Upcoming Lecture Events

Wednesday, September 23

"Masks On or Go to Jail": Comparing the 1918 and 2020 pandemics

Day: September 23 Time: 6 p.m.–7 p.m. Location: Zoom Call

Professor Nancy Bristow will give a historical overview of similarities between COVD-19 and the H1N1 pandemic, also known as the Spanish Flu. There will also be a Q&A session to follow, discussing current school policies and decision-making with CHWS Psychiatrist Kelly Brown.

This event is sponsored by the Student Alumni Association.

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Thursday, September 24

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar: "Discovering the forest among the trees: Testing community assembly hypotheses in the forgotten layers of temperate and tropical ecosystems"

Day: September 24 Time: 4:10 p.m.–5 a.m. Location: Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/dci-bqpu-hgm

Michelle Spicer, Postdoctoral Researcher with the University of Puget Sound Department 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 and invited guest speakers. Each lecture is followed by discussion opportunities. Free and open to the public. Please begin logging into the site at 4 p.m.

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Thursday, October 1

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar: "Monitoring purple olive snails (Olivella biplicata) on the Makah Reservation following a mass mortality event"

Day: October 1 Time: 4:10 a.m.–5 a.m. Location: Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/dci-bqpu-hgm

Adrianne Akmajian, Makah Fisheries Management, 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 and invited guest speakers. Each lecture is followed by discussion opportunities. Free and open to the public. Please begin logging into the site at 4 p.m.

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Tuesday, October 6

Conversations with Germany: "Green Germany: What is Really Happening?"

Day: October 6 Time: 10 a.m.–11 a.m. Location: Zoom Meeting - register for link

Join us during Fall Semester for a four-part series of conversations with German students, activists, and professionals who will share their perspectives on life, culture and politics in contemporary Germany. Our speakers will provide 20 minutes of introductory remarks and then open the floor for discussion.

In this meeting we'll talk about environmental and climate protection in the U.S. and Germany. How do Germans view sustainability, LGBTQ+ rights, US politics, and immigration issues?

Both the…

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Thursday, October 8

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar: "Should We Trust the Polls?: Polling the American Electorate"

Day: October 8 Time: 4:10 p.m.–5 a.m. Location: Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/dci-bqpu-hgm

Jake Price, University of Puget Sound Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, 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 and invited guest speakers. Each lecture is followed by discussion opportunities. Free and open to the public. Please begin logging into the site at 4 p.m.

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Friday, October 9

Finding "Homes" While Going "Global": A Southeast Asian American Perspective

Day: October 9 Time: 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: https://pugetsound-edu.zoom.us/j/95322783360

What does it mean to find a “home” in a place where one is treated as a guest?  What does it mean to undertake a study of a part of the world that’s not your “home?” In a keynote presentation webinar, Prof. Rick Bonus will talk about the prospects and challenges of answering these questions by sharing some lessons he and his students learned in doing study abroad trips to the…

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Thursday, October 15

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar: "Epigenetic responses to environmental stress"

Day: October 15 Time: 4:10 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/dci-bqpu-hgm

Thelma Madzima, Assistant Professor 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 and invited guest speakers. Each lecture is followed by discussion opportunities. Free and open to the public. Please begin logging into the site at 4 p.m.

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Thursday, October 22

Virtual 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, October 29

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar: "Saving an Endangered Species: Using Science to Inform Policy for Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery"

Day: October 29 Time: 4:10 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/dci-bqpu-hgm

Grace Ferrara (Puget Sound Class of 2013), Natural Resource Specialist with NOAA Fisheries, 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 and invited guest speakers. Each lecture is followed by discussion opportunities. Free and open to the public. Please begin logging into the site at 4 p.m.

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Thursday, November 5

Virtual 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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Thursday, November 12

Regester Lecture: “Beneath Stilled Waters: Representing Columbia Basin Water Issues” with Elise Richman

Day: November 12 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Zoom Meeting

Elise Richman, professor of art and art history, has been chosen to deliver the 47th Regester Lecture. Professor Richman’s innovative, process-driven paintings explore elements of the material world and states of flux. In her work the material potential of paint acts as a metaphor for distinct aspects of the material world. Richman’s current paintings are inspired by the motion…

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Wednesday, November 18

Daedalus Lecture with Gwynne Brown: "'Write Another Symphony’: On the Obscurity of William L. Dawson"

Day: November 18 Time: 6 p.m.

William L. Dawson’s choral music has been widely performed in the U.S. since the 1940s. If you’ve sung or heard African American spirituals in a choir concert, you’ve probably encountered his arrangements. He created nearly two dozen of these short masterworks, many premiered by his students in the choir at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Dawson’s remarkable Negro Folk Symphony premiered in 1934 to tumultuous acclaim by the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Leopold Stokowski. Why is Dawson…

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Thursday, November 19

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar: "Exploring the aerodynamics of morphing wings and flexible feathers"

Day: November 19 Time: 4:10 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/dci-bqpu-hgm

Brett Klaassen, postdoctoral researcher with the University of Puget Sound Department of Physics, 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 and invited guest speakers. Each lecture is followed by discussion opportunities. Free and open to the public. Please begin logging into the site at 4 p.m.

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Thursday, December 3

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar: "State of the Climate Series, Part 1"

Day: December 3 Time: 4:10 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/dci-bqpu-hgm

Steven Neshyba, University of Puget Sound Department 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 and invited guest speakers. Each lecture is followed by discussion opportunities. Free and open to the public. Please begin logging into the site at 4 p.m.

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