 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 — OSU Percussion Ensemble, 12 p.m., MU Lounge. 

Saturday, Feb. 16

The Ecology of Creative Space: An Oregon Humanities Public Conversation Project — How can the natural world—of which we are a part—inspire more creativity in the places we live, work, and play? Join facilitator Maesie Speer, programs director at the Caldera Arts Center, for a workshop that will engage your mind and imagination with creative activities and discussion. Sponsored by the Spring Creek Project. 6 p.m., Corvallis Public Library’s Main Meeting Room.

Upcoming Events

White Nationalism, the Academy and the Nation  A interview and conversation with author and Pulitzer Prize winner Eli Saslow. Saslow is a regular contributor to “The Washington Post,” and most recently authored “Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist.” Dr. Eliza Young Barstow will be conducting the interview, and she is seeking to generate interview questions that represent the interests and concerns of theOSU and Corvallis community. If you would like to pose a question, please do so hereFebruary, 28, 4:30 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center, C & E Auditorium. 

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Instructor of Guitar Cameron O’Connor performed a recital as an invited featured guest artist at the Corvallis Guitar Society. The program included original Mexican and Spanish works and O’Connor’s own arrangements and original compositions.

Coordinator of Music Technology Jason Fick’s composition “I’m the Expert” was performed on February 1 at the 18th Biennial New Music Festival at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. The composition was one of 20 selected from a pool of nearly 800 international applicants.

Instructor of Voice Amy Hansen was an invited adjudicator at the district solo and ensemble contest in Redmond, Oregon.

Director of Choral Studies Steven Zielke lead the Corvallis Repertory Singers in a performance of Franz Josef Haydn’s “The Creation.” Zielke is artistic director of the Corvallis Repertory Singers, a semi-professional vocal ensemble dedicated to performing choral literature at the highest level. The vocal soloists included assistant professor of choral music education Sandra Babb and OSU opera director Anthony Eversole.

Associate Professor of History Marisa Chappell was interviewed for a mini-series by the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest (at Villanova University) called “1968 in Hindsight: Six Key Issues from an Iconic Year.” She is featured in Episode 1: Income Inequality. It can be accessed here. Chappell also has been active in organizing events at the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, working with Terrance Harris to create programming around the upcoming visit of Colson Whitehead, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Underground Railroad,” and this year’s Stone Award winner.

Associate Professor of New Media Communications Daniel Faltesek published “Two States of the Union,” in response to the State of the Union address as a feature story on Medium. You can read his article here.

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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