Upcoming Lecture Events

Tuesday, October 22

An Evening with Jim Wallis

Day: October 22 Time: 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Jim Wallis, the founder and president of Sojourners and New York Times best-selling author, will speak about his new book Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus. The event is free, unticketed, and open to the public; copies of Wallis' new book will be available for purchase. Following Wallis' talk, there will be responses from Puget Sound alumna Rev. Ruth Marston-Bihl…

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Thursday, October 24

Behind the Archives Door: "La France Sauvee" with Angela Weaver

Day: October 24 Time: 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Collins Memorial Library, Archives Seminar Room, Second Floor

Join Fine and Performing Arts Librarian Angela Weaver as she discusses the creation of a digital dramaturgical casebook for the play, La France Sauvee, an unfinished play by Olympe de Gouges (1792). The casebook includes a master copy of the script as well as contextual/historical research pertaining to the playwright, characters in the play, and costume and set design. This digital humanities project was used as a model for the kind of engagement that faculty and students can have with a text in…

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Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar

Day: October 24 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Andreas Madlung, professor of biology, 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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Oral History Workshop: "The Voice of the Past"

Day: October 24 Time: 4 p.m.–6 p.m. Location: Wyatt Hall, Room 313

Have you heard of oral history but don’t really know what it is? Are you starting a research project that requires that you actually (gulp) interview people rather than just bury yourself in the library? Or are you working with a community or organization that wants their history preserved?

If the answer to any of the above is yes, consider joining us for a workshop on how to conduct an oral history interview. The workshop will be led by Teresa Barnett of the UCLA Center for Oral History Research…

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Lecture Series: "2020: Battle for the Soul of America"

Day: October 24 Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: McIntyre Hall, Room 103

Regardless of your political persuasion, Donald Trump has been a president like none other in American history. The 2020 presidential campaign and election promises to be full of intense drama, precedent-shattering surprises, and vicious partisanship. What Democrat will win the chance to take on President Trump? Will Trump’s base hold? What is the mood of the independent-minded voters who will ultimately decide who is inaugurated on January 20, 2021?

Join political scientist Michael Artime and presidential…

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Friday, October 25
Tickets Required

Swope Lecture: "The Struggle for Rites: Invoking the Sacred through LGBTQ Liberation"

Day: October 25 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Pamela Lightsey, Ph.D., has a stellar history as a senior administrator and scholar in higher education. She currently serves as vice president for academic affairs at Meadville Lombard Theological School. Before her appointment at Meadville, she was associate dean at Boston University School of Theology. She is also an ordained elder in the Northern Illinois Conference of…

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Wednesday, October 30

Daedalus Dinner: "Supporting a Reluctant Writer in Writing Workshop”

Day: October 30 Time: 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Rasmussen Rotunda

Building on his work in the book Choice and Agency in the Writing Workshop, Professor of Education Fred Hamel will narrate the experiences of Shawn, a 4th grade student navigating his own reluctance and disaffection with writing—in a writing workshop that sought to foster language experimentation, choice, and agency.

Four times each year, the Puget Sound Daedalus Society sponsors an evening of scholarship, debate, and dinner, at which colleagues can become familiar with each other’s areas of research…

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Thursday, October 31

Lecture: "The Deer of the U.S. Virgin Islands: A Case Study in Environmental Resiliency"

Day: October 31 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Suzanne Nelson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 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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Friday, November 1
Campus Only

A Conversation with Adele Patrick

Day: November 1 Time: 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m. Location: Collins Memorial Library, Room 118

Join us for coffee and conversation with Adele Patrick, artist and advocate, lifelong learning and creative development manager of Glasgow Women's Library in Glasgow, Scotland.

Patrick studied embroidered and woven textiles at the Glasgow School of Art in the mid–80s and she supervised the Gender Art and Culture Studies at the School for twelve years. She received her doctorate in 2004 from the University of Stirling and her thesis looked at the convergence of gender, feminism, class and ethnicity…

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Lecture: "More Subversive Stitching: Tiny Pricks—Tweets, Textiles, and Trump"

Day: November 1 Time: 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Location: Collins Memorial Library, Archives Seminar Room, Second Floor

NOTE: As of Oct. 14, registration for this event has reached the maximum capacity.  We appreciate your interest and remind you that the exhibition of Weymar’s work will be on display in the Collins Library until December 12, 2019.

Artist Diana Weymar is the found of the Tiny Pricks project in which participants stitch quotes by Trump into antique or inherited textiles to create…

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Thursday, November 7

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar

Day: November 7 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Carri LeRoy, Evergreen State College, 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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Regester Lecture: “Plasticity: Responding to the Environment”

Day: November 7 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Thomas Hall, Tahoma Room

Alyce DeMarais, professor of biology, will present this talk.

Abstract: "Living organisms are considered “living” because they possess the ability to utilize metabolic energy to reproduce, thereby passing genes on to the next generation. For many species, eggs are fundamental to this reproductive process. The development of viable eggs can be influenced by the environment…

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Monday, November 11

Arthur Foss: History and Haul Out

Day: November 11 Time: 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Murray Boardroom

Richard Miller, project manager with the Northwest Seaport for the Arthur Foss haul out, will cover the history of the tugboat and issues involved with its haul out in the summer of 2017. The history of the Arthur Foss is a long and storied tale and as with any vessel 130 years old, there are many chapters. Tacoma Historical Society monthly program. Free and open to the public…

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Thursday, November 14

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar

Day: November 14 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Jay Goldberg, University of Indiana, 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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Monday, November 18

Lecture: "Spaceship in the Desert: Energy, Climate Change, and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi"

Day: November 18 Time: 5 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Rasmussen Rotunda

Gökçe Günel is an assistant professor of anthropology at Rice University in Houston, Texas, will discuss energy, climate change, and urban design in Abu Dhabi.

Her first book Spaceship in the Desert: Energy, Climate Change, and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi (Duke University Press, 2019) focuses on the construction of renewable energy and clean technology infrastructures in the…

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Thursday, November 21

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar

Day: November 21 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Daisuke Takagi, University of Hawaii, 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, December 5

Lecture: "State of the Climate, 2018–19"

Day: December 5 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Steven Neshyba, professor of chemistry, 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 6

Lecture Series: "2020: Battle for the Soul of America"

Day: February 6 Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: McIntyre Hall, Room 103

Regardless of your political persuasion, Donald Trump has been a president like none other in American history. The 2020 presidential campaign and election promises to be full of intense drama, precedent-shattering surprises, and vicious partisanship. What Democrat will win the chance to take on President Trump? Will Trump’s base hold? What is the mood of the independent-minded voters who will ultimately decide who is inaugurated on January 20, 2021?

Join political scientist Michael Artime and presidential…

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Thursday, March 19

Lecture Series: "2020: Battle for the Soul of America"

Day: March 19 Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: McIntyre Hall, Room 103

Regardless of your political persuasion, Donald Trump has been a president like none other in American history. The 2020 presidential campaign and election promises to be full of intense drama, precedent-shattering surprises, and vicious partisanship. What Democrat will win the chance to take on President Trump? Will Trump’s base hold? What is the mood of the independent-minded voters who will ultimately decide who is inaugurated on January 20, 2021?

Join political scientist Michael Artime and presidential…

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Saturday, March 28

Eugenics and Historical Memory: A Puget Sound Symposium

Day: March 28 Time: All Day Location: Thomas Hall

This interdisciplinary, one-day symposium will examine the history of the eugenics movement with a focus on the following questions: How did eugenics influence biology curricula and why? What was the social, political, and cultural context within which eugenic thinking and policies became so pervasive within American society and science during the first half of the twentieth century? How, as an institution and as individuals, can we best wrestle with and learn from this history?

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Thursday, June 18

Lecture Series: "2020: Battle for the Soul of America"

Day: June 18 Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: McIntyre Hall, Room 103

Regardless of your political persuasion, Donald Trump has been a president like none other in American history. The 2020 presidential campaign and election promises to be full of intense drama, precedent-shattering surprises, and vicious partisanship. What Democrat will win the chance to take on President Trump? Will Trump’s base hold? What is the mood of the independent-minded voters who will ultimately decide who is inaugurated on January 20, 2021?

Join political scientist Michael Artime and presidential…

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Thursday, September 17

Lecture Series: "2020: Battle for the Soul of America"

Day: September 17 Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: McIntyre Hall, Room 103

Regardless of your political persuasion, Donald Trump has been a president like none other in American history. The 2020 presidential campaign and election promises to be full of intense drama, precedent-shattering surprises, and vicious partisanship. What Democrat will win the chance to take on President Trump? Will Trump’s base hold? What is the mood of the independent-minded voters who will ultimately decide who is inaugurated on January 20, 2021?

Join political scientist Michael Artime and presidential…

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Thursday, October 22

Lecture Series: "2020: Battle for the Soul of America"

Day: October 22 Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: McIntyre Hall, Room 103

Regardless of your political persuasion, Donald Trump has been a president like none other in American history. The 2020 presidential campaign and election promises to be full of intense drama, precedent-shattering surprises, and vicious partisanship. What Democrat will win the chance to take on President Trump? Will Trump’s base hold? What is the mood of the independent-minded voters who will ultimately decide who is inaugurated on January 20, 2021?

Join political scientist Michael Artime and presidential…

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Thursday, November 5

Lecture Series: "2020: Battle for the Soul of America"

Day: November 5 Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: McIntyre Hall, Room 103

Regardless of your political persuasion, Donald Trump has been a president like none other in American history. The 2020 presidential campaign and election promises to be full of intense drama, precedent-shattering surprises, and vicious partisanship. What Democrat will win the chance to take on President Trump? Will Trump’s base hold? What is the mood of the independent-minded voters who will ultimately decide who is inaugurated on January 20, 2021?

Join political scientist Michael Artime and presidential…

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