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CLA This Week — 1/6/2020


Thursday, Jan. 9

The Visiting Writers Series with Namwali Serpell – Zambian writer Namwali Serpell will read from her debut novel, “The Old Drift,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Valley Library Rotunda.

Friday, Jan. 10

Music à la Carte — features Doug Detrick, Mike Gamble and Ryan Biesack perform contemporary jazz at Noon in the MU lounge. Admission is free.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Jan. 13

Play On: Shakespeare in Production at Oregon State University – Professor Emerita Charlotte Headrick will discuss the colorful history of Shakespeare plays produced on campus since the first performance of Julius Caesar in 1895. A special guest lecture at the OSU Center for the Humanities on at 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Jan. 18

SAC Presents — If you’re looking for an interesting escape from the post holiday winter blahs, look no further: Paul Dresher and Steven Schick’s  “Schick Machine,” brings art, design, science and music together for an all-ages visual and aural adventure! After the program, the audience will be invited on stage to see the duo’s “made” instruments up close and play on them, too! Youth (17 & under) tickets are only $10 with a paid adult. University students $10 with ID card. All seats reserved. Corvallis Arts for All discounts apply ($5 tickets for Oregon Trail Card holders at the door (Limit 2). Purchase in person in 105 or 309A Fairbanks Hall, or online.


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Please note the following internal employment opportunity: Associate Dean, Student Success and Research Initiatives. The posting number is P03516UF, and applications will close on January 10. You can find the application at http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/86654.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Tim Jensen, associate professor in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, published the monograph, Ecologies of Guilt in Environmental Rhetorics, part of the Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication series edited by Anders Hansen and Stephen Depoe.

Instructor of guitar Cameron O’Connor’s recent composition “Perturbation Variations” was chosen as the winner of the Keene State College national call for scores; last month O’Connor was listed as a finalist for the award. In addition to the prize, he will be flown out to New Hampshire to present a lecture on his composition and compositional process.  

Instructor of music Ryan Biesack was an invited adjudicator December 5-6 at the division III high school jazz festival in Boise, Idaho, where he worked with Cuong Vu, Idit Shner and Rob Tapper.

Sociology faculty member Hilary Boudet recently published two articles based on her NSF-funded research project on community response to extreme weather: one piece on personal harm and support for climate change mitigation policies in Global Environmental Change and a second on the role of partisanship and event attribution in shaping local community climate change discussion post-event in Nature Climate Change.

History instructor Nicholas Foreman’s article Hyperlocal Fare Is the Best Bet at This Native American Casino was recently featured online in Heated a publication from Medium.

OSU Center for the Humanities director and Associate Professor of History Christopher McKnight Nichols was featured in the Gazette-Times, were he offered his thoughts on the impeachment action by the House. He was also on the Mark Mason, KEX 1190 show where he talked about the historical dimensions of the articles of impeachment.

Emily Yates-Doerr, Assistant Professor of Anthropology has three new publications out this week. Disaggregating Diabetes is a co-authored piece published in Medicine Anthropology Theory, 6(9):119-216. It examines the growing practice of sub-typing when it comes to diagnosing diabetes. Pathways is the the title of the introduction to a special issue she has co-authored and co-edited for a Cultural Anthropology Theorizing the Contemporary forum. All 20 contributions to the special issue are bilingual in English and Spanish. Her essay in the series, Storytelling grapples with the politics of ethnography. All of these publications are open access.  

Nabil Boudraa, SLCS, guest edited a special issue of Pacifica: Poetry International (Vol 2, 2019), entitled Lounis Aït Menguellet: A Modern Berber Troubadour.

Portland’s Carnation Contemporary, an artist-run gallery co-founded by OSU instructors Katherine Spinella and John Whitten, along with OSU art alumnus Russell Borne, is featured in the current issue of Art in America. The gallery is just about to begin its second exhibition cycle. In its first 18-month cycle the gallery exhibited 73 local and national artists.

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