Tuesday, March 5
Nation of Immigrants: A Short History of An Idea — Lecture by Mae Ngai, 2018-19 University of Oregon, Wayne Morse Chair. Ngai is a professor of Asian American Studies and history at Columbia University. Her research focuses on immigration, citizenship, and nationalism. She is the author of “Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America” (2004), which won six major book awards; and “The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America” (2010). Lightly catered, open to all. 4 p.m., MU Room 208 La Raza.
Wednesday, March 6
The Critical Questions Lecture Series: Childhood, Postcolonial Discourse, and African Literature — Dr. Olakunle George is a Professor of English and Africana Studies at Brown University. The lecture considers ways in which children and the idea of childhood are depicted in postcolonial African literature written in English. George will explore the connections between literature, individuality and collective social experience in African countries since the 1960s. The lecture will take place in MU Room 206, 4-5:15 p.m.
OSU Ukulele Club — Ukuleles provided! No experience necessary. 5 p.m., Interzone.
Thursday, March 7
OSU Brass Studios — 7:30 p.m., MU Lounge.
Friday, March 8
OSU Anthropology Lecture Series — Beverly Seckinger, Professor in the School of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of Arizona, will give a lecture titled, “Going Native? Navigating the Blurry Line Between Participation and Observation while Filming ‘Hippie Family Values.'” Seckinger will speak from 12-12:50 p.m. in LINC Room 302. The film will be shown at the Darkside Theater at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. Admission $8. This event is part of the OSU Anthropology Program’s Lecture Series. Questions? Contact: Joan Gross at email@example.com
Music à la Carte — OSU Chamber Strings, 12 p.m., MU Lounge.
Literary Northwest — A reading and conversation with Gary Fisketjon, Vice President and Editor-at-Large at Alfred A. Knopf, and Keith Scribner, OSU MFA program faculty member and author of four novels. The most recent, “Old Newgate Road,” will be featured in a reading and conversation at LINC 128 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 9
SAC Presents: Turtle Island Quartet with Pianist Cyrus Chestnut — 7:30 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St. $30-35 advance, $35-40 door. OSU students free with ID. CAFA discounts apply. Advance tickets at: liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sacpresents
Newly Scheduled Book Launch — Join CLA faculty for a celebration of Coastal Heritage and Cultural Resilience, which explores the knowledge, work and life of Pacific coastal populations from the Pacific Northwest to Panama. Lisa Price and Nemer Narchi (eds). Presentations will be made by: Peter Betjemann, Anita Guerrini, Ana Spalding, Lisa Price, Bradley Boovy, Lore Cramer, Shelley Jordon, Joseph Krause and Luhiu Whitebear. Monday, March 11, 3-4:30, MU Room 213 Pan-Afrikan Sankofa.
Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity
Professor Emerita of Ethnic Studies Erlinda Gonzales-Berry recently published a novel titled “Rosebud: Population 7.” Her book is “a powerful testimony of the meaning of growing up in tightly knit Hispano Mexicano family in the plains, llanos, of New Mexico, but whose story is full of journeys, full of courage, full of vicissitudes, full of happiness, but mostly full of family love.”
Assistant Professor of Photography Kerry Skarbakka spoke on a panel, “Ripple Effects: Art and the Political Realm” at the Torrance Art Museum on Saturday, March 2. Next week, Wednesday March 13, Skarbakka will return to Los Angeles, to talk about his art and current exhibition at the TAM with the photography students at California State University, Fullerton.
Along with David Biespiel and Christopher McKnight Nichols, Charlotte Headrick organized a November 13, 2018 poetry reading in memory of the end of World War I. Headrick also performed five roles in British dramatist Caryl Churchill’s “Love and Information” in late February at the Albany Civic Theater. She will be the narrator for ‘The Carnival of the Animals” which will be the finale of the Willamette Apprentice Ballet concert to be held at the LaSells Stewart Center on March 8.
Professor of History Christopher McKnight Nichols was on OPB’s Think Out Loud with Dave Miller on Friday, March 1 as part of the news roundtable, discussing the Michael Cohen hearings, the new rent control law in Oregon, the death of Secretary Dennis Richardson and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s presidential campaign announcement.
The OSU Music Production Program was recently featured in an article by Audient, a United Kingdom based professional audio industry technology supplier. The OSU Snell Hall studio prominently features the Audient ASP8024 Heritage Edition mixing console, and the article highlights both the music technology program at OSU and the student experience of using the state-of-the-art equipment throughout their studies.
Director of Bands Chris Chapman presented a session at the Northwest National Association for Music Education conference in Portland, Oregon on February 15 titled “Being Vulnerable to the Art.” Chapman was also an invited guest conductor of the Kansas Intercollegiate Band in Wichita, Kansas from February 21-22.
Recordings made by Coordinator of Music Technology Jason Fick of the Neave Trio and the American Chamber Players for Chamber Music Corvallis have been airing on the “Played in Oregon” program over the past few weeks. The series is broadcast by All Classical Portland (KQAC) and is rebroadcast by various stations throughout Oregon, Alaska, California and other repeater stations throughout the country.
Instructor of Voice Amy Hansen and Instructor of Guitar Cameron O’Connor performed in recital at the Corvallis Guitar Society and on All Classical Portland’s “Thursdays@Three” program on March 7. The duo will also be presenting an open rehearsal at 7:00pm on March 13 in Community Hall 204, a concert in Corvallis on March 15 and a concert in Astoria on March 17.
University Theatre — Presents “The Little Prince” by Rick Cummins and John Scouliar, from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. March 1 & 8 at 7:30 p.m. and March 2-3 and 9-10 at 2 p.m. Withycombe Hall Main Stage. Tickets and info. at https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/theatre
OSU Opera – Puccini’s “La Rondine.” Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m. Ashbrook Independent School, 4045 SW Research Way. Tickets $10 advance, $15 door. OSU students and K-12 youth free. CAFA discounts apply. Advance tickets online at: liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sacevents
The Fairbanks Gallery — “Body Marks,” work by Ariel Baron-Robbins, Ellen Mueller and Michael Namkung will be exhibited from Feb. 11-March 7. For information and hours, check here.
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. Runs through March 22 in 210 Kidder Hall.