Upcoming Lecture Events

Thursday, February 21

Seminar: "Conservation and Education Through Photography"

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

Drew Collins, founder of Made in Puget Sound, 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: "Stand Up Paddleboarding, the Race to Alaska, and the Dream of the Northwest Passage"

Day: February 21 Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Location: McIntyre Hall, Rausch Auditorium, Room 003

Join South Sound Surfrider, Puget Sound Outdoors, and Sound Policy Institute for an evening with Karl Kruger, the first standup paddleboarder to complete the Race to Alaska. Race to Alaska is a 700-mile, human-powered journey from Port Townsend to Ketchikan. Karl will be sharing stories and images from the race as well as providing an overview of his upcoming project, a quest to be the first stand up paddler to traverse the Northwest Passage.

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Friday, February 22

Miki Scholar Presentation

Day: February 22 Time: 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Wyatt Hall, Room 109

Erina Okada, Miki scholar, will give a presentation about Tokushima, where she is from. She will talk about her home town and also her view of America. At the end of her presentation, she will show the audience Awaodori dance that is the most famous festival dance in Japan. Refreshments will be served.

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Thursday, February 28

Thompson Hall Seminar

Day: February 28 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Ben Goldfarb, author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, 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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Tickets Required

An Evening with Nikki Giovanni

Day: February 28 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Nikki Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. One of the most widely read American poets, she prides herself on being "a Black American, a daughter, a mother, a professor of English."

Susan Resneck Pierce Lectures in Public Affairs and the Arts

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Friday, March 1

Lecture: "Notes on Multraciality: Reflections on the Personal and the Political"

Day: March 1 Time: 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m. Location: Trimble Hall, Trimble Forum

Abstract: "What does it mean to engage in a critical conversation about multiraciality? To what degree have psychological identity development models shaped dominant discourse on multiraciality? How might we take up multiraciality from an explicitly political, anti-racist stance? What can we learn from engaging multiraciality from a historical perspective? These are some of…

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Thursday, March 7

Thompson Hall Seminar

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

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: "Narrative as Life: Writing, Self, and Polyculturalism"

Day: March 7 Time: 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m. Location: Trimble Hall, Trimble Forum

Through stories we come to be. The crafting of narrative is a journey into the self and reverberates out into a broad understanding of the individual’s place within a global context. An expression of a single sentiment is often propelled by an urgent sense that one’s existence is both relevant and finite, and all of the wonder and terror that this implies. Writing is a bold…

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Thursday, March 14

Seminar: "Natural Salinization of the Jemez Watershed, New Mexico: An Insight from Trace Element Geochemistry"

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

Jon Golla, from the department of earth and planetary sciences, University of New Mexico, 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 21

Thompson Hall Seminar

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

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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Tuesday, March 26

Lecture: "Botanizing Hope: Mentors, Methods and Materials"

Day: March 26 Time: 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Collins Memorial Library, Archives Seminar Room, Second Floor

In this informal artist lecture Lou Cabeen will share the sources of inspiration that led to her current body of work which includes stitched artist books, letterpress printing, and embroidery. The works in this lecture include the first fruits of her research into phytoremediation, a potential site of problematic hope in the face of lives in the midst of toxicity. She will…

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Wednesday, March 27

Lecture: "The Changing Myth of Mary Magdalene"

Day: March 27 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Murray Boardroom

Mary Magdalene has been labeled a prostitute and wife of Jesus. Today, she is considered to be a strong expression of the divine feminine archetype, as well as providing balance and wholeness to Jesus's expression of the divine masculine archetype. Magdalene is only mentioned thirteen times in the Bible and yet, there is no one in the Bible who has had such a bizarre post-biblical life in the human imagination. This event will invite us to see who Magdalene has been and who she is becoming.

Our…

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Thursday, March 28

Thompson Hall Seminar

Day: March 28 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

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 4

Seminar: "Behavior in the City: Can we Uncover Personality Traits in Urban Coyotes Using Movement Ecology?"

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

Chris Schell, 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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Thursday, April 11

Seminar: "Saving Southern Resident Killer Whales"

Day: April 11 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

Joe Gaydos, SeaDOC 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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Wednesday, April 17
Tickets Required

Daedalus Dinner: "Solar Energy and a Collaborative Effort to Increase the Efficiency of Photovoltaic Energy Conversion"

Day: April 17 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Murray Boardroom

Amy Spivey, professor of physics, will deliver this Daedalus Lecture.

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 a wide range of programs and topics. Dinners are open to faculty and staff members, who are encouraged to…

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Thursday, April 18

Seminar: "The Evolution and Development of Jaw Protrusion in Fishes"

Day: April 18 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

W. James Cooper, from the school of biological sciences at Washington State 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 25

Seminar: "Untangling the Interfacial Details of Biologically and Environmentally Relevant Nanoemulsions"

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

Andrew Carpenter, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Oregon, 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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Saturday, April 27

Guest Lecture: Michael Gordin

Day: April 27 Time: 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Rasmussen Rotunda

Professor Gordin is the Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Princeton University, specializing in the history of the modern physical sciences and Russian, European, and American history. The United Nations has declared this the year of the periodic table and Professor Gordin's lecture will discuss the life and chemistry of Dmitrii I. Mendeleev, formulator of the periodic system of chemical elements. This talk is a keynote lecture for the Puget Sound section of the American…

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Thursday, May 2

Thompson Hall Seminar

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

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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