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CLA This Week — 11/18/19

Monday, Nov. 18

School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series — Kathy Magnusson will give a talk entitled, “The mind of the ancient mariner: A virtual spatial navigation study in humans” at 4 p.m.LINC 314.

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 Professor of Literature Richmond Barbour will reveal unpublished content of Saris’s journal manuscript and sketch the world of commercial discourse at the dawn of global corporate expansion. 4 p.m., OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

The International LGBT Rights Movement: A History — A lecture by Dr. Belmonte. Using selected historical figures, organizations, and events to illuminate critical junctures in the global LGBT movement, this lecture asks the audience to contemplate whether “victory” for global LGBT equality is possible, what such success might look like, and what actions the global community could take to facilitate that aim. Dr. Belmonte is Dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and Professor of History. Lightly catered, open to all. 4 p.m., MU La Raza: Room 208.

OSU Jazz Ensemble Combo7:30 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Paid Family Leave in Oregon — Women in Policy invites you to a panel discussion on the impact of paid family leave on families’ health, income, and work-life balance. Panelists include Dr. Julia Goodman and Dr. Dawn Richardson, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, Dr. David Rothwell, OSU School of Behavioral and Social Health Sciences, and Amy Luhn, M.S. E.D., Director of the OSU Family Resource Center. 10 a.m., Room 206, Memorial Union. Refreshments provided.

The Game Changers” Screening — James Wilks travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein and strength, showcasing elite athletes, special ops soldiers, and visionary scientists to change the way people eat and live. Join us for the film, dinner, and discussion. 6 p.m., Cascade Hall 136. 

The 60’s: The Decade that Changed America — Presents The Merry Pranksters. Join CLA’s Bob Santelli in a rollicking, zany, psychedelic conversation with Ken Kesey’s son Zane and some of the original Merry Pranksters as they recall their crazy daze on the Further bus. 7:30 p.m., C&E Auditorium, The LaSells Stewart Center.

Thursday, Nov. 21

A Just Anthropocene? Water, Climate, Community, and Resilience  — A lecture by Dr. Langston. In her new book about Lake Superior, the world’s largest and fastest warming lake, Langston describes significant conservation success stories for fish, forests, and water quality, with significant consequences for Native American and working-class communities. Dr. Nancy Langston is Distinguished Professor of Environmental History at Michigan Technological University. 4 p.m., Room 213, Memorial Union.

OSU Wind Ensemble & OSU Wind Symphony7:30 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. $5 door, $10 advance. OSU students with ID and K-12 youth free. Advance tickets at: liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/musicevents

Friday, Nov. 22

Just Futures Symposium — This symposium explores the way in which science fiction and fantasy arts can help us to imagine, envision, and plan social/political/economic change. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. All sessions are in the Memorial Union Horizon RoomSchedule.

Music à la Carte — OSU Chamber Ensembles, 12 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge.

Speech Communication Colloquium Series — Dr. Yanni Ma, assistant professor of Speech Communication, presents her research titled “Knowing Better, Persuading Smarter: Why Climate Change Communication Fails” at 3 p.m. in STAG 110. Dr. Ma’s presentation will focus on delivering scientific facts to the public and how this type of communication can backfire. 

Sunday, Nov. 24

Corvallis-OSU Symphony — Dvorak: Carnival Overture, Kodaly: Dances of Galanta, Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10. 3p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. Ticket info at: cosusymphony.org 

Upcoming Events

Making Indigenous Sovereignty and Bodily Contamination Visible — Witness a live oral history conversation, as part of the NSF grant “Reconstructing Nuclear Environments and the Downwinders’ Case” with Dr. Allison Davis-White Eyes and Dr. Jacob Darwin Hamblin, followed by a discussion with the audience and recorded by oral historians from the SCARC. Monday, Nov. 25, 4 p.m., Memorial Union, Room 213.

SAC Presents — The legendary female country/pop rock artists Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin: Together on Stage on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. Act soon – tickets are selling quickly with mostly only balcony seats remaining. Tickets and information.


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.
November 21, 4:30-6:30 p.m. MU 109  
December 5, 1-3 p.m. LINC 128 

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

SWLF Professor Neil R. Davison’s collection piece, entitled “Caryl Phillips’s Post-Holocaust/Decolonized Interstices and the Levinasian Subjective in ‘Higher Ground’ and ‘The Nature of Blood,'” appears in “Caribbean Jewish Crossings: Literary History and Creative Practice,” edited by Sarah Phillips Casteel and Heidi Kaufman, and just out this month from University of Virginia Press (2019). 

Director of Bands Erik Leung was the invited guest conductor of the Oregon Music Educators Association District VI high school honor band. The event took place Nov. 4-5 in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. On Nov. 15, Leung was an invited clinician at Yelm High School in Yelm, Washington where he worked with the wind ensemble.

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, Assistant Professor of Photography Kerry Skarbakka will discuss his solo exhibition, “White Noise,” with Portland Community College’s John Farnum, Ph.D., instructor of philosophy, at the North View Gallery at Portland Community College. The conversation begins at 1 p.m. More information and gallery location

“On the Tip of My Tongue” is a text-based visual art exhibition co-curated by Instructor of Art Katherine Spinella and Los Angeles-based artist and curator Kirstin Hough. The exhibition will be at Carnation Contemporary for the month of December with an opening on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 6-9 p.m. Photography professor Julia Bradshaw is also among the 34 artists exhibiting in this show.

Recurring Events

Shakespeare in Love — Oregon State University Theatre will present “Shakespeare in Love,” at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14-15 and Nov. 22-23, and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17 and Nov. 24 in the Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theatre, 2901 SW Campus Way. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for seniors; $10 for youth/students; and $5 for OSU students. They are available through the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784 or online at https://beav.es/ZEw.

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