TRIAD meeting, noon, Room 211, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Bill Lunch, professor emeritus in political science at Oregon State University and the political analyst for Oregon Public Broadcasting, will share his thoughts on this year’s election season. TRIAD provides faculty, staff members, students and community members with an opportunity to network, discuss events of the day and learn something new. An optional catered lunch is available for $13; reserve lunch at Kathy.DeBellis@oregonstate.edu. Information: triad.oregonstate.edu.
"A Look to U.S.-Cuban Relations: Past, Present and Desired Future," 2 p.m., César Chávez Cultural Center, 691 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Join Oregon State University International Affairs in welcoming Miguel Fraga, First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Cuba.
College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ weekly research seminar, 1 p.m., Room 115, Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, 2631 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Patty Case, associate professor; Mandy Hatfield, nutrition education coordinator; Cheryl Kirk, senior instructor; and Lauren Kraemer, instructor at Extension Family and Community Health Program in CPHHS, will present “Creating a Culture of Health: The Blue Zones Projects in Four Oregon Communities.”
NCA @ OSU, 4 p.m., Room 113, Strand Agriculture Hall, 170 SW Waldo Place, Corvallis. A preview panel featuring some of the scholarship and scholars representing Oregon State University at the National Communication Association Conference in Salt Lake City this year. Light snacks/refreshments provided.
"The Surprising, Secret Lives of Beavers and Why They Matter," 7 p.m., Willamette Room, CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Learn about one of the world's most influential species from award-winning environmental writer Ben Goldfarb, author of "Eager: The Surprising, Secret Lives of Beavers and Why They Matter." In this talk, Goldfarb reveals the beaver's profound role in shaping America's past and the critical role they must play in our future. Come discover how beavers can help fight drought, flooding, wildfire, bio-diversity extinction and the ravages of climate change.
Psychological science colloquium, 4 p.m., Room 219, Reed Lodge, 2950 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. A fall term series of talks by faculty, students, affiliates and guests of the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University. Kathleen Bogart (OSU) will present “Socially Constructed, Disabled and Proud: Resisting Ableism.” These colloquia offer an informal venue to discuss completed and ongoing research of broad interest.
Autism spectrum talk, 5:15 p.m., Room 115, Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, 2631 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. "Living and Learning on the Autism Spectrum" by Corey Stump of Footprints Behavioral Interventions in Portland. Their programs are designed to enhance the quality of life for individuals with autism and related disorders by helping them achieve their full potential while empowering families, educators and caregivers through consultation and training.
Screening of the documentary "GRUNT," 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. A film by Oregon State University student veteran Jacob Mogler. It shares a few stories of coming home from the "Forever War." A veteran panel discussion will follow the screening.
The Visiting Writers Series, 4 p.m., Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, 311 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Michael Wasson is author of "This American Ghost" (YesYes Books, 2017), which won the 2016 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Prize, and the special French/English edition "Self-Portrait with Smeared Centuries" (Éditions des Lisierès, 2018).