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CLA This Week — 1/13/20


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.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

An Evening with Elizabeth Rush — Hailed as “deeply felt” by the New York Times and “the book on climate change and sea levels that was missing” by the Chicago Tribune, “Rising” by Elizabeth Rush is both a highly original work of lyric reportage and a haunting meditation on how to let go of the places we love. Meet Elizabeth at 6:30 p.m. in the Corvallis Public Library Main Meeting Room to learn more.

Thursday, Jan. 16

Flash Panel on Iran – Understanding the U.S.-Iran Conflict – Panelists include: Courtney Campbell, Jon Katz, Christopher McKnight Nichols, all from the School of History, Philosophy and Religion and Philipp Kneis, School of Public Policy. Moderated by Amy Koehlinger, School of History, Philosophy and Religion. 5 p.m. Milam 318.

Friday, Jan. 17

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series — Dr. Leilani Sabzalian, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies in the College of Education at the University of Oregon, will present “Survivance Storytelling as Indigenous Educational Research” from 12-12:50 p.m. in the Learning Innovation Center (LINC) 314. The lecture is free and open to all. For further information, please contact Dr. Shaozeng Zhang.

Music à la CarteVictoria Wolff, cello, with friends. Noon in the Memorial Union lounge. Free.

Allyship in AcademiaWomen in Policy and Women in Science invite you to a talk and discussion on institutional and individual allyship with guest speaker Pamela Devan, Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Boston University. Noon, MU 206. Pizza and refreshments provided.

Saturday, Jan. 18

SAC Presents Performing Arts SeriesSchick Machine, created by a multi-disciplinary team, features percussionist Steven Schick exploring a stage filled with large-scale invented instruments. Makers, musicians, design enthusiasts and science buffs alike will enjoy the group’s aural and visual surprises, quickly relinquishing any preconception about what an instrument should look like or sound like. Join Schick on the stage to play the instruments after the performance. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center.

Upcoming Events

Bob Santelli’s Album Club will review Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in Community Hall room 303. Hosted by Santelli, Album Club is like a book club, only you listen to and discuss the greatest music albums of all time. Free and open to all.


Save the Date: University-Wide Ignite Research Colloquium- Interdisciplinary Health Sciences — Enjoy a fun, informal afternoon with colleagues from across the university. The afternoon will consists of 4 sessions (~45 minutes) with presentations related to the following themes: Innovative Approaches for a Planet in Crisis; Chronic Diseases: Cause, Prevention, Management, and Treatment; Food Insecurity and Safety; and Harnessing Big Data to Advance Health Sciences at OSU. Each faculty member will be given two minutes to speak about his/her research passions and expertise relevant to one of the themes with the goal of sparking interdisciplinary conversations: Friday, March 13, 2020. Ignite sessions 2-5 p.m. followed by a reception 5-6 p.m., MU Horizon Room.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Jeff Fearnside, instructor in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, has a poem appearing in the current issue (Winter 2019) of The Paris Review. Additionally, he published several poems in recent issues of the journals Camas, ArLiJo, and Porter Gulch Review, while his book Making Love While Levitating Three Feet in the Air was named one of only five finalists for the international Eyelands Book Awards in the category of published short stories.

Ron Mize, SLCS, presented “Toiling in the Shadows of Affluence: Latinx Labor and Livelihoods in the (New) Gilded Era” to Latinx Studies Initiative at American University, Washington, D.C., on December 11, 2019. He also presented “The State of Latinx Oregon – 2020” to the Latino Network’s Unid@s Latin@ Leadership Program, Cohort VIII at Hacienda CDC, Portland, on January 10, 2020.

In December, Gregg Walker, professor of speech communication led teams from two observer organizations, Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) and the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA), at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain.  The MBBI team included two OSU students. Professor Walker gave four presentations at the UN conference, and served on a panel about endogenous capacities and technologies. In mid-2019 Professor Walker participated in the Climate Reality Leadership Program and in this capacity gave presentations on climate change and climate action this past fall at Kauai Community College and at the University of Connecticut.

David Kerr, associate professor in the School of Psychological Science, co-authored a paper with assistant professor Harold Bae from the College of Public Health and Human Science in the journal Addiction. The title of the accepted paper is “Marijuana use trends among college students in states with and without legalization of recreational use: Initial and longer‐term changes from 2008 to 2018.”

Instructor of Guitar Cameron O’Connor’s early music ensemble, L.A. Camerata, was one of four groups in all of North America selected by Early Music America to perform for the 2020 Emerging Artists Showcase at the Berkeley Early Music Festival. 

Professor of Art Shelley Jordon will be featured in a segment of Oregon Art Beat on Thursday, January 16, at 8:00 p.m., aired on all OPB stations. Some filming for the program was done on campus here at OSU. Fall term, Jordon led a group of students on a study abroad program in Siena, Italy. Student work from the program can be viewed on her blog.

Assistant Professor of Photography, Kerry Skarbakka’s solo exhibition, White Noise, was recently reviewed by preeminent art scholar and critic, Sue Taylor, for Oregon Arts Watch.

Associate Professor Julia Bradshaw’s review of Art Basel 2019 was published in the journal Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, Vol. 46 No. 4, December 2019. This article covered the fiftieth iteration of the trade fair Art Basel, and the controversy surrounding artist Andrea Bowers’ installation “Open Secret,” alongside descriptions of concurrent art fairs and events such as Photo-Basel and Liste Art Fair, all of which took place in the city of Basel, Switzerland in June 2019.

On  Jan. 11, voice instructor Amy Hansen performed a song recital in Maui, Hawaii, with pianist Cary Lewis. Hanson and Lewis performed songs by Schubert, Stenhammar, Korngold and American composer, Gwyneth Walker.

Assistant professor and coordinator of music technology, Jason Fick’s new composition, “junktures” was performed at the 15th International WOCMAT Conference in Hsinchu City, Taiwan on December 15.

Art instructors Katherine Spinella and John Whitten will be exhibiting work at Tropical Contemporary in Eugene, OR for the month of February as part of an exhibition exchange between Tropical and Carnation Contemporary.

Erik Leung, director of bands led the Oregon State University Wind Conducting Symposium Jan 10-12, and will be conducting at the Fresno Pacific University Wind Conducting Symposium January 17-19 in Fresno, Calif.

Assistant Professor of Choral Music Sandra Babb will present “Sight Singing for Every Singer at Every Level” on  Friday, Jan. 17 at the Oregon Music Education Association Conference in Eugene.

Associate Professor and Music Education Coordinator Wesley Brewer will present “Finding Success in Student Teaching” on  Friday, Jan. 17 at the Oregon Music Education Association Conference in Eugene.

Instructor of Music Education Chris Bulgren will present “Exploring Blues Through Orff,” and “A Little More Orff” to elementary teachers on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 -18 at the Oregon Music Education Association Conference in Eugene.

Music instructor Russell Christensen will lead the OSU Meistersingers in a performance for All State high school choral students from all across Oregon, on Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Oregon Music Education Association Conference in Eugene.

Recurring Events

Fairbanks Gallery of Art — The Brenda Mallory exhibition runs through January 29. Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, on the first floor of Fairbanks Hall. The artist will give a gallery talk on Wed., January 22 at 4:30 p.m.

Art Exhibit: Earl Newman Prints – The OSU Center for the Humanities is delighted to showcase an eclectic collection of Earl Newman’s serigraphs from throughout his career—from nature prints, political art, and original sketches to posters for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. All prints in the Autzen House Gallery are available for purchase. The exhibit is open for viewing from Jan. 13 – March 30 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m and by appointment. Email Joy Jensen or the Center for information or to request a visit outside of gallery hours. And mark your calendar to join the artist for a reception during the Corvallis Arts Walk on March 19 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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