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The College of Liberal Arts Scholarship and Creativity Fair showcases the scholarly insights and creative accomplishments of faculty across the college's six schools.  The College's deepest impact on human knowledge can be measured by the nationally and internationally prominent work of its faculty. This event brings influential research and creativity to the Club Level at Reser Stadium to celebrate the betterment of the community, the nation, and the world through the modes of inquiry available in the liberal arts.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
5-8 p.m.

Reser Stadium, Club Level
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Getting to the Club Level:  Parking is available in either the parking structure, or the lot surrounding Reser Stadium.  Enter through Gate C (VIP entrance) off of Parker Plaza.  Take the elevator (located to your left) to the third floor.  For directions to Reser Stadium visit the Campus Map.

If you have questions or need additional information please call University Events at 541-737-4717 or email

Featured sections, presented by School

Psychological Sciences

John Edwards – Psychological Effects of Meditation
Aurora Sherman - The Barbie Project: What are Kids Learning from Toys?
David Kerr – Vitamin D for Winter Depression?

History, Philosophy and Religion

Gary Ferngren and Mike Osborne – History of Health, Disease, and Healing
Ben Mutschler and Bill Robbins – History of Oregon State University & Public History
Joseph Orosco and Tony Vogt – Anarres Project for Alternative Futures

Public Policy

Sarah Henderson – Crisis in Russia and the Ukraine
Ed Weber—Community Water Rights Mediation
Sally Duncan – OPAL—Community/ School Social Justice Research Partnerships
Amy Below & Kathleen Stanley—Internationalization of Undergraduate Education: The Case of Cuba as a Study Abroad Location
Todd Pugatch and Liz Schroeder - Teacher Incentives and Student Learning:  Evidence from the Gambian Hardship Allowance

Writing, Literature and Film

Richmond Barbour and Rebecca Olson – Manuscripts and the Early Modern World, 1500-1660
Jon Lewis – History of American Film
Writing Event:
 Flash Publishing (or, the Six-Word Memoir)

Language, Culture and Society

Loren Davis – Makerbot and Geoprobe: New Technologies in Archaeology
Daniel Lopez-Cevallos – Latino Health Disparities
Anuncia Escala and Mehra Shirazi - Dreams Before Extinction: A Transnational Art Exhibition 
Natchee Barnd - Social Justice Tour of Corvallis

Arts and Communication

Erin Gallagher – The Newcomer as Source of Uncertainty:  Veteran Employee Information Seeking about New Hires
Colin Hess – The Impact of Affectionate Communication on Psychological and Physiological Stress
Todd Kesterson and Dan Faltesek – Depth: Vision, Code and Big Data 

Club Level Stage Schedule

5:00 Queer & Trans People of Color - Arts & Activism

5:20 Bella Voce

5:50 - 60-Second Lecture Slam I

"Blood, Sweat and Tears: Placing the Body in Religious Experience" -- Amy Koehlinger, Assistant Professor, School of History, Philosophy and Religion

"An Argument for Counterargument" -- Tim Jensen, Assistant Professor, School of Writing, Literature and Film

"The Supreme Court and the Red Pill" -- Rorie Solberg, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy

"Hydropower as an Alternative Energy Source in China: The Moral Economy of Water and Power" -- Bryan Tilt, Associate Professor, School of Language, Culture and Society

"Every Shoe Tells a Story: Social Justice, Equity, and Equality" -- Nana Osei-Kofi, Director of the Difference, Power & Discrimination Program and Associate Professor, SLCS

6:20 - Voices from the Garden:  Music and Poetry

6:50 60-Second Lecture Slam II

"I Predict a Riot: General strikes as a policy tool in Western Europe" -- Alison Johnston, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy

"Anatomy of the Biggest Picture Book" -- Yuji Hiratsuka, Professor, School of Arts and Communication

"'Darling mother, life is hell': A history of emotions approach to First World War fighter pilots" -- Janet Lee, Professor, School of Language, Culture and Society

"Looking Beyond the Face: Communicating with Facial Paralysis" -- Kathleen Bogart, Assistant Professor, School of Psychological Science

"The Sources of Extraordinary Accomplishments in the Yoga Philosophy of Patañjali"-- Stuart Sarbacker, Associate Professor, School of History, Philosophy and Religion

7:40 - Short Scenes from Julius Caesar

Learn more about the six schools in the College of Liberal Arts

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