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CLA This Week — 11/12/19

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Songwriters in the Round — Hosted by Bob Santelli. 7 p.m., Bexell Hall Lounge.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Social Justice Works — “So You Want to Start Something New: Creating The Social Justice ‘Start-Up'” with Sarah Cunningham (Anthropology, OSU Food Pantry) and Brandon Trelstad (OSU Sustainability). Students are encouraged to bring their own social justice “start-up” ideas to share and discuss. 3 p.m., Waldo 252. Free and open to all. For more information contact Liddy.Detar@oregonstate.edu or check out the event on Facebook.

Bearing Witness”  Religious Meaning in Bioethics. A book talk by Dr. Courtney S. Campbell. In his recent book, Dr. Campbell draws on his experience as a teacher, scholar, and a bioethics consultant to propose an innovative interpretation of the significance of religious values and traditions for bioethics and health care. 4 p.m., MU 208: La Raza. Lightly catered.

Cuba Study Abroad Information Sessions — Join Professor Ron Mize (School of Language, Culture & Society) and Instructor Tiffany Palaniuk (ESOL/Dual Language Endorsement Lead, College of Education) for this unique opportunity to learn about and experience Cuba in 2020. Information sessions will be held: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 5-6:30 p.m., Waldo Hall 201A and Tuesday, Nov. 19, 5-6:30 p.m., Waldo Hall 252.

American Strings — An Evening with Carlene Carter. The daughter of June Carter Cash 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 evening of conversation and music as a bit of Nashville comes to Corvallis. 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 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Staging Habla de Negros”: Radical Performances of the African Diaspora in Early Modern Spain — A lecture by Dr. Nicholas R. Jones. This talk uncovers an interdisciplinary exploration of white appropriations of black African voices in Spanish theater from the 1500s through the 1700s. By placing early modern Iberia in conversation with discourses on African diaspora studies, Jones showcases how black Africans and their descendants who built communities in early modern Spain were rendered legible in performative literary texts. Dr. Jones is an assistant professor of Spanish at Bucknell University. 5 p.m., MU 208: La Raza. Lightly catered.

OSU Lyric: The Overture Series — Mozart, Sexual Politics and the Patriarchy. 7 p.m., Imagine Coffee, 5460 Philomath Blvd.

Friday, Nov. 15

Interested in Disability Studies? — Want to help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion? If so, join the OSU Disability Network for our upcoming event: Gabe Merrell, “Physical Accessibility Initiatives at OSU” from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Milam 319A. Accommodations for disability can be made by emailing jenkstep@oregonstate.edu or calling 541-737-6517.

Music à la Carte — OSU Jazz Ensemble Combo, directed by Ryan Biesack, 12 p.m., MU Lounge.

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series — Dr. Giovanni Svevo, Co-Founder and Technical Director of Actus srl, Italy, will present “Ancient Spaces: Examples of Geospatial and Web-Mapping Applications in Archaeology” from 12-12:50 p.m. in LINC 268. For further information, please contact Dr. Shaozeng Zhang at Shaozeng.zhang@oregonstate.edu.

Upcoming Events

Captain John Saris and the First British Voyage to Japan, 1611-14 — Come learn about the extraordinary experiences of John Saris, who, on a trade mission for the East India Company, captained the Clove — the first English ship to port in Japan. Professor of Literature Richmond Barbour will reveal unpublished content of Saris’s journal manuscript and sketch the world of commercial discourse at the dawn of global corporate expansion. Monday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m., OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.


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 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

Associate Professor in the School of Psychological Science David Kerr co-authored a paper with doctoral student Zoe Alley and Assistant Professor Harold Bae from the OSU CPHHS in the journal “Addictive Behaviors.” The title of the accepted paper is “Trends in college students’ alcohol, nicotine, prescription opioid and other drug use after recreational marijuana legalization: 2008-2018.”

Associate Professor of Sociology Allison L. Hurst has published “Amplified Advantage: Going to a “Good” College in an Era of Inequality” (Rowman & Littlefield). “Amplified Advantage” draws on Bourdieu’s theory of class, particularly his concepts of capitals operating in a field and habitus, to understand agents’ structured but generative choices, and to demonstrate how inequalities are met, resisted, and ultimately reproduced across generations.

Professor of French and Francophone Studies Nabil Boudraa published, “Les représentations de Syphax dans la littérature et le cinéma européens”,  in “Le Royaume de Massaesyle : Syphax et la rencontre de SIGA 206 Av. JC”. Alger: Publications HCA, novembre 2019, pages 143-154.

Instructor of Music Ryan Biesack performed with jazz vocalist Nancy Hamilton on Friday, Nov. 1 at the Jazz Station in Eugene. 

Instructor of Guitar Cameron O’Connor was an invited guest at The State University of New York at Stony Brook where he gave a masterclass and performed a concert. 

A recent article by Instructor of Music Kimary Fick,  “Feeling the Feminine, Forming the Masculine: Amateur Male Musicians and the Flute Sonatas of Anna Bon di Venezia (1738–?),” was accepted for inclusion in vol. 24 of “Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture,” to be published in September 2020. The journal is the leading peer-reviewed journal on music, gender and culture. The article examines questions of femininity and female authorship through di Venezia’s collection of eighteenth century flute sonatas,  which were originally performed and consumed by an exclusively male audience. 

Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education Sandra Babb conducted the Oregon Music Educators Association District 6 high school honor choir on Nov. 5 in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Additionally, Babb was an invited conductor of the SSAA choir at the Morehead State University Choral Festival in Morehead, Kentucky on Nov. 11-12. 

Instructor of Music Michael Gamble, who also serves as artistic director of the Creative Music Guild in Portland, was featured in the article “Creative Music Guild: Expert Improvisation on Display” in Vortex Music Magazine.

Associate Director of Bands Olin Hannum had his composition “Odds and Unevens” for wind band performed by the wind ensemble at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

Hundere Professor in Religion and Culture Courtney S. Campbell had a book chapter published, “The Healer’s Witness: Bioethics and The Plague,” in The Health Humanities and Camus’s The Plague, ed. By Woods Nash, Kent State University Press, 2019, pp. 35-61.

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