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CLA This Week — 2/3/20


Tuesday, Feb. 4

OSU Gallery Walk — Take a winter evening stroll around campus to view the wonderful art exhibits in six galleries. Galleries will be open until 7 p.m. to host interested visitors. Some will serve refreshments. 4-7 p.m. Fairbanks Gallery of Art, Concourse Gallery, Giustina Gallery, The Little Gallery, Strand Gallery, Valley Library. Maps available at each location.

Election 2020: Police Brutality — A panel discussion about the history of excessive forced used and allowed, and the process of prosecuting an officer charged with excessive force. 5:30-7 p.m., MU 109.

Songwriters in the Round — A facilitated weekly meetup of songwriters and aspiring songwriters, hosted by Director of Popular Music Bob Santelli with OSU students Jens Lovtang and Max Winer. 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Bexell Hall Lounge. Tuesdays through March 17. Free and open to all. Bring your songs, your instrument and your enthusiasm.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

This is What Democracy Looks Like:  A Genealogy of Movements — A film series by the Anarres Project that seeks to track the genealogy of strategies and political goals from a broad range of social movements over the past 40 years. This first meeting will cover the Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam war in 1970, the Kennsington Welfare Rights Union in the 1980s and the direct action of Earth First in Oregon in the early 1990s. 6 p.m. Milam 318.

Thursday, Feb. 6

The Moon Falls a Thousand Times: A Dialogue Between Art, Environment, and Culture with Iranian Artist-Activist Naeemeh Naeemaei — Please join Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, the Ettihad Cultural Center, and the Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center for “The Moon Falls a Thousand Times: A dialogue between art, environment, and culture” with Iranian artist and environmental activist Naeemeh Naeemaei, followed by conversation. 4-6 p.m., MU 208. For accessibility questions and accommodations, please contact Nick Blum at 541-737-4515

Friday, Feb. 7

OSU Anthropology Lecture SeriesDr. Kenneth Maes, associate professor of Anthropology at Oregon State University, will present “Standardizing community health program evaluation at the national level while centering marginalized voices and labor: The Community Health Worker Common Indicators Project” from 12-12:50 p.m., in Learning Innovation Center (LINC) 314. The lecture is free and open to all. For further information, please contact Dr. Shaozeng Zhang at Shaozeng.zhang@oregonstate.edu.

Music à la CarteOSU Voice Studios. Noon, MU Lounge.

Guitar en Route: New Histories — Guitarist George Benton England performs on his original 1820s Roudlhoff guitar. 7:30 p.m., Community Hall 303. Seating is limited to 60.


London Study Abroad Information SessionsFeb. 6 and Feb. 18, 5 p.m. Michelle Inderbitzin and Eliza Barstow will be taking students to London for three weeks. Dr. Inderbitzen, a professor of Sociology, will be teaching SOC 206, a course on crime and punishment in the British tradition, and Dr. Barstow will be teaching REL/PHL 160 – Quests for Meaning: World Religions. Interested students are strongly encouraged to come to an information session. They may contact Dr. Inderbitzen or Dr. Barstow directly for more information and the event location.

Tickets AvailableTickets are available for CLA’s upcoming American Strings event with Chicago blues artists Ronnie Baker Brooks and Billy Branch on Feb 12, 7:30-9:30 pm. at the Majestic Theatre. Additionally, you can buy tickets for SAC Presents on March 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, featuring Slavic Soul Party!, a 10-piece band that performs Balkan-soul-gypsy-funk.

Awards and Honors

Congratulations to George Estreich, SWLF, whose book “Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability and the Stories We Tell Ourselves,” was named one of “Science Friday’s” “Best Science Books of 2019,” and was also nominated for an Oregon Book Award. In his book, Estreich argues that the rush of available biomedical technologies, from pre-natal testing to gene-altering techniques, may change the conversation – inalterably – about who gets to be human, and who doesn’t.

Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Anita Cservenka, assistant professor in the School of Psychological Science, and student co-author Jorie Casey, recently published an article titled “Effects of Frequent Marijuana Use on Risky Decision-Making in Young Adult College Students” in the journal Addictive Behaviors Reports.

Emily Yates-Doerr, assistant professor of Anthropology, has co-authored two new publications. “Head Circumference” and “The Social Life of Metrics,” with the Guatemalan anthropologist Rosario García-Meza. Both were published as part of the special issue, “Histórias of Zika,” in Somatosphere: Science, Medicine, and Anthropology. Both are open access and both include Spanish translations (“Circunferencia de la cabeza” and “La vida social de las métricas”).

Philosophy professor Joseph Orosco gave a talk titled, “Going Boldly:  Why Scientists and Social Justice Warriors Need Science Fiction” at the Wizard World Portland Comic Con on January 26 in Portland.

Courtney Campbell published an essay, “Mortal Responsibilities: Bioethics and Medically Assisted Dying” in the December 2019 issue of the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, and a book chapter, “The Right to Die and Physician Assisted Suicide,” in “Legislating Morality in America: Debating the Morality of Controversial U.S. Laws and Policies,” from ABC-Clio Press, 2020.

Jason Fick was recently elected as Secretary of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI). ATMI was formed in 1975, and today serves as one of the premiere societies exploring pedagogical approaches to using technology in the music classroom.

Assistant professor of Graphic Design Jun Bum Shin presented “Democracy,” an International Graphics Platinum & Gold Award winning work exhibition at Dogpatch Studios in San Francisco, January 11 and 12.
Art instructor Anna Fidler will participate in an opening/launch party for Class Set at c3 initiative in downtown Portland during their First Thursday, February 6-9 p.m. Class Set features artist-designed risograph posters available for free to K-12 classroom teachers. Fidler’s poster will be on display, and there will be a reading by Kim Stafford, Oregon poet laureate. 
Music instructor Angela Carlson and Rebecca Jeffers (who recently retired from the music department) played a piano duet concert at the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church for the Sundays@3 series Jan. 19.  The program featured composers whose last names begin with ‘G’.   (Ex. Grieg, Gade, Gershwin, Gottschalk, Granados, Gouvy).  This year marks 42 years that they have played together.

Recurring Events

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 20 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.

Fairbanks Gallery of Art — “Psithurism: Visionary West” through Feb. 26. Curated by OSU art instructor Anna Fidler, features painters from Vancouver, B.C., Washougal, Wash., Portland, Ore. and Los Angeles. Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, on the first floor of Fairbanks Hall. Open till 8 p.m. on third Thursdays for the Corvallis Art Walk.

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