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CLA This Week — 11/4/19

Monday, Nov. 4

School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series — Regan Gurung will give a talk entitled, “Deep dives into learning: Challenges and developments in teaching general psychology” at 4 p.m., LINC 314.

Center for the Humanities-OSU Honors College Summer Interns Symposium — Through a partnership between CFTH and the OSU Honors College, students Maia Insinga (Psychology), Mahal Miles (Public Health), and Mohammed Shakibnia (Political Science & Philosophy) were awarded summer internships to collaborate with faculty mentors on research projects in their chosen fields of study. Check out the calendar event listing to learn more about their projects, and come hear them discuss their work at 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

OSU Gallery Walk — A cooperative of galleries on campus will host the first OSU Gallery Walk on from 4-7 p.m. Galleries will be open in the evening for self-guided tours, and some will have refreshments available. Participating galleries are: Concourse Gallery in the Memorial Union; Fairbanks Gallery of Art in Fairbanks Hall; Giustina Gallery in the LaSells Stewart Center; The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall; Micro Gallery, 234 Nash Hall; and Strand Gallery, 440 Strand Agriculture Hall. Gallery Walk maps will be available at each location. Admission is free. For more information, contact Andrew Nigon, andrew.nigon@oregonstate.edu

OSU Album Club — Get together with other music enthusiasts to listen to and discuss some of the greatest records of all time. This week: A Love Supreme by John Coltrane. Facilitated by Bob Santelli. 7 p.m., Community Hall, Room 303. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Native Americans in Sci-Fi — Join the Anarres Project for Alternative Futures in celebrating Indigenous History Month by discussing representations of Native Americans in science fiction. We will consider the way indigenous people have been portrayed in major sci-fi franchises and then watch Nanobah Becker’s short film, “The 6th World” which depicts the salvation of humanity on Mars by a Navajo/Dine scientist. Pizza will be provided. Space is limited. 6 p.m., Milam 301.

The Champinefu Lecture Series The Kalapuya Mounds will take place at 7 p.m. in the Majestic Theater and is co-hosted by The Spring Creek Project and the Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club. Archaeologist Tia Cody will share her research into the historical Kalapuya Mounds that were once found across the region but have been lost to agricultural practices, land development, and theft. This event is free and open to everyone.  

SAC Presents — Nobuntu, female a cappella group from Zimbabwe, with special guest Bella Voce, the OSU women’s choir. Nobuntu is known for its inventive performances of music ranging from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro jazz to gospel. 7:30 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets and info.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Rewilding a Mountain” — Film Screening & panel discussion. This film captures the rewilding of Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in Southeastern Oregon, unraveling an unsettling controversy that challenged the core identity of the West and follows a team of scientists who ask the question: what happened here? Free pizza, 6 p.m. Film starts at 6:30 p.m. Gilfillan Auditorium (NE side of Wilkinson Hall).

OSU Choirs Fall Sing! — Featuring the OSU Meistersingers, Bella Voce and the OSU Chamber Choir. 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. $10 advance, $15 door. OSU students and K-12 youth free. CAFA discounts apply. Advance tickets available at: liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/fallsing

Friday, Nov. 8

Music à la Carte — Northwest Piano Trio, 12 p.m., MU Lounge.

Upcoming Events

American Strings — An Evening with Carlene Carter. The daughter of June Carter Cash of the Carter Family and the stepdaughter of American music legend Johnny Cash, Carlene Carter blends her traditional roots with her own take on country music. Join Bob Santelli for an American Strings evening of conversation and music as a bit of Nashville comes to Corvallis. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 pm, The Majestic Theatre. Tickets available here.

The Visiting Writers Series Ilya Kaminsky, National Book Award Finalist and author of the widely acclaimed “Deaf Republic” (Graywolf 2019), will read in LINC 128 on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.


The Faculty Senate Executive Committee (EC) has teamed up with the Office of Undergraduate Education to undertake a broad reconsideration of the Baccalaureate Core. To begin this process, we are holding a series of listening sessions for Bacc Core stakeholders: faculty, students, unit supervisors, advisers and other personnel involved with developing, administering and teaching Baccalaureate Core courses. Please consider attending at least one of the below sessions to discuss with us your experiences and ideas about the current Bacc Core and its future shape and content. For those who cannot attend any listening session, or who have additional comments, there is an opportunity to offer extended commentary and feedback via a Qualtrics survey here.
November 5, 3-5 p.m. 4001 ALS         
November 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. FURM 102      
November 12, student session, 4-6 p.m. MU 206 Asian/Pacific-American Room        
November 21, 4:30-6:30 p.m. MU 109  
December 5, 1-3 p.m. LINC 128 

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Professor of English Anita Helle has published “Electroshock and Plath’s Convulsive Poetics,” in “Sylvia Plath inContext” (Cambridge UP 2019) and a book chapter on medical narrative, “Fragile Archives: Questions of Survival, Rhetorical Listening, and Breast Cancer Narrative,” in “Retellings: Feminist Research in Rhetoric and Composition” (Southern Illinois UP 2019). She presented a paper on “Plastic Modernisms” at the annual meeting of the Modernist Studies Association in Toronto on October 19.

History instructor Linda Richards and student Mahal Miles were featured in an ICAN news post regarding their NSF workshop at OSU.

OSU Center for the Humanities Director and Associate Professor of History, Christopher McKnight Nichols was on OPB’s Think Out Loud news roundtable on Friday, November 1.

Instructor of Guitar Cameron O’Connor was a featured performer on the Music from the Beartooths Concert Series in Red Lodge, Montana. O’Connor performed a solo recital featuring his own compositions and arrangements, and a duo recital with soprano Lynell Kruckeberg.

Congratulations to art instructors John Whitten and Katherine Spinella, co-founding board members at Carnation Contemporary, a gallery, in Portland. Carnation Contemporary has been featured in Hyperallergic as one of Portland’s 10 most exciting venues.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Emily Yates-Doerr has two new publications. “An Unfinished War” was published in “Anthropology Now” (11:1-2:57-73). “The Ethnographic Fact: A Discussion of Ethics in Anthropological Fieldwork” was published in “Somatosphere.” Both are open access. 

Horning Professor in the Humanities Emerita Anita Guerrini delivered the 71st Historia Medica lecture at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine on October 16.  She spoke to an overflow crowd on her prize-winning book “The Courtiers’ Anatomists: Animals and Humans in Louis XIV’s Paris” (Chicago 2015).  The previous day she spoke to Washington University’s Eighteenth-Century Salon on her current research on giants, fossils, and nationalism. An interview with Prof. Guerrini on “The Courtiers’ Anatomists” appeared in the October issue of the History of Science Society’s “Newsletter.”

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