TRIAD meeting, noon, Room 211, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. JoAnne Bunnage, director of University Assessment, will discuss Oregon State University's accreditation, why it is important, where we are in the cycle and how people can get involved. 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.
Trial of the Century, 6 p.m., lounge, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Hear from the young people suing the federal government for not acting on climate change. Youth plaintiffs Levi and Journey, and one of their lawyers, will speak on their fight to secure the legal right to a safe climate fro future generations.
MIME 2018 Distinguished Speaker, 11 a.m., Room 226, Rogers Hall, 2000 SW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Tom Litzinger, assistant dean of Educational Innovation, Accreditation and Digital Learning at Pennsylvania State University and director of the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education, will present "Maximizing Student Motivation and Learning through Research-Based Redesign of Engineering Curricula and Instruction."
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. Cynthia Thomson, professor of health promotion sciences and director of the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion at the University of Arizona, will present “Implementation Science: Evaluating the Impact of Diet and Physical Activity Interventions in Cancer Survivorship.” This seminar is co-sponsored with the nutrition program.
Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Seminar, 3 p.m., Room 302, Learning Innovation Center, 165 SW Sackett Place, Corvallis. Benjamin Zuckerberg of University of Wisconsin-Madison will present "Disappearing Winter Refugia in a Warming World." Zuckerberg researches how modern climate change and habitat loss influence wildlife behavior, abundance and distribution.
Statistics Department Research Seminar, 3 p.m., Room 149, Weniger Hall, 103 SW Memorial Place, Corvallis. Debashis Paul of the University of California, Davis, Statistics Department will present “A Generalization of Hotelling's $T^2$ Test in High Dimension.”
Master of Science Thesis Defense: Sustainable Forest Management Graduate Program, 1 p.m., Room 115, Richardson Hall, 3180 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Christina St John will present “Addressing Seedling Production Challenges for Two Woody Plants.”
Psychological science and learning, 4 p.m., Journey Room, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Regan A.R. Gurung, the Ben J. & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, will present “Capitalizing on Psychological Science to Cultivate Learning and Enhance Teaching.” Gurung will review major ways higher education aims to help students learn and provide a new metaphor for teaching, treating learning as a pearl, and then providing ways to cultivate it. He will review 40 years of psychological science, highlighting key variables influencing learning, while knocking down major myths. The session will provide pragmatic tools and ways attendees can change their classes immediately.
"Entrepreneurs and Wannabe Entrepreneurs," 4 p.m., Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator, 2121 NE Jack London St., Corvallis. So you have a business idea. Now what? Time to join Iterate, a two-week free program starting Monday, where leaders will walk you through a focused approach to the next step. Tech-based startups welcome. Registration: https://lnkd.in/gRsn7GS.
Statistics Department Research Seminar, 4 p.m., Room 1003, Kelley Engineering Center, 2500 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Naomi Altman of the Department of Statistics & Bioinformatics and Genomics Program will present “Rethinking Principal Component Analysis.”
"Biodiversity and the History of Scientific Environments," 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Journey Room, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. This workshop will bring together scholars from environmental history, historical geography and the history of science to analyze how scientific spaces were used and reconfigured during long-term research, focusing a historical lens on contemporary challenges in biodiversity and conservation. The talks examine disciplines including horticulture, ecology, and astronomy and sites across the globe, ranging from seascapes to observatories and from gardens to woods. Lightly catered.
"Bridging the Divide: Nature, Science, and Politics on the Korean Peninsula," 4 p.m., Journey Room, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. In “The Koreas at Night,” South Korea appears as a vibrant island of light while North Korea seems to disappear into the dark sea. The image exposes economic disparities on the peninsula, but it also reveals less obvious discrepancies. This lecture uses the image to explain how long-term conflict reconfigures both space and scientific knowledge and how such changes affect our interactions with the natural world. Lisa M. Brady is Professor of Environmental History and U.S. History at Boise State University. Her research focuses on war and environment, examining the ways military activities–during peace time and in times of conflict–shape and are shaped by the natural environment. Her lecture will be the closing keynote address for the Biodiversity and the History of Scientific Environments day-long workshop.
The Critical Questions Lecture Series presents "After Shock: From Punk to Pornetration to “Let’s be Facebook Friendz!!," 6 p.m., Room 210, Learning Innovation Center, 165 SW Sackett Place, Corvallis. Professor Dick Hebdige is a cultural critic who has published widely on contemporary social movements, art, design and media, popular music and the politics of insubordination. His publications include three books, "Subculture: The Meaning of Style," "Cut ‘n’ Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music" and "Hiding in the Light: On Images and Things."
Screening of "Dominion," a feature-length documentary, 6 p.m., Room 318, Milam Hall, 2520 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. By exploring six primary facets of our interaction with animals — Companion Animals, Wildlife, Scientific Research, Entertainment, Clothing and Food — the film questions the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom. Through the use of drones, hidden and handheld cameras, the film exposes the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture.
"LBJ, the Great Society and the 1960s," 7 p.m., Construction & Engineering Hall, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. A conversation with presidential historian and ABC analyst Mark K. Updegrove.