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CLA This Week — 4/22/19


Tuesday, April 23

The George & Dorothy Carson Memorial Lecture: Transgender Identities and the Police in Nazi Germany — Lecture by Dr. Laurie Marhoefer. Before the Nazis came to power, Germany was one of the global centers of trans activism and home to a thriving subculture of people with transgender identities. This talk looks at transgender activism before 1933 and discusses what happened to trans people under the Nazi State. Free and open to the public. Tuesday, April 23, 4 p.m., MU, Journey Room, 105.

OSU Authors and Editors Recognition — A night of history, politics, and ethnic studies featuring Nicole von Germeten, who will discuss her book “Profit and Passion: Transactional Sex in Colonial Mexico” and Ron Mize for his book “Latina/o Studies.” Reading and reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 South Jefferson. Find future OSU Authors and Editors Recognition event info here.

The 60’s: The Decade That Changed America — Woodstock, Revisited. A conversation with Woodstock publicist Rona Elliot and official Woodstock photographer Henry Diltz. Hosted by Bob Santelli. Tuesday, April 23, 7 p.m., La Sells Stewart Center. 

Wednesday, April 24

Voter Suppression —  The 2018 midterm elections saw the highest level of voter turnout for a midterm election in the past century. Join us for a lively panel and Q&A discussion on the past and current mechanisms, court cases, and philosophy behind voter suppression in the United States. 4:30 p.m., MU, Pan-Afrikan Sankofa, Room 213. Lightly catered, open to all.

Thursday, April 25

A “Social Justice Works” Event with Andi Zeisler — Zeisler, the co-founder of BITCH Media, will share how she went from handing out paper zines in the back of her car, to launching BITCH Media, one of our most prominent feminist responses, in print and on the web, to mainstream media and popular culture. “Social Justice Works” is a professional development initiative designed to support our students to explore strategies for enacting social justice values in diverse professional settings and envision careers in which they can thrive and advance public action. Sponsored by the School of Language, Culture and Society, The School of Writing, Literature and Film, and The CO. 4 p.m., Bexell Hall Lounge. For more information, please contact SLCS at liddy.detar@oregonstate.edu

Speech Communication and New Media Communications Guest SpeakerDr. Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, from the University of Arizona, will present a talk entitled, “Self-Objectification in Adolescence: Investigating the Roles of Traditional Media and New Communication Technology Contexts.” Dr. Stevens Aubrey’s research focuses on how media affects the emotional, mental, and physical health of young people, including issues related to sexuality and body image. 5:30 p.m., LINC 228.

Progressive Voices Presents Cian Westmoreland 2019 Whistleblower Tour —Former U.S. Air Force Drone Technician now working to protect the human rights of border refugees speaks about the responsibility of nations to resist drone strikes that violate international laws. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd.

Friday, April 26

Music à la Carte New Works by Kathryn Louderback (composer & pianist), 12 p.m., MU Lounge. 

Interested in Disability Studies? — Want to help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion? If so, join the OSU Disability Network and the Disability Studies Center for the Humanities Research Cluster for our upcoming events: “Fables and Futures: A Few Notes on Writing, Research, and Publication” talk by George Estreich12 p.m., Milam Hall, Room 301.

Sunday, April 27

First Annual NW Collegiate Biomedical Ethics Conference — Sponsored by the Oregon State University Bioethics Society. 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Memorial Union. Feel free to contact us at oregonstateuniversitybioethics@gmail.com if there are any questions or concerns. More information can be found here.

Upcoming Events

Reflections on the Holocaust — Holocaust survivor Stephen Nasser, who was 13 when he was deported to Auschwitz in 1944, will speak Monday, April 29, as part of the university’s 33rd annual Holocaust Memorial Week. Nasser, who now lives in Nevada, was the only survivor among his 21-member family of Hungarian Jews. While he was imprisoned, he kept a diary that later served as the basis for his memoir, “My Brother’s Voice,” and a play, “Not Yet, Pista.” Nasser’s talk will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. Copies of Nasser’s book will be available for purchase and he will sign books following the lecture. The talk is free but attendees are encouraged to reserve free tickets in advance to secure a seat. Tickets can be obtained online at http://bit.ly/2Gb4LTK.

2019 Ideas Matter Series on the Philosophy of Food  “Livestock: Ontology and Ethics” talk by Dr. Erin McKenna, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon. In her talk, she will explore how the ontological beliefs of farmers and consumers impact the lives and deaths of livestock animals.“The Ontology and Ethics of Mayonnaise” talk by Dr. Joey Tuminello, Instructor of Philosophy at OSU & LBCC. In his talk, he will explore the ontological and ethical assumptions undergirding the recent legal controversy between Just, Inc. and Unilever regarding the FDA’s definition for mayonnaise and whether a vegan product should be allowed to be labeled as “mayo.” Free and open to the public. Monday, April 29, 6 p.m., Milam Hall, Room 319. Light catering in Milam Hall, Room 319A at 5:30 p.m.

Register Now for The Chrysalis Symposium: Courageous Transformation for the Climate Crisis — Scientists have given us an urgent timeline to cut greenhouse gases. Join us for an afternoon symposium with climate change thought leaders, practical workshops, and a reception with community discussions to help make the connections we’ll need for the years ahead. Sunday, May 5, LaSells Stewart Center, 12 to 7:30 p.m. Free and open to everyone; registration required. Sponsored by the Spring Creek Project. Learn more and register here.


CFP: 2019-2020 Humanities Research Clusters — The OSU Center for the Humanities invites proposals for 2019-2020 Humanities Research Clusters. Supported through a partnership with the Office of the Provost, this program offers scholars with expertise in different disciplines the opportunity to explore a topic of shared interest in common and in depth. Deadline: Monday, June 3. More information and a link to application instructions are available online: https://humanities.oregonstate.edu/research-clusters

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Instructor of Trumpet Jay Chen was invited to adjudicate the Oregon School Activities Association state solo competition on April 27. The competition features the most outstanding high school musicians from throughout Oregon, who earned spots by winning their regional solo competitions.

Instructor of Voice Amy Hansen was an invited adjudicator at the Oregon School Activities Association middle school solo and ensemble competition held recently in Corvallis at Linus Pauling Middle School.

Instructor of Guitar Cameron O’Connor performed by invitation the invocation for the opening of the Oregon State Senate on the senate on April 17 at the state capitol building in Oregon.

Instructor of Jazz Ryan Biesack (drums) recently performed at Bomb’s Away Café in Corvallis with his trio, featuring OSU Associate Professor of History Ben Mutschler on saxophone and guitarist Steve Willis. Biesack also performed on Friday, April 12 at the Laurelwood in Eugene with saxophonist Steve Owen and guitarist Mike Denny. Biesack’s trio will also perform locally on April 26 from 6-8 p.m. at 2 Towns Ciderhouse.

Instructor of Music History Kimary Fick, Assistant Professor of English Tekla Bude and Instructor of Music David Servias will present the premier performance of their new ensemble the “Little Chamber Trio” on Saturday, April 27 from 1-3 p.m. at Margin Coffee in Albany. The trio specializes in historically informed performance practices with a mission of making the music of the 17th and 18th centuries accessible to a broad public. The program will include works by lesser-known female composers, including Elizabeth Turner and Elisabetta de Gambarini, and music from 18th-century publications retrieved by Fick during archival work in Berlin, Germany.

Prof. Emerita of Theatre Arts Charlotte J. Headrick presented a paper, “History into Drama: Elizabeth Kuti’s ‘The Sugar Wife'” at the annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies in Boston, MA in March.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Stephanie Jenkins and the Phish Studies Conference she has organized were covered in “Rolling Stone” in an article titled “Oregon State University to Host First Phish Academic Conference”.

Associate Professor of History and Director of the OSU Center for the Humanities Christopher McKnight Nichols commented on facts related to the War Powers Act and Yemen Resolution, April 17, 2019: “Fact-checking the Bernie Sanders town hall on Fox News” (PolitiFact).

Associate Professor of Philosophy Robert Figueroa is presenting his current work “Latinx and Environmental Justice,” at the annual Earth Day speaker for the University of Texas, El Paso. His visit is hosted by the UTEP President’s Advisory Committee on Campus Sustainability, the Green Fund, the Center for Environmental Resource Management, and the Center for Inter-American Border Studies. Additional to his talk, Figueroa has several visits meeting with border and migrant groups, as well as several Latinx collectives combating environmental justice issues in El Paso, and directions for the Advisory Committee on Campus Sustainability.

Students from Ethnic Studies 357H “Farmworker Justice Movements,” under the direction of SLCS Associate Professor Ron Mize, created a public website to highlight the five organizations they studied last quarter (Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Migrant Justice, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos Noroeste, and United Farm Workers) in terms of contracts, networks and synergies, organizational structure, mission and goals, and current campaigns.  You can locate the page at: https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/slcs/farmworkers

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Emily Yates-Doerr has two new publications out this week. Both are open access:

Professor of Art Julie Green will speak about recent creative work at The Performing Arts Center at Rosa Villa Senior Living Community, 13505 SE River Road, Portland, on Saturday, April 27 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Instructor of Art Anna Fidler has paintings from her series “Cherry Bomb” included in an exhibition titled “Figuratively Speaking”  at At Liberty in Bend through May 25. Fidler’s subjects from “Cherry Bomb” include portraits of female rock icons from the 70’s. Fidler will give an artist talk on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. Fidler also attended the Foundations: Art Theory and Education 17th Biennial conference, “Foundations in Flux,” April 4-6 in Columbus, OH, where she presented on the topic of experiential learning in the classroom during a round table panel titled “Free Beer and Other Exciting Ways to Get Folks to Gather, Talk and Generate Creative Ideas.”

Professor of Art Shelley Jordon is the featured speaker for the da Vinci Days STEAM series talk on art on Tuesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. Jordon is a painter and moving-image artist who explores interior and exterior worlds and connections between past and present experiences. She will talk about her current exhibition in Fairbanks Gallery, as well as other current work relating to water. Oregon Art Beat was on campus last week and also met with Jordon at her studio in Portland to film a feature on her, scheduled to air in the fall.

Recurring Events

The Annual da Vinci Days STEAM Speaker Series will offer the public opportunities to explore the art and science of waves, from the depths of the ocean to the haunting tones of a one-of-a-kind musical instrument and the intersections of art and water. Following the theme of “Making Waves,” the free, family-friendly presentations will be held every Tuesday in April at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2500 SW Western Ave. in Corvallis. The talks begin at 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Find more information about each presentation here.

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