Monday, May 13
The Victorians’ Queer Collections — In this talk, Megan Ward (SWLF) will 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.” 4 p.m., OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.
2019 Ideas Matter Series on the Philosophy of Food: The Moral Standing of Animals in Buddhist and Euro-American Philosophy — A talk with Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Dr. Geoff Barstow and Applied Ethic Master’s Candidate Bjørn Kristensen. Barstow’s research focuses on the practice of vegetarianism and animal compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Kristensen will give an overview of the concept of speciesism, and discuss several philosophical perspectives on the moral status of nonhuman animals. Light catering, 5:30 p.m., Milam Hall, Room 319A. Lecture, 6 p.m., Milam Hall, Room 319.
Thursday, May 16
RESCHEDULED — The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series talk featuring Hrag Vartanian is being rescheduled to next school year and will be announced in the fall.
Friday, May 17
Phish Studies Conference — The first-ever academic conference devoted to the music, fans, and culture of the improvisational rock band Phish. The three-day event will take place on May 17-19 in the Memorial Union. Registration is required. Visit the conference website for registration, schedule and event details: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/phish2019/.
Music à la Carte — OSU Chamber Orchestra, 12 p.m., MU Lounge.
The Visiting Writers Series — Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir, “Whip Smart” (St. Martin’s Press, 2010), and the essay collection, “Abandon Me” (Bloomsbury, 2017). “Abandon Me” was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, a Publishing Triangle Award finalist, an Indie Next Pick, and widely named a Best Book of 2017. Febos will be reading at The Valley Library Rotunda at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 19
“Healing the Symptoms: Recovery and Access” —A Phish Studies Conference panel session, sponsored by OSUDN. John Boatner, “Addressing Addiction within the Phish Community Through the Phellowship,” Ross Brillhart, “Hearing Recovery: The Potentiality of Sonic Experience and Affinity for Health,” Joel Gershon, “‘Inside This Silent Scene, All Are Free’: An Assessment of Accessibility Issues Facing Deaf/Hard of Hearing (HoH) Fans at Phish Concerts.” ASL interpretation will be provided. Additional accessibility information available via the conference website. This conference panel is open to the OSUDN community. Please RSVP via email to email@example.com. All other conference events require registration via the conference online portal. 9-10:30 a.m., MU Horizon.
“Feminist Formations” Journal Special Issue Launch — Roundtable discussion features two recently published issues, “Feminist Teaching for Social Justice” and “Critical Feminist Exits” with journal editor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Professor Patti Duncan, special issue guest editor, Ethnic Studies Professor Marta Maldonado, and article authors, plus a student-led collaborative art session on Monday, May 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Centro Cultural César Chávez.
Rumor in the Archive: Denunciations, the BDM Girl, and Gestapo Case Files — In this talk, Associate Professor of Modern European History Kara Ritzheimer will discuss the ways rumor and gossip became political tools during the Third Reich, how Nazi jurists used the law to muzzle criticism, why the BDM girl became a topic of derision, and how historians should approach the rumors they encounter in the archives. Monday, May 20, 4 p.m., OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.
2019 Ideas Matter Series on the Philosophy of Food: “Martialing the Power of Food Sovereignty Movements to Feed Climate Change Mitigation” — A talk by Dr. Samantha Noll, an assistant professor in The School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs (PPPA) at Washington State University and Dr. Nick Foreman, an instructor of history at Oregon State University. Monday, May 20. Light catering, 5:30 p.m., Milam Hall, Room 319A. Lecture, 6 p.m. Milam Hall Room 319.
Corvallis-OSU Symphony — Mahler Symphony No. 9. Monday, May 20, 7:30 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. Ticket info at: cosusymphony.org
Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity
Instructor of History Linda Marie Richards testified in Salem in front of the Oregon Senate Rules Committee support of Senate Joint Memorial-5, (which she helped compose with the Oregon Physicians for Responsibility) to align the state of Oregon with the aspirations of the 2017 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. In early spring, she taught and facilitated two entire days of de-escalation training with volunteer “Suggestions Only” improv actors for OSU Public Safety. Richards was recently selected for the Humanities/Honors College internship this summer for her project “Ways of Knowing Radiation”. She will also be presenting a workshop at the UBC in Vancouver at “Nuclear Dialogues” on UN Technical Experts and Human Rights, June 2, 2019.
Professor of Piano Rachelle McCabe performed her collaborative program “Variations on a Theme of Extinction” on April 22 at the international climate change conference Climate Change and Consciousness in Findhorn, Scotland.
Instructor ofGguitar Cameron O’Connor was featured in several events at the Corvallis Guitar Festival on May 11: he and James Bishop collaborated on a lecture-demonstration about 19th-century guitars and their music. He also directed the OSU Guitar Ensemble as the opening act at a concert featuring GRAMMY Award winning guitarist Bill Kanengiser, who performed as both a solo artist and with the guitar ensemble. O’Connor also performed in Portland as part of Kanengiser’s “Diaspora Project” at Portland State University on Sunday, May 12. The Portland performance featured the Oregon premiere of Sergio Assad’s “The Walls.” Earlier this month, O’Connor performed a duo-concert of all-Japanese music with Ikuo Inoue on the Casa della Zisa concert series in Portland.
Assistant Professor of Photography, Kerry Skarbakka’s work is included in “Time Returns: A Continuous Now” at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY. The show opens May 10 and runs from May 11-August 4, 2019.
Instructor of Art Lorenzo Triburgo will be the keynote speaker at In Our Own Voices: Culture / Identity, the Society for Photographic Education NW Regional Conference in Fairbanks, Alaska this fall. Triburgo will discuss trans-queer art and activism in relation to his art and research projects.
On Thursday May 16, Associate Professor Julia Bradshaw is speaking about her work at the Freien Kunstschule Stuttgart in the context of international cultural exchanges in the arts: “Kunst als eine Form der Soft-Diplomatie.” Throughout May, she is also lecturing and sharing her photographic and video projects with professors and students at the Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, and Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe. On May 15, at Turn Turn Turn in Portland, one of Bradshaw’s videos will be screened by The Creative Music Guild accompanied by the sounds of Instructor of Music Michael Gamble’s MeteOrchestra and their experimental, improvised music in front of a live audience.
As part of an international consortium, Associate Professor of Pyschology Kathleen Bogart developed a standard set of health outcome measures to improve care for pediatric facial palsy. The result was published last week: Butler, D. P., De la Torre, A., Borschel, G. H., Hadlock, T. A., Beurskens, C., Bogart, K. R., Mejia, A. C., Coombs, C., Copeland, J., Diels, J., Gonzelez-Otero, T., Graham, L., Ishii, L., Malhotra, R., Martinez, A. McKinley, L., Robinson, M. W., Suominen, S., Takushima, A., Vazquez Curiel, E., Wachs, F. L. & Grobbelaar, A. O. (2019). An international collaborative standardizing patient-centered outcome measures in pediatric facial palsy. “JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.” Advance online publication.
OSU Theatre — Presents Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility.” Withycombe Hall Main Stage, May 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 Little Gallery and World Languages and Cultures Exhibition — “Re-Imagining Multilingualisms at OSU,” an exhibition of creative works by students of LING 251: Languages of Oregon (State University). On view May 6-17 with three days of student presentations May 13, 15, and 17 from 9-9:50 a.m. The creative works reflect the topics of the course including social justice issues around language bias and discrimination on OSU’s campus as well as ways to envision a more linguistically just future. The Little Gallery is located in 210 Kidder Hall.
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.