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CLA This Week — 3/11/19


Monday, March 11

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. 3-4:30, MU Room 213 Pan-Afrikan Sankofa.

Revisiting the “Age of Affluence:” How Post-war Social Science Misread the World — A research-in-progress talk by Allison Hurst, Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Public Policy. Hurst will discuss how the historically anomalous period of flattened inequality after World War II was interpreted and misinterpreted by social science, and she’ll trace the repercussions that manifest in our current state of politics. 4 p.m., OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.

Diffusions 5: A Music Technology Concert — OSU Music Production & Technology program. 8 p.m., Community Hall 303, 1650 SW Pioneer Place.

Tuesday, March 12

“Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin” Film Screening — Join us for the Corvallis premiere of this award-winning documentary film. LaSells Stewart Center C&E Hall, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Conversation with the director Arwen Curry to follow film. Free and open to everyone with no tickets required. Sponsored by the Spring Creek Project, the Anarres Project, OSU Center for the Humanities, and the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative. Learn more.

OSU Guitar Ensemble — 7 p.m., Community Hall 303, 1650 SW Pioneer Place.

Thursday, March 14

OSU University Chorale — 7:30 p.m., First Congregational, 4515 SW West Hills Road.

Friday, March 15

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series — Christina Package-Ward, an Anthropologist in the Fisheries Social Science Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will give a lecture titled, “Working as an Applied Anthropologist in Fisheries Policy: Social Impact Assessment, Oral Histories, and A Smidge of Fieldwork.”  Package-Ward 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

Saturday, March 16

OSU Choirs: Orange & Black Concert  7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. $10 advance, $15 door. OSU students and K-12 youth free. Advance tickets at: liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sacevents

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 1

Stone Award Lecture with Colson Whitehead — The Stone Award for Literary Achievement honors a major American author who has created a body of critically acclaimed literary work and has been—in the tradition of creative writing at OSU—a dedicated mentor to succeeding generations of young writers. 2019’s recipient is Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, author of “The Underground Railroad.” 7:30 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. To register visit: http://bit.ly/stoneawardwhitehead.


NW Collegiate Biomedical Ethics Conference — Oregon State University Bioethics Society announces the first annual NW Collegiate Biomedical Ethics Conference, April 27, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please submit your abstract (200-word limit) by March 17, 5 p.m. PST. You can submit your abstract here: https://goo.gl/forms/uPDqPArYZtM9Dbii2. For more information on the conference and abstract submissions and guidelines visit our Facebook page Northwest Collegiate Biomedical Ethics. Feel free to contact us at oregonstateuniversitybioethics@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Stone Award — Get your free tickets now for the 2019 Stone Award, presented this year to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead. Whitehead will speak at the Corvallis campus on April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center.  Tickets are free, but should be reserved in advance here: http://bit.ly/stoneawardwhitehead

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Assistant Professor in Religious Studies, Geoff Barstow edited a special issue of the Études Mongoles et Sibériennes, Centrasiatiques et Tibétaines that was published March 2019. The issue is titled “Animals in the religion and culture of the Tibetan Plateau.”

Associate Professor of History Christopher McKnight Nichols featured as lead interview/keynote essay in the Seoul National University Journal of International Affairs, based on his Carnegie Fellowship research and related writing: Christopher McKnight Nichols, “Isolationism, Internationalism, and the USA’s “America First” Policy in Historical Perspective,” Seoul National University “Journal of International Affairs,” Vol. 3 (2), March 2019: 1 – 22

Assistant Professor of Music Technology Jason Fick was an invited guest composer March 1 and 2 at the 30th annual Festival of Contemporary Art Music held at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, where his recent piece “I’m the Expert” was performed.

Professor of Piano Rachelle McCabe performed her concert “Variations on a Theme of Extinction” addressing climate change in Fairbanks, Alaska for the Northern Alaska Environmental Center on February 22. The concert which addresses the crisis of global climate change through the music of Rachmaninoff and spoken word will be repeated at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 10.  On March 2, McCabe hosted Corvallis-OSU Piano International’s People and Pianos Day at the Benton County Public Library.

Instructor of Music Amy Hansen gave the guest lecture in a series being hosted by Classical Conversations in Albany discussing the music of Handel. Next week, Hansen will give a talk on differentiating between Baroque and Classical music, followed by a talk a works by Bach and Mozart. The series draws 100 K-12 youth and their tutors.

Coordinator of Contemporary Music and Research Dana Reason performed at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City on March 6 with distinguished musician and composer Roscoe Mitchell as part of the 2019 Artists Studio Series, held in the newly restored Veterans Room. Notable ensemble members included Thomas Buckner, Joseph Kubera and William Winant. The concert was curated by jazz composer and MacArthur fellow Jason Moran. Reason also performed on March 4 at Spectrum in Brooklyn with the Re:Soundings Trio (Catherine Lee, oboe and John Savage, flute).

Instructor of Bassoon Ann Kosanovic-Brown recently performed with the Seattle Symphony in a concert featuring internationally renowned violinist Joshua Bell. Next week, she will perform as principal bassoon with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra, followed by a stint with the Portland Chamber Orchestra.

Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education Sandra Babb conducted the Colorado All State Middle School Women’s Choir from March 7-8 for the Colorado Music Educators Association in Denver, Colorado.

Instuctor of Music Ryan Biesack’s jazz trio, with saxophonist Ben Mutschler and bassist Steve Willis have resumed their residency at Interzone Coffee, performing there at 7:30pm the first Monday of each month. The trio performs original compositions and jazz favorites.

Instructor of Guitar Cameron O’Connor and Instructor of Voice Amy Hansen performed on Portland All Classical radio’s “Thursdays at Three” program in advance of their upcoming concerts. The featured O’Connor’s recently published arrangement of Richard Wagner’s “Traume.” An archived recording can be found at: https://player.allclassical.org/archives/

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. Runs through March 22 in 210 Kidder Hall.

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