Events Calendar

Tuesday, April 2

Guest Lecture: HeadStrong, by Desiree Douglass

Desiree Douglass, executive director, HeadStrong

HeadStrong is a non-profit organization based in the Puget Sound region that provides support for young survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). They consist of families, friends, and professionals who believe that young people can have improved recoveries with better support when they return to home and school.  HeadStrong is committed to the prevention of TBI.  Come learn more about HeadStrong and how you can be involved.

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Wednesday, April 3

Celebrating Art and Science

The Slater Museum of Natural History will be hosting an open house night in celebration of the confluence of art and science. The scientific study of the natural world regularly collides with visual art, often providing us with a more intimate understanding of form and function as a result. From detailed sketches in our field journals to painted portraits of our feeder regulars-our…

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Thursday, April 4

Thompson Hall Science & Mathematics Seminar

Phi Sigma Symposium Keynote Speaker: "Exploring the Unexplored in Drug Discovery" by Dr. Christopher Mehlin, director of Peptide Drug Discovery Initiative, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminars have been held on a regular basis since 1978–1978. The seminars feature presentations by Puget Sound faculty and students and invited guest speakers on a wide range of topics.

MORE INFORMATION Contact: Andreas Madlung, amadlung@pugetsound.edu…

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Guest Lecture: "Marxism and the 1930s Origin of the Social Construction of Science" by Mary Jo Nye

Historian of science Prof. Mary Jo Nye will describe the fascinating history of scientists’ efforts to examine the social context within which science is produced and utilized, illustrating the complex ties between history, politics, philosophy, and science.

Sponsored by STS Program

MORE INFORMATION Contact: Science, Technology and Society Program

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Daedalus Dinner with Lecture by Barry Goldstein, geology department

Change by Barry Goldstein

In this talk Barry Goldstein, professor of geology and environmental policy and decision making, will discuss some of the ways that he has been examining various aspects of environmental change, illustrated by examples that range from small to large and from old to young, including recent work on landscape change in our own backyard, the Puget Sound region.

The evening begins with wine and hors d'oeuvres, followed by the featured presentation, a catered buffet dinner,…

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Tuesday, April 9

Guest Lecture: Siberian Shadows: Japanese Prisoners Remember the Soviet Gulag, 1945-1956, by Andrew Barshay

Andrew Barshay, professor of history, Univ. of Calif, Berkeley

As the Japanese empire collapsed in August 1945, over 600,000 Japanese soldiers in Manchuria surrendered to the Red Army and were transported to Soviet labor camps, mainly in Siberia.

Sponsored by Asian Studies Program

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Free, no tickets required

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Wednesday, April 10
Thursday, April 11

Thompson Hall Science & Mathematics Seminar

Lecture by Joel Franklin, physics department, Reed College

Students, faculty, staff, and guests are invited to gather for refreshments and conversation at 3:45 p.m. before each seminar.

The Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminars have been held on a regular basis since 1978–1978. The seminars feature presentations by Puget Sound faculty and students and invited guest speakers on a wide range of topics.

MORE INFORMATION Contact: Andreas Madlung, amadlung@pugetsound.edu

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Wednesday, April 17

Guest Lecture: "Vermeer's Hat," by Timothy Brook

Timothy Brook is the Republic of China Chair from Department of History and Institute of Asian Research at University of British Columbia. He will speak from his  book Vermeer’s Hat. This book explores globalization and the increasing dialogue between China and European powers in the 17th century. Brook uses Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer to examine these ties.

MORE INFORMATION Contact: Office of Public Events, 253.879.3555, events@pugetsound.edu

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Thursday, April 18

Thompson Hall Science & Mathematics Seminar

Presentation by John Hanson, chemistry department, Univ. of Puget Sound

Students, faculty, staff, and guests are invited to gather for refreshments and conversation at 3:45 p.m. before each seminar.

The Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminars have been held on a regular basis since 1978–1978. The seminars feature presentations by Puget Sound faculty and students and invited guest speakers on a wide range of topics.

MORE INFORMATION Contact: Andreas Madlung, amadlung@pugetsound…

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Art and Science Salon

Internal Cosmologies, Individuals and Interfaces, a conversation with eco-artist Jackie Brookner

The Salon will feature Jackie Brookner, an eco-artist based in New York and a professor at Parsons, The New School of Design. She has created many artworks in collaboration with scientists and is currently working on an National Endowment for the Arts sponsored project creating community engaged art in Fargo, ND (www.jackiebrookner.net).

The Salon will involve a panel discussion followed by a conversation…

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Film Screening: Girl Rising

As part of Puget Sound's International Education Week, join International Programs for a screening of Girl Rising - a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of nine girls from nine different countries born into unforgiving circumstances. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education…

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Friday, April 19

Guest Artist: Diane Stemper " Out of Scale: Artist's Books and Collections"

March 25 through May 25, 2013 Collins Memorial Library University of Puget Sound

A Conversation with the Artist: Friday, April 19, 2013, 4-5 p.m. Room 020, Collins Memorial Library

Workshop with the Artist: Saturday April 20.

Advance registration required. For more details, contact jcarlin@pugetsound.edu

 

MORE INFORMATION Contact: Jane Carlin, jcarlin@pugetsound.edu 

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Monday, April 22
Thursday, April 25

Thompson Hall Science & Mathematics Seminar

UV-Induced Autofluorescence in Foliage: Diversity, Fluorophores, and Enhanced Photosynthesis

by Gregory Johnson, biology department, Univ. of Puget Sound

Students, faculty, staff, and guests are invited to gather for refreshments and conversation at 3:45 p.m. before each seminar.

The Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminars have been held on a regular basis since 1978–1978. The seminars feature presentations by Puget Sound faculty and students and invited guest speakers on a …

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Guest Lecture: New Faces, New Voices: The Role of Youth Educational Justice, by Walldah Imarisha

Guest lecture by Walidah Imarisha, an educator, writer, organizer, and spoken word artist. She teaches in Portland State University’s Black Studies Department, Oregon State University’s Women’s Studies Department, and Southern New Hampshire University’s English Department. Walidah has toured the country several times performing, lecturing, and challenging.

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Friday, April 26
Monday, April 29

Guest Lecture: "Ecological Restoration of Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand" by Mel Galbraith

Mel Galbraith, Department of Natural Sciences, Unitec Institute of Technology (Auckland, New Zealand)   Abstract: Tiritiri Matangi Island, situated close to Auckland City, is managed through collaboration of the Department of Conservation and the local community.  Following a long history of anthropogenic degradation, ecological restoration of the island was initiated in 1984, with 280,000 trees planted over 10 years.  A significant component of the restoration was the release of eighteen fauna…

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Tuesday, April 30