Ten undergraduates at Oregon State University have been selected to receive scholarships totaling $26,000 for international research and education abroad in 2008-09.
The scholarship program includes six awards administered by the International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) office. A committee of OSU faculty and staff members selects students for the scholarships each year.
The Oregon State University Chamber Choir, directed by Steven M. Zielke, will finish its performance season with the fourth annual President’s Concert on Saturday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe St., Corvallis....Just days after this performance, the choir will leave for Germany, where it will perform seven concerts over 10 days in cities including Stuttgart, Freiburg, and Tübingen. The Chamber Choir will appear on the Friday Church Music Series at the Evangelische Stiftskirche of Stuttgart and perform at a gala concert commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Oregon–Baden Württemberg academic exchange program.
Jay Chen's hometown of Chengdu, China, sits in a lush valley ringed by snowcapped mountains. The valley is so beautiful, the soil so rich and the flowers so yellow, they call it "Land of Heaven." But then the May 12 earthquake struck, killing 68,109 by latest count and leaving many millions homeless in the province of Sichuan. Survivors said it looked like the world was ending. …On Sunday, Chen will lead an hour's program of classical music that
will raise money for the Red Cross. Three dozen of the region's top
brass players will perform noble and consoling selections, accompanied
by photographs of the devastation.
A University of Pennsylvania scholar will give a free public lecture on May 19 at Oregon State University, during which she will compare the historic bathing practices of Americans and Europeans.
This third lecture in OSU’s 2007-08 American Culture & Politics series, titled "Civilizing Bodies in the Early Atlantic and Antebellum United States," will be given by Kathleen Brown. It begins at 4 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 208.
Rami G. Khouri, a prominent journalist and scholar whose focus is on Middle East politics and conflict, will deliver the 2008 Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace on Wednesday, April 30, at OSU.
His talk will focus on the prospects for peace in the Middle East – and obstacles to that goal. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. in OSU’s Milam Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
Oregon State University will observe Holocaust Memorial Week April
28 to May 1 with a series of events that includes an appearance by a
Holocaust survivor who was part of the historic Jewish uprising at the
Sobibor extermination camp in Poland. This 22nd annual OSU observance also will include a look at another historic event, the Armenian genocide of 1915-16.
What role has modern Chinese Buddhist activism played in the making of
modernity at both national and transnational levels? Scholars from
across the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Belgium will take up
that question and other issues in "Buddhist Activism in Greater China
and Beyond," the Chun Chiu Conference to be held at OSU April 25-26.
OSU percussionist Bob Brudvig is leading a five-person ensemble in a practice session on the second floor of historic Benton Hall. It may be winter in Corvallis, but the music makes you forget the drizzle outside. It evokes palm trees, Caribbean sun and pre-Lenten carnivals. Brudvig works the melody on his chrome-plated steel drum, tapping out notes in rapid succession to an arrangement of "Gimme de Ting" by Trinidadian calypso legend Lord Kitchener. The group sometimes known as Dr. Bob’s Steel Drum Extravaganza, according to Sam Kincaid, band member and recording specialist in the OSU music department, has been bringing its energetic sound to Willamette Valley performance stages, weddings and other events for the past two years. Its repertoire emphasizes calypso and soca (an up-tempo dance form developed from calypso), traditions from Trinidad where its signature instrument, the steel drum or pan, was born.
Sunil Khanna, an associate professor of anthropology at OSU, met Dr. Sunil Mehra
while doing field research in 2001 in Delhi. He soon realized they shared more
than just a first name - both men are passionate about public health.
International Degree students Anna Gallo and Katie Parker, the first OSU
recipients of the Oregon Consular Corps Scholarships, were honored at the Corps'
annual dinner on January 16. The scholarships assist highly qualified students
in Oregon public universities who are planning an international career.