“Working on the Frontier: The Changing Nature of Global Business,” 5:30 p.m., Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis. Lee McIntire, chairman and CEO of CH2M Hill, will discuss opportunities and risks of running a global business. Part of the Oregon State University Division of Business and Engineering Lecture Series.
“Humpback Whale Communication and Social Behavior: Understanding Social Sounds and Their Context,” 4 p.m., room 193, Burt Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Seminar by Michelle Fournet of OSU.
“American Liberalism and the Cold War: Monroe Sweetland and the Liberal Paradox,” 4 p.m., Journey Room, Memorial Union, 2601 S.W. Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Oregon State University professor emeritus and historian William Robbins will examine the life and politics of Monroe Mark Sweetland (1910-2006), an Oregon politician who served in both houses of the Oregon Legislative Assembly.
“Past and Future Extent of European Beech,” 2 p.m., room 4000, Agricultural and Life Sciences Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis. A Corvallis Climate Change Impacts Community Seminar Series featuring Fred Altre of OSU.
“The geopolitics of hydropower development on the Mekong mainstream: lessons from Xayaburi Dam,” 4 p.m., room 4000, Agricultural and Life Sciences Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Talk by Philip Hirsch of the University of Sydney. Sponsored by the OSU Water Resources Graduate Program.
“A tale of two poplar pathogens,” 3:30 p.m., room 4001, Agricultural and Life Sciences Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis. An OSU Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar by Richard Hamelin of the University of British Columbia.
“American Liberalism and the Transformation of Single-Parent Families in the 1960s,” noon, room 301, Milam Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Lv Hongyan, a Chinese historian of the American welfare state, will speak.
“The Medieval Shepherd: A 14th-Century Book of Advice,” 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson Ave., Corvallis. Lecture by Carleton Carroll on his translation of a 1379 French book on raising sheep. Sponsored by OSU’s Center for the Humanities.