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CLA This Week — 12/9/19


Thursday, Dec. 12

CLA Holiday Party — Please join us for the annual CLA Holiday Party from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at The Vue, 517 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Jun Bum Shin presented his work “Humanity” at the GwangJu Design Biennale International Invitational Poster Exhibition, at The Asia Culture Center, GwangJu, Korea (Sep. 07-Oct. 27, 2019). Jun also presented “Communication: Coordinating Chaos” at The Design Works Exchange Exhibition: International Invitational Poster Exhibition Qilu Art Museum, Shandong, China (Nov. 09–15, 2019).

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Stuart Sarbacker presented a paper entitled “Prostration or Potentiation? Hindu Ritual, Physical Culture, and the “Sun Salutation” (Sūrya Namaskār)” at the Haṭha Yoga Project Workshop held at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He also presented a paper entitled “Buddhist Meditation and the Ethics of Human Augmentation,” at the International Conference on Buddhism and Technology: Historical Background and Contemporary Challenges at the University of British Columbia. He gave presentations at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting and the Public Theologies of Technology and PresenceSeminar on the topics of “Yogic Constructed Minds (nirmāṇa-citta) and the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence” and “Tune In, Turn On, Step Up: Contemplative Ethics and ‘Awakened Futures'” in San Diego and Berkeley, CA.

Philosophy professor Joseph Orosco and philosophy undergraduate student Mohammed Shakibnia were featured in OPB’s Think Out Loud on Thursday, Dec 5. They talked about the Anarres Project, science fiction and social justice. 

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Emily Yates-Doerr was awarded a prestigious Hunt Fellowship from the Wenner Gren Foundation for 2020-2021. The foundation’s website says this, “By providing funds for scholars to devote themselves full-time to writing, the Foundation aims to enable a new generation of scholars to publish significant works that will impact the development of anthropology.”

David Kerr, associate professor in the School of Psychological Science, had a paper published in the journal “Addictive Behaviors” titled, “Paternal and Maternal Prescription Opioid Use and Misuse: General and Specific Risks for Early Adolescents’ Substance Use.” Dr. Kerr and his co-authors found that although parents’ opioid misuse was associated with their children’s alcohol, tobacco, or marijuana use by early adolescence, the link was not specific to opioids, but rather was better explained by such parents’ general substance use patterns; unexpectedly, however maternal use of opioids as prescribed was uniquely associated with their children’s early substance use.

Associate Professor of English Rebecca Olson just published the chapter “Painted Cloths and the Making of Whitehall’s Playing Space, 1611/12” in the volume “Performances at Court in the Age of Shakespeare” (Cambridge University Press).

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