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CLA This Week — 4/29/19


Monday, April 29

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.

Reflections on the Holocaust — Holocaust survivor Stephen Nasser, who was 13 when he was deported to Auschwitz in 1944, will speak as part of the university’s 33rd annual Holocaust Memorial Week. 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.

Tuesday, April 30

OSU Authors and Editors Recognition —A night of celebration for OSU work in fiction and poetry featuring David Biespiel for his book “The Education of a Young Poet,” Nick Dybek for his book “The Verdun Affair,” John Larison for his book “Whiskey When We’re Dry,” Elizabeth Sheehan for her book “Modernism à la Mode: Fashion and the Ends of Literature” and Megan Ward for her book “Seeming Human: Artificial Intelligence and Victorian Realist Character.” 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.

“From Persecution to Annihilation: Hitler’s Decision to Proceed with the Final Solution” — A talk by Holocaust historian Christopher R. Browning at 7:30 p.m. in Milam Auditorium. Browning, the author of more than a dozen books on the Holocaust. His book “The Origins of the Final Solution,” focuses on the evolution of the Nazi plan to exterminate the Jews of Europe, and his talk will focus on that topic. A book-signing will follow the lecture.

Wednesday, May 1

Guitar en Route: Made in Japan — Featuring guitarists Cameron O’Connor and Ikuo Inoue and printimaker Yuji Hiratsuka. 7:30 p.m., Community Hall 303. Free and open to the public, seating extremely limited. RSVP at: liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/musicevents

“The Other Nazi Genocide” — A lecture by University of Oregon Professor Carol Silverman at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 13. Silverman, a scholar of Romani society and culture, will speak on the “Porajmos,” or the devouring, an assault on the Romani people of Europe, often called Gypsies. She will also discuss the history and persecution of and violence toward the Roma, including present-day discrimination in Europe.

Wednesday, May 2

 “Reporters Without Borders and Pictures on the Radio Present a Tribute to David Gilkey” — The College of Liberal Arts, School of Arts & Communication, Orange Media, and the Center for the Humanities are hosting a tribute to David Gilkey, April 29-May 23 in the Fairbanks Gallery of Art in Fairbanks Hall. The exhibition honors and remembers the photography of Gilkey, who was killed along with NPR’s Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna, on June 5, 2016. A Portland native, Gilkey studied photojournalism at OSU and worked on the Daily Barometer newspaper and provided photos for the yearbook. 

  • An opening reception will take place in the gallery from 4:30-6 p.m. NPR Morning Edition host David Greene and Pictures on the Radio’s Claudine Kent will speak at the event, which is free and open to the public.
  • Following the reception, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Union Horizon Room, there will be a panel talk on Journalism Today: Changes and Challenges, moderated by the Center for the Humanities’ Christopher McKnight Nichols. The panel will feature Greene and Kent as well as NPR Sports Reporter Tom Goldman and KLCC’s Anni Katz. The event is free and open to the public (seating is limited).

DAMchic Spring Launch Party — We will be celebrating the release of DAMchic’s spring magazine with a fashion show featuring OSU students and designers, a live dance performance, installation art, drinks, and a raffle! Join us from 6:30-8 p.m. in the SEC Plaza.

“Weaponizing Hatred: What, if anything, can be done to reduce the flow of hate speech?” — A panel discussion featuring OSU faculty at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 109. Katherine Hubler will discuss a Nazi-era German tabloid that regularly used “fake news” to demonize Jews. William E. Loges will explain why hate speech so often finds a home in social media. Daniel Faltesek will discuss a project that he and several of his students undertook during the midterm elections to track and categorize tens of thousands of anti-Semitic tweets.

Friday, May 3

Music à la Carte — Abigail Sperling, flute; Victoria Wolff, cello; Susan McDaniel, piano. Performing works by Kuhlau, Popper, Saint-Saens and Villa-Lobos. 12 p.m., MU Lounge. 

Literary Northwest  John Larison’s “Whiskey When We’re Dry” has been named a best book of summer by Goodreads, Entertainment Weekly and was a September 2018 Indie Next Pick. It was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, and is currently being adapted into a feature film. Larison will be reading at The Valley Library Rotunda at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 5

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. 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.

Upcoming Events

The Oregon State International Film Festival returns this spring as a pop-up festival. On four Saturdays in a row in May and June, we will bring you short and feature-length films from around the world! All films will be screened at the Darkside Cinema in downtown Corvallis, presented by the School of Language, Culture and Society and the School of Writing, Literature and Film. More details and the line-up are under https://www.facebook.com/pg/DasFilmfest.us/events/ and on the website of the Darkside Cinema.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Flo Leibowitz (SHPR) delivered comments on “The Structural FeAtures of Appreciation” at the American Philosophical Assn. Pacific Division Annual Meeting in Vancouver BC. The papers compared and contrasted the activity of art appreciation to the activity of “striving play” (after C. Thi Nguyen).

On April 11-12 Philosophy Professor Sharyn Clough co-facilitated a 2-day workshop with Paul K. Chappell on Peace Literacy Skills and Curriculum-Building for faculty and administration at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC, Canada. Clough was also interviewed by an online Interfaith news site for her peace literacy curriculum building for kids: http://www.theinterfaithobserver.org/journal-articles/2019/4/8/peace-in-nuclear-times-resources-for-kids.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Emily Yates-Doerr has two new publications out this week. “No Relation” was published in a Cultural Anthropology special series on Embodied Ecologies. ” For people feeling Central America, hunger may not look like hunger” (co-authored with Megan Carney) was published on Latino Rebels.

School of Writing, Literature, and Film Associate Professor Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder has recently published an article on a public risk communication campaign connected to earthquake preparedness in the Pacific NW. His research focuses on how users generated unique, affectively laden responses to that campaign. The article, “Risk Selfies and Nonrational Environmental Communication,” appears in “Communication Design Quarterly” 7, no. 1 (2019): 73-84.

Assistant Professor of Psychology Sarah Dermody has a new publication in the Journal of LGBT Youth called “Sexual minority female youth and substance use disparities across development.” https://doi.org/10.1080/19361653.2019.1598313

Associate Professor in SLCS Ron Mize was quoted about the increasing use of H-2B visa workers in a Mediumstory published by John Washington entitled “U.S. Immigration Policy Is Held Together With Band-Aids,” Available online at: https://medium.com/s/story/u-s-immigration-policy-is-held-together-with-band-aids-931019797b9f

Associate Professor of Latinx Studies & Ethnic Studies Daniel López-Cevallos recently published the following: Flórez KR, Katic BJ, López‐Cevallos DF, et al. The double burden of food insecurity and obesity among Latino youth: Understanding the role of generational status. “Pediatric Obesity.” 2019; e12525. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpo.12525

Instructor of Music Amy Hansen performed as soloist in a performance of the newly published reconstructed version of W.A. Mozart’s “Great” Mass in C minor on April 28 with the Festival Chorale at the Elsinore Theatre in Salem. The new edition of the work gathers together “musical scraps” left behind by Mozart that were used in performances  during the composers lifetime and since gathered by scholars in an attempt to complete the entire mass.

Instructor of Music Michael Gamble recently performed several shows throughout the San Francisco Bay area with acclaimed drummer Scott Amendola from The Nels Cline Singers and bass player Nate Brenner of Tune-Yards. Next week, Gamble will head to New Orleans, Louisiana to perform at the 50thanniversary New Orleans Jazz Festival, where  he will collaborate with Todd Sickafoose, James Singleton, Justin Peake and many other notable musicians.

Instructor of Music Dana Reason’s composition “She Breathes Water” was premiered at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon on April 26. The work is part of the collaborative installation “Desert Reflections: Water Shapes the West” on display at the museum through September 29.  Other collaborators included Bend spoken word artist Jason Graham a.k.a. MOsley WOtta, Klamath Modoc visual artist Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, and Eugene-based mixed-media art collective Harmonic Laboratory. OSU faculty and students from many disciplines contributed research to the project: Andrew Myers (art faculty), Jayanthi Joseph (microbiology graduate student), Janie Anderson (undergraduate music), Max Winer (undergraduate music and religious studies), Paris Myers (undergraduate bioengineering and fine arts).

Instructor of Guitar Cameron O’Connor was a featured performer on the “Classical Up Close” chamber music series presented by musicians from the Oregon Symphony at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Portland. Following the performance, O’Connor was interview on stage by Portland All-Classical Radio host Christa Wessel.

Assistant Professor of Music Technology Jason Fick was recently elected as president for the College Music Society Pacific Northwest Chapter. CMS is a long-standing institution in the academic music area; the Pacific Northwest chapter has nearly 300 active members.

Jun Bum Shin, assistant professor of graphic design, has an interactive media (data visualization) exhibition titled, “Korean Gardens, A Mystic Promenade: The Creation of Strolling Through” at the Seoul Arts Center, Hangaram Design Museum, in Seoul, Korea, April 18-May 19.

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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