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TODAY

TRIAD, noon, Room 211, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. John Deuel, recycling program manager at Oregon State University, will present “OSU’s Trash is Talking: What Story Is It Telling Us Now?” The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13; reserve lunch at Kathy.DeBellis@oregonstate.edu. TRIAD provides faculty, staff, students and community members with an opportunity to network, discuss events of the day and learn something new. 

"Say What?!," 6 p.m., Room 1001, Kelley Engineering Center, 2500 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. An evening with Niv Sundaram, senior director of engineering at Intel in the Data Center Group and creator of Say What?! Comics. Sundaram will share how she has leveraged her love of comic strip writing to facilitate uncomfortable conversations on race, gender and bias, and used comics as a tool to educate and build trust more effectively than typical training sessions. She also will discuss strategies for building a career in technology and leadership development. A lightly catered reception will follow the presentation.

"Race and Racism in Contemporary Cuba," 7 p.m., Willamette Room, CH2M HILL Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th St., Corvallis. The Oregon State University School of Language, Culture and Society, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Office of Provost present a public talk by internationally acclaimed scholar-activist and cultural investigator Roberto Zurbano (Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba). This is his only Pacific Northwest stop on his U.S. tour.

FRIDAY

“Little Things Matter: The Impact of Toxic Chemicals on Our Health,” 1 p.m., Bray Leadership Conference Room, Room 115, Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, 2631 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. The Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences presents a talk by Bruce Lanphear, professor at Simon Fraser University. Co-sponsored by CPHHS Environmental and Occupational Health Program.

Writing Intensive Curriculum Program’s Spring Lunch Series, 1 p.m., Room 215, Milam Hall, 2520 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. "Writing Locations and Processes: Models from Permaculture, Writing Studios and Public Spaces." Pizza and soda will be provided.

Meet Pradeep Mathur, 2 p.m., Room 1005, Kelley Engineering Center, 2500 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Learn about career and research prospects at IIT Indore with a presentation and discussion with Mathur, professor and director of IIT Indore, on April 12 from 2-4 p.m. in Kelley Engineering 1005. Core strengths of IIT Indore are its focus on promoting interdisciplinary research, access to world-class research facilities, and the introduction of new academic programs across disciplines and foreign partnerships.

SATURDAY

Fifth Annual Pacific Northwest Undergraduate Religious Studies Conference, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Room 105, Journey Room, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. The event showcases the work of student researchers from Oregon State University, the University of Puget Sound, Linfield College, Willamette University, and Lewis and Clark College. Presentations range from Islamic architecture, Tibetan Buddhism, and resurrection in Orthodox Christianity to the religious symbolism of "Star Wars," the ethical shortcomings of the war on drugs, and the religious roots of the American penal system.

Microbiology Student Association 2019 Research Symposium, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kearney Hall, 1491 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. A multifaceted exploration of microbiology. Keynote speaker: Kimberly Halsey. Schedule includes Maude David, Ryan Mueller and Christopher Curtin of Oregon State University; Adam Brady, medical doctor; Sylvia Redanz and Isabella Rauch of Oregon Health & Science University; and Anne Thompson of Portland State University.

TUESDAY

Tuesday Teaching Talks: Supporting Diverse Learners through Culturally Responsive Teaching, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Room 215, Milam Hall, 2520 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning in a certificated series of teaching workshops every Tuesday. Attend one, some or all. This week, join Jeff Kenney to explore the theory and practice of culturally responsive teaching.

STEAM Speaker Series, 6 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 2500 SW Western Ave., Corvallis. The annual da Vinci Days series will offer the public opportunities to explore the art and science of waves, from the depths of the ocean to the haunting tones of a one-of-a-kind musical instrument and the intersections of art and water. Following the theme of “Making Waves,” the free, family-friendly presentations take place every Tuesday. This week: “Marine Energy: What, Where, Why, How and OSU,” given by Bryson Robertson, director of the Pacific Marine Energy Center and an assistant professor in the Oregon State University College of Engineering.

WEDNESDAY

Western Regional Graduate Program Water Resources Science Spring Seminar Series, 4 p.m., Room 328, Bexell Hall, 2251 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Kevan Moffett, Washington State University School of the Environment, will present “Urban Ecohydrology: Tackling the Nexus of Heat-Water-Vegetation-Land Cover-Human Relations.”

Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, 6 p.m., Construction and Engineering Hall, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. The Oregon State University School of Arts and Communication’s series presents Cassils. A light reception with the artist will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Myrtle Tree Alcove.

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