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CLA This Week — 11/25/19

Monday, Nov. 25

CANCELLED: 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. 4 p.m., Memorial Union, Room 213.

Upcoming Events

School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series — Emily Plackowski will give a talk entitled, “Focus groups of adults with rare disorders: Asking for those with a stake in the answer” on Monday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m.LINC 314.


In an effort to learn more about how faculty and staff in the College of Liberal Arts engage with equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), the CLA Working Group on EDI asks you to complete an online survey about your EDI involvement. The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes and can be found here: https://diversityequityinclusioninventory. Please complete by Wednesday, December 4.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Instructor of Music Ryan Biesack performed at 2 Towns Cider in Corvallis on Friday, Nov. 15 with jazz trio (Ryan Biesack, drums; Ben Mutschler, saxophone; Steve Willis, guitar). 

Coordinator of Contemporary Music and Research Dana Reason had her recent composition “Torque Songs: Myth of Absence (2019)” performed on Nov. 19 at Willamette University in Salem. The performance of the concert length work featured OSU Ecampus instructor Allison Johnson (text and lyrics), Alissa DeRubeis (synth and sampler), Paris Myers (drawing and animations), Mike Nord (guitar and electronics), Sean Peterson (bass), John Savage (flute), James West (drums), Holland Andrews (sampled voice), Melody Owen (video) and Paula Josa Jones (choreographer and dancer).

OSU Center for the Humanities Director and Associate Professor of History Christopher McKnight Nichols weighs in on Sondland’s testimony in an article in the Oregonian. He was also featured in OPB’s TOL for a live Q&A on the impeachment hearings.

Nabil Boudraa’s new book “Algeria on Screen: Society, Politics, and Culture in the Films of Merzak Allouache” has just been published by Cambria Press.

Recurring Events

OSU Lyric: Mozart ScenesAshbrook Independent School, 4045 SW Research Way. $10 advance, $15 door. OSU students and K-12 youth free. Monday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets at: liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/musicevents

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