Upcoming Lecture Events

Monday, April 23

Talk and Book Signing: Rob Garratt

Day: April 23 Time: 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Collins Memorial Library, Room 020

It’s Major League Baseball season, and that means Rob Garratt, author of Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants, is returning to home base—for just long enough to give a talk on his favorite topic: baseball.

The acclaimed new book by the Puget Sound professor emeritus has led to invitations for him to give talks around the country on this 60th anniversary of the year when the New York Giants, and the iconic Willie Mays, moved to San Francisco. It was a tough transition in 1958…

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Wednesday, April 25

A Conversation with Robert Gates

Day: April 25 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Robert M. Gates, former defense secretary of the United States and former CIA director, in conversation with Associate Professor of History Benjamin Tromly, will present the Spring 2018 Susan Resneck Pierce Lecture in Public Affairs and the Arts.

As secretary of defense under two presidents—Barack Obama and George W. Bush—and through two wars—Iraq and Afghanistan—Robert Gates…

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Thursday, April 26

Lecture: "Distilling Taxa from Complex Microbial Communities Using MinHash Sketches"

Day: April 26 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Phillip Brooks, postdoctoral research scientist at University of California Davis, will present this talk.

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminars, held on a regular basis since 1978, focus on topics in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) presented by faculty members, students, and invited guest speakers. Each lecture is followed by discussion opportunities. Refreshments are provided.

Free and open to the public.

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