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CLA This Week — 2/17/20

Editor’s Announcement

I have taken another position at Oregon State University, and my last day with CLA in Bexell Hall will be Feb. 21. This is my last issue of CLA This Week, and the publication will be on hiatus for the near future. It has been a pleasure publicizing all of your outstanding work and achievements. -Celene Carillo


Monday, Feb. 17

The Really Big One — Join us for a talk on process, poetry and earthquakes by Jennifer Richter, assistant professor of creative writing in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, and Center for the Humanities Research Fellow. In this presentation, Richter will discuss her new collection of poems and how studying seismology offered her a new language to explore how we cycle through periods of shattering and healing. 4 p.m., the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Critical Questions Lecture SeriesAnthony Parr, professor emeritus of English at the University of West Cape, South Africa, will be giving his talk “Recovering the Classical and Biblical Past in Early-Modern English Travel” in Memorial Union 206 at 4 p.m. 

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. 6 p.m. Milam 318.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Innovation Day — Faculty, Students, Postdocs and Staff are welcome to learn about funding resources available for societal impact research. 3:30 – 5 p.m., MU 109. Speakers from he Federal SBIR/STTR, State of Oregon and OSU will review the various mechanism available to you. Free food and drink to follow.

Friday, Feb. 21

Interested in Disability Studies? Want to help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion? If so, join the OSU Disability Network for our upcoming events. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Milam 319A.

OSU Anthropology Lecture SeriesDr. Patricia Fifita of Oregon State University will present “Unsettling Climate Vulnerability in Oceania: Foregrounding Indigenous Knowledge and Reclamation toward Resilient Island Futures” 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.

Climate Ethics: Justice, Policy, and Existential Challenges — “How to distribute scarce adaptation & loss and damage finance across the Global South” – Dr. Christian Baatz, Postdoc at Department of Philosophy, Kiel University, works on climate ethics, human rights and justice theory. “The existential challenges of ethically motivating climate response” – Dr. Tim Christion, Guest Editor of Environmental Philosophy, recent Ph.D. recipient in Environmental Studies and Philosophy from University of Oregon. Milam 319, 4 p.m.

Music à la Carte OSU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Bob Brudvig. Noon, MU Lounge.

Literary Northwest Series Steven Moore, author of “The Longer We Were There: A Memoir of a Part-Time Soldier” (University of Georgia Press, 2019), and Wendy Willis, author of “These Are Strange Times, My Dear” (Counterpoint Press, 2019) will read in The Lab Theatre (Withycombe Hall), from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Ten Tiny DancesKelsey Isaacs (OSU Foundation) is performing in one part of the Ten Tiny Dances community dance concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre Feb. 21 and 22. For more information, visit: https://www.majestic.org/.

Upcoming Events

Toiling in the Shadows of Affluence: Immigrant Labor and Livelihoods in the New Gilded EraRon Mize teaches in OSU’s School of Language, Culture, and Society, and in this talk, he’ll discuss his archival research into the development of immigrant mining labor and labor unions in the first Gilded Age and reveal how that context informs today’s serving class struggle. Monday, Feb. 24, 4 p.m., the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.

The Untold Story of Palmer Patton Palmer Patton attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1916-1920 as an African American male who “passed” throughout his student life as a white male and eventually became a faculty member. Attend the unveiling of Palmer Patton’s unique life story on February 24th at 5 pm in the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center. Larry Landis (Director of OSU’s Special Collections and Archives Research Center) and Dr. Dwaine Plaza (Professor of Sociology) will work together to unveil the story of an African American male who had to pass as “white” in order to obtain an education in the Pacific Northwest.

School of Psychological Science Winter Colloquium Series Alice Graham of OHSU discusses “Increasing understanding of prenatal influences on neurodevelopment and behavioral risk phenotypes.” Feb. 24, 4-5 p.m., MU 208.


Tickets AvailableTickets are available 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. Tickets for the April 8 American Strings Series, featuring the counterculture psychedelic rock band Hot Tuna, are almost sold out. Don’t miss your chance to purchase some!

Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Jeff Fearnside, instructor in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, has a personal essay about his time in Kazakhstan, “More than Tenge and Tiyn,” appearing in the current issue (Winter 2019) of Silk Road Review.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Emily Yates-Doerr has a chapter (Sustainability) in the newly published book, “Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon” (Punctum Books). The book, which explores the imaginary field of ‘the Anthropocene,’ is currently open access.

Associate Professor of Art and New Media Communications Julia Bradshaw has an exhibition of her photographs at the Roger W. Rogers Gallery at Willamette University. The exhibition is on view until May 17. A reception with the artist is on Friday, March 13 at 2 p.m. with an artist talk at 2:30 p.m. Bradshaw’s project “Survey” is a creative response to early scientific photography and its function in scientific discoveries.

Assistant Professor of Photography Kerry Skarbakka’s work is included in Over Yonder, a video art exhibition that opens at the Hand Art Center at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. The video art show will feature 10 southern artists (or artists with connections to the south) who are portraying different landscapes of the south that examine how industry, gender, race, history and violence have shaped the southern U.S. today. The exhibition runs from Feb 17 to March 28 and a catalogue will be produced in conjunction with the show.

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Jun Bum Shin will do a research presentation titled “Usability of Typefaces in Road Signage” at the IHSI (Intelligent Human Systems Integration) Conference 2020 at Modena, Italy. Feb 19–21.

Recurring Events

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.

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.

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.

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