Upcoming Lecture Events

Thursday, January 25

Thompson Hall Seminar

Day: January 25 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Anna Groat-Carmona, from the College of Science and Engineering at Western Washington University, 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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Wednesday, January 31

Lecture: "California Dreaming: Sunshine and Noir"

Day: January 31 Time: 6 p.m.–7 p.m. Location: Social Justice Center

Professor Doug Sackman will speak about Indigenous peoples, Indigenous erasure, and Westward expansion in the context of California/the territory of California.

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Thursday, February 1

Seminar: "Examining Cell Signaling in Complex Environments with Microscale Systems"

Day: February 1 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Ashleigh Theberge, from the department of chemistry at University of Washington, 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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Thursday, February 8

Seminar: "Toxic Highways: Evaluating Contaminants in Puget Sound Stormwater"

Day: February 8 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Katherine Peter, from the Center for Urban Waters at University of Washington Tacoma, 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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Lecture: "Tacoma and Environmental Justice in the Northwest"

Day: February 8 Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Thomas Hall, Tahoma Room

Tarika Powell is a senior research associate at Sightline Institute, a sustainability policy think-tank that provides Cascadia’s community problem solvers with practical vision and innovative thinking, inspiring and empowering them to bring about a healthy, lasting prosperity. Tarika is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, and she analyzes energy policy and infrastructure…

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Tuesday, February 13
Thursday, February 15

Thompson Hall Seminar

Day: February 15 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Jenn Stebbings, environmental project manager and biologist for the Port of Tacoma, 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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Wednesday, February 21

Behind the Archives Door: "Executive Order 9066 and the Japanese American Incarceration"

Day: February 21 Time: 6 p.m.–7 p.m. Location: Collins Memorial Library, Archives and Special Collections Room, 2nd Floor

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which authorized the United States military to conduct a mandatory evacuation and segregation of Japanese Americans from the West Coast. In Washington state alone, nearly 13,000 Japanese Americans, including 36 Puget Sound students, were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in incarceration camps for the duration of World War II.

Archivist and special collections librarian Adriana Flores '13 will discuss the…

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Thursday, February 22

Seminar: "The Role of Sunlight in the Degradation of Aquatic Pollutants"

Day: February 22 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Doug Latch, from the department of chemistry at Seattle University, 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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Thursday, March 22

Seminar: "Blood Coagulation, Antibody Inhibitors and Hemophilia: Can Structural Biology Help in Developing Better Therapeutics?"

Day: March 22 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

P. Clint Spiegel, professor of biochemistry at Western Washington University, 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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Thursday, April 5

Lecture: "Empowering Scientific Global Engagement"

Day: April 5 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Geraldine Richmond, winner of the 2018 American Chemical Society Priestly Medal, will present this talk. Richmond is the presidential chair in science and professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon.

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Thursday, April 12

Seminar: "Evolution on the Bright Side of Life: Experimental Coevolution of a Microbial Mutualism"

Day: April 12 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Kristina Hillesland, associate professor of biology at University of Washington Bothell, 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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