TRIAD meeting, noon, Room 211, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Harry Smith, police chief of the city of Fairview and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, will present “Warrior v. Guardian: The Changing Roles and Expectations of Law Enforcement.” 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.
"Lessons from the Great Conservationists of the Past," 4 p.m., Room 125, Linus Pauling Science Center, 2900 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Larry A. Nielsen, professor emeritus from North Carolina State University, will tell the stories of inspirational conservationists of the past who proved that we all can build a better future.
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).
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. Alyshia Galvez, professor of Latin American and Latino studies in the Lehman College of the City University of New York, will present “Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico.” This seminar is co-sponsored with the Global Health Program.
Corvallis Science Pub, 7 p.m., Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis. William Ripple, distinguished professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University who has drawn worldwide attention for his research on wolves and other predators, and for publishing a scientists’ warning to humanity, will present “From Wolves to the Warning to Humanity: Facing the Environmental Crisis through Science.” Hosted by Worthy Brewing and the Worthy Garden Club.
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Art talk, 7 p.m., Construction & Engineering Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Artist Eric Dyer will present “Material Motion.” A reception will take place at 6 p.m. The event is part of the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series sponsored by the School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State University. While at Oregon State, Dyer also will review and critique student artwork.
Center for Global Health, College of Public Health & Human Sciences and Oregon State University Africa Initiative Joint Seminar, 2 p.m., Room 115, Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, 2631 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Melissa Graboyes, assistant professor, Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, will present "Rebounding Malaria and the Ethics of Eradication: The WHO Campaign in Zanzibar, 1957-1968, and Contemporary Implications."
Art talk, 4 p.m., Fairbanks Gallery of Art, first floor, 220 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Artist Philip March Jones will speak. For nearly 15 years, Jones, a New York-based artist, writer and curator, has daily worked on a series of drawings, paintings, writings and collages in small workbooks that he carries with him. The talk is presented by the School of Arts and Communication in the College of Liberal Arts.
"Making Sense of the Midterm Elections: Panel Discussion," 4 p.m., La Raza, Room 208, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Lightly catered. All welcome.
Earth Science and Communities Thomas Condon Lecture, 7 p.m., Construction & Engineering Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Kenneth Ridgway of Purdue University will present “Earth Science and Communities: Great Earthquakes to Wild Rice.” Reception refreshments will be served from 6:30 to 7 p.m.