Upcoming Lecture Events

Thursday, February 20

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar

Day: February 20 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Eric Regehr, principal quantitative ecologist at the Polar Science Center of 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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Lecture: "The Chinese Must Go: Tacoma and the Making of the Alien in America"

Day: February 20 Time: 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Location: Jones Hall, Room 104

Beth Lew-Williams, professor of history at Princeton University, will present on her book, The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America (Harvard University Press, 2018).

The American West erupted in anti-Chinese violence in 1885, expelling thousands of Chinese immigrants. The expulsion of Chinese from Tacoma in November 1885 played a leading…

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Thursday, February 27

Lecture: "Implications of Deoxygenation and Acidification for Deep Sea Urchins in Southern California"

Day: February 27 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Kirk Sato, from the Friday Harbor Laboratories 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, March 5

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar

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

Richard Gandour, professor of chemistry at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 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: "The Arts & Crafts Press: A Personal Insight"

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

As part of the Behind the Archives Door lecture series, Collins Memorial Library is pleased to support Women's History Month with this lecture. Located in Tacoma, the Arts & Crafts Press produces outstanding letterpress, multi-color and linoleum block prints in a modern interpretation of the Arts & Crafts aesthetic. Yoshiko Yamamoto was a featured artist on the PBS series Craft in America and her work is currently on display at the Collins Library through May 17, 2020.

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Lecture: "When Being Brave is the Only Option"

Day: March 5 Time: 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m. Location: Trimble Hall, Trimble Forum

Lecture 1 of the 2020 But Some of Us Are Brave lecture series.

Binah McCloud was born during the time of the 1960’s Fishing Wars, the youngest of eight. Her mother an activist and father who followed the path of his ancestors. They became the ultimate example of courage. From her mother came the passion of protecting Mother Earth and its resources. Her father gifted her with…

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Thursday, March 12

Lecture: "Stitching a Living: The WPA Sewing Rooms"

Day: March 12 Time: 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Collins Memorial Library, Archives Seminar Room, Second Floor

As part of the Behind the Archives Door Lecture Series, local artist and historian Nancy Brones will share her journey of research and discovery associated with the creation of her book.

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, sewing rooms, established by President Roosevelt's New Deal in the Work Progress Administration Women's and Professional Projects Division became life sustaining work for women. The WPA and the sewing rooms were disbanded in 1943, ending a successful and popular program…

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Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar

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

Madison Cox, from the Department of Microbiology at University of Wisconsin Madison, 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: "Unapologetic Navigation: Moving Through Spaces with Our Whole Selves"

Day: March 12 Time: 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Rasmussen Rotunda

Lecture 2 of the 2020 But Some of Us Are Brave lecture series.

In keeping with the work “...but some of us are brave,” Dr. Sankofa Waters will open a conversation about her journey through higher/education as a Black feminist and Chicago Hip Hop blackgirl. This conversation, titled “unapologetic navigation,” highlights her non-profit work as well as her ancestral journey to…

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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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Thursday, March 26

Lecture: "Teaching the History of the American Eugenics Movement"

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

Kristin Johnson, professor of science, technology, and society, 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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“The Struggle Is Real”: Taking a Self Inventory to Heal from Anti-Blackness in US Academia

Day: March 26 Time: 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Rasmussen Rotunda

Lecture 3 of the 2020 But Some of Us Are Brave lecture series.

"As an African American woman, professor, and a native of Cleveland, OH, I have learned, through many circumstances, the importance of recognizing intrinsic value. In short, it involves seeing the inner worth of one's self and of others. But this can be a struggle (when one is affected by interlocking oppressive…

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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?

Sponsored by the…

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Tuesday, March 31

Reception and Talk for "Fruit" by Liss LaFleur

Day: March 31 Time: 5 p.m.–7 p.m. Location: Kittredge Hall, Kittredge Gallery

Artist Liss LaFleur will be on campus and give a walkthroguh talk on her exhibit "Fruit" in Kittredge Gallery. sculptures in the exhibition were made while an artist in residence at the Museum of Glass in downtown Tacoma.

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Thursday, April 2

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar

Day: April 2 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Caitlin Latimer, professor of pathology 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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Daedalus Dinner Lecture: "’Write Another Symphony’: On the Obscurity of William L. Dawson"

Day: April 2 Time: 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Rasmussen Rotunda

Please join us for an undoubtedly enlightening evening as Gwynne Kuhner Brown, professor of music history and music theory, shares her recent work on the composer William L. Dawson. 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 and expertise.

Established at Puget Sound in the 1970s, the Daedalus Dinner has become a popular mainstay of the campus calendar covering…

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Tuesday, April 7

Pierce Lecture

Day: April 7 Time: 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Speaker to be announced in March 2020.

Susan Resneck Pierce Lectures in Public Affairs and the Arts

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Thursday, April 9

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar

Day: April 9 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Megan Friesen, biology professor at St. Martin's 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 16

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar

Day: April 16 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Corinne Heyning Laverty, from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 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, April 17
Thursday, April 23

Lecture: "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Strategies for Understanding Nanoparticle Surface Interactions"

Day: April 23 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Leah Casabianca, chemistry professor at Clemson 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 30

Lecture: "The Role of Conformational Dynamics in Shear-Enhanced FimH-mediated Bacterial Adhesion"

Day: April 30 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Pearl Magala, biochemistry professor 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, 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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Tuesday, September 8
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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