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Janice Sanchez, of Albany, and her niece Clover Hunding, 3, visiting from Kansas, canoe together on the Willamette River in July 2017. The May edition of Science Pub Corvallis will discuss how rivers interact with the land throughout the world. 

At the Corvallis Science Pub on May 14, Sean Fleming, book author and courtesy professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, will discuss how rivers interact with the land in the Northwest and around the world.

Science Pub begins at 6 p.m. in the Old World Deli, 341 Second St. in Corvallis and is free and open to the public.

Due to the popularity of Science Pub, attendance will be limited, and advance registration will be required. Registration is available online or by calling University Events at 541-737-4717. People who arrive without a ticket are welcome but will not be admitted to the reserved seating area until 6 p.m.

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Fleming is a geophysicist with experience in operational and research hydrology. He runs a data science consultancy and holds affiliate positions at Oregon State, the University of British Columbia and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He will draw on his recent Princeton University Press book, “Where the River Flows: Scientific Reflections on Earth’s Waterways.”

Podcasts of previous Corvallis Science Pub events on topics such as the roadside geology of Oregon and the bond between people and dogs are available at http://communications.oregonstate.edu/podcast.

Sponsors of Science Pub include Terra magazine at OSU, the Downtown Corvallis Association and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

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