Monday, Oct. 7
Home Economics: Food, Money, and Emotions in Victorian Britain — Emma Griffin, professor of Modern British History at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, will discuss the sharing of resources among families in Victorian Britain to shed light on why so many remained on the margins of the country’s newfound prosperity. 4pm, Autzen House. Join us after the talk for good food, drink, and conversation during a reception from 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Mexican-Origin Foods, Foodways, and Social Movements: Decolonial Perspectives — SLCS Scholar in Residence Dr. Devon Peña will discuss and sign copies of his co-edited work, which received the “Best Edited Volume – 2018” award by The Association for the Study of Food and Society. 5-6:30 p.m., Autzen House.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
Decolonizing the Rhizosphere and Gut Microbiomes: Indigenous Agroecology, Heritage Cuisine, and Community Health — Dr. Peña will discuss how food sovereignty and indigenous agroecology are pathways to the recovery of the health of the soil and the community. 4-5:30 p.m., Memorial Union, Room 109.
OSU Album Club — Get together with other music enthusiasts to listen to and discuss some of the greatest recrods of all time. This week: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles. Facilitated by Bob Santelli. 7 p.m., Community Hall, Room 303. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, Oct. 10
TRIAD Lecture — Brett Burkhardt will speak on “Private prisons in an era of mass incarceration.” 12 p.m., MU 211. TRIAD lectures are free and open to the public; lunch is $13 and can be reserved by contacting Janice Nave-Abele, email@example.com. More about TRIAD at https://triad.oregonstate.edu/.
Friday, Oct. 11
Indigenizing the Anthropology of Food: Connecting Dirt to Gut and Body to Spirit, Pedagogical Reflections — Dr. Peña will discuss his approach to teaching “Anthropology of Food”, and pedagogical innovations that emphasize the “dirt to gut” connection and that connect food to social movements. Part of the Anthropology Lecture Series, 12 p.m., LINC 268.
Music à la Carte — Kathryn Brunhaver (cello) and Grant Mack (piano). Works by Beethoven and Bridge. 12 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge. Free and open to the public
Flash Panel on Impeachment — Want to know more about what impeachment is, how it works, what issues are at stake, and what it might mean for the Trump presidency and the future of American politics? Come hear OSU faculty specialists and your Oregon State Senator reflect on the current impeachment investigation of Donald Trump. Bring your questions and ask the experts. 4 p.m., LINC 128.
Sigrid Schultz, the Chicago Tribune, and the Third Reich — David Milne, visiting scholar at the Center for the Humanities, is professor of Modern History at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. In this talk, he’ll discuss his new biography of Chicago Tribune journalist Sigrid Schultz, who worked as the first woman Bureau Chief in Berlin during the rise of Nazi Germany. Monday, October 14, 4pm, Autzen House.
Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series — Joan Truckenbrod is a pioneering digital artist who has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally. Recently her digital artwork was included in an exhibition titled “Programmed: Rules, Codes and Choreographies in Art from 1965 to 2018” and in the Digital Artwork Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Wednesday, October 16, C&E Hall at The LaSells Stewart Center. Light reception, 4:30 p.m. Public talk, 5:30 p.m.
American Strings — Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5, R.E.M. ) of The Baseball Project. Veteran rockers talk music and baseball and perform. Hosted by Bob Santelli. Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 p.m., The Majestic Theatre. Tickets here.
An Evening with Jazz and Blues Guitarist Wayne Goins & Friends — Goins is a legendary guitarist, recording artist and author. He is the founder of Little Apple Records and a Distinguished Professor of Jazz Studies at Kansas State University. Goins will be joined by some of the mid-Valley’s favorite jazz artists: Joe Manis, saxophone; Sean Peterson, bass; Torrey Newhart, piano; and OSU Jazz Band Director Ryan Biesack, drums. Thursday, October 17, 7:30 p.m., The Majestic Theatre. Tickets here.
Ignite Research Colloquium — “Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Research: Impact on Individuals, Communities, and Public Policy.” Enjoy a fun, informal afternoon with colleagues from the College of Education and the College of Public Health and Human Science. Each faculty member will be given two minutes to speak about their research passions and expertise to spark interdisciplinary conversations. This is a forum for faculty to meet each other in an informal venue. A reception will follow. Friday, October 25, 3:30-5 p.m. presentations, 5-6 p.m. reception. Hallie E Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, Tammy Bray Leadership Conference Room (HFC 115). Registration for presenters is required by Oct. 11.
Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity
Professor Emerita of Theatre Arts Charlotte Headrick published: “‘With Hope for a Better Life’: Jaki McCarrick’s ‘Belfast Girls'” in “Reading Ireland,” Summer 2019, and “History of Shakespeare in Production at Oregon State” for Benton County Historical Society, July 29, 2019, Benton County Museum, Philomath.
Associate Professor of New Media Communications and Speech Communication Joshua Reeves published a chapter entitled “Surveillance” in the “Routledge Handbook of Communication and Security.” After discussing the links between communication studies and surveillance studies, the chapter examines the surveillance potential of Amazon Echo and related smart home technologies.
Art professor Julie Green was featured in the Los Angeles Times Entertainment & Arts Section on October 2. Read the article here.
Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education Wesley Brewer recently gave a presentation at the International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education at the University of North Texas. His study examines narratives of social class as portrayed in documentary films about music education. The symposium included presentations by scholars from Norway, Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy, South Africa, Canada and the United States.
Instructor of Music Ryan Biesack performed with Halie Loren at the Jazz Station in Eugene on October 3 and at the Florence Performance Center in Florence, Oregon on October 5. On Friday, October 4, Biesack performed at the Davis in Eugene with the Olem Alves Trio.
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Geoff Barstow’s new book “The Faults of Meat: Tibetan Buddhist Writings on Vegetarianism” was just published by Wisdom Publications on October 1, 2019.
The Corvallis Odd Fellows held their third annual Unsung Heroes dinner September 26, 2019. They honored Veterans for Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter member Linda Richards, history senior instructor, as the “Unsung Hero” from the Corvallis VFP chapter.
Christopher McKnight Nichols, an associate professor of history and director of the Center for the Humanities, has been featured in a number of news outlets discussing the impeachment inquiry:
Portland Politics Talk TV KATU “Your Voice, Your Vote” with Steve Duin on September 29
OPB Think Out Loud on September 25
KATU News on September 25
KMTR on September 24
Associate Professor Ron Mize of the School of Language, Culture and Society is one of 42 historians listed in a recently filed amicus brief to the Supreme Court involving the Trump administration’s rescission of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. Hearings will be held November 12 but the brief is available online.
Professor of English Neil Davison’s article, “Ivy Day”: Dublin Municipal Politics and Joyce’s Race-Society Colonial Irish-Jew, appears in the latest issue of “Journal of Modern Literature,” Summer 2019 vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 20-38.
SLCS faculty member David Lewis will appear on two panels at the Engaged Humanities: Partnerships between Academia and Tribal Communities conference held at the University of Oregon November 8-9. You can find more information about the conference here.
Fairbanks Gallery — Lucy Copper and Granite Calimpong, “Seeing is Deceiving.” Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. monthly on the third Thursday for the Corvallis Art Walk. Runs Oct. 7-30, Fairbanks Hall.
Giustina Gallery — My Secret Double: An International Exhibition. Join us for a unique, juried show from Pacific Northwest artists and a traveling exhibition from Latvia, Estonia and Kazakhstan. This immersive, collaborative show will demonstrate that depression, addiction and suicide are global issues, but not without hope. Related events exploring the intersections of art and mental health will be offered throughout October. Runs Oct. 1-30, Giustina Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center.