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CLA This Week — 5/6/19


Monday, May 6

School of Psychological Science Spring Colloquium Series — Kalina Lamb will give a talk entitled, “Understanding potential mechanisms linking religiosity to substance use in sexual minority youth” at 4 p.m. in Reed 219. 

The Depictions of Others: How Media Images Can Contribute to Dehumanizing and Demonizing the Other — Student Panel: Ahmed Al-Assadi, Emily Carter, Francisco Carlos Catibayan, Mohammed Shakibnia. Introduction and Moderation: Dr. Philipp Kneis, Political Science Program. The student panel will look at depictions of others in popular culture. Examples may range from the depictions of aliens and monsters on popular science fiction and fantasy shows, to more explicit representations of otherness in media. 4:30-6 PM, Bexell Hall 417.

Social Justice Works — Please join the School of Language, Culture and Society, CLA Career Development, and The CO. for a talk with CLA and WGSS graduate alum, Stephanie McClure, currently serving as a Survivor Advocate and Violence Prevention Specialist at OHSU. McClure will share her experience designing new approaches to health advocacy, lessons learned, and ideas for all to participate in the anti-violence movement. Her talk will take place on in the Bexell Hall Lounge from 5-6:30 p.m. A reception will follow – all are welcome!

Ideas Matter Series on the Philosophy of Food  Latinx Food Justice: Bringing Labor Back In, a talk by Ron Mize, associate professor of Language, Culture and Society. “Far too many conversations on food justice leave out one important element the labor responsible for cultivating, harvesting, and transporting food from fields to table. The central role of Latinx labor cannot be understated in the food justice equation and I will share my work with farmworker justice organizations and movements to bring Latinx laborers to the table.” And Nourishing Resistance: Latinx Food Strategies for Environmental Justice, a talk by Robert Figueroa, associate professor of philosophy. Figueroa’s talk will present cases of Latinx communities resisting environment injustices by restorative food strategies. 6 p.m., Milam Hall, Room 319.

Wednesday, May 8

OSU Authors and Editors Recognition — A night celebrating editors of books and a discussion featuring Lisa L. Price for “Costal Heritage and Cultural Resilience,” Susan Shaw with Patti Duncan, Kryn Freehling-Burton, Nancy Staton Barbour and Jane Nichols for “Women’s Lives Around the World: A Global Encyclopedia and Edward P. Weber for Governing Oregon: Continuity and Change.” Reading and reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 South Jefferson. More event info here.

Trek Wars: Visions of Heroic Women — For over 40 years, “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” have excited generations of fans with memorable heroes and visions of the galaxy. Join us for the second annual Trek Wars event at Oregon State where we try to decide: which universe has the most compelling heroic women characters? Panelists include Randall Milstein, Astronomer in Residence with the NASA Space Grant Consortium; Joseph Orosco, a professor of philosophy and peace studies; Chryss Allaback, a theater professor and Eugene Trek Theatre’s artistic director; and Emily Simpson, a recent graduate of the OSU History of Science graduate program and a space historian, as well as an astronomy professor at OSU. Prizes will be given for outstanding cosplay (costumes are not limited to “Star Trek” or “Star Wars,” but any sci-fi universe), as well as for your “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” trivia knowledge! Pizza will be provided. 6 p.m., LINC, 210.

Friday, May 10

2nd Annual OSU Undergraduate Humanities Conference –  The conference will take place 9-2 p.m., MU, Journey Room 104.

Music à la Carte — OSU Brass Ensembles, 12 p.m., MU Lounge. 

Upcoming Events

The Victorians’ Queer CollectionsMegan Ward teaches in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, and her current research project explores the worldmaking properties of Victorian literary realism as an early form of virtuality that connects it with the contemporary digital archive. In this talk, she’ll discuss how looking to the Victorian novel’s queer collections outside the conventions of archiving—such as hoarding, counterfeiting, and wasting—can help us re-examine our archival methods, especially the notion of the archival “find.” Monday, May 13, 4 p.m., OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.

Honors & Awards

The CO•, the group behind the Corvallis Maker Fair and related maker advocacy events throughout the year, received a Vice Provost Award for Excellence on Thursday, May 2. The CO• was selected other with 9 other initiatives from across OSU that exemplify the University’s commitment to outreach and engagement. The Vice Provost Awards for Excellence were created in 2007 by Scott Reed, Vice Provost of University Outreach and Engagement, to encourage and reward efforts to create and nurture healthy communities, a healthy planet, and a healthy economy. These awards celebrate the co-creation of problem-solving action that addresses the needs and priorities of a specific community, county, region, state, or beyond.

  • The CO•’s leadership and exhibitor teams have included many CLA representatives over the past 5 years, including Charles Robinson, Ray Malewitz, Kaitlyn Wittig, Christine Gallagher, Yuji Hiratsuka, Mike Gamble, Megan Ward, Liddy Detar, Michael Boonstra, Dana Reason, Julia Bradshaw, Cole Crawford, and scores of undergraduate students.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Professor of Philosophy Joseph Orosco presented a paper on Ralph Waldo Emerson and Mexican thinker Lorenzo de Zavala on white supremacy in the U.S. At the 4th Annual Latinx Philosophy conference at Marquette University, in Milwaukee, WI on May 3.  He was representing an organization he helped to found, the Society for Mexican American Philosophy. Also: “Trek Wars” an upcoming event organized by Orosco was covered by the Gazette Times.

Associate Professor of Modern European History Kara Ritzheimer was featured in an article in The Corvallis Advocate about her research and writing on girls and girlhood during the Third Reich.

Professor of History Paul Kopperman and Holocaust Memorial Week at OSU received wide spread coverage in the Gazette Times and the Daily Barometer.

A Phish Conference organized by Assistant Professor of Philosophy Stephanie Jenkins was featured on NPR’s KLCC, Eugene’s local public radio station.

Instructor of Music Ryan Biesack performed at the First Friday Art Walk at The Davis in Eugene with guitarist Olem Alves and pianist Torrey Newhart. This is the 10th year that the trio has been regularly performing on this monthly series. In Corvallis, Biesack will perform at Interzone on Monday, May 6 with his BMW (Biesack, Mutschler, Willis) trio featuring saxophonist Ben Mutschler and guitarist Steve Willis.

Assistant Professor of Music Sandra Babb was an invited adjudicator for the Oregon Student Activities Association state choir sight reading sessions from April 29 – May 1 at The LaSells Stewart Center. Babb also conducted the Oregon Music Educators Association District XI elementary honor choir on Friday, May 3.

Assistant Professor Kerry Skarbakka screened his experimental video, “All In” at the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival on April 26 and 27 at the Creative Arts Center at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Chosen to run on a continuous loop over the 2-day period of the festival, the video is from his current series, “White Noise,” and depicts the antagonist in final preparation for an act of hate as he makes the full transformation from white nationalist to white supremacist.

Recurring Events

OSU Theatre — Presents Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility.” Withycombe Hall Main StageMay 9-11 and 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. and May 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets and information at: https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sac/theatre

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.

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